Saturday, March 17, 2012

Card Workshop with Papercraft Room

I attended one of the Workshops by The Papercraft Room yesterday at the Fair.  There were only two of us there so got some great tuition.  The workshop used some Cheery Lynn Design die cuts and a Tim Holtz embossing folder.

First up was a simple card using this die

Class card 2

The lamp post was die cut twice... once white and once black.  I had to add teeny tiny pop dots to them, ever so slightly off setting the black one to create a shadow.  Then added the lamp post  to the pre-embossed background ( Tim Holtz brick folder)  The sentiment label was made by cutting the black one in half and off setting at each end.  A Peelcraft sentiment was used.  The whole lot was then added to a black  card base

Number two used a similar technique using this large flourish die.

Class card 3

Once again, the two flourishes were popped with the teeny tiny dots and then added to the embossed background.  The little punched flowers were also popped together and then all added to the background.

And the third card we did in the 50 mins

Class Card 1

The grey core'dinates card was embossed with gears and clocks folder ( not sure who it was by)  I then sanded it heavily to get the white to show through.  Then it was a simple matter of adding some ribbon and a tag and matting onto the the card.  I stamped the sentiment with Colourbox Frost white ink once I got home.

A fun workshop with some quite simple cards.  I did buy the Flourish and Lamp post dies.  They were very reasonable at $18.50 each.  I also got a rolled flower die (here).

I was hoping to take part in the Hero Arts Scramble tomorrow but I will be just finishing a 8.4 km (5.2 miles) Charity Fun Run.  Round the Bays ~ this year is the 40th year for the run.  An estimated 70,000 people will take place.  I am walking it this year... no running for me.  Hubby's work has a team taking part.... all of us in bright orange Hapag Lloyd T-shirts.  We are known as the Orange Brigade.    Looking forward to it.

Have a great weekend and Happy St Patrick's Day.



Sue said...

These are fabulous cards Dawn, I like the designs, with the embossed Bg's and the dimensional image on top. They all look wonderful. Glad you enjoyed the workshop.

joy said...

Great cards, Dawn! I may have to steal that offset die trick!! Have a good day at the run/walk.

Lin said...

Fun cards, Dawn! Have fun on your walk today!

Barb said...

Sounds like you've got a fun day ahead, Dawn! Love these wonderful cards with all the cool embossing!

Anita Houston said...

I love the white monochromatic theme of these cards!!! I love the CAS look!

Maureen Morton said...

Looks like a fun class, Dawn - what a great "shot in the arm" for creativity! Love the white on white that offset trick! Thanks for sharing.

Jay Gee said...

How lucky to have only 2 of you in the class! Great cards and I am sure you will have with the new dies :) Hope you had a great walk today.

cardcreationsnz said...

Beautiful cards. I like the combination of the dry embossed background and the texture it creates with the die cut image on top. The slightly off set die cut does create a very clever shadow. I imagine using tenny tiny pop dots is a bit tricky!

I have also wondered how to frame the sentiment small die cuts. Cutting one it in half of another colour and off setting it at each end is another wonderful idea. UI will have to try that sometime. Thanks for all your inspiration.

MaxineD said...

Wonderful cards Dawn, and such stunning effects! Hope you enjoyed the fun run.

Elaine said...

These are FAB Dawn love the embossing Hugs Elaine

Brenda said...

Love how you created that shadow effect on the first two cards Dawn!

Lisa said...

Oh I really adore these textured bg's Dawn- Looks great!! You don't even need to add much as they seem to take center stage :)