Friday, November 2, 2012

Oh my darling, Oh my darling, Oh my darling CLEMENTINE

It's November so that means we are back working with our Workshops On The Go Kits - this month we will work with Clementine.

Please bring the following:
Clementine Kit
Paper Trimmer
3-D foam (if desired)
Sponge for SADDLE ink
Desired Alphabet letters - I changed mine to work with my photo choices
EXTRA cottage assortment if you are making cards or multiple layouts
Colonial White card bases/envelopes if making cards
Brown sparkle pack if desired
Burlap ribbon if desired
Corner Rounder for scalloped edges

Creme Brulee

1x3 1/2

brochure layout:
5 - 2x2
bonus layout:
5 1/2 x 8 PORTRAIT (i took a 8x10 landscape and cut the sides off)
4 x 5 1/2 LANDSCAPE (this is a 4x6 with 1/2" cut off one side)
4 - 2 1/2 x 4 LANDSCAPE

This kit teaches the "leather technique" you will need a spray bottle / iron to complete - if at my house I will have that - we're at Kristina's place I believe for Everett - so she will have that.

You need to cut the cardstock slightly larger than what is needed - I do about 1/4" to 3/8" larger to allow for shrinkage.
Mist the cardstock to moisten the paper - gently crumble it up and then open and wad it up again - I repeat this a few times to get a nice texture to the paper.  Then press it with the iron to dry it and set the wrinkles.
Next - gently sand the cardstock *do not use the coarse side* - this will take the color off the ridges and leave the color in the valleys of the paper - then sponge the cardstock with the same color of ink - the ink should hit the ridges and be slightly darker/deeper than the valleys showing the paper color.

I didn't really make a lot of changes to the first layout - although I did add the burlap ribbon & sparkles to mine. **NOTE**I could not get the "good times" to stamp onto the textured cardstock piece and be readable - so I opted to make a faceplate piece - if you want to do the same you will need the following cut:
AP cartridge pg 25 1 1/4 colonial white cardstock
AP cartridge Layer pg 25 1 1/4 sorbet cardstock

The second layout I swapped out the tan cardstock they had the stamping on for colonial white - just personal preference - so you can opt to leave it if you prefer.

This second layout is a Magic Layout - cutting instructions are online under the wotg area - but here are the measurements:
4 1/4 x 10 1/4 Saddle Cardstock *leather technique piece so it is cut larger than the book states
1/2 x 12 Blue B&T
5 1/2 x 2 Colonial White (like mine) or tan cardstock
5 1/2 x 6 Colonial White (like mine) or tan carstock
1/2 x 6 Blue B&T
1/2 x 4 Blue B&T
1/2 x 4 Creme Brulee B&T - scalloped edge
1/2 x 6 Creme Brulee B&T - scalloped edge
left card:
4 14 x 5 1/2 Desert Sand - sand using the cross hatch method
3 1/2 x 4 Blue B&T
2 x 4 Saddle
2 1/4 x 2 1/4 Sorbet
1 3/4 x 1 3/4 Colonial White

4 x 5 1/4 small flower B&T
3 x 4 Sorbet
2 3/4 x 2 3/4 Colonial White
2 3/4 x 1 1/4 Blue B&T - you will tear one edge and then mount this over the colonial white piece

3 1/2 x 4 1/4 Small flower B&T
4 x 5 Sorbet
3 x 2 colonial white
1 x 2 blue B&T w/torn edge to make it a finished 1/2 x 2 piece
2" circle - I used the cricut for mine

So - as a reminder:
all sanding for the layouts & cards I did using the cross hatch method - diagonally across both directions.
All the pieces are sponged
Be creative with the burlap - they used the edges - tied with a knot for some pieces - then took the left over middle piece from that and removed threads to make a more open burlap ribbon.

I also sand all of my stamped pieces to help them fit the feel of the page/card.


Card Club

Here are a few of the cards we've made in card class the past few months:

These embossed cards are beautiful but very easy to achieve - You will need Clear Embossing powder for the one on the left and White Embossing powder for the one on the right.  VersaMark Ink & A heat Gun.
 here's some instructions:

Left Card:
4 1/2 x 4 1/2 cardbase
I then cut the following using the cricut Artiste cartridge:
pg 63 "C" page - CARD 2x2, 2 1/2 x 2 1/2, 2 3/4 x 2 3/4
You will also need one that is 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 BUT you need to space it away from the other images cut so you can have a square edge to cut around it - making it a mat piece.
The image is inked in VersaMark ink and then immediately inked into a colored ink pad and stamped on the 2x2 cricut piece - pour clear embossing powder over it - tap off the extra and heat emboss. 
I then layered the pieces alternating w/3-D foam between the 2x2 & the 2 1/2 x 2 1/2, and then foam again between the 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 & the 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 which is glued directly to the card front.
Right Card:
I used our new alcohol markers on this card - remember they soak into the cardstock so you will want to layer the paper you use these markers on.
base I cut is 4 1/4 x 11 - with a top fold - this allowed me to run a ribbon through the card.
Creme Brulee 4 x 5 1/4 - if you want you can add another piece for the inside of the card
I used the corner rounder on the 2 bottom corners
This card uses the masking technique - so stamp your main image once on scrap paper - like photo copy paper - trim it out and set it aside.
Stamp the main image onto your cardstock using VersaMark Ink and then cover in White embossing powder - tap off the extra and heat emboss.  Now take your mask piece and place it over the image you just embossed and stamp the image a second time to layer the images - repeat for as many layers you want - in this case I have 3 flowers layered in the corner - the 2nd two flowers were added behind the first because of the masking technique.
I then used the alcohol markers to color the flowers in.
Both of these cards came from other consultants - I tweaked some a bit here and there but want to give credit to them for their ideas.