Friday, October 31, 2008

Where've ya been?

It's been a while since I've updated on here (cringe) sorry about that. I have been busy with house guests and workshops but I have been doing some Christmas Cards. To get ready for the stamp-a-stacks I needed to come up with some ideas that would be quick enough to be able to make 5 cards each of 2 designs in a couple of hours. Following are three cards I have done so far. The bird one is based on a card I saw on splitcoast but I don't know who's it was so sorry if I don't give you credit but thanks for the idea.

Greetings Galore Christmas Tree

This is a set a lot of people have but rarely use so I thought I'd try and come up with something quick and easy using the Christmas tree stamp. The cardstock used are Real Red, Certainly Celery, Handsome Hunter and Whisper White. The Handsome Hunter card was put through a cuttlebug to get the lovely dry embossed swirl but if you don't have a cuttlebug or similar you could stamp a background with Handsome Hunter ink, it wouldn't give you a 3D look but would still be very effective. The Christmas tree stamp was inked with Versamark, then Handsome Hunter and heat embossed with clear embossing powder to give it a shine. This would be an easy card to do for a stamp-a-stack or even if you just wanted to produce a few of the same card

Always Christmas Card

It's a bit hard to see in the photo but the Real Red card was stamped with the Poinsettia from the Season of Joy set in Real Red. The 'Merry Christmas' is also from the Season of Joy set and the bird is from the Always set. The green card used for layering and the ribbon are Certainly Celery. A very simple and easy card to do suitable for a stamp-a-stack.

Season of Joy

I stamped the words stamp in Purely Pomegranate then again in Handsome Hunter and cut out the '&', middle poinsettia, tree and snowflake. These are attached with dimensionals. The large poinsettia was stamped twice and the small flower stamped three times. These were hand cut out and layered, again with dimensionals. I punched the double ribbon in the corner and threaded the pomegranate ribbon through. The words were then mounted on Handsome Hunter and the card is Purely pomegranate. Because of all the hand cutting this card isn't suitable for a stamp-a-stack but I really like the way it came out.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Stamp Club

We had a great time at stamp club this month. We made a quick and easy Christmas card, pictured and an Origami Christmas Tree. I'll post a picture as soon as I've finished the card. We also made a really simple gift box that looks fabulous. If you are interested in joining the stamp club, details are on the side panel, or email me and I'll get back to you asap.