Christmas Card # 2….

Today is the 2nd card one of the groups in my class of 20 a couple of weeks ago did.  You can view the first card one of the groups completed.  They were all very easy cards, but this time we concentrated on the Big Shot & learning out to emboss.  I especially love that I can use some of my favourite retire stamps & retired DSP.

I originally found this on Google sometime ago.  I did go searching for it to give credit but now I can’t find it.  Please let me know if you recognise it as I would love to give you credit.  Thank you so much for the inspiration!

I have since sold this card so today there is no tutorial.
Until next time, Happy Stampin”

Cracked Glass…

…was one of the techniques we did back in October.  I decided to do a Christmas Card along with a bit of a different spin on the Step Fold card.

It is another non-traditional Christmas card but the ladies loved it, especially the fold.  The 2nd card we created for this class can be seen in this post.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Christmas …..

… is over for another year!  I hope you all had a great day & enjoyed the company of your family & friends. 

Over the next couple of days, I hope to post Christmas Cards which for some reason or other, I didn’t manage to post.  There may not be instructions or measurements as I no longer have the cards, but I would still like to share them with you.

Today’s card is one we created way back in October.  I’ve used retired Stamps – the beauty of being able to reuse my favourite stamps in this class!

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Short & Sweet, Dasher, Medallion
Ink – Crumb Crake, Early Expresso
Cardstock – Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Embossing Folder – Vintage Wallpaper
Ribbon – 1/2″ Seam Binding – Very Vanilla
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Tombow Multipurpose Glue, Mini Glue Dots, Pearls,

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Dasher & Holly…..

… make for a lovely Christmas Card, be it Non-Traditional in colour!

Today’s card is the one we created in my Friday’s Volunteer Class.  A lot of the ladies had a particular stamp set & to get more use from it, I thought we oculd try & recreate one of the cards.  My version is similar to the card, although I have used Stampin’ Up! products.

Measurements –
Base Card – Basic Black – 5 7/8″ x 6 1/4″ or 16cm x 15cm – Scored at 2″ or 5.5cm on the 6 1/4″ side
Layer 1 – Champagne Glitter Paper – 5″ x 3 1/2″ or 13cm x 9cm
Layer 2 – Basic Black – 4 5/8″ x 3 1/8″ or 12.5cm x 8.5cm
Layer 3 – Whisper White – 4 1/2″ x 3″ or 12cm x 8cm
Layer 4 – Red Glitter Paper – 2 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ or 6cm x 15cm

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Dasher (Retired), Season of Joy (Retired)
Ink – Real Red, Tangerine Orange, Versamark
Cardstock – Basic Black, Red Glitter Paper, Champagne Glitter Paper, Whisper White, Old Olive
Accessories – Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Bone Folder, Embossing Powder – White & Clear, Sticky Strip, Snail Adhesive, Pearls, Smooch Spritz – Vanilla Shimmer, Stampin’ Write Marker – Old Olive, Pearls
Non-SU! – Ribbon, Button, Gold Paint, Tissue

I randomly sponged the piece of Whisper White Cardstock with a Tissue using Real Red, Tangerine Orange Inks plus a little of Shimmer Paint with a small amount of Gold Pint mixed together.  I went with the tissue as I wasn’t happy with the Sponge or Sponge Dauber.  I lightly wiped a clean tissue over the sponging to remove any excess ink that may have been sitting there.

Dasher was stamped direct onto the sponged background with Versamark Ink & embossed with White Embossing Powder.  I repeated the same for the images along the bottom.  I then sprayed the whole lot with Smooch Spritz to give it a bit of a shine.

For the Leaves, I drew them free-hand onto a scrap piece of Old Olive Cardstock, scored the middle of each leaf with my Bone Folder so that it looked like there was a vein up each Leaf, drew along each vein with an Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker, dipped it into Versamark & embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.

The leaves were adhered to the top of the Ribbon with Mini Glue Dots, Button added to the top of the leaves with Mini Glue Dots & a row of Pearls adhered along the Ribbon, as well as the corner of the card & Dasher’s eye.

I adhered the piece of Red Glitter Paper to the right hand side of the Basic Black Base Card with Snail Adhesive.  The embellished piece of Cardstock was adhered to the piece of Basic Black Cardstock with Snail Adhesive, then to the piece of Champagne Glitter Paper with Sticky Strip prior to adhering the left hand half to the front of the Base Card.

As I’ve stated, the Basic Black is not a traditional Christmas colour, but am happy with the final result.  Hope the ladies enjoy creating it as much as I have.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Guest Designer….

Sometime ago I was asked to be a Guest Designer over at Christmas Cards All Year Round.  Thank you so much Tracey for asking!

This site has been going for some time now & I have followed it for quiet awhile, although I must admit, have not participated in their challenges for so long.  This site is a great way to complete those Christmas cards ready for posting come 1 December!

Anyhow, on with the challenge.

The challenge this month was to –

TWINKLE-TWINKLE Christmas Lights

Multi-colored or clear, embossed or bling, strings or singles, vintage or new, bright or dull, broken or whole …inspriation is limitless! Make it electric and fun.
Measurements –
Base Card – Crumb Cake – 11 3/4″ x 4 1/8″ or 30cm x 10.5cm – scored in half & fold in the middle
Layer 1 – Glimmer Paper – 1/2″ x 4 1/8″ or 1cm x 10.5cm
Layer 2 – Whisper White – 1/2″ x 4 1/8″ or 1cm x 10.5cm
Layer 3 – Glimmer Paper – 2 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ or 5.5cm x 10.5cm
Layer 4 – Riding Hood Red – 2 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ or 6.5cm x 7cm
Layer 5 – Whisper White – 2 3/8″ x 2 5/8″ or 6cm x 6.5cm
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Dasher, Short & Sweet
Ink – Riding Hood Red, Versamark
Cardstock – Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Glimmer Paper Red
Ribbon – 5/8″ Organza – White
Punches – Scallop Trim Border
Embossing Folder – Petals a Plenty
Accessories – Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, Multipurpose Glue, Pearls, Black Journal Writer, Heat Tool, Embossing Powder – Clear
I punched the narrower piece of Glimmer Paper along one of the long sides using the Scallop Trim Border Punch.  I attached the piece of Whisper White Cardstock along the edge of the punched line with Snail Adhesive.
The larger piece of Glimmer Paper was run through the Bigshot using the Embossing Folder – Petals a Plenty and adhered it to the top of the Whisper White Cardstock so that a small piece of the White was showing.  This breaks up the red on red.  In hindsite, I should have added another smaller piece of White to the other side, but only thought of it when everything had been completed.
Dasher was stamped in Versamark & then Riding Hood Red Ink prior to being stamped onto the small piece of Whisper White Cardstock, heat set with the Heat Tool & then adhered to the piece of Riding Hood Red with Snail Adhesive.  I adhered a small piece of Ribbon to the side, applied Stampin’ Dimensionals & adhered to the Base Card.
Pearls were adhered to the antelers & around his neck for some bling.  His eye was marked using the Black Journal Marker.  The greeting was stamped in Riding Hood Ink.
Why not head over to Christmas Cards All Year Round & check out what the rest of the team have created, create your project & link back.
Until next time, Happy Stampin’