Open Top Card

I decided to add an Open Top Card to my July Monthly Card Class after watching Jenn Houston’s video on Facebook.
We used the Floral Essence stamp set to create a row of flowers on a panel of Whisper White, then fussy-cut around the top edge.  Then we mounted the panel on a Blackberry Bliss card base with the hinge on the short, left side, and cut off the excess Blackberry Bliss at the top.
I gotta say I wasn’t having a great fussy-cutting day – some days I can do a smooth, even border, and other days I struggle. 

We added a piece of (retired) DSP wrapped with (retired) ribbon to the bottom of the front panel, and leaves that were stamped with an image from Painted Harvest and punched out with the Leaf Punch, then cut apart.  Floral Essence also has a leaf image that works with the Leaf Punch, but I wanted the more vein-y image for some reason.  Sentiment is from Magnolia Blooms and is cut with the Timeless Label Punch.

Here’s another example that I made with more bad fussy-cutting:

Did you know?  One can stamp and heat emboss the Magnolia Lane Cork Embellishments!  I stamped in Whisper White and sprinkled with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder before heat setting.  

Upcoming Classes

Information for All Classes:
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Nancy’s Stamping Studio

1801/151 Berkeley Street, Melbourne 3000
1 block E of Haymarket tram stop (19/59) and Flemington Rd/Peel St (58). Also 3 blocks W of Lincoln Sq./Swanston St – UniMelb tram stop. Contact for parking info.

RSVP at least 2 days before class so I can be sure to have enough materials prepared.
Monthly Card Class
Make 5 projects featuring a variety of techniques and great Stampin’ Up! products. Perfect for experienced and novice crafters!

​$30 – all supplies and afternoon tea included.

Saturday, 17 August
 RSVP deadline Thursday, 15 August
Tuesday, 20 August RSVP deadline Sunday, 18 August

Tuesday, 17 September RSVP deadline Sunday, 15 September
Saturday, 21 September RSVP deadline Thursday, 19 September

Specialty Classes
Fun Folds 2
Saturday, 3 August
 RSVP deadline Thursday, 1 August
Someone said, “A card is a hug with a fold in the middle.”  What a lovely idea…but we can go beyond that!  Come make a variety of cards that go beyond a simple crease…different to the ones made in June’s class!  You will also receive a printout with directions for each type of fold. Suitable for novice and experienced crafters.  All supplies and afternoon tea included. $30.

Playing with Pigment Sprinkles
Saturday, 7 September RSVP deadline Thursday, 5 September
Learn how to use these amazing watercolour pigment crystals on your projects.  We’ll be doing a variety of techniques, some of which will wind up on finished cards, others will be yours to take home to continue working with.  Note: I will supply gloves, but please wear clothes that can get accidentally stained without distress. All supplies and afternoon tea included. $30.

World Cardmaking Day
Saturday, 5 October
 RSVP deadline Thursday, 3 October
Plan to attend my first World Cardmaking Day event in Australia!  Stay tuned for details on this free event….

Christmas Stamp-A-Stack
Saturday, 2 November
 RSVP deadline Tuesday, 29 October
Attendees will literally stamp a stack of cards!  5 each of 5 designs for a total of 25 cards, all ready to send out for the holidays!  Note: this session may run long (or short) depending on how quickly each individual completes her cards.  Suitable for novice and experienced crafters, though most will feel more comfortable having attended one of my previous sessions.  All supplies and afternoon tea included. $50.


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