Friday, December 9, 2016

Blue Christmas Card - One Hour Card Class 033 OHCC033

If you have never made a card before, you will love these One Hour Card Class workshops!  We will complete a card with a matching envelope – ready for the mail!  I host card classes every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  You pick the day and the time that suits you.  Message or email me for more info. I hope you will consider joining me as we learn how to get the very best from the products that we buy.  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.

Another find on Pinterest so I had to give it a try!

Pool Party card.  Over stamp the top of the card with the pine branch from the Christmas Pines stamp set using Pool Party ink. Flick the gold Wink of Stella on the card – I just hit the marker against the side of my hand, then touched the marker to my card in a few places.  Set aside.

Cut Very Vanilla cardstock 2-1/4” x 3-3/4”.  Pounce lightly with Pool Party ink using a shaving brush or sponge

Set one large, one small and the tip of the medium pine leaf dies from the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies on top.  I have such troubles removing the dies from my medium leaf so I cut a large one then trimmed it to the length of the medium one.  Cut a gold Foil Sheet 2-1/4” square and lay the mistletoe die from the same die set on top.

Cut Very Vanilla cardstock 1-1/4” x 3-1/2”.  Stamp a phrase from the Time of Year Stamp Set using Versamark inkGold emboss over a coffee filter – this makes clean up of the embossing powder easy!  Lay the banner from Bunch of Banners Framelits on top. 

Move to the Big Shot and die cut all the above at the same time.  Sandwich is: Magnetic platform – cutting pad - cardstock – wax paper - die with cutting blade down – cutting pad.

Working on the Silicone Craft Sheet, add some Tombow glue to the back of the phrase and adhere the leaves.  Tuck in the mistletoe. 

 Add Dimensionals to both ends of the banner. 

By partially folding the banner, the center is between the letter ‘s’ and ‘t’.  Lay banner on the card with edge towards the right.  Pencil mark the center for lace placement.  Set aside. 

Cut Venetian Crochet Trim 9” – this is what I had but the Very Vanilla ½” Lace Trim, page 179 would work too.  Fold lace in half.  Tape both ends to your work surface.  Wrap a piece of thread around lace about 1” from the fold.  Tie into a tight knot.  Do not cut the thread tails off yet. 

Cut Gold Cord 12”.  Tie into a knot around the thread then into a bow, leaving your thread tails at the bottom of the bow. 

Use the threads to add a charm – my Pinterest lady used two Mini Pinecones (page 20 Holiday 2016/17 catalogue) but I didn’t have them.  Trim thread. 

Use a glue dot to adhere to the card front about ½” from the top.  Use the pencil mark for positioning.  You can partially straighten the tails of your bow by using the bone folder but hang securely on to the knot of the bow while doing this – it may not straighten them completely but it helps. 

Add banner under the charm.  Press ends of banner upwards with your fingers. Spread the lace apart, trim if necessary and tack ends down with Tombow glue.  You may want to glue dot your charm too.  Add gold sequins/stars from the Metallics Sequin Assortment with the Tombow glue – I used what I had on hand.  Use the Paper Piercing Tool as your third hand! 

Once I am done fiddling with everything, I add a little puddle of Tombow glue to the knot of my bow hoping that helps it from coming undone. 

Remember the writing tablet?  Perfect for the inside of cards.  Fold a piece in half. Stamp a phrase and the pine branch from the Christmas Pines stamp set using Pool Party ink.  Adhere to inside of the card.

Using Tissue Paper and Freezer Paper to make an Envelope

Turn iron on a medium-high setting. 

Cut the freezer paper 8” square.  Cut the piece of tissue paper 10” square.

Crumple the tissue paper, open and crumple again to add texture.

Carefully smooth out the tissue paper but don’t remove all the wrinkles.

Lay papers on your ironing board with the freezer paper on the bottom (wax side up) and the tissue paper on top (pretty side up).

Put your iron in one place for a few seconds, lift it up, don’t slide it, and put it down again somewhere else so as not to smooth out the wrinkles.  Overlap your pressings.

Turn paper over and press again.

Cut excess tissue paper off flush with the freezer paper. 

Turn your paper over (tissue paper side down) and iron it again.  Turn it over again (tissue side up) and iron again. 

Complete using the Envelope Punch Board.  

Flick the front with the gold Wink of Stella. 

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