Sunday, July 13, 2014

Holiday Card Workshop Online Class

I’m going through crafting withdrawal.  And I’m suffering.  So, I signed up for Holiday Card Workshop and I’m happy again.  I didn’t get very far with my Kickstart Class (as you could  see), only 1 day’s worth of homework completed :(  and I probably won’t get much accomplished in this class either, but I enjoy learning new things.  Before class begins, I wanted to (re) share my Christmas card from last year:
Christmas Card 2011
I posted a few more of the specifics for this card here.  Hopefully I get a few different ideas for this year’s card from the class, although I already do have some ideas in my head.  So, we shall see where this takes me.  Thanks for stopping in!  Have a great day!

Clean and Simple 2–Part 2

Hello again!  Today in Southern Ontario we are digging out from a snowstorm that brought us enough snow that yesterday was a SNOW DAY!!!  We ended up with a good amount of snow – probably close to the 30cm they were calling for, with lots of blowing snow drifts that piled up to a lot higher.  Since we had a snow day yesterday, I spent lots of time in the morning cuddling, following, and playing with my little man. However, during his nap time mama got to get a little crafty!  I managed to make a card for days 6, 7, and 8 of Clean and Simple 2.  Here they are:
Oh, but before I go any further, I have no affiliation with Paper Smooches stamps!  I began to notice as I was creating all of the cards for CAS2, that I kept reaching for the PS stamp sets.  Not sure why, but I just love them!  Now, carry on…
Day 6: More Sketches
Day 6
For this card, I used the same sketch Kristina Werner used in her example.  I incorporated an image and sentiment from Paper Smooches “Squeaky Clean” stamp set.  The background was stamped with the Hero Arts envelope liner stamp in Hero Arts “Cup-o-Joe” ink.  I also tied on some Twinery twine in Strawberry and Cappuccino.

Day 7: More One Layer Cards
Day 7
This card’s dimensions are 4 1/4X 4 1/4.   First I created a mask using a large post-it note and a circle die.  Then I used the negative space as a mask for the sentiment.  I stamped the “thanks” in Versafine onyx first, then several more times using Hero Arts “Soft Granite” shadow ink before going back and colouring the original one with copic markers.  When I removed the mask, I liked it, but it wasn’t quite complete.  So I put the positive piece down and stamped the Hero Arts “Envelope Pattern” stamp in the Soft Granite ink.  Yet.. it still needed a little something.  Finally, I punched out a heart, coloured it with a copic, outlined it, and glued it on.  I really do like the final product and using a technique that I hadn’t used before. 

Day 8: More Inking and Stamping Techniques
day 8
I am always perusing Pinterest for cool ideas for my classroom and lately I’ve been noticing a lot of people posting “salted watercolour” pictures.  I love the sounds of it, but never really thought of applying it to card making until I saw Kristina Werner using it.  I decided to try it out myself, using a variety of green distress inks.  I’m not sure if it’s just because of the colours I chose, but it wasn’t that effective (you can see it more in real life).  I will definitely try it again with more colours to see if the salt has a greater effect.  The “lucky” is die cut from a Papertrey Ink die, and the “you” is a Paper Smooches stamp, stamped in Versamark, and white embossed.  I used a Martha Stewart punch for the clover, coloured it with a Distress Marker and covered it with the same colour of Distress Stickles (I believe it’s Peeled Paint").  The embossing folder I used is from Cuttlebug.

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I’m hoping I can get in a few minutes of crafty time this afternoon to make cards for Days 9 and 10.

See you soon,