This month’s class saw us having a Taco Fiesta time. Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Guacamole and spinning piñatas, it was fun.
Wanting to spice things up a little, we started off with a simple and peeled back card. Starting with a standard white cardbase, we added a stamped and die cut red panel to the top. The Zig Zag Border from the Basic Border Dies gave a fun edge.
Stamping our Chilli image to the centre of a Stitched Square, we set to colouring with Blends Pens. Two further Chillis were stamped, coloured and hand cut to be added with Dimensionals. Within the cluster, we added a white on black heat embossed sentiment. In order to make up the sentiment, we pieced a few together. The Black twine helped pull things together.
Now for the party to really get started ….
Colour was the aim of this card and a heap full of fun. Stamping tone on tone, we started with a yellow panel that was randomly stamped with tacos. A green zig zag border was added to the left side and a strip of Bermuda Bay. This was adhered to a Real Red card base, after having added a length of black twine.
Our images were all stamped with Black Memento onto the three stitched circles and coloured with Blends Pens. Personality was added by using the faces and Mexican hats. The white on black heat embossed sentiment panel sat half way and tied in with the twine.
Our final card had me return to a technique we’d not done in a long while. Not only did we revisit the Reverse stamping technique but we created a spinning card. This card seemed perfect for our Taco Fiesta party.
- On a piece of cardstock, we stamped a single Piñata using Black Memento. Using the Stamparatus and a Silicone Sheet, we were able to reverse the image.
- Inking up the image we stamped this down onto a Silicone Sheet. Repeating this a few times in the same spot gave us good coverage.
- Carefully placing a piece of Basic White cardstock over this and anchoring down with magnets, we inked up again and stamped onto the white cardstock. This final stage of stamping, applies pressure to where the image is stamped on the silicone sheet, transferring the ink onto the reverse side of the card. You’ll get an image on both sides. Warning: The Alcohol from Blends Pens will bleed through from one side to the other, this didn’t matter for this project.
- Colouring and hand cutting both Piñata, we were ready to assemble the spinning action of the card.
Pairing up the white matting layer to our yellow card base front, we die cut our circular aperture. Taking standard white cotton needle thread, we adhered a double line of thread across the centre of the aperture. Sandwiching our now coloured Piñata on each side of this thread, we adhered the piñata together and the matting layer down.
Herb Scissors helped to create the fringing that was finished off with a centralised sentiment.
The trick with the spinning card, is to wind the piñata round and round, as you close the card. As the recipient removes and opens the card, the Piñata will spin round.
A fun Taco Fiesta set of cards that was a little different for my ladies to create and they appeared to enjoy it.
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