Monday, November 10, 2014

OCC Holiday Card Workshop

Online Card Class's Holiday Card Workshop is almost over and I have only just  Such is my luck.  It was a great class, as they always are.  These ladies know how to make some cards for sure.

Last Monday was Day 1 of the class.  The focus was on doing sets of cards.  Cards that were easy to replicate for sending to the masses. They had some really great ideas.  Kristina Werner did a clean and simple card.  Here's my version.

These were relatively simple to do and could easily be mass produced.  The base is Neenah Desert Storm.  I used Pacifica cardstock for the blue.  Using a dauber, I gently came in from the edges with first Moonstruck (retired) ink followed by Outdoor Denim.  I really liked the effect.  

The sentiment on the card below is from the Be Jolly stamp set from CTMH.  It's heat embossed with Ranger Super Fine Detail white embossing powder.  I have been on a search for a good white embossing powder.  I must say, this has to be my favorite.

The snow in the background was the most time consuming part of this card and it still didn't take but a few minutes.  I used the Falling Snow stencil from SSS and embossing paste.  They make a texture paste and I'm not sure if it behaves the same way the embossing paste does.  If you notice my snow looks a little blue.  The embossing paste picked up some of the ink from my paper.  I didn't mind in this project, but it's something to think about if  you want it to be completely white. You would need to sprinkle it with white embossing powder and heat set it for a truly white detail.    I finished it off with some Xmas Red Stickles, baker's twine from Lawn Fawn, and some faux stitching.  Very simple card. 

Both of these cards were made at the same time.  This one doesn't have any heat embossing, but the same embossing paste for falling snow.   The sentiment is from the Merry and Bright stamp set from SSS.  The little stars are cut from the SSS Holiday Shapes die. 

The sentiment is stamped on the white cardstock and then I cut a circle for my window.  Easy peasy.

I have a few more cards to post, so be sure to check back.  That's it for me tonight.  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is great, i have that stamp, and you've inspired me. Great take on class homework.