Friday, October 22, 2010

Christmas Stamp-A-Stack

We had so much fun at my Christmas Stamp-A-Stack class. There were six card designs. The ladies could make a "short stack" (6 cards), a "full stack" (12 cards), or a "super stack" (18 cards).

I had the idea for this first card, but it took a while to take shape. I thought the owls from the Aviary set have that "doe in the headlights" look and I thought it'd be funny to put them together under some mistletoe. I think the embossing folder really made it look rich and put together. I love the Aviary set that my friend gave me for my b-day - Thanks Cheryl!
#1 Supplies:
sets- aviary, teen tiny wishes
cs- real red, whisper white, wild wasabi
ink- wild wasabi spot, real red marker, blender pen, crumb cake pad, chocolate chip pad
access- big shot, petals-a-plenty embossing folder, dimensionals, wide oval punch, 13/16 x 3/4" med punch, dotted scallop ribbon border punch

This is one of my favorites because it's so easy - yet elegant! It looks better I.R.L.
#2 Supplies:
sets - Seasonal Sentiments, heard from the heart, sweet season
cs- white
ink- cherry cobbler
access- big shot, northern flurry embossing folder, basic jewels

The third card uses the set I bought to make my Christmas cards, which I still haven't designed. I referred to the Color Coach to pick the bashful blue/marina mist color combo. Then I had to throw in some naturals ivory for "sand".
#3 Supplies:
sets- come to bethlehem
cs- bashful blue, marina mist, naturals ivory
ink-marina mist
access- dimensionals, paper snips, clear rhinestone brads, 1/16" handheld circle punch

This elegant card uses the "glitzy glitter widow" technique. You punch a hole and stamp your image through the hole. Then you colver your hole witha piece of clear packing tape so the sticky side faces out(I got a type you can tear with your hands from the grocery store). Finally, add dazzling diamonds glitter to the tape. We stamped the snowflakes on the front with white craft ink. The ladies could emboss them with iridescent ice for added sparkle.
#4 Supplies:
sets- serene snowflakes, occasional quotes (hostess set)
cs- night of navy, whisper white
ink- white craft pad, night of navy pad
access- dazzling diamonds glitter, whisper white organza ribbon, iridescent ice ep, 1 3/8" circle punch, clear packing tape

The swirl image is embossed. I love how that tinsel trim from the mini has wire in it. It's so easy to add to your card!
# 5 Supplies:
sets- baroque motiffs, tags til Christmas, come to bethlehem
cs, sahara sand, rich razzleberry,
ink- garden green craft spot, basic black pad
access- clear ep,ornament punch, tinsel trim, daffodil delight taffeta ribbon, scallop trim border punch

This was our final card. I love that reindeer! The waffle paper gives it texture and the baroque wheel lends elegance as does the tiny pearl that dots the "i" in Christmas. Can you see it?
#6 Supplies:
sets- dasher, grateful greetings
cs- very vanilla, gold waffle paper, cherry cobbler
ink- gold encore pad
access- top note die, big shot, gold ep, baroque wheel, basic pearls

Here are some variations I made of the above card

Happy Stamping! Mary

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