Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Workshop October 2012

Please Note:  I received word today that the Embosser's have been released from Customs and will arrive at the Craftwell Warehouse today.  I will send out invoices when they are shipped.
For this shipment, the machines are  $199.00 plus shipping (I have heard a rumor that they might be going up).  Selma and I both LOVE ours.  It cuts  these intricate dies like butter.
Last weekend's workshops were a huge success.  Everyone seem to enjoy each project.  They learned several new techniques.
 The Flip Card was a big hit at the workshop.  When you pull on the top, it flips open to the inside.  Great quick card and can be dressed up in many ways.  Also Tim Holtz Mover and Shapers can be used in the part that flips.  So cute!

Flip Card Closed

Flip Card Open
Below is a video that Stephanie Barnard made showing you how to make the Flip It Card.
In class we used two papers, so my directions are different than the video.

  Flip It Card Instructios

Place 8 ½” x 6 card stock and design paper on Sizzix “Fancy Frame Flip-its die. (657588)  Cut both out at the same time. When cutting use the Crease Pad (656159)

Using the red card stock with the largest section at the bottom fold the card in half.  Then using the crease marks fold the bottom up towards the top.   Using the design paper, put a piece of score tape (leave on the paper) in all 4 crease lines on the wrong side of the paper to strengthen it.  Now add  ScorTape to the crease marks on the red card stock.   Leave the cover on tape for now.

Using the design paper, fold the Flip-it so it is closed.  You need to cut out the center portion of this from the design paper so you can use it on the back side when you close the card.  With the card closed, use a pencil to draw around the edge of the border so you can see where to cut it out.  You are using the outside of the card as a stencil.  Use scissors and cut out that center piece.  If the two sides do not match perfectly, trim away the extra.

Next you will attach the design paper to the front of the red card stock with an adhesive.  I used ScorTape around the edges and the tape gun around the cut out part. Be sure to take the paper off all pieces of ScorTape you placed on the seams before attaching the design paper to the cardstock.

Turn card over (this will be the back of the card) and attach the design paper you cut out, to the center of the red card. 

On the front of the card (on design paper side) attach one large and 2 small Marianne Design Candles (LR0243).  Next, using the Marianne Holly branches (LR0244 ) arrange them around the candles being sure to stay within the border of the flit-it.  You will have to cut apart the larger piece.  Add the Marianne poinsettia (LR0142).  Again, make sure it is within the border of the Flip-it.   (657588)

Add the Cheery Lynn Holly corners (B184).  You will need to clip off the trailing part of the corners since there is only one and the tail won’t work on both sides.  Add 3 tiny Kaiser Craft pearls to each corner for berries and one in the center of the poinsettia.

Stamp sentiment and die cut using the Spellbinders “Fancy Tag” (S4235).  Attach below the flit-it, leaving room for the border.

Add the Cheery Lynn Anastasia Border (B136) to the bottom of the card.

On the back of the Flit-it, add the Cheery Lynn Merry Christmas (B186)

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The first project we did at the workshop this past weekend was this stain glass window using egg shells.  It is so much fun and so easy.
I showed you some of the windows we did before the workshop on Saturday  using the egg shells.
If you didn't see them, please click here!
Trudy Sjolander did a fantastic video giving detail instructions, so if you want to watch it, please click here!
Hint for removing the membrane on the inside of the egg:
Add a few drops of dish soap into a bowl of water to wash the egg shell. Remove from soapy water and pour full strength bleach over the inside of the egg shell and let it sit for about 15-20 minutes.  The membrane will turn yellow.  Once you see that the yellow is gone, you will know that the membrane dissolved and ready to use.  Be sure to rinse the shell with cold water."

Here are the instructions for this card and below I am linking the products we used.

The Oval Kraft Paper was cut out with a Spellbinders petite oval Nesties.  (largest one).  You will need to trim it to fit the HCD710 window die cut.  This is the background for your Stained Glass Window.
Create Stained Glass Window by first covering about ½ of the oval Kraft cardstock with Modge Podge and then breaking cleaned out egg shells onto it, pushing down to crack the eggs.  Fit the eggs together like a puzzle, but don’t worry too much about small gaps.  Then cover the other side with Modge podge and do the same thing.  Dry with a heat gun and then let dry some more. (Move on to the next step).
Once Modge Podge is dry, spritz with water (can use Perfect Pearls if you want more of a shine), drop  a few drops of Adirondack red pepper, oregano and ginger on to the egg shells, being careful not to overlap them.  I added ginger over the red to soften it, to match colors in cardstock.  Spritz with water to blend colors and dry with heat gun.  Once dry, put a couple of coats (drying between) of Modge Podge to smooth everything out.  Set aside to dry completely.
The base green card is 6x12”.  Score at 6 inches to make a 6x6 inch card.  Attach the 5 ¾ x 5 ¾ inch red card stock to the green using adhesive.
Stamp the JustRite “Christmas Holly Background Stamp(CL03860) on  5 x 7” piece of Kraft card stock using Versa Fine Black Ink.  Pour Ranger Super Fine Clear Embossing Powder over it and heat set.  Add a drop of “Bundled Sage” ReInker on your Craft Mat and use Tim Holtz water brush (using very little water) to color each Holly Leaf.  Use Water Brush to spread out the color on the leaf.   Use “Barn Door” Distress Marker to add color to the berries.  Cut out background close to design and attached to 5 ¾ x 5 ¾ inch red card stock.
Once the Stained Glass has dried, attach the Heartfelt Creation HCD 710 Window over it using dimensionals, being sure to center it.
Stamp the girl, using Poppets Christmas Miss 354833, with VersaFine Black ink then cover with Ranger Clear Embossing powder.  Heat set and then color and cut out girl – attach with dimensional tape. Build up bottom that is not resting on anything.
Use a Blending Tool and color the 6” strip of Red Gingham Ribbon with “Pumice Stone” Distress Ink. Attach onto red cardstock below the frame.  Add [98222] Fauntleroy Crest Die- and small red pearls.

Below are the items we used for this project.  Everything is available at Joan's Gardens.  All  you need to do is click on the item and the nwhen you get to the correct page, scroll down  to find the item.

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This Snowman card was so much fun to make.  I taught the ladies how to build up area with a Perfect Medium Pen and then add UTee Embossing Powder for a snowy affect.  We then added Wow super fine Glitter to it again using a Perfect Medium Pen to make the snow "glisten"
Instructions for making this card.
LaBlanche Card
The blue card base is 6” x 6”.  The card front is LaBlanche Specialty Paper cut 5 7/8” x 5 3/8”.
Stamp LaBlanche “Winter Home” (LB1291) in upper right corner of Specialty Paper using Black Archival Ink.  Heat Set.  Using “Scattered Straw” Distress Ink and a Nib, color in walls of the two houses.  Do not color the roofs.  Heat set.
Use the Ranger Perfect Medium brush to add embossing ink to the house roofs, and all other areas where there is snow (there is no right or wrong) just wherever you want snow.  Pour UTEE over the design, shake off extra and heat set.
Use Blending Tool, sponge on “Weathered Wood” Distress Ink all over card except on the houses and yard.  You need to color the sky in the design and the rest of the card.  Use a light water mist with Mister Bottle on the top portion of card. Let set a few minutes until you see the “spots” then heat set.    If you have some wet spots, blot with a towel – when it dries it will look like it is snowing. 
Use Perfect Medium Brush to add ink to any areas you would like to add sparkle (highlight) to the snow -- around part of the roof top and on trees and bushes. You don’t need a lot.  Sprinkle on “Wow!” Neural Ultra Shimmer Embossing Glitter and heat set.
Distress three edges of this piece using the Zutter Distresser.  Don’t distress the bottom.
Use the “Weathered Wood Distress Ink to go over the distressed edges to darken them.
Stamp JustRite Merry Christmas (CR03800) the sentiment under the stamped image.  If you keep it lower than I did, then you can add Let it Snow up in the left corner.  Or, a small snowflake that Cheery Lynn just came out with.
Add the front panel to your blue card.
Color the snowman (LR0246), using black Distressed Marker and Weathered Wood.  Pop up the Marianne Snowman (LR0246) and the Memory Box “Frostyville Border” (98146).  Tuck the Snowman under the Frostyville Border.  Below are the links of the products we used at the workshop.  All you have to do is click on the link and then scroll down in the post to find it. 



Curt in Indy said...

This card is so beautiful and so rich with color. Such great detail on it too. Well done. Thanks too for your lovely comment on my blog relating to my recent health issue. It was so appreciated. Hope you are doing well. Best, Curt

Darlene said...

LOVED these workshop projects! I don't know how you & Selma continually come up with such amazing techniques & projects to share with us! GREAT JOB ... and seeing all the ladies again is the highlight of the weekend for me. THANKS for all you & Selma do & share!

Caroline D. said...

All 3 cards are beautiful and I know everyone in the workshop enjoyed being there and making them! The egg shell technique looks interesting.

Diane said...

We had a great time....next year sounds like fun, too.....I posted mine as well and already saw on another blog someone is doing the eggshell technique after seeing it on Selma's blog...also had an email about the Embosser being promoted on my blog, if I purchase it first for $269....sounds like yours is a great deal, better get them from Joan now ladies!! I deleted the email...lol!!

Gail said...

All of the projects are wonderful! I would have like to be at the workshop and joined the fun - maybe next time - have a great week!