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So, Day 8 was Winter Themed Envelopes. I didn’t make my own envelopes, as I had some already made, so decorated those. I wasn’t impressed with how many of them turned out, but it was still fun trying something different.

Now, Day 9 was Coloring Hot Foiling. I figured that out as I played in September, after getting my Glimmer machine for my birthday. But, I did it a bit different here, as I foiled onto some of the backgrounds that I had done and were in my “to be used” file (it’s HUGE as I like to try a lot of things when making backgrounds). Then, I added color to the images. I used a couple different ways. I actually did more than these, but didn’t take pictures.

The second one was my favorite and actually the first I did. I had foiled onto a piece of acetate that I used alcohol inks on the back of. Then colored the foiled images with alcohol markers. Heat embossed the sentiment on it with some fun glitter embossing powder.

Day 10 was Stencil Resist. Oh, this one was fun. Granted there are tons of ways to do a resist, but for this one, paste was applied through a stencil, then watercolored over. The paste picks up some of the color, but not too much. Definitely had fun with this one.

When I did this, I added too much water to my panel and washed most of the color out, so went back and added more color. I liked the color better after just the markers as it had more blues and less yellow, but thought this was good for Christmas. My poinsettia was also smaller than I remembered, but after adding a few bits of bling, I think it worked. I hot embossed the poinsettia, then added a bit of color to the image.

Day 11 was to add Snow. So many ways to add “snow” to cards and I think I’ve tried a good number of them. For this one, I used some Cosmic Expressions Fluffy Stuff that expands when you heat it. So much fun to play with! Granted, it does break off and get smooshed, but still fun.

Day 12 was Storybook Style Coloring. That’s pretty much how I color, so here are a couple of tags that I did for the Day 14 DIY Striped Patterned Papers with the images colored sort of like that.

Day 13 was a see through shaker. It was supposed to be a card and I did have plans, but no time. I needed to do more tags, so made see through shaker tags.

Day 14 I already told you about, but here are a few more of the tags.

I had a whole lot of fun trying things in different ways and trying a few new things in this class. I do recommend the Holiday Card Workshop 2021. If nothing else, you’ll have some fun creating.

Now, I’ve gotten very behind on other stuff, so probably won’t be around for a bit. Thank you for sharing some of your valuable time with me!

Winter Cards

It’s definitely not winter here, but it’s fun to make Christmas and winter cards as homework for the Holiday card Workshop 2021 at OnlineCardClasses. Com.

Day 6 was Stepped Up Stencils. They had some fun ideas for using stencils. Here’s what I did:

Had fun masking and inking. I did use a different stencil with glitter glue on the top right and bottom left areas, but I was almost out and it didn’t work well. My son really liked it, though. I decided to do a small shaker in the center. My husband couldn’t read the sentiment, so I went over the words with a blue Sakura Stardust pen.

Day 7 was Blended Backgrounds with Extra Details. I liked what they showed, but did mine differently.

I started by foiling some snowflakes, then masking and inking my panel. I wasn’t sure if heat embossing on top of the foiled panel would work, but was impressed when it worked beautifully. The foil is a pearl looking one and the embossing is black.

Definitely had fun with both of these.

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

Peeking In

A friend of mine got the Online Card Classes Holiday Card Workshop 2021 and was given permission to “share” it with me. As it is her class, I can share my cards here, but not in the gallery. So, here is week 1:

Day 1 was “Nighttime Lights”. I did have fun with this one.

These were done on a triangle fold base, which is great, as you still have a full A2 size panel inside for writing.

Day 2 was “Mass Produced Cards”. This one took too much time and boy did I get inky. It was fun using a Concord and 9th Turn About Set, though. There are 6 cards in my set. The front and center one was my tester. I like it enough to give away, but decided to change it up a bit for the rest.

Day 3 was “Full-Card Shaker Cards”. I’ve done these before and really enjoy them. This one, a couple of my pieces were a bit big and as I embossed the panel, things catch a bit more. It seems more like fall to me this way. I also used Thanksgiving as my “holiday” for this one.

Day 4 was “Easy 2 for 1 Gel Press Printing”. I have done this before and enjoyed it. Yesterday I was having tons of trouble with it. Finally got a couple I liked enough to use. It’s sad when the sheets where I rolled off the extra paint were better than the panels I was working on.

Day 5 was “Dry Embossing”. I have embossed with a stencil many times, but everything was just going wrong, yesterday. I wound up ripping a brand new stencil, but used it for the background piece, anyway. The ornament was embossed using a different stencil, then I inked through the stencil, as well. It was a faded inked piece. Added a bit of bling to the ornament to jazz it up.

The “Merry Christmas” was cut out of a red shimmer sheet, so this card has all kinds of sparkle to it.

This is a 12 day class, but I never know when I’ll have time to participate, so as I got these done, I’m sharing them, now. So you know, this year’s Christmas cards are vertical. Next year’s are horizontal. Some of these are for next year.

Have a great weekend! Thank you for spending some of your valuable time with me today.