Jesse has a few friends in town this week, and we spent Tuesday evening drinking beer and gossiping and drinking beer, and I jokingly asked them if I could teach them a craft so I’d have something to blog about this week. Surprisingly, they agreed. (Well, my husband didn’t agree, but he hates fun.)
Since I was throwing this “lesson” together rather quickly and the guys weren’t at their most…coordinated, I wanted to show them something relatively simple that would still have impressive results. So I broke out the glitter and had them make rainbow ATCs. Yes, the design is somewhat inspired by certain Supreme Court hearings of note over the last few days, but mostly I chose the plain rainbow for it’s (obvious) colorfulness and near-idiot-proof simplicity.
The cards are 3 1/2 by 2 1/4 inches. I covered a sheet of cardstock with Be Creative Tape and then cut the cards to size. Then, using an Xacto knife, I cut through just the tape backing at 3/8th inch intervals. All the guys had to do was peel away one strip of backing at a time, brush on the glitter, and burnish. It took them about 10 minutes from start to finish, which (don’t tell them I said this) is actually a pathetically long time, and the mess was…not very well contained at all. But still, not bad for a first attempt.
Thanks for being good sports, guys!