Monday, November 23, 2009

Card Club - Nov - Vellum ornaments

Another vellum card. This is wonderful printed vellum I found at a garage sale. I used the bright goldenrod cardstock to highlight the ornaments. I ripped the bottom of the vellum to allow the color printed greeting to be on the bottom edge of the card. The header was stamped and gold embossed with a circle border from Hero Arts. The burgundy cardstock hides any glue used and the tiny gold brads keep the vellum secured to the card.

Card Club - Nov - Christmas Tree

The Christmas tree was cut from commercial handmade paper. It is cut from a 12x12 and it's dimensions are 4"tall and 3 inches wide which works well in the 12 inch format. I get quite a few out of one sheet. Sizzix Star die for the silver star. I forget where I bought this nice mirror like silver paper but it's really nice. The vellum creates a nice snowy background for the tree. Snowbank was cut with my CM wavy cutter out of the same silver paper. Add a brown trunk. The vellum is attached to the card under the tree and snowbank to eliminate the adhesive showing through. Great traditional Christmas colors.

Card Club - Nov - Glitter Snowflakes

I used organza fabric with silver glittered snowflakes on it. The scan does not do justice to the snowflakes. They are gorgeous. I use Terrifically Tacky Tape (with the red liner) to glue the fabric to the inside of the card. It covered the full front of the card. A white piece of cardstock with a greeting was ripped into a snowbank. I included a couple of brads to help keep the fabric in place. The snowflake is MS Glacier Snowflake punch. It is a very nice punch but the shape is very delicate and several were broken during the class while attempting to put the brad in the center. I finished off the card with a white satin/organza ribbon at the top fold.

Card Club - Nov - Glitter Star

I had a great class tonight with my Card Club. This is a very simple card with the red gold star paper being trimmed to leave a 1/4 inch border all the way around. The glittered star was die cut with the Sizzix Primitive Star die. It took a while to find the right glitter cardstock. I have several sheets that will have to be used for another card making session. I found this one in Ontario while I was on vacation. The star is mounted on foam tape for dimension.


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Christmas Stack Class - Poinsettia & Star

These cards were designed to fit a standard #10 envelope. I found nice red ones on sale after Christmas last year! The ivory cardstock was spattered with gold acrylic paint. The greeting was color printed and clear embossed on vellum. The poinsettia flower is made up of a small daisy punched from the gold giftwrap, a beige silk flower, a red velvet hydrangea flower with the leaves from a dollar store flower pick. The gold gift wrap I bought a Winner's just recently. I went back for a second roll because it's gorgeous paper. The second card uses a Stampin Up! Real Red cardstock piece embossed with Cuttlebug Devine Swirl embossing folder. The star is cut with the Sizzix Star die. The vellum is held in place with 3 gold brads.

Christmas Stack Class - Star

This is a very simple but elegant card. The cardstock is Christmas green. I layered a white Cuttlebug Christmas Words embossed piece of carstock. The star is a large sequin but I discovered that it is exactly the same size as a one of the stars on the Sizzix 3 Star die which came in handy when I ran out of sequins. I cut the other stars from gold and silver metallic cardstock. It filled the need very well. Having enough supplies for a large class can be a challenge! The 7/8" organza ribbon was placed on the fold once the insert has been glued in place. The star is stuck with a Zot. The sequins came in gold, red and green so I put deep brown cardstock with cream ribbon with the gold and red cardstock with a sheer green ribbon with the red ones.

Christmas Stack Class - Snowflake

I placed the Sizzix Large Snowflake die on to a ripped piece of vellum, onto a nice blue card. The greeting is color printed and punched with the Stampin Up! Word Window Slot punch. It provides a adhesion point for the vellum. The brad is a clear crystal medium. I layered a white silk flower between the brad and the snowflake. The ribbon is 1/4" white gross grain that I buy at a packaging store here called "Creative Packaging". Good value. There's a slot in the fold to accommodate the ribbon going around the front of the card. The other color option was plum with ivory accents which worked as well.
I love this card.

Christmas Stack Class - Gingerbread Man

It was a great class today! Many of the ladies walked away with a stack of Christmas cards ready to send. Everyone was happy with their cards.
The cardstock is Always Artichoke from Stampin Up! This wonderful guy is the Sizzix Gingerbread Man die cut in a warm brown cardstock. A bit of Berrylicious Bazzil cardstock to color the hearts on his tummy. The background paper is scrapbook paper. The ribbon is from the Value bin at Michael's. It's really nice ribbon in a ginger color which matched perfectly. It was soft and really nice to work with. The icing was put in with a Milky Way White Galaxy Marker. I've started using this marker because white gel pens have just stopped working after just a bit of use.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Christmas Tags

Here's the Christmas Tag kits I designed this year. It's a set of 20.

The top left hand corner is alchohol ink backgrounds on cardstock with acetate overlays. See my earlier posting on alcohol ink backgrounds.

Top right hand corner are square taags with glitter cardstock with Sizzix die cuts.

Right hand middle are recycled Christmas cards. I cut them with my large crescent Sizzix tag die. Worked really well.

Bottom left is cream & holly gift wrap with poinsettias made with the Stampin Up! five petal punch.

Bottom right is double sided designer cardstock.

The ties are a mixture of satin ribbon, cool fiber, and cording.