Friday, November 19, 2010

Red, Green & Gold - Scrapbookers Class

Traditional Christmas colors in three different styles was the theme for this class held yesterday, November 18th.
 A vintage, traditional, and CAS card all in green, red and gold!

We created an antique cracked glass look with UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) for the vintage card. After putting on 3 layers we let it harden and cracked the UTEE and rubbing in Versa Fine Vintage Sepia ink to darken the cracks. In class we glued three tiny little gold bells on the knot of the bow. They aren't pictured here in the photo as the card was made at a time earlier when I couldn't find such a commodity anywhere. Gold foil for every layer, and Spellbinders Labels Eight was used for the frame.

With the more traditional Poinsettia card we heat embossed the Hero Arts Classic Holly stamp with gold embossing powder adding the red pearls to the berries. The poinsettia we stamped three times, cutting each layer smaller working to the center of the flower. Then a gold gel pen is used to go over some of the stamped lines of the image. Each layer is pop-dotted as seen below. (Sorry about the blurry image)
The last card is what I called a CAS card. It may not be a true CAS, but in comparison to the others I felt it to be so.
We used a Christmas ornament Cuttlebug folder to emboss on the left side, and used Spellbinders Shapeabilities Tag Shape 3 (Which I don't think they sell any more since I couldn't find it on their site. They do however, have the Standard Tags that could easily be substituted).We used Fiskars Apron Lace border punchfor the narrow gold strip peaking out from under the red patterned paper. The shear gold ribbon is tied in a double bow with the long tails carefully curled carefully using closed scissors.

Hope you are having a great day and will find the time to have some fun creating your own Christmas cards.

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