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Thursday, August 19, 2010

'Black Tie Embossing' & PPA 56

Before anyone asks, 'Black Tie Embossing' isn't the name of some new kind of embossing technique, but rather a tempter of the goodies you'll be making in my upcoming class. They all have some kind of embossing on them AND they are formal like a Black Tie function!
Even better, when I checked out the new look Pals Paper Arts site I discovered their latest challenge... Day to Evening. Perfect!

For this class I have used the beautiful new set 'Just Believe' as it lends itself so well to being embossed. Nice strong, solid images to work with.

The first card incorporates heat embossing which gives the image that gorgeous 3D glossy effect. Teamed with SU!'s new vintage brads and oh so gorgeous satin ribbon, this card can show up to any Black Tie function with confidence.

The accompanying wee milk carton is like the little black dresses clutch purse! It was also made using heat embossing. So simple to do, yet so elegant.

Another form of embossing is Resist Embossing. This is where you stamp an image first (I've used the words) then you stamp another image over the first with Versamark. You then heat emboss clear powder over it. Just stunning if I do say so myself! The idea for this card came from Wendy.

A class on embossing simply wouldn't be complete without some Dry Embossing, so the last card for the class lets dry embossing shine.
Day or night, this card makes a statement.
The sweet paper flower is made using the scallop circle punch. It's an idea I discovered on Mary's blog while checking out the latest PPA challenge. It's the perfect embellishment to finish off the card.
So, if you have some black tie events coming up or just want to create these beauties for yourself, email me to register for the class.

Wednesday 15th September 7 - 9.30 pm. $25

Sunday, August 15, 2010

September's Christmas Club Card

Next month sees the release of the new Holiday Mini catalogue and I have a sneaky peek of some of the new goodies from it for my upcoming Christmas Club Card in September.

I have gone for a slightly more traditional looking card, sticking to good old Green (Always Artichoke) and Red (The gorgeous Cherry Cobbler). Now I say slightly more traditional because I have added a 3D ornament on the front of the card which isn't exactly "traditional" but I think it still works. It's so simple to create too. I stamped three ornaments, punched them out (with the handy dandy ornament punch) then folded them in half. I glued half of one to half of another and then again. Super simple and so eye catching!
So what are the new goodies I have used?
The Designer Series paper is brand new as are the stamped images.

Want to make some for your own Christmas card collection this year, then register for my class. When you do so, let me know how many cards you will be wanting to make. Each card is $2 to make (You can make a maximum of 10 cards).
Class is on Wednesday September 1st, 7 - 9.30 pm.

Oh baby, baby!

In the new catty there is the cutest wee set called 'Hand Knit'. Being a knitter it caught my eye and I couldn't resist ordering it.
As soon as I saw the wee sweater image I knew it would be perfect for some baby cards I had been meaning to make (Now, where I come from we call this item of clothing a jersey or a jumper, but I would be talking in a foreign language if I used those terms here in Canada, so sweater it is).

I water coloured the sweaters, cut them out and raised them with dimensionals. I cut a hole through the top layers on the front of card so when you open it, the image is on the inside. It's a great way to jazz up a fairly simple card.

I'm really happy with how these turned out. Pretty in either pink or blue!