Thursday, October 13, 2016

Class by Bonnie Klass

Finally am posting cards from the Christmas card class I recently took by Bonnie Klass held at her house. Each card is so different -- from pretty to simple, from traditional to rustic . . . Each card has all the details Bonnie uses for her cards. These cards are in no order but after class? I did order the Stampin Up Star of Light bundle.

Had seen holiday cards made using this new holiday bundle but really nothing that would inspire me to "open the purse" and buy it.... until... Bonnie's class --- happy me my bundle arrived, right before Matthew, but was happy it made it here. Hope to "play" with it this next week. For now here are the cards from Bonnie's class:

First is a traditional card featuring a Christmas stocking and colours. But Bonnie has added a few touches so it is not just a "stocking card":

First this card has a brick wall embossed background for the white card stock. Used the "NOEL" die cut piece to hang the stocking from using green twine. Stocking was also embossed using the SU Square Lattice embossing folder. Added the holly/berries piece using markers on the stamp for that. The finishing touch is Wink of Stella on the snowflake on the stocking as well as the berries on the holly/berries piece:

IRL the Wink of Stella catches your eye on the snowflake esp..

This next Christmas card is quite simple and rustic using the Stamp Off method where you ink your stamp one and stamp it twice:

 First we stamped the green tree piece with VersaMark and embossed that using white embossing powder. Used the matching die to cut that out. Stamped the trees in the background near the top half of the card. Used red ink for the greeting and put the tree onto the card front using pop dots. Here is a photo showing the white embossing on the die cut tree piece:

Absolutely LOVE this emerald green card stock and ink from Stampin Up. This card we embossed the white background which gives the card front texture:

We stamped a tree onto the white tag using VersaMark and then silver embossing powder for that. Using the Aqua pen we added the emerald green ink to the tree piece. We all did this differently so some trees are lighter than others or maybe parts of the tree are lighter and darker than others. A fun technique for sure -- here is a photo to show this better:

Silver star at the top of the tree with mini red gems added to the tree for additional sparkle and shine. Silver bow brings this altogether. Love that we stamped the greeting at an angle on the lower right corner.

Star of Light Bundle -- Had seen this bundle in the catalog when that first came out and liked it but not enough to buy it thinking I had other products already that were similar.... but once these two cards were made I made an order:

The camera does not capture the sparkle on this card --- the navy background we used an embossing folder on. "peace" is a die that we cut out of white glittered card stock. The open design on the star piece is also a die cut piece of white glittered card stock. Put the glittered die cut star onto the white card stock star using a glue pen. Wrapped silver twine in circles and put the twine behind the star pieces using pop dots. Added clear crystals to the card front:

This next card using the same bundle looks totally different yet it certainly does not lack the holiday sparkle and shine:

The silver glittered card stock IRL is very sparkly and the camera did not capture that. I added two silver sequins to the front where the silver Encore ink was not totally dry when I put the card aside so I have a little spot --- but always reason to embellish!  :0)  Here is a closer photo of the silver glittered card stock star in the center of the card front:

And a photo of the swirl stamp in this bundle that we used the silver Encore ink on:

For the greeting we embossed that using silver embossing powder so it gives the card front a more formal look. Really nice IRL.

A HUGE thank you to Bonnie for a wonderful card making class (as usual) and for opening her home for us to learn these techniques. Certainly enough inspiration for all the holiday cards ahead! TFL


Bonnie said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed the class. Hope to get another together soon.

Lora said...

The white brick wall with stocking is perfect for the holidays. I see some texture on the brick wall. Is the texture from the emboss folder or did you do something extra for this affect.

Thank you for sharing the details.

Brenda in IN said...

These cards are all beautiful. I wish I was closer so I could take Bonnie's classes. She makes the most gorgeous cards and you sure did too.

Candee said...

Hi ladies -- thanks for the nice comments! Lora -- the embossing folder we used for the stocking card is the Sizzix Bricked (from the Bricked and Woodgrain embossing folders set by Tim Holtz) embossing folder. It gives a nice background but is not too deep of an image. Thanks for your blog visit!! And again a BIG thanks to Bonnie for all our great cards!! Candee P