2013-02-18 February’s Shoebox Meeting at Janes!
You may not be familiar with the term “Shoebox Meeting.” I use it all the time to describe my craft nights with some of my friends. Basically, it is creating a card from start to finish; then putting all the supplies in a box to take with you and have your friends recreate the same design. Hopefully showing them a new technique, trying a new item or just sharing your favorite layout. This is a fun social gathering with a crafty twist. Fun stuff! And I look forward to getting together with them.
Our last gathering was last week at Jane’s house. I and a couple of friends got together for some craft time fun bringing our shoebox projects with us. Here is what we came up with for our February craft projects.
Since Jane is our hostess this month I thought it appropriate to start the close up views with her design. It was inspired by the facial tissue flower tutorial by SplitcoastStampers.com The die cuts are by Cuttlebug and the embossing folder by Stampin’ Up. I don’t recall who the verse was by, maybe Jane will pop in and let us know.
The close up of the tissue flower…Jane told us that as she watched the video (below); the flower center was made of tiny beads. She thought it looked like chewed wet bubble gum. Sooo, not appealing :-) So that was changed out to a button. Jane brought out her button jar and I found a cloth covered button that I sponged with the same pink ink that I used on the rest of the card. The leaves are a Sizzix die cut and we used pastel pencils to draw on leaf veins.
After making the tissue flower I do have a suggestion…once you are gently pulling the layers apart and the tissue begins to tear; don’t give up. That happened to me while making it too. Just continue on to the end. If the flower looks a little lopsided due to pieces that were torn off completely, just trim it down where needed with a scissors to even it out. Add additional ink in bare spots if needed. You’ll never notice the difference. Hope that helps someone!