Try These 3 Christmas Cards Designed By Ann Craig, Using A Variety Of Stampin Up Products

What fun we had a the 2nd Christmas Card Workshops this week.

I wanted to present a variety of cards, so I could cater for everyone's taste. Some of you love to "whip up" a card in no time. That is where the wonderful Stampin Around Wheels become very useful - they are fast, easy to use and allow many variations in technique.

I kept this card very simple, using a custom inked cartridge (made by inking an un-inked cartridge with Mellow Moss refill ink) because we needed to make about 18 cards.

The other colours I chose to compliment the Mellow Moss are, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White. A little distressing along the edges, layer the different coloured cards, tie some White Taffeta Ribbon around one end and add a punched star, and the card is complete in no time. Also soften the edges of the White with a little sponging.

I love to imagine this card in lots of different colour combinations with a variety of 3-D additions. Great for a Stamp-A-Stack.

You can find examples of all the wheels available from Stampin' Up! on pages 153 and 154 of the Idea Book and Catalogue. Decide whether you need the Jumbo or Regular size (don't forget you'll need a Wheel Handle and either an ink pad or an ink cartridge) and contact me to place your order.

The next card is more traditional and was still very popular with the ladies attending the workshop. Perhaps it was the addition of the Dazzling Diamonds - everyone loves a bit of glitz, or maybe most of us are still traditionalists at heart.

The colours I used for this card are: Always Artichoke, Rose Red, Very Vanilla and Pretty in Pink. Other SU products used include: Polka Dot background stamp (love this!) Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Peaceful Wishes stampset, Many Merry Messages stamp set, White Craft ink, Old Olive classic ink, Versa Mark, White Gel Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, 2-Way Glue Pen, Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Sponges, Photo Corner Punch.

This last card came to me recently - I'd been trying to think of a more modern card that used bright colours and just couldn't find a solution using the Christmas stamp sets. Then browsing through the Idea Book and Catalogue (2008-2009) this wonderfully graphic "Pick A Petal" set shouted "trees" at me.

While I'm not totally pleased with the design, I do love the modern, bright effect these little Christmas trees convey. Kind of Australian I think.

Colours used here are: Real Red, Old Olive and Whisper White. I've used the white gel pen for the dotted lines and added a bit of my own doodling to make a sun out of the circular stamp. A bit of Hodge Podge tied with some of the 1.6 cm Olive Grosgrain ribbon completes the picture.

I can't wait to try a few more of these and can see a series forming where I use lots of different colour combinations and some variation in the design layouts.

I'm excited to create some new designs for next months workshops - if you would like to join me, just contact me to request further information. If you don't live locally and would like project packs sent to you, use the contact form above and I'll give you details of costs, postage etc.

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