Friday, October 13, 2017

OCC Merry Making Day 5 Holiday Watercolor

Day 5 already!  This lesson was all about watercolor techniques.  Watercoloring is my favorite coloring technique.

I used Zig Clean Color markers to watercolor this image and added glossy accents to the bulbs on the tree.  I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder.

I love this stamp and it has other images on it too.

Supplies: Stamp: Penny Black Gather Around
Zig Markers
SSS Rectangle Stitched Frames

Thursday, October 12, 2017

OCC Merry Making-Day 4 Holiday Die Cutting

The lesson was how to use die cuts on your holiday cards.  Julie E. demonstrated a card that I loved! So I set out to make it.  For some reason I had a lot of problems, and it was all my fault, it was explained  very succinctly , but I think I just couldn't concentrate.  I had my yearly flu shot yesterday, and wow, it hit me hard.  I never had a reaction to a flu shot like that before! Anyway, today I was feeling better but still a little out of it.

I love this technique!  After stamping the card front, I die cut the word die from the front and stacked it.  It should have been pretty simple, but I kept making mistakes.  Anyway I loved the way this came out (finally)!

See you soon....

Supplies: Stamp set: Simon Says Stamp Holly Berries
Die Cute: Wplus9 Christmas Tag die

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

OCC Merry Making Day 3 Non Holiday Stamps

Today's lesson demonstrated using non holiday stamps to create holiday cards.  This is a great alternative if you are on a budget and aren't able to purchase a lot of holiday stamps.

I attempted Gina K.'s card creation today.  I used a leaf stamp and stamped in a circle to create a wreath.  I didn't have a stamp that wasn't an outline stamp, so I colored the leaves with copics.
I added some berries and applied glossy accents.  I am happy with this card and I think the coloring added some depth.

See you soon.....

Supplies: Leaf Stamp-Altenew Hello Sunshine, Sentiment-Avery Elle Comfort and Joy
Inks: Momento Pear Tart, Hero Arts-Field Green

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

OCC Merry Making-Day 2-Holiday Stamping Techniques

I really loved the card that Shari C. demonstrated today.  She demonstrated so any techniques in that one card!

This is what I made following what Shari did.

I didn't use acrylic silver paint because I didn't have any :( but wanted to see if embossing powder would work and I think it did! But I am going to get silver paint and make a card with it using this technique.  I really liked the way this came out.  I did use a lighter color palette, because I tried it with the original colors Shari used and it was just too dark for me, I am not sure if I had a heavier hand or what.

I'll see you soon....

Sentiment: Lawn Fawn-Let it Snow
Trees: Penny Black-Prancers
Background: Technique Tuesday-Verbose
Distress Ink: Evergreen Bough,Shabby Shutters, Antique Linen
Ranger Platinum Embossing Powder
Deer:Simon Says Stamp

OCC Merry Making-Day 1 Backgrounds

I am taking the new Online Card Class, Merry Making, which is the Holiday Card Series.  I didn't get a chance to view the class until last night and then around 11:30 p.m. I got an idea to make a card from the lesson.  You know that feeling right?  You have to make it right now! I made this:

I made this emboss resist panel using an older Penny Black backround stamp. I  heat embossed a piece of Bristol card stock with white embossing powder,  then I used Distress Oxide Candied Apple ink over the embossed panel. The die cut tree is a  Memory Box die called Sketchy Tree   Once die cut I added snow to the tree limbs with a snow pen.  I put the tree on a round piece of vellum and then attached it to the card front.  I didn't put on a sentiment because I didn't really think it needed it, the backtround stamp said it all.  

Now I am going to watch lesson 2, see you later......

Saturday, August 12, 2017

OCC Rainbow Maker-Day 6

I didn't have a lot of the supplies that were used in class today, so  I decided to go with an emboss resist card today, I had this in the works and set it aside and finished it up today.

This stamp is from Lil' Inkers, it is a fantastic stamp with a lot of different accessories.  I can see this  stamped in different colored inks and some areas colored with pencils or makers. After I stamped this with Versamark, I heat embossed in white and then blended with Distress Oxide Inks in rainbow order.   The Oxides blend beautifully, my favorite for blending for sure. To finish the card  I added a few enamel dots.

This was the last class today, I enjoyed this class and I learned many different techniques.

Friday, August 11, 2017

OCC Rainbow Maker-Day 5

The lesson today was all about rainbow stenciling mediums.  A lot of beautiful examples were demonstrated today.  I did not have a lot of the product that was used by the demonstrators,so I used what I had. :)  

I tinted Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste with Ranger Distress inks and applied them on white card stock with a stencil by Simon Says Stamp-Making Waves. I think that this stencil worked well for this technique.  I did unfortunately cut a little too much off the top where the red was, oh well, shorter card. Ha! Be sure to give this lots of time to dry, I touched it too quickly and made a couple of marks, I am impatient. I think it took so long because I applied it a little thicker than I normally do. 

 The bird die cut and the word die are from SSS.  I die cut three white birds and adhered them together but the white didn't look quite right, so I die cut a black bird and adhered it on the white ones and that worked.  Also adhered about four black 'hello's' and then used Judakins Iridescent embossing powder, sorry, it's hard to see. :(  Added a few rainbow sequins and that was it!

See you soon.....