‘Insides Outsides’ Craft Workshop
Hi! I promised I’d post my ‘Insides Outsides’ workshop pictures.
There were 21 ladies coming for a 10-4pm workshop and I wanted to create a day with a 3D theme; concentrating on getting the outsides and insides as interesting as each other. I always bake for days like this so this is what the kitchen looked like initially
The card at the top was a simple enough affair on the outside; a bit of masking, some gorgeous stamps from Inkadinkado0 & a ribbon tie for the front. Inside?..The mechanism for making the card pop was a really easy to create- there’s an easy version here. You can see some of the tables here,(with the girls busy creating), my very messy demo desk and also my trusty coffee flask which came in pretty handy ;-).The next project to show you is this one; this was the simplest. The inside…
a very easy rectangle of acetate behind the image. The beauty of this pop-up is that it’s straightforward, will fold flat but because of the firmness of the acetate. it will keep bouncing back.
It was made using a spiral of acetate, secured at each side of the card. As you open it up, the spiral pulls away from itself and creates a fab 3D effect, that again folds flat. I just added different Christmassy images.
Karen won the set- you can see that she was pretty chuffed!
The final project was the most complicated one using an accordion die from Karen Burniston. The decoration was kept purposely simple as it was on of those projects that seemed more complicated until you’d tried it once and then it made more sense! The papers were from Heidi Swapp and we had lots of fun trying to work out which piece stuck where and which way to fold elements and which way to decorate it! Everyone succeeded and the girls were all really good sports to give their brains such a workout.
I don’t insist they copy my sample exactly. In fact, I love to see their takes on the demo. The idea is to teach techniques rather than carbon copying & I just love teaching; it makes me really happy!
The girls seemed to enjoy themselves and we had a relaxed day with lots of chatting,laughing and general crafty mayhem!
Hope you enjoyed the sneak into the workshop. The club who I created this for are Happy Stampers North West. The club does have some spaces coming up for anyone who loves to stamp, can attend in Wirral every 3rd Monday in each month. Do get in touch via that site if you’re interested.
See you soon,