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Sunday, 9 October 2011

Card making workshop

Today I spent 4 hours at my favourite local craft shop Dalexkrafts doing a card making workshop. The workshop was organised to concentrate on card ideas for christmas.  Caroline, who runs the workshops is always trying to come up with new ideas for us to try.
Shown below are just three of the cards we made today.  To my mind the cards are simple in design but can be embellished as much or as little as you want.

Card one
This card used the baubles stamp from Docrafts Papermania range.  Simply stamped out, coloured in promarkers and cut out.  The red background was done using one of the baubles and versamark ink.  A ribbon and stamped sentiment finish it off nicely.

Card Two
A fold back card using a die cut christmas tree, some backing papers, ribbon bow, sentiment and a few gems.  Quick to do but very effective.

Card Three
This final card is a little more unusual in that we used 3 squares of paper to make a stand up pyramid shape which was then embellished.  Again, we used Papermania stamps and sentiments and added some snowflakes made from punches.

Decided that this is a versatile shape and am going to have a go at making a centre table decoration with it for christmas.  Will post something on here when I get a chance to have a go, so keep your eyes peeled.

Thanks for looking and if anyone is in the area of Dalexcrafts they are well worth a visit.  Not sure how they manage to fit so much into the space that they have.
Thanks for looking and won't ramble on any longer.


Sandra said...

Really like these cards, especially card 1. I have this stamp but not really done anything with it as yet so I am now inspired.

Sandra x

magagi said...

Thanks Sandra. x