Friday, November 23, 2012

Novembers SU get togethers

A Christmas themed month again - unusual for me, especially as I dont personally make any Christmas cards ! Wierd for a devout card maker.

The first card was a glitter demo.
I cased this magical little snowman from talented SU demonstrator Annette John - thanks Annette for the inspiration.
The glitter on the embossed snowflakes is SU dazzling diamonds, adhered with a little two-way glue. The strip across the bottom is double sided tape. It is very easy to apply this tape in a straight line and get such a straight glittered ground.
I printed a 'let it snow' sentiment and some people punched them out and added them to the card front.
SU recipe :
Cardstock : Baja breeze, whisper white, pumpkin pie
Tools : 1.75 and 1.25 circle punch, Northern Flurry embossing folder
Embellisments : Dazzling diamonds, midnight muse stitched ribbon, marker to draw in arms and mouth

The second card was all about using the negative image.
Last month we die cut little gingerbread men, but this month we are working the negative image that a die cut leaves, using the candy cane die.
The how to : I die cut the candy cane in the crumb cake (kraft) cardstock, put it in place on the white and drew a faint pencil outline of the candy cane. I then knew where to put my big glue dot, to cover the pencil outline. Short pieces of ribbon were then cut and adhered to the big glue dot. The Christmas sentiment and faux stitching were done before the crumb cake (kraft) cardstock was pop dotted into place, and the bow added with a small glue dot.
It seems complicated, but really isn't.
Here is a video by SU demonstrator Dawn Olchefske :

We also made a co-ordinating gift tag :

Su recipe :
Stamps : single Christmas stamp from Seasonal Saying stamp set using raspberry ripple ink
Cardstock : Raspberry ripple and crumb cake (kraft)
Embellisments : Raspberry ripple and white ribbon, piercing mat and essentials paper piercing pack, white gel pen, jumbo sticky rounds (aka big glue dot)

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