Thursday, 7 April 2011

Cardmaking Technique class with Annette

Yesterday I went to a cardmaking class by Annette. She's teaching all kinds of different techniques this term. This week the new technique was 'emerging colours'. We made 2 cards, using different tones of green (kiwi kiss, certainly celery, old olive). I really like this technique. It's quite easy but very effective. With the card on the left, we had to stamp the background stamp in black first. Then we stamped the big flower with Versamark and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. The next step was to 'sponge' over the embossed flowers with green ink in a circulair movement. Then rub the embossed flowers with some paper towel to get the ink off and let them really stand out. The last stap was to cut out some little flowers stamped on some scrap paper and stick them on with a black pearl in the centre.
The card on the right was done quite similar but still different (my dad would love this sentence ;-) ). As you can see in the photo below there are different shapes to be seen within the white flower.
So first you randomly stamp a little flower and some branches in 2 shades of green on a piece of white cardstock. Then you stamp a few bigger flowers in Versamark on top of this and heat emboss them with clear embossing powder. The next step is to get a brayer, cover it in a third shade of green and roll it over the cardstock. Make sure you roll well so you don't get stripes. Again clean the embossed flowers with paper towel and you're done! Easy peasy isn't it?

The stampset we used is Stampin' Up's Vintage Vogue. Thanks Annette!

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