Thursday, November 6, 2014

Days 2 and 3 - Holiday Card Workshop

Hi there!

I'm really enjoying the Holiday Card Workshop! Day two was all about interactive cards. I was excited because I just received a new stamp set from Art Impressions called, Snowman Shaker. It comes with an action wobbler and it was so fun to play with!

He is such a cute snowman! I colored him with Copics and stamped the extra, middle portion to attached it with the action wobbler. Here's a close-up of the wobbling.

Hee, hee! Makes me happy! I used the Stitched Slopes and Hills die set for the snowbanks and also the Falling Snow Stencil with embossing paste, both from Simon Says Stamp.

Day 3 of class was about watercolor cards. The designers' cards were all fabulous but my favorite was by Dawn from WPlus9! She is an AMAZING artist with so much talent! She created a woodgrain background with watercolors and a wreath too. Here is my take.

I can't tell you how gratifying it was to actually create something like this! Although, without Dawn's guidance and video, I would never have been able to do it. She is so inspiring! I used Distress inks and markers along with the Woodland Wreaths set from WPlus9.

That's it for me. Once again, I am up very late so I can share a blog post. I never seem to find time to do it earlier in the day or evening. Thank you for stopping by - I'm so glad you did! ♥

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Day 1 Holiday Card Workshop

Hi there!

I've got a card to share with you today, created for day 1 of the newest Online Card Class called Holiday Card Workshop.

Just like many of you, one of my favorite card designers is Shari Carroll. She is soooo talented and her cards are always so gorgeous! Here is my take on her card from day 1 of class.

I love how effortlessly Shari is able to layer her elements! Without her examples of this technique, I would never be able to do it!

I used lots of Simon Says Stamp goodies, listed below.

Here's a close-up.

I'm looking forward to the rest of this fabulous class!

Simon says stamp products: 
Bundle of Stitched Shapes 
Holiday Frames 
Flower Pattern Stencil
Rylynn Snowflake Die
Shades of Gray Cardstock 
Moonshine Sequins  

There is a new Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge going on too! This card is a good example for the embossing challenge (dry, wet or paste) because it not only uses Simon's own brand of products but it uses embossing (paste) as well. You can see all the details here. Come join the fun! You could win an awesome surprise  gift pack of embossing products such as, stencil, paste, powder, ink, etc!!!

Hope you're all enjoying the start of the week! Thanks for stopping by! ♥