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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Nicky's Card Class at Stamping Bella!

Good morning! Last night I went to Stamping Bella in Thornhill and took my first card class with Nicky. I can't wait to take another one! You can find her personal blog here http://creationsbynicky.blogspot.com/ . If you're ever in the Thornhill area, I HIGHLY recommend taking one of her classes! Click on http://www.stampingbella.com/ and then click the calendar to see a schedule. If you can't fit a time into Nicky's schedule, email and let her know! We had a great time last night and learned alot of new things!!

Card #1 - For this one, we did 'paper piecing'. If you enlarge the pic, or look closely, you can see her dress and roller skates are paper! You stamp her on the white and then again on patterned paper and cut it out and assemble!

Card #2 - This one we were able to try a chalking technique. We used prisma colored chalks and a blender pen, what a neat technique and the chalk feels like velvet!

Card #3 -Again we used paper piecing with this one and mineral spirits to blend the color on her sleeves. I didn't add my sentiment to this one yet.

Card #4 - This one was done with watercolor pencils and mineral spirits. I LOVE the mineral spirits! This was my first time using it and I bought it last night. You color an area of your image and then using what's called a 'stump' (looks like a paper pencil), you dip it in the mineral spirits and the start circling on your color and drag it across. Works wonderful and gives a great 'watercolor' look to your cards! I LOVED it! This card also has a 'shadow' stamp under her feet.

Card #5 - This one opens 'upwards' and we were able to try out the copics with this one. A little taste anyway!! I love this color scheme together. Very soft.

Of course, every card has a little bit of glitter!!!
Hope you like them, pls leave me a comment and let me know what you think!
Nicky, thank you SO much for showing us your talent! I know I learned some new things!!

3 comments:

Christine said...

What a fun time we had at Bella Land! How can you not have fun!!!


We did not get home until Midnight, Carolyn had to pick something up in Aurora from a friend for the retreat. So I am TIRED this morning. Man, I don't do late nights as well anymore!!!

Karen Wilson said...

Hi Christine! Definately enjoyed last night. I'm with you on being tired though. I got home just after 11.

kelli said...

The cards look great ladies!