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Monday, November 16, 2015

Holiday Style - Clean and Simple

Hello fellow bloggers, today I am sharing not one but two cards I made for an online class called Holiday Style. I took a similar class last year and really wasn't that impressed, this year seems to be a bit better.

I am behind because they are on day 6 and I have just begun. I guess it doesn't help I am on my way to Disneyland so most of my efforts have been geared towards the trip.

So they gave us three different clean and simple cards but eh I can't say that I think they are completely clean and simple but I do like the idea of what they have shown us.

The first one uses stamp repetition as well as the suggestion of bending your stamps so that's what I did here. I feel like it's missing something not sure what but I am not very happy with the card.

I used a template for the snow and tried to use a white gel pen to add more snow on the tree but it wasn't showing up much, I then decided to use a stylus tool to dot the glitter embossing paste and once it was fairly dry I squashed it down to mimic the template look.

Stampscapes - Lg Tree Cluster
Papertrey Ink - Season's stamp, Ink
Aleenee's Glitter Snow Embossing Paste
Simon Says Stamp - Falling Snow Template

This next card was for the clean layers look but I didn't have the die that they used so I am just improvising and doing my own thing based on their use of watercolors and snowflakes. I did dbl cut the snowflakes and then popped up the second layer for a bit of dimension.

I added a bit of shimmer to the card using radiant pearls splattered as well as glitter confetti stars and cut Joy out of diamond plate paper.

Kuretake Gansai Tambi - Waterolors
Simon Says - Snowflake Dies
Papertrey Ink - Joy Die and stamp
Other - glitter confetti, radiant pearls


  1. Both cards turned out beautifully, Leslie, and love your watercolors on the second one!

  2. Both are lovely! Maybe a pop of color (red?) on that top card?