Saturday, November 16, 2013

2013 Holiday Card Workshop - Day 3

Hi there blog friends! I have 2 cards to share today ~
I’m really enjoying the Holiday Card Workshop and I was so inspired this week with all of the classes! In fact, my first card is a CASE of one of Laura Bassen’s cards...well, except that she created her amazing plaid pattern, and since I haven’t quite mastered that skill yet (not even close, kids) I used some of my Lawn Fawn Christmas papers from last year. Also, I don’t have any holiday word dies, so I used the partial die cutting technique (check out This Video, also by Laura) and added a stamped word.


I am submitting this card to the Less is More Challenge  ~ Use Designer Paper in a CAS way.

For my 2nd card, I CASE’d Cristina Kowalczyk’s card using the same stencil, but I used  embossing paste for the tree, and I didn’t ‘swipe’ it all the way, so I could add texture to the image. It looks pretty cool IRL!

 



I thought this card would be perfect for a few challenges: 
CASology ~ Cue Card is ‘Triangle’ 
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge ~ Anything Goes.
Festive Friday ~ Use the Colors: Red, White & Aqua


Well, that’s it for me. I hope everyone is doing well and having a great weekend ~ Thanks so much for stopping by!
 

Barb

Hello Santa
Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Claire’s ABC’s
Ink: Versamark
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Stamper’s Select White; Hero Arts - Pine Layering Papers
Patterned Paper: Lawn Fawn - Fa-la-la Petite Pack
Dies: Papertrey Ink - Hello
Embossing Powder: Hero Arts - White
 


Merry Christmas
Stamps: MFT - Cheerful Christmas Greetings
Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black
Cardstock: MFT - Blu Raspberry; Recollections - Silver Glitter Paper
Stencil: Simon Says Stamp - Diagonal Stripe
Embossing Paste: Wendy Vecchi - White
Gems: Kaisercraft - Red
Dies: Simon Says Stamp - Large Holiday Shapes

29 comments:

Barb said...

Love both cards, Barb! The stripey paper on your first one is so festive and I love your tree! Isn't embossing paste fun?! :)

Laura B. said...

You are so clever! I love the partial die cutting! What a fabulous idea! If I don't get some of that embossing paste soon I'm gonna die! You are really working magic with that stuff!

lostinpaper said...

Both cards are fantastic Barb, but it's that tree I can't keep my eyes off!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Ooooooooooh I LOVE this turquoise number Barb! FAB, FAB, FAB Christmas card for CASology! Thanks so much for joining in the FUN this week.

Dawn Turley said...

WOW Barb. Your cards are simply gorgeous. Day 3 was so full of inspiration.

Kylie said...

Barb I love your christmas tree. The blue base is divine! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

PS You have linked up to our challenge but you called is Less is More ;)

Kelly Szafron said...

Fantastic cards! I like the traditional colours on the first and the white Christmas tree card is very pretty.

Jean said...

Great job on both of these - that embossing paste tree is magnificent!

Cat Craig said...

Wonderful cards, you look to be having a great time with the class!

KayM said...

Oh Barb! Love both of your cards!! So CAS and stunning!! Love that Hello going across the first one and the tree on the second one is so cute!

Rosemary said...

wonderful set of cards, barb... your CASology card is fabulous!! thanks so much for playing along this week!

Sharon Underwood said...

Great cards! You did a nice job on both. Thanks for the link to Laura's video. I want to try that technique partially cutting the letters dies.

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love your triangle - what about the colour challenge at Festive Friday - Aqua Red and white - this is perfect for that too! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

Meghan said...

Barb, this card is perfect for this week's cue card! Fun Christmas tree! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Well done on both cards, Barb! I love your designs!! Hugs, Darnell

Tracey McNeely said...

Both cards are fabulous Barb, I LOVE how you built your Christmas tree|. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Love your tree! And the sentiment is gorgeous! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Festive Friday!

judkajudi said...

Congrats on your HM at CASology. Love your cards.

Andrea La Vigne said...

You cards are so great! Saw the "Hello, Santa" in the Holiday Card Workshop gallery, and just had to take a closer look. What a neat idea, which is getting me thinking of how to do my own take. Tfs!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm back again to applaud your well-deserved HM honor from CASology! Congratulations, Barb!! Hugs, Darnell

donna mikasa said...

Oh, you are so clever, Barb! I love that sentiment on the first card--the partial die cutting is awesome! And congrats on your HM win at CASology with your second triangular masterpiece!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Congrats Barb, love that your cards are so wonderful and you join us each week!!!

jintyoo7 said...

Tremendous work, Barb! Both cards are beautiful :)

Kristie Goulet said...

Amazing work, Barb! I was just thinking last night of using the embossing paste to make a tree and then I see this today! Great minds. I think I will CASE your idea though on some of my Christmas cards. :)

Kristie Goulet said...

Congratulations on your pick over at CASology!

Cris G said...

Gorgeous cards, Barb. I love that "Hello Santa" idea, that's creative! Your CAS style is getting better every day.

Sarah Gray said...

Love both of these, Barb! Congrats on the HM at CASology - your embossing paste tree looks fab!

Deepti Stephens said...

Beautiful cards and I love them both. Thank you so much for joining us at ATSM. Good luck.. :)

Chrissie said...

These are just fab Barb!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"