I had two more Christmas card classes over the weekend, making four completely different cards from the first class I had last month.

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We used several techniques including heat embossing, sponging and even made a card that had a 3D effect.

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The first card used the Peaceful Pines stamp set and was the simplest of all the cards we made.

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The peace sentiment was cut directly out of the white paper and then I adhered the middle of the p, e’s and a to the green card base with the fine tip glue pen. IMG_1039

Materials for Peace card:

We also made a card using the Wondrous Wreath stamp set found in the annual catalog. This one has a different fun fold. (Idea credit to demonstrator Brenda Quintana). The class attendees used red glitter paper for the bows and sentiment, which I liked much better than the gold shown here.

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Materials for Wondrous Wreath card:

The snowflake card used several techniques. This one is the one that many of the attendees liked the most. (Idea credit to demonstrator Sandi MacIver) The snowflakes were heat embossed with white embossing powder and then sponged on top of them. The embossed snowflakes resists the sponged ink (which is why this is called the embossed resist technique).

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After the sponging, we flicked some water on the background giving it a “snowing” look. Layering with silver glitter paper and adding the iced rhinestones and rhinestone jewels gives this card the right amount of bling.

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Materials for Flurry of Wishes card:

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The last card was a big hit with everyone but was also the most involved. This 3D card uses the Festive Fireplace stamp set as well as the die cut framelits that go with it. (Idea credit to demonstrator Dawn Griffith)

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The fire is stamped on vellum and placed on the card in such a way that you can place a battery operated tea light candle behind it…

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giving the fire a soft glow.

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Materials of Festive Fireplace:

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You can order any of the supplies used to make any of these cards by clicking on the images above. It will link you directly to my online store.

If you are interested in step by step instructions on how to make any of these cards, please let me know and I would be happy to send you instructions in an easy to follow format.

Until next time…keep on crafting!

Tammy