Monday, October 29, 2007

Halloween Acetate Card

In honor of Halloween, this week's card tutorial uses the stamp set Haunting Halloween and for a neat effect, I used acetate as the card base.

1. Cut acetate for card base and stamp with permanent ink, such as Stazon. This ink will dry quick and not smudge or run.

2. Cut 2 squares of cardstock for the front, and back of your acetate card. For best results, this cardstock should be colored.

3. Cut 3 smaller squares of neutral cardstock to fit over your colored squares. Stamp images on 1 for the front of your card, then 1 for the inside left and leave the inside right blank for you to write your personal message.

4. Adhere front neutral cardstock to the colored cardstock and adhere to front of card base. Then adhere next neutral cardstock to the inside left of cardstock base over the colored cardstock, this will hide any glue from the other side.

5. Close your card and adhere other colored cardstock square to back of card base, be sure to line it up over the front piece. When you look at the front of your card, you should not be able to see the back piece.

6. Open card again and adhere last neutral square to the inside right over the colored cardstock that you glued to the back. This again will hide the glue from the back piece.

7. As a finishing touch, you can tie on ribbon or add another embellishment to jazz up the front of your card.

Now it's your turn to try an acetate card! Make one for Halloween or another event, just give it a try. Have fun, Happy Halloween!

Supplies used for this card example:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, and acetate (overhead projector transparency)
Ink: Black Stazon
Accessories: ribbon, tag punch, markers

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Holiday Card Making Event

Please join me Saturday, November 3rd from 1pm until 4pm for an afternoon of Holiday card making at my home. There will be refreshments, holiday gift ideas, and card samples. Everyone will get the opportunity to make a few cards to take home with them. Bring a friend, get a free gift! Please RSVP by November 1st. Hope to see you then. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Santa Holiday Card

To make this holiday card:
1. Fold a half sheet of cardstock for your card base and stamp with a background.
2. Cut two layers of cardstock to desired size. Use different colors with one being neutral.
3. Stamp image on neutral cardstock and then color it in. Use corner tool to make decorative edges, here the ticket corner punch was used, adhere to colored cardstock.
4. Use slit punch or corner rounder punch to make a scalloped edge for a decorative accent piece and then stamp.
5. Adhere under the colored cardstock.
6. Adhere finished colored cardstock to the base card.
7. Use a bead of glue and glitter to add some dazzle to your card. Here it was used on the trim of the Santa suit.
The stamp set used here is retired, but the card idea can be used with any other holiday stamp set. One suggestion would be It's Snow Time (page 37, Fall/Winter Collection catalog).
Cardstock: River Rock, Bravo Burgandy, Always Artichoke, and Very Vanilla.
Accessories: glitter, slit punch, ticket corner punch, and crystal effects.