Sunday, November 6, 2016

Christmas Card Klass with Bonnie Klass

Went to a Christmas card class yesterday held by Bonnie Klass. Really nice class with great cards and learned new "tricks" so that was fun. Here is a photo of the cards we made:

Most products we used are in the Stampin Up Holiday catalog for 2016. This first card we made:

This card is on the Emerald Envy card stock base -- used the bundle Christmas Pines for the pine stamp. For the tree ornament we used glittered white card stock and the Merry Tags framelits. Easy card to put together and the glittered cut out ornament with the tree adds dimension to this card front.

This next card -- my small snowflake on the top right of the card is too close to the center snowflake but loved making this card anyways ---

This card we used striped vellum card stock and then stamped the snowflakes onto the small white piece using VersaMark ink. Then used silver embossing powder to emboss the snowflakes. Using a dauber we added ink to the centers of our snowflakes. Added a greeting to the lower right corner. Added some sparkle stickers for bling. This card has one of the "tricks" we learned. Usually when putting panels on the front of our cards we have used "pop dots" or dimensionals behind that panel piece. These can make our panels "wavy" since they are put on the back of the piece randomly. They give no support to the panel piece. For this card we used a piece of white craft sheet foam (sold @ Mikes for 99 cents each). The foam piece is cut smaller than the panel piece. Used an ATG to put the panel piece onto the foam piece and then used the ATG to put this onto the card front. The foam makes the panel more even on the card front. Good idea . . .

The third card:

Used the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set for the holly stamp and berries stamp for the wreath. We stamped it onto a wreath piece cut out with the Wonderous Wreath die. We also used a bow maker for our bias tape ribbon. Wreath is on the card front using pop dots.

This next card:

This card front was dry embossed using the Pine Bough embossing folder. Once embossed we turned this piece over so our image is not raised but embedded. For the pine branch pieces we used the bundle Christmas pines with stamp set and matching dies. The die cut pieces are lighter green, a darker green, and white glittered card stocks. Stamped the Noel stamp from that bundle set onto the lower right front corner using dark green ink. Put the pine pieces onto the card front using glue dots. Used the Stampin Up copper card stock for the pine cone. Then embossed that using the Stampin Up Square Lattice embossing folder. Added a red twine bow to the top of the pine cone. Here is a better photo of the pine cone to show the embossed texture:

The last card --- when I walked by the table this card was on with one glance the bells looked like they were made of vellum but they aren't:

Once again we used the Pine Bough embossing folder for the white card front piece. For the bells we stamped them using silver Encore ink, heat embossed them using silver embossing powder, and used a sponge to cover the bells with blue ink. Used a white paper towel to buff off the blue ink from the silver embossed parts and then cut the bells out using the new Stampin Up bell punch. Used the M Stewart holly/berries punch for the holly leaves and red berries. Put dimensionals behind the bell for the card front. Bonnie had pre-made all the silver twine bows for this card. This silver twine is wired so you can shape your bow and tails and that gives the bow more dimension and shape.

ALL these cards are great and the camera does not capture the sparkle and shine all these cards have. Thanks to Bonnie for such GREAT holiday card ideas! My stamping friend and I left there and headed to Mikes for our white craft foam sheets and wired twine -- 99 cents for the craft foam sheets and $1.99 for the wired twine -- sold in the floral section of the store. Happy us to take another great class from Bonnie Klass -- her blog:    Thanks to Bonnie for all we learned and for opening her home for our class!!! TFL

1 comment:

MaryH said...

Am loving all the beautiful class cards! Good idea with the craft foam. I use it on lots of items instead of sticking pop dots or tape everywhere. It doesn't 'smush' in the mail either. Again lucky you to enjoy this class and have some lovely cards to show.