Saturday, November 14, 2015

OCC Day 5

Day 5 in class was all about Cute and Whimsical!! Such adorable projects they shared, I just loved them all.

I based my card off of Nicole's cute snowbank scene.  I used the new HA stamp and cut set - Santa's Elves.  So cute!!

I colored the cute elf with my copics and added him to the snowbanks along with some presents.  The snowbanks were cut with the Lawn Fawn stitched hillside borders.  I tried to add some snow to my ink blended background by stamping with white pigment ink like Nicole showed in the video.  I'm not sure why it didn't show up that great - maybe I need a different white ink??  But overall, I think this it turned out really cute!  The little elf is all ready to help Santa deliver those presents - if only he can find them in all that snow!

I hope to make a few more cards in the Cute and Whimsical style - they are so fun!
Have a great weekend!

OCC Day 3

I am catching up with my 'homework' from the online card class - Holiday Style.   Today's card is from day 3 where the theme was Classic and Elegant.

I had a different idea in my head when I started this card - but I still like the way it turned out.

The background is HA Winter Trees Scene and the sentiment is from the new Holly Jolly stamp set from Essentials by Ellen.  First I had the vellum layer the same size as the card, thinking it would soften the background.  But then I wasn't sure how to attach the vellum piece to the card!? So I thought of cutting a tag shape instead.  I used the Avery Elle circle tag die and was able to use a glue dot hidden behind the ribbon to attach it.   My first attempt at the sentiment was to emboss it in gold, trying for more of the classy/elegant look. Somehow the gold didn't look quite right, so I ended up with a white sentiment instead.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you are able to catch up with your class homework this weekend too!


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Holiday Card Class Day 1


I am sharing two cards I made for the online card class - Holiday Style.  The first day was all about clean and simple.  Laurie showed us how to create a card using the rule of thirds. Blend color on one third of your card and leave the other two thirds white, but with some interest.  I added score lines to my white space to add that interest.  

Both cards used distress ink for the bottom portion.  The red card's sentiment is HA and the poinsettia is from spellbinders.  The blue card's sentiment is PTI and the snowflakes are Lawn Fawn.

These were fun to make, and pretty easy too!  
Thanks for checking in!!
Have a great day!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Sending love

Today I am sharing another card made for the share handmade kindness challenge.  I made this for a friend who used to live here in the Seattle area, but has moved out of state and misses the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

To make this card, I started by creating my sunset with the Gansai Tambi watercolors.  I diecut the Seattle skyline from some dark navy paper, and white embossed my sentiment.  It's hard to tell in the photo, but I added some diamond stickles to the edge of watercolor panel with a tip I saw Julie Ebersole do on a Hello Monday video on the Ellen Hutson blog.  It is a nice way to add just a touch of sparkle without overwhelming the beautiful background.  Both the sentiment and the die are from Impress.  

I'm sure my card will bring a touch of kindness to my friend.  So happy to be playing along in the share handmade kindness challenge over at Jennifer McGuire's blog.  Are you joining in too?  

Thanks for checking in!

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Happy Fall


Today I have two cards to share - both made with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves die.

I made these as part of the Share Handmade Kindness challenge over at Jennifer McGuire's blog.  I plan to send them to my friends and family to bring a little kindness their way.

On the first one, I used the Lawn Fawn woodgrain notecard as my card base.  I thought it would go nicely with the grouping of leaves cut from some fall colored scraps I had.  The sentiment is from the Sweater Weather stamp set.  I added a fun twine bow for some texture and dimension.  I am also entering this card in the  Virginia's View challenge where the theme is texture.

The second card uses the same stitched leaves and sentiment.  The card base is Neenah desert storm and the patterned paper is My Minds Eye.

Thanks for stopping by!  Are you joining the share handmade kindness challenge?  It is easy, fun and rewarding!


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