I enjoy do a variety of creative projects but one I haven’t gotten into is card making. Probably because I have a stash of cards I’ve purchased here and there. Likes dozens of them… and that’s not counting all the blank note cards!
But at a recent Homemakers meeting the lesson was on card making. A good, interesting, frugal topic…fun too.
Geri went over a half dozen different techniques that are regularly used in card making: stamping, embossing, stitching, collage, pens & markers, and quilling.
She brought enough supplies that after her demonstration we all were able to give it a go ourselves. Everyone jumped right in on it and had a great time.
Applying embossing powder to a stamped image.
Then heating the powder to ‘melt’ it into a metallic image.
Bobby made an embossed card.
Silver and gold embossed butterflies. You know, I have a heat gun...I really need to use this method with some of my projects.
Kathy tries her hand at quilling.
I think her butterfly and flower turned out great.
Me? I tried some stitching…
…and a bit of everything else too! My card was kind of a 'sampler' so I can use it to remind myself of what I learned.
It was a fun make and take all by itself but Geri also brought us lunch to go with it. What a great afternoon of socializing!