Monday, October 15, 2007

Paisley Thank You

A while back I took a Hero Arts class using what was then a hot new stamp set-paisley. I was pretty excited as I had never taken a class at this store before. And I probably won't take one there again.

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.
This card used the set Paisley Prints which was released in 2006. It's a 3 pack and retailed for less than 10.00. I see a few sets listed on EBay if you are so inclined to purchase them. They have been retired.

Paisley Prints 2006

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.


  1. The card is very pretty. The colors are gorgeous! I agree about the teaching thing. I took a class at Scrap Fest that was taught by women who didn't know what they were doing. I was so frustrated!!

  2. Oooh, I like the colors in this card Jan. I've never taken a class before, and have just recently been asked to TEACH one. YIKES! Any pointers you want to give me on what YOU expect and like from classes? PLEASE?

  3. melissa10:45 AM

    i soooo love the hero arts paisleys.. they make such a fantastic background to layer other elements on top of!!

    sorry about your class experience... it really does pay to have instructors that know what they're doing (like moi ;)


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