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Online Card Class Day 7- Bring on the Glitz

Today’s online class lesson is to add shimmer and shine.  When I saw Yana’s video, I knew I had the perfect papers to make a sample card.  It was truly a ten minute card………….so ok 10 minutes to make and 10 minutes to arm wrestle the little bow into an acceptable shape.



Supplies: Craft Smith Gold Foil 12 X 12 paper pad, Simon Says stamp die, DCWV Foil 6 X 6 paper pad,   unknown stubborn glittery string, MME card base and Scor tape.


Next up is an embossing paste example but they take longer as you have to allow the paste to dry.  Well you don’t HAVE to but your clothes and craft room desktop prefer that you do!



Supplies:  Viva Glitter Paste, Tim Holtz Holly Bough Stencil, Papertrey Ink Spruce and Sprigs Stamp and Die sets, Imagine Crafts Shimmer Spritz, Mowed Lawn and Barn Door Distress Ink refills, American Crafts ribbon, Simon Says Stamp woodgrain cardstock,  Neenah 110 lb Solar White cardstock, Simon Says Stamp card base, Scotch 3M foam tape, and Scor tape.


I made another card using the foil paper as in Yana’a example but with the “frosting” as done by Carissa.



Making a Silk Purse out of a Sow’s Ear!

My parents used to use this title phrase when I was growing up. For some reason, I thought of it when I went about changing some of my created backgrounds (Background Check Online Card Class) into cards.  Now my parents usually used the phrase in the negative sense, that is, if an item is useless to begin with, it will remain useless in spite of one’s efforts to gussy it up. Today I am using it in the positive sense, as I was able to make two pretty nice cards from backgrounds that had problems (extreme curling & ink smudge).  The third one seemed to co-operate from the get go and was always a “silk purse”  Here are three of my backgrounds turned into cards.IMG_9358 IMG_9357 IMG_9355


More Day 5 Adding Texture Online Card Class Background Check

Here are some more sample backgrounds created from today’s class videos.

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Online Card Class Day 5 -Background Check

Three more videos on how to add texture to make interesting backgrounds.  Yesterday, I think I went through a whole package of Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper and didn’t end up with more than four backgrounds that will find their way onto a real card.   The rest will be garbaged (computer doesn’t like it but I want to make garbage a verb, so I am…so there).  That is frustrating as it adds to my “per card” cost of my hobby which had been sitting somewhere around a modest $432.00 per card prior to this latest expense :-).  But I digress, today was better.  All were keepers, but of course, I put a nasty crease in my favourite one, trying to straighten it for the photo.  I may be able to salvage it when I turn it in to a card.

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