Monday, December 4, 2006


Well, today is my loooong day. I work all day and then have class tonight until 9:30. No time for stamping. **insert sad face** lol. But, with my goal of posting everyday, I have a card that I made a couple of weeks ago to post. I made this class for a workshop that I did last month. Everyone seemed to enjoy it. (In fact the hostess signed up to be a Stampin' Up demo too!)

I hope you like the card, and please let me assure you that the step by step directions take much longer to type and read than the actual card does!!

The stamping is on Whisper White cardstock. The technique on this card is called "Kissing" First you ink up the letters for the word Joy from the Headline Alphabet in Real Red classic ink. Then stamp the letters directly onto the uninked Paisley Print Background. This kisses the pattern of the background stamp directly onto the letters, and then stamp the letters onto the Whisper White cardstock. Now you need to "mask" the letters. Stamp the same letters onto a post it note and carefully cut them out. Next you place the post its directly over the stamped letters on your card. This protects your already stamped letters from being inked by the next part.

Now you ink up the snowman stamp ink Basic Black ink, and stamp them directly onto the white cardstock overlapping part of the letter. Next remove the post it notes and you will see the snowmen "peeking" out from behind the letters. (you can save the letter "masks" by placing them on the inside of your stamp set box. Then next time you use these letters you won't have to create a new mask!)

All the "hard" part is done now!! Next take your Stampin' Write markers and color in the parts of your snow man. I colored in his hat, buttons, birds, and nose. Now take a black Stampin' Write marker or journaling marker and draw some little dashes around the letters. This will help them stand out a little better. Then just take a 2-way glue pen and some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to make a little "snow" under the snowmen's feet. Use the color spritzer tool and a Bashful Blue marker to spritz some falling snow above and around the snowmen.

Next mount the Whisper White onto a piece of Basic black, and punch the corners with the Ticket Corner Punch. (If I were to do this card again, I would punch each of the White and the Black cardstock individually, not after they are adhered together). Adhere the stamped portion to the Bashful Blue cardbase and then tie a piece of white grosgrain ribbon around the bottom of the card. Tie on a small piece of blue and red gingham ribbon, and you're finished!

***I am aware that when you click on the pictures on the last few posts, they are HUGE and difficult to see. I am trying to get in touch with someone at blogger to figure out why...hopefully it will be fixed soon! *wink*

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