Spellbinding Christmas

Last saturday I had a class making Christmas cards with Spellbinders dies. As usual a fast paced class but most of the girls got nearly all their cards done, just a few finishing touches to do at home.

First up was the Layered Poinsttia card

This card used the Layered Poinsettia set, labels 25 and Floral Doily accent border die. I love the technique of embossing the cardstock after cutting and then whilst still in the die taking a white ink on a piece of sponge or dauber and rub the ink over the holes in the die to create the veins. Just always remember to wipe the dies clean with a baby wipe before you die cut something else. Best to do all your cutting and embossing first and then to the inking.
Next up my favourite new technique with Creative Exprssions micro beads, I am going to do a tutorial on this sometime this week. What I wanted to achieve with this card is the look of lots of layers but its actually flat.  I did add pearl dots around the edge but you could use a ruler to prick holes around the outisde edge to create faux stitching and then add a white gel pen for the thread. I did dashes inbetween the pearl dots. The little Poinsettia is from the same set as the above card and a bow of string from the Docrafts promo.
Lastly, a newish die called Card Creator { thanks mag for the lend!!} Love this die set, it cuts the ribbon slots at the bottom. I cut a circle out of the side and embossed another circle with a snowflake stamp. All the stamping on this card was done with Versamark ink and white embossing powder. I sanded the cardstock after I had embossed. The ribbon is cream seam binding.
All the cardstock used in this class was from the Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage range and the coordinating stamps. All available from the shop.



Ooh, I adore your cards! The layers and colors are terrific.

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