Very Trendy Card – two ways! Video tutorial

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With the release of our A Very Trendy Holiday 2.0 online class, I was inspired to incorporate some of the paper crafting trends that we focusted on in the class.  I used two sketches that can be found in the PDF download (A bonus for subscribing by October 30!).

I have two cards for you here…the first one started with a circle punch.  I embossed the stars, sponged it, then added it to my card with dimensionals.  A simple greeting and I was done!

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I wanted to use the same exact supplies (other than the color of the embossing powder and houses) and try more techniques and fun.

View the video to see how I made this fun card.


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For the past 6 months or so, I have been completely enamoured with my Distress Inks – so many fun rubber stamping techniques you can do with them!  Gradient sponging, masking, emboss resist and water droplets are just some of them.

The Home & Hearth dies by Ellen Hutson are absolutely darling – I love playing with them.  Hope you are enjoying my projects with them!

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  • Victoria Cattanach October 24, 2014, 5:14 pm

    Love the cards, crisp and clean and very trendy. The trends used are Masking, Blending, Heat Embossing and water sprinkles. :+>

  • Gail Larsen October 24, 2014, 7:48 pm

    Lovely lovely gorgeous cards! I think the trend is flicking water on distress ink background.


  • kathy serrahn October 24, 2014, 8:10 pm

    Love both cards

  • Boryana Emery October 25, 2014, 5:12 am

    Dear Catherine, I really liked this card. It is very YOU in style – cute and homely. The color combo is classy. And, I think the big splotches of water on the distress inks look gorgeous! I never thought they’d look so unique and cosmic! I am going to try it. The little houses are absolutely adorable. Good job and thank you for the inspiration.

  • Colleen F October 25, 2014, 11:12 am

    Catherine, I think this is the “metallic” one…awesome, love both of your cards and I am going to try one right now for myself!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Cathie Smith October 29, 2014, 2:45 pm

    Really like the merry smoke out of the house idea. You always seem to think just outside the box for that perfect touch!

  • Sue Rolfe October 29, 2014, 4:02 pm

    I love your quick and easy videos. thanks for sharing.


  • Meg Connell October 29, 2014, 8:50 pm

    Ooooh, love those colours with silver! The trends you’re showing here are Metallics, Masking, Watercolouring and Using Die Cuts.
    I’m a StampNation newbie so am inspired to the max right now!
    It’s also a Christmas card we can use in Australia because generally the snowy ones don’t go down so well!

  • Anne October 29, 2014, 9:16 pm

    Catherine , I love the look of those cards .. And I think what you were going for was ,ambre’ ??? Yours in ink Anne

  • Felicita October 30, 2014, 12:26 am

    Catherine love the card.. your doing emboss resist and masking.

  • Fran Wilson October 30, 2014, 12:09 pm

    Masking, distress inks, mixed font sentiments. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Shirley October 30, 2014, 7:39 pm

    what great inspiration! even better I have those dies and colors, so I can try my own :) I think the style is watercolor trend with the distress background blended and then water flicked, I will try using the Wow glitter without using an embossing buddy too and see how it goes!!

  • Lagene November 8, 2014, 12:09 pm

    Super cards! Great tutorial, Thanks!

  • Carol Winburn November 8, 2014, 8:47 pm

    I’m thinking ombre is the trend.

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