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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Vintage Valentine "Same Style, Different Card"

Hi Bloggers!
I made a Vintage Valentine today, using basically the same techniques as before, with a few differences.  I want you to see how by just changing a few things, you can create a different yet equally beautiful card.  Making cards with this technique is easy and fun!  
I hope you like it!

I chose white trim, which I sprayed pink with Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays.
My supplies included pink trim, pink lace and Prima flowers.
Instead of decorating with white pearl trim on the outside of the card, I used pink pearls and adhered them to the edges of the focal image.  I put white lace on the edges of the image first, to cover the red edge and soften the look a bit.
I added Prima flowers and sprayed with Gimmer Mist, to give it a finished and polished sheen.
The card looks really pretty yet it is very different from the original I made for the class.
Here are some other cards I am trying to finish before Valentine's Day!
I had a question on my blog about German Scrap.  I will show you all some samples of German Scrap and the uses for it in my next post.
Happy Valentine's Day to you All!
lotsa love,

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Vintage Valentine Tutorial (Long Awaited!)

Hey Bloggers!
Here is the tutorial I promised you!  I am sorry but my laptop is still not working correctly so I finally was able to use my son's to do this post.  I tried doing it from my smart phone, but it is so hard to type on the phone, and so I just asked my son.  He lives in a neighboring town, so it was a few days before I got over there to get his computer!  Again my apologies!  Now, on with the tutorial!

First thing to do is collect your supplies. 
In an earlier post I gave you a list of items to gather which included Recollections 5 x 7 pre-made greeting cards in off-white. (They are available at Michael's Craft Store and come with envelopes.) You will also need patterned paper for the fronts of the cards.  I used Authentique "Beloved" and "Greetings", and the February paper from Graphic 45 "A Place in Time" and Kaisercraft Music themed paper "Aspen Frost" for the background of one of the cards.
Other supplies include Distress Ink in Vintage Photo, Versa Magic in Rosebud, Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays in various pinks and browns, blues and yellows. Glimmer Mist in Antique Gold, white pre-made Prima roses, (approx. 10 each card) Vintage Lace in Pumpkin and Off-white, Pearl trim, a blending tool or sponge, scissors, pop dots, tape runner or ATG, and fabric glue.  Other items include German scrap in Bronze, and one stick pin for each card.

For the pink "Authentique" card with the pearls (below) the directions are as follows:

1.  Ink all edges of card with Versa Magic in pink (Rosebud)
2. Cut out background paper from Authentique "Beloved" patterned paper measuring 4 5/8 x 6 1/8 inches.  Adhere to card front.
3. Cut vintage lace measuring 6 inches and adhere to center-front of card.
4. Cut out focal image from Authentique "Greetings" patterned paper. Adhere to center of card front over the top of the vintage lace.
5. Frame focal image with pink trim and adhere with fabric glue.  Note: If coloring white trim, spray trim with Lindy's spray prior to glueing.  Spray flowers with like colors so colors match.
6. Glue pearl trim to edges of card front.
7. Arrange and glue flowers to front of card and add stick pin as desired.
8. Stamp sentiment inside card.
9. Spray with Glimmer Mist to finish card.

For the brown "Graphic 45" card with the German Scrap (below) the directions are as follows:

1. Using blending tool, ink all edges of card with Distress ink in Vintage Photo. Ink inside card also.
2. Cut out a rectangle from Kaisercraft "Aspen Frost"  paper cutting at 4 5/8 x 4 3/8.  Cut another rectangle at 4 5/8 x 1 3/4 using striped paper from the back side of the February Graphic 45 paper, being careful not to cut images from the front that you will want to use later.  Adhere both of these to card front, then glue the pumpkin lace right along the seam of the two papers.  Let dry.
3. Cut focal image from front of February Graphic 45 paper.  Do NOT adhere to front of card before doing the next step!
4. Using an 18 inch piece of German Scrap, frame edges of focal image and set aside to dry.
5. Stamp sentiment inside card with Vintage photo distress ink.
6. Adhere focal image to front center of card with pop-dots.
7. Color flowers with Lindy's sprays if desired and adhere to the sides of the framed focal image.
8. Spray with Glimmer mist to finish card.

I hope you enjoy making these cards!  They are easy to make if you prepare and gather your supplies before you begin.  I taught 2 classes and everyone's cards turned out great! (see previous post)
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY and Happy Creating!


Friday, February 8, 2013

Photos of Vintage Valentine Collage Class

Hi Bloggers!
Here are some photos of the two classes I taught.  I think everyone had a great time and they made such pretty Valentines!  If you were not in the class, and want to make these gorgeous valentines, the step by step instructions in the subsequent post!
I had two classes, one in the morning and one in the evening.  The response was so overwhelming that I am going to be teaching a monthly Vintage card class.  This will be held at Ink Paper Rubber, Downtown Overland Park, Kansas.  I will provide a link to the store's website HERE: InkPaperRubber

I pose with my evening class as they show off their cards!
Adding flowers to the Valentines.
The morning class, all smiles!
Showing the Graphic 45 Valentine card
Dani used inks to give her Valentine a shabby chic look!
Dani showing off her Authentique Valentine card!
Signing the back of her beautiful card!
Look at JoAnn's gorgeous card!
Glenda takes a minute to share a laugh!  She made 3 Valentines for her 3 BFF's!
JoAnn sprays her flowers to get the perfect colors for her Valentines using Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays.
Everyone's working so hard!
Jen helps Mary Kay with her stick pin.
All smiles after finishing her beautiful cards!
To make these beautiful cards, please go to the post called Vintage Valentine Tutorial.
I have step-by-step instructions for you along with photographs.
Happy Valentine's Day!
And Happy Creating!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Valentine's Day Card Tutorial Update!

Hi Bloggers,
Last update I promise!!
As you probably know, for the last couple of weeks my computer has been acting up, making it difficult for me to post on the blog.  I am still having problems, so my son has come to my rescue and loaned me his laptop so that I may post the tutorial.
The full tutorial will appear here on Tuesday February 5th.
Please join me as we make two beautiful vintage cards and a tag for Valentine's Day.
I'm sorry for the inconvenience, and hope that you'll check back Sunday!

Happy Creating!