Today is the first day of Online Card Class, Holiday Card Workshop 2014. I really liked Kristina Werner's clean and simple card. The lesson today was mostly focused on mass producing cards and I CASE'D Kristina's card best I could without having all of the same supplies she had.
This was the first one I attempted. I did the same basic card as Kristina but not the same stamp. I started with a dark blue card stock and used a darker blue and some light to vreate the night sky. It did go much faster than starting with white card. I heeded her advice about making sure that the Distress Ink was dry and used my heat tool, and even with doing that, it took a lot longer to dry than I imagined.
I was not thrilled with the two stamps above so I tried to find a different one and came up with the manger scene.
Believe it or not I used the same snow stencil to apply the embossing paste but one end leaves you in a blizzard and the other a snow flurry. I did the night sky at the same time as I did the first one so it was totally dry by the time I got to it. The good part about that is the white embossing powder doesn't stick to the card, making a mess. I used a die tcut out the little pink hearts and glossy enamel to make them shiny.
What can I say... I love these classes!!!