Sunday, October 4, 2015

Christmas Card Class

I had an idea and decided to make it happen.  Does that ever happen?  Not often!  LOL  I think about ideas, and then talk myself out of why it's good.  Like taking walks when I'm tired at work, or eating the healthy salad instead of the loaded-with-calories sandwich (and cookie "for only 99 cents!).  But this time I actually followed through!  Wowsa!!

I'm hosting three months of Christmas cards, using only one to two sets each month.  I want to show the versatility, AND show my customers that they don't have to spend alot to make very different cards, using just one (maybe two) stamp sets.  So my September class used the beautiful Embellished Ornaments along with the Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies.  I also showcased the Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper.  And here are the cards we created:

First up  was a square card with a special opening in the center.  The gorgeous ornament was stamped with Lost Lagoon ink and hand cut with Paper Snips.  Then we cut a Silver Foil ornament using the framelits to place behind the stamped one.

The "merry" was cut using Christmas Greetings Thinlits Dies; only one half of the ornament and the greeting was adhered to the left side of the card so that it could open.

This card also used Rhinestone Basic Jewels  and 1/8" Silver Ribbon.

Then we made this:
Similar to a card previously posted here, we used the bokeh technique for the background.  The ornaments were cut with Silver Foil and "hung" with Silver Cording Trim.  "peace" was cut with the Christmas Greetings Thinlits, once from our bokeh effect cardstock and again using Coaster Board.

The "peace"s were pushed back inside the cut out to create a very subtle, raised sentiment.

For the next card (a total CASE of Mary Fish), we used the fabulous Red Foil Sheets:

Simplicity at it's best, this card uses Whisper White Thick Cardstock as the base, with a layer of the Red Foil on top.

The top layer of Whisper White is cut using the framelit, and the cut piece is adhered to the red foil sheet.  Then the top layer of Whisper White is popped up with Dimensionals.  A beautiful card.

And finally, some fun:

A shaker card using the Season of Cheer DSP with a cut out using the ornament that looks like a Christmas light.  The background is Hello Honey, embossed with the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder.

Our shaker card was filled with lots of stars punched with the Confetti Stars Border Punch and Gold Sequins.

Wish you had come?  Well don't fret; I'm holding my next class on Friday night.  We'll be using Your Presents along with Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum and Merry Moments Designer Series Paper Stack.   Attendees who place a minimum order earn a half-price or FREE class.  Watch for an e-mail invitation (or contact me for your invite!).

Thanks for stopping by!


1 comment:

Jackie said...

Prescilla, these are such spectacular cards. Just wonderful