My first class for the year was held at Scrapbook Central, Petone, Wellington.
Today’s class focused on creating a shaker card, and using the leftover die cut pieces to do some inlay, thus creating a second card. We also looked at some basic copic colouring and introduced the class participants to two colour blends – pink and orange.
A shaker is an interactive card, which has depth and a window to see tiny elements such as confetti, sequins, beads etc freely moving about in a contained space. They move when shaken. We stepped up the basic shaker to include a die cut butterfly inside that is secured in such a way that it will never flip, fall to the bottom, always remaining the right way up but still moving freely in the shaker.
Die cut inlay is a technique where a die is cut twice and the inner pieces transferred to the second die cut outer frame – usually with contrasting colour ways – creating a smooth surface with great interest.
Both cards were constructed onto a Bazzill Marshmallow 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base. All supplies listed are available from Scrapbook Central – you can order online, or visit instore.
- Memory Box Side Butterfly Frame
- Memory Box Jotted Birthday Script
- Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Stamp & Die set
- Echo Park Mini Blossoms Background Stamp
- Kaisercraft Blooms Embossing Folder
- Circle dies – 3″ and 3.25″. I used the Hero Arts Nesting Circle Dies set.
- Distress Oxides – Squeezed Lemonade, Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass
- Copics – YR18, YR15, YR12, RV06, RV04, RV02
- Textured Paper
- Nuvo Glitter paper in Silver and Black
- Nuvo Sequins
- Double sided adhesive foam sheets
- Foam strips and squares
Class attendees were given a kit with pre-cut elements. And chocolate. (Who crafts without chocolate??!). They inked, heat embossed, die cut and built two cards over the course of the workshop.
We looked at easy ways to keep die cut pieces together for simple inlay, using adhesive on tricky intricate dies, some fun products to create shakers with, and built beautiful butterfly embellishments full of colour and dimension.
We also had an introductory lesson in Copic colouring and blending. For further resources on colouring (including copics, watercolouring and other mediums), you can find a list here of my favourite online classes, where to find downloadable charts etc. Also, my Colour Page has information about Copic markers and other ways to add colour to your projects.
Thank you to everyone who attended today, and to Philippa & Jonathan for hosting me! It was a great day, full of creativity and laughs.
As promised, there is a second blog post with the extra card examples using the same products featured in today’s class – click here.
For more in-depth information about the best value supplies for your craft table, from cardstock, inks, adhesives, to the handiest tools, check out my Best of the Basics series.
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