Tropical Vibes – Online Class
** Note: The LIVE portion has already taken place. Class resources are available. A replay of the class videos, group participation, coloring guides, and handouts **
Join Jenn Shurkus for an online class, hosted in a private Facebook group!
Tropical Vibes is an opportunity to create 3 unique cards from start to finish with Jenn! Jenn will have dedicated time to go over Copic coloring of all the images as well as Distress ink techniques. We will be creating a Magic Iris card and as always throughout the class tips and tricks will be shared. Jenn also shares the design of 2 bonus cards, using the supplies we used in class. Tons of inspiration for you to use with your crafty supplies!
All of the LIVES are available for replay in the private Facebook group .
Please note it may take time to be approved into the Facebook group as this is a manual process that is done by Jenn.
Also included in the class:
- downloadable supply list
- card kit prep information
- images of all the cards, including detailed shots
- supplies listed per card as well as assembly information
- Copic coloring guides (If you do not have Copic markers you can choose to color with a different medium and you will still find the coloring guides helpful)
- 2 bonus card designs
Some feedback from previous class attendees:
Order class supplies
Kits will not be shipped for this class, so there are some supplies you should have on hand. Jenn will also provide images of what should be stamped and die-cut before class. If you are looking to purchase ANY of these supplies Jenn provides a list of stores and links where you can find these products. You can find this list of stores and links to their shops and online shops here.
There are many substitutions that can be made- if you have questions please email Jenn
Once you sign up for class and have access to the class resource page, there is a downloadable handout for the supply list
Lawn Fawn Supplies required
- Toucan Do It, LF2603
- Toucan Do It Lawn Cuts, LF2604
- Tropical Leaves Backdrop, LF2615
- Magic Iris Tropical Leaves Add-On, LF2614
- Magic Iris, LF2238*
- Magic Iris Add-On, LF2239
*If you don’t want to create an interactive card, you can create the card with a similar design
Non-Lawn Fawn Required Supplies
- Coloring medium of choice Jenn will be using Copic Markers (colors listed below)
- Neenah Classic Crest Cover, Solar White 80#, Super Smooth for Copic coloring, card bases and layers on cards, and Lawn Fawn white cardstock item LF1753 is just that.
- Distress White Heavystock- Qty 2.5 – 8.5×11 sheets (We will be ink blending, and creating wet inky backgrounds on this. You can substitute with a watercolor cardstock)
- 3/16″ Mini Dot Glue Dots (only needed if you will be creating the Magic Iris card)
- Tombow Dot Runner (only needed if you will be creating the Magic Iris card)
- Foam Tape or Pop Dots
- Versafine Onyx Black (a black ink for sentiments)
- Distress Inks: Kitsch Flamingo, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers (Distress Oxides can be substituted, your cards will look different from Jenn’s as they are more opaque than regular Distress Inks)
- Ink Blending Tools and/or Blender Brushes (Jenn will be using ink blending tools with domed foam)
- Heat Tool
- Distress Sprayer (or another water spritzer)
- Craft Sheet
- Die-cut machine
Optional Supplies- These items are not required to complete the cards, you can substitute them with items you have. In parenthesis, Jenn makes recommendations for substitutions
Lawn Fawn Optional Supplies
- Big Scripty Words, LF1171
- Big Scripty Words Lawn Cuts, LF1172
- Stitched Rectangle Frames, LF1142
- Everyday Sentiment Banners, LF1139 (you can cut your own banners if you prefer)
- Rainforest Cardstock, LF2085 (any dark teal cardstock)
- Jet Black Ink Pad, LF1302 (any black ink pad for stamping and that will work with your coloring medium)
- Glue Tube, LF1664
- Prisma Glitter, LF1535
Non-Lawn Fawn Optional Supplies
- Quickie Glue Pen (only needed if you will be adding Prisma Glitter to your cards)
- White Gel Pen
- Flour Sack Cloth
- Therm o web purple tape or something similar (post-it tape, washi tape, spellbinders yellow tape)
- Misti stamping tool, or another stamp platform
Copics Jenn will be using
You can color your images with any coloring medium you prefer. Jenn typically uses the same Copic colors in her classes. This time she branched out and used some different colors. Don’t feel you need to go out and purchase a bunch of new colors to do this class. If you don’t have the following colors, see the backup color list. Jenn will provide coloring guides with those as well.
Backup Copic Color List:
How this will work:
Once you have purchased this online class, and your order has processed you will want to join the private Facebook group and access the class resource page. Please note it may take time to be approved into the Facebook group as this is a manual process that is done by Jenn.
To find the class Facebook page and class resource page:
- goto https://shurkus.com/my-account
- log in to your account
- then under “my orders” find the order for the particular class, click that
- down towards the bottom, you will see “NEXT STEP”
- There is a link to the class Facebook group, and under that, you will find the link/password to the class resource page
- This is a different password than you used to log into your account.
When requesting to join the private Facebook group, please be sure to answer the 3 questions, this will help me verify that you are signed up.
On the class resource page, you will find the downloadable class supply list and class prep handout. This will include the details of what to have stamped, die-cut, and pre-cut ahead of time before you watch the class videos.
With the supplies you have gathered ahead of time you will be able to watch the videos and to create right along with Jenn as she teaches. You will be able to comment, ask questions, and interact with other students. You can also share your projects in the group. If you happen to miss the live broadcast, or if you want to rewatch it, it will be permanently saved in the group video section. You will still be able to ask questions in the group or reach out to Jenn.
All important announcements and the replays of the videos will be kept in the “Announcements” section of the Facebook group, so they will be easy to find.
Q: What if I want to take the class with a friend, should we both register?
A: As many of us are starting to get together with friends again, to hang out and hopefully create together. I wanted to remind you that the policy for my online classes is that everyone who is taking the class should register for the class. It is not fair for a group of friends to get together under one registration. The class fee is very affordable and a lot of hours go into designing and hosting the classes, I hope you will understand and support me.
Q: How long will you have access to the class
A: Indefinitely (as long as Facebook is around)
Q: I don’t have Facebook. How can I join the class?
A: Because we are using Facebook’s platform to host the class, you must have a Facebook account to join.
Q: I plan on taking the class with a friend, do we both need to sign up?
A: Just as if you were to take the class in person, everyone that plans to attend the class, should sign up and pay for the class.
Q: I don’t have all the supplies listed.
A: You can always substitute for similar items, or leave something out. Email Jenn if you have questions
Q: Your class is at 11 am Eastern time, but I live in England. What time will your class air?
A: Go to World Clock and personalize the clocks at the top with New York time and your local time.
Q: I took one online live class. Will your next class go to the same group?
A: No, each class will have its own unique Facebook group. You must sign up for each class separately.
Q: Where do I find the video?
A: On the day of class, pull the group up on your phone, tablet, or computer. When class starts, you will see a post that Jenn is going Live in the group. Click on that to watch. After class is over, you can watch the video by clicking on the “Video” section of the group.
Q: What payment options do you offer?
A: All major credit cards and PayPal
Q: Can I have a refund for the class
A: Unfortunately, since you have already gained access to the class resource page, and were provided the website and password there are no refunds.
Q: I have technical problems!
A: Email Jenn and she will do her best to help. However, if she is in the middle of the LIVE she obviously will not be able to get back to you until after. Note that the classes will work well on your computer with a high-speed internet connection. They are not guaranteed to work on tablets, but we have tested them on our iPad and they worked well.
Q: In what language are the classes?
A: The classes are in English. There is no written transcript of the videos. However, people from all over the world have been taking Jenn’s online classes.
Q: When will the class handout be available?
A: All handouts are posted on the password-protected class resource page.
- The downloadable supply list and class prep handout is available when registration opens for the class
- The class handout with full images of the cards, coloring guides etc is available a few days before the LIVE class is hosted.
This was such a fun colourful feel good class!
Debbie Bonczek (verified owner) –
I revisited the class hand-outs today for this class and once again realized the value of having the coloring guides and inspiration available for future use. Such a fun class. Today I’m coloring more images so I can create some additional tropical cards. I am also loving the ease of the new site, signing in and getting to the resources was so easy. Highly recommend all of Jenn’s classes.
Ellie (verified owner) –
This was my first live class with Jenn and just loved it. I find Jenn to be a fabulous teacher. The cards are fun to make. It is great we can attend these virtual events.
Ellie (verified owner) –
This was my first live class with Jenn and just loved it. I find Jenn to be a fabulous teacher and guides everyone along so smoothly. She shows you each step and if you fall behind just watch and go back to repeat the recording of the live event.
Linda Callahan (verified owner) –
This class made me laugh out loud! The cards were incredibly detailed and beautifully designed! Jenn has a lot of patience to guide you through it all!
Daisy Mae (verified owner) –
I have taken all of Jenn’s online classes. I love her style of teaching and her enthusiasm. She is a very patient and personable person and her love of Lawn Fawn is palpable. I had been battling some health issues, so I ordered a ‘kit’ that a partnering shop made for class & it was awesome to have everything essentially prepped for me. I once again attended class live from a hospital bed, recovering from surgery, because I needed the joy in my day! The cards are wonderful and Jenn’s tips/tricks/techniques are worth way more than what she charges!
ROBIN E BERNIER (verified owner) –
I totally enjoy taking Jenn’s classes. For this class, I was not able to participate live but trust me, you laugh and smile just as much on replay as you do taking classes live! Thank you, Jenn, for putting together yet another amazing class.
Kelly (verified owner) –
Every one of Jenn’s classes are a “must attend” for me and this one is no different. I take tons of online card classes, and Jenn’s are at the top of the list. It’s a good pace, if you’re fast, you can get two of everything in, if you’re medium or on the slower crafting side, she doesn’t rush you along even though this is probably the 4th time she’s made the project. The incredibly thorough handout alone is worth the price of the class. Very responsive and encouraging, even when you’re taking the class after it was done live, you will not regret taking a class with Jenn. She knows Lawn Fawn like nobody else and her joy and enthusiasm is evident in every class I’ve taken.
I almost forgot – the cards are ALWAYS AMAZINGLY CUTE AND FUN!
Darlene (verified owner) –
Another wonderful class by Jenn!! I’ve enjoyed taking many of her online classes, the price is very reasonable and I have fun while learning some great techniques! The cards are so colorful and beautiful! I like to make multiple cards and switch up some sentiments or change some things up too so I have even more beautiful cards to send out to family and friends. I highly recommend this class
Maureen Thomas (verified owner) –
I’ve taken many of the on-line classes with Jenn “teaching”. She is the bomb!!! I can’t say enough how much she has taught me. I thought I knew enough about card making till I experienced my first class with her. NOPE…..in fact I knew very little of the “easy road” to card making She teaches alot of trick of the trade that make your cards “pop” more, her handouts are incredibly detailed. If your new to copic coloring Jenn will teach you alot about shading and coloring techniques which will allow you to feel more confident with your coloring. If your on the fence about her classes I urge you to try one. The classes are totally afforddable and guarantee you’ll get hooked and purchase more of her classes. And……don’t forget…..you can watch her classes when it’s convenient for you and you can replay any part you might need to.