Today I'm sharing Sandi's Class Projects. We Started with the Star Studded Greetings Accordion card. What I really enjoyed about this project is that each person created her own design on the stars - no two cards were alike! In our kit we received star templates, a base card, a variety of colors of CS for our stars, and the important T strip to bring everything together. Some people cut patterns from the colored paper and glued it onto their stars. I decided to use one of the black artist pens we got in our goodie bags to draw patterns on the stars. I liked the black contrast against the various colors - plus I'm a doodler. I doodle a lot. If you look in my work notebook, you'll see lots of doodles - trees, flowers, swirls in the margins. Some pages have more doodles than notes. :o)
The assembly was pretty straight forward. The only tricky part is making sure you attach your large stars so they are not lower than the bottom of your card. Also be sure to attach your stars on the flat part of the T strip - not the in the fold!! That happened to a couple ladies. We live, we glue, we learn how to fix.
The next project was the Flower Pop-Up card. Again, each one was unique. We each created our own "flower garden" - colors, sizes, and shapes. I like to outline in black (outlining goes with doodling), so I drew my flowers, stems, and leaves first and then cut around them. Others cut freehand, and even tore their flowers for a really different look! In our packet we had a nice selection of Thank You rub on stickers.
The outside of the card was a cut out flower and leaves. I added highlights on the black border with a silver glitter pen . All the directions for these two cards are in Sandi's new book, Pop-Up Cards. It is a different type of card making book, one that allows your own creativity to flow. The book has big pictures, a patterns section, drawings and tips boxes.