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

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