Christmas 10

The 10th day of class was interactive cards. I love interactive cards. However, I’m doing landscape cards this year, so just went with a shaker. Granted the sentiment swings inside, which adds a bit of fun.

Had a lot of fun designing this one.

Thank you for spending some of your valuable time with me today.

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Christmas 9

I was trying to catch up today as this week is another busy one. And, I’m not quite done with Christmas cards for this year.

Todays homework was just to use snowflakes. Ha! Most of the foiling I did was snowflakes, so I was ready.

You can see the foil on these. Did the original foiling, then used what was left for the other. Frustrating part of the card on the right was wanting to surround my piece with silver glitter washi tape. It had to be glued down. Good grief! Anyway, I like how they turned out.

Thank you for spending some of your valuable time with me today.

Christmas 8

Okay, class day 8 was foiling. Pulled out my laminator and used Deco foil and a patterned toner paper for this.

I couldn’t throw away the leftover foil, so used some double sided adhesive to adhere it to a piece of card stock, added some red foil to the “holes”, then inked in red over the whole thing. Dye ink wipes right off of foil. The ink covers any areas where the foil didn’t stick.

I did ink the first piece that was foiled, too. The Lumberjack Plaid distress ink is a beautiful red. I’m not much of a fan of the color red, but this one is great.

Thank you for spending some of your valuable time with me today!

Christmas Bonus

Last Saturday, there was a bonus day of Online Card Classes Holiday Workshop 2022 class on using your leftovers. It was more about using the die cut leftovers, but I used the ink blending panel that went awry. Chopped it up and made 🎁 out of it.

At the CKC in September, I found a new company that I love. Creek Bank Creations. The sentiment on this is from one of their sets. I actually used one of their stencils and some gold pigment ink to have gold rays coming out from behind Jesus. You can see them as you tip the card in the light, but not much in the picture.

I really recommend you check Creek Bank Creations out. They have a lot of meaningful sentiments and fun products.

Thank you for spending some of your valuable time with me today. As today is Veterans Day, I want to give a shout of thanks to the amazing men and women that have and do protect us and our freedom. Thank you so very much. Without you, we wouldn’t have our country, much less our freedom to choose and do. You risk your lives to protect us. Thank you.

Even More Watercolor

I’m going to show you what I did for Days 6, 7, and 8 of the Simply Watercolor Christmas class on Online Card Classes, here.

Desert Night Sky

I liked what Laura Bassen did for her take on it, but decided rather than doing wiggly pine trees along the bottom and sides, I wanted to do some Saguaro cacti, as I live in the desert. The night sky wasn’t easy, as I started off with Crayola watercolors. Did 3 layers and it was still incredibly light. So, added some Zig Clean Color brush colors on top, then blended with water. That worked much better. Did I draw those cacti? Absolutely not! They are a stamp from the Out West 2 set designed by Theresa Momber (Gina K. Designs). I really like the way this one turned out.

This was my take on the Words and Typography of Day 7. I can print, and I can actually make fun letters, but they take a lot of practice and time, so . . . I took the easy route and used the computer. I printed in a very light gray, then used the watercolor over the top. It certainly wasn’t perfect, but it’ll do.

Day 8 was a Santa card, but I didn’t want to do a Santa, so I followed what Debby Hughes did. Definitely not exactly, but close enough for me.

Joy

I did freehand that Joy with gold watercolor and a brush. It turned out better than I figured it would. This is pretty messy, but I still like it.

And, that was the end of the class. I did do a black piece of paper with gold and a few light colors splattered on, but the gold is all that really showed up. I’ll have to get some other colors on that and do something with it, but at this point, I’m done with watercolors for a while.

Thank you for spending some of your valuable time with me today. Go enjoy the rest of this day that God has blessed you with.

Christmas in Halloween Colors

WeCraftCards.com had a challenge last week to make any card using Halloween colors, but 1 card per color.  I decided to do Christmas cards.  As I don’t have 1/2 my normal amount, yet.  They aren’t all getting done, so I’m having to cut my list down significantly, but I did get these done:

I used the MFT Wednesday Sketch challenge for the week on all of them, too.  I’m only entering the black one, as I don’t have time to do 4 separate blog posts.  Used a Darice embossing folder, the snow for 3 of them, and leaves for the orange one.  After that, brushed Nuvo mousse in the color needed, covering the top.  It’s lighter in places and darkest on the raised edges of the embossing.  Heat embossed the sentiment from the MFT Seasonal Sentiments (retired) set, using Sparkle n’ Sprinkle (now Glitter Galore, I think) embossing powder for all but the orange, which is Hero Arts Copper.  Added either some ribbon, rhinestones, or both in the correct color.

Not too difficult, or time consuming, and got 4 more Christmas cards done, in fun colors that actually work for Christmas, or Thanksgiving for the orange one, though Christmas would have worked for that, too.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me today!

Camp Create Extras

So, on the watercolor backgrounds for Day 1 of Camp Create, I made 3.  One of them looked more like an underwater background, so saved that one, but had another background that looked like a snowy day, and I had colored and cut 3 more Yeti, so made a second card.

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Used different blues for the frame and sentiment on this one, as well.  Once again, the BB Beast Friends set.

On Day 5, I was having so much trouble with my Santa, that I did a different type of glitter card, so I’m sharing that here.

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7-20-19 Glitter 2

Used the MFT Hello die-namic, and the sentiment is from the BB Jingle All the Way set.  Purples, blues, and turquoise aren’t typical Christmas colors, but they are definitely fun.

Thanks for spending some more time with me today!

Christmas Fishes

Here’s another idea for fun Christmas cards . . .

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This is my husband’s favorite, so far.  Fish wearing sweaters.  Yep, definitely had fun with this one.  I used another Hero Arts layering stamp set, the gold fish.

What do you think?

Thanks for spending a bit of your time with me today.  I hope you had some fun.