Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Holidays Card Workshop by Hero Arts @ Archiver's

Hero Arts Stamps:  Hanging Christmas Ornaments, Joy to All, Merry Christmas Trees, Sending Holiday Cheer, Starry Night; Ink:  Ranger Tinted Embossing Pad, VersaMagic Green Tea, VersaMagic Royal Blue; Embossing Powder:  Ranger Bridal, Ranger Gold Detail, Ranger Lettuce, Ranger Roman Gold, Ranger Snowflake Tinsel, Ranger Silver Detail; Copic Markers; Paper:  Bazzill Coconut Swirl, The Paper Company Shimmer Cardstock (Antique Gold, Arctic Gold, Arctic Snow, Bluebell, crimson, Kiwi); Stickles; Mark Richards dots and gems; Glossy Accents; AC Ribbon; QuicKutz dies; Corner Chomper (deco); Krylon gold and silver leafing pens

I took the Holidays Card Workshop (by Hero Arts) class at Archivers night before last.  These 4 cards were designed by Archiver's.  All I did was assemble, emboss, and color!  It took 2 hours to make these cards.  Most of the time was spent on the ornament card and the gingerbread house card...lots of coloring.
It was a great class!
A very cool thing I learned was embossing with two different embossing powders on one stamped image.  I never thought to do that before.  (Note the tree on the LH side of the tree card.)  I poured "lettuce" embossing powder in the middle of the tree...shook the powder off...then poured Roman Gold embossing powder on the top and bottom of the tree.  Very cool.  The other thing I learned was outlining two of the cards with the Krylon pens.  I probably won't use this trick at home.  Can't decide.  Yes, it looks elegant.  Plus it is very easy to do (and dries super fast).  But I'm a little concerned the look is too "hand-purchased stationary".  I like things to look home-made, of course!
I think my favorite is the ornament card.  I love white on white - plus I love the Glossy Accents!

1 comment:

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

great group of christmas cards i really love the ornament one!!