WCMD - Winter Stamp Camp 2018 1-4

Last weekend I celebrated World Card Making Day by holding my Winter Stamp Camp.
I spent 6 hours with ten lovely ladies who each made 15 Christmas cards. Normally, at the winter event, we have 5 different designed cards and make 3 of each. But I'd bought so many stamp sets that I couldn't not use lots of them. This resulted in a bundle of different cards.
As per usual, I forgot to take photos of the day but I can share the cards with you. As it would make this post picture heavy, I've decided to break the share down into 3 posts. Here are the first and second cards which are the same design but different colour combos.

I couldn't resist the chance to try out our new Foil Edged Cards and envelopes - available in either gold or silver. So easy to make quick cards with them. I used the large letter dies to cut the letters from gold and silver glimmer paper then added a wreath in either boxwood (annual catalogue) or iridescent boxwood (autumn/winter catalogue) to represent the letter 'O'. A tiny bow made with 1/2" solid ribbon in real red and the card is done. So easy to make a batch of these, so quickly too. The cards are precut and pre-scored, the envelope are also foil edged.

The following card is the result of a friend, Cary, showing me some fab cards she'd seen online in lemon lime twist and tranquil tide which were made by Clare Daly. I really loved Clare's card but thought my ladies might like something in more traditional shades. Not easy for me because I rarely 'do' red and /or green at Christmas.
This card is in merry merlot and champagne foil. The stamp set is carried over from last year and is called Star of Light. There are coordinating Starlight thinlits. The centre of the star is a large gem from my stash (retired from an earlier catalogue).

The fourth card is my take on a fabulous card by Marge McGuire and is created by embossing a piece of balmy blue card with the woodland embossing folder. The trees have been lightly rubbed over using a white pencil. Dashing Deer stamps have a super matching Detailed Deer die set. I opted not to stamp, simply to die cut the deer then emboss it in a folder to create texture - any folder would work well. Before adding the deer to the card, I tore a strip of vellum to adhere to the bottom of the woodland trees. The word 'joy' is one of the Festive Farmhouse Elements, On this card it's been heat embossed in copper...simply because I was a little rough removing it from the packaging. It snapped and, although I glued it back into one piece, I felt the embossing would help hold it together too!

There you have it - four of the 15 cards we made at Stamp Camp. I'll be bringing you more in the next post
Have a good week