Saturday, May 20, 2017

May 2016 Technique Class - Camouflage Direct to Paper

We had a fantastic turnout for this great technique, I found out about this technique from my upline, Kelly Acheson; brilliant!!  I am always looking for that technique that is easy, can be reproduced by my stamping ladies at home and is wow!!  Well this technique fit all of these I am happy to say.

What is Camouflage Direct to Paper you ask?  It is a matter of combining direct to paper and add a little bit of camouflage to it!  Every year I like to have a masculine class and this was just great!! BUT you could also add some pink ink and make it a card for the lady hunter that you know.

Taking Very Vanilla or Whisper White cardstock for your Direct to Paper technique and add two, three or more colors to create the camouflage results.  If you would like to watch Kelly's video, I have listed the link below.

Kelly's Stamp Above Direct to Paper Camouflage Technique

Card #1 - Card for You
Isn't this card stunning?!!  To make this camouflage background, select the following inks:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Old Olive and Always Artichoke.  I took the lightest color (Crumb Cake) and swiped it across the bare Whisper White cardstock, it doesn't have to be solid ink or anything. Next crumple the cardstock and then open it up, swipe the next lightest color (Old Olive) and crumple it up again.  Continue this with all of the colors.  Take your bone folder and smooth the card stock out and finish your card.
Stamp Set:  The Wilderness Awaits
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Always Artichoke and Early Espresso for the Sentiment
Paper:  Early Espresso Base & 3 1/2 x 4 Oval, Very Vanilla Layer & 3 x 4 Oval
Accessories:  Burlap Ribbon, Early Espresso Twine, Stapler and Dimensions

Here is a little tip for you, what does a person do with those little pieces of Designer Series Paper that you just don't have the heart to throw away but it really isn't big enough for much?  I have the perfect answer, decorate the inside of your card, like this:
I think that the little piece of Designer Series Paper adds so much to this card and a small strip of paper didn't go to waste!!

Card #2 - One Wild Ride
What do you think of this concept?!!  I love how it turned out!
Stamp Set:  One Wild Ride
Ink:  Black (Sentiment) Basic Grey and Smokey Slate for the Camoflage
Paper:  Basic Grey Base, Black Layer & 3 1/4 x 1 3/4 Layer, Whisper White 3 3/4 x 5
Accessories:  Badge Punch, Dimensions

And now for the Fancy Fold Card, I am not sure what kind of fold that this would be but it is such a lovely fold that you could easily reproduce it again and again!

Card #3 - In the Meadow
The card is your usual 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 piece of cardstock and is scored at 4 1/4 and 1 1/4; the 1 1/4 piece is turned up and that is the piece that you adhere the Cajun Craze Square that you have also adhered the Very Vanilla piece.
Stamp Set:  In the Meadow, Confetti Celebration
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Paper:  Old Olive Base, Whisper White Square 2 3/4 x 2 3/4, Cajun Craze Square Layer 3x3, Botanical Designer Series Paper Layers 1 1/4 x 5 1/4 & 2 3/4 x 5 1/4

Here is what the card looks like open:
Isn't that just clever?  It just is a different what to make a lovely card. When the recipient receives the card and opens it, they can still look at the front image.  Love ir!!

That is our technique class for May, I hope that you enjoyed it.  If you have any questions, or would like to leave me a comment, I would appreciate it.  Also, if you are not yet subscribed to my blog, please look on the right hand side and enter your email address to subscribe.

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