Monday, September 22, 2008

Christmas Card Class

Yesterday I went to a Christmas card class here at Angela's Craft Center. All of the cards we made had stamping on them and I loved that as I dabble in stamping at the best of times, so I was glad to have so much hands on time. Here are the cards we made...



This one was my favorite, it was 2 tags that come attached. The stamps are from Inkadinkado. We distressed with Walnut Stain, Faded Jeans and Spiced Marigold ink and embossed the angel with Cranberry Adirondak embossing powder. I broke down and bought the two stamps, so you may be seeing a lot more of them in the coming months.


The Believe stamp is from Inkadinkado and the Pine Tree Star stamp is from Penny Black. Here we stamped the tree onto glossy cardstock with VersaMark. Then we applied Stamp n' Bond like you would embossing powder and heated it until the image turned clear. Then we took the image and pressed it into a box of gold leaf. We brushed off the excess and wiped clean with a tissue. I really liked this technique and it was pretty easy to do. Funny thing is that I have some gold leaf that I bought last year but never used. I'll have to dig it out and have a 'leafing' session!

For this card, the stamps are from Inkadinkado, we used silver and gold detail embossing powder and Denim Blue Adirondak embossing powder for the trees. We edged the paper with Blue Permapaque pen and added Stickles. The patterned paper is from Basic Grey. I loved this one too, was tempted to get these stamps as well, but I held out. (may have to go back!)

Here the paper is from K&Co., the peace stamp is from Stamp Barn and the tree stamp is from Art Impressions. The images were embossed with silver powder.

The paper here is from Basic Grey, the Christmas background stamp is from Stamp Barn, the sleigh stencil is from Dreamweavers, gold embossing paste, and teal blue StazOn ink. It was fun working with paste. I added glitter to mine while it was still wet, so it doesn't stand out so well. I'll have to try this again.

The paper is from Anna Griffin, stamp is from Inkadinkado. We stamped the image over the 2 pieces of paper, then punched out an oval from ivory cardstock and stamped the image on that, then mounted it over the already stamped image, trying to match it perfectly. (I didn't quite do it perfectly though!!) I really liked this too and will be trying it again...you know to achieve perfection...
The Three Kings stamp is from Inkadinkado again. We used a Southwest punch for the corners.


There, it's almost like you were in the class with me!! I had so much fun and learned a few new things as well. Now I'm pumped to start making Christmas cards...


Thanks for stopping bye...hope you have a fabulous week.

7 comments:

ayah said...

Ivanka, I just love all your different Christmas cards, I love the blue Season's Greetings one the best.
Lee

Barb said...

that would have been a fun class to be in - love all your cards - lets get together and share our new Xmas stamps and have some fun.

Barb

Lost in Paper said...

Wow Ivanka!! What a wonderful batch of Christmas cards!!! This looks like it was so much fun!!! TFS!!

JeanneLee said...

Wow...lots of inspritaion here, Ivanka...TFS these cards!

alfmn said...

These are absolutely gorgeous. I would love to have taken this class. Great work.

Annie

Conniecrafter said...

These are just awesome, love the angel and the merry christmas stamps, I am really loving all of the inkadinkado stamps!!!

Lisa642 said...

Ivanka, these Christmas cards are beautiful. I especially love the blue Seasons Greetings with the three trees and the beige and white one with the black stamped image. Just gorgeous!!