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Modern Vintage Card with Birds & Flowers

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Link: Video Tutorial, Hello, Monday 06.10.2013 – the CLASSroom

Ever since I created this first batch of “modern vintage” designs, I’ve been wanting to create more–the whole concept of taking vintage art and giving it a fresh, clean presentation gives me heart palps!

I must confess, I think this is one of my all time favoritest card designs ever. Like, in the history of the world ever. Because:

  • It has a bird, of course
  • There’s a little dimension
  • There’s a lotta white space
  • It’s clean
  • It’s simple
  • It’s just so… elegant! So chic! Which is rather shocking, considering I’m probably the least elegant/chic person I know!

It should be noted: I don’t even like purple (ducks to avoid rotten tomatoes). But this combo literally makes me swoon. Grape Juice and Raspberry Jam.  Who’da thunk?!

It’s a good thing nobody saw me… what with all the monkey-clappin’ and bouncin’ all over the place…

 

 

1Julie

 

New video tutorial on deck today in the CLASSroom: A Graduation Card

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Link: Hello, Monday 06.03.2013 – the CLASSroom

I love the lower profile of the Lifestyle Crafts embossing folders–have had my eye on the one  (Celebrate) used on this design for a while and thought it would be perfect for the idea I had in mind for this graduation card!

See all that POW glitter paper goodness? That stuff is *awesome*!!! When you watch the video, you’ll see how I maximized it! (arms wrapped ’round self, deep chortling)

1Julie

Cool online class: Technique Toolbox with Claudine Hellmuth

I’m thrilled to be a guest contributor for my sweet and talented friend Claudine Hellmuth’s upcoming class:

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Technique Toolbox
Master 25 mixed-media techniques in 5 weeks taught by Claudine Hellmuth
5 week workshop
7/15/2013-8/18/2013

Create a faux tintype image transfer, make art with Elmer’s glue and a plastic bag, create a gesso chalkboard—these are just a few of the amazing techniques featured in this class! Technique Toolbox is your chance to brush up on these (and 22 more) mixed-media techniques with nationally known collage artist and illustrator Claudine Hellmuth as your guide.

Technique Toolbox consists of 25 instructional videos and 25 professionally designed “recipe cards” that outline each technique. You’ll file these printable recipes inside an adorable handmade toolbox you’ll create in class. And that’s not all! Claudine has invited 20 fellow artists and crafters (including me, yay!!!) to create exclusive projects with her techniques, giving you plenty of ideas for creative, real-world applications—from scrapbook pages to wall décor.

To read the rest of the class description and to register click HERE.

Hope you’ll join in–knowing Claudine and all the contributors involved, it’s going to be an amazing 5 weeks of cool stuff–I even tried something I hadn’t before for my contribution!  WOOT!!!

1Julie

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