Friday, November 5, 2010

Holiday Card Idea #4

Here are two more ideas for hand-made Christmas Cards. These are 2 trade cards I got at my last Demo meeting.  Here in Wisconsin we've had several days now where I've had to scrape the frost off the car in the morning.  If you've been to an event at my house you know that we do not have a garage.  Once the snow arrives and the weather gets really bad then Dave will clear out the front part of the barn and I can park in there.  But right now its still got the lawn mower and tiller and other gardening stuff.  Anyway, those frosty mornings must have been on my mind when I chose these two card samples.  They were both made with the new Northern Flurry embossing folder found in the Holiday mini catalog-p26. 

The card on the right was embossed on white card stock and framed on a Real Red card base. This ornament stamp is from a new stamp set called Tags til Christmas (Holiday Mini-p24). Other Stamp Sets which also have ornament stamps are:  Delightful Decorations (main catalog-p35) and Contempo Christmas (main catalog-p45).  This ornament was stamped in Real Red and then punched out with the Ornament Punch. The Extra little Bling is a self-adhesive Rhinestone.  That rhinestone is a simple little touch, but the card would be so plain without it.  The sentiment is from a Stamp Set called Christmas Greetings (main catalog p44). The ribbon is the 1/8" white taffeta which is $5.95 a roll for 10 yards.  Like the other cards from previous days, this is a quick card and easy to mass produce.  And remember the hint from yesterday, you can do the white card stock in the embossing folders 2-3 sheets at a time.

The card on the left features a cute little punch art penguin made with the Owl Punch! You just cut off the ears from the owl and voila!, penguin.  I really like how the Owl Punch has ALL the parts for the bird. This card is just charming cute, but I'll warn you that its not a quick and easy card.  There are lots of little parts to glue and position for the bird.  The penguin is sitting on an iceberg which is a great artistic touch for the card but adds to the time it takes to make.  And you'll have to use the embossing folder one card at a time because the background is sponged with Bashful Blue prior to embossing.  Isn't it cool how the ink picks up selectively on the embossing folder so you get blue sky and white snow. This would be a darling card to send for a December birthday. And depending on how much time you have for making Christmas cards this would be a really cute WOW card as your holiday greeting card. The ribbon on this card is the 1/8" black taffeta. The scene is created on white cardstock, framed on a black layer and mounted on a white card base. The sentiment is from an all-purpose sentiment set called Teeny Tiny Wishes.

Supplies(Penguin Card)
Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, - #120902 ($7.95)
Owl Punch, #118074 - p200 - $16.95
Whisper White Card Stock
Black Card Stock
Bashful Blue Ink
Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon #119261 - p191 - $5.95
Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set (Main Catalog-p157)
   (your choice of wood mound or clear mount)
Supplies (Ornament Card)
Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, #120902 ($7.95)
Ornament Punch, #119847 - p202 - $16.95
Whisper White Cardstock
Real Red Card stock
Real Red Ink
Tags til Christmas Stamp Set (Holiday Mini p24)
    (your choice of wood mound or clear mount)
Christmas Greetings Stamp Set (Main Catalog-p44)
    (your choice of wood mound or clear mount)
White 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon #119262 - p191 - $5.95
Basic Rhinestones #119246 -188 - $4.95
Call me if you are interested in making either of these 2 cards.  I can share more specifics about how to make them.  

Let me know if there is any way I can help you with your stamping.
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Happy Stamping --Katie

1 comment:

helloholley said...

adorable card! I'm now following from Stampin' Connection!