Thursday, November 11, 2010

New Christmas Card Class at CP2 on Nov 20th

Hello, all! The weekend has snuck up on us and I have no idea where the week went. Seems like my "to do" list is still pretty long, so not sure how I'm going to catch up. I was able to create a couple of class samples for a class I am having on November 20th at CP2. Talk about waiting until the last minute.

Anyway, I am pretty pleased with how these two cards turned out. There is limited stamping on them, which is just crazy, but the focal points are die cuts punched from Grungeboard using Tim Holtz' Alteration dies. I added color with Distress Inks and acrylic paints. I really wanted to get my hands on Reindeer Flight, in fact I was obsessing about it. Mom was even going to drop her die in the mail to me, but as luck would have it, I received a call from an angel yesterday (Nancy...LOL!) to let me know that a sweet little box from Ranger had arrived, filled to the brim with Alteration goodness. YIPPEE!! I literally jumped in my truck and flew down to the shop. I know I was speeding, but luckily I didn't get stopped, because I would have been forced to outrun that "cop"per, and a judge might not understand my unhealthy need for craft tools! If you get stopped for DWI in NM you have to have an interlock device installed on your car, and to start it, you have to blow into it to test your blood alcohol levels. BUT, what about an out of control stamp addiction? Would they check my fingers for ink? My hair for paper shrapnel? My lungs for glitter?

Fortunately, I made it to the shop without any run ins with the law and I managed to pick up a nice little bundle of Alteration dies and fades including Reindeer Flight, which was the root of my crazed behavior. When I arrived at the shop, there it was, waiting for me, a bright white light shone down upon it from the heavens and I swear I heard a choir of angels sing...LOL!

Not only was I snatching and grabbing anything I could get my hands on, but I was also shopping out of other folks baskets. I stole a Snowflake and Snowman fade right out of Kit's basket! I showed an interest in it and she was immediately kind enough to offer it to me. I hemmed and hawed around saying I would never do that to her, but in the end, the set went home with me! Thank you Kit ;D I tell you, if that's not an addiction, I don't know what is! My name is Cheryl and I am powerless over anything with Tim Holtz' name on it!

Well, enough of that...I ended up making two cards with the dies and fades. On the first one, I used Reindeer Flight and Pine Tree, plus that awesome snowflake fade that Kit allowed me to swindle her out of ;D I painted the deer with Pearl acrylic paint by Adirondack and I sponged Peeled Paint Distress Ink on the tree. I added some pearl to the tree, as well, and followed that with a good coat of glitter glue in Frosted Lace. I embossed the snowflake pattern onto a lovely piece of patterned paper by Basic Grey from the Jovial line and then sanded the images to make them stand out. A few embellishments and that was all she wrote. I had a great time making this card and an even better time making the card I will be featuring tomorrow. Come back and check it out. I promise I'll post it ;D Hope your weekend is off to a fabulous start!


  1. Oh, wow, love this one.
    Wisht I could take a class with you.

  2. Wow, I love what you've done with this card Cheryl, it's beautiful. Love those reindeer dies. I haven't done anything great with mine yet. So thanks for the inspiration. Mind you my wrist still hurts so I've stopped my cards for awhile

  3. beautiful christmas card sheryl.
    nicely done.

    greetings karin

  4. This is beautiful, Cheryl! Maybe you could make one of these beauties for your mother for Christmas! Huh? Huh?

  5. These aren't just cards - these are art! what a fabulous card to receive at Christmas time. Even inspired me to craft again, so thank you x

  6. Wonderful christmas card. The snow effect is great on the tree and I love the embossing work you've done on the background.


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