Happy Holidays

Happy-Holidays

In the spirit of using up some of my card stock, another card on coloured card stock today.

This WPlus9 set is so versatile…it’s called Holiday Boughs.

I stamped and heat embossed the background in white using a variation of the different boughs and pinecones.  Then the sentiment was heat embossed in gold on vellum.  I obviously need a different gold embossing powder with a finer texture, but went with what I had.

A few of Tim’s stars and that’s it.  A really simple card to make.  I have lots of ideas running through my head on what to do next with this set…stay tuned!

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Mixed Media, Mixed Metals

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Had some fun today with my Distress Oxides and Polychromos pencils.

The Christmas Rose Bouquet image from WPlus9 was heat embossed with Liquid Platinum embossing powder.  Then, using my waterbrush and Distress Oxides I started colouring the image.  Once it was completely dry, I started adding more color with my Polychromos pencils.

More heat embossing on a piece of vellum with a sentiment from WPlus9 called Handlettered Holiday.  Then lots of bling…sequins, beads (see the center of the main flower), and some Tim Holtz Design Tape called Tidings.

Blingety, bling, bling today.  But hey, it’s a Christmas card!

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Tim’s Snowflakes

Tim's-Snowflakes

Hello all!

Today is all about simplicity and Tim 🙂

I’ve heat embossed the snowflakes in Hero Arts white embossing powder.  They are from a new set from Tim Holtz called Mini Swirly Snowflakes.

Then it was play time with my Distress Oxides. The colours used today are Faded Jeans, Broken China and Peeled Paint.  Just kept rubbing an ink pad on my craft mat, spraying it with a bit of water and dipping my watercolour paper through it.  Each layer was dried with my heat tool before I added the next.  Just love the soft dreamy sort of feel from these colours!

For the finishing touches, a bit of Tim’s tape and some of Lucy’s Little Things for sparkle.

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Merry Making – Day 5

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My final piece of homework for the Merry Making class.

Again, there were lots of wonderful instructions.  Day 5 was all about working with watercolor.  I chose to play with the ideas from Debby Hughes.  Oh, that girl is so amazing!

As always, I sort of go my own way, but used some of her fantastic ideas.

There are so many thoughts popping around in my head for cards, thanks to this class.  And that’s a good thing because before you know it those Christmas cards need to get in the mail!

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Merry Making – Day 4

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As with each and every day this week, so many wonderful ideas.  Today I chose to follow the wonderful Julie Ebersole’s lead.   Julie has such a clean, amazing sense of design!

So while I followed her basic idea, I made it my own by stamping the images from the Penny Black Festive Florals and watercoloring the background making sort of a tapestry look.  A few of Tim’s stars and done!

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Merry Making – Day 2

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Hello again!

Another fabulous day of tutorials from the ladies over at On-Line Card Classes.  Loved Shari Carroll’s background technique, so that’s the one I went with today.

A mix of old and new products today.  I picked up this Stampendous poinsettia last week and think there are lots of ways to use it.  Today it was heat embossed in Liquid Platinum and then I added some bling from an old Stampendous Frantage Encrusted Jewel Kit.  There’s a lot of shine and shimmer that got lost in my photography, so you’ll just have to trust me on that “wink”.

I used a new bit of Tim Holtz tissue tape for the sentiment.  Love how the colors show through it!

That’s it from me for today…back soon with more my friends!

 

 

Merry Making Day 1

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Hello again and thanks for joining me!

After being away from creating for so long, I felt it necessary to jump-start my mojo with another On-Line Card Class.  If you haven’t taken a class from Kristina and Jennifer, I’d highly recommend them.  Fun, creative and so many wonderful ideas!  This time round, I’m taking Merry Making…perfect for getting those Christmas cards done!

As in the past, I don’t feel it’s right to give you all the instructions for a paid class.  Kristina and Jennifer deserve all credit for the ideas.

Since I’m such a Tim Holtz fan, I will tell you this is pretty much all Tim Holtz 🙂  Distress Oxide Inks, stamps sets…new and old, the sentiment sticker and of course those awesome stars!

I’ll be back again soon with another card inspired by the classes this week.