Sunday, November 30, 2014

CCNS Challenge #61 Christmas Tags

Welcome to Classy Cards 'n Such Challenge #61. 

This week our challenge is Christmas Tags!

Make a paper crafting project in good taste...using the Inspiration photo...make a tag or project with a creative...and of course using a product sold at Classy Cards 'n Such!

That's it...very simple, but please read the requirements below....looking forward to your entries!

We have a few requirements to play: 
1.  Make a classy card, tag, or other paper crafting project
using the theme Christmas Tags.
2.  Theme must be followed.
3.  Must include an item currently stocked in the ClassyCards 'n Such online store.  However, it does not have to have been purchased there.
4.   Must be a follower of the CCNS blog either by email or reader and/or be a  CCNS newsletter subscriber. If a follower via reader, must email with name used in the reader.  If you aren't a follower or newsletter subscriber, sign up now!
5.   Direct link your entry post (not blog), to the InLinkz tool below.
6.   If using a gallery, such as Splitcoast Stampers, use code CCNS61.
7.   Only new entries please.  No back posting allowed.
8.  You may enter up to 3 projects....and combine with as many challenges as you want.
9.   New challenges begin on Sundays and end on Saturdays at midnight central time.  Winners are announced on Sundays.
10. CCNS has the right to remove any entries not following the guidelines and/or entries deemed inappropriate.
11. Most of all, have FUN!!!

The Prize:
1.   While we cannot ship prizes internationally due to increasing shipping costs, international entries are encouraged. We can only ship prizes to US addresses at this time.
2.   A prize will be offered to the winner based on meritOccasionally, a guest designer spot may be offered!
3.  A Classiest Card badge may be awarded when entries are exceptionally good.
4.  Winner must claim their prize by Wednesday of each week or the prize will be forfeited. 
5. Prizes are limited to one win per month.
6. Prizes will be awarded only when there are seven or more entrants.

 Enter to win this week's prize!!
Winter Snowflake Lace from Memory Box

Here are a few samples from
the Classy Cards Design Team to get you started.







We'll have the full posts on these 
beautiful cards later this week!

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Thanks for stopping by!!! Until next time...

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CCNS #60 Challenge Winner

Hi everyone,

Thanks for playing along with our Christmas Brights challenge! Unfortunately the minimum of seven entries was not reached so no prize will be awarded this week.

Our next challenge is fun and super easy! It's called Christmas TagsUse the inspiration photo in the CCNS Challenge #61 announcement that will post later this morning. Details will be in the new announcement. Show us how you use Christmas Tags on your projects!

Please encourage your friends to play along with us too, and be sure to follow ALL the requirements. 

Thanks for stopping by!!! Until next time...

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Coloring With Vellum

Hello,  Diane here with you today and I thought I would share with you a very fun technique and small tutorial on Coloring On Vellum.

If you are intimidated by coloring or think you can't color, this is a perfect technique for you to try.  Even if you are good at coloring, still give it a try as it so much fun and very rewarding!

 First you will need to gather up some very basic supplies.

Vellum, any weight works, I have used both the heavier (which is what I am using today) and the lighter weight.
Clear Detail Embossing Powder, Ranger Archival Black Ink, (this one won't smear on the vellum once it is heat set), heat gun, and permanent markers (alcohol markers will smear).

A hint before starting, if you want your image to be on a label/die cut like mine is, you would want to die cut your shape first, THEN stamp your image, to eliminate any smearing of colors.

Stamp your image, I am using Wild Rose Studio Reindeer With Baubles.

Cover with clear embossing powder.

Pour off excess and heat set with your heat gun.
   Here is a photo of before heat setting

and a photo of after heat setting. Can you see the nice "raised edge"?

Flip your image over and begin coloring on the BACKSIDE of your vellum.

If you color a little bit at a time you can blend the colors quickly before they dry.

Once satisfied with your coloring, let dry a bit.

Doesn't look so great at this point does it?
  But just wait and you will amazed at how pretty it is!!

Flip it back over, in this image I added a few "details" on the front side, such as the white for the spots, gold glitter pen for the bell, and Gelly Roll Stardust Clear Pen for the ornament hangers.

Now doesn't it just look wonderful?

I finished off my card with papers from Bo Bunny Candy Cane Lane collection.

I added a few trees cut with Impression Obsession Fir Trees.

The vellum piece was adhered down in only two places with very, very tiny pieces of Scor-Tape 1/8".

I hope this tutorial inspires you to give this technique a try!

Don't forget to check back tomorrow for our next challenge! We are going to be showing tags for our CCNS #61 Christmas Tags challenge!

Want to plan ahead and join our weekly challenges? Just click on the Challenge Calendar label, located on the right side of the page. We would love to have you share your creative ideas! Invite your friends to play along! You could be our next Classy Cards 'n Such prize winner! 

Thanks for stopping by!!! Until next time...

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