Hi all! A couple years ago I started creating PDFs of sketches for the Holiday Card Series. And now I have sketches for the 2012 Holiday Card Series ready for you guys! I’ve included the PDF in my Virtual Card Club, which I just realized I haven’t updated since last year’s PDF. Eek! Hopefully I’ll be able to remedy that in the new year. :)
Included in this year’s Sketches PDF
Just like last year, I have included full supply lists and a link to each day’s post here at my blog. It’s super easy to find the videos for each card in the PDF. :)
This Virtual Card Club PDF includes 25 pages of cards and sketches. Simply view it on screen, or you can print it out for use away from your computer. :)
What is Virtual Card Club?
For those of you new to VCC, it’s the way I share new and fun ideas with my blog readers. Not only do you get to follow along with the projects I create by using your own supplies, but it’s a great way to show your support. The money from VCC goes to maintaining the web hosting for this blog. :) For only $5 you get high quality photos and ideas. All you have to do is break out your supplies and get started!
NOTE: Supplies are NOT included. You must use your own supplies.
Anyhow, enjoy! And if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. :)
You’ll also need Adobe Reader to view the PDF file. Download it for free here.
Virtual Card Club – Holiday Card Series 2012, $5 US
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Hi all! Can you believe we’re at Day 25 already? Craziness!
Today’s card is almost a one-layer card. I originally planned it to be a one-layer card, but I didn’t want to leave so much white space around the stamped area so I trimmed it down and mounted it on some Neenah Desert Storm cardstock. Although it isn’t technically a one-layer card, it almost is. :)
The cute image of the girl is Holiday Anya 2 from The Greeting Farm. I adore her! And I loved coloring her hair, too. In fact, you love coloring hair and skin, I really recommend stamp images from The Greeting Farm or La-La Land Crafts. Both brands have great images for coloring skin and hair. You’ll be able to see the coloring process in today’s video, too.
Random note about Stampin’ Up!’s new ink pads because some of you asked… From my experience over the last few months, I find that the new SU inks work with clear stamps better than the previous ink did. I haven’t had any blotchy-splotchy issues with the new ink compared to the old ink formulation when using clear stamps. Markers, on the other hand, still have this issue which is why I did the following…
The sentiment stamp used on the card is from My Favorite Things’ Seasonal Sentiments stamp set. I did a bit of “stamp surgery” to make the surface of the stamp more gritty and so I could use markers. The stamp was a bit too slick at first and I couldn’t get a good impression. But by lightly sanding the stamp, the marker ink was able to stick to the stamp and give me a better result. You’ll see in the video how I did that.
Anyhow, it’s been awesome creating these 25 video for you guys! Like with previous years, I will be selling a PDF of card sketches based on the cards. I’ll be putting that up on Monday. :)
Happy Monday! Today is Day 24 in the 2012 Holiday Card Series. :)
Today’s card is yet again a super simple card. I wanted to try out Silver StazOn ink since I just picked it up a week ago. Hadn’t had a chance to try it out until now. And after I stamped the snowflakes, I couldn’t bear to cover them up! Just so pretty!
So I kept the area for the sentiment simple and used vellum. I love using vellum over the top of intricate and detailed backgrounds because it still allows the pattern to show through somewhat. :)
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