March Card Workshop

Every month I hold a workshop where you can come complete a scrapbook layout which is usually the layout I feature on the Roxybond Scrapper Team Blog Hop. But I also have a card workshop that same night.  I really had no idea I would enjoy making cards as much as I have.  I keep finding all these cool techniques.  So my challenge to myself is to try at least one new technique for the workshop.  This way I learn something new and so do the participants.  This months new technique is Iris Fold Card.  I have been seeing them all over Pinterest, so I took the plunge.

Iris flower card 4 - Version 2

Since Easter is just around the corner and CTMH has a very cute Easter Wishes stamp set, I could not resist.  I actually thought this stamp set would work as a slider style card.  Here is the end result:

Easter card 3 - Version 2

What is revealed when you pull the ribbon.

Easter card 1 - Version 2

For this next card I was also inspired by Pinterest.  I had seen these woven cards and realized it was actually a die by Simon Says Stamp.

weaving card 3 - Version 2

And my last workshop card was also Pinterest inspired (HaightMark Scrapbooking) using the Later Sk8r paper and Perfect fit birthday stamp set.

Later Sk8r birthday card 3 - Version 2

Side Step Card

There are so many really neat cards designs out there.  I recently stumbled on the side step card design and knew I needed to try one. So with my husbands birthday coming (actually to day), I figure this would be the perfect opportunity.  Here is my interpretation of the side step card.

Mike's Birthday Card 13 - Version 2

 

I thought this type of card would be something my husband could put on his desk.  So I wanted to make sure to include a photo.  The original side step card design I saw started with an 8 1/2″ by 5 1/2 ” base but I wanted it to be a bit bigger.  So I redesigned it using an 11″ x 7 ‘ base, that way it would accommodate a 3″ x 4″ photo. The base is outdoor denim card stock by CTMH. I then used Basic Grey – Oliver collection for the pattern paper and embellishments.  I did use an aqua blue and deep red card stock which matches the Oliver collection.  I used my Silhouette to cut out the large gear. Then using CTMH Perfect Fit Birthday stamp set, I slightly curved the stamps and used Barn Red CTMH ink. I wanted to be able to put a note to wish a happy birthday so I made a pocket to accommodate a tag using Daisy white card stock.

Mike's Birthday Card 14 - Version 2

 

 

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