Sunday, September 19, 2010

getting ready for Christmas!

these three cards I designed for a class I did yesterday at Bucklands Beach. They are all fairly simple in design but covered a few techniques which for most was the first time they had tried them.
The top one uses heat embossing on the two ornaments - one silver the other gold. The set we used is Contempo Christmas ($31.95 wood or $25.95 clear mount) for four stamps, there is a Christmas tree stamp and another sentiment which says "CHRISTMAS IS LOVE, WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS" - there's even a standard size wheel that co-ordinates with the whole set too. The gold card stock is part of a pack of three metallic card - gold, silver and bronze ($20.95 for 3 sheets of each colour). We used the new ornament punch to punch out the ornament - punches make life so much easier! (check out my owl punch art on a earlier post this week)
The middle card has a Night of Navy base. The stamp set we used is "Lovely as a Tree" ($58.95 wood only) which is SUCH a versatile set which you can use in all sorts of projects. We used the Stampin' Up! Big Shot Top Note die to create the stencil which we used to get the sponging in that shape. The cut out piece we placed inside the card to write your greeting on. We used Bashful Blue for the sponging and the background trees and Night of Navy for the sentiment and the single tree. Of cause we had to add 'bling' (Dazzling Diamonds) which makes the card glitter and look like snow.
The last card is using the lovely a' la carte stamp set called Dasher. This stamp is sold by itself for only $18.50. The card is Riding Hood Red and Old Olive - great Christmas colours! We used a crimper and the new scallop corner punch ($23.95) to create the lattice square - isn't it lovely! The sentiment is from the stamps set Perfect Punches ($48.95 wood, $36.95 clear mount) which has 6 stamps which fit perfectly with six different punches.
If you are interested in having a one off class at your home/craft group/church etc contact me to discuss options and costs etc.


  1. These are gorgeous - and look even better IRL!

  2. These are such lovely cards! Perfect workshop cards!

  3. I love the embossed ornaments. Gonna give that a try. Cheers