Thursday, November 30, 2017

A Musical Christmas

Continuing the sharing of my November Christmas Card Class, here is the last of the cards we made:

Such a pretty card in black and white.  Kudos to Mary Fish and Dawn Olchefske for the inspiration. 

Our base is Thick Whisper White cardstock with a skinny layer of Basic Black covered by a layer of Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Then the fun begins...

We stamped the drummer boy from Musical Season in Tuxedo Black ink and cut him out with the coordinating Musical Instruments Framelits Dies.  Then we cut him again using Smoky Slate cardstock and layered them on a Basic Black circle cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Before using Dimensionals to add this to the front of the card, we scrunched up some Gold Metallic Thread for behind the circle.

The sentiment was stamped on Basic Black using Versamark ink, and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder, then added to the card with Dimensionals.

And that was our Christmas cards for 2017.  If you missed any of this week's samples, please see here, here, here and here.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Serene Christmas

It's Day 4 of my Christmas cards, and today we'll step into a serene forest:

Ahhh, lovely...Lovely as a Tree, that is!  Yes, that old stand-by makes a perfect Christmas tree, doesn't it?

The base of this card was Thick Whisper White cardstock, cut 4-1/4" x 11", and scored at 5-1/2".  Then we took a piece of Whisper White, cut 4-1/4" x 5-1/2", ran it through the Big Shot with the Woodland Embossing Folder, and adhered it to cover the entire front of the card.

Our tree was stamped in Smoky Slate, and we added "ornaments" (some thought they looked like pine cones) using the Painted Harvest set with Basic Gray ink.

The strip with the tree was adhered to a piece of Champagne Foil and added to the front of the card.

We finished by stamping "peace" from Christmas Quilt, cutting it out with the Layering Ovals framelits, and adding it to a layer of Champagne Foil cut with the Stitched Shapes framelits.

So pretty and peaceful...

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

It's Christmas, Day 3

Look who's peeking through the trees on this Christmas card...

I've been sharing cards from my Christmas Card Class, and today is Day 3.  Another CASED card (I LOVE Stampin' Connection, a demonstrator-only site to share creations).  The colors, plaid paper and little details made this one of my favorite cards of the day.

This starts with a Thick Whisper White base.  There is a layer of Basic Black with the plaid from Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper, and wrapped with some gorgeous 3/8" Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon, and then adhered to the card base.  There are three more layers, smaller, cut with the Layering Squares framelits:  Basic Black, Old Olive and a piece from the Merry Music Specialty DSP.  Easy so far, right?

The trees and the deer were cut from Basic Black cardstock using the Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies, and the trees were cut again with Old Olive paper.

The finishing touch?  A sentiment (from a retired Good Greetings) stamped in Tuxedo Black ink on a thin strip of Whisper White, and anchored with a Brights Enamel Shape in Old Olive.

So what do you think?  Is this your favorite too?  I still have a few more to share, but I'd love to know which is best, in your mind!

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