Saturday, October 18, 2008

Trying to Catch Up

I have to confess I sort of forgot about blogging this week. I feel like I am trying to catch up with everything and not getting much accomplished. Currently, I am trying to prepare for my Holiday 10 in 10 class next week. I assume it will all get done. :)

For today's cards, I am posting 2 of the 10 cards for next week's class. I love to do the 10 in 10 classes, but there is so much planning involved. I want quick cards that all look different from each other (and previous years) and use various mediums and tools. Then I have to plan how to organize the classroom so that cards that use the same materials are next to each other. Finally, I have to prep materials for 10 cards per student and check to make sure items I use haven't been discontinued. Yikes!

The snow scene above was really easy to make. It is a brayered background with trees (Stamp A Mania) stamped in Brilliance Moonlight White. I added some white reinker under the trees to look more like a winter ground and a saying by Inkadinkado to finish the card.

The second card had to be changed because I originally used a stamp that was discontinued (should have checked that first). The background Christmas words are by Inkadinkado and the holly is by Kodomo. I stamped the holly with green VersaFine ink and colored them with Prismacolor pencils. If you wanted, you could make the card even faster if you used patterned paper instead of a stamped background and stamped holly.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!


Anonymous said...

Sorry I won't be in Reston for your Holiday 10 in 10. Last year's class was fun! And if the cards you posted are any indication... this year's will be fabulous! Q

Chrisi said...

GORGEOUS! Can't wait for the class to learn more great holiday card ideas.

Jennifer said...

Love the trees. Glad I'm taking the class.

Susan said...

Love your samples! It is so hard to prep for a class like that - you are a good woman! Have fun in class! If I were closer, I would come.

Anne said...

Have fun teaching the class! I love the blue "Seasons Greetings" card. It's gorgeous! :-)