Wednesday, November 05, 2008

12 Cards of Christmas - Card 10

This card is actually THIS month's Christmas Stamp-a-Stack design, and I have just opened up a new class time for all those people who need to make more Christmas cards. This is the last class I'm running for this year, too. (I'm having December off classes, but will still be around blogging and taking orders, etc!)
You can come along on Thursday 27th November at 9:30am and make 5 of this card, and 5 of another design (which I will show you tomorrow). Email me if you would like to come!
For those who can't make it to the class, you'll just have to pay close attention to my instructions...
I used the very popular "Dashing" paper, which has just come off backorder today (hooray!). The sentiment from 'Party Punch' has been stamped in Real Red ink twice: once on Real Red, and once on Very Vanilla card stock. I punched out the Red one with the Designer label punch, and the Vanilla one with the 1" circle punch.
I made myself a template for punching slots in the designer label punch. Here's how you make one, so that you always get your slots in the right place:
1. Punch out your Designer label
2. From some scrap cardstock of a different colour, punch out 2 "slot" pieces using the Double Rectangle punch (or the Horizontal Slot punch for larger ribbon)
3. Use 2-way glue to adhere the 'slot' pieces to the Designer label:

4. Now punch out the 2 slots by positioning your punch over the slot pieces:
This gives you a template which you can now use to just draw in the slots next time you need to thread some ribbon through a Designer Label!

I used Real Red narrow grosgrain ribbon which fits beautifully through these slots. I popped the Merry Christmas circular sentiment up on Dimensionals. The Christmas Tree image has been stamped in Black Stazon ink, so the ink doesn't run when I watercolour it.

By the way, I mounted my 'Fun and Fast Notes' set with the greetings cut off and mounted on the sides of the blocks, so words and pictures can easily be stamped separately.

I watercoloured using Watercolour Wonder Crayons and an Aquapainter, and at the class I'll show you how to do some really fast colouring that still looks good!

Stamps: Fun & Fast Notes, Party Punch (Level 1 Hostess set)
Cardstock: Old Olive, Real Red, Very Vanilla
Ink: Real Red, Black Stazon
Other: Dashing DS Paper, Designer Label Punch, 1"circle punch, Double rectangle Punch, Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, 2-way glue pen, Dimensionals, Watercolour Wonder Crayons, Aquapainter

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