"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Don't forget!

Tonight is the night to FALL BACK! Don't forget to set your clocks back an hour before bed. Yippee! That means one more hour to sleep!

I went to "Dusty Stampers" Thursday night - this is a monthly "class" where we bring stamps and supplies we already have on hand and make a mystery project. This month it was Christmas cards made from CD envelopes, like the Halloween card I posted yesterday. The first one was the easy one: we started with a white CD envelope and stamped it with a SU holly wheel. A red square of cardstock was stamped with the greeting and inserted inside the envelope; a ribbon was then knotted around this and layered on a square red card.

The "intermediate" card used Perfect Pearls pigment powder. The small holly images were stamped on the red CD envelope with Versamark and then brushed with gold Perfect Pearls for a pretty, subtle background. The circular greeting was done the same way on a green square of cardstock. The poinsettia is an embellishment I found at Michael's which fit perfectly in the center. The envelope was then layered onto the green square card and edged with gold Krylon pen.

The more advanced card was a shaker card. The black CD envelope was again stamped with Versamark and brushed with interference Perfect Pearls and outlined with gold pen. The snowman was stamped on a white square and colored with watercolor pencils. It was then inserted into the CD envelope with irridescent confetti added. The key to this easy shaker card is adding a dimensional sticky strip the entire width of the envelope at the bottom (the flap must be at the bottom). This gives a little bit more room inside the envelope for the contents to move about. The flap is then glued shut and the envelope layered onto the green square card.

These envelopes make super easy and cute cards. I had no idea that they came in colors other than white! And, they are super cheap, especially if you get the kind with no adhesive on the envelope flaps.

1 comment:

Vicki C said...

It was really fun to come over and catch up with all you've been up to. I've been so bad about getting to my blog hopping to check out my friends blogs. You do beautiful work!