Thursday, February 14, 2008

Faux Demo

I spent a good part of the past weekend preparing some cards for a demo that I scheduled for Tuesday, the 12th at the store. The demo was on different faux techniques. But Mother Nature decided it wasn't going to be a demo day and dumped enough snow and ice on our area to keep everyone out of the store on Tuesday! So I'll have to reschedule it, but in the meantime here are a few of the cards I created for the demo! These are all fairly simple designs, as you can see. I tend to keep them that way for demos because I want to focus on the product or technique I'm demo'ing and not all the elements of the card.

This first one is faux stitching, of course! Just an easy technique of poking holes around the perimeter of the green cardstock, and joining the holes with a white gel pen. I am so in love with that new Hedgehog image from Penny Black!

Stamps: Hedgehog, thinking of you (Penny Black); Cardstock: Sea Water, Lemonade, Petunia, Parakeet (Bazzill Basics), white (Georgia Pacific); Ink: Onyx Black (Versafine), Rouge and Yellow Citrus chalk ink (Clearsnap); markers (Tombow); Accessories: super jumbo scalloped circle punch, jumbo circle punch (Marvy), awl (Excel), white gel pen (Gelly Roll), grid ribbon (Creative Impressions), clear embossing powder (Ranger), dimensional adhesives, sponge, aquapainter, hole punch (miscellaneous).

This card was for my faux metal technique! I did a similar design to this last year when I had a Stampin' Up class at my house, and everyone loved the look so I decided to do it for the store. If I get some time, I will post a tutorial on how to do this technique! It's so easy but really creates an impressive look!

Stamps: decorative cube (Impression Obsession), thinking of you (Rubber Soul); Cardstock: Velvet, Sweethearts, Jade, Black (Bazzill Basics), white (Hollo's); Inks: Chianti pigment ink (Clearsnap); Accessories: silver embossing powder (Judikins), clear embossing powder (Ranger), gingham ribbon (May Arts).

This last card demonstrates a faux suede technique! I learned how to do this technique from Linda Bullard on SCS after I saw this card of hers! In her description of the card, she tells how to do the technique, so be sure to check it out and try it yourself!

Stamps: gratitude (Hero Arts); Cardstock: Aqua, Dark Denim, Black (Bazzill Basics), cream (The Paper Cut), brown paper bag; Inks: Versamark (Tsukineko); Accessories: brown Liquid Applique (Marvy), antique brass brads (Gary Burlin), Vintage Photo distress embossing powder (Ranger), dimensional adhesives.

Thanks for stopping by for a little Fe, Fi, Faux Fun!


Lise Roy said...

You have great cards for your demo!!!
Looking forward to read your tutorial on faux metal technique.

Becky G said...

Sorry that the weather hampered your demo class! These are all fantastic cards! At least your all prepared for the next time.
I love your new blog banner! Happy Valentines Day!


Linda Carson said...

Simplicity is good. It will keep those newbies coming back. These cards are fantastic!

Card~I~ology Creations said...

bummer about the weather but thanks so much for sharing your work and these faux techniques

Valerie said...

awwww that little hedgehog is adorable! do you have him in your store to purchase?

I have been posting some pink cat cards on my blogger go check them out:)

kerri said...

Love them all you are a very creative lady.

** Isa ** said...

Great cards for demo Tammy! Simple but very effective!

Hugs xxx