Tuesday, November 11, 2008

More Holiday Cards

Time to share some more cards with you. Today the cards are from my last Christmas card class. I focused on punch art cards in this class. The inspiration for these cards comes from all over the place.

first two cards are what gave me the idea to focus on punch art this month. The snowman face was an ingenuous little card that I cased completely from Dawn`s Stampin Thoughts blog. Dawn has also taken this design to make fun candy bar wrappers, very cute. The white and purple card came out of my desire to try the Tag Punch Star Tutorial on SCS and not make another blue and white snow card!
Stamps: none
Paper: whisper white, basic black, riding hood red, tangerine tango
Ink: none
Tools & Acc.: signo white gel pen, stampin pastels + sponge dauber, DD glitter, Chunky sprinkles glitter, tombo glue, 2-way glue, PUNCHES: three for you flower, (circles) 1-3/8,1, 1/2

Stamps: Heard from the Heart, bold snowflake wheel
Paper: whisper white, lavender lace, almost amethyst, cardstock weight vellum
Ink: versamark, whisper white, lavender lace
Tools & Acc.: iridescent ice EP, died gingham ribbon, sizzix snowflake dies, square ice rhinestone brad, DD glitter, 2-way glue, tombo glue, PUNCHES: Small & large tags, 1 in circle, scallop edge.

This card was super quick and easy, but I think it looks pretty nice, what do you think? Here I to wanted to try this scallop edge medallion (Tutorial on SCS) and I also wanted to try making a holiday card with a non-holiday stamp-set. So I grabbed the ever elegant Baroque Motifs and 'had at'er". Oh yeah. and I am not sure if you can really see it in the picture but the center of the flower is covered in chunky glitter. This is actually a mixture of red, silver and a few other colours. It was created when my 2.5 yr old discovered how to open glitter jars...what can I say, chaos was my muse!
Stamps: Baroque Motifs, All Holidays
Paper: baja breeze, ridinghood red, whisper white, ski slope DSP
Ink: same as paper + Old olive
Tools & Acc.: Chunky glitter (assorted mixture), 2-way glue, tombo glue, scallop edge punch.

Okay now this card was one I was really not sure about, I loved the little punch art penguin but struggled to make it not look like a child had made it...punch art always makes me think of those animals I made as a child out of fun foam shapes (especially when you add googly eyes!). What I am calling the Snowball border on the right was inspired by some photos from our recent SU! regional here in Edmonton. I was unable to attend, but this one photo really jumped out at me, all I knew is what it looked like and that they had used the slit punch to make it. After about half an hour of trial and error I finally came up with a version I was happy with and could teach in class.

Stamps: Cute and Curly, Punch Pals
Paper: whisper white, baja breeze, pacific point, basic black, tangerine tango,kiwi kiss
Ink: baja breeze, pacific point
Tools & Acc.: died white taffeta ribbon, DD glitter, 2-way glue, tombo glue, PUNCHES: 1 in circle, slit, small, large and wide ovals, Boho blossoms, small star, scallop square.

Oh, in that last card, I pulled together my penguin from a bunch of different ones on SCS. I did pretty much the same thing with this Santa face...the one thing that was definitely my doing was the sideburns though. It was bugging me on some of the other cards that Santa had a floating beard on his chin and then just the fur on his cap, I mean Santa's a fuzzy guy! I made the mustache with a normal circle punch but someone in my class had the idea of making it with the scallop punch and I must admit it was much better, this is why I love teaching classes!

Stamps: Deer Friends
Paper: whisper white, blush blossom, basic black, real red
Ink: close to cocoa
Tools & Acc.: signo white gel pen, tombo glue, chunky essentials red glitter, stampin pastels & sponge dauber, PUNCHES: scallop edge, large oval, scallop circle, (circle) 1-3/8,1, 3/4, 1/2.

That's it for tonight, if all goes well there will be more tomorrow...and maybe a new project featuring our great Rub-Ons (On sale 20% off now!)

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