I've had a wonderful week off from work and am enjoying my last day home with lots of crafting. With the weather being gloomy and rainy today, I'm grateful for this hobby! Although my house would be a whole lot cleaner if I didn't love making cards so much!
The online card class, Holiday Card Workshop, has been so inspiring so far! Amazing creativity and talent from the teachers and guest designers!
On day #2, Jennifer shared a card using wood paper and Copics. It was a one layer but it looked like it had lots of dimension because of the way she colored her image. I wanted to try it too, so I took on the challenge.
It's not your typical Christmas card but we have a single, male friend who it will be perfect for.
I used an unknown cloud die-set, and the trees are from the Hero Arts, Reindeer stamp and die set. There were no dimensional adhesives used on this card. It is totally flat.
My next card was also created for day #2. Stephanie Klauck shared some beautiful, sparkly snowflake cards with acetate windows. Here's my take.
I need to remember to use acetate more often! The snowflake die-cuts are both by Simon Says Stamp - Kate and Eliza.
Day #3 was all about clean and simple cards and that day's post was filled with more inspiration. I've been working on my homework for that lesson today.
Shari Carroll is always amazing! She shared two fun cards and I've CASEd one of them here - love the cute design!
I used the adorable Lawn Fawn set called, Let it Snow. I didn't have any patterned paper I liked for the bottom of the card, so I stamped the red paper using a stars stamp from the Holiday Borders set by Simon Says Stamp.
Yikes, this is gettin' to be a long post - sorry! Only one more card. This one is also for day #3. Cristina Kowalczyk shared an absolutely beautiful CAS card! I wanted to give it a try using masking, a stencil and ink. Here's how it turned out.
I was going to leave it a one layer, but I smudge a portion of the card base, (I do that ALL THE TIME!) so I cut out my tree and gave it a bit of dimension. Definitely still CAS enough.
I do love how the plaid turned out! I used the new, Peppermint Stripe Stencil by Simon Says Stamp. I inked the masked portion of the tree area, then turned the stencil over and inked again, with a slightly different color. I used Evergreen Bough and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks.
The "ornaments" on the tree were created using a tiny dot stamp from the Lots of Dots set by SSS and silver embossing powder. The Hero Arts sentiment was also silver embossed.
Okay, that's it. Thanks for sticking with me through a longer than normal post. I really wanted to share my cards here but didn't get time to put them into two different posts.
Hope you're having a wonderful weekend! :)