Tropical Vibes – Online Class
Join Jenn Shurkus for a “LIVE” class, hosted in a private Facebook group!
Friday, July 16, 2021 (all times are ET) *note different times
- 11a-2:30p Copic coloring instruction, and other techniques
- 3:30-6:30p card assembly, tips tricks, and processes
As with all of Jenn’s online classes, you can take it LIVE or you can choose to take it when it is convenient for you. June, July, and August Jenn will be offering her classes LIVE on a weekday, we know summer weekends are busy with outdoor activities. If you choose to take a mental health day from work, your secret will be safe! 😉
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 will be available for replay in the private Facebook group if you are unable to attend on July 16th.
Please be sure to ask to join the Facebook group AT LEAST 24 hours before the LIVE class. Jenn works on her own, and when she is teaching LIVE, she is unable to process access to the Facebook group. Also please note it may take time to be approved into the Facebook group as this is a manual process that is done by Jenn. It is recommended that you join the group early, as there are a lot of things shared in there before the class time.
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: 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.