Thursday, November 19, 2009

I really do hate technology

when it's not working!! Yes we are still having trouble. It's looking like our computers are the problem. Probably because it's 5 weeks from Christmas and I'd love to spend my money on a computer right now. (in my most sarcastic voice) But if we do go get a new one, I really want a MAC. (manily because the commercials are so stinkin' funny) and too because they are just a better computer. (sorry, my old, dying, and pathetic PC, but it's true)

Anyway, onto better things. Here are the cards we did at the last 2 card classes. I have another class tomorrow evening but I'll change 2 cards as I've run out of a few things. (oops)

This first card used Paisley, Patterned Pines, and Four the Season stamp sets. Soft Suede CS, ink, and ribbon. WW top note die. It seemed to be the favorite of group 1. They could choose which style they wanted to follow.

For this one we used the new flocked Cocoa specialty pp out of the mini. Sooo nice! A strip of WW cut with the eyelet lace border punch and some ribbon. Real Red CS, ink and ribbon. Old Olive CS and ribbon. Here's a close up of the texture on the bottom of the first card (I left some smooth too, gotta have choices), and you can see the diamonds we added. A little sparkle just adds so much I think!

You can also click on the pictures to make them bigger (I think).

This one was group 2's favorite.

I wanted one card that was a little different from the normal fold in half kind. So I decided to do a gate fold card. So simple and yet such a big impact. This one was also a favorite. (okay, they all were LOL)

I again used Soft Suede and pp from the Cocoa specialty pack. I used my big shot to cut the medium scallop circle out of Real Red cs and the circle with the Cardinal is Soft Suede as well as the ink.

Here's the card slightly open. I'll be changing this one for tomorrow's class as I ran out of this pattern of pp. So hopefully just a slight adjustment.

On the darker CS I had extra WW top notes cut so they could be put on the inside to either stamp or write a greeting on.

Now this card is hard to photograph. We sprayed the shimmer paint mixed with alcohol on the embossed layer. They had a choice of frost white, which just added sparkle or champagne which added flecks of color with the sparkle.

I only embosses 7/8 of the WW piece so that we could stamp Peace on Earth on the bottom. Also from the Four the Season stamp set. PP is from the same Cocoa pack (what a wonderful pack it was!) CS and ink were Chocolate Chip and the ribbon is the white organza.
This card will be changed for group 3 as I don't have enough ribbon. But don't worry, I've got another gorgeous card planned.
Lastly, I had to find a way to get my Medallion stamp into this class. Love this stamp and it's SU!'s #1 best seller this year.
Again I let them choose between white or iridescent ice embossing powder. Both provide an awesome look. I used kraft, chocolate chip and WW cs, WW craft ink and felt ribbon from last year's holiday mini. The 'peace joy love' is from All Holidays stamp set.
Well I hope I've been able to share all these awesome cards with you. I was told by a few they were 'patiently' waiting for a peek. Sorry!


cheri said...

Wow they look great!! Sorry i missed that class!

Julia said...

very pretty cards! You totally should get a Mac, they're awesome :)

Liz said...

wow! these are all awesome! I need some inspiration for my upcoming Stamp-a-Stack, so this is a perfectly timed post! Sorry you're having problems with your computer... hopefully it all gets resolved soon...

Anonymous said...

Glad you figured out the computer enough to do the post...much appreciated. Once again the cards are beautiful! Hopefully I will get to see them in "real" from the SIL. Later chickie!
Little chipmunk

carol said...

Had a great time at the card class (as usual) and I think I'm inspired to do more today! Thanks again, chickie.