Saturday, February 3, 2018

Flower Clusters - Four Assorted Cards

Card A

Card B (note: gray border is background, not part of the card)

Cards C and D

A stamping friend and I agreed to do a Card Making 101 session at our local senior center in a few weeks.  We'll have card kits ready for the participants to make Cards A through D as shown here, plus a choice of sentiments (for Cards A and B) and various patterned papers/ card stock colors.  They can copy these sample cards, or use the precut, prestamped pieces to create their own designs.  It's all prepared for them to assemble, except for coloring the images on Cards C and D.  (We know that some of the members have enjoyed the coloring book trend.)

This is the first card making session for the senior center, and we have no idea what to expect for skills, experience, and interests.  It will be interesting and fun to see how it goes.  The different kits will highlight a few different card making techniques and styles, and we're hoping everyone will leave with at least one finished and mailable card!

Card details:
  • Card stock is Neenah solar white (Cards B, C, and D) and Papertrey Ink (PTI) aqua mist (Card A), lovely lady (pink), spring moss (light green), and true black (Card B), harvest gold (yellow) and true black (Card C), and green parakeet (bright green) and true black (Card D). 
  • Patterned paper is as follows: Card A, three prints from PTI pretty pastels 8 x 8" pad (retired).  Card B, damask print from PTI spring rain (light blue) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints,  retired).  Card D, a print from My Favorite Things black & white basics.
  • Embossing folder (Card A) is Sizzix berry splash.
  • Ribbon (Card C) is 5/8" sheer and satin.
  • Dies are PTI in bloom (Cards A and B) and double-ended banner (Card B). 
  • Colored pencils (Cards C and D) are my very old Venus Spectracolors.  I used two greens for the leaves and three or four reds, yellows, or oranges for the flowers.  Very simple and quick coloring with the side of the pencil lead.
  • The flowers and leaves are from PTI in bloom, stamped with Versafine onyx black ink (Cards A, C, and D) or PTI raspberry fizz (bright pink) and simply chartreuse (medium green) ink cubes (Card B).
  • The sentiment "hello" (Card A) is from PTI communique sentiments, stamped with Hero Arts unicorn white pigment ink and white heat embossed. 
  • The sentiment "deepest sympathy" (Card B) is from Hero Arts everyday sayings, stamped with PTI simply chartreuse ink cube.

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