Spellbinders Gilded Ornaments Class


Welcome to another Christmas card posting!

Spellbinders Educator Class #18

Gilded Ornaments
WHEN: Monday, October 15th
TIME: 6:00 - 8:30
COST: $42 + GST (includes $28 die)

Contact Stacey at sbebc2011@gmail.com  or  778-533-4290 to reserve your spot

Ornament Christmas cards are always fun to create!
In this class we are going to look at different ways to create with the Spellbinders Gilded Ornament dies. We will create two different types of 'see through' cards in class, and you will receive a kit with instructions to create a third card at home where you will layer die cuts to give a deeper dimensional look for ombre ornaments. The heat embossed sentiments will be done for you. There will also be a display of different things that you can do with this die set to create more beautiful cards at home.

PLEASE BRING TO CLASS: Die cutting machine & plates, Your die set if you already have them, paper trimmer, Score board & scoring tool (will have mine there), large scissors (if you have), liquid glue, double sided adhesive tape, white foam squares or tape, and NUVO Glitter Drops in Honey Gold if you have (will have mine there).

The first 'see through' card is created by directly die cutting into the front of the car base and adding the ornament topper on the front of the card. Then using some NUVO glitter drops all over the front to bring some Christmasy glitter to the front.

A closer look at the 'see through' and glitter drops.

Upon closer inspection you may see a double layer of cardstock. By die cutting  separate ornaments
and gluing them on the inside, the cardstock is reinforced protecting the delicate die cuts.

The second 'see through' card is created by die cutting several ornaments and overlapping them as you layer and glue them together. This creates a faux laser cut layer over the front of the card and is striking next to the red. I will show you in class how to accomplish this look, which can be done with many different dies.

Adding a sentiment on such a surface can take away from the look of the card, so you would want to keep it minimal. I chose to use another circle, a smaller one, to heat emboss my sentiment and pop it up on the lacy front.

To create a writing area on this card there are several options. I chose to place a smaller top fold card inside so that the red would remain behind the white ornament lacy layers as seen in the next two photos.

This is the third card, the take home card kit for class. The colours of the ombre ornaments are not true to real life, but give you and idea of what was done. The back layer of the ornament has been ink sponged so that the darkest of the colour is at the bottom and gets lighter turning into white at the top. This is then covered with the layers of cardstock and foil die cuts and the ornament topper to create some lovely ornaments.

A closer look at the ornaments.

From the closer side view, you can probably better see the layers of the ornaments.

There are so many fun creative things you can do with this Gilded Ornament die set. What creative ideas do you get for this die set?

Thank you for checking in today, and hope that you will have some inspiration from this post to create your Gilded Ornament cards with.

Happy creating!

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