Thursday, November 20, 2014

Christmas Card Ideas... FAST CARDS!

This is the last in my series of posts about getting all your Christmas cards done quickly. I had a small group of ladies round and they each made twenty cards - five each of these four designs. As it happened, this class took a bit longer than the three hours I had given it, but still all the ladies completed all twenty cards and have a big stack ready to give out or send away.
Here are the cards, cutting patterns and brief directions follow:

Card 1: Noel
White Daisy Base (6x3”), Ruby panel (5¾ x 2¾”), White Daisy Squares (1x1”)
Dry emboss the ruby panel with a texture. Stamp the letters for “NOEL” on the four squares and daub with black ink. Create the bow and hold together with a white brad. Adhere ruby panel to card front and attach black strip to bottom third of card. Adhere squares and black bow on top.

Card 2: Polar Bears
White Daisy card base (5½ x 4¼”), White Daisy panel (5 x 3¾”)
Use a roll of washi tape to create an outer frame around the outside of the white daisy card base. On the white daisy panel, create the mountain scene by ripping a piece of scrap paper in half diagonally. Spritz the panel with only the bottom third hidden, then cover the bottom two thirds and spritz again. Stamp polar bears and sentiment in black. Stamp snowflakes in slate. Colour jersey and scarf, and attack panel to card.

Card 3: Santa's Sleigh
White Daisy Card base (5½ x 4¼”)
Mask bottom and sides of card with painters masking tape (comes away easily). Stamp trees in first, second and third generation black. On a scoreboard or using a scoring blade, score all around the card front ⅝” from the edge. Stamp Santa image. Add ruby washi tape around the outside edges. Create sentiment on a die cut white daisy piece and attach with foam tape.


Card 4: Scooter
White Daisy Card Base (5½ x 4¼”), White Daisy panel (5¼ x 4”)
Stamp scooter in black on white daisy panel. Also stamp onto scrap pieces of ruby cardstock. Cut only “body” from ruby and adhere ontop of card. Stamp presents in ruby on pannier. Stamp tree in green on scrap white card and cut out. Adhere ontop of seat. Add ruby shimmer trim to base (cut a curve for the back wheel) and sentiment in ruby. Add a doodled line around the outside. Sponge ruby ink around the card base before adhering panel to card front.

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