Thursday, May 21, 2009

Be Yourself.. and Shoot for the Moon

...Since I have kind of abandoned my blog and my dear readers, and do not post every single day anymore, I have decided to treat you all today and to show you TWO CARDS instead of one!! Both of these cards are for my upcoming "Be Yourself..." card class at Cranberry Hill Mercantile. We will make three cards in this class, all different (VERY DIFFERENT) styles and designs. I am still working on a third card and will show it to you in a couple of days. This class is scheduled for:

Thursday, June 4th, 11 am to 2 pm
Thursday, June 4th, 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Tuesday, June 16th, 12 pm to 3 pm

Please bring your favorite adhesive and the foam tape to the class. All other supplies will be provided. The cost of this class is $30.00

Also, for those of you who cannot attend the class or if you don't live in the area or if you are coming to the class but would like to make more then one set of cards, these cards will also be available as the Class Kit. Each Class Kit will include all pre-cut and scored materials, all punched out elements, all the die cuts and all stamped images. The sheet with the photos of the completed cards with the measurements and the list of recommended Copic Markers will be included with your kit. The cost of the Class Kit is $35.00.The Class Kits will be available for a limited time, only until June 16th.

Please call Cranberry Hill Mercantile at 408-736-9151 to sign up for the class and/or to purchase your kit/s.

Both of these cards measure 6" x 6".

On the first card I used the image from Stampotique, she is a Lilac girl.. So CUTE!! I colored her with Copic Markers and accented with the Sakura Gelly Roll pen in Stardust and Spica pen in Olive (luv these!!). I just LOVE this sentiment from Hero Arts.. "be yourself... everyone else it taken" Isn't it neat? The flowers and the leafs were punched out. I used the same Spica pen to outline the leafs.. This crazy paper in bright green with the green embossed sparkly dots is by Making Memories and the bright pink paper with the punched out holes is by Creative Imaginations. Linen paper is by My Yellow Bicycle. The pink pearl stickers are from Hero Arts. I have not made a bright card like that in a long time, maybe even ever!! But I like it!! Have to stretch my limits sometimes ;-)

I am not very happy with the pictures of the second card.. Again, I am having hard time taking photos of the card made out of the metallic cardstock.. Trust me, this card looks SO MUCH better in real life!!

I fell IN LOVE with this sentiment from Stampotique!! Make sure to read it!! The little girl with the wings is from Stampotique as well. I thought that the sentiment and the image go so great together. Maybe I am crazy (OK, some of you will dispute the "maybe"), and of course, English is not my first language.. But.. I think this would make a great High School Graduation card.. What do you think?

I created the grid on the main layer with my Scor-Pal and used the Gold Zig Painty Pen to make the gold dots. Used Label 1 set Nestabilites to cut out the sentiment and the layers. Flowers are the stamp from Daisy Bucket, it is actually one flower. I cut out the center of it to create the layer for the larger flower and to make a small flower. The flowers were heat embossed with the black embossing powder on the navy blue metallic cardstock, I then added Stickles (of course..). The dew drops in the centers of the flowers. The corners are Fiskars Photo Corner Fancy punch.

See.. I told you that these cards are VERY DIFFERENT ;-)

All of the supplies used to design these cards are available for purchase at Cranberry Hill Mercantile. If you don't live in the area, please call the store during the business hours at 408-736-9151 to make your purchase.

:) Irina


Bevb said...

Yep the cards are very different but I love them both. Love the sentiments. TFS

Cody said...

Although I personally may not be interested in card making, while scrolling through blogs, when i came across yours I showed my mother and she has been big into scrapbooking lately and thinks card making may be her next hobby now! she says your cards are beautiful!
Anyways, I just joined Blogger and am trying to get followers to read my blog you should really check it out if you have time

Brittany said...

I just love that first card! That image and sentiment is so adorable. I love it!! Great great job, friend.
-Brittany xx

Mrs Adept said...

LOL - Oh I just love the sentiment in the first card - great card too by the way. :)

doina said...

I think you are slowly and surely falling in love with the "skinny", funny stamp and so am I.
On June 4 I will be in Arlington, Va. for a few days, but I'm buying the kit. The cards are beautiful and the second one is elegant and very soul-touching. Are you a romantic ? See you soon . Love, doina

LuLu said...

Love the cards and the sentiments yo have used are brilliant.

Can't come to your class but if you're flying over to the UK soon, maybe you could run a class here ! ! !


Nicole said...

That second card turned out VERY nice! I think you got it just right with the flowers in the lower left corner. Can't wait to see it in person tomorrow!