Sorry about the delay. I must admit, something has been wrong with our Internet provider lately it is so slow in some cases it takes over 5 minutes to open anything on the web so this is why I can't have enough time to post anything on here because I have little time to do all that. So bare with me, I am also getting a new computer next week. So, calling provider as well as changing my whole system will bring good things. One important one will be more patience sending posts to you.
I have been into making cards for classes I have 2 more classes to come and I still have my Christmas cards to make near 30 if I recall, also have made some intricate Birthday cards, building the flowers first and then designing the card was such a fun thing to do. Starting with a blank slate is so much fun. I also had been taking care of the garden closing it for Winter season, cleaning up the leaves making such a mess. Cleaning house, and all the good stuff we all need to do to keep a household clean and organized.
I finally had time to resize my photos of the show so this is why I am here today. So I will add them all. Tomorrow I will be posting a picture of the Birthday card I made and the other one will have to wait for a few weeks or as soon as I am told it has arrived. But at least for tomorrow I can post one of them.
These butterfly cards were stunning. More than pictures can show. The butterflies used are on acetate as you see on the photo below this one.
This photo below is showing Vintage images we all have seen at some point online. It is printed on the acetate sheet with an eggshell colored paper behind it. For the first time I tool the time to make a card "Make and take" at any show and I attended so many thus far. Usually it is always too full to wait for one's turn. But this time I was next so I took the time. There are cards below that are made with this technique.
This poppy card was made with a glittered backdrop. Then the next layer was the acetate printed image put on the top of the glitter back and two peel off corners were used to secure the acetate piece. It is a very simple card to make but the effect is beautiful.
The butterfly card is a fun technique to try. If you have any outlined peel offs you never knew how to use them for, here is the perfect simple technique to use them. The result is really beautiful. Just take vellum, stick peel off to desired area, then on a foam pad turn around to wrong side and with a fairly large stylus rub gently inside the lines and slowly in a circular motion press on the vellum enough so it will get whiter and create a puffy look on the right side. It should all be done with a light pressure on the stylus. Repeat until a foam dot can be used behind (in this case the butterfly) to keep the puffy look intact once put on the card.
The coloring is made on the wrong side of the vellum as the last step before finishing the card.
The Vintage hand with a rose card is similar to the one I had made for the make and take. I had to use a lacquered type glue with a very skinny needle ending to help covering small details on the back of the acetate then glitter was covering the glue and set aside to dry. Once again, peel offs corners were then used to secure the acetate sheet in place
As you can see, there are still punches being sold. Most of what you see on the table is for flower use which is an area I usually hang out for about 30 minutes. They had the Cheery Lynn Designs wafer dies behind, by the wall. So that is where I was for a while.
As you can see, it was a very quiet show, which meant it was easy for me to see what I was looking for at the show. But I was also scratching my head as to why there was much less merchants there as the list online was much larger and had not been updated. Oh well. I still was able to do my shopping as a long time anticipated show. We had a nice travel there and back, it was nice getting away from the busy routine. I hope it isn't a sign that the shows are disappearing soon....Oh nooooooooooo!
I hope you enjoyed the photos. Come back tomorrow for my pretty card to share.
Make it a wonderful day! Thank you for your lovely comments, you always make me smile