RSVP Today For My Wow Techniques Class!
Join us for my monthly Wow Techniques class coming up Friday, December 13, at 6:30pm at my Too Cool Stamping Studio. We'll be making all of the cute projects you see above! Bring a friend, make a bonus gift card project! Class-To-Go Kits are available. See full details!
Hi Stamping Friends!
Don't forget to stop back tomorrow to see what's on sale during our HUGE Clearance Rack Blitz! I will have all the details on Tuesday, December 10, 2013!
OK—This post may seem a little like déja vu, but I was having so much fun with the "No Stamping" Merry Banners in Season of Style papers, that I had to try them with some of my Winter Frost scraps!
Ooohh! I'm loving the wintery, frosty look of these papers and colors, especially with the Silver Foil sentiment from the Expressions Thinlits!
Inspired by Amy O'Neill at Amy's Paper Crafts.
Casd Base—I started with a Basic Gray, vertically folded card base and then I tried some different colors and textures for the 4" x 5-1/4" background layers. This one is Pool Party card stock that's texture embossed with the Stylish Stripes Folder (with the de-bossed side showing, just for fun!).
Banners—I used 3/4" x 3-1/2" strips of Winter Frost Designer Series Paper for the banners, each fish-tail punched with the corner of a 1" Square Punch.
Trimmings—Once the banners were adhered to the embossed piece, I wrapped some 3/8" White Taffeta Ribbon around the piece and tied into a knotted faux bow.
Merry Thinlit—I die-cut the Silver Foil "Merry" with the Expressions Thinlits die. TIP #1: You'll definitely want to use wax paper between the foil and the die for this intricate die-cut to help it release from the Thinlit better. TIP #2: I also added card stock shim to my Big Shot sandwich and ran the die back and forth through the machine about 3 times to ensure a really good cut. TIP #3: The more cut up your cutting pad is, the more likely that you'll see some cut marks show up in the form of texture on your delicate Silver Foil.
I adhered the word with some dots of Multipurpose Glue at all of the intersections of the lines.
This variation uses all the same ingredients except I used Smoky Slate with Perfect Polka Dots texture for the background.
I love that shine from the Silver Foil! It truly makes this card special, even though the rest is easy!
Another one with Pool Party card stock and Perfect Polka Dots texture.
And a final version with Smoky Slate and the Stylish Stripes texture.
Can you tell I had some fun making them? I couldn't stop! I'm giving these cards to my downline members who completed a Too Cool team challenge last month. I hope they like it!
Complete Supplies List:
- Stamps—None…wait, what?!
- Paper—Winter Frost DSP; Silver Foil; Basic Gray, Pool Party, Smoky Slate card stock
- Accessories—3/8' White Taffeta Ribbon
- Tools—Expressions Thinlits Dies, Stylish Stripes Texture Impressions Folder OR Perfect Polka Dots Texture Impressions Folder, Big Shot, 1" Square Punch, Multipurpose Glue, SNAIL
Find all the supplies to create these projects & more at my Online Store!
Too Cool Events!
- HUGE Clearance Rack Blitz—Starts December 10, while supplies last!
- Wow Techniques Class—December 13, 6:30pm
- Season of Style Holiday Frame Class—December 16, 6pm
- Next "Last Thursdays" Class—Rescheduled for December 30, 6:30pm
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