Monthly Archives: March 2011

Picture Perfect ATCs

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Artist Trading CardSpring is finally here and it’s time to celebrate with color. You’ll make a tiny picture and wrap it in a frame (choice of three) for the April ATC Night. We’ll be using watercolor crayons for the mini-image and layering it with colorful embossed foil and collage paper. You decide the color scheme, right down to the background card. ATC Night, Thursday, April 21, 2011, starting right at 6:30 p.m till 8-or-so at Stampin’ From the Heart, 11720 Washington Place (at McLaughlin), Los Angeles. (Call 310-391-0466 for directions.) Instructor: Jessica Hollowell. All materials supplied. Cost $10. You will get one of my cards and make two of your own. Trading is optional. If you wish to trade, please bring around a dozen cards of your own design, including one for me and one for Karen’s collection at the store. What’s an ATC? See the link on this site for details.

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Postcard Postcards

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PostacardNo, your eyes are not playing tricks on you: there’s a double layer of postcards in the background of the April selection for Postcard Night. I just can’t resist these fabulous Cavellini wrapping paper postcards. Plenty to choose from. And then the Artchix Studio mini-postcards are kinda irresistible too. Well, if one postcard’s good, two’s great. There will be a number of main images to choose from, including this one, at top, from Stampers Anonymous. Birds–just can’t get enough of ’em. And just to make things even more interesting, the backs of the cards will feature Postcard words from the Tim Holtz collection by Stampers Anonymous.  Postcard Night, Friday, April 22, 2011, starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. and goes till 8-or-so at Stampin’ From the Heart, 11720 Washington Place (at McLaughlin) in Los Angeles. (Call 310 391-0466 for directions). Instructor: Jessica Hollowell. All materials supplied. Cost: $10. You’ll make two cards.

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Dramatic Corrugated Cardboard

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Artist Trading CardYes, drama and corrugated cardboard don’t seem to belong in the same sentence, but I found some wonderful colors of this textured material and they just seemed to pop on this beautiful black cardstock (inside is white to stamp a greeting). We’ll coordinate with embossed images, which you get to color with Distress Inks for a perfect storm of color and texture. Great for birthdays or any occasion. Join paper and book arts instructor Jessica Hollowell for Make-It/Take-Take Night, Friday, March 11, 2011, at Stampin’ From the Heart in Los Angeles, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Cost is $5 per card, and all materials are supplied. You can make one or more as long as supplies last. Hope to see you there!

Stripes and Lines Postcard

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Post CardThis month at Postcard Night, we will be further exploring how to use corrugated cardboard–my latest passion. This time we’ll pair lovely colored corrugated cardboard with another of my faves: paint chips and top it off with my other fave, inchies colored with another fave, glitter gel pens. Wow, I have so many favorites; did I mention gold leaf pens and color staples? Yes, they are all on this one card!! Please join paper and book arts instructor Jessica Hollowell at Postcard Night, Friday, March 25, 2011, at Stampin’ From the Heart in Los Angeles, We start promptly at 6:30 p.m. and go till 8 or so. Cost is $10 to make two cards, all materials are supplied. Hope to see you there.

Corrugated ATCs

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Artist Trading Card Artist Trading Card Ah , the wonders of corrugated cardboard. Just by tearing off one layer of this ubiquitous (it’s everywhere) material, a whole new world of texture is revealed. It begs for color and that’s what this month’s Artist Trading Card is going to be all about. We’ll give a new life to a piece of dull, lifeless and utilitarian corrugated cardboard. First, a couple of coats of Making Memories paint, some shimmer with a touch of Lumiere and then stamp it up and embellish. What a transformation! I just couldn’t stop making them. Join instructor Jessica Hollowell, Los Angeles-based paper and book artist, for ATC Night, 6:30-8 p.m., Thursday, March 31, 2011, at Stampin’ From the Heart. We start right on time for a trade and then have a demo and you get to make 2 of these corrugated beauties. Suggestion: bring rubber gloves. Cost is $10, all materials supplied. Hope to see you there.

For those who wish to trade: Please bring at least 10 cards to trade. One for everyone trading, one for the instructor and one for the store’s collection. Not sure what  an Artist Trading Card is? Please see the page on this site “What’s an ATC?”