Thursday, April 4, 2013

My First Class & A New Card

I taught my first class last night!! I taught two lovely ladies from Montana how to make the Carta Bella Well Traveled Mini. (Full blog post of book here.) It was really fun and I think it went well.  I hope I get a chance to do some more classes in the future.  Rachel still has some paper and I can put together a kit with instructions if you need one.  Just call Perfect day Scrapbooking in Huntington Beach (link to the right.)  And just to remind ya, the mini looks like this:

Also I have a new card to share.  I used the new G45 paper called French Country.  The base is a 4 x 6 kraft card.  Over that I added a piece of Tim Holtz coredinations paper  in a dark green. I embossed that with the Spellbinders M-bossiblities folder Ornamental Iron (#EL-019.)  I lightly sanded it to bring up the pattern and distress it a bit more.  On top of that I have layered a card from the A La Carte paper in the French Country line.  It is the sunflower border around a lined list, but the list part is covered.

The top later is a tag/envelope combination from the Tags & Pockets set.  The tags and pockets are new with the G45 2013 collections and I love them- what a great idea.  The different tags and envelope/pockets can be used together or separately and you can mix and match them a bit.  I used the sunflowers pocket and added some gold dots with a Viva Decor (Splash of Color) pearl pen along the scalloped edges. And I used the tag with the strip of roosters across it.  I attached lock and key embellishments to the tag with some lace ribbon. (with the tag removed you can see the top of the list on the A La Carte card.)

On the inside of the card I added the full sized sunflowers from the Sunflower paper.  On top of this I added a piece of the green paper from the co-ordinating 6x6 G45 pad.  I stamped the green paper with the bee and crown image from the G45 French Country Three set and the "thanks a lot" sentiment from the French Country Two set.  I did both of these in a black ink. (All the French/ English sentiments on all the stamps sets in this collection would work well for cards.)  And at the top of the card I added a green faceted rhinestone embellishment.  I think this basic layering set up would work for a lot of different types of cards in both the French Country and Secet Garden lines with the Tag Pocket sets.  On the Secret Garden you could use the stamps that say the flower and its meaning on the inside.  I am hoping to make some samples of different takes on this card, so check the blog for more!


In some less happy news, I didn't make the top 30 of the G45 design team call. But I still feel pretty proud of the item I made for my audition. And there is always next year.  And I at least learned that I don't have to make all the projects between the announcement and due date like I had done this year. So, for 2014 I am starting tomorrow. lol

Hope you liked the card, let me know what you think in the comments section below or my Twitter or Facebook on the right!
<3  -L

Materials used for card:
Papers:Graphic 45 French Country (A La Carte, Sunflower, Tags & Pockets & 6x6)
Inks/Glitters/Paints: Colorbox creamy brown chalk for edging, Viva Decor (Splash of Color) Gold pearl pen
Other: Lock, Key & green rhinestone embellishments

1 comment:

  1. As the sunflower is my favorite card, I just love that card. Plus the bee inside is perfect. Great job! Great class!