Sunday, November 13, 2022

vintage Christmas cards

 I bought this Prima vintage Christmas paper pad back in the summer because I just loved the soft colors and vintage images.  Finally put some of the papers to use today with these two cards.

This was a two-for-one project, as I used the scallop rectangle diecut on the card on the left, and then used the leftover negative from that diecut to make the shaker card on the right.  The sentiments for both cards are from Pinkfresh.  One was stamped on white cardstock and the other on vellum.  I'm entering these in the Merry Little Christmas challenge this month.

Tic Tac Toe Challenge #187

 Here's the challenge board for the current Tic Tac Toe Challenge:

I used the diagonal row from top left to bottom right:  green, free and animal/elf.  The penguins and sentiment are all from Taylored Expressions.  I used some ink and a circle punch to make the stenciled background and added a few tiny gem stickers for a bit of sparkle.

Friday, November 11, 2022

Holiday Card Class Day 5 - creative ways to use scraps

 In the Holiday Card Class Day 5, we are looking at creative ways to use up scraps and leftover pieces from other projects.  Here are a couple of cards using a folding technique from Jennifer McGuire.  It's a cute way to use up leftover cardstock and end up with Christmas cards, too!

Holiday Card Class Day 4 - ink blending

 Day four of the Holiday Card Class 2022 was all  about ink blending.  I used Distress inks on the Christmas tree cards and regular dye inks on the snowflake cards.  Ink blending is such a great way to add color - I really should do that more often on my cards.  

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

TicTacToe Challenge #186

 Here's the challenge board for TicTacToe's Challenge #186.

I went with the diagonal row from top left to bottom right:  Santa, sparkle and die cut.

The Santa image is from Colorado Craft Company, stamped and colored with Copic markers and a little bit of Stickles for some sparkle on the hat.  I added a sticker sentiment, a diecut snowflake, and a few tiny silver gem stickers for a bit more sparkle.  I love those rustic background papers from the Echo Park Lumberjack Christmas collection.

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Holiday Card Class Day 2 - Plaids

 Day 2 of the #OCCHolidayCardClass2022 was all about plaids and how to make various plaid backgrounds.  Here are the cards I made from this class:

The card on the left was made with masking paper strips, the middle one was made with a stencil set and the one on the right was made with border/stripe stamps.  I love plaid backgrounds, and enjoyed finding different ways to create them. 

Holiday Card Class - Layered Die Cuts

 Another class from Day 1 of #OCCHolidayCardClass2022 was about layered die cuts.  I wanted to do a poinsettia card like Kristina Werner showed in class, so I used my Cricut to cut the layers out of red and green cardstock, and then added ink to the die cuts.

For the red poinsettia, I brayered red ink over the cardstock after cutting the poinsettia and for the pink cardstock, I applied ink with a kitchen sponge to get the spotty textured look.  Both techniques were new to me and I really like the way they turned out.