Scrapbook Parade started a "Christmas in July Series" for making Christmas cards. The first class surprised me by filling up so quickly that we had to add a second class! Thank you Scrapbook Parade customers and friends. Now it's time for the second class of the series, with the inspiration being blues and silver - "Blue Christmas".
This first one is a bold combination of including red with the blue and silver. Love those Spellbinder snowflakes! I use them every Christmas.
This next card is bleach stamped, with Icicle Stickles added to the stamped snowflakes after drying.
To do this step over again, I might try thinly spreading the Stickles over the entire ring rather than the way I did it here.
I was surprised at the colour effect of bleach stamping with this blue shade, as the practice stamping was done on a scrap from the above card with the result of the snowflake being just a little on the yellow side. However, on this blue cardstock it came out with a hint of pink.
The next images are detail photos of the same card.
This next one is my favorite of the four. Using one tree stamp I created a background of forest in blue using the second stamp technique. I lightly cover the trees with Star Dust Stickles. I tore some velum to create snowdrifts and again used Star Dust Stickles on the torn edges to give the snow a glistening look. I then added a pop-up silver embossed Christmas tree colouring in the garland with a blue gel pen and used one of the blue Stickles to fill in the ornaments.
The images below show close up details.
Lastly, is the aqua and silver card.
I tried to keep this one more CAS looking. I think this is my second favorite. I've had that aqua metal trim for a few years now, and am finally using it.
Well, thank you for stopping by to have a peek at this set of Christmas cards. It will be a fun class!