Sailboat Frame Card Class

Hi Everyone!

I have been busy of late and that is why you have not seen a post for a while. I have been waiting for class supplies to arrive. While some have arrived, still waiting on others. But I have been able to work on a 16 card kit for Scrapbook Essentials BC, and it took me about 48 hours just to do all the die cutting and packaging. That does not include making the the 16 samples and typing up the instructions! Any way, I am still waiting for the price for the kit from the studio, so you will have to wait to see those cards at another time.

I do have a new class to share with you today, however. It is a class using a scene die cut called 'Sailboat Frame' by Impression Obsession. Sometimes a person can run out of or not even think of what can all be done with this type of die. So in this class we will be learning a few different techniques that help to step up the look of the obvious basic use for this die and other like it.


WHEN: Wednesday, November 21st
TIME: 6:00pm - 8:30pm (If you would be interested in a daytime class, please let us know)
COST: $25 + tax

RSVP: 778-533-4290 OR

These lovely sailboat cards are so Victoria, and can be made very masculine and even feminine. Working with a large die cut or scene die can sometimes stump your ideas beyond the obvious. In this class we will experiment with some techniques that can be applied to these kinds of dies. We will use paint brushes and washi tape to paint ink onto the die cut to add details, and we will create an ink blended scene background to create a faux stained glass look. We will also discuss layering intricate die cuts, and share other ideas that can be done using the Impression Obsession Sailboat Frame die. These techniques can be used on other die cuts too.

PLEASE BRING TO CLASS: scissors, pencil & white eraser, old washi tape which might not be your favourite, Glossy Accents, a pin or safety pin, a couple of toothpicks, paper towel, wipes for your hands and work surface, double-sided adhesive tape (could also use a very narrow at 1/8" or use liquid glue), liquid glue, white pop-ups, non-stick craft mat, 1/4" flat brushes (2 to 4), ink blending tools & extra sponges, heat tool, and as many of the following ink pads as you have -

  • Oxide Inks - Tumbled Glass OR Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Evergreen Bough, Stormy Sky, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint OR Crushed Olive, Squeezed Lemonade OR Scattered Straw, Worn Lipstick (you can used regular Distress ink pads in these colours, just remember that it will look different than the samples) we will have ink here to borrow if need be....but you will still need your own blending sponges.

So, that is it for the class details. Lets now have a look at each card.

At first glance you might think, "there is no technique here, it's just die cut and put on the front of the card." But, did you notice the shadow being cast in places?

If you look more closely, you can see that there are three layers of the die cut all attached together to make it pop out of the card. It really makes it more interesting when you do something as simple as that. Maybe you can see it better in the next photo.

The next technique is using washi tape, a flat paint brush, and your Oxide ink pads to add some colour.

The top layer of the die cut is coloured and attached to the top of two basic layers. Same idea as the first technique because I like  more dimension. The difference is using a paint brush and Oxide ink pads with washi tape.

Okay, for the last card I wanted to give it more of a feminine look, and I wanted to use the faux stained glass technique for it.

Some of you will wonder why I did not make more of an effort to get rid of the bubbles in the Glossy Accents for this card. The reason being, have you ever looked closely at stained glass windows. The older ones have bubbles in the glass, and that is why I left them.

The background is created by using Oxide Ink pads and blending tools with water, sky with a sunset. I think for that I should have put the sun lower in the sky though. (chuckle)

It looks so much better in real life.

But this technique is quite striking on a card. I look forward to trying this again on future cards for myself.

In class we will also be discussing other techniques that can be used on die such as this one. I look forward to sharing them with you.

Happy creating!

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