By the end of the day we had successfully completed 8 cards each and every single one was completely different and a tribute to the designer.
Laughter rang out and drowned out the music at times. Glitter flew (even my old dog Beau was glittered), fingers got inky, embossing powder heated, new techniques learned and a great social day was had by all.
The great Shortbread Taste Off was voted on and prize and trophy awarded.
The criteria for our Cardanza was simple. Each member had to design and make a simple Christmas Card that could be completed in approximately 15 minutes, then to put together a kit of all the pieces needed to make the card. This way all the hard work was done for us and we all learned some new techniques.
Check out the great designs from our members below.
Click here to download Deb's instructions for how to do this simple fold.
A simple dry embossed panel was highlighted with silver pigment ink and our lovely starlike teabag folding held on with a star shaped brad.
Distress colours used included crushed olive, fired brick and vintage photo
Lynne is very new to the whole papercrafting and card making mania, and came up with this lovely simple card.
Ink blending with Tim Holtz distress inks:
Blend Crushed Olive all over the embossed panel. Use Peeled Paint to highlight embossing, use Forest Moss to accent edges.
Gold ribbon was added to the panel and the panel fixed to the cream card base.
On the oval panel the tree and sentiment were stamped with Forest Moss then the panel edges were inked with Crushed Olive and the same colour was used to watercolour the tree.
The tree trunk was watercoloured with Brushed Corduroy.
The a lovely Hero Arts swirl background stamp was stamped over the whole oval panel with Antique Linen Distress Ink. Bling and a ribbon bow were added and the panel mounted on foam tape.