Thursday, October 19, 2017

Using Non-Holiday Stamps for a Holiday Card

Hello there!  I have one last homework assignment to share from Online Card Classes - Merry Making.  This one is for Day 3, which was focused on using non-holiday stamps on holiday cards.

I made the wreath by using gold ink and stamping leaves in a circular shape.  I had a hard time finding a red ink that was vibrant enough for the black cardstock, so I made my own glossy rose gold cardstock to die cut the flowers from. Add some embellishments, a banner, and voila - I've got myself a holiday card!

Stamps:  Wplus9 (Fresh Cut Florals), Papertrey Ink (Stylish Sentiments: Holiday)
Die Cuts:  Wplus9 (Fresh Cut Florals), Simon Says Stamps! (Folded Banner)
Embellishments: Pretty Pink Posh

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Snowmen Season's Greetings

Hi!  Today I'm sharing my homework from Day 5 of Online Card Classes - Merry Making.  Day 5 was focused on Holiday Watercolor, and after several failed attempts (the vision in my head just didn't translate well on paper 😕), I ended up using Distress Oxide inks to watercolor with and practiced my masking skills with post-its...oh well, I'll keep working on the other technique - at least I'm having fun trying.

Stamps:  Paper Smooches (Swanky Snowdudes)

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Hugs and Snuggles

Hello!  Today I'm sharing a modified technique of Shari Carroll's Paint Resist technique shared on Day 2 of Online Card Classes - Merry Making.  I didn't have any paint on hand, so I improvised by selectively white embossing white cardstock, then smearing the paper first over water down Peacock Feather Distress Oxide ink, and then lightly over Twisted Citron.  I've used Distress Oxide over an embossed image before, but not like this.  I'm definitely going to try this again, I liked how the embossed print added a subtle effect to the background.

Stamps:  Mama Elephant (Me and My Yeti, Sentiments From a Yeti), Papertrey Ink (Background Basics: Christmas Joy)
Die Cuts:  Mama Elephant (Me and My Yeti, Sentiments From a Yeti)

Friday, October 13, 2017


I'm back sharing another card, utilizing a die cutting technique from Day 4 of Online Card Classes - Merry Making.  I decided to keep it simple and use lighter colors for this holiday card.  The "LOVE" was raised by die cutting it out several times, then layering the letters.  Tip...don't forget to stamp the sentiment before die-cutting...I forgot, hence the little smudge. 😏

Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp!/Concord & 9th (Oh Hello), Papertrey Ink (Stylish Sentiments: Holiday)
Dies:  Mama Elephant (Tri Window Cover)

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Merry Making: Day 1 - Holiday Backgrounds!

I'm very excited to be signed up for the latest Online Card Classes, "Merry Making".  Yesterday was Day 1, which focused on backgrounds.  I loved all the techniques, but decided to try the one shared by Kristina Werner first, which creates a bokeh effect.  I finished the card off by adding some Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents, and although it's hard to tell, I embossed the sentiment with Hero Art's Black Sparkle embossing powder.  Can't wait to try out the "Snow Flurry" technique - looks like fun!

Stamps & Die Cuts:  Waffle Flower (The SEAson)

Stamps & Die Cuts:  Waffle Flower (The SEAson)