Friday, February 24, 2012

Tech"neat" Class

 When I signed up for the Hero Arts Tech"neat" class, I was so excited and was really looking forward to it.  After the first class at 8:00am, we had a break for lunch before our next class.  So we decided to head to the Silhouette booth to do their make-n-take.  I wish we did it earlier, because by the time we went, they were almost out!  They were giving out bags that you would iron on a design cut from the Silhouette.  My sister and I chose the same design, but she chose the red flock and I chose the smooth red.  After our images were cut, we had to weed out the part that we didn't want on the bag.  Man, did I have a hard time doing that!  I struggled and the girl had to help me out!  My sister on the other hand had no problem.  Sigh.  So they even had a hard time ironing it on!  Finally the girl pressed it several times before assuring me that it would be ok.  You can tell where I made mistakes, but overall I was still happy with my project.

After that, we headed back to the classroom for our Tech"neat" class.  Since we had sat through their last class, we knew the pace would be fast.  We were better prepared for this one and was able keep up, which was surprising since there was more technique involved (hence the name).  Even though we made the same amount of cards in this class and the cards were more difficult, I think we had more fun and our cards came out better in this one.  Here's all of the cards we made.

This was the first card we made... I think it was my favorite technique!  We finger painted using distress inks.  At first my sister was not into getting her fingers dirty, but after she realized she had to do it, she actually enjoyed it.  We couldn't wash the ink off after class and later recognized who was in the class by their dirty fingers!

This was my other favorite card of the day.  I think its cause its using one of my favorite color combos- pink and brown! you can't tell from this photo, but the pink heart is actually attached to the inside of the card and you can see it through the die cut heart.  I think its one of those dies that match the stamp system.

Sis and I decided that we should have taken more classes as this one was really fun.  I don't think we could take as many as Patti did- she didn't even have time to eat! But I think there might have been a few more that I would have wanted to go to.  If I ever go again, I'm gonna register really early and try to get into the Tim Holtz class- I'm sure that one is worth waking up early for!


Linda said...

How fun! GF, I'm totally going with you to that TH class! Hehehe - love the cards! xoxo, Kimmie

Mimi said...

Gorgeous cards you made! TFS! ;)

Expressions & Inspirations said...

TFS! These are really awesome cards. :)

Jenny V. said...

All the cards are just beautiful. Look like you and your sister had so much fun. Wish I was there too hopeful someday.

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

How FUN!!! They all turned out super nice.

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Sandi said...

So glad you posted these cards. I kitted both card classes for Hero Arts. Glad hear you enjoyed the classes:)Hero's designers did a great job this year on designing the cards for the classes. I have fun embossing,cutting and counting out the kits:)

Again,thanks for sharing:)