Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Quick and Easy Christmas Card, take 2

Today's card is similar to yesterday's, but in red and gold.

Cherry Cobbler card stock was used for the base of the card, and the same colour ink was used for the sentiment.  The swirl has been embossed with Gold embossing powder, and the ornament is the same as on yesterday's card.  Here she has also added a strip of embossed white on white, another elegant touch.

Both are gorgeous cards, which do you prefer?  You may leave a comment below.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Quick and Easy Christmas Card

Hi There!

How are your Christmas cards coming along?  Here's another quick and easy one brought along by the talented and prolific card maker, Tamara Conroy.


I love how she has used the large swirl stamp from the Broque Motifs stamp set to create something to "hang" the ornament on.  The ornament was punched from metallic gold paper using the Ornament Punch, and then the shape was put through the Big Shot machine in the Finial Press embossing folder.  The sentiment is from the Many Merry Messages stamp set, and a few rhinestones were added to the swirls for a bit of bling.  She used Whisper White and Garden Green card stock, and Garden Green stamp pad.

What do you think?  I have another version of this, in red, which I'll post tomorrow.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Simple Christmas Card

Here's another card shared by the talented Tamara Conroy at our October get-together.





Supplies needed:
Stamp Sets:  Many Merry Messages (sentiment) and Autumn Days (pine cones)
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Garden Green, Black
Ink:  Early Espresso stamp pad, Early Espresso and Garden Green markers
Accessories:  Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle, 1-3/8" and 1-1/2" Circle punches, ribbon.  Border punch non-SU.

Another simple, yet elegant card that is quick and easy to make.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Guest Artist Tamara Conroy

Hi There!

Sorry for the long delay between posting card images.

Today's card is one brought along by the lovely Tamara Conroy to our October card  making get-together.


It's a simple design that is easy to duplicate and make lots of in a couple of hours.  This is based on a similar design by Jane Mercer.

Supplies needed: 
Stamp Sets:  Contempo Christmas (sentiment) and Autumn Days (pine cones)
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Garden Green, Black
Ink:  Early Espresso stamp pad, Early Espresso and Garden Green markers
Accessories:  Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle, 1-3/8" and 1-1/2" Circle punches, ribbon.

If you would like to make this card and need some supplies, please call or email me.  This is also one of the cards you can make in a Christmas Class in my studio.  I'll be running classes on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday afternoons through November.  Bookings are essential, so please call or email me.

It's a Sale to Die For!


 During November, get 10 percent off select Big Shot dies. Use these exclusive dies to create fabulous shapes, embossing, and more!
If you would like to take advantage of these specials, please call or email me.