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.


  1. Both cards are fantastic, Louise! Love the touch of black in the second one, makes it so elegant, I think!