Autumn is here in Auckland, there is a nip in the air morning and night and the days are getting shorter. Although I’m sad to see summer leaving it’s also a good time to think about some different colour combinations to match the season. Both monthly classes are finished now for April so here’s a wrap of the projects we made.
This fun design looks like a normal card when it is closed, you open it by pulling on the ribbon tab, when you do the front swings open like a window and you get a cool pop-out effect from the inside! This pop-up card was a big hit, partly because of the unique fold but also The Sheltering Tree stamp set is very popular, really cute with the swing, bike and leaves etc to add to the scene. This can be done with colours to suit the season, we’re in early Autumn where I live the leaves are still green but just like the card a few are falling. I cased this card from Jennifer at Northwest Stamper. Here’s the inside:
It’s an easy card to make in classes but looks really impressive I found it best to stamp the Crumb Cake card front, attach it to the Early Espresso card base and then use the frameilt to cut the square. Otherwise it would be impossible to line up, just one of the tips gleaned by customers in this class.
The next card I cased from Holly Stene, she had used a Project Life card for the Pink Pirouette layer with the white circle. I didn’t have the Project Life cards so I used a piece of Shimmer White. I punched out a 2″ circle in a scrap piece of card and put tombo on it and let it dry, the tombo remains tacky. I then placed the circle on the Shimmer White piece as a mask and with an Aqua Painter I painted the Pink Pirouette background. When I took the mask away I had the Shimmery White circle, not perfectly round but the result was soft and streaky which really suited the vintage look of the card and in the class they all look different. The colours are Pool Party, Pink Pirouette and Mint Macaron and they work so well together in this vintage style.
The last card uses the collar fold to create a simply stylish card for a man. The paper is from the Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack and makes use of both sides of the paper so you need to choose carefully from the pack but there are a few that work for this design. The car is from Guy Greetings, a great set for the men in your life, it covers all sorts of occasions and has some great images. The main thing with this card is to fold the collar carefully, crease the paper over your finger nail at the centre and corner before carefully folding over. Make sure the fold is at the same height in the centre. I used Lost Lagoon as the base card with a Whisper White layer to act as the shirt. The collar and band are faux stitched with an Early Espresso marker or you could use Chocolate Chip. This card was cased from JanB.
Hope you enjoyed these projects, to join in the fun I hold the monthly classes on the first Wednesday and Saturday of every month. There are also additional kit classes in between, be sure to click on the Class Calendar to see what’s coming up and please leave a comment.