Beautiful You – Class design process

I love running my papercrafting classes, and designing the projects for each one is great fun.

Here is a little bit of detail on how the class design process works for me.

Usually I’ll have drawn a few rough sketches of design ideas in a notebook beforehand.  However, more often than not, the projects I create are a bit different to what I had originally drawn!

I normally end up creating more projects than I need for each class and therefore some don’t make the cut.  The main reasons are the project being too time consuming or the design not working at that point.

The following card is one that didn’t make the cut!

Beautiful You Stampin' Up! UK

This design wasn’t used at my recent Beautiful You Class as it would have taken a while to complete all of the elements.  We did, however, end up making one very similar to this that took about 3 minutes from beginning to end instead!  Keep an eye on my Pinterest boards for the Class projects.

This design uses a Stampin’ Pad, a Watercolor Pencil and a Blender Pen.  After stamping the dancing lady image, I softened the lines with a Blender Pen to create depth.

The thread is Thick Baker’s Twine that I’ve separated into three strands before attaching to the front of the card.  A great tip to make the Thick Baker’s Twine less bulky.

This is a really versatile card as the hat, cardstock and thread are all coordinated so could be changed to any colour.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young - HIPPOFROG Designs

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Beautiful You Clear-Mount Stamp SetWatercolor PencilsWhisper White A4 CardstockEarly Espresso Classic Stampin' PadCalypso Coral A4 CardstockWhisper White A4 Thick CardstockCalypso Coral Thick Baker’S TwineBlender PensLayering Ovals Framelits DiesSnail AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals