Christmas is coming! Now is the time to start thinking about gifts for family and friends. Sometimes these gift ideas can be difficult right!! Gift cards are always a great gift and why not dress them up fancy. This Saturday’s class is all about that. If you are not local to the Wollongong area you can get the kits for these projects sent directly to you. Here are the details.
Christmas Gift Card Holder Class
Saturday 11th November 2pm.
We have 3 very special gift card holders/gift boxes for you.
(Can’t make it? grab the kit)
COST: $20 Includes all materials. NB: Chocolates are not included. Patterned paper may vary.
BYO: Scissors and adhesives.
Please RSVP: Thursday 9th. Book early as seats are limited.
Places are filling already so reserve your seat now.
Can’t make it or you would like an additional kit to make later?? Kits: $20 each (plus postage). Australia residents only. Includes all materials to make the 3 projects excluding the stamped images.
Hope to see you there,
I have been playing with the Eclipse technique recently. You can see one of them a couple of posts back I made for a colour challenge. This one is a Christmas one using the Christmas Pines stamp set.
The base card is Cherry Cobbler and the card mat is Crumb Cake. The pine leaves are stamped in Garden Green. The Gold Foil bow is cut from the Pretty Pines Thinlits.
Have you tried the Eclipse Technique yet. SO easy but so effective.
Create the Eclipse Technique.
The Eclipse Technique is cutting the words or shapes directly from a stamped card piece and raising them off the card
1. Stamp your card with your chosen images. You can use a piece of Designer Series paper (patterned paper) too as an alternative.
2. For this card I used the Large Letters Framelits to cut the word out of the white card. You can use any dies though to cut other shapes from the stamped white card or paper mat.
3. Adhere the stamped white card mat or patterned paper piece directly on to your Crumb Cake card mat and then adhere both to the Cherry Cobbler card base.
4. Raise each letter up off the card in its place with Dimensionals.
NB: I have seen on some tutorials that the letters were cut several times from white card. Then the cut letter was stacked up and adhered together and then the stamped letter was adhered on top of that stack. I don’t think that is necessary. Raising up the letter with Dimensionals is quite adequate.
Now you can go and create your own Eclipse card.
Thanks for looking today. I hope your day is going OK??
I am joining in with the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop today. You would have come from Jenny Hall’s blog (HERE) coming all the way from the US. Or you have just started here. Thanks for stopping by either way.
The theme this month is Something Different. A fold, a technique, something we have been wanting to try but haven’t as yet. Really! That’s an open minefield. I like doing different card folds so thought I would try a different.
This Fun Fold really is simple but I think it is fun. This is a Step card and I haven’t done a Single Step card before. For this I used the Night In Bethlehem Bundle.
I love how you have the stamps and the matching dies in the bundle making it so easy to create your images. No scissors required Thank you very much. 🙂 I lightly sponged around the edges of the white card to soften the edges.
The sentiment on the bottom panel has been heat embossed in Gold. For the ground under the figures I used a stamp from the Timeless Textures set. I like the effect that created. Edited to add: The base card and the stamping is Cherry Cobbler. It is a bit hard to tell in the photo. 🙂
As you are all busy hopping today I don’t want to take up much of your time. Stop by tomorrow and I will have a tutorial for you to create your own step card.
For now you need to continue on with the Hop. You can head off now to Sue’s blog HERE. She creates amazing projects so be sure to stop by.
See you tomorrow for the Step Card Tutorial.
(Edited to Add: The tutorial is now available at the next post. You can find that HERE.)
I have a special class for you this week if you are a Wollongong local. We are making a lovely Tent Card and a stamped candle using the Night in Bethlehem Bundle. I am sure this would look lovely sitting on your shelf over the festive season. This would be a special gift to give someone too.
Here are the details.
NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM CLASS
WHEN: This Friday 22nd 10am or Saturday 23rd 2pm.
Can’t make this time?? Let’s make another time to get together (or invite your friends along too).
COST: $20. Please bring your own scissors and adhesives.
RSVP: Wednesday 20th.
It’s important to RSVP early to be sure there is enough candles.
I hope you can make it.
I played around again with the Brightly Lit Bundle. If I am not sure where to start with a card I take a look at some card sketches to see what grabs my attention and how I can work that stamp set in with the sketch. I have a number of sketches on my Pinterest Card Sketches board (See the board HERE).
I chose the Freshly Made Sketches #278 one.
Here is the card I created.
The paper is the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper. It is a bit hard to tell but I heat embossed the sentiment and the bow in Gold. The lamp post is cut with the Christmas Lampost Thinlits die. I did trim the lamp post down a little to fit closely within the rectangle. It needed something extra (of course!). I added a few loops of the Gold Thread under the sentiment. I do love this bundle. Must play more …
Thanks for visiting today. Have a wonderful weekend. I hope it is a creative one for you.
I finally had a chance to quickly play with this new stamp set Brightly Lit. I like it as it is something a little different for Christmas. Not that we have lamp posts like these ones but that’s OK.
Usually when I first play with a set I head to Pinterest and CASE a card. For this card I CASED one of Amanda’s cards at the Craftspa.com. You can see her card HERE.
I liked it as it had a masked sponged background. This was my version.
To create your sponged area: first cut a rectangle in your piece of copy paper. I used the Stampin’ Trimmer to do this. You could cut any shape you like with the Framelits too. Below is the rectangle I had. It is 2cm border each side (or 3/4″). Have the piece of Copy paper the same size as your card mat (whisper white) to be sure you cover the whole piece. You can adhere the piece on your card with some non-permanent adhesive in a couple of spots or hold the frame in place where you are sponging at the time so it doesn’t move.
I will try to do a video soon but just a note with the sponging: Start with your lighter colour and start off the inside framed area each time you pick up ink. Move in a circular motion from the outside moving in and along. I used Marina Mist. Then pick up a darker colour and just sponge near the edge in a circular motion once again. This time I used Dapper Denim. You can lift off an edge carefully and see how it is looking if you like to. You want to leave a lighter area in the middle.
To finish the card I adhered this to a Dapper Denim card base. Then add the light post and lamps cut from Smoky Slate. The centre lights were cut from Daffodil Delight. The sentiment stamped in Real Red and then cut with the matching Framelits. I added a Silver Taffeta bow to finish.
I have another card with this set to share next time.
The Brightly Lit Bundle is available in my store Now -> HERE for $72. Please use the HOST CODE: HSVFAXRX
I think many people liked the idea of Watch It Wednesday when it launched last week. Thanks everyone for your comments and messages. Each Wednesday I am planning to bring you a video on a fun new project, or product help.
We are back for Watch It Wednesday with #2. Today I have 2 videos for you.
Since the 2017 Holiday Catalogue has just gone live I thought I would bring you a fun video of one of the Bundles in the Catalogue. This is the Ready For Christmas Bundle – and you just have to love Bonnie from Stampin’ Up!. She is so gorgeous. 🙂
What do you think of this Bundle? That little Dachshund is so cute. I like that you can see how all the little pieces can go together. Even thinking out of the box (Carrot???) 😉
This next video is a great one by Stampin’ Up! to see many of the products in the Holiday Catalogue. I love how they have been putting these videos together recently for the catalogues. I would imagine they would take some time though.
I hope you liked them. Thanks for stopping by today,
Visit again soon,
Following from the card I shared yesterday I have 2 more cards to show you with the Christmas in the Making set.
I do love the images in this set. Very retro! I am not sure of the colours I have used though and the colouring is not great but I was pleased with the finished cards.
For both these cards I have used the Merry Little Christmas DSP again on the black side this time.
The mailbox image for this first card was stamped on Shimmery White cardstock and coloured with the Inkpads and Aquapainters. It was then layered onSilver Foil sheet and Real Red cardstock.
The image for the next card was stamped on Thick Whisper White and coloured again with the Inkpads and Aquapainter. The sentiment was stamped and then cut with the Stitched Circle Framelits and layered on a Real Red scalloped circle using the Layering Circle Framelits. I wrapped around some of the thin Real Red Solid Ribbon before adhering the paper to the base card.
I wanted to do something a little different. Have a close look.
I stamped the image again on Thick Whisper White, coloured just the gifts, the bow and the girls collar and cut them out. They were then raised up off the card with Dimensionals giving a 3D effect. The white gifts were coloured with the Clear Wink of Stella pen.
Here are the 3 cards together for you.
You can grab your own set of Christmas in the Making in my store HERE. Please use the Host Code: HSVFAXRX
Thanks for visiting today,
Of all the new stamps I recently ordered from the Holiday Catalogue I pulled out this set first; Christmas in the Making. I was looking at doing some watercolouring so I thought I would have a go with it. I must say in advance I am not great at watercolouring. But as I tell my daughter you can only get better at something if you keep trying. 🙂 Anyway, apologies in advance.
This is the first card I made with one of the images in the set.
The image was stamped with StazOn on Thick Whisper White card. I coloured the lady with the Watercolor Pencils and blended it with the Aquapainter. I will show you a close-up of the skirt. I coloured that with the Clear Wink Of Stella brush. It is a little hard to see in the photo. It gives it perhaps the look of Organza fabric, very soft and shimmery. That was the effect I was going for anyway. I went over the ornament too with the Wink of Stella to give it a sparkle.
I used the Olive side of the Merry Little Christmas DSP pack (p 12). I don’t think this paper is shown so well in the catalogue but it has some really lovely prints and I think will be versatile for occasions other than Christmas. Have a look at this below. It comes in 12″ x 12″ sheets.
To finish the card off wrap around some of the fine Real Red Solid Ribbon. For the sentiment I stamped it on a strip of Whisper White and angled the ends. It needed something so I added some Silver Glimmer paper.
This is the stamp set, Christmas in the Making if you had missed it in the catalogue. (p 16)
W $44 C $31
Tomorrow I will show you cards with the other 2 images.
September 1st always brings excitement. The start of Spring. YES! Although it has been a mild winter really. What I am really excited about also is …
THE HOLIDAY CATALOGUE IS LIVE AND YOU CAN NOW ORDER AND IT IS ALL GORGEOUS AND WONDERFUL AND BEAUTIFUL!!! 🙂
I have mailed some catalogues out recently but if you still haven’t got one, drop me a comment or email and I will get one to you ASAP, because you just have to see it for yourself.
I have picked a few favourites from the catalogue.
This was one of my first choices. I think because it is just a bit different.
Brightly Lit Bundle $72
You don’t need to add much to a card with the gorgeous Thinlits in the set.
Night In Bethlehem Bundle W $95.25 C $83.50
A great one for Aussie Christmas cards. Beachy Little Christmas W $49 C $35
Are you a cat person or a dog person?? I am a dog person. I know a few people who will love this punch. I think it will be very popular.
Cat Punch $31
I am interested to try these Foil Sheets. How gorgeous! Maybe some elegant Christmas boxes?? Champagne Foil Sheets $7
View these and many more gorgeous products in the catalogue now. View it online -> HERE
Contact me directly by email or phone
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Visit tomorrow when I have some sweet cards to show you,