Friday, November 13, 2015

October Technique - Softly Falling or Gently Falling

We had a great time making some beautiful cards this past week at the Technique Class.  I am sure no one realized what the technique would actually be until we started, but I think most were pleasantly surprised how much fun and how easy it was!  I originally called this technique Gently Falling and then found out it should be Softly Falling, well anyway that you look at it, it's beautiful!!

   Softly Falling Technique
Sponge different colors on your white cardstock to create the sky. Sponging the darkest color around the edges and then lightly sponging the dark color throughout. Run piece of cardstock through the Big Shot using the Softly Falling Embossing folder. Using a sanding block, sand off the raised “bumps” to create stars.

Card 1 – Home for Christmas
Stamp Sets:  Jingle all the Way, Versatile Christmas (Inside Verse)
Ink:  Night of Navy, Blackberry Bliss, Black
Paper:  Night of Navy Base, Blackberry Layer, Whisper White 3 ¾ x 5 (2), 1 ¾ x 5, Black 2 x 5
Accessories:  Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Dimensions, Winter Wonderland Jewel, Dazzling Diamonds, Glue Pen, Fine Tip Glue, Sponges, Sanding Block

NOTE:  Sponge Blackberry first, sponge Navy around the edges, then lightly throughout the card.

Card 2 – Silent Night
Stamp Sets:  Jingle all the Way, Versatile Christmas (Inside Verse)
Ink:  Maurina Mist, Perfect Plum, Memento Black
Paper:  Maurina Mist Base, Perfect Plum Layer, Whisper White 3 ¾ x 5 & 2 x 3 ¾, Black 2 ½ x 3 ¾
Accessories: Dimensions, Winter Wonderland Jewel, Dazzling Diamonds, Glue Pen, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Sponges, Sanding Block

 Now on to our Fancy Fold!!  This is the outside of the card.

Our Fancy Fold card for the month, I am calling it a Double Fold.  I received the card idea from my good friend, Janet Forton.  Jan and I met years ago when we ended up in the same apartment together while going to college.  We have been in touch on and off through the years but were both amazed when we connected again that we both like to stamp and are Stampin' Up! Demonstrators!!  How cool is that?!!

Fancy Project – Joyful Double Fold
Stamp Sets: Berry Merry, Your Presents
Ink:  Black, Garden Green, Real Red, Silver
Paper:  Cucumber Crush Base 5 ½ x 8 ½ (Score at 4 ¼), Real Red Inside 5 ¼ x 8 (Score at 4”)
Accessories: Circle Framelits, Boughs & Berries Embossing folder, Home for Christmas Enamel Dots, Dimensions, Glue Dots, Red Ribbon.

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November Kit Class - Tuesday, November 17, 2015; 5:30 p.m. at Schmittys
December Technique Class - Monday, December 14, 2015; 6:30 p.m. at Schmittys 
December Technique Class - Wednesday, December 16, 2015; 6:30 p.m. at Apple Valley
December Kit Class - Tuesday, December 29, 2015; 5:30 p.m. at Schmittys
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