Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My art - exchange card

I made another Christmas card for my exchange this month. It really is best to start Christmas cards earlier in the year to avoid a rush in November. It does also allow you to make several different designs and sort of play with your supplies to come up with new designs. Under the crunch of time we rarely do our best work.

The glossy paper on this card came from a presentation folder!! Bought years ago at one of the office supplies stores. Loved this teal colour! There were also - olive green, deep purple and rust!! I have purchased new file folders with beautiful butterflies on them for my desk so these were now ready to join the stash and I decided to incorporate them into my card class tomorrow night.

I used the Snowflake CB embossing folder on the glossy teal and the D'vine swirl on the strip which I highlighted with white pigment ink. I used a strip of pearly carstock below the swirly strip. The round greeting (SU) was stamped and white embossed on a scrap of the glossy then layered onto a darker teal. They are held together with a medium white snowflake brad. I attached this embellishment with 3D foam tape.
Very happy with the outcome of this card!! It is nice and sparkly without glitter!!
Cardmaking for October is tomorrow night and all my kits are ready to go along with my instruction sheet!! I have never been prepared this far in advance before so it is a good feeling. Will post those cards after class tomorrow unless I actually have time before then!!