So, for yesterdays road trip I pottered off to Exmouth to some workshops organised by Janet who owns Japonica in the town.
It was a great crafty day out and I learnt lots. We had three 2-hour workshops through the day, needless to say I haven't quite finished a couple of bits from 2 of these (opportunity for more blog features) but I did finish the cards on the last one which was taught by Francoise Read.
Francoise is a very talented lady who designs for Woodware and makes the most lovely cards.
Funnily enough the cards used the latest spring release stamps!
The backgrounds of the main panels were covered in paper then stamped on with flowers from a couple of different flower sets. The words were then a further stamp on top - you will notice I wasn't quite persuasive enough on the 'smile' stamp and could of done with my stamp-a-ma-jig - but you get the idea.
We also heated up the ribbon lightly with a heat gun, something I had never done before and I thought this was a great effect. The tip (I think) was that the ribbon has to have a high polyester content, think that is the right way round - always worth testing a little bit to see if it melts first!!
Some card candi turned up again too - that does seem to be embellishment of the moment I fancy.
In between the Mothers Day cards I shall try & finish my other projects to share.