Sunday, October 4, 2009

Fall Cards & a start on Christmas

I have worked on a couple new card ideas in the past week or so and thought I would share them with you.

The 1st is a card idea I got from looking thru the resources pages of Splitcoaststampers. It's called an Accordian card. I made 2 of these and adjusted the size of the second one just a little bit, but both sizes work out beautifully.

The pumpkin that pops out is made from the SU Round Tab punch. I saw this idea somewhere else for a table decoration and thought it would be fun for a pop out inside a card. The more tabs you add, the more full your pumpkin looks, but be careful to make sure your card will still close.

I used SU's Autumn Harvest set for the stamped pumpkins and leaves on these cards.

Remember to attach your ribbon to the outside of your card before attaching the image layers! It will help to secure the ribbon.

The next cards were done after seeing last Monday's New Technique challenge on SCS. It was to use aluminum foil to make a shiny embossed panel on your card. You just fold the foil around a piece of cardstock and run it thru your Big Shot, Cuttlebug, or whatever machine you have in an embossing folder.

It makes for an easy WOW effect on your card that doesn't cost a lot of $$$$. I figured it wouldn't hurt to get a start on my Christmas cards this way and this new stamp set from SU and the ornament punch to go with it made is easy as well.

Colors used for these cards are SU Rich Razzleberry, black and SU Whisper White.


Peggy said...

Beautiful cards!! Love how you did the fold out pumpkin on the first set and the aluminum foil background is fabulous with the ornament!!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

oh my goodness what a great idea. I had used foil to run the die Flower Daisies when it first came out to show how wonderful it was for a Christmas this SUper great idea thanks for sharing it!