Who said we can’t have flowers in the snow in November? And a masculine card too!!
Here are November's 3 Quick Cards.
We had a wonderful day of getting together with friends, enjoying a potluck lunch and doing a little paper crafting.
There were 5 Christmas cards to choose from - just in case the attendees had no unfinished projects of their own to work on. (Wouldn’t that be nice – nothing unfinished!)
Here are the cards…
We started out pretty simply with a couple of cards cased from the Annual Catalogue using the embossing paste with a stencil and then coloring the paste with a reinker and using it again with a stencil. Then we got creative by applying the paste with the palette knife to the stamped ‘cappuccino foam’ image from the ‘Coffee Café’ stamp set. It was a happy accident when the ‘coffee’ leaked through the ‘foam’!! Then we mixed the paste with Dazzling Diamonds glitter and applied it to the tree to add a bit of snow to the image.
I showed a couple of samples made using stencils created from our dies and demonstrated another technique using the paste and an embossing folder.
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They were all designed with the words ‘Happy Birthday’ but some became ‘Thank You’ cards; some were ‘Thinking of You’; some brothers, uncles and husbands became the ‘World’s Greatest’ and a few were left blank to wait for the right occasion.
Oh so many lovely dies and stamp sets and embossing folders!! We were busy all day (and some came the next day too), but did manage to finish all the cards.
Some were traditional, some were elegant, one was an ‘oldie but a goodie’, one used a stamp from a Halloween set and there was even a Christmas Rose. AND, ALL of them used the Bigshot in one way or another.
Watch for the next ‘Mini Christmas Buffet’ coming on October 28 at the All Day Stamp Retreat . Be sure and save the date!