Monday, September 22, 2008

Another Spotlight Card

While preparing for this month's technique class, I made another Christmas card using the Spotlighting technique.

Stamps: Baby Jesus is Born
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Ridinghood Red, Kiwi Kiss
Papers: Chocolate Chip, Ridinghood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Alpine Striped Ribbon, circle punches

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Technique Club: Focal Points

I had a hard time coming up with a common theme for all the cards that we're making at next week's technique class, but 2 of the new techniques involve doing something special to create a unique focal point. The techniques for this month include: Spotlighting, Glitter Window, and using rub-ons. For the next few months there will be at least one Christmas card made in each techniqe class to get us all thinking about ideas for our Christmas cards. It felt a little unnatural for me to be making a Christmas card in September, but I managed to do it!

Contact me if you'd like to attend this class.

This card features the technique of "Spotlighting."
Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Inks: Pacific Point, Old Olive, Summer Sun
Papers: Kraft, Pacific Point, Old Olive, Summer Sun
Accessories: Boho Blossoms punch, Silver brad, Circle Punches

The card above is an example of "Glitter Window" using clear packing tape and dazzling diamonds glitter.

Stamps: Season of Joy
Inks: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Real Red
Papers: Baja Breeze, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Ski Slope DS paper
Accessories: Coluzzle Oval, Chocolate Chip twill ribbon, Clear Packing Tape, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, paper piercer and template

This card is an example of the use of a rub-on for the focal image. I did have to do a little stamping for the greeting.

Stamps: Happy Everything
Inks: Chocolate Chip
Papers: Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Urban Garden
Accessories: Flower Fusion Too, Blue Rhinestone brad, small oval punch, chocolate chip wide grosgrain ribbon, Hidden Garden Rub-ons, Scallop edge punch, dimensionals

Monday, September 8, 2008

September Scrapbooking

My scrapbooking class returns this month, and this time I'm offering it during the day. This month's themes were requested by a few of the attendees: Birthday Girl, Christmas, and Fall.
Stamps: Big Deal Alphabet, Priceless
Inks: Lavendar Lace, Elegant Eggplant
Papers: Certainly Celery Prints Paper, Lavendar Lace, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Certainly Celery
Accessories: 5-Petal Flower Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Purple Rhinestone Brads, Scallop edge punch

Stamps: Season of Joy
Inks: Kiwi Kiss, Real Red
Papers: Very Vanilla, Real Red retired DS paper (can't remember name!), Kiwi Kiss, Real Red
Accessories: Red stitched ribbon (May Arts), Cricut Cartridge "Christmas Cheer", Silver Eyelets

Stamps: Big Deal Alpha, Pocket Sillouettes
Inks: Ridinghood Red, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
Papers: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, Ridinghood Red, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Double sided patterned ribbon (American Crafts)