Day 2 Homework

The Holiday Card Workshop 2022 Day 2 classes were all about Plaids. Kristina Werner demonstrated making plaid cards several different ways. For my plaid card, I used Taylored Expressions Gingham Rotating Stencil on a salmon cardstock and inked in red ink then turned and inked in black ink. A SimonSaysStamp Felicity Snowflake die is my center point and then couldn’t decide on a sentiment so just popped a little gem stone in the middle. The tiny kraft stars and trees were part of an unbranded die set.

Mindy Eggen’s portion of Day 2 instructed us to create our plaid using masks which she demonstrated using Gina K’s masking magic. I cut down some 1/4″ strips of masking magic and then spent the next 45 minutes trying to get the release paper off and mask my cardstock diagonally. Using GKD’s light and dark spruce ink, my plaid section was completed and cut down. The trees are from ArtC stamp & die set, however, I am not loving them. I think it may be the plaid tree that I’m not liking….Suggestions, welcome. Sentiment was from Verve stamps O Christmas Tree stamp set.

Another fun class today! Thanks for stopping in for a peek. I appreciate you and your time. Take care and be safe.

Go Phillies!!

10 thoughts on “Day 2 Homework

    1. Thanks, Diana, I wasn’t sure if it was the plaid tree or the kraft tree or the tree shape itself. LOL. I appreciate your suggestions.

    1. I was thinking of you as I was making my plaids Bonnie and Day 3 is right up your alley too. I must do my homework.

  1. Your plaids are great Gayle! On the bottom card, maybe the copper tree in the back and the one with the words at the front? It looks good as it is, but the copper against the plaid might be the contrast you would be happier with. I’m enjoying all the cards you’ve been making for the class!

  2. The plaids are great and I can see why you may not like the trees. My thoughts echoes Golda and I think you would like it better if the placement of the trees was different. Try moving one of the others to the back and see what you think. Another idea would be to highlight the edges of the plaid tree with a darker green. It might make it stand out better.

    1. Thanks, Johanna, I was able to take off the trees and the die cut circle. I’ll make a new attempt. I appreciate the advice.

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