Thursday, October 10, 2013

Frosted Christmas Cards

Here are a few Christmas Cards I've been working on...Last year I didn't want to give away the surprise by posting the cards I made before sending them out, but then I don't think I ever got around to posting them at all!  So this year I'm going to go ahead and post.  Each Christmas I make and send about 100 or so Christmas Cards - yes, we are so lucky to have such a large group of family and friends!  I aim to make about 125 cards to be sure I have enough, and I usually start this massive project in August.  This year using the Frosted Cardmaking Workshop on the Go made the project a little easier!  And I like to try a few different designs to switch things up.

First up, I designed this card for the ladies who attended my crop in September.  It features the September Stamp of the Month, and Frosted papers.  I used the Artbooking cartridge to cut the Ruby piece.  It actually cuts as an overlay, and I simply cut each section apart to make the strip.  One overlay cut provided enough for 10 cards.

Next is a card featuring the colors used in the new Sparkle & Shine kit:  Ruby and Juniper.  The stamp set is To You & Yours.  And you might remember the papers from a retired pack called Typeset.  

And last, we made this card at our August crop.  It uses a stamp from the Frosted Workshop on the Go (I love that stamp set!) along with the popular Chalkboard technique:  First we embossed the image using White Daisy pigment ink and clear embossing powder.  Then we overstamped the image again using white daisy pigment ink, offsetting the image by just a smidge.  (carefully wipe the excess ink using a paper towel, since it won't really dry where stamped over the embossed portions).  Then draw lines using the chalk marker, and using a sponge with a small amount of pigment ink, dab areas to mimic eraser smudges on a chalkboard.
Then build your card using a Ruby mat, black mat, and Frosted papers.  The twilight base is from a retired pack called Florentine.  Finish off with bakers twine and a button from the Ruby mini medleys.

You can buy the supplies used for these cards at and don't forget to 'JOIN' my Mystery Hostess Gathering for a chance to win free products!

Next workshop/crop will be at Sara's house on Saturday November 2nd.  Contact me if you are interesting in joining us!  The day's project will the be Rosette Pinwheel Christmas Trees featured on the cover of the new Holidays from the Heart gift guide.

Thanks for stopping by!

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