Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Pan Pastel class

Had my first class today at Forget Me Not craft shop using Pan Pastels.

First card is just using 3 shades of Magenta Pan Pastels....Magenta Tint, Magenta and Magenta shade. The stamps were inked and stamped with versamark ink and then using the sponges 3 Magenta pans were blended over the top, the same technique with the lattice stamp. I then took a battery operated rubber and took away some of the pastels to highlight areas.

Products used:
Stamps: Indigo Blu Anenome corner, Inkylicious sentiment and Lattice background
Mediums: Pan Pastels
Inks: Versamark pad and Black dye ink
Extras: Black satin ribbon, battery operated rubber
The second card uses Pan Pastels through a mask...you can use any mask you may have, this is a 6" square one from Crafters Workshop. The butterflies were stamped on a piece of card with 2 colour of Pan Pastels blended on them and then stamped with a brown ink and cut out. The mask was laid across the tag and using the knifes with socks tool gently apply Pan Pastels through the mask. The little flourish stamps are from the sentiment stamp set.

Products Used:
Stamps: Artemio Manuscript Background & Floral Butterflies, Justrite Large Fancy Sentiments
Mask: Crafters Workshop Mini Flower Frenzy
Mediums: Pan Pastels Turquoise, Bright Yellow Green
Ink: Archival Coffee
Embellishments: Gems/ribbon
Ideally, these cards need to be sealed, I used cheap hairspray or you could use the Crafters Companion sprays.
All the products used in the class can be brought from here Forget Me Not crafts ,details of my other classes here are on my side bar and can be booked through the shop on 01702 547833.


Sunday, 28 April 2013

Pan Pastels

I have been having a play with these fabulous new mediums, I only have a few of the 80 colours available but they are addictive. I have a class this week using them but after the cards were made I carried on and made a few extras to put in my card box.

Today is my friend Carols birthday and this is the card I made for her, its uses some of my Inkylicious stamps which have been neglected for far too long in my stamp draw.

Products used:
Stamps: Inkylicious Meadow Breeze & Lattice,  Justrite Large Fancy Sentiments
Pan Pastels: Turquoise and Bright Yellow Green
Dies: Spellbinders Labels 18
Embellishments: Stampin'Up ribbon and gems from stash 
I used a nestie to die cut some white card and then leaving the die in the card, blended some pan pastels inside and then gently lifted the die off. This leaves you with a white border which I quite like. I then stamped the image inside and for a more striking image I used black ink. The background is just a piece of card with the same colour pans blended over and then the lattice stamp inked with black again stamped over the coloured card and cut to size and the corners rounded with a corner rounder punch and matted on black cardstock. The sentiment is again stamped with black ink on an off cut I had from the card I had coloured for the background. Finished off with some ribbon and gems. I have been sealing my images with cheap hair spray but after seeing Andy's fabulous demo yesterday as Pinnacles you could use Crafters Companion glitter or gloss sprays to seal...which of course ended up in my basket for use in future cards !!!
Have a great Sunday, weathers looking good here shame theres nothing for me to do in the garden so a day in the craft room it is...other than keeping the tea coming for hubby whilst he paints the fence!!

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

With sympathy

Not the cards you want to make and its with sadness I have had to make two in the past few weeks for friends that have lost loved ones.

The first one
uses a Memory Box die Wild Blooms and a Die-namics die Dainty Bows. The papers are from a Craftwork Cards 8x8 pad and are in very muted/neutral colours which I thought was appropriate and a change from Black and White sympathy cards. The sentiment is from Imaginethatpapercrafts. I did some simply scoring with my scoring board down the side.
The second one uses the same papers and an new background stamp from Inkylicious called Lattice and the butterlies are from a Paula Pascual set of dies and stamps from Sizzix called Butterflies #4. I used Stampin'Up Sahara Sand and Early Espresso inks.

Monday, 1 April 2013

Easter goodies and a card

Heres the card I made for my mum and dad this Easter. I used the Clearly Besotted stamps and dies from the Spring Bloom collection

Sorry the photo is not great but its was taken at night. I used some left over Bo Bunny papers and a Stampin'Up border punch and bakers twine.

As we had our monthly crop on Easter Saturday I made some little chocolate bags to give out. Its a design I have done before and is simply circle and oval punches or cut on a cricut. The textured stamp on the brown is from the Stampin'Up Oh Hello set. The green wrapper is a Nestabilties die labels 18 and then embossed with Couture Creations All Tied Up embossing folder.

Enjoy whats left of the Easter break, back tomorrow with a birthday card.

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