Here are just a few of my creations - I mainly make cards, but I've been known to dabble

Here are just a few of my creations - I mainly make cards, but I've been known to dabble

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Holiday Card Workshop 2013 - Day 2 - Card 1a

Hi everyone, here is another installment of card making inspired by the online card class that I'm doing.  

This card really excited me when I saw Jennifer McGuire's videos, I never, ever, EVER would have thought of doing this without being shown so I am forever grateful for joining the class for learning this technique.

The theme for this card was to use your dies in different ways.  Rather than layering them up, you can make them a flat kind of jigsaw/inlaid design instead, which could be great for reducing those postage costs!

I made two attempts at this technique, mainly because my first attempt was a total failure! lol... I got the pieces mixed up and whilst I could get everything lined up on my desk, sticking it down did NOT work.  Have a giggle at this!  I have no idea where I went wrong with it!

For my second attempt, I decided to simplify things and not include the leaves part.  I do miss the colour it provided but am really happy with the fact that it all came together.  It's a bit boring but the technique is there and I can improve upon it with practice.  I ended up recolouring over the copic marker on the flower with a wink of stella red brush and it's really glittery now.  Jennifer's card featured that new wood paper (thin sheets of wood) and looked gorgeous, so it would be interesting to try this with different kinds of materials.

I thought that it still needed something, so I added a few pearls to the centre, I first coloured them with red copic markers to match the focal image.  The Merry Christmas cutouts are also left over cut outs from last year, done with my silhouette cameo cutting machine.

Thanks for stopping by, I'd better go recheck the lesson plan pdfs to see which card I'm going to attempt next!