This weekend was so much fun, having Theresa Laurent with Memory Box Stamp Company here teaching classes. I was awarded the opportunity to take BOTH of her classes, and let me tell you, they were terrific!
She taught us many new colored pencil coloring techniques, as well as showing us how to layer stamped images with patterned papers to give our cards depth and texture. The stamps she used were the New Spring designs from Memory Box Stamps. This collection includes many woodland creatures, including 3 different owls, squirrels, birds, and bunnies. If you remember in the past few years, Memory Box has had a specialty line of Penguins doing everything from fishing, dancing, and partying, to a penguin in hair rollers in her robe, saying "I don't do mornings!" Well, this Spring they have introduced a line of Panda's starting with the Gardening Panda that was used in this class. He is very cute!
If you were lucky enough to be able to attend these classes, you have a stack of new cards to sit and drool over. If you weren't able to attend, be sure and stop by the store and check out all of the sample cards Theresa left for us, and we will be happy to share with you answers to any questions you may have about how these cards were done, or the products used to make them. We still have almost all of the different stamps available, along with the patterned papers, cards, inks, and tiny sparkly jewels and pearls used as accents.
We have also just recently received a shipment of beautiful specialty papers from American Crafts. These are 8 1/2" X 11" cardstock weight papers in metallic gold, silver, and copper, along with pastel colors of alligator texture paper and raw silk texture papers. There are also two colors of an embossed cardstock that has a small damask design embossed into it, which would make lovely invitations for a wedding or anniversary gathering.
Come see what's New at Stamp Antonio Arts! And as always, Happy Stamping!
Mindy, and the Team at Stamp Antonio Arts