Last Tuesday I taught a beginner's cardmaking class at my local library in West Springfield. This is a great community event that is sponsored by the library and free to the public. This year the class generated so much interest there was a wait list and enough to schedule a second class in June! Registration has not opened yet, but watch the library's Facebook page to reserve your spot for my next class on Tuesday, June 25th.
Today I am sharing with you one of the cards we made at the class last week. During this class you will also learn about the various types of inks, the differences between wood, rubber and photopolymer stamps, plus the best brands and weights of cardstock available and all the basic tools you need to begin making cards on your own. It's a LOT of information jammed into two hours, but, I'd like to think I make it pretty fun at the same time!
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Melon Mambo cardstock. Using the Gina Marie Designs Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Nesting dies, I cut the first layer from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. Using Blushing Bride ink, I stamped the first layer of the wreath in the center of the scalloped cardstock. Using Melon Mambo ink, I stamped the second layer of the wreath directly over the lighter pink. Using a small flower punch, I punched six flowers from Blushing Bride cardstock and adhered them to the wreath using 3M foam tape for added height. In the center of each small flower, I added a pearl rhinestone. On a 5" strip of white cardstock, I stamped the sentiment in Tuxedo Memento Black ink. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's "Birthdays II Inside and Out" stamp set.
Here is the Magnolia Wreath bundle from Concord & 9th that I used to create this card:
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