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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Snow Much Fun #2

card #2 of Trifecta Snow Much Fun

Trifecta Snow Much Fun
As I told you in my previous post, I wanted to create a 3-D effect with the stamp set Snow much Fun.
I started with a card base of pacific point blue(my oldest son loves this color!, which is saying a lot because he is a teenager I mostly just get grunts as answers and he usually doesn't like anything unless it has to do with food or sports:-0)
You will need 2 pieces of pacific point blue.  The 1st will be 4 1/4"x 11".  The 2nd will be 2 1/2"x 6 1/8".
The 1st piece of card stock(the card base) is scores on the 11' side at 5 1/2",7",9",and at 10 1/2".
The smaller piece(the front) is scored on the 6 1/8' side at 4" and 5 1/2".
The layer for the front is a piece of early espresso measuring 2 3/8" and 4 7/8". And a piece of whisper white card stock measuring 2 1/4" x4 3/4". I stamped the snowman image in black staz-on ink and colored in the snowman image with my SU! markers.  I then used the epsom salt technique to make a snow image effect over my piece of whisper white.

After drying I attached the layers to the smaller piece of pacific point blue.
On the card base, I crease my folds and create a square at the base, attaching to the card at the 10 1/2 score mark.(make sure your base makes a square so it sits well):seen at the base of this picture.

Then attach the bottom of the smaller piece of pacific point to this square base. I then fold this flat as it would fit in your envelope and put adhesive to the back of the the smallest strip.  Open your card base back up and attach in a parallel to your bottom square.(as in above pictures).
Make sure you can fold it flat at this point to fit in your envelope.
 The fence post is made using 5 strips of 2 1/2"x 3/8" in crumb cake ,cut at the end with our jewelry tag punch and embossed with our new Woodgrain textured impressions embossing folder, and 2 strips 4 1/4"x1/4" for the back(whatever would you call that??).
The bough is made from old olive card stock cut with our large scallop edgelits framelit. Those cute little bows are made by placing 2 hearts in baja breeze from the owl punch together(and used my baja breeze marker to darken centers)
 Attach fence to the front square.
I added some more epsom snow to my card and some small (non Su!- do you believe I had no current snowflake stamp set or accessory with snow flakes??) punched snowflakes to the base.
Hope you enjoy this fellow!!

Until Next Thought,


Sunday, December 2, 2012


These are the cards we created at this months class!!
I borrowed the set from my friend Karen(hi!)and of course, since it was one of the on-line extravaganza specials, I ordered it :-O 
These cards are definitely SNOW MUCH FUN! as the name of the stamp set suggest ;)

I wanted to make these cards all a 3-D style to teach my class a few different folds.
We will go left to right.
I will share my directions in 3 different posts, so you will need to check back this week for the next 2 cards!!
The 1st card is a simple step card.

  These are quite the trend and you can find various directions all over the web, but I will tell you mine.I did not take pictures as I went but will try to add them later.
My card base is made of a piece of pool party card stock measuring 5 1/2"x8 1/2".
I score this on the 8 1/2" length at 1",2",3 1/4",4 1/2"and 6 1/2".Then mountain,valley fold.With the one inch fold being the one in the front.
I used 2 strips of approx 2"x5 1/2" pieces of pool party and embossed with the big shot and our Delicate Designs Folders.  I used our Large Scallop Edgelits Die to cut these pieces into waves and hills as I like to call them ;) .Then attatched to my card in any manner you like.
I stamped my snowmen and trees on a piece of glossy white card stock.  I used a white crayon to make the crayon resist technique for my snowmen and snowball.Then, colored in with various SU! markers.  I sponged over my images with baja breeze ink. Then wiped with a tissue to bring out the bright white of my snowmen.  I trimmed around my snowmen LOL, I didnt make it super close,but you can if you want.  I like to say I am just plain Snooow Lazy :)
I added my snowmen,ball and trees where I thought they would look nicely when you looked at the card from the front for the 3-D image.
 I had a little extra white glossy white card stock sponged with the baja so I punched some circles to make a pile of snowballs in front of my tree and added a portion of the saying from the stamp set and trimmed with my paper snips to make a "snow much fun" banner.
Hope you enjoyed!

Until Next Thought,