Sunday, July 27, 2008

Getting ready to teach cardmaking classes again!

Hey there! Hi there! Man, was I busy today. Not only did I clean out my craft room (it took me roughly three hours), I was under a deadline to get at least four cards ready for my stamping / cardmaking classes in September. These cards are for my beginner's stamping class on 9/4/08. While I stamped, I also managed to get six loads of laundry done. My husband and son left the house to watch "Dark Knight." I think I can wait until it comes out on DVD.
Yes....I am going to teach collage. This is a simple, basic, collage card. I used seven stamps on this card. It incorporates some over-stamping, layering and the use of different shapes to create the layout.

Another technique I will be teaching is spotlight stamping.

I'll be teaching folks to color their stamp directly, using Tombows. It's kinda like a watercolor card. The green paint on the edges is Glimmer Mist. Unfortunately, the camera didn't pick up on the gold glitter in the Glimmer Mist.

Last, but not least, I'll be showing folks how to create a monochromatic card and some heat embossing.


OK....time to take a break! We're going to go to Buffalo Wild Wings for dinner, and then pick up some salad greens for our lunches this week! See ya later!

11 comments:

Kim H. said...

Sounds like a busy but fun day! Your cards so ROCK, what lucky students to have you as a teacher! Learning from one of the BEST! Have a wonderful dinner!

christie said...

Ethel I just love the daisy one!!! I love the effect you got with layering the stamp on all those papers! I hope your class goes great!!

Sandy said...

I wish I could come to your classes, wow, these are just beautiful! You'll get lots of signups I'm sure, these are incredibly attractive cards. Great techniques!

Jennifer said...

Ethel, each one of these cards is gorgeous and all I can think is, is how lucky your class is and how much fun they'll have when they learn from you. I love the spotlight card. It's the perfect way to highlight that beautiful stamp.

liannallama said...

What gorgeous cards! Lucky for the people in this class--they are learning from the best!

Sue McGettigan said...

Very beautiful cards Ethel, that will be a fab class!

Penny said...

Looks like your class will go brilliantly with cards like these :). I especially like the collage card and the Glimmer Mist one. Beautiful!

LazyKay said...

Love all these - great work.

xxxxxx

Anne said...

Mmmmmm! BW3 for dinner! And your class looks like it will be so much fun! Enjoy! (Prospurring here, from Two Peas!)

Beth Norman said...

Oh my goodness. These are drop dead gorgeous Ethel. They are all so stunning. If I lived nearby, I'd be the first on your list. The spotlight technique is so unique in the way you did it with that stamp. So different from what we normally see. Your monochromatic is so elegant. I love every card, can you tell?

Thanh said...

FUN! I Wish i could take a class being taught by the one and only Ethel! ;)