Susan's Saga

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Christmas Card Craft Mode

Yes, I am into Christmas Card Craft Mode now. It is so close to the time I will need to send overseas cards. The last class I had here was about Christmas. Here's the Julie Gearinger inspired card we made:


The colours are Always Artichoke and Cajun Craze, with Ivory cardstock as a base for the main images. I used Crumb Cake for the background, using the letterign from the Open Sea stamp set. The Flowering Flourishes set is so pretty for the swirly bits. I used my new That's the Ticket stamp set for the sentiment (there is also a matching punch). We stamped and coloured the images, then masked them to add the background, added shadows to increase the look of depth for the swirly bits, then sponged around the edges in Crumb Cake and finally distressed and curled/split the corners. We added plain glitter glue to the circles, though some class members added rhinestones or pearls instead.

The sentiment is heat embossed in gold and the double bow is made from 7/8" Cotton Ribbon.

All products are available in the main Stampin' Up! catalogue or in the current mini catalogue.

We also made a little gift bag using the Christmas Star stamp. I'll show that to you later :)

Now I am off to the craft desk for more Christmas Card Craft!

1 comment:

Vicki Hodgman said...

Oh my, oh my! This is GORGEOUS!!! I have always loved Flowering flourishes and what a great way to use it. Well done Susan. Julie inspired you and now you have inspired me! Vx