Saturday, July 12, 2014

Solera Papercrafters July 10 Workshop

Well it's that time again.  Actually, it's been that time but I've been super busy.  Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, Patty and I get together and teach card making and scrapbooking to our fellow artists here at the Solera Community where we live.  It's fun teaching and I love to share, so I'm going to show you all what we did this last week.  On the 2nd Thursday of the month, I make 1 card and a 2-page scrapbook layout.  Patty does two cards.  My Scrapbookers come 1/2 hour earlier to complete their pages and Patty teaches the first card.  Then as soon as my Scrapbookers complete their layouts, they go over and finish making the first card.

Here are the layouts I did this week.

I found these incredible layouts on sale and picked them up for my Scrapbookers to complete.  We only charge $6.00 for the two pages, so they have to be pretty simple.  These particular layouts come completely cut and ready to go.  Just add glue, decide what embellishments you wish to pop-dot, antique your items and add photo mats. Walla!  Done.  The base page is grey with large white circles.  There is a 10 x 10 star paper centered in the middle.  A 10" x 1/2" striped paper is added across the bottom of the star paper.  Grey/White bakers twine is added to the red tag which is pop-dotted on the left.  The grey and white star is glued to the tag then pop-dotted to the page in the spot that does not go over the photo mat.  That allows room for the picture to be added.  The date banner is also pop-dotted under the 4 x 6 photo mat.  White paper was glued under the thick telephone dial which already came printed with the sentiment.  Three gems were added to the upper left corner and 1 gem was added to the "O" in the word Shot on the banner.

The base on the right side of the 2-page layout used the same grey paper with white dots.  Red bakers twine is added to the navy blue tag and glued to the top of the page.  The sentiment was first glued to the blue and white star, then both were pop-dotted to the page with the star resting on the blue tag.  Another 9" x 1/2" striped paper was added under the sentiment.  A 8 1/2" x 1/2" star stripe was added under the striped paper.  Then we added the 3 photo mats.  Blue/white bakers twine was added to the peach tag and yellow/white bakers twine was added to the green tag.  Both tags are pre-printed with the sentiments and star.  The blue banner is pop dotted over the tags.  The red/white star is placed in the center of the blue banner.  3 gems are added to the blue banner and another 3 gems were added just above the 4 x 6 photo mat.  The red arrow was placed targeting the words on the tag.  All the pieces in both layouts were inked around the edges with light blue ink.  All in all, these layouts are pretty darn cute.

The inspiration from the card I chose to do came from Pinterest.  Then I went to my scraps and paper stash to pick the pattern paper and color card stock I used here.  Some of the paper is Close to My Heart.  Some is SEI and My Mind's Eye.

 Working from the base, I chose a Robin Egg blue cardstock 81/2 x 11 and cut it in half.  The yellow base is 4 x 5 1/4.  I then trimmed red cardstock to 10 pieces of 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 square.  I corner rounded the 2 opposite edges of each piece.  I then chose 10 different pattern pieces of scrap paper and trimmed those to 1 1/8 x 1 1/8 and again corner rounded the 2 opposite edges.  Close to My Heart Star Spangled Blue Ink was used for the sentiment stamped on Close to My Heart white 2 3/8 x 1 1/8 piece of paper which is mounted on a 2 1/2 x 1 1/4 piece of red cardstock.  Last but not lease, I threaded blue and white bakers twine through a green button and tied a bow.  Then used a glue dot to adhered to one of the puzzle pieces.  It took me awhile to choose the color layout so the yellows, blues, greens and reds were distributed through out the card. But I love the final look.  My students had a choice of a green, blue or yellow button since I encourage them to make their own layout.