Monday, September 28, 2009
Add the circle sticker at the top. Put the snowflake circle in the middle. You can distress all of these too.
Stick on the big white and brown snowflake.
Add the Happy Holidays and pop it up with some pop dots. Did you remember how to add powder to the underside to keep only the pop dots sticky? Check back to the other tutorials on this card set if you didn't.
Now add the ribbon and you have the simple version of the card.
For a different look pop up the ornament stickease.
Add and pop up your snowflake.
Add the Happy Holidays stickease in the middle.
Add the bow, put a sparkle in the center of the snowflake and use liquid glass on the Happy Holidays sticker. It dries clear, I took this picture too early so it's still a big milky.
Another way to go is to add glitter wherever you want to. Remember to let it dry well before you knock it all off and it will be a lot prettier.
Here's the glittery result.
So here are the three versions of each card. The kit is $14.95 plus the shipping and tax so much, much less than the cards you bought in the store and so much more special.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Add the Joyous Noel sticker and then use pop dots to put the reindeer on. Make sure you powder to remove the stickiness from the back (see Card One for how to do this).
Add a ribbon tied in the center and applied with a glue dot and you're done, or.....
Instead you could pop up the ornament stickease, powder everything but the pop dots, look how cool this is.
Now add the Noel, reindeer and ribbon. Sparkle it up with some glitter for a new look.
Another option is to pop up the ornament again but this time use liquid applique on the snowflakes on the card (see Card Two for how to do this).
Look at how those snowflakes pop out on this card, it makes it so special! It doesn't take much to make this kit into some wonderful cards.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
This kit comes with 12 card bases, 12 envelopes, 3 sets of stickease to make all the cards, ribbon and pop dots. The instructions are on the back of the stickease.
If you like to distress go ahead and do it with a sponge tool and a cocoa ink pad.
You can also distress the stickers which I did before attaching it to the card. Now if you know this card kit at all you can see that right away I made a mistake and forgot to put the ornament sticker that's supposed to be in the middle of this card base, whoops. I didn't realize it until I finished all the cards and had the three stickers left! That's okay though, mistakes are just opportunities for embellishment! Following the directions in the kit, put the present sticker down first.
Next apply the Christmas tree sticker, letting it overlap the present.
Here's a trick you might not have heard about. Put two pop dots on the back of the Season's Greetings title. Take some powder, I used scented talcum powder but any powder will do, and apply it everywhere on the back of the sticker except on the pop dots. You can use your finger or a paintbrush or q-tip. This will remove the stickiness from the sticker which will make it look much more professional, noone wants to feel stickiness on their card.
Remove the paper from the pop dots and apply on the front letting it overlap the tree. This card would look a little more filled in if I'd added the large sticker at the beginning but, oh well!
Take the ribbon and tie a knot in about a 2 inch piece. Use a glue dot to attach. Roll the dot up so it fits just behind the knot on the ribbon. Here's the basic card, cute!
To add a little sparkle you can use prisma glitter. Our glitter shows the color underneath so no need to buy every glitter color in the world. Take a thin glue pen and apply glue wherever you want the glitter to go. It's like being back in kindergarten, isn't it?
I like to let my glitter really dry well before dumping it off, it prevents it from running if you used too much glue. Once dry, dump it off in the craft tray. This tray has a little hole in the end which makes it really easy to put it back in the glitter jar.
Here's a more sparkly look for the card. You might have to click on it to see the detail.
Here's one more version. This time add liquid glass to the Season's Greeting sticker. Liquid glass dries clear and makes your sticker look like an epoxy embellishment (just one of the cool things liquid glass can do). Instead of glitter, add sparkles instead, one to the top of the tree and four on the right hand side of the card to balance out the "heavy" left side. Now when you make this card, make sure you add the big ornament sticker that I forgot. Tomorrow I'll show you the next card from this kit.