Friday, November 16, 2007

Online Card Class

To celebrate my new blog I've decided to post a free online class. The chipboard christmas cards class that I taught at A Stamp 4 All was well recieved but the timing wasn't great so I'd like to share it with you. If you already paid and took the class at the store, you can email me and I'll do something extra for you ;) . The card is A2 size so you'll need size the patterns accordingly. Hope you like it, please let me know what you think.

Star Card Instructions

1. Cut blue bazzil to 5 ½” x 8 ½” and fold in half to form A2 size card base.
2. Use mat pattern to cut background mat from Bo Bunny Wild Berry (red dotted paper). Ink the edges using a sponge and brown ink.
3. Using spray adhesive, Xyron Cheetah adhesive, Gel Medium or Modge Podge adhere the (small, uncut) patterned papers to the chipboard. Burnish with a bone folder to remove wrinkles and bubbles.
4. Cut out numbered pieces of star pattern. TIP: The numbers will help you reassemble the star once the pieces are cut and covered so I generally use Hermafix or another removable adhesive and leave the patterns stuck until I’m done.
5. Using removable adhesive such as Hermafix, position the star patterns on the chipboard/patterned paper, using the template as a guide the make sure that the paper designs are right side up.
6. Cut out using heavy duty scissors or a (guillotine style) paper trimmer.
7. Using a sanding block or emery board sand the edges of each piece to “seal” the paper to the chipboard and smooth out any bumps. TIP: Its easy to separate the layers of the chipboard in this step so watch the angle of your sanding tool and try to keep it about 45°.
8. Ink the edges of each piece with a sponge and brown ink.
9. Cut a rectangle 1 ¾” x ½” from the remaining green piece.
10. Stamp the small star and word “Peace” from the Rubber Soul clear Holiday Stylized stamp set with black ink on the rectangle.
11. Using the template as a guide reassemble the star pieces on the card and adhere using double stick tape. Place and adhere the rectangle in the lower right corner of the mat.

You’re done! Design and patterns by Nicole Lund ©2007

1 comment:

jenn said...

Well thank you my friend!!! Thats awesome!!!!