Friday, November 9, 2012

OnLineCardClasses - Holiday Card Workshop

Day 7

Loved the trees stamp used in class today, but, alas, I do not own it, so i improvised with a sort-of-blackened-sort-of-reversed-stamp... lol...

OnLineCardClasses - Holiday Card Workshop

Day 6

Loved the Stained Glass Technique today, and sooo easy to do... stamp, color with Tim Holtz Distress Markers, spritz with water to make colors blend. giving it a watercolor effect, then I added Glossy Accents to make it look like glass...

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

OnLineCardClasses - Holiday Card Workshop

Day 5 - Perfect Pearls Resist

This was the easiest technique ever!!!. Embossed forest green card stock,  sprayed with Glimmer Mist after embossing, Attached shimmer ribbon. On grey card stock, clear embossed sentiment. Mixed Perfect Pearls Paint as Kristina did in the OnLine Card Class Holiday Card Workshop on Day 5. "Painted" the sentiment. Cut out tree, attached with foam squares, glued snowflake on top of tree... done!!!

Monday, November 5, 2012

OnLineCardClasses - Holiday Card Workshop

Day 2 - Background Stamps

Stamped a Christmasy background stamp with Distress Seasonal Inks - Winter, cut apart the image, arranged on silver card stock and adhered to white card. Stamped and embossed a few snowflakes on velum, cut out and adhered to card. Needed some more snowflakes, embossed onto the card after masking off areas. Tied with Silver Bakers Twine and attached snowflake brad to secure on card.

Have lots more cut-up background to use on more cards.... each one will be different too cuz of the way I cut the paper... yay, but that was the whole idea of Day two's lesson...

OnLineCardClasses - Holiday Card Workshop

Day 1 - Masking, Cheat Sheets,  Mass-Producing Cards

Played around with masking and cheat sheet...  I wanted to use my Dylusion Holly Stamp and Dylusion Inks on a Christmas Card. So I masked off the sentiment area, stamped the holly onto the card. I used a water pen filled with Fresh Line Dylusion Ink to color the leaves, and a Copic Red for the berries. I then used Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink to color the background, as I wanted a vintage look.

I like how easy it is to make lots of cards using this simple technique

Sunday, November 4, 2012

OnLineCardClasses - Holiday Card Workshop

Day 4...  Thought I would try the shadow/blending technique again.  I used regular smooth white card stock and thought the results were a better blend. I could actually see the ink blending and moving around on the paper.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

OnLineCardClasses - Holiday Card Workshop

Holiday Card Workshop - Day 4

Day 4 was a very informative day, learning the techniques of blending and shadowing.  I just loved how Sandy Allnock shadowed around a Santy face and made his beard POP, so I thought  I would try that.... I am NOT good at blending as she did, I just could not get the hang of it, but I know it takes practice. But I do like the results of this attempt of many I did, although it is not the correct way that she showed...

OnLineCardClass - Holiday Card Workshop

Day 3: Faux Fresco

This technique is absolutely fabulous!!! I love the subtle colors and the look the gesso imparts.  Julie Ebersole created a wonderful card on Day 3 of the Online Card Classes - Holiday Card Workshop that I just had to try... It just speaks vintage!!

I used Bazzill card stock for the card.  Using the Sizzix ThankFul embossing envelop, I embossed a off-white paper. Following Julie's technique, I used three Copic markers to highlight the embossed words. I first applied Distress Stains White Picket Fence over the embossing, as Julie did, but I was not satisfied with the results... the Copic colors were too prevalent, so I used white gesso to cover the whole embossing. Still not satisfied, I took the White Picket Fence Distress Stain and dabbled it on the spots that were too full of color. Finally I achieved the results I wanted.  I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink to edge the embossing for a more vintage look.  I then made a flower from Core-dinations stock using Tim Holtz's Pinecone die, adding its die cut branch and a leaf. I wrapped the face of the card with  sage colored Twine, embossed the sentiment in white, then mounted it with foam squares.