On Saturday, Oct. 20th from 1:00 – 3:30 pm, at my home, here on 12 Underwood Crt., Cambridge, ON, I’m offering a Merry & Bright Stamp Camp. The cost of the stamp camp will be $35, and each participant will receive the Merry & Bright Stamp set AND get to make these 4 cards (with envelopes) and the card box. To register for this class please EMAIL ME.
If you are a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and are interested in offering this class to your customers, I am offering a new Class Planning Service for SU demos. You’ll find the directions, templates and more HERE.
I had so much fun designing the cards for this class! Merry & Bright is such an adorable stamp set, and the Dashing Designer Paper has such fun patterns. When I mounted my Merry & Bright stamp set, I actually cut the greeting “merry & bright” off of the bottom of the snowman and mounted it onto the side of the wood block. I found it a lot easier to use this way because I like to stamp my images in Black Staz On ink when I know I’ll be coloring them in with blender pens (so that the ink doesn’t run), and of course, there’s no Staz On marker. After a couple of attempts at inking just the snowman portion of the stamp and inevitably picking up ink on part of the greeting, I carefully pulled the image off my block and pulled it apart.
As part of the stamp camp, I designed 4 different cards and a box to hold them, which are shown below:
This box holds a standard 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card and it’s slightly larger envelope perfectly!
The layout of this first card is based on one of Kristina Werner’s layouts which you can see HERE. I know you’ve heard me mention this before, but I just LOVE her style!
I don’t know if you can see it, but the top layer is popped up, & the images and greeting are recessed.
This card and the next one both incorporate a little embossing. I found that the greeting stood out more when it was stamped in White Craft ink and then embossed with white embossing powder.
With this card, I was trying to create a simple landscape – trying to make it look as though the reindeer was standing amongst some trees. To ground the images I used a little Sahara Sand watercolor crayon under each image, and smoothed it out with a blender pen.
Stamps: Merry & Bright, Many Merry Messages, Season of Joy
Ink: Black Staz On, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa, Real Red, White craft, Old Olive Marker
Paper: Dashing DP, Old Olive, River Rock, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Scallop Punch, 1 3/8″ circle punch, embossing buddy, white EP, heat tool, paper piercing tool, 2 way glue pen, dazzling diamonds glitter, white grosgrain ribbon.