Friday, November 16, 2018

OCC Clean & Simple Holiday Day 5

Last day of class :(  Today was all about embossing.  Although I have been embossing for some time now, I learned new techniques today.  I always love the reveal when you apply heat to embossing powder, especially gold and silver powders.


I stamped the  ornament stamps on watercolor paper with Versamark ink and heat embossed them in silver.  I watercolored the ornaments with Distress Inks.  After they dried, which took no time at all, I fussy cut them and cut a small hole in the top so I could thread them with silver thread.  Using this pretty blue textured paper (I don't know where I got it)  I first adhered them with foam squares to the blue panel and then used tape to secure the thread to the back of the blue panel. I then adhered it to a white card base.  I wasn't happy with the ornaments kind of dangling in space so  I die cut some greenery as an embellishment. The sentiment  is heat embossed in silver on white card stock.

I really like how this turned out, I think I will make another!

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Supplies: Stamps-Simon Says Stamp Ornate Ornaments, Power Poppy Cozy Cupfuls
Inks: Distress Inks Tumbled Glass, Twisted Citron, Evergreen Bough
Embossing Powder: Ranger Silver
Dies: Tim Holt/Sizzix Festive Greens
Paper: Tim Holtz Watercolor paper

Thursday, November 15, 2018

OCC Clean & Simple Holiday-Day 4

Today's lesson was Foiling and Glitter.  All of the demonstrations today were WOW!  Great techniques for foiling and adding glitter to your cards. 


I used Therm O Web Transfer Gel and Tim Holtz Festive Layering  stencil to create the background on kraft card stock. After the gel dried, I sent it through the laminator.   This was Therm O Web Deco Foil in the Watercolor series. It has green and gold tones, so pretty!   The die cut is from Simon Says Stamp and I die cut it three times and glued them together to make it thicker, applied glue and then glitter. I also added some sequins to the front of the card.  This picture really doesn't do it justice, it is  very glittery IRL. 

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

OCC Clean and Simple Holiday-Day 3

Today's lesson was on coloring.  Many different techniques were taught today.  I chose to do a watercolor background card.

This is on Tim Holtz watercolor paper, using Distress Inks as watercolors.  I saturated the paper with water using a wide brush.  I then mixed Distress Inks Cracked Pistachio, Evergreen Bough and Twisted Citron with water and dropped onto the paper. When it was dry, I splattered the background with white and red acrylic paint mixed with water.  The stamp and die set for the wreath is from Spellbinder's, which I embossed with gold embossing powder.  I colored the bulbs with copics and then used glossy accents to add some shine. I added a few gold sequins and some green tinted clear drops (I don't know what they are actually called, I have had them for ages) lol 

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

OCC Clean and Simple Holiday Day 2

Lesson for Day Two concentrated on using Die Cutting on cards. All of the cards the instructors demonstrated today were amazing,  but Jennifer McGuire demonstrated using tulle for shaker cards, instead of acetate and NO foam tape!  Now I love shaker cards, but hate all the bulk.  This seemed right up my alley.



I used a Hero Arts die to create the shaker panel and applied tulle to create the shaker pouch. I added,what I thought were a lot of sequins, but seriously could have added way more and it would have been fine.  The sentiment is from Tim Holtz Tattered Christmas and it is heat embossed in white on black cardstock.  I also added a star die cut from gold metallic cardstock, for the top of the tree.

Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow for Day 3.

OCC-Clean and Simple Holiday-Day 1

A lot of great techniques were demonstrated today. The lesson was about inking and all the ways it can be done.  I didn't have a lot of time yesterday  or I would have loved to recreate ALL of them!  lol   I chose to do a variation of the technique demonstrated by Laurie Willison.


I used painters tape and washi tape to create the stripes on the background.  After applying tape to create the pattern, I used Distress Oxide Fired Brick to ink it up.  I mounted the background on a red cardstock base.  The banner was embossed with white embossing powder and I used thinlet dies from Tim Holtz/Sizzix Festive Greens set for the greenery on the bottom of the banner.  This took very little time to make, multiples could be made in no time at all.

If the first day is any indication of future lessons, I can't wait!  If you can, sign up for the class, it runs all this week, everyday.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Reveal Wheel Halloween Card

I made a lot of Halloween cards to send to friends and family this year and I wanted to share the card I made for one of my grandsons.  He is getting older now, but he still likes interactive cards and I wanted to make a Reveal Wheel Card, the die is from Lawn Fawn. Lawn Fawn has a tutorial on how to make a Reveal Wheel card, check it out if you would like to make one.


I really liked the way this came out.  All of the images are also from Lawn Fawn, I mixed a couple of stamp sets to make this card, Pick of the Patch and Monster Mash.  All the images are copic colored.  I did get a text saying how much he liked this card! 

Thanks for coming by and Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Pirate Halloween

My grandson, who is 3, decided he wanted to be a pirate for Halloween.  We all thought the idea came from a tv show he may have watched, but  nope, he has been adamant about it for over a month now.  So my daughter is busy making him a costume and I decided I would make him a pirate themed Halloween card.


It is also a slider card, the pirate boy slides over to the treasure chest full of candy.  This child does have a sweet tooth, and candy is pretty much always on his mind! lol  The card is mostly Lawn Fawn products, with a few other images from Ellen Hudson Bear Ware 2 stamp set.  All the images are Copic colored and the background is colored with Distress Oxide inks.

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