Thursday, November 14, 2013

Holiday Cards Day 1

Hi stamping friends,

Another fun day in the studio busily creating the cards that were in Monday's class on the 11th.  The instructors for that day were Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, Joy Taylor, and Tami Hartley.  These gals have done a wonderful job - not only in their designs, but also by providing supply lists, easy-to-follow directions, and lots of tips.  And on top of that there are videos and downloadable PDF files if you want to store the instructions on your computer.

So, enough chit chat, take a look at these fun designs.

                         

This was a fun card to do.  It was embossed on top and bottom, leaving a flat surface in between to stamp the sentiment on.  By the side of each strip of washi tape, you can see the stitching using a white pen.  Inside there is a gift card pocket made of vellum and decorated with washi tape.

 
A fun and easy card to make.  It is a Z fold card.  When you pull out the left panel, you can see that the whole card is stamped with a holiday greetings stamp.  Also, a nice surprise here, the banner stretches all the way from the right side of the card to the left, the left end being covered by the Christmas tree.  It makes me smile!


Red and white is always striking to me.  Since I didn't have the falling snowflake template that the design called for, I had to be creative and find a substitute.  I used a small hand punch and my eyelet tool to punch the holes.  Sometimes, you just have to go with what you've got.  The other thing I like about this card is that the label is made with three shades of red.  Very pretty!  I'm looking forward to using this technique with other colors.

 
Just love this card.  It is so soft and delicate looking.  I masked triangles and then alternately sponged three shades of blue ink.  Distress stain was lightly washed over the card, followed by stamping with white ink using a speckled spot stamp.  The layered snowflake was sprayed with glimmer mist.  I'm a happy stamper to have learned how to use these products together.

Until next time,
Annie