Saturday, December 20, 2014

Vintage Christmas

Hello there, it's Gracie! There are so many beautiful paper crafting products on Classy Cards 'n Such store, and the ones I used to make today's card are definitly on my favorites list.

I wanted to make an elegant, neutral colored card, that would work well for a man or a woman. I used beige tones, mixing matte and metallic cardstocks to achieve a classic design.

I started off by printing a vintage Santa image on White Pearl Linen card stock. Then I added glitter glue to make the Christmas tree image stand out. *Note - you could use Stickles for the glitter glue, or the Wink of Stella Clear Giltter Pen.*

I made the card base using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A. Next I die cut the image with Spellbinders Fancy Label Tags Two. I mounted the image on another label, die cut with Spellbinders Decorative Labels Thirty-Four.

As always I hope you liked what I created and I invite you to browse Classy Cards 'n Such store to check out the supplies used. Remember to take advantage of my discount code Gracie-10 to get 10% off your total purchase on your next order (clearance products included).

I love how this card turned out, it looks lovely, and will certainly go very well with a gift this Christmas!

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Friday, December 19, 2014

Stocking Wreath

Greetings friends. Welcome to the Classy Cards n' Such blog!

Mindy with you today sharing a bright and cheery holiday card that is so much fun to make.  One of our challenges recently was to use bright colors for Christmas, instead of the traditional colors used.  I had some bits and pieces left from that card, so I made another with a wreath on it this time.

I started with a rectangle of Kraft colored card stock as my background, and ran the Foundry border embossing strip by Anna Griffin, across it diagonally, top and bottom. I then used a small ink pad to shade around the edge of the card to give it a bit of dimension.  I then used the Twig Wreath die from Impression Obsession, cut from white card stock, for the base of my wreath.

Decorations for the wreath were cut from bright colored card stock and the following dies:

Cheerful Stockings by Memory Box
Small Snowflakes by Impression Obsession
Filigree 3D Itty Bitty Bows by Sue Wilson
A 5/8" circle punch

I assorted the colors in a pleasing fashion and adhered them to the wreath with Art Institute Clear Adhesive, and then attached the wreath with Large Foam Pads by Joy! Crafts to the center of the card.

I die cut the sentiment and added a few Silver Rhinestones for sparkle. 

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Watercolor Chickadee

Diana here to share with you new (and to me) technique that I am enjoying very much. It's no-line watercoloring.

Starting with the base layer which was cut with the large stitched die from MFT Blueprint 13. I used a Tim Holtz stencil with Dreamweaver's White Embossing Paste to stencil in just a corner of the layer.

While that was drying, I stamped the chickadee image an Our Daily Bread Design stamp set in Tea Dye Distress Ink Marker on watercolor paper. Then I used my watercolors pencils to color it in. Since Distress Inks are water soluble, it blends right in with the watercoloring. 

After that was dry, I die cut out the image with a die from MFT Blueprint 13. To mat the tag, I traced the die on dark brown card stock and fussy cut it out. I popped up the tag with small Joy! foam pads and added a mini tag using the 'Thank You' from ODBD Ornate Frame Sentiments in Versafine vintage sepia ink.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Shiny Blue Snowflake

Hello, it is Shirley posting today. I am back with another Christmas card. I apologize for the photography, but I have a terrible time getting good photo's of the cards that have shiny papers.

I started off with a white card base. I layered it with the beautiful blue Foil Paper - Textured Patterns 1 and the true beauty of this paper is not showing in this picture.

I added a layer of white card stock that was embossed with a Crafts Too Dots embossing folder. A Memory Box Rizza Snowflake die was used to cut a snowflake from the dotted white card stock. I added a little Art Institute glue to the snowflake, and placed it back inside the negative snowflake. I used a clear Rhinestone in the center. I had the Blue Rhinestones in my stash that I took from a pre- made embellishment to use on the points of the snowflake.

I used a Fishtail swag die from my tools, to cut a blue Foil Paper swag and one from white stock. I stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment from the  Impression Obsession Christmas Sentiments stamp set. I added the swags to my card.

For the finishing touch to my card I added Blue Rhinestones to the corners. 

Thank you, for taking a look at my card today. 

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Have a Happy Day

Hi, it's Joy today showing you a card I made with supplies from Classy Cards 'n Such.  This will be sent to my sweet friend Carla.

The stencil Texture Tessatina, by Memory Box, was inked with a Mini Ink Blending Tool and some distress inks.  The window was cut using Vintage Labels Two by JustRite.

I heat embossed the sentiment from Stampavie's Sweet Wishes using Sparkle 'n Sprinkle's White Detail Embossing Powder on a piece of Heavyweight Vellum.  I like this weight because it doesn't warp when I heat the embossing powder. (I traced the outside of the die to make the small frame around the sentiment and fussy cut it out.)

It's so easy to make cards using Classy Cards 'n Such on line store!  Thanks for looking at my card, have a happy stamping day.

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