Saturday, 3 July 2010

For Father

Its the weekend, Yey...!

Not had much crafting time this week but spent a few hours yesterday playing with the most amazing crafters - Sara & Jo.
Jo was showing me & Sara how to use Copics and Promarkers which are alcohol based markers and the technique is totally different to how I have been used to colouring (no wonder I didnt get very good results - doh!).

What fab evening. Thanks ladies, it was brilliant!!

I thought I would post a picy of a card I made recently using a lovely  (but retired) set called For Father. Its another card I found when getting ready for the craft fare last week - I thought I had put it on my blog but had forgotten about it.  It did get quite a few comments from people at the fair though!

I used Kraft cardstock to make a 6" square card blank and then inked and distressed the edges.

The dog and boot image was stamped onto Kraft cardstock and coloured in using Watercolour Wonder Crayons and the edges torn and distressed.  Then I did the unthinkable - screwed up the card!!! I know, I can see all you crafters out there curling up your toes, but trust me its very theraputic once you get your head around 'damaging' the paper.

The cardstock was smoothed out - but only a little - then I sponged over the creases with Soft Suede ink to highlight the texture.  This was mounted onto a peice of Soft Suede card which had been stamped with the En Francais background.  Again I had torn and distressed the edges. 

The sentiment was stamped in Soft Suede onto Kraft cardstock and the edges torn/distressed.

Right off to prepare now for my next craft class. 

My Christmas in July Class is planned for next Saturday, 10th July and will be held in two sessions - one in the morning, one in the afternoon.  We are going to make four very different cards and a little pouch which can hold sweets or little gifts and can hang on a christmas tree! 

Now, dont you be thinking that its too early to start making those cards - If you make a few each month you will be ready for sending your cards in no time.  So come on get your skates on...!

Cardstock - Kraft, Soft Suede
Stamps - En Francais, For Father (Retired)
Ink - Soft Suede
Accessories - Cutting (distressing) kit, Watercolour Wonder Crayons, Sponge Daubers,

1 comment:

  1. Love all the torn edges and distressing. This looked even better IRL.

    Sara xx