Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Beate's Card Sketch

This is my version of Beate's Card Sketch that she posted on October 5th. I wish I had done things a little bit bigger (the circles and the image), but all in all, it turned out fine. You can find the original sketch here: http://beate.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2007/10/05/weekend-sketch-challenge-22/
I will be giving this to another demonstrator that helped me at the Hamilton Regionals last month.


SS: Tres Chic, Priceless, Party Punch, Oh So Lovely

CS: More Mustard, Night of Navy, Bordering Blue, Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla

Ink: More Mustard, Night of Navy, Sage Shadow, Basic Black

Other: Rich Regals Brads, Moss Grosgrain Ribbon, Round Tab Punch, Hodgepodge Hardware, Corner Rounder (to make the scallops)

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Contents of the Kit from the Holiday Glitz Promotion

For the current Holiday Glitz Promotion, from October 1st, while supplies last, you are able to purchase a kit of pre-cut cardstock and ribbon for your Christmas cards. This will undoubtedly save you the time and hassle of cutting up all of your own tiny little pieces of paper. The kit will give you the cardstock and ribbon supplies to make 15 handmade cards.

Each Holiday Glitz card kit makes 15 handmade cards and includes:
Precut card stock and Designer Series paper (15)
Whisper White Envelopes (15)
Rhinestone brads (15)
Real Red zigzag ribbon (15)
Full-color instruction sheet (1)

Dimensions of kit pieces:
Wild Wasabi 11 1/2" x 4 1/4" (scored 1" for flap)
Real Red Textured 3 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Soft Sky DSP 3" x 4 1/4"
Whisper White Textured 2" x 4 1/4"
Red Zig-Zag Grosgrain ribbon, Jersey 2 1/2" x 3"

There are two ways to take advantage of this fantastic kit while supplies last: 1. Purchase one of holiday stamp sets (below) and get the Holiday Glitz card kit for the special price of $34.95, or 2. Purchase the Holiday Glitz card kit for $39.95 with no additional purchase required.
Qualifying stamp sets include:

109234 Snowfall $32.95
106786 The Snowflake Spot $28.95
107612 Flocons piquetis $28.95
109266 Big on Christmas $25.95 ***My personal favourite
110359 Love & Joy $32.95

I have already ordered mine, to take the sting and pressure off of Christmas cards...please let me know if you would like to secure your kit, before they run out!

Friday, October 5, 2007

My Acetate Christmas Card

Well Hello...

I have tried my hand at an acetate card (you know, the overhead transparencies teachers use?).

With acetate, you have to use Staz-On Ink if you are going to stamp on that actual material, you cannot use a regular ink. And it is very slippery, so try to be careful, or the image will smear. Also, for the adhesive, I used Mini Glue Dots because they are strong, and easy to hide. This was a lovely sample that I saw somewhere (can't remember where), and this is my attempt.


SS: Glad Tidings, Priceless (swirls)
CS: Shimmery White, Brushed Silver, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou
Ink: Staz-On White, Soft Sky
Other: Silver Cord (around the fold), Sponges, Mini Glue Dots

Monday, October 1, 2007

Icicles everywhere!

Hello All,

Here I have one of my samples from my "Christmas in September" Stamp Camp back in the day. It is difficult to see, but I have used Crystal Effects to make a stream of icicles across the top. If you would like to see a very quick tutorial for this technique, see this link: http://stampnscrap4fun.typepad.com/stamp_n_scrap_4_fun/2007/09/brrrrrr.html
Also, it is a 5" x 5" square card (rare for me, as it is not the most efficient use of cardstock)!

SS: Crab and Company, Sandy Shells Wheel
CS: Handsome Hunter, Blush Blossom, Whisper White, Sage Shadow, Night of Navy
Ink: Basic Black, Watercolour Pencils (no water)
Other: Crystal Effects + Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Round Tab Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Rich Regals Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals.