Saturday, September 24, 2011

Fond Memories Workshop Projects

Today, I'm teaching at Fond Memories'  Fall Workshop (my LSS) .  Always a fun day!  After  many weeks of preparation we finaly get to share all the new products and beautiful creations made with those products!   You can see all the cards on the Fond Memories   There are 10 projects.  Nine are individual cards and one is a set of little fall note cards. 

I created 2 of the 10 card projects.  One uses the new Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia!  The reason being is I had that set to work with long before they were in the stores.  Honestly, the sets that we ordered at CHA just came in this past week in time for the workshop!  Hooray for that!

I used paper by Authentique and Graphic 45 on the card front.  The poinsettia and leaves were cut and embossed. Then Distress inks were rubbed over the veins - Aged Mahogany on the poinsettia and Forest Moss on the leaves. The flower center is Candi  from Craftworkscards.  Distress Antique Linen was rubbed over the entire card front.  A quick way to "age" the paper!  I tied a very loose bow of seam binding that was colored with Antique Linen Stain.  A little strip with the verse is held in place with a pearl head pin.

My second card uses a stamp from Penny Black....

The background for the stamp was created with Broken China, Wild Honey and Weathered Wood Distress Stains.  I taught some of the demonstrators how to make this card on Thursday.  It was pretty amazing to see the background tranformed once this image was stamped on it!  Most of them didn't like the background until the image was stamped over it!!!   I used some new big background stamps from Impression Obsession to create the pattern on the Kraft card front.  By using Distress inks to match the stains, the colors are totally coordinated.  Even the seam binding has been colored with Distress Stain! 

Hope you enjoy this inspiration!  I'll see some of you at the workshop!!!!

Happy Creating!


Elizabeth Allan said...

Judy the crafters at the workshop were treated to some fabulous ideas by you!

Narah-Kimberly said...

The combination of the background and this stamp are really lovely!! :)