The newest round of my technique hostess clubs started yesterday. We have some new faces (Welcome!) and some regular stampers, too (Welcome back!). We learned three new techniques. I hope everyone enjoyed learning something new!
The first card demonstrates Pastel Embossing. Yes, I know I showed that last week with my downlines. But I created a different card for this class. I was very inspired my ladydian on Splitcoast. She used the SU! Sunflower set and used it in a One Sheet Wonder. I think hers is just beautiful. So, I attempted to make something similar. I changed the color combo from hers and made my own layout. I chose the colors from the SU! Color Wheel. That is one tool I can say honestly that I use it every day. So, it's Elegant Eggplant (yeah, go figure...purple. LOL.), Summer Sun, and Basic Black CS.
Next, the technique is Blurred Vision using the Doodle This and Petals and Paisleys stamp sets. I completely CASED this beauty from the ultimate teacher, Ms. Beate Johns. Here's her card. I thought the cocoa on chocolate gave an interesting, cool effect. The blurred vision technique is really cool and easy, too.
Finally, we did faux wood. I showed this card to my 4.5 yr old and he said "It looks like a barn". I'll take that as a compliment, thank you very much. See even a 4.5 yr old can tell it looks like wood. Of course, he's never actually been to a real life barn but that's okay. Good 'ole TV! :o So, I used my Best of Cluck set to make a thank you card. Remember one of my recent posts (if anyone is out there????), I *NEED* birthday and thank yous! I used the circle punches to create a window on the front of the card and the chicks are stamped instead on a piece of WW. Also, I stamped the CUTE little chick in the inside, bottom corner. She's cute!