I had the opportunity recently to attend a workshop at Krafters Cart where we created this beautiful card. I must admit when Meetu advertised the class I thought that's not my normal style but I'm thrilled I did decide to book in as I loved it ALL!
A lot of the elements were prepared for us but I'll try & recall what we did. We sponged each flower & leaf with a co-ordinating Memento ink. Then the fun started we dry embossed the back of each flower petal with a Tonic embossing stylus tool. I mainly used the one with the biggest ball even on the smaller flowers as it was fastest. The big ball was amazing it really made each petal bend beautifully & the wee mat that comes with the set is deep & spongy so it also really helped a lot. At first I was using an old mouse pad I had taken & I borrowed the 2nd biggest tool of someone as my old ones with tiny balls weren't giving the depth that others were getting. Using my old mouse pad with a Tonic big ball stylus it was working but slow going & not really that deep a pop, so I would personally recommend buying the whole set & getting the Tonic pad as well. The whole set is $35 from Krafters Cart. I do love that about Tonic how reasonable all their products are.
We even dry embossed the leaves a wee bit but just dry embossing down the main central vein.
The flowers in this set are Heartfelt Creations Dogwood Flowers and whats also very cool as I discovered is that the Heartfelt Creation flowers actually stamp out clusters of individual flowers so even though it looks like a lot of flowers it's actually 3 stamps for the flowers and 2 for the leaves so the stamping & die-cutting is not really that onerous. Looking at the cluster above I'm guessing the leaves have been stamped twice to give us the number we were working with.
The flowers were glued down on the mats (Spellbinders) then we added a pool of Art Glitter glue (another new product for me) & added some mini Prills. The colour I used was Lettuce Entertain You! The Art Glitter glue dries clear & it was fabulous to work with.
As my title says I am in love with these, I'm not sure if a stick-on pearl will ever cut the mustard again. I think this little jar which cost me $8 will last me a very long time as a little goes a long way.
Well I discovered lots of great new products to play with & I'm sure some lucky person that receives this card will be pretty blown away about how fabulous it is. Thanks Meetu I had a ball & I'm looking forward to the next crafting day.
✿ Karen ✿