Monday, October 31, 2011

DRCC Session 1 Class #1

I'm teaching a scrapbooking class at the Deer Run Community Centre starting tomorrow evening, November 1, and I'm hoping to use my blog as a means to teach some other people as well. It's a 10-week course and we will be completing a 2 page layout during each class.

This is the first layout that we're doing and can be changed to be party or children themed . It's a fairly simple one to get started, but it's teaching some basics. I'm concentrating on stamping with this class, although we are using chipboard and brads as 3D embellishments. The lesson is also about continuity. You can see that I'm repeating the stitching pattern that is on the star paper on my larger chipboard stars as well as using a similar flourish in the title as in the inner stamped star on the larger stars.

Please send me a message if you're interested in joining the class.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Peek-a-boo Pumpkin Card

This was a fairly easy card to make and didn't require too many materials. I first covered a card base with my patterned paper (CTMH Believe paper pack). Then I took a 2" circle punch and cut out the circle. I used my Slice to cut out the pumpkin and the Happy Thanksgiving.  I then inked the edges of the cardstock for definition. Stickles glitter glue made a nice change for the dots to my i's. 

Inside view of the card
 I placed the pumpkin visible within the cutout, but not directly in the centre so as to make it more of a peek type of accent. It adds a nice holiday element to the inside of the card.

Close up of card detail
I used a scallop border punch for an accent underneath Happy and added the chocolate ribbon detail above.