Friday, March 11, 2011

Easter Class

I held my March Easter class yesterday (I'm also holding it tonight) and I have to admit, I was not sure it would be a success.

Being organised, I'd decided ages ago on the project, but left it until the night before to prep and make my own sample.  And at 11pm I decided I HATED it, but it was too late to design a new project!

Of course, in the morning, after a cup of tea and actually finishing the project off I decided it wasn't so bad.  Thankfully my lovely customers agreed!    We made a project I discovered on UStamp, a pretty woven basket with a matching gift card.  The original was designed with a set of cards, but this one has chocolate eggs in it.

Ink:  Black Stazon, Versamark
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Stamps:  Tiny Tags, Easter Blossoms
Other:  Black satin ribbon, crochet trim, Black embossing powder, heat gun, 
Hodgepodge Hardware, Tombow Multi glue, Sticky Strip.
My main problem was that I was rushing and not allowing the glue time to dry - which made for a sticky, frustrating and lopsided project!  I must say the baskets my ladies made were much nicer than mine!

Lovely Michelle and her basket of goodies!

My baby sister Jane

Beautiful Sarah - see how much neater her basket is?
I didn't get a photo of my other customer's (my cousin Sarah) basket, but believe me, all these girls outdid me, hands down!  I suppose slowing down, starting it at a decent hour, and letting the glue dry before trying to weave will help!  That and having a good teacher, right?  *crickets*

The stamp set I used for the gift card is from the Summer Mini - such a gorgeous sillhouette!  We heat embossed it with black embossing powder and it looks fantastic on the Very Vanilla cardstock.  Elegant.  Remember that the Summer Mini will finish at the end of the month, so don't delay if you want it!

2 comments:

Manda said...

Love it love it love it....well done lovely!! We must catch up soon....hugs...Manda

Pam Bradford said...

I love your easter card Lou, it's beautiful.