Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Easter Workshop Projects

Here are a variety of projects we worked on at my workshops, clubs & classes last month. Wow, these past few weeks have been crazy busy! So much fun and excitement during Sale-A-Bration!! Only a few more days till all those wonderful SAB bonuses are gone till next year! We used a fantastic little stamp set called, Never Ending Joy at the workshops, to make some fun, simple little Easter projects, while exploring a variety of techniques. This basket is just the right size to hold one egg, or a few small goodies...I'll be sharing that tutorial a little later this week. I think I may have already shown you this card...but I'll show you again, because it's what we made using the Two-Step Stampin' Technique (just click on the words to pop over the SU and see how two-step stampin' is done). We used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to get those stems, flowers and the bow all lined up...that tool makes it easy! We finished off the image with some touches of dazzling diamonds and the new Poly-Twill Old Olive ribbon!!

This next card is a super simple 3 x 3 enclosure card. I kept it very simple so we could concentrate on the technique (hey, 2 hours in a workshop goes by soooo fast!). For the Pink card, we used markers. I chose 2 shades of each color: Pretty in Pink & Pixie Pink...Almost Amethyst & Lovely Lilac...Certainly Celery & Old Olive. Using the lighter marker first, you just cover the entire portion of the image then color in accents/shading with the darker shade. Then, you "huff" some breath onto the stamp to re-moisten, and stamp the image. You can see a brief tutorial on this technique at Stampin Up's website, along with other technique & project ideas...check it out HERE! I love my markers and this is yet another great way to use them!! You can see the color and shading variations in these photos ~

And for this last Lavender Lace card...we used the Poppin' Pastels technique for the tulips. First, we stamped the stem in Certainly Celery, the bow in Barely Banana, then Stamped the tulips in Versamark. Using a Sponge Dauber, we added some Lavender Lace Pastels (aka chalk) to the tulips. It gave them a really nice soft look (little hard to see in the photo). We did a brief introduction to the Poppin Pastels technique...but if you're interested in learning more, Beate has done a great tutorial over at SCS and you can see that HERE!

So...that's part of what I've been up to for the past few weeks. It's fun to explore new techniques, and this stamp set works perfectly for doing just that! I still have a few more orders to get ready for delivery, and some workshop prep to finish up for this month's events and then....on to some challenge & sketch cards = ) !! Yay! Don't get me wrong, even with being super busy, I wouldn't trade a minute. It's been a blast helping my friends and customers earn free merchandise during SAB!

Supplies for the basket: coming up later this week along with the tutorial

Supplies for the card:

Stamps: Never Ending Joy

Paper: Lavender Lace, Old Olive, Whisper White, Bali Breeze DP

Ink: Lavender Lace, Old Olive & Apricot Appeal

Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds with 2-way glue pen, Pewter brads, Paper piercing tool, Ticket corner punch, Poly-twill 1/4" Olive ribbon

I've got some exciting news to share with you later this week ... = ) !!

Happy Tuesday!


Susan said...

Beautiful projects. I absolutely love this stamp set!

tonya said...

I love tulips, and your tulip cards are very clean and sophisticated!

The basket is super cute too, I enjoyed making mine! =)

nancy littrell said...

Nancy your basket and note cards are just so sweet and wonderful. I am so lucky to have seen them all IRL. I ended up making 12 of your little baskets. TFS your talents with us.

Dawn Easton said...

All of the projects are wonderful!!

Heidi said...

Nancy- just catching up on the last month. We were in Nashville and then..... Cabo San Lucas too! I saw your pictures and now wish we were back there. Love your scripture card again and of course all the spring color.

Nancy Riley said...

Fantastic projects, Nancy! Love the diversity of techniques and Stampin' Up! products used! I bet your customers LOVED the class!!!!