Sunday, January 22, 2012

January 2012 Card Class

The first card technique class of 2012!!!  This month's class we will be using the BigShot a lot!  When I was contemplating purchasing a BigShot I wondered if I would use this machine a lot or if it would just collect dust in my craft/dance room.  Boy do I use this machine; I love it!!!  I use it for not only my card making I also use it for making flowers by cutting material and flattening bottle caps for jewelry and altered art.

Below are this months techniques and cards you will be making in class.

Group shot of all cards: Emboss embossing, Faux fabric, Bargello and Crimped diamond

Bargello technique is using paper to create a design background.

Crimped diamond is a cool background using a crimper to create a cool design.  I embellished the card so much you really can't see the directional design on the background.

Emboss embossing technique is using embossing powder over a dry embossed texture.  I used a glitter embossing powder to give the dry embossing a little sparkle.

Faux fabric technique is making the background look like fabric.  I punched squares of paper and applied them in a quilt like design to card stuck and used an embossing folder to give it a look of fabric.

This Friday I will be teaching a technique class at the Mesa Art's Center.  Techniques will include: Black Magic, Distressed Glue, Faux Title and Easel Card
Next month's class in my home studio will be cards celebrating Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Halloween and Thanksgiving.  I'm calling it the minor holiday card class :-)

At the Mesa Arts Center I will be teaching the following techniques: Direct to Paper, Misting with Markers and Diamond Fold Card

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Craft Classes for 2012

Happy New Year!!!!

I finally had time to sit down and figure out what I'm going to be teaching in my home studio for 2012! Below are topics and dates for these classes.

I think I got a little crazy with the alter style classes this year with teaching new techniques using distress inks, alcohol inks, fax soldering, colleaguing and more; I can't wait to show you all the new techniques and new tools we will be using.

Class Schedule

January 21st - Techniques to enhance your greeting cards and other projects. Techniques will include: Bargello, Crimped Diamond, Double Embossing, Faux Fabric, and Free Standing Card.

February 11th – Minor holiday cards, Valentine, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Halloween and Thanksgiving.You can substitute birthday, thank you, etc. for any of the cards and learn some new techniques.

March 10th – Tags!We will be making tags and learning some techniques with distressing inks and put them all together to make a tag mini album.

April 14th – Bayered Embossing Technique – we will use this technique to create cards, tags and more.

May 12th - Colleaguing; we will create a one page book using lots of techniques with tags, collage, distress inks and embellishments.We will turn these one page books into a star book.

June 9th - Cigar Box - we will have fun making a cigar box into a purse or a handing box to hold what ever needs holding ;-)

July 14th - More flowers - we will create flowers from paper, material and more to embellish cards, hair, scrapbooks, albums and more.

August 11th - Faux Soldering - we will be creating pendants to wear, use in crafting for cards, tags, books and more.

September 8th - Alcohol Inks - learn fun techniques using alcohol inks on paper, glass, dominoes and more.

October 13th - Holiday cards - we will be making 5 holiday cards from "oh how cute" to the "classic" card and of course a shaker card :-)

November 10th - More Boxes - we will be making several boxes in all shapes and sizes with a few unusual shapes.

December 8th - 2013 Calendar

Enjoy your week and hope to see you in class...