I had a wonderful time last weekend leading a group of women at a Stamp Simply Ribbon Mini Make-and-Take class.
The class focused on adding texture with stencils and embossing paste, as well as creating coffee filter flowers.
It was great fun! Let me tell you all about the above design that we recreated in class:
I began with white cardstock; one panel for the background cut at 4.25 x 5.5 inches and one cut at 3.25 x 4.5 inches.
The smaller panel was then embossed with Tim Holtz' "Flourish" stencil and Dreamweaver embossing paste. After it dried completely it was coated with Dina Wakley Gesso. I also coated the larger background panel with the gesso to prepare for the next step.
After the panels dried, I added Tim Holtz Distress Inks. After drying once again, we rubbed a bit of iced espresso DecoArt Metallic Lustre wax onto both panels. You really need a light hand here as a little goes a long way. Additional gesso was brushed over portions of the panels to make a white washed look.
The smaller panel was then attached in the center of the background panel with Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips for dimension.
The flowers were then created with coffee filters, Tim Holtz Distress ink, Pearl Stamens (coated with some of the metallic wax) and Spellbinders Cinch and Go Flower dies, and TomBow Mono Multi glue.
The Seam Binding Ribbon was colored with the DecoArt Metallic wax, as was the Dritz Cheesecloth. An Original Bow Easy was used to assist with the bow.
The inside was stamped with this special Stamp Simply Clear "Harvest" sentiment, stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink and die cut with a Spellbinders Labels Twenty Eight die:
All linked product is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.
And...if you live in the local area, please consider checking out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Mini Make-and-Takes! They are fun!
I hope that you enjoy today's design. I had a great time sharing it with the women and class and with you!
Have a wonderful weekend!