Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Random Tips from Kathy....DT Wednesday

Our delightful Design Team member, Kathy, has been crafting for many years and along the way she has picked up a few very helpful tips. Today she shares some of her crafting wisdom with us.....

And just so you get some good eye-candy today let's share some of Kathy's stellar projects.

And these are the cards for Kathy's Introduction to Quilling class on September 20. 

Call the store for more information about this class and 
Kathy's Halloween Card class this Saturday. 
See THIS post for Halloween card samples.  714 974-3552

Thanks, Kathy for sharing with us today!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Kathy's Class this Saturday- Fabulous Halloween Cards

If you haven't signed up for Kathy's class this Saturday hop to it and call Linda right now! 714 974-3552
After you see these wonderfully creative cards we are sure you will want to send them off to family and friends or even use them to decorate your home.

Kathy worked her magic with fancy folds, die cuts and stamping techniques to make these innovative designs.

Class info: Saturday, September 15 10:00am
Cost: $15.00
Please bring your Basic Stamping Kit. Check with Linda when you register for any additional supplies.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Design Team Wednesday with Katie!

Let's Get Creative with Color!

Adding color to ribbon and embellishments can be done with just about any medium. I used Copic's and distress stain. You could use spray ink/wash, watercolors even food dye! Just keep in mind things like water may affect your outcome so don't take your card out into the rain. :D 

 Customize your ribbon and twine for your project using Copics, Spectrum Noir or other alcohol markers. The Tim Holtz Distress Stains are also perfect for adding color to ribbon or other textile embellishments.

A beautiful stained look can be achieved with a brown Copic marker on wood embellishments.

I made a quick card using the dyed ribbon and embellishments along with paper from Amy Tangerine's Sketchbook collection 6x6 paper pad. The butterflies are from Studio Calico. The label edges were inked with the latest Distress Ink  from the Summer Limited Edition set- Salty Ocean.

Don't be afraid to dive in and get your hands dirty! Have Fun!