September Stamp Class

September 28th, 2013

Happy Weekend! After not teaching a stamp class since June, I finally got back in the saddle and held a class last night.  It was so great to see my girls again!  I always do 3 cards/projects in class, but I got a little carried away in my prep yesterday and we ended up with 4 cards.  Three of them were related – as you’ll see below.  I have to give a shout out to the Baker’s Dozen and the Taylored Expressions Gallery, because all of the ideas for these cards came from there.

First up is a card inspired by Shannon White.  I loved her Easter card and just had to find a way to make it work for my class!

The general theme of the class last night was “birthday”.  I just love how Shannon took two of these silhouette bloom die cuts and used them together.  The next two cards were inspired by negative die cut examples created by Shelly Mercado and Tammie Edgerton.  I started with this one. I used some piercing to create a little extra detail.

Then I realized that I would have a 2nd negative panel in making the first card and I just couldn’t let it go to waste, so I created the next one.  This time I went for a 4.25″ square.  I really really tried to go monochromatic with just the Melon Mambo and white, but you know me…I had to add the black!  Just had to!

Both of the cards above cut the blooms from white 2.5″ x 3.5″ panels.  I think it would be fun to just cut a bunch of those and then see how many different cards I could come up with to showcase them.

After these three were ready to go is when I found myself in trouble.  I had printed out a bunch of ideas from the TE gallery and it was after 3:00 p.m. on Friday (when I start feeling the pressure!)  I went through 3 different ideas before I settled on using the adorable Candy Monster set.  I had 4 different samples that I loved and wanted to work from, but ultimately I went with one that Carole Burrage shared recently.  Here’s my interpretation.

All of the patterned papers are from Stampin’ Up!  Although I generally work from 6×6 pads for all my personal creating, I find that having packs of 12×12 SU paper is perfect for class.  I can usually get enough of any one pattern for enough cards for class, plus I always know that I will have the perfect coordinating cardstock.

It was great to teach a class again and exciting to have a brand new stamper join us last night!  TE Sneak Peeks start on Tuesday with lots of awesome holiday stuff!  I have one project ready to go, and we’ll see if I have time to play some more.  I know the Baker’s Dozen will knock your socks off!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 Responses to “September Stamp Class”

  1. Bonnie aka raduse Says:

    Awesome! Once again Jami, I’m wishing I lived closer so I could attend one of your classes. They look like you have so much fun at them.

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