Saturday, August 4, 2018

Spellbinders Geranium & Leaves Card Class


Hello Spellbinders enthusiasts!

Today I am showing you the cards we will be making in my 17th Spellbinders Educator class. I can't believe that we have had that many Spellbinder Educator classes already!  This is one of our September classes, using the Geranium & Leaves die set.


SPELLBINDERS EDUCATOR CLASS # 17

GERANIUM & LEAVES CLASS
WHEN: Monday, September 17th
TIME: 6:00 - 8:30 pm (may go a little longer)
COST: $42 + GST (includes $26.95 die)
Contact Stacey at sbebc2011@gmail.com  or  778-533-4290 to reserve your spot

Join us in this class to create not only these two cards, but learn other ways to use this die set. Geraniums come in different colours, which makes working with the die a lot of fun. The geranium leaves can be used in a crunch as lily pads and other types of broad round leaves. The additional long fern and other leaf helps in making floral or leaf arrangements on your projects.
PLEASE BRING TO CLASS: Your die cutting machine and plates, 3 in 1 tool or paper piercer, Stylus tool (like a paper piercer with a ball at the end) thick dense foam for flower shaping, 3 - 6 toothpicks, white gesso (if you have), dble sided adhesive tape, black foam tape or squares, ink blending tool, one of these ink pads - TH Distress in either Weathered Wood or Hickory Smoke, or Memento Gray Flannel, non-stick graft mat, & wipes. Bring a note book and pencil to write down ideas and tips for using this die. If you do not have some of these items, I will have mine there that can be borrowed.


Looking more closely at each of the cards you can see the details like the white centres of each blossom. I used NUVO Glossy White with a tiny drop in the centre and then took a toothpick to spread it out.


Here you can see the details a little closer. See the veining of the Geranium leaves?



In this side view you can see the white sentiment stamped piece is on the black card base with the circle die cut black piece popped up over it to also show an 1/8" border around it.


The next card did not quite turn out as I envisioned it, but is still a beautiful card with the leaves all being gray like the background, and the blossoms pop right out because of their coral colour against the gray.


I used a toothpick again as my brush, but used white thick gesso this time.


I love the "Happy Birthday" peeking out between the blossoms. Here is a closer look.




Did you notice the brushed on silver around the Geranium leaves? This was accomplished using NUVO Mousse and a brush. In real life you can see the metallic shimmer better.

Below is a side view and the only thing pooped up is the heat embossed sentiment strip.


I am looking forward to seeing everyone in class to make these cards.

Happy creating!








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