Thursday, January 29, 2015

OCC Clean and Simple Techniques & Happy Mail

I am having lots of fun watching all the amazing and inspiring videos over at Online Card Classes Clean & Simple 4 - Techniques Made Simple! I am so glad I signed up for this class. I really had a hard time with the Clean & Simple One Layer Cards class - I loved the cards they created, but I just don't like to keep my cards to one layer! However, I am loving this Clean & Simple class! I love techniques and, like everyone else, am short on time so this is giving me lots of ideas to create beautiful cards simply.

For this card I created from Day 1 inspiration - Heat Embossing - I used a Dylusions background stamp, inked with Versamark Ink. I then layered on pink, purple and silver embossing powder, one at a time and heat set. I found this lovely 'love' diecut in my stash, cut from a Cricut cartridge and glued it to the area I had masked off. A little black ribbon added some detail and then I rounded two corners. I thought this could work perfectly for a nontraditional Valentine's Day card!

I also was very excited today to get some happy mail!! Recently I participated in a diecut swap and received this amazing package- 
Holy smokes! I am going to have a field day with these!

I also got a wonderful prize package today from Scrapping Everyday Miracles!
I am so excited to try these feathers and some mist!

And, I got my order from Peachy Cheap!
The papers in the 6x8 paper pack is beautiful!

Woo hoo! Fun day!

Linked to: 
DL Art - Thankful Thursday #149 - Valentines
613 Avenue Create - #108 AG w/ optional create your own challenge;
-#1-stamped image, #2-Diecut, #3-Wet embossing, #4-Flowers, #5-ribbon


  1. WOW your embossing is amazing I love the blinging embossing powder you used.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #149 Valentine challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

  2. Hi Karla! I love your take on the OCC! The embossing is fabulous! Happy to see that you have new goodies to play with. Congrats! Happy crafting! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

  3. What a beautiful card and I LOVE your goodies.Happy mail makes a happy girl!!!

  4. Lovely creation! Thanks for dropping by our house here at 613 Avenue Create. We always enjoy your visits!
    Chana, Owner

  5. Great embossing. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. PennyRae DT