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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

One stamp 5 ways

This is my last post from my online card class using one stamp five ways.  I was only able to do two different ways but plan on some more later.
It was so difficult taking a picture of this card as it is shiny, the sun is going down and the multi medium matte is not dry.  Sorry for the glue spots.
Here it is:

DCWV embossed foil paper
Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Scribbly Christmas
Sizzix - Tim Holtz Alterations - celebrate - Happy die
PTI - Christmas Cheer - Holiday die
Ranger embossing sticky powder
Foil paper
Stickles - Xmas red

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Last lesson and Make it Monday challenge

Today's post is for both my online card class and the Make it Monday over at PTI.  Here are the links to both sites PTI Make it Monday and Online Card Classes.
Over at PTI, Dawn McVey created a soft and subtle card on kraft cardstock.  I decided to incorporate that into my last day of class using the soft and subtle approach.
Here is what Dawn made:

The premise is to use a white ink first which will then give you a truer color of the ink you use next.  I really liked this idea and choose a more subtle pallet.
Here is my card:

I really like how this turned out so soft with just a punch of shine with the tinsel.


Papertrey Ink cardstock Aqua Mist
Papertrey Ink - ink - Ocean Tides, Hawaiian Shore, Aqua Mist and Fresh Snow
Papertrey Ink - O'Tannenbaum stamp (merry sentiment stamp)
My Favorite Things - Hand lettered holiday (christmas sentiment stamp)
Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Scribbly Christmas
Tim Holtz idea-ology - Tinsel- Winter

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Shimmer and shine along with Soft and Subtle

As I have said before, I am having a great time taking this online class over at Online Card Classes.  The teachers are all so diverse in their ideas and styles it truly is something for everyone.
Day 7 was shimmer and shine.  There were some great ideas and I decided to try one of the techniques that Yana Smakula showed.
Here is my card:

This was the perfect way to spend my Sunday afternoon on a day that only got into the 20's.  Brrr......


DCWV embossed foil paper (for sentiment)
Tim Holtz Idea-ology paper stash - Yuletide (snowflake pattern on top)
Prima - North Country collection
PTI - Christmas Cheer (Holiday word die)
Sizzix - Tim Holtz Alterations - celebrate
Darice - hemp

Day 9 was for soft and subtle.  I watched the first video and knew exactly what I wanted to do.  It is very close to the instructors but honestly once I got the idea ........ you get the picture.
Next time I wouldn't drop so many droplets of shimmer as it mixed with my watercolor and made white spots.
Here is my card:


PTI - stamp set Joyful Christmas for sentiment
Tim Holtz alterations - Tree line die
vellum by PTI
Distress paper by Ranger
Zig clean color pen - deep green
Memento ink - London Fog
Macro Pearl powder for flicking onto finished card
Shrinky dink reindeer die cut with Tim Holtz alterations die Reindeer Flight

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Crazy birds

Last card for today. 
I am taking a class at Online Card Classes entitled Holiday Style.  I am having so much fun creating these fantastic cards.
This card took the most time due to all of the die cuts and the multiple times I had to stamp the falling snow.  I did lift the teacher, Nichol Magouirk, as the design was absolutely perfect!
As you know I love the Tim Holtz Bird Crazy stamps and jump at the chance to use them.  Here is my lift:

Here are my supplies:

Stampers Anonymous- Tim Holtz - Bird Crazy and Crazy Things
Sizzix - Tim Holtz - dies to match both stamp sets
Simon Says Stamp - Stitched slopes and hills dies
My Favorite Things - Hand lettered holiday stamps
Ink - Memento/Tuxedo Black
Ranger - Distress ink/Blueprint Sketch
Papertrey Ink - Fresh Snow hybrid
Ranger - Multi Medium Matte glue
Copic colors - C1, C4, R27, R29, RV25 & RV29

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Online Card Classes

As I had mentioned yesterday I am taking a class over at Online Card Classes entitled Holiday Style.  The teachers are all very different in their styles but all are creating projects that are very easy to duplicate in your own style. 
Here is my card from day 3.

The hardest part on this card was the embossing.  I am definitely not a pro so skipped and used a Wink of Stella pen, in gold, for the border of the card and the little ornaments on the tree.  I still embossed the star on the tree and the sentiment.


Ranger distress ink - Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap - Archival ink by Wendy Vecchi in Fern Green and Jet Black
Versamark ink
Shellac Gold embossing powder
Wink of Stella pen in gold
My Favorite things - Hand lettered holiday stamp -christmas
Papertrey Ink - O'Tannenbaum stamp set - merry

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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Holiday Style

I am taking a great class over at Online Card Classes which is titled Holiday Style.  I have 2 cards that I want to create thus far and here is one of them.  I love how this simplistic style can be mass produced with ease.

I used the following supplies:

Papertrey ink
Spruce and Sprigs stamps (leaves, branches and berries)
I don't have the dies yet for that set and had to hand cut eek.
Bells & Boughs stamp (Merry Christmas)
Ink colors - Pinefeather, Pure Poppy, Smokey Shadow and their new color Vintage Jadeite

Distress inks - Fired Brick and Festive Berries

Sorry I have to add this photo of my sweet boy who usually sits in my craft room with me.  I miss you buddy!!!