10/21/2008

Stamp A Stack

Here are the samples from the Christmas Card Stamp a Stack last week. It was a fun evening and one that we will definitely repeat! probably sometime after the first of the year. I hate to think that it's already time to be thinking about the Holidays-YIKES! Hopefully these cards gave the ladies who came a jump start! They all left with 4 copies of each of these!!

First, was this one using the classic Lovely as a Tree set-a set I don't use often enough!!

To start, I cut a reverse template with the Coluzzle. We used that to sponge Mellow Moss ink through onto the Very Vanilla CS. Then we stamped the background trees with Mellow Moss-leaving the template in place-stamping them off once first to give a very light image. Next we stamped the tree and Merry Christmas with Always Artichoke Craft ink and heat embossed with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder. Corners are ticket corner punched. Very Vanilla with the trees is layered on Mellow Moss, and then on the card base of Always Artichoke. Very pretty! This is one color combination of MANY that would work with this layout!

Next was this one using the Big Shot Snowflake die. I still have confetti on my floor from punching these out! Quick and easy card though!


Card base is Real Red, strip near bottom is Basic Gray. We stamped 2 snowflakes from the Snow Swirled set, the middle size on in White Craft ink, the small one in Real Red ink. The snowflake is cut from the Shimmery White cardstock. We put a red Rhinestone brad through the center and attached with dimensionals to the card front. The striped grosgrain ribbon is tied around the entire front of the card. It is difficult to see, but the bottom front edge of the card is punched with the scallop punch. The Merry Christmas was stamped in White Craft ink near the stop of the Gray strip.

The last card was cased from the catalog, page 40, using the Big on Christmas set. I did one without an image on the card base but it seemed plain, so I then added the Snowflake wheel in Riding Hood Red. We colored the 'let it SNOW' image using a blender pen and classic inks (Bashful Blue, Basic Gray, Only Orange, Riding Hood Red & Glorious Green). We then applied 2-way glue to the letters and added Dazzling Diamonds glitter for SPARKLE!! The Snow image was stamped on Whisper White, layered onto Bashful Blue an applied over the Bashful Blue Patterns DSP with dimensionals. Vintage Brads were added using the Mat Pack (or Tool Kit) for placement, and Riding Hood Red ribbon tied around.

Thanks for stopping by! I still hope to get on a more regular posting schedule but have been in a bit of a funk lately. Hopefully I'm about ready to snap out of it and get busy again! I still have several recent creations to share so I hope to be back soon!

2 comments:

diane mcvey said...

These are GREAT!!! I'll bet the ladies had a wonderful time making them...how fun!
So glad you got them posted, too! That was I get some eye candy!
:D

Anne said...

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! Think that the snowflake one is my fave, then the tree one is super cool too!

One of these years I'll make one of your workshops!!!!!!!!