Wednesday, November 9, 2011

October Technique Class Christmas Card

This is a super easy card to make that is postage friendly ( :  start by taking a white card base and stamping an image in the middle - in this case - I stamped the center tree.  Next you will need to make a mask of the center image - you can easily do this by stamping the image onto a sheet of thin copy paper - cut the image out on the line and then use a temporary adhesive to attach the mask over the top of the stamped image on your card.  This will protect that image as you add the chalked skyline.  Next take a piece of copy paper and place it across the card where ever you'd like your skyline to begin at - I did mine almost half way up in this sample.  You can use that same temporary adhesive to adhere the copy paper to the card base to keep it from slipping.  Then using a pudgy (the chalk tool that looks like an eyeshadow puff) you will drag the chalk starting on that piece of copy paper you've adhered to the card pulling the chalk upward.  I started with a light purple color and then added a darker purple and then finally a little dark blue on my card to give some color.  There is no right or wrong way to create this cool background feature so play with it and have fun!  Once you are satisfied with your skyline - gently pull off that piece of copy paper and rub off any remaining temporary adhesive - do the same for the mask piece that you have placed on the tree (or whatever image you've used).  Then fill in with whatever additional images you desire.  In my case I've added a few more trees to my forest and a couple of snowflakes.  Finish it w/glitter and a sentiment and you are off!  I love this card!  It was super easy to make and best of all cost regular postage for mailing since it's flat!  woohoo ( : happy creating!

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