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Friday, November 29, 2013

Holiday Card Class - Card Number Two

Card number two in my Holiday Card Class series with Cheryl LeFore, once again features the Santa's List Stamp Set.

This card was quick and easy to assemble and the finished card is perfect for mailing because of its light weight and flat surface.  

Supply List: 
Stamps:  Santa's List #131808 wood mount or #131811 clear mount
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White and Early Espresso
Inks:  Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Designer Paper:  Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack #132181
Accessories:  Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder #132174, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, 2-way glue pen, Adhesive Dimensionals, Big Shot machine, Trimmer, Stamp-a-ma-jig. 

Here is the finished card:

1.  Cut an 8 1/2 x 5 1/2" piece of Early Espresso card stock and score at 4 1/4" for side fold card. 

2.  Cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock to  4 x 5 1/4" and emboss with the Stripes Embossing folder in the Big Shot machine. Adhere this piece with adhesive to the card base.
Stripes Embossing Folder measures 6-1/4" x 4-1/2". Use with Standard Cutting Pads.
3.  Cut a piece of the striped designer series paper from the Season of Style paper stack to 4 x 1 1/2" and adhere this strip to the center of the card.
Create multiple cards in a snap with this stack of Designer Series Paper sized specifically for card fronts. You get 48 sheets: 24 ea. of 2 double-sided designs. 4-1/2" x 6-1/2". Acid free, lignin free. Coordinating colours are Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Whisper White card stocks, inks and ribbons.  Also coordinates with the Season of Style suite.

4.  Cut a piece of Early Espresso to measure 3 1/2" x 3 1/2".

5.  Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to 3 1/4 by 3 1/4" and stamp the Santa from Santa's list in Cherry Cobbler ink.  Using the Stamp-a-ma-jig position the sentiment "He's making a list...." beneath the Santa and stamp it in Early Espresso Ink.  
This is the perfect tool to keep you from ever ruining a whole project with one crooked image! The stamp positioner gives you the ability to place an image exactly where you want it, every time. Allows for fast and precise stamp placement.

6.  Using a Two-Way Glue pen add adhesive to the fur on Santa's hat, the pom pom, his cuffs and the front of his jacket and then sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  Shake off excess.  When this piece is dry adhere to the Early Espresso square and mount with dimensionals to the card face.  
My card was already finished when I decided it just need some additional "ta da", so I hauled out my glitter and glue pen and went to work. 

Gently pounce the Two-Way Glue pen on it's tip on a scrap piece of paper to start the ink flowing into the applicator.  One the applicator tip is wet with ink spread across areas you want to add the glitter to.  Be careful you don't get too much glue coming out of the applicator you just want a small amount in each area.

Shake the Dazzling Diamonds glitter over the wet surface and then shake off the excess.  Tip:  You might have to use a small paint brush to brush away any excess glitter, especially if you decide to add the glitter like I did to an already finished card.  Instructions in #6 above should be followed, not my example here, lol! 
Hope you can see the light coating of glitter in Santa's suit and hat. Remember, just add a light dusting, you don't want to have globs of glitter, it will only rub off in the envelope.  

2-Way Glue is versatile and provides a permanent or temporary bond. It's perfect for masking or working with stencils! The chisel tip makes it easy to get just the right amount of glue for adding glitter. Let the glue dry after you've applied it (it will become clear), and it will work just like a sticky note.
Dazzling Diamonds is an ultrafine polyester glitter.  It comes in a 1/2 oz. jar.  Use with Heat & Stick powder, Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive, or Sticky Cuts Letters
7.  Adhere a 3 3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside of the card and stamp with a Christmas sentiment.

Voila, that's it!  

Your card is finished and it looks terrific.   Let me know if you like this card. I'd love to hear your comments.  


paper bag create said...

Very Nice...love the dazzling diamonds! I so do not want that stamp...NOT.. Merry Christmas. :)

Penny Hanuszak said...

It's okay Sheri we can share! Always next Christmas.