Saturday, 13 November 2010

Christmas Card Class

It might be quite ambitious, but we are planning on making four very different Christmas cards at this Wednesday's card-making class at my home.

Recipe for the Snow Dasher card above:

  1. Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue
  2. Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, Whisper White
  3. Designer Paper: BoBunny's Midnight Frost Crystals
  4. Stamp Sets: SU Dasher, SU Tiny Tags, and stars from SU Wondrous Gift
  5. Sponge Technique: Create 'mountains' in the background behind Dasher the reindeer by tearing paper to create a mask, and then sponge Marina Mist and Bashful Blue inks to make mountain peaks. The mountain range is a bit hard to see in the photo. Dazzling Diamonds are added in the foreground to create sparkling snow.
  6. Other: Jewelry Tag Punch for the little 'merry' tags

Recipe for the Snow Bird card above:

  1. Ink: Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy
  2. Markers: Rose Red, Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue
  3. Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Rose Red, Whisper White, Naturals Ivory
  4. Stamp Sets: SU So Many Scallops (sentiment stamp), SU Vintage Vogue (on the body of the bird), large snowflake stamp
  5. Techniques: A circular window was cut out of the card by using a circular die. Interlocking circular dies were then used to create the sliver of a circular trim, which is adhered with a 2-way glue pen. Markers were used to color the sentiment stamp, which is then stamped on the inside of the card and peers through the circular window.
  6. Other Tools: SU Bird Punch, Circular Dies, Die Cutting Machine

The Snow Pine Cone card above is simple to make, but so elegant in its results! 
  1. Ink: Soft Suede
  2. Markers: Garden Green, Chocolate Chip
  3. Cardstock: Ivory, Wild Wasabi, Rose Red
  4. Stamp Sets: Pinecone is from SU Autumn Days; Merry Christmas is from SU Season of Joy 
  5. Techniques: Use a snowflake embossing folder on the ivory cardstock. Create a circular window by using a die; I've opted for something slightly more fancy by using one of Nellie's Multi Frame dies. I then used two interlocking circular dies to cut a trim from Wild Wasabi card to fit behind the fancy circular window. The pine cone stamp is colored with markers and then stamped on the inside of the card, so that it peeks through the window. Add glitter around the pine cone to create sparkling snow.
  6. Other Tools: Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Snowflake Embossing Folder, Nellie's Frames, Die Cutting Machine

The Snow Flowers card above was described in one of my earlier blog posts.


Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful cards, have fun with your class. Hugs Anesha

Germaine Ferrao -Lenn said...

Oh Kathy, love your card, love the globy looking one, I wish I could come to your class!! Have been a bit out of it, and also having Chris Birthday party was just too much! Talk to you soon! HUgs always! G

Michele said...

each of these is so lovely! wish i weren't so far away and could join your class! all the best, xo

Lynn Stevens said...

Gorgeous cards, I so need to get my Christmas cards done! yikes!