Thursday, 27 October 2011

Just under 2 months... go until Christmas.  The ladies attending my Christmas card club on Wednesday now have 30 cards ready with plenty of time before they need to think about sending them.  There are only 2 more sessions left on Wednesday evenings at 7pm, so let me know if you want to come along and join in the fun - full details can be found on my classes page.

Here is one of the cards we made last night.

The base was cut from Very Vanilla card stock using the scalloped circle die run through the big shot.  This is another easle style card which is created by folding the front of the card in half and then cutting a separate scalloped circle and adhering this to the folded half.  To stand this type of card you need something on the base to create the 'easle' and here I have used a tag raised on dimensional pads.  On the tag I have stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Petite Pairs stampset and then sponge daubered the edges - all in Chocolate Chip ink.

To create the main part of the card, I have used the wreath stamp from the Welcome Christmas stampset, inked in Wild Wasabi and stamped onto Certainly Celery cardstock and then coloured in the berries with a Real Red marker.  I've raised this up with a dimensional.

The bird was created using my favourite punch (2 step bird punch) on Sahara Sand cardstock and them sponge daubered with Chocolate Chip ink.  You will see that the red breast has been punched from Real Red card and added before sticking the wing on with a dimensional sticky pad.

The bottom part of the scallop has been decorated with a 4cm strip of the Holly Berry DSP and a piece of Real Red grosgain ribbon. 

I am so pleased with the finished card as it looks like it took ages... but as those of you who attended my Christmas card club will know, once you know how it's pretty quick to pull together... although it's certainly not a quick one to make when you have 5 to finish!

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