First, I showed them how to ink up their stamp and then add some texture and dimension to the coloring using a slightly darker marker over the image. Then they embossed their card front with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, like me, they all loved the texture they got when they used the embossing folders. After layering the image on a piece of Old Olive cardstock and tying a piece of ribbon around it we mounted it to the embossed card. This beautiful card was a CASE of a swap I got at convention from Sylvie Drader who is from Ontario Canada.
I showed them a "stepped-up" version of the card that has individual little flowers stamped and cut out and mounted to the large hydrangea with Stampin' Dimensionals as well as a vellum butterfly cut with the Beautiful Wings die and three of the new Basic Pearls for his body. Some of them were happy with their original card but a few of them were willing to go for it and cut out those tiny little flowers!
We also made some bookmarks using the Two Tags die. It was cut from a folded piece of More Mustard cardstock so it would fit over both sides of the page to stay in place more securely. We even put a little magnet at the bottom on the front and back to make extra sure we won't loose our places in our favorite books. I enjoyed seeing the different designs the ladies came up with for their bookmarks. I reckon I should have taken pictures of them all!
Don't forget my Christmas Card class Monday and Tuesday. My first Christmas Card Class of this season will be a special low rate of $10 for 10 cards! Get a start on your Christmas cards early.