Welcome to my NEW BLOG!

For many years my projects could be found at my previous blog - www.fatcatcreations.blogspot.com. Since my business has evolved and is now known as Cindi McGee - Behind These Eyes™ instead of Cindi Bisson - Fat Cat Creations - I thought this was the perfect time to launch a new blog. Since I've been on this creative journey for over 16 years - I have a LOT of project links out there in cyberworld! If you are looking for a particular project you have found on Pinterest, Facebook, FaveCrafts, HomeTalk, Twitter, etc. and the link is not working for you, please feel free to email me at cdjb11@yahoo.com and I'll be sure to get you the new link to the instructions. Have a creative day and remember to DARE TO BE DIFFERENT!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Holiday Cards - Many Options

Have just a few holiday rubber stamps, and a small assortment of cardstock or ink pads?   That does not mean you can’t create a variety of fun holiday cards for your friends and family!   This set of cards uses just one set of stamps (this great floral stamp was from The Stamping Studio), two colors of inkpads, white and one color of coordinating card stock.   Keep it simple with just basic supplies, or take it a step further like I did and use a Krylon gold leafing pen, some gold tone Toner wire, a bit of gold trim, Ranger Inkssentials Crackle, and some twists on shapes and sizes to add interest.  

Simple square with a pop - plum cardstock cut into a square card, edged with a gold Krylon leafing pen - layered with the flower (used as a poinsettia here) stamped with black and plum ink on mottled off white card stock also edged in gold.  The plum petals are layered with Ranger Inkssentials Crackle for a bit of shine and texture. A coiled wire center adds dimension, as do the bottom petals which were cut from the card stock with an X-Acto retractable craft knife and then allowed to extend over the gold ribbon and stamped verse.

Tag time!  Create the same flower as above, then cut it from the backing for a poinsettia tag.  Add a stamped verse on a card stock mat an a gold ribbon tag topper.
Curving door - The card was made with the off white mottled card stock, edged in gold leafing pen.  On the inside back of the card, the image was stamped and embellished as above.  From the front of the card, cut the top portion and remove so the flower shows, leaving a small front to open.  Add the stamped verse and gold ribbon.







Backwards action - Create the card using mottled off white card stock.  Add a layer of plum card stock to the inside back.  WITH THE OPENING ON THE LEFT, from the front of the card, cut into triangle as shown.  Edge front and back with gold leafing pen.  Stamp floral image and embellish as above.  To back inside of card, add gold ribbon trim and stamped verse.







Tri-flold - create a traditional tri-fold card (8 1/2" x 5 1/4"high - fold in two ends to meet in center, creating opening.  Edge with leafing pen.  Layer onto plum card stock mat.  Stamp and embellish image as above, allowing the coiled wire to extend over the opening and help hold the card closed.  Add gold ribbon and stamped verse.

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