The first bit of news is that I intend to make this blog more of a tutorial style blog. Therefore, instead of just showing you the finished product and giving you some information on the products I used, I'm going to attempt to show you a step by step of how I put it together. Please bear with me as we go along as I am new to this and I am hoping that as I go along I will get better at it. What I found last night is that it is REALLY hard to take pictures of each step and have your hands in there! I will need to get a light weight tripod in order for this to work properly but until then, the following is what you will get!! I will include a list of products used at the end of each post too.
So, I have not been doing what I should and now I have a week to complete 30 cards (eekk!). I made a plan to make four each night so that by Monday, they will all be done and posted. Of course, the international cards have all been made, filled out and posted - this is just for you Aussie people who get cards from me. Last night, I decided to mimic a card that I found on Splitcoaststampers (where else?). If you have never been there, click on the name and visit a wonderland of amazing card makers. I chose a card to play with by nox2stamp. If you want to see it, click her name and you can see what I chose as inspiration. I ended up with these:
I have the small bottle of the rock candy crackle paint and will have to buy the large pot next time as I love it! Distress crackle comes in LOTS of colours and gives a fabulous aged look to your projects.
Oh, by the way, I work on a craft sheet (from the Ranger Inkssentials range). It allows you to do everything except cut on it so when I covered the tags in the crackle paint, I knew it would all come off with a little soap and water. I highly recommend it!
Products used: Spellbinders Fancy Tags 2 and 3, KaiserCraft Pearls, miscellaneous Rhinestones, grunge paper, Stampin' Write in Rich Razzleberry, Stampin' Up Classic Stamp Pad in Rich Razzleberry, EK Success Circle Punch (1 3/4 inch), Ranger Super Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder, Ranger Diamond Stickles, Ranger Adirondack Paint Dabber in Snow Cap, Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black, Ranger Distress Crackle Paint in Rock Candy, Stampin' Up Medallion and Snow Swirled stamp sets, Stampin' Up Rich Razzleberry Card Stock, Stampin' Up Whisper White Card Stock, acrylic block, various clear stamp sets, Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro, Couture Creations Foam Tape, scissors, pick, misc cord, Heidi Swap Edge Distressing tool, Paper Craft Heat tool, KaiserCraft cutter, Inkssentials craft mat
Are you still there? If so, here is the other news I have for you all...(jeez this is scary)
I am finally going to take the plunge and start offering classes to the public. I don't know how often or how much yet. They will be a mix of card making, scrapbooking and 3D projects and I will not be selling product (at this point any way). I will have to limit the classes to 6 as I just don't have the room for more yet.
I will work out a schedule and fee and let you all know in the New Year. Until then, please help me out by passing on this blog to others so that I can get the word out. Also, leave me a comment if you are interested so I can gauge the insanity of this idea. And, let me know if this tutorial was helpful or not. Remember, this is a work in progress and I hope to get better as we go along!
See you tomorrow for the next instalment of my Christmas card making! (Whew, I thought I'd never finish this post)