Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Carols of Christmas card class

This was the first of my Christmas card classes, which I started in early September. I have since been so busy preparing for at least 2 classes most weeks, that I have fallen behind in my blogging, so I am doing a bit of a "catch up" now.

Two of these cards were "cased" from Amy K and Brian King, and the third card was "cased" from the Holiday catalogue itself.

It's a bit hard to see in the photo, but the top card uses the Sheet Music background stamp, which has been stamped off before stamping onto the Very Vanilla cardstock panel. The piece of copper trim has been pulled to give the lovely bubbly shape that peeks from behind the greeting.

Here's a tip to save cardstock:

Whenever you're die cutting shapes to be used on cards, try to cut them from cardstock pieces that will be used as mats behind a feature panel or DSP (Designer Series Paper). I do this all the time. Nobody will know, the recipient of your card won't know unless they take it apart, and you will save paper.

I did this for the red striped card - the green tree was cut from one of the green mats.

For the green striped card I found this tip to be useful for adhering the thick Jute: run Fast Fuse in a couple of vertical lines on the striped DSP, which will be covered up by the top banner. Then you can place the Jute in an S shape and the Fast Fuse will hold it until you adhere the top banner with Dimensionals.


Here are the supplies I used to make these cards. If you'd like to make these cards and need to order some of the supplies, just click on the images to be taken straight to my online shop.

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Happy stamping,
Tina

Monday, 30 October 2017

Pretty Kitty and Bella and Friends card class

Hi,

It's been a while since I posted, so I'm going to be doing a catch up over the next couple of weeks. Fortunately I've made lots of cards recently, so I won't run out of card ideas for you anytime soon!


Here are 3 cards we made in a card class back in early September. The stamp sets have cute images of kittens and puppies that you can colour in with your favourite medium.

For the cute kitten with the butterfly I stamped the image onto watercolour paper using Archival Black ink. I then scribbled our Stampin' Write brush markers to scribble colour onto a craft sheet, and used my Aqua Painter to pick up the colours and apply to the image.

For the puppy with the balloon I used our Watercolour Pencils to colour in the image, then went over with a Blender Pen to smooth the colour a little. I stamped this one on Whisper White as I wasn't going to be using a lot of water.

For the last card with the cute kitten and puppy I stamped them with Archival Basic Gray ink onto Shimmery White cardstock, which can handle watercolouring with an Aqua Painter.

I think it would be interesting to do these cards again using our brand new alcohol markers, Stampin' Blends, which will be available from November 1. What do you think?

Here are the supplies I used to make these cards. If you wish to order any, please click on the image and you will be taken directly to my online shop.

Product List
Happy stamping,
Tina