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’

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’

Season of Joy…

…still going strong & onto #6.

For this card, I knew I wanted to use Crumb Cake, but changed my mind a number of times before settling on Riding Hood Red.  These colours are stunning together & are not over the top!  I even dusted off my long neglected crimper for this one.

Card #6…
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Season of Joy
Ink – Riding Hood Red, Crumb Cake
Cardstock – Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red
Ribbon – Riding Hood Red (Retired)
Punches – Eyelet Border
Accessories – SU Dimensionals, Crimper, Basic Rhinestones, Snail Adhesive, Multipurpose Glue
Until next time, Enjoy!

# 5…

Again I am showcasing another Christmas Card we created at the Community Centre last week. 

It has been such a long time since I’ve used these colours, that I thought this the perfect opportunity to dig them out & put them to use.  Mind you, I had to really dig deep.  With all the new colours SU have, it is very hard to forget about the ol’ faithful colours.  Why????  Who knows, but they are such beautiful soft colours!

Card # 5…
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Season of Joy
Ink – Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery
Cardstock – Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink
Punches – Eyelet Border, Large Oval
Ribbon – 1/4 Grosgrain – Certain Celery
Accessories – Basic Rhinestones, SU Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive
Until next time, Enjoy!

Christmas Card….

… # 4. 

Again, I’ve used the same stamp set as my previous posts.  I’ve tried to let the ladies know that you don’t have to have a lot of supplies to create lovely cards.  I’ve also used only 1/2 ink colours on all the cards, as well as minimum accessories.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Short & Sweet, Season of Joy
Ink – More Mustard, Elegant Eggplant
Cardstock – Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard, Bravo Burgandy
Punches – Eyelet Border
Embossing Folder – Stripes, Oval
Ribbon – 1/4″ Grosgrain – Whisper White
Accessories – Multipurpose Glue, Snail Adhesive, Bigshot
Until next time Enjoy!

Christmas Card…

Today’s post is #3 from the class at Caloundra Community Centre…  Again, non-traditional colours, but I really like this one.  I’ve used Regal Rose for this card & will be the first to admit I am not a lover of this colour, BUT in saying that, after teaming it up with Early Expresso, I like the way it turned out!

Card # 3…
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Season of Joy
Ink – Early Expresso
Cardstock – Whisper White, Regal Rose
Embossing Folder – Petals a Plenty
Ribbon – 3/8″ Raffeta – Early Expresso
Punches – Scallop Border
Accessories – Multipurpose Glue, Snail Adhesive, Bigshot
If anyone requires measurements, please email me, as I am only to happy to supply them.
Until tomorrow, Enjoy!

SC 011/11…

This is my card for the challenge over at Sunny Challenges & Creations  I am a little late in posting mine & have taken a couple of days off, & now that I have sort of finished all the stuff I had to do, decided to make a sample.
The challenge was set by Kris & not only did we have to go by the sketch but also use the stamp set “Season of Joy”. 
Base Card – Riding Hood Red – 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ or 21cm x 15cm – score @ 4 1/8″ or 10.47cm & fold in half
Layer 1 – Early Expresso – 5 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ or 14.5cm x 10.5cm
Layer 2 – Riding Hood Red – 4″ x 3 3/4″ or 10cm x 9.5cm
Layer 3 – DSP – 3 7/8″ x 3 5/8″ or 9.5cm x 9cm
Layer 4 – Riding Hood Red – 3 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ or 9.5cm x 8cm
Layer 5 – Whisper White – 3 5/8″ x 3 1/8″ or 9cm x 7.5cm
Layer 6 – Early Expresso – 2 7/8″ x 2 3/8″ or 7cm x 6cm
Layer 7 – Whisper White – 2 3/4″ x 2 1/4″ or 6.5cm x 5.5cm
I sort of made up by card as I went along.  In fact I started from the inside & worked my way out!  It happens this way a lot for me!
Using Riding Hood Red Ink, I stamped my image direct onto Whisper White Cardstock & adhered to a piece of Early Expresso Cardstock with my Snail Adhesive.
I run the piece of Whisper White Cardstock through the Bigspot & Embossing Folder – Petals a Plenty, coloured the middle of the flowers with my SU Marker – Riding Hood Red & adhered to a piece of Riding Hood Red Cardstock.  I thought this EF matched the stamp set perfectly.  This piece was adhered to a piece of Riding Hood Red Cardstock.
The DSP piece was adhered to a piece of Riding Hood Red & then adhered to the main piece of Early Expresso Cardstock.  I adhered all my separate pieces to this main piece, as per the sketch.  I wanted to tuck my ribbon ends under the main piece of Early Expresso Cardstock prior to adhering to the Base Card – Riding Hood Red.
To break the colours up a bit, I adhered Marina Mist Ribbon across the top of the card & tied a double bow-tie to the centre.  I applied small Basic Rhinestones to the flowers & snowflake in the stamped image.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Sean of Joy
Ink – Riding Hood Red
Cardstock – Whisper White, Early Expresso, Riding Hood Red
DSP – Letters to Santa
Embossing Folder – Petals a Plenty
Ribbon – 1/8″ Taffeta – Marina Mist
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Bigshot, Basic Rhinestones
Why not hop over to Sunny Challenges & Creations & see what both Kris & Gwen have created, make your own creation, link back to the blog using Mr Linky.  He would dearly love to walk you through the process of posting your creation.
Until next time, Enjoy!