Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A Trio In Blue...a teaching experiment.

I call this a trio in blue teaching experiment since it was to show my twin sister, who never stamped before, some basics using old scraps and discontinued cardstock from TAC. I was thrilled she had fun and was actually being creative. Here is a trio of cards we did using the cuttlebug birthday folder. We also did paper piecing, layering, coloring, Transparency quick stamp, using brads, punches, and created a ribbon effect. . Now, descriptions of cards starting with the upper left #1, upper right #2 and lower.

1. For this we did a shadow stamp with transparency. First adhered the embossed blue to the white card. Then cut to size the orange, black and white layering them. Stamped the solid butterfly from Butterfly Bits using Orangerine palette ink, adhered it to the card then attached the transparency with brads and stamped the top with Staz On black to finish.

2. We followed most of the above steps only this time we added a bit of ribbon wrapped around the blue embossed birthday and stamped the sentiment from Tag Tidbits on the little squares. The technique I showed her here was the paper piecing of the birds used from Beautiful Day NEW in Serendipity. I used prima flowers here but now in the Serendipity Magalogue there are wonderful new flowers and embellishments available.

3. This last one we used the same basic layout and Everything Blooming, also NEW in Serendipity. I colored using the Prisma Watercolor pencils blended with the Dove Blender and added, yes....Stickles...:) All these products are also available from TAC.

( I was showing her how to use the Big Shot I got from TAC before they stopped carrying it.) One thing I Love about The Angel Company is that for any qualifying order of $100 minimum Hostess's can choose one half off item from the catalogue from stamps, embellishments, pencils,...

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(Typos and grammatical errors left again for your enjoyment)

3 comments:

Kelly L aka Littlekel90 said...

Very cute cards. I am so glad your sister enjoyed herself. Welcome to the stampin' world, sis! Hold onto your hat, there is SO much more out there for you to explore. :) Kelly

Ginger - Angel 1427 said...

That's so cool your sister got "inky fingers" - sounds like you two had fun!! Way to go!!

Marcia P said...

It's always nice to share your passion with a non stamper! Great cards, hope she catches your enthusiasm.

:) Marcia

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