Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Holiday Card Workshop Day 3

I'm not sure what I think of this card.  I didn't have the ink colors I wanted, and it looks a bit plain to me.  I may go back and add some glitter pen to it later.  It was nice to use my scoring board for something other than making one score line to fold a card.  I inked the raised embossed lines for a different look.  I also matted my stamped image with some kraft cardstock to make it pop a bit.  Thanks for looking :)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Holiday Card Workshop Day 2

I was so excited to get started after watching the video for today, I was determined to get out my background stamps and start working.  When I tried figuring out what to make, I discovered that amongst all of my stamp/die combo's that I have, not a single one of them was a Christmas one.  I know I could have chosen a theme that isn't Christmas, but this is a 'Holiday Card Workshop' right?  So I dusted off my Cricut machine that I haven't used in ages (I have been addicted to all those stamp/die combos that I mentioned earlier) and decided to find something Christmassy.  Then after being so excited about finding a new use for my background stamps, I discovered that I didn't have any that would work with the holiday theme, so I used an embossing folder instead.  I just love how this class makes me think outside the box.  I have also been inspired to dust off my Tim Holtz on the edge dies and jazz up my card (another item I had laying around collecting dust).  In summary, I didn't have any of the supplies that were used in class, but ended up creating a card using similar techniques with tools that I already had and being pleased with the results :)  

Products used:
White card base Georgia Pacific 110 lb cardstock 
Tim Holtz Alterations On the Edge Brackets Die
Fancy Pants Designs lilac house English Garden and Rose Damask papers
Versafine Onyx pigment ink
ColorBox Frost White pigment ink
Doodlecharms Cricut cartridge
and other odds and ends, scraps, and tools that every scrapper has laying near by that I can't think of off hand ;)