Saturday, December 9, 2017

Winterhaven Village in Rainbow

Why yes, I do think that's a great idea.  LOL

I teased last week with these photos


Well are you ready to see what they turned into?

Ok, so this card didn't turn out anything like what I was picturing in my head.
Has that ever happened to you? PLEASE SAY YES!
I had this vision of a rainbow village just filling the card, in all these layers.
Yes...technically it's rainbow-ish. fills the card.
Yes...there's layering.
BUT it's not what I envisioned.
I added the vellum layer hoping that would make it better.
It didn't.
So why am I posting a card, I'm not crazy about?
I'm posting it because I want you all to know it's o.k. to not always 
get what you were expecting.
Sometimes it turns out better, sometimes not.
Will this card be mailed out? Probably not and that's o.k.
It was a learning experience and I've still got a ton of tiny rainbow village pieces to try again.

In the meantime, remember those backgrounds I made will inking sheets to create
the diecuts? 
Well one of them became the background for this rainbow village card.

I'm much happier with this one. LOL
It's very simple and similar to last weeks cards, but at the same time 
completely different in the feeling it evokes.

Which do you like better the rainbow version or the classic black silhouette?

Click the pic above to see last week's post.

Until next time, have a joyous week and
 may your village be filled with love and friendship.

I'd love to see what you're making.
Tag me on social media @scrapsbygracie

Happy Crafting

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Winterhaven SOA's a few more

You're not getting tired of holiday cards yet are you?

I hope not.

I've been playing with the Winterhaven SOA again.

This time with the Winterhaven Village Dies.

I cut the dies from black cardstock and used perfect peals mist
on white cardstock to create the snowbanks. 
I used both the top and bottom of the cut piece of cardstock for my snowy hills.

A little sponged Ranger Distress inks in the background with a little water splattering
 and a few Nuvo Drops complete the card.

That one was fairly simple.

Here's a peek at the cards I'm working on for next week's post.

And what do you get when you use ALL the CP Designs Party Collection Inks
direct to paper to create all those rainbow houses and you can't stand to waste even a drop of the ink????

You get 18 ink smooshed backgrounds just waiting to be turned into cards.

Until next week...Happy Crafting

Saturday, November 25, 2017

CP Designs Christmas Continued

I've been sharing this month the cards I've made
using the new Winterhaven SOA.

You can't get it now (it is sold out) but you can get
products from past SOA collections in the CP Designs Store.

You can get the Candy Cane Lane SOA products and the
Holiday Magic SOA products too for you holiday card making.

Here's a card I made recently with the Candy Cane Lane set for the
Online Card Classes Merry Making Class.

Day 1 homework part 2 #occmerrymaking 
I only have basic embossing powders, 
so metallic candy canes it is...also couldn't find any vellum (studio is a HUGE mess!)
#catherinepoolerdesigns  #brutusmonroeembossingpowder

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Click HERE  for a blog post of cards made with the Holdiay Magic SOA.

Both collections are awesome.

Now as promised last favorite cards made so far with the Winterhaven SOA.

These were also made as part of the #occmerrymaking class.
They feature distress oxide inks and distress paints as a resist.
I just love, love, love how they turned out.

I'm sure there will be more to come from this SOA as I've barely used the
plethora of goodies in the box.

Stay tuned.

Happy Crafting