Last week I was fortunate to attend a class by the owner of IO herself, Mitra! She was in town for the Stampfest show in Orlando and our wonderful store owner Claire of Stamp and Deliver invited her to do a class.
Mitra had four tables set up with all the supplies needed for that card and we rotated around. The card above was by far the easiest card for me as it didn’t involve watercoloring. It used Copics!!! We began by stamping the stripes in chalk ink and then on the green cardstock. Next we took the watermelon stamp and stamped it once in pink then flipped the circle around and stamped it again in black. The sentiment was added and then quickly assembled the card. Not very hard at all.
Now on to the cards I struggled with.
This stamp is a very cute scene with the wooden chair, towel and shells. We stamped it on a piece of kraft cardstock then used markers and a water brush to color it in. Once that was done, we used a scor-pal to score a frame around the image. We also scored the background paper that we created with a bubble stamp. The sentiment was stamped and cut out. We added a bit of diamond glaze and sprinkled sand for a realistic effect. Miniature shells were added as a final touch.
The third card was a fun card to color since it was images of candy! Again we used markers and a water brush to color. Once that was done and the two layers assembled, we used diamond glaze with vintage glass glitter so the rock candy looked good enough to eat.
The final card seemed to be the favorite of most of the ladies.
To save time for us, Mitra had already stamped and embossed the image in gold detail powder for us. She also pre-made the cute shrinky dink sentiment. This was a bit easier to color with the lines being embossed. I still am not very happy with my sky but I was tired of painting at this point. We attached the sign with a piece of hemp and set the eyelets. I will share a tip that Mitra did with us for watercoloring. She gave us each a square of white plastic tablecloth to use as our palette. Just swipe the marker on the plastic cloth and it is easy to pick up with your water brush.
Mitra is a super sweet lady and very talented. I am so glad she agreed to take the time and teach us this class.