Saturday, November 04, 2017

Christmas Card Class #2 and#3 - embossed rectangles, ribbon and digital images with a versatile sketch

I made this my third card for these two classes which was inspired by the card in this class.   I made up a few more here and here.  I layered six embossed rectangles onto a card front.  I coloured and layered my image, added a length of folded ribbon to the back and then used 3D foam tape to adhere it to my card front then trimming the ends.  As you can see this sketch accommodates any occasion by simply changing the focal element and greeting.  I did quite a few with non traditional colours which was fun!!.  The images are from a variety of sources - swirly nativity - unknown, simple stable with baby Jesus - Cre8tive hands, star garland and little hollies -Meljens, Christmas floral spray - Beccy's Place, snowy bridge - Clker.  Therese

Christmas Card Class #2 and #3 - die cut doves and words

 A few more of the cards we made at the first class with the die cut doves and words.  The others are here.  I used a thin metal die with a metal plate to cut the doves and placed wax paper between the paper and the die to hasten the cleaning of the die after cutting.  Works very well!!
The words were cut from the same cardstock from a long Sizzlets die with "Love, Peace Joy" on it.  I punched the little hearts from the same paper.  After gluing the doves and words in place I ran a pattern tracing wheel (sewing) around and between them to add a bit of texture to the background before gluing this large element to the front of a coordinating card.  I glued the little heart between the two elements.  I used a red on one of them and might have done more of those had I thought of it earlier.  I really love these cards!!  Therese

Christmas card class #2 and #3 - joy with a star

I taught two Christmas card classes yesterday!!  So much fun to listen to Christmas music and create!!  This is one of the card we made.  It is the same as the ones I made for this class a few weeks ago.  
I started by gluing a background to a coordinating card front and then added a colour printed JOY - PEACE ON EARTH trimmed to leave a border on the words.  I used a decorative font to create the JOY so it was easy to change the colour to accommodate the rest of the card.  I watercoloured the inside of the letters then glued it to the front of my embellished card and finally added the little star punchie using 3D foam tape.  The PEACE greeting is from a CD I purchased many years ago which I printed on kraft cardstock.  I added a few lines of tracing wheel texture to the PEACE card and the red JOY card.  I am finding all sorts of places to use this cool tool. 
These were really fun and fairly quick to put together.  


A puffin and a versatile sketch from a card kit

I need a card today so I went looking through my card kits to see if I could find one that would be appropriate and found this one with a puffin.  Works!!
The puffin is a digital image from CLKER which I laser printed on white cardstock and then trimmed into a tag using a Sizzix tag die.  After watercolouring the image I add the black seam binding and the laser printed greeting with double sided tape.  I layered the two pieces of decorative paper to my yellow card front and added the black cardstock strip that I embellished with my tracing wheel.  I added the tag using 3D foam tape.
I am really liking having card kits on hand for making up last minute cards!!