A number of years ago we had glossy cardstock and then it retired much to my dismay! So, hooray, with the new catalog they brought it back to us!!
I have designed 5 cards featuring the glossy paper for this months Techniques class which is on Monday and Tuesday, August 14th and 15th. Both days will run with 2 sessions, 9-12 or 3-8. The cost of the class is $18.
Some of the techniques you may have used before, but, I know I love to brush up on techniques of the past as well as new ones!
This is called the brushstroke technique. I thought the quote from Van Gogh was appropriate for this technique!
This card uses the sponge daubers to apply color and then another clean dauber to go over the entire front with rubbing alcohol to blend the colors. Afterwards I embossed the hot air balloon in the center.
This glossy cardstock was embossed with the floral and background stamp with clear embossing powder. After that I used the brayer to apply the background color, going over the top portion of the cardstock more to give it an ombre look. The surface was then wiped down with rubbing alcohol.
I had to put a fall card into this lineup! I created the background by running my trusty aqua painter, (which was filled with rubbing alcohol), over the cardstock, leaving the surface pretty wet. Then using two different reinkers, I dropped ink onto the surface and shooshed it around with the aqua painter. You have to make sure that you don’t mix it up too much, which would make it look muddy.
Well, more technique cards to follow tomorrow. If you would like to sign up for class, please let me know right away!
One last picture I wanted to share with you! My sister, Jewell, had a little incident at her home and needed to yell out for some assistance! We are happy to say that she was not physically injured, but, her pride took a little bruising! Long story short, a neighbor that lived quite a ways away, heard her calling out and drove down to help her. She was so thankful that she wanted to make him a special card and bake him a little something. I’m no help with the baking, but with Tatiana’s skills and with a little input from me, we designed Jewell’s card:
The gentleman that helped her raises sheep, hence, the “sheep card”! We are so happy that there are people around that will “get involved” and help out a fellow neighbor!