Lots of cards - card workshop

A girlfriend asked me to design a card workshop for her, so I did, or at least I did most of the way. She wanted "Thank You" cards, and her girlfriend wanted two birthday cards for her 6yo twin grandchildren, one a boy and the other a girl. Third, I had some black duplex cardstock and some silk flowers that were asking to get used.

This "Thank You card is based on a card my friend Chris designed, only I used the Sands of Time papers instead of the Willoughby (TAC papers). Her card used one of the tags that comes with the papers, but I wanted all the people at my workshop to be able to make the same card, so I designed my own tag.

This is the only card I designed that didn't use TAC papers - this was a paper I picked up at Michaels, and the hydrangea silk bush that provided the petals was something I grabbed at Joann. I don't see the point of buying Prima flowers when silk ones are so cheap. I used silver brads because I thought it would brighten the gray in the paper.

The ladies at my workshop had a wonderful time ripping apart the bushes to get the flowers off.

These two cards practically made themselves. The background paper comes with the words on top and the stripes and solid color on the bottom. All I had to do is stamp an image, color it (I used stardust pens for sparkle), and layer it with scraps from the opposite sex paper. I was able to cut 3 boy and three girl backgrounds and mats from the paper, so it was a good thing that not that many people wanted to make little children's birthday cards. I set out some other TAC papers, and they went crazy. Mostly, they only stamped sentiments, and had a ball sticking silk flowers on everything.

After they left, I made a few cards with the scraps left on my table.

These were such easy, straightforward cards, but for most people, that's all you really need. Not everyone is a Technique Junkie.

Juliet Arrighi


Vicky said...

all nice Juliet. I love the second one ..the contrast is great. the first one is nice too, very textured looking. the rest are creative and look like you had fun with them.

Chris said...

Looks like everyone had a super time and you made quite a stash of cards to have on hand. I do love Sands of Time...good choice! :)

Myrna said...

I think your "scrappy" cards are wonderful. Love the idea of using the leftovers.

Tami said...

WOW lots of great cards.