Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Card Technique Class

Ellen held the first of many card techniques classes to come. It was last Saturday evening and we learned four different techniques.

The first is Reverse Masking which is the center circle part of the card. Also, Ellen had punched some flowers out that we adhered to the cs with dimentional's. I love it because it's very easy to do and I love pink at the moment, it's very girly.

The next technique is Bleach Stamping which is seen on the dark brown cs below. This technique can be done with just about any stamp set but works best with non-solid stamps, ones that have outlines as you can see below.
The third technique is Brayered Rose using the Manhattan Flower die. For this technique the raised portion of the flower is faced DOWN onto the work surface and the rubber brayer is used to apply the different colored inks. The possibilities are endless with this technique because you can use whatever ink combinations you like. I am definitely going to make more of these in the near future, they are very and pretty and very easy to make.
The last technique is Faux Silk using tissue paper with StazOn ink. We also used the Aqua Painter to fill in the butterfly and leaves with various colors of ink. I like to use a paint brush to color in stamped images because it doesn't bleed as you can see in the image below. Of course this partially happened because we're using tissue paper instead of regular weight cs. This is also my first time using the Aqua Painter so with more practice I'm sure I'd be able to control the ink bleeding. It's all a matter of preference and what you're most comfortable using.

We all have a small binder where we put these 6" x 6" card sample techniques and directions so we can refer to them in the future. It's a great idea and I hope to incorporate more techniques in my cards.

It was a fun class with the gals and I'm looking forward to the next technique class. That's all folks!


  1. Very pretty Kristen! My favourite is the butterfly one and I have that butterfly stamp too. :)

  2. thanks Kay :o) my favorites are the brayer rose and bleach techniques.

  3. those are so pretty Kristen! great job! I can't wait to see the other techniques you'll be doing. :)

  4. thanks Mel, I can't wait too!

  5. Thank you Aimee :o) I'm getting my craft space organized so I can make and post my cards on a more consistent basis.