Hi Ladies here are I am again with this month’s offerings. I have taken on board your various suggestions & this month I have decided to follow a suggestion made by Jeanette, if my memory serves me correctly, who asked that we make some more complicated cards.
Now don’t all start panicking at the word “complicated”, in this context it just means the cards will have a lot more layers & involve several different techniques, hence why I have only 2 cards to show you. I hope that at the end of our sessions you will be pleased with your Finished results.
So here goes with the first card which I’ve called
One for the boys (distress look)
This is similar to a card I found whilst blog hopping & I immediately thought it lended itself to this month’s theme.
This card involves lots of stamping, distressing & layering, as well as stamping on acetate & twill ribbon. With this in mind it would be helpful if you could bring your own stamps & inks.
To help you know what to bring, here are the stamps I used, so anything similar will work. As per usual my stamps/inks will be available for those of you who do not have your own.
14.5cm square base card – mine was red
13cm square piece of navy card
12.5cm square of cream card
Spare card in all of the above
Acetate – mine was 11.5 x 9cm
4 small brads – 3 red & 1 blue
2 silver eyelets
Silver, light blue (SU Bashful Blue), Navy (SU Night of Navy) & light brown (SU Crumb Cake) inks
Black Stazon ink
Stamps similar to those pictured above
Twill ribbon approx 2cm wide
The second card is totally different & is one of those cards you give to those special people in your lives. It uses lots of layers again & some Sizzix dies. I also hope to teach you how to make your own paper flowers to embellish the card with (& this is the reason for the lateness of this post, I will explain more at the weekend!)
Card 2 – Special Girlie card (sorry could not think of a better name)
Here is a close up view of the flowers.
2 x A4 sheet of Cream card – must be able to make base card therefore not too flimsy
A4 sheet of coloured card - mine was purple
Coloured Paper (not card as stated in email) in at least 2 shades – mine was light, dark & mid purple (in a pearlescent finish)
Coordinating background paper & ink
Plus – matching ribbon (forgot to add this to email)
Flower/leaves punches or dies – I used Stampin up 5 petal flower punch, Boho Blossom punch, Bird punch & some Marianne design dies
Stick on Gems/pearls
Quickie glue pen
Iridescent glitter or stickles
Wet glue – PVA & STRONG
Green card or paper
Looking forward to seeing you all at the weekend.