After being sick for two weeks and having no extra energy I’m finally back in business 🙂 Roll on the warmer weather and we can say ‘goodbye’ to winter illnesses.
The other weekend I held a workshop with a wonderful group of ladies. I taught two cards using products from the Holiday Catalogue – first up we used the Night in Bethlehem bundle which includes a stamp set (Night in Bethlehem) and dies (Bethlehem Edgelits Dies).
Rather than stamping straight onto the Note Card I had precut some card fronts (3 3/8″ x 4 7/8″). The sentiment is stamped in Real Red then we sponged the sky in Night of Navy, stamped the ‘stars’ in VersaMark and added Silver Embossing Powder. The ‘bright’ star is cut out of Gold Foil with one of the dies.
When I made my first sample I cut out the ‘houses’ then sponged them with Soft Suede which was a bit hard as I didn’t want to rip the trees. So I decided to sponge my strip of Whisper White before I cut it out – way easier :). Once cut I added bits of Gold Foil to create the lights in the windows – a good way to use up you off-cuts of foil. Mary and Joseph are stamped in Smoky Slate then cut out with the coordinating die. The card front is then adhered straight onto the Note Card.
The second project uses the lovely new stamp set Painted Harvest.
Like the first card the stamping is done on a separate piece of card stock (3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″) then adhered to a piece of Early Espresso (3 3/8″ x 4 7/8″) which is finally adhered to the Very Vanilla Note Card.
This stamp is a ‘two step’ set. The flower and the leaves are both two steps although we stamped the flower images a couple of extra times for more depth. The first layer of the flower is stamped in Daffodil Delight then the second stamp is stamped in Crushed Curry. The centre of the flower is stamped in Soft Suede – the specks you can see are from a hint of Clear Wink of Stella.
To stamp the leaves we created a mask (Stamp the flower image on a Post It note and cut out. Place on top of the original stamped image then stamp the leaves). This allows your second image – the leaves – to look as though they have been stamped first and are behind the flower image.
The leaves are stamped in Pear Pizzazz first then Old Olive. The sentiment and small ‘dots’ are stamped in Early Espresso.
I hope you are enjoying the new Holiday Catalogue. If you would like to host a workshop with your friends please contact me – don’t forget there is a promotion until the end of October for hosts. Check out this post for more details.