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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

August Captured Moments Card Class

I'm happy to be posting the four cards for the August class at Captured Moments.  I love the stamps used in all four cards.

First up is an elegant card featuring a stamp from Outlines (so sad they are going out of business).  It also features SEI's Couture paper. Love the colors of this paper.  Don't be intimidated by the layers; you stamp the flower twice on white paper and twice on the Couture paper then cut part of the flower away. The floral layers have accents with Pearl Pens in lilac, light green and kiwi.  This card was designed by Outlines and is listed on their blog.

 Next up is a simple card that focuses on the House Mouse stamp Chewable Aspirin.  If you have your own Copic markers you might want to bring them.  There is a fair amount of coloring.  The ice cube is covered with crystal lacquer and the cotton in the aspiring bottle is covered with white fluff.  

The third card has a beautiful vegetable couture stamp from Lockhart.  How many times can you say 'couture' in one posting?  Anyway, I bought most of these stamps and loved them so much I've bought some more than once.  Ever do that?  I found this beautiful idea on Splitcoaststampers Lockhart file and the Cosmo Cricut papers work perfectly with these stamps.  What I went through to get this paper for all the kits, yikes.  But it was worth it.  Just perfect. Delicious fashion.

Finally, we'll do a technique I learned in a class from Dave Brethauer of Memory Box.  The watercolor paper is colored with Twinkling H2Os and then the Memory Box stamp is pressed on top with Brilliance Coffee Bean pearlized ink.  Some SEI embossed metallic paper, a layer of gold metallic paper and some gold metallic cording finish this off.  I've decided to add some bronze pearl pen marks on the tree for a little something extra.  It's so hard to know when to stop.  What makes one embellishment turn the card into a Wow effect and what makes it become too much?  I always struggle with that.

Sign up for the class by calling Capture Moments at 356-7985 or drop an email to the folks at the store.