Shirley has a few rules which I'll share with you now. Shirley’s Winter Wednesday Christmas Blog Hop, want to join the fun, here is all you have to do:
1. Add the Christmas Blog Hop badge to your post and link back to Shirley’s blog (http://lookatmycutestuff.blogspot.com/)
2. Anything goes it just has to be Christmas.
3. It has to be a new post.
4. Add the Hop to your Post.
5. Have fun!
I quite enjoy making spotlight cards and teaching this technique to new stampers. It opens up a whole new dimension for them and the "wows" are fun to listen to when they complete their cards.
So with that in mind, here is one of the four cards that I'll be teaching in my Christmas card class this coming Sunday.
This card is a mashup of Serene Snowflakes, Holiday Lineup and Tags Til Christmas stamp sets. These are three of this year's popular Christmas stamp sets featured in the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalogue (IB&C). The card base is Marina Mist cardstock and the second layer is Old Olive and Real Red cardstocks that were embossed with the Finial Embossing Folder.
When adhering the punched images to the original stamped image make sure everything lines up perfectly and check your colouring to make sure you didn't miss any detailson the punched portion.
The inside of the card was stamped with images from Serene Snowflakes (pg 36 IB&C #115438)and a sentiment from the Punch Pals stamp set in Whisper White Ink. I applied White Embossing Powder over the damp images and heat set them.
|Serene Snowflakes a wood mount stamp set on page 36 of the IB&C, #115438|
|Holiday Lineup pg 38 of the IB&C|