The teacher had never even opened the pre-packaged class kits. I believe she was a sub for the actual teacher, but that to me is still not acceptable when you are paying for a class. She could have looked it over before class started. I only take classes at two stamp stores now-- Jane's and Stacey's . At least they know what they are doing.
The base card paper used on this card as on the others I will list this week is called Tsumugi. It reminds me of crepe paper only thicker and from what I have learned online tonight, they are no longer making it. It is still available here but in limited supplies and online if you do a search for Tsumugi cards. A good portion of the search shows sellers in the UK but its worth the trouble to find this wonderfully textured paper.
I stamped my three stamp images using Versacolor inks. I used the smaller size squares, and that is a nice size to "test" out inks to see if you really like them and they aren't expensive at all. You can see on this card where I over stamped with another image and color on the outside images. The tiny message stamp in the lower right is also from Hero Arts and usually sells for 1.99 or less singly.