For my November Stamp A Stack class I featured our Watercolor Wishes Card Kit. I used a different sentiment stamp from the kit on each of this months cards. I also featured stamp sets mostly from the Holiday catalog and showed how you could use them to make cards for different occasions.
I created this first card with Aria in mind. Aria is my friends daughter and she is a ballerina. Every year we go and watch her perform in the Nutcracker. I love that this set has a Nutcracker image in it so I could use that image to make a card for Aria to give her after her performance. However, since it has a ballerina image, it gives me the opportunity to create a card for her that I could use anytime throughout the year.
For my customers who missed my Holiday card class I provided the option to convert the ballerina card into a snowman card. Who knew a snowman would be so pretty in pink!
This card was fairly quick and simple. I love how the stamp set, Your Presents, comes with stamps that you can use to do the "kissing technique" to create patterned stamped images. Or in this case you can use the striped stamp to make patterns to punch out. For the green plaid stars on this card I just stamped the striped image on a scrap of green card stock and then I inked up the stamp and stamped it again in a different direction over top of the first striped image which created a plaid pattern. Then I just punched it out with our star punch. Quick, simple and fun!
It made me so happy when Goldie who had gotten to class late and missed my demonstration got to the table and said out loud, "I LOVE THIS CARD!!!" I went over to her and asked her why she was so excited and she said she loved the colors and the simplicity of it. Since Goldie is a die hard Green Bay Packers fan I'm sure it had nothing to do with the colors being similar to the SeaHawks colors, my favorite team! We laughed after taking this photo because I have my SeaHawks 12th man flag hanging behind her and it was totally unintentional. I told her she better not show this picture to her fiancé or he may not let her come back to my house since it looks like I've turned her into a SeaHawks fan.
This was the only card that didn't feature a set from the Holiday catalog but featured our oldest catalog set, Lovely as a Tree. I used a pencil eraser to color the trees with three different stamp pads, old olive, daffodil delight and pumpkin pie. I love seeing trees like this, something we don't get to do in Hawaii, so creating a card like this reminds me of the beautiful trees many of my family and friends get to enjoy in the mainland during the Fall season.
This final card was inspired by my friend Kim Williams. On her blog Stampinwithkjoyink she recently had a series of penguin inspired cards. She sent me one in the mail that used these three different glimmer papers, red, black and dazzling diamonds! It is so beautiful in person cause it shimmers and shines. This card would work for a birthday card or even a fun New Years card.
My stack classes are over for 2015 but there is still tons more to share with you coming soon.
Hope you have a happy and blessed day!