Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas lights

I found a new use for my blossoms punch. Its a great way to use up all those colored scraps.

Reverse kissing technique

I thought I would try a reverse approach to the kissing technique. For this I inked up my woodgrain stamp with versamark and pressed it lightly to the retired Su tree set. I then stamped it onto black, embossing with white powder. I think it looks really stunning.
The grass is stamped with versamark and then colored with silver perfect pearls.

Decembers SU parties

Having made 4 Christmas cards in class this year, yes you hear me correctly - 4 ! lol I am known for not embracing the whole Xmas card making thing, but have to appreciate that other people do like it !

So Decembers projects were not winter related at all.

First there was the box, with candy inside. Couple of things about the flower included  the sewing we did to secure everything together and the ribbon rosette we made. The cardstock was die cut into the flower shaped and then crumpled into a ball and rubbed. This made the fibres split and we were able to separate the front from the back of the cardstock. I love how it looks, thin, ragged petals.

SU recipe :
Stamp set : Word play
Cardstock : Cherry cobbler, baja breeze
Accessories : Fun Flower Die, Fancy favor box, vintage faceted button, organza ribbon.

The second project was using the technique called Josephs Technicolor coat, or something similar ? I fell in love with this technique when I first saw it and it always amazes me when I do it as the end result is always different and original. To to the technique you sponge the background cardstock, then stamp images with versamark and clear emboss it. Then sponge with a darker color, early espresso in this instance. As you sponge and the pattern materialises, where the embossing powder resists the espresso ink, its like magic.

SU recipe :
Stamp set : French foliage
Cardstock : Very vanilla, early espresso, summer starfruit
Ink : Early espresso, certain celery, summer starfruit, pumpkin pie and bravo burgundy
Assessories : Top note die, Woodgrain embossing folder, ribbon slide, summer starfruit ribbon

Flower order fulfilled !

Someone asked me to make 6 flower cards from their Xmas gift. I do love the Fun Flowers die so was happy to oblige :-) My time was limited and I definitely prefer some to others, but sure they will love them.

Santas Candy Elves

I saw these cute little elves that another Su demonstrator, Vicki Hodgman, had made, I just had to case them. How adorable are they. I just love punch art :-)

SU demonstrators XMas party

We had a shoe box exchange at the party - lots of pressure to prepare something that my talented peers will remake ! yikes. I came up with a very simple card, which happened accidentally as I embossed the whisper white cardstock the paper split. So I just cut it out and some other shapes with my craft knife and adhered nice designer paper behind. Couldn't be easier really, but looked much more complicated.