Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Through the Window - One Hour Card Class 015 OHCC015

If you have never made a card before, you will love these One Hour Card Class workshops!  Join me any Thursday, Friday or Saturday and we will complete a card with a matching envelope – ready for the mail!  You pick the day and the time that suits you.  Message or email me for more info. As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I’m here to give you fun ideas, share specials & teach you about fabulous stampin products. Let's unleash your creativity!  You can order SU! products online and have them shipped directly to your door. Simply click on the “Shop Now” button in my banner (or I can order for you). I would be most happy to be your Canadian demonstrator.

Stamps: Happy Scenes.

Ink: True Thyme, Cranberry Crisp, Old Olive, Pool Party, Soft Sky.

Cardstock: Christmas wrapping paper for envelope, Very Vanilla, Window Sheets, White, True Thyme, Cranberry Crisp, Old Olive, Holiday Thyme DSP (2006).

Accessories: Fast Fuse Adhesive, two-way glue pen, Tombow glue, envelope punch board, Stampin’ Trimmer, scissors, bone folder, pencil, Sponge, Dimensionals, silicone craft sheet, paper piercer, rhinestones, silver metallic thread, Home and Hearth Thinlits, True Thyme stitched grosgrain ribbon, embossing buddy, Dazzling Diamonds,

Punches: Word Window, Itty Bitty Accents (flower), Martha Stewart’s medium branch.

Thyme card at 4-1/4” x 8-1/2”.  Fold in half to create a top fold card.  Sign or stamp the back.  Set aside.

Cut a Very Vanilla white panel at 5-1/4” x 4” for the outside of the card.  Lay the window thinlit from the Home and Hearth Thinlits about ½” from the top.  Cut a scrap of Old Olive cardstock 1” by 4” and lay the window box on it. Cut both at the same time with the Big Shot: Magnetic Platform, cutting pad, cardstock, die with cutting blades down, cutting pad. 

Stamp the phrase from the Happy Scenes stamp set in Old Olive ink onto the same Vanilla panel.  Punch out with the Word Window punch.

Sponge edges of the phrase in Cranberry Crisp inkSponge the edges of the window with True Thyme ink and the window box in Old Olive ink.  Set aside.

Wrap 14” of silver thread around two fingers about 4 times. 

Adhere thread to back of the Old Olive window box with Tombow glue or glue dots.  Set aside.

Cut white cardstock at 3” square.  Lightly trace the inside of the window with a pencil as a guide for the tree placement.  Trace to fit the outside of the window.  Stamp the trees from the Happy Scenes stamp set in Old Olive ink.

Stamp the snowflakes from the Happy Scenes stamp set in Pool Party ink.  Lightly sponge the sky in Soft Sky ink.  Heat to dry slightly.  Rub with the embossing buddy. Pounce the two-way glue pen in the snow area and run a couple thin lines under the trees.  Cover with Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  Set aside to dry.

Lay the window on the trees.  Trim to fit the outside of the window.  Erase pencil marks.

Cut one piece of Holiday Thyme DSP (2006) at 2” x 3-3/4” and another one at 3” x 3-3/4”.  Butt and tape the 3-3/4” edges together.  Cover the join with 4-1/2” of True Thyme stitched grosgrain ribbon and tape to the back.

Check that the DSP panel fits the vanilla panel – trim if necessary.  Adhere together. Add to the card front.

Cut a window sheet at 2-1/2” by 3-1/4”.  Use Snail Adhesive to adhere to the window.  Set aside.

Using a paint brush, brush away any loose glitter from the tree panel.  Adhere the tree image to the window sheet.  Set aside.

Adhere phrase to Old Olive window box.  Adhere box to bottom of window.  Add mounts to the back of the window and adhere to the card front.  Set aside. 

Punch 3 flowers from Cranberry Crisp cardstock using the Itty Bitty Accents punch.  Curl the petals with a bone folder.  Punch three white branches using Martha Stewart’s medium branch punch.  Add in a pleasing manner next to the phrase.  Add rhinestones to the centers of each flower.

Cut writing tablet paper to fit the inside of the card.  Sponge edges in a circular motion in Cranberry Crisp ink.  Stamp the phrase from the Happy Scenes stamp set in Old Olive ink.  Add some snowflakes from the Happy Scenes stamp set in Soft Sky ink and adhere to the inside of the card.

Make an envelope using Christmas wrapping paper and the envelope punch board.

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