Sunday, December 09, 2018

Christmas card class - Colour printed digital greetings, scrapbook paper and an embossed flag ended strip

For this card we started with a 4" square of scrapbook paper which we tore in two and then adhered to a coordinating card front.  The colour printed digital greeting was embellished with a pattern tracing wheel to give it a bit of texture and it was then mounted to a coordinating square of cardstock.  We had the option of using the distressing tool on any of our edges which is featured on the blue card.  Each kit had an embossed strip of coordinating cardstock which could be modified on the ends and was adhered over the gap in the decorative paper.  The greeting/focal element was then mounted over the strip using 3D foam tape to give this card a bit of dimension. The digital image has been digitally manipulated to vary the colours which allowed it to coordinate with a wide variety of papers.  As you can see this kit could be made up in the portrait or landscape format.  A very flexible sketch which can be made up in a wide variety of papers and colours.           Therese

Christmas card class - scroll frame on coloured cardstock, decorative paper ovals with embossed tree die cuts

For this card, I started with oval die cuts (Nestibilities) cut from colour printed decorative paper which was part of one of my previous Christmas card classes.  I chose coordinating cardstock and embossed the quarter sheets with the Swirl Frame embossing folder and them trimmed them to 4" x 5.25" ensuring I did not cut off any of the design.  The decorative ovals were glued inside the opening in the embossing on the cardstock and then embellished with little embossed tree die cuts (SX).  We added the little silver star sequins with a silver brad and then adhered this large element to the front of white cards.   These did not have any greetings on the front but included a Christmas greeting on the single panel insert glued inside.             Therese

Christmas card class - sponging through stencils, silhouette images and some embossing

For these cards I laser printed a compilation of silhouette digital images and a greeting onto white cardstock and trimmed them down to 4" x 5.25".  I embossed the top edge and side with a Christmas embossing folder that features swirls and snowflakes for the trees one and used the an embossing folder that features ornaments for the others.  At class I provided a variety of inks pads with sponges along with circle stencils which were created using transparency plastic and Nestibilities Classic Circle dies.  We secured our cardstock with painters tape and then positioned the circle stencil over the area of the image we wanted to highlight.  Next, we slowly started sponging on ink in a light handed circular motion.  We were able to mix colours and create a night sky that complimented the card front.  Once finished and dry the images was adhered to the card fronts and clear rhinestones were added to embellish the embossing.  The sponging is almost magical as it develops and enhances the printed image.  Love how they turned out!!        Therese