Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Workshop cards


I thought I'd post a couple of cards I made while getting ready for my SU workshop last weekend. It's always a process of trying out some ideas and then deciding which ones to actually do for the class. I get tons of inspiration from Stampin' Up! publications and from SCS for my classes, that way I don't have to reinvent the wheel for all my cards for each class! I usually will take a layout or color combo or some element from something I've seen and then make it work for what I need in my classes. I try to keep the cards pretty simple but showcase a stamp set and product on each card. Sometimes we'll do special techniques but I like to keep most of those for advanced classes or hostess clubs so I don't overwhelm new stampers.

I liked the idea of the following card, the colors and stamp set and using the Build-a-brads, but would've used the Pewter brads for the class instead of Brass so they'd match the paper clips better. But, after going through all the card samples I made up before the workshop, decided not to do this card. the flower is stamped with Jet Black Stazon and colored in with a blender pen and ink from the Real Red inkpad lid.

The next card I thought was simple and cute but wasn't crazy about the colors, wanted something bolder. So, since I didn't use the top card at the workshop, I changed up the ladybug one to use the same bright colors as the first.

I found a fun idea in the current SU Spring/Summer Collection catalog to use the Classy Brass stencils as a piercing guide around the circle punch! So cute! I don't use those stencils much and usually only think to use them for dry embossing, so it was fun for me to use them in a different way.

The ladybug looks a bit washed out in this photo, but it is bright Real Red IRL!

All supplies, stamps, ink, paper and accessories used on these cards are by Stampin' Up! (except for the paper clip).

Happy Hump Day!! :D I can't believe Valentine's Day is tomorrow!! I'm so far behind, haven't made Valentine's for my DH or kids yet!! Hopefully I'll actually get around to doing them!


Jennie M said...

These are SO cute Rhonda! Your ladies are so lucky to have such a creative demo!!

Leslie said...

I bet it was an awesome class! I love what you came up with!

Nancy said...

Great cards Rhonda!! I love the piercing around the circle punch! What a great idea! I'm sure your ladies had fun with all of these! It's a very nice simple layout too!! Too cute!