Monday, December 1, 2008

From our Christmas card class

Just thought I would share the cards we made at the card classes I held. I had cut an extra set of cards just in case of a creative booboo so I had some extras to use up for myself.

The first one is using the Home for Christmas stamp set from the mini catalog. We stamped it with Night of Navy ink on Whisper White cardstock. The strip of pattern paper is from the Ski Slope pack also found in the mini catalog.

The "Merry Christmas" is from the All Holidays stamp set stamped in Whisper White.

So here is the card I made with the "extras". Of course I had to switch it up a bit. I stamped with Night of Navy in craft ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder (so it's a little lighter). Colored the bow with Real Red marker. And the sentiment is a hostess level 1 set, Best Yet.

This card used the Scandinavian Season set which is just beautiful. I've seen some pretty amazing work done using this set. We stamped it in versamark and then embossed with silver embossing powder. Colored in part of the image using Baja Breeze ink on a blender pen. Added some glitter with using the 2-way glue pen. Mounted onto Riding Hood Red cardstock and added some Riding Hood Red striped ribbon. The Merry & Bright sentiment is from To You and Yours stamp set and the pp is from the Ski Slope pack.
I did the tree the same way on my "extra" card but moved the ribbon and added a felt snowflake.
This next card was hard to photo. It is so pretty IRL. As I was taking pic's of my cards I said to Dwight, "Some women are so crazy about having a good photo they actually have a photo booth set up for taking pics of their cards." So he replys with, "I'll remind you you said that when you're in my garage building a photo box". To which I reply "Sorry honey, but I never said I WASN'T crazy." I'm sure the garage door is locked now. lol
So here is the card, super simple. Used heat & stick powder to adhere the dazzling diamonds to the Very Vanilla cardstock. Layerd with some brushed gold cardstock and added the sentiment with gold embossing powder. The ribbon is Vanilla taffeta (loving the taffeta!) This card is so sparklely.

This card is made using To You and Yours (another favorite). The pp is from the Holiday Tresures pack. Stamped the sentiment on Whisper White, then punched it out and adhered to the Riding Hood Red cardstock. Notice the taffeta ribbon again? Told you I love it. This is the Riding Hood Red and it has white edges, so pretty.
And lastly we did another masking card this year. I actually made one square and one round. I like the round one much better. I just cut a circle in a piece of scrap cardstock and used that as a mask. Then we sponged the inside with Brocade Blue, stamped the smaller snowflakes 1 or 2 times on scrap paper then onto the cardstock. The large snowflakes were stamped full strength. The sentiment is from All Holidays stamped in Riding Hood Red (so have to stock up with that color), and of course the taffeta ribbon.
So, now are you sorry you missed my card class?? I'll forgive you, there is always next year, right?
Have a great day all, and remember, 24 sleeps till santa comes....


carol said...

I always love your card classes. Can't wait for the next one!

cheri said...

Love the added snowflake on the one card!!