Monday, November 3, 2014

Easy to Duplicate Holiday Cards

Hi, everyone! I am a participant in the 2014 Holiday Card Workshop Online Classes. First time I've taken an online class, so I'm pretty excited about it. 

There are tons of videos and instruction sheets for several different kinds of cards for just today's class. So much inspiring info and new techniques I've never tried before or even heard of. I wanted to share with you two of the first cards I've created today.
This post shows the blue version,
the post below shows the gold version.
The tutorial used a cool technique with paste and a template, neither of which I have, so I improvised and used a different technique while still trying to achieve the overall look of the card.

Tim Holtz - Broken China ink
Versamark ink
Clear Embossing powder
Snowfall background stamp
White Gel Pen
Cherry Red Timeless Twine
Heart from metal die
Sentiment stamp with matching punch adhered with foam for dimension
Corner Punch

I first stamped the background with the Versamark ink.
Then embossed it with clear powder.
After that, I used blue or gold ink to color the background. 
You can see this made the snow "pop" into focus.

Thanks for stopping by today!
:) Janis


Kimberly Jensen said...

Janis, these are awesome!! I love how you improvised! Great colors too!! :)

Sharyn Polesel said...

I love it in both colors! Nicely done!

debs2107 said...

Love your take on today's lesson! Looks great!!

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

These are so fabulous!!! I'm so happy you are doing the class! We are going to have fun! Hugs!

Marj said...

Very nice! I just signed up for the class today, and thought I'd check out what everyone else has done--love the gold card!