Home Craft Workshop – August

Recently I had an at home craft workshop and it was very well attended and so enjoyable. It focused on techniques and not finished projects. Paper flowers made from tissue paper, punched heart flowers and sculptured paper flowers. Below are a couple of the finished samples showing how the techniques could be used.

What looked like a small patch of purple grass, above five feet square, was moving across the sand. This lovely rocking card features sculptured paper flowers made from the same paper as the black and cream background paper. They are robust and were attached using Pin Flair Gel.

The paper was made by stamping and heat embossing in black using a Clarity stamp flourish. The sentiment is form a Creative Expressions word set and is stamped onto a filigree oval die cut from the Spellbinders range. I decorated it using a Versa Mark pen and black embossing powder. The rocking card was made using Grand Nestibilitiy dies from the Spellbinders range. Finally feathers soften the card and give it a floaty, feminine feel.

Have you ever gone to a craft show or craft shop and seen a card on display you just had to get an image of? One of the ladies at the workshop asked if she could photograph this card and I was so touched and flattered by the request; it was the icing on the cake for me and certainly made my day. It was a first for me.

This large square card features heart flowers made from scrap book paper, backed onto brown card stock. Each flower takes eight punched hearts. A little punched flower makes a decorative center and cover any hole that may be left by the interlocking hearts.
The lower scalloped strip in matching paper is made by punching the hearts next to each other and the featured effect is the negative. Two brown strips divide the boarder and baker’s twine holds a punched circle showing a gold embossed sentiment.

This is a inexpensive, clean, effective card that could work in so many ways with the sentiment changed to the occasion.

I think this was my favourite card of the day.

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