Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Online Holiday Card Class 2013 - day 1

Yippee! Another card class has begun!  I have so much fun with these classes, but this one will be tricky, because it coincides with my busiest exam marking week.  Rats.  Oh, well, I will have to make sure I do some marking before making a card each day - I marked 50 pages this morning (I have 1050 in total to do by next Monday - 200 down, 850 to go!)

Anyway, Day 1 of class included a video from Joy Taylor, using die cut words  and ombre cardstock panels.  I went with the ombre, but with Distress inks (Festive Berries and Worn Lipstick) and using the die cut word (from Papertrey Ink) as a mask - negative mask on the front, positive mask on the inside.  The "& bright" is from the matching PTI stamp set : Wonderful words - Holiday, stamped in Versafine Onyx Black.

 There are snowflakes (from Lawn Fawn "Ornate Ornaments" on the left of the card - in very pale blue (Hero Arts soft pool stamped off once), white embossed and glitter. I used heat and stick powder, then loose glitter for the glittery ones - I now have glitter all over the floor!  Whoops! 

 On the inside, I used the positive mask and Distress inks, and the "Christmas" is from Hero Arts "Very Merry Christmas". 

I'll be submitting this card to Lawnscaping Challenges "Sentiment" challenge, and CASual Fridays Embossing Challenge. 

I hope to be able to join in with class a bit more in coming days, but I'd better get some more marking done right now!  I aim to get a minimum of 100 more papers done today - wish me luck!!

Thanks for visiting :)

15 comments:

  1. Love your card - the inside is particularly stunning!

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  2. Really like your take on this--the card is really lovely!
    MarjR

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  3. Love your pretty card! Good luck with your papers!

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  4. Fabulous card. Love your interpretation of Joys card.

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  5. I love your take on the card from the Holiday Card Workshop. Lovely! TFS!

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  6. Love this card! I particularly like the way you did the inside. Would you call that "ombre inking"? I may just have to "steal" that technique!lol Tfs.

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  7. Love this card! I especially like the way you did the inside. Would you call that "ombre inking"? I just might have to "steal" that idea!lol Tfs.

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  8. Beautiful CAS card - love the shades of ink on your 'merry'!

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  9. I love the way you design cards. Great ideas!

    Thanks!
    ~ Christmas Cards

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  10. Just gorgeous Michelle, so nice to inspire people :) hugs

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  11. Michelle, I love those embossed snowflakes! Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  12. this is so pretty! and a clever way to do that card without using a die! (which i don't have any that would work either!!!) love it!
    ~tracey

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  13. Love your version of the ombre sentiment. Both parts are so pretty!

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  14. Oh so pretty! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  15. awesome card!! Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping
    xx Tamara

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