Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Birthday card class at Sovereign

I taught a wonderful group of ladies last night at Sovereign in Takapuna. My friend Nova works there and thought it would be a lovely way to get her work mates together for something fun!
She thought birthday cards would go down well (and they did) so we made both a girly card and a male one.
I tried to keep it pretty simple with not to many layers or difficult techniques. I wasn't sure who out of the group of 10 had done any cardmaking before. As it was they all did very well!

Here is the girl card - nice for a girlfriend or your mum!

The black and Yellow together is so striking and I also had a sample in Grey and Pink which two of the girls decided to replicate. I'll take a photo and add it here soon.

Supplies: Stamps -Artistic Etchings, All a Flutter, On Your Birthday. Cardstock - Whisper White and Daffodil Delight. DSP - Neutrals paper stack. Ink - Basic Black and a Versamarker pen for the sentiment. Ribbon - Daffodil Delight. Other - Black Embossing Powder, Heat tool, 2 way glue pen, dazzling diamonds.

Card number 2 was a great one for the boys. I think they liked making this one best - there was no bow tying!

Supplies: Stamps - Grunge Rock. Cardstock - Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Confetti White. Ink - Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Soft Suede. Other - Dimensionals, Scallop Edge Punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, basic Rhinestones.

I observed my 2 minutes silence for Christchurch yesterday and are still thinking of how powerless we all are when Nature decides to strike. There are lots of ways to help, money being the most in demand and there are several auction sites running where you can buy handmade items that have been donated to support Christchurch. One is Foxes and the other is Handmade for Christchurch. There are plenty more and if you want to give a shout out to any you know of please do so in the comments.

xx Kate


Anonymous said...

I love the yellow and black combo too....they work so well and pink and grey us another fav combo lol

What a neat evening you they loved making that masculine card too....

Paula said...

What a great idea for a class Kate. Love both cards. The yellow is very striking though :-)

Debbie Lamb said...

These are both lovely Kate. Am loving all things made with Grunge Rock.