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.
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.