Thursday, November 12, 2009

CKC Projects - A Greeting for Every Season

I had such a great time at CKC (Creating Keepsakes Convention) in Seattle!  Jacqui, Lee & I took tonnes of classes and shopped until we dropped. All of the classes were quite interesting although VERY fast-paced. I didn't complete a single project during classtime. Now that I'm home and almost unpacked, I thought I would share some of the projects as they are completed.

This first set of cards was part of the "A Greeting for Every Season" class that was sponsored by Technique Tuesday. The cards were made with their "Long Stemmed Sentiments" stamp set and some technique tiles (which are basically off-white chipboard shapes).

My favorite is the bottom left card with all the pussywillows. I learned the greatest (easiest) technique for using stamps. Before stamping the "Thinking of You" sentiment, we flipped the stamp over and stamped the shadow box using the backside of the stamp. What an easy way to create a perfect sized shadow for any sentiment or image! The pussywillows are ghost-stamped (ink the stamp, stamp on paper and then stamp again without re-inking) which is a favorite technique of mine.

The fern card (top left) is made of two technique tiles that I inked to achieve a mottled look. There is dark green cardstock behind the fern cutout itself.

The vase card (top right) is very elegant with its bunch of flowers inside a hand-cut vase. I added some glossy accents to the flowers to give even more dimension.

The final card is still in need of a sentiment but I haven't decided what to use. The card itself was quite labor-intensive. The 3 birds are hand-cut and the technique tile branch is inked.

Well, that's it for now. I expect Jacqui will post her cards onto her blog soon (hint, hint Jacqui) so hopefully she will add a link so everyone can see hers. Same class but very different results!

PS - Jacqui has posted her cards on her blog - check it out -

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