I was extremely lucky to win a place in the latest Online Card Class thru a Winnie and Walter challenge, and its all about Christmas cards and tags. It started last Monday 3rd Nov and there have been five days plus one bonus filled with incredible projects and ideas. I really wanted to try everything out, so have been working my way through the classes.
Day 4 was all about 'One Layer Cards', which is something I love to make. Jennifer McGuire created some window cards, which I absolutely loved. She showed a technique where you can cut a circle and half-cut another small die at the same time. Hard to describe, I couldn't do it as I didn't have any small xmas dies but managed to get the same look:
My 'santa' was stamped on white cardstock and then fussy cut. I used a red marker to colour his hat and cheeks and used Wink of Stella on his pom-pom and band of hat. I adhered him straight to the card front so that the top half hung over the window.
I then die cut the circle on some scrap paper and matched up with the window on the inside of the card. I used my mini blending tool with red dye ink to create the red circle and then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in white.
I love this card so much and is my favourite one from the card class so far. Can imagine doing these with different fussy cut characters and different colours. Thanks so much Jennifer for the idea!!
The 'santa' stamp is from Kaisercraft and sentiment from Simon Says Stamps 'Christmas 3x4'. The enamel dots from Papervine.
As I've used only red and white I will link this as my second entry to the Colour Me! Challenge # 45 where their theme is:
Will also pop this into the Card Class Gallery. There are so many incredible cards made by other students, its quite amazing!
I have a huge pile of cards and tags here to post but will try to spread them out and not overload you all at once. I can't believe there are only six weeks of school to go and then they have around 8 weeks off. Must schedule in a weekend with my Mum and a few days of just me and my cards before the silly season begins!!