Aaaahhhh . . . . after a break for the Friday night curry - yum! - here are pictures of some of what we did in craft class at the Glitter Pot today.
In the morning Jane was showing us some ideas of what to do with the new Woodware Flower and Leaf Maker punches. This flower was made using the Dahlia punch - two layers punched from patterned double sided paper and then shaped with the character shaper tool after shading the edges with an ink pad. The flower centre is made using two layers punched with the Woodware Blink Blink punch, shaded and shaped with an embossing ball tool. The calyx uses a shape punched with the Leone Em Lillium Feather punch. The stem is florists wire and tape, which is held inside the calyx with a blob of silicone glue. Really quick and easy to make. We also made a flower without a stem to put on a card, but I haven't finished that, so will post when it's done.
The other card we made uses a couple of different Leaf Maker punches. Used various green and brown papers, adding blotches with ink pads before shaping. The leaves have a small hole punched in the top, with ribbon threaded through and knotted. They are then are stuck to the card with little foam pads. I don't think that I would have come up with the idea of a row of leaves like this, and initially I wasn't too sure, but have decided that I quite like it now! Not totally happy with my leaf colours and placement, but maybe that will grow on me too!
In the afternoon we worked with Art Impressions stamps, but will post those another day.