Saturday, November 29, 2014

Christmas Card Class

Good Morning Everyone!

The only sensible thing to do on a day that is cold and too much snow has fallen, is to stay at home in the studio and make Christmas Cards.

This afternoon I had a lovely group of ladies in my studio putting together some cards I designed.

The first one looks quite sophisticated in real life.  Hard to tell in the photo but two of the trees were stamped with smoky slate on the outside of the gold foil vellum.  The middle tree was stamped on the white cardstock behind it.

stamps: lovely as a tree, four the holidays (sentiment retired)
paper: old olive, whisper white, gold foil vellum
ink: old olive, smoky slate, black stazon

The second card is a whimsical one using a stamp from a set in the main catalogue. It is quite a versatile set.

stamps: for the birds
paper: lost lagoon, cherry cobbler, whisper white, daffodil delight
ink: cherry cobbler, smoky slate marker; medium cherry cobbler, light pumpkin pie, light coastal cabana blendabilities
tools: itty bitty accents punch pack (star); lucky stars textured impressions embossing folder

And the last one was so much fun to create. There is iridescent ice embossing power on the edges of the snowbanks as well as in the sky above "happy snowman". It still makes me smile. I hope it puts a smile on your face too!

stamps: work of art, more merry messages (sentiment retired)
paper: real red, soft sky, basic black, pumpkin pie, whisper white, retired d.s.p. stack 
(but some ladies used trim the tree d.s.p. stack)
ink: iridescent ice embossing powder, soft suede, black sharpie, blush blendabilities, soft sky
tools/accessories: tree punch, 1-3/8" and 1" circle punches, owl builder punch (buttons) sponge

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