Thursday, November 21, 2013

November Creative Cafe' Kit -The Night Before Christmas...

Hi There!  Kendra here today with another Christmas card using the November Creative Cafe Kit-Twas the Night from The Rubber Cafe'.

The first thing I did was cut all of my cardstock and pattern paper pieces (measurements below):

* Black card base - 4 1/4" x 11" (scored at 5.5")
* Green card panel - 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
* Black mat - 3 1/4" x 3 3/4"
* Snowflake pattern paper - 3 1/8" x 3 5/8" 
* Red pattern paper - 2" x 5" 
* Black mat - 2 1/8" x 5 1/8"

Step 1: I wanted to add some texture to the green card panel, so I used all of the small snowflakes from the Let It Snow Background Add-On stamp set.  I used a small acrylic stamping block and scattered the snowflakes on the block.  Then I used VersaMark ink to stamp a background.

Step 2: Once the background was stamped, I attached the green card panel to the black card base.  Next, I attached the snowflake pattern paper to the black mat and attached that on top of the green card panel.

Step 3: The next step is to make a banner out of the red pattern paper.  One of the easiest ways to do this is to take a square punch and line up the bottom edge in a perfect diagonal in the punch and then trim the edge.  Then I matted the red pattern paper with a black mat and trimmed the black cardstock.  You can trim it with scissors (using the pattern paper as a guide) or the square punch.  Then attach the matted banner to the card base.

Step 4: Next, I stamped the Santa sleigh image on black cardstock with white pigment ink.  This has a great chalkboard look to it.

Step 5:  A great paper saving tip is to cut your image out a little larger than needed using a decorative edge die.  Then using a smaller die, cut the image again (I used an oval).  I trimmed a piece of green cardstock with a slightly larger oval die as a mat and then put that on top of my decorative edge die shape. Once they are stacked together, no one has any clue that the shape on the bottom has a big hole in it. VOILÁ!  Easy Peasy!

Step 6: Attach the stamped image to the card using Kool Tac Foam squares and then add a bow with the black seam binding.  I also added a snowflake embellishment with a red square gem (all part of the Creative Cafe Kit).

Hoping you have a happy holiday season!

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe Kit ~ Twas the Night; Add-on sets; Snowflake Background Stamps; Let It Snow
Paper:  Eoho Park - Tis the Season - The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe Kit ~ Twas the Night
Ink:  Memories Unicorn Pigment Ink (white); VersaMark
Embellishments: Black Seam Binding; Snowflake & Sequins; Queen & Co-Clear Gems all included in the kit
Adhesive:  Kool Tac Foam
Tools/Dies:Spellbinders -Oblong Ovals; Labels Twenty-five;  EK Success Square punch

1 comment:

Tracy said...

I love this Kendra. The snowflakes on the green card really set it of perfectly x