Thursday, May 3, 2007

Class from Last Friday

Here are the cards that we did from the class last Friday. I have been doing stamp camp/classes with two other demonstrators for about the last year. We are trying to do one class per mini catalog or season. This last one was 8 cards for $10.00. These are for a customers as a thank you for their sales during the year. For this reason we keep the costs down. In other classes we have done gifts and giving, not a scrapbook scrap booking, and various cards. We try to include techniques that our customers may not have tried and folds that are new to them. Sales are nice at these events but usually low. Alice, Janet, and I get together and decide what projects we will do and divide up the work. If it is your project you cut for every one's customers and make 3 sets of samples. This has worked pretty well. Some of the problems we have encountered are that we have about the same taste in colors so we tend to use the same colors on multiple projects. This hard because we like to have multiple sets of materials on each table. We are all on a budget for buying new stamp sets, so sometimes we either have to buy new sets or hope that our customers can share one set to get through a project. Other than that the events have gone well! We usually end up with about 20 people, and it seems that we take turns on who has a lot of people and who has just a few. At the end we make sure that everyone is reimbursed on their supplies and pay the rent. For some reason I usually get stuck doing the math. I love doing events with these girls and a lot of our customers know each other witch makes it a fun night for everyone!
The pictures are out of order, but I hope from the descriptions you can tell which card is which.

My three cards I have already posted with there info, but have attached a picture so that you can see the variety.

Alice did three cards this go round. Her first card is shadow stamping with Flitting By - if you have not done this before here are some directions: This can be done with a wheel stamp or with your regular stamp sets. I prefer the wheels, it is a little easier. First in color roll the image - Line up the seam in the wheel with the edge of the paper. Next using craft ink roll the image again on top of the first set. Line up the seam in the wheel just a little before the edge of the paper. It will look like you have a shadow. This card was done in Ballet Blue, Craft White, and Basic Black ink with paper to match.

Her second card used the versa mark resist on glossy paper for the background. Directions: First stamp with versa mark on the glossy card stock, then brayer with color over top. The versa mark acts as a resist to the color. This makes a subtle background. This card was done with Paisley and Polka Dot stamp set and the coordinating paper. It was finished off with two sliver brads and a round tab punch tag. Colors are Taken with Teal, Tempting Turquoise, Pretty in Pink, and Barely Banana.

Her Third Card is a two step stamping card and Alice taught everyone how to use the stamp a magig. I my self am stamp a magig challenged and do better with out it. The stamp set is Wild Roses the colors are Ruby Red, Cranberry Crisp, Rose Red, Mellow Moss, & Always Artichoke.

Papers are Always Artichoke, Rose Red, and Very Vanilla. Moss grosgrain and white organdy ribbon layered together. They also did a little masking to pull this one together.

Janet did two cards a wedding card and a graduation card.

Wedding card - colors Brocade Blue, Whisper White, & Vellum. Stamp sets: Floral Background, and Feathered Friends. The vellum is an overlay on the floral background and the Best Wishes is stamped in Night of Navy on top. To finish it off she added wide White organdy and Bluebird grosgrain ribbon.

The graduation card is a double pocket card. Pocket one is made from a 11 x 4.25 inch piece of card stock and inside pocket is made from a 7.5 x 3 inch piece of card stock. The colors are Apricot Appeal, Basic Black, and Whisper White. Stamp set is Tassel Time. Accessories included the Spring Bouquet Flower punch, gold brads, & black grosgrain ribbon.

The inside pocket is just right for a gift card or some cash!

We started about 7:00 and with clean up and everything I was home a little after midnight!


Rochelle W said...

WOW! Can I be in your class?
Great cards.

Anonymous said...

You nicely summed up the issue. I would add that this doesn’t exactly concenplate often. xD Anyway, good post…