April Cards & Coffee.

April Cards & Coffee.

This month’s Cards & Coffee class theme was Mother’s Day.

To make these cards we used the Floral Essence stamp set and coordinating punch. I am so sad that these items are going to be retired with the next Annual Catalogue! The stamp set is so easy to use, and features some super sweet sentiments.

Inspiration for the colour scheme for these two cards came from another Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator named Alisa Tilsner. The colours Alisa had used were Rococo Rose, Blushing Bride, Pool Party, and Bermuda Bay. You can see her original project pictures at the end of this blog post.

To keep the card designs within a beginner/casual crafter level I made use of stamping and sponging colouring, as well as using the coordinating punch to add interest. For this card we used the three petal flower image to create the background in tone-on-tone stamping. This technique is a simple way to make your own Designer Series Paper. We sued the Sponge Brushes to add some colour around the four edges.

For this next card, we used a fun masking technique to add colour to the front panel. The Sponge Brushes are great for adding nice, smooth colour in larger areas. We used a different flower image in the stamp set, and added detail with the small leaf and the flower centre. To add some pizzazz, we spritzed the masked area with Frost White Shimmer Paint using a Water Painter.

A wee heart trinket from the Playful Pets Trinkets pack tied onto the sentiment strip with a length of Blushing Bride Twine from the Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack finished off the card nicely.

Happy crafting x

Megan

January Cards & Coffee.

January Cards & Coffee.

2021 brings exciting changes to the classes I offer at Made by Megan! One of which is my Cards & Coffee class held in a local cafe. This class is designed to be suitable for beginner stampers up to casual crafters – anyone really who wants to dedicate some time to getting crafty, having a good cuppa, and enjoying the company of likeminded people.

This month’s theme was ‘With Love’, perfect for almost any occasion or celebration. Great to keep aside for Valentine’s Day (GALentine’s Day).

One card uses Magenta Madness cardstock as the base, a scalloped heart punched out of Just Jade, a straight edge heart punched out of Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper, and the sentiment stamped onto Bumblebee cardstock.

The second card is made using Early Espresso for the card base, Cinnamon Cider for the layer, and a straight edged heart punched out in Petal Pink. A zig-zag of Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon just finished off the design.

We made the two cards using the Heartfelt Bundle. I just love bundles that feature punches, they make crafting just that bit easier to do, and they don’t require a tonne of supplies or tools.

This months class was so much fun, I’m looking forward to next month and hopefully meeting some new people. Check out the Classes tab on my blog, or follow me on Facebook for the event details – @megantearemade.

Happy crafting x

Megan