Monday, November 5, 2012

Holiday Card Workshop Days 4 & 5

Day 4 was all about cards featuring Outline Stamps.  There were some great colouring  techniques demonstrated including colouring with Distress Inks and Copic markers.  I decided to colour my black-embossed ornaments with distress inks.  I just simply "smooched" my inkpads onto an acrylic block and then picked up the colour with my waterbrush. 

Day 5 of class was about cards using Stamp+Die Combos.  I used an ornament stamp+die set from Stampin' Up and kept this card very clean and simple.  Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler are classic Christmas colours and I combined them with Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake since I already had those out from the previous card.
I am quite addicted to stamp+die combo sets - it just makes my cards so much neater and more polished looking.  I prefer to stamp first and cut second- it's easy to position the die around the stamped image and hold it in place with some washi tape.