Thursday 1 November 2012

THANKS! for Holiday Card Workshop

I have been following Online Card Classes' "Holiday Card Workshop" this week.
Lots of great ideas to kick-start your holiday card-making, from batches of simple gift enclosures to embossing techniques, background stamping and more. My goal was to make one card for each day of "class," but I wasn't able to carve out any stamping time until today.

I tried Kristina Werner's embossed background grid on my "Say Thanks" card. I was also hoping to create this in enough time to play along with this week's Color My Heart's challenge  Color Dare #16, which was to use these colours:
A nice, harvest-inspired collection. However, I missed the cut-off--too pokey.

But! at Paper Smooches, Kim Hughes issued a challenge to make a thank-you card for a chance to win a stamp set from this month's release. So if I hustle and get this post ready before midnight, I might be in the running.
I used the "So Grateful" (B1395) stamp set from CTMH for the pumpkin on my card, swiping the stamp down the ink-pad for some interesting texture. Sentiments are from PS sets "Good Gab" and "Alphadots". Maraschino twine from The Twinery. I figured saying "thank-you" in three languages has us covered from Mexico through the Canada!
Check back this weekend for some more creations inspired by HCW.

Happy crafting!

1 comment:

  1. Great minds think alike! I just had these exact same inks out the other day for a layout that I did. Great card! Love all the sentiments!


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