I have had fun making a few more Christmas cards today....I also signed up for the 2014 Holiday Card Workshop from Online Card Class yesterday so I am obviously going to be making lots more too! Class starts on 3 November so I hope that I will see lots of you there. It is often a challenge to keep up with homework around the day job but I do love to see the inspiration from class and what other students do with it!
Given that I have been so enthusiastic with my Christmas card making this year I plan to send some of my cards over to support this year's Caring Hearts Card Drive organised by Jennifer Maguire and Vera Yates - such a great idea. I'm not aware of anything similar in the UK but if there is - let me know!
First up I have made this fun Christmas card with some of my new Hero Arts stamps:
I really love these bottle brush trees from the Hero Arts Friends and Family set. Here I stamped them in teal and pink for a bit of a non traditional colour combo. I masked off a section at the bottom and used Hero Arts Tiny Ink Dots in the background to look a bit like snow. Washi tape down the side and a sentiment from the Friends and Family set to finish.
I will join up (for a 5th time!) at the current Holiday card challenge over at Hero Arts in the Anything Goes category and also enter (for a 3rd time) at A2Z Scrapbooking's October challenge to use two or more 'hard' HA products on your project.
Next up is a card for the latest challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Group - watercolour:
I watercoloured some Tim Holtz watercolour card with Festive Berries and Fired Brick Distress Inks. I cut out a panel with a Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle and inked through my new Simon Says Stamp large dot stencil leaving the dots deliberately part coloured to give some variation. I die cut the new SSS seasons greetings die and stacked it up for a bit of dimension with some WoS on top. The snowflakes in the background are from Hero Arts.
The effect isn't as watercolour-y as I wanted but I love that stencil!
If you like Simon Says Stamp products it is definitely worth checking out the Flickr group challenge - there is a fab prize and it is lots of fun :)
Thanks for bearing with my ramblings and for stopping by!