Friday, 9 April 2010

Mojo, Mojo, Mojo - For Beginners

In addition to workshops & classes, I hope to inspire my customers to try something new with their own stash of stamps & paper craft supplies when they go home.  With that in mind, I issued a challenge today to my regular group of ladies.  It goes like this:    Using the basic sketch template below, make one card using only supplies you have on hand.   IF you want to step it up a notch, make 4 of the same design (more if you like), and we'll hold a swap at the next class on 23rd April. 

This template can be found on the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator website.  Another perk of being a demo is that we have access to all sorts of special goodies - think about it, you should join!

Now, this is a basic sketch because you may have never attempted anything like this before.  However, if you have, feel free to step it up any way you like.  But remember, simple cards can be very eye-catching and effective, so don't feel you have to do more than the basic shapes are indicating.

Lastly, this challenge is open to anyone.  So if you can't get to a class but still want to play, please post a comment with a link to your creation.  

For more inspiration, here's a couple of cards my daughter made using the template:

And one from me:

Notice how we haven't used any embellishments on the cards?  That's not to say you can't, but if you want to keep it simple, let the stamped images and/or the patterned paper speak for themselves.   By colouring the stamps with markers, you can get a number of colours on one image - cute on the bird & it also gives the greeting some definition on the same card.

Look forward to seeing what you come up with!  

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