Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Holiday Cards Workshop ~ Bonus Day 1

I'm participating in the On-line class, Holiday Cards Workshop, and thoroughly enjoying them.  Over the weekend, we got a couple of bonus days samples.  One was a delightful card from Debby Hughes that used embossed and distressed Christmas Ornaments.

I have a Cuttlebug die ornament so I thought I'd have a go at using it.  I made two cards

Jolly Christmas


For this first one, I stamped and clear embossed a HOTP snowflake and then used a resist technique with Dried Marigold distress ink.  Both the ornament and the PP were swiped with a Pearl paint dauber to soften and add some iridescence. I added a tiny stripe of kraft and the top and some edge punched at the bottom.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.  Finished with ribbon and a gem.

Christmas Tidings.


For the second one, I used Shaded Lilac distress ink on the ornament.  The panel was also distressed with the lilac ink and then spritzed with gold Perfect Pearls.    The punched panel was also spritzed with the Gold Perfect Pearls.  The PP is from My Mind's Eye.  I used a gold paint pen to edge the entire piece.  I added the Hero Arts sentiment and some bling, so entered into the Hero Art challenge this month.

I'm working on my Mygrafico samples this week... we have changed things up a bit and I'll be showing my samples once a fortnight now on the 2nd and 4th Mondays.   And as it's Stamp Group this Saturday I'll be having some fun making more cards.  Nearly all the Christmas cards done now!

Busy day tomorrow at work, so off for an early night.

A big thanks to all my followers for visiting and welcome to those of you who are new.  I hope that you enjoy your visits.

Dawn 
                           

18 comments:

MaxineD said...

Lovely cards Dawn. You have used the ornament die cut to great effect on both cards. Love the way you have placed the bling on the second card.
Blessings
Maxine

Ger said...

Completely gorgeous take on the Bonus Day card! Ger x.

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Doreen said...

Two gorgeous cards Dawn,love the die cut.xxx

paula said...

These are both so beautiful Dawn. Love them, sounds like you are really enjoying the classes.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Great design variations with the ornament Dawn! Your holiday card stash is growing by colorful leaps and bounds!

joy said...

Love your pretty ornament cards, Dawn! Especially the second one - the coloring is so soft and pretty.

Betty said...

both of these cards turned out so beautifully - great design.

Lin said...

Looks like I missed out on a GREAT class, Dawn - love these cards with the lacy borders and beautiful elements!

Maureen Morton said...

Aren't these just wonderful? I love how you completed your "lesson" with these beauties! That lace is the perfect addition to the lovely colors and I am crazy about that music sheet background. Nice job - you my go to the head of the class! I'll see you at recess.

Isha Gupta said...

Gorgeous card Dawn. Love these muted soft colors.

Jay Gee said...

Your embossed ornaments are lovley Dawn - yay for bonus projects :)

Brenda said...

These are very pretty Dawn! I love the soft colours!

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Clare said...

Both cards are stunners, but I particularly like that second one!! The layers and stamping are just so pretty! Love the little gems!

Greta said...

Love your ornament cards, Dawn!

Deirdre said...

Beautiful Dawn.

Suzanne C said...

SO elegant and beautiful!