Monday, July 27, 2009

Making Christmas Cards in July

Hello everyone! Thought I would post some photos from the Christmas in July card class. Everyone had a great time making Christmas cards, even if it is only July! These gals are pros at cardmaking. Most of them are regulars in my classes; we have a great time!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Waterfall Card Class

Hi everyone...I hope you are all ready for a new technique! I have been back to the beach to The Scrapbook Addict in Shallotte and my friend, Sande, who owns the shop has taught me how to make the waterfall card. They are really neat and so easy. I have scheduled the class for Saturday, August 15 at 11:00 a.m. and Monday, August 17 at 6:00 p.m. I hope you can join will love this technique. Stop by Traci's and check out the samples. You will be amazed how this works!
Supplies you will need to bring with you to class:
Bone folder
Eyelet setter or Crop-a-Dile (if you have one)

New Class Scheduled

Hi everyone! For one of our classes in August, I thought we would bring back a favorite....the shaker card! This was a big hit when I taught it quite some time ago. We will play with sand and snowflakes....who could ask for more, right! So please plan to join us on August 13 at 11:00 a.m. You'll be glad you did!
Supplies you will need to bring with you to class:
1/8" 3D Dots Foam Adhesive Strips
bone folder

Saturday, July 18, 2009

July's Technique class

Hello fellow bloggers and crafters! Here is a look at the Technique class for July. We will be having fun with paint, buttons and a white gel pen. Let me know what you think!

This class is coming up this Monday!
Techniques 101 July Class by Amy Patterson***2 dates to choose from***
Monday, July 20th @ 6pm and Saturday, July 25th @ 1:30 pm
Fee: $22.00
This month we will be playing with circles, buttons, paint and a white gel pen. You can also use more pictures on these layouts if you get them printed in jumbo wallet size. We will be doing a bright, sunny Summertime layout and a fun 4th of July layout. You will need a long-reach hole punch or paper piercer, any shade of brown ink for distressing (applicator optional) and a white gel pen. I highly recommend the Uni-Ball by Signo (Uni-ball Gell Impact, White).
Please remember your basic class supplies:
12 inch trimmer
Wet and dry adhesive
Craft knife
Black pen

You may want to bring a circle cutter and circle punches. There will be a limited supply available in class. You will also need your craft mat and glue dots!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

For more Distressing fun:

Don't forget to check out the free class at 2 Peas In A Bucket for more tips using lots of Tim Holtz products as well as Hero Arts stamps. There's even prizes to be given out! Just look on the Message Boards, go to Forums and click on Two Peas Education. The class is call Thinking Inking. Tim Holtz's website and blog is another great place to get tons of ideas and learn some new techniques.


Ink-stained fingers = FUN!

Hello fellow bloggers and friends! The June techniques class was a success! Everyone seemed to enjoy it and learn some fun new things. As promised, here are some pictures of some of the things we learned in class. Please feel free to link us to your blog. Also, please leave us a comment about how we are doing and what you would like to see in the future. All comments are read and appreciated!

Remember, when distressing chipboard, you can ink it by applying the Distress Ink pad directly to the chipboard. (Don't forget to use your craft mat!) Then, for an antique look use the Tim Holtz Texture Hammer.

But don't forget to mist the chipboard with water first or you could pound it all day and not get the look you are after. You can also paint chipboard with acrylic paints then sand with a sanding block.

My favorite technique is to apply distress inks directly to the craft sheet. Mist it with water until you see the ink bead up and the color intensify. Then lay the tag or paper in the inks. You can pick it up directly or give it a slight turn then remove. Set it with a heat gun. If you like the effect, great! If not, place it back in the inks and heat set again. You can do this as many times as you like, just set with heat between each layer. If you get big blotches of ink, you can dab it with a paper towel to remove. Once you have the look you like, use an edge distresser to give the edges a torn, worn look. Then you can apply distress ink to the torn edges. I like to create small tears in the paper and curl the corners for a more distress look. Add a stamp, flowers or brads and you have a very unique embellishment to add to your layout or card.

I hope these tips help spark your creativity. Try something new today!