Monday, November 11, 2013

Holiday Card Workshop-Day #1

Hi There!

Today is Veterans Day in the U.S. People sometimes confuse the meaning of this day with Memorial Day, so here is an explanation of the difference between the two:
  
---Memorial Day is to honor all who have died during a war in which the United States was involved.

---Veterans Day is to honor all who have served, or are serving, in the US military.

A huge thank you to all those who have served, both past and present, and to their families who also sacrifice so much! 

So, I am taking the newest online card class, Holiday Card Workshop. 


Today is the first day of class and we are to focus on the insides of our cards.

I received some new goodies from Simon Says Stamp the other day and decided to use them for my homework. I LOVE their Peppermint Stripe Stencil!!



I used Barn Door Distress Ink with the stencil, then stamped the rows of snowflakes using Hero Arts, Soft Pool Shadow Ink and one of the stamps from the Holiday Borders set. The sentiment is from the Merry Christmas die, which I cut twice, and layered, to match my colors.

And here is a look at the inside.


The pocket was made with vellum and I just added the border along three sides using the same ink and the Peppermint Stripe Stencil again.

I've got this week off from work, so I am one, happy stamper! :)
Thanks for stopping by today! ♥



30 comments:

Jean said...

Fun colors and design - great job on adding the inside pocket!

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

Gorgeous, Barb! Love how you have layered the die-cut sentiment.

Cat Craig said...

Such yummy color combos. Perfect Barb!

Heather Maria said...

Gorgeous card, Barb! I love the layered sentiment and your mix of stenciling and stamping! That gift pocket on the inside is brilliant! Enjoy your inky time this week:)

Barb Kirkwood said...

Very cute card - good balance, love it!

Marj said...

Love the colors you used! The card is beautiful!
MarjR

Katherine said...

Fabulous card! Great take on today's class. :)

Olessya K said...

I love your area of shadowing the sentiment with red. Very cute!

Lin said...

Barb, I love your layering of that diecut! Will be borrowing that idea for sure!! And the candy cane stripes are so fun!

Coralynn Murray said...

I love the colours you put together. Great card!

Lynne said...

Jean - Your card is super cute! Love the aqua!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous card, Barb! I love your layered die cut sentiment and diagonal stripes...great idea to stamp the snowflakes, too! Wonderful take on today's class!!!

joy said...

Gorgeous card, Barb! Enjoy the class and your week off!

Sharon Underwood said...

Good to see you again! Love this class, don't you? Great card! I love the layering of the sentiment. Looks awesome!

Rosemary said...

what a fun card, barb! love the way you used the die cut words and the color combo is just yummy!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous, Barb! I love that vellum pocket! :-)

Dawn Turley said...

Just fabulous Barb, I've got one card finished tonight. Love the way you used the stencil

Cris said...

Stunning, Barb! Love your take on the class! The way you added the red layer under the sentiment, it makes such a difference! Gorgeous!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Love how you doubled up the die cut letters Barb! Such a festive card! Enjoy your week off - yay! :)

Trinh said...

I love the offset die cuts and candy cane striped border!

Sandi's Added Touch said...

Oh I might have to scrap lift this one!!! Great interpretation of the lessons for day !!!!!!

Virginia L. said...

This is SO creative! I love how you layered the two dies for the contrasts! Beautifully designed, Barb!

judkajudi said...

I think you could be teaching that class, Barb. I got the email today telling me about this post from yesterday .... anyway, great card .. you are so talented! Have a great week off.

CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous card Barb, I am also taking the class and am busy making my first card!!

Greta said...

Oh what a fantastic card, Barb! Love everything about it--especially the 2 tone die cuts--great idea!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Thank you so much for sharing your makes from the class, Barb! I just saw this come in via subscribing, but when I came to your blog, I see you have a more recent one, too! They are amazing! You're an excellent student!! I've started a folder just for these class makes! Hugs, Darnell

Dori Yannatone said...

Lovely card! I really like the layering of the Merry Christmas die cut in the two colors.

Robin K. said...

Adore this color combo and design Barb! The layered die cut words are so cool!

Linda said...

Great card, Barb! I think this is one of my favorite color combinations!

Brenda said...

I just LOVE these colours Barb! Superb!