Thursday, November 15, 2007

Snowflake Ornament card and Kids ornaments

German Phrase of the Day: Machst du Witze? = Are you joking? Fortunately, none of the kids said this to me this morning when I went to kindergarten to do our project. It went quite well, with me speaking my limited German, and Julia translating for me on occasion when I needed some extra help. The final balls created by the kids are below. I just have to add the ribbon now and they will be all set! Phew!!

My card for today was a super fast and easy one - sorry for the lousy photo...this one was tough to get the lighting right for!! I'm going to make up about 20 of these to sell at the weinachtsmarkt - hopefully they will all sell! I started wtih a half sheet of the PaperTrey Ink Stamper's Select white cardstock. It really is wonderful for doing single-layer cards with because it is so sturdy!! I made a mask by cutting a circle from some copy paper with my coluzzle, and held it in place with some dotto. Next, I sponged some Soft Sky ink onto the edges of my circle, then I stamped with snowflakes from Snow Burst in Blue Bayou, and I think there's one from The Snowflake Spot in Soft Sky. Finally, keeping the mask on, I put versamark direct to paper on the exposed circle, removed the mask, and embossed with Irridescent Ice EP. I just love the beautiful sparkle it adds!! Lastly, I drew on the hanger with my Zig painty pen and adhered the bow with a glue dot. Oh yeah..and I stamped the greeting with my Blue Bayou ink!

The card takes about 5 minutes, including the embossing, so will be VERY easy to mass-produce. Now to make sure I have enough II ep to use!! :-)

Supplies: (all supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Snow Burst, The Snowflake Spot
CS: Stamper's Select White

Ink: Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Versamark

Acc: Iridescent Ice ep, soft sky double-stitched ribbon



  1. These are really nice. I just found your blog through Julie's. My husband is a German teacher, so I am loving all of the German phrases of the day! I know German as well, and we go there for a month every other summer as part of my husband's exchange program. It was nice to get to know you through the blog!

  2. Looks like the kids did a super job! Love the ornament card - but I'll have to get some Irredescent Ice before I can try it!

  3. love love love the card! and those ornaments are fantastic


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