Thursday, 22 November 2012

Christmas in Kraft and Black!

So Class 2 was held last night so I can reveal the sneek peek card......

You can see the depth of texture that the textured Holiday Frame impressions folder has.  This folder does have a right and wrong way up, there's a small fir tree near the bottom and a baubble at the top.  There's also cute little reindeer (right at the bottom, can you see his head and antlers?) and tiny snowflakes amongst the swirls, which could be cut out.
So here's how we made it:
  1. We made an A6 card from a piece of crumb cake (kraft) card folded in half.
  2. We embossed a piece of black card with the impressions folder in a big shot and then cut away the non-embossed card around the oval and glued with wet glue to the front of the card. The centre of the oval does not emboss, it's perfectly placed to add stamped images or sentiments or pre-printed toppers if you don't stamp.
  3. We then stamped the oval and the Noel baubble from Joyous Celebrations (Stampin' Up! again) which co-ordinates with the embossing folder, in black onto kraft.
  4. We punched out the oval with the SU large oval punch and then cut out by hand the shape of the baubble leaving a narrow kraft boarder, mounting both on foam pads. 
Et easy yet sophisticated card suitable for anyone in the family...could keep the children entertained looking for the reindeer, tree, baubble and counting the snowflakes....well...for all of 5 minutes....

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

November Class Sneek Peek

Kraft and black for Christmas? 
Oh yes!
A sneek peek of another simple card using stamping and embossing and die cutting, from Stampin' Up! Why not come back to see how we get on at 21st November's Class on .  Hopefully I'll remember the coffee this time!

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Thanks for Tea

So the final card from the October Class, using a template and colour combination challenge from Clean and Simple.  I love their card templates, they can be scaled up for scrapbook pages too!

This A6 thank you card uses the technique Stampin' Up! call popping pastels, stamp with Versamark then dab with blocked pastels matching the colours of your card (esspresso brown, sage green, grey blue and light bright green).  The scallped border punched strip of card has holes pierced in each scallop.

This uses the litte tea cups from Tea Shoppe stamp set from Stampin' Up! (SU) cut into 2.5cm squares after stamping, which fits prefectly in their scallop square punch...they have a punch that size too, shame we had to cut by hand...well have paper trimmer will travel...

The sentiment is from the retired Say It With Scallops SU set.