Monday, November 3, 2014

Another Seasons Greetings Trio

I was incredibly lucky to win a spot in the Online Card Classes Holiday Card Workshop 2014.  I also won a spot in Catherine Pooler's  A very Trendy Holiday 2.0.  I definitely hit the jackpot this month.

I started with OCC's day One- Easy to duplicate cards.  I thought the instructors had some great ideas. I have a trio of cards made assembly line style.





First I did the stenciling with embossing paste using Tim Holts' Festive stencil. I have a stack of Neenah Aspen white 120# cardstock cut and folded into card bases ready for use.   

While that dried I cut my die cuts, the photo frame by Lawn Fawn and the Season's Greetings by Avery Elle.  I layered the greeting twice in white, then ran my Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink pad over the stacked sentiment.  I then heat embossed it with clear powder. I also cut it out in red, for a shadow layer. It is very sturdy.  The photo frame needed a bit of color behind it, so a red framing panel was also cut.

For the background I used some patterned paper I had left from last year, American Crafts - Kringle and Co.  Once the embossing paste was dry, I relaid the stencil and inked the leaves, berries and pine cones with Distress Inks in Barn Door, Vintage Photo, and Pine Needles.

Everything was layered together and the card was assembled.  In all it took about an hour to make the three cards. 

Thanks for stopping by!



8 comments:

  1. Wow, you sure hit the jackpot for on line card classes, Cat! So happy for you! Your class sample from OCC are gorgeous! I love the lovely colors from the embossing paste with the stencil! Well done!

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  2. Oh what fun! I'm jealous of your win - that's such a great prize. Great cards, Cat!

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  3. Cat, these cards are just gorgeous, congrats on your win too!!

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  4. Nice cards! And congrats on winning two card classes!

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  5. How great that you won two different classes!! Way to go! Your cards here are lovely.

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  6. Fabulous design, Cat--love these! Boy are you lucky or what?! Better buy a lottery ticket--LOL!

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  7. You are one lucky duck! And wow, I love these!

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  8. I really love the way you've used this stencil Cat! I think I will have to CASE this card!

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