Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Forget Me Not and a Giveaway Alert!

Valentine's Day is JUST around the corner -- LITERALLY and if you haven't made a card for your sweetie follow along with my little video tutorial to see how you can put one together pretty quickly! 

For this card I used a stamped image I create in my In + Out Watercolor for Stampers class as a sample -- along with some other goodies. Look how pretty it looks!
 

Most of the papers were pulled out of my scrap drawer -- and it felt great to use up some older things -- which I am on a total roll now and it feels great to use up those pretty things I loved so much when I bought them. 




The hearts are made from clay, stamps(YES -- lots of stamps I'm using them like crazy), paint, glimmer mist and a lot of love ;-)
******************************************

GIVEAWAY Alert!!!

One lucky winner will receive a free seat to my online class Artful Cards  which begins Friday, March 1st





******************************************

What do you need to do to win? Post a comment and tell us your favorite "artful" technique is to use on your cards. Entries will be accepted until midnight on Thursday, February 21st and a winner will be chosen on February 22nd.

If you have already enrolled in class? THANK you so much -- but guess what....you can still play along. We will simply refund the tuition if the winner is already enrolled in the class. 

Good LUCK!! 
Catherine

74 comments:

  1. My favorite artful technique is using distress inks and making a blotchy background that shimmers with perfect pearl. That would be enough for me since it is so beautiful but then I have to stamp and add "stuff" to make it an official card. Oh well. Love your idea to use all your stamps and it is certainly a challenging challenge! Thanks for sharing with your readers!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh, your hubby will love it. Love those heart pins ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I'm a fussy cutter so almost every card I make has one or more things cut out and pop-dotted above the rest.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I always love inking the edges of my cards, it makes it look like it's framed, in a way. I feel it adds such a nice and simple touch. I probably do it way too much! LOL! Thanks for the chance to win a spot. Would love to take your class!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love to stamp and use die cuts on my cards. I want to use more mixed media so this sounds like a great class to mix all these techniques!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love to use sponges and at least 8 colours of ink to blend and create a background. ! I really like getting dirty (oops! I mean inky)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Like you, I like to use stitching, mostly by hand. I have a huge collection of buttons and threads so it's a good way to use them.

    ReplyDelete
  8. LOL! I can't pin it down to one particular thing. I'm an experimenter. In fact today I just decided to see if I could stamp gesso on photo paper to use on a card. I do have a cutting machine that the software for it allows me to print and then cut out images and I do that a lot. I would love to take your class as I'm trying to branch out when I make cards and try new things. Thank you for the chance to win a spot!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thank you so much for the video! Once again, I am inspired. Will definitely be making hubby a card today! Love the use of the pearls!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi,

      You are the winner of the free seat giveaway for Artful Cards. Please contact us at support.mcc@gmail.com so we can get you enrolled in this wonderful class.

      Thanks!

      Delete
  10. There are so many fun artful techniques. I love working with paint, distress inks, stamping of any type, working with different types of textures such as felt and fabric. There is no end to the crafty fun.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I like to stamp and heat-emboss as a resist against any colouring technique I then use. Helps me to stay in the lines, unless I deliberately choose to ignore them!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love embossing the background layers of my cards. Really helps to give texture and dimension.

    Shine on!
    Kelley

    ReplyDelete
  13. I am working on my hubby's card today. Hope it turns out as beautiful as yours.

    ReplyDelete
  14. So many to chose from, love creating period texture is sure my most popular thank you for a chance at this drawing. A great place for the mind.

    ReplyDelete
  15. My favourite method is using stamps with clear Versamark embossing ink & powder and Tim Holtz Distressing Stains on cards.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I like using distress inks, then spritzing the card with water. I also like using distress stains on rubber stamps, for a watercolor look.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I like heat embossing----I'm still pretty new at cardmaking, and am enjoying adding texture to my cards. I think I have to 'branch' out more, which would be great!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I don't know if I have favorite I am eclectic but I do like to use dies and would love to venture more into the mixed media arena! Thanks for the chance to play : )

    ReplyDelete
  19. I love dimension, and movement, on my cards. So butterflies are a joy as you can add several layers to their wings for height and sense of movement!
    Helen -- Firenze Cards

    ReplyDelete
  20. I love fussy cutting and stamping. I to have lots of old product that I am trying to use up along with my use every stamp this year. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with us.

    ReplyDelete
  21. My favorite is to ink edges and embossing (had to pick two !!). Thank you for a chance to win this class...looks amazing !

    ReplyDelete
  22. I am technique-less.... that is why I already enrolled in the artful cards class! FREE would be better! :)

    ReplyDelete
  23. I love paper piecing using stamps and my scraps of paper. SO much fun!

    ReplyDelete
  24. I love using all kinds of inky backgrounds on my cards, layering and stampin over them. I have not done many cards yet this year and need to replenish my stash. Would love some new inspiration by winning a seat in this class.

    ReplyDelete
  25. I love die cutting and embossing. I'd love to win a spot in this class. thanks for the chance.

    ReplyDelete
  26. I love to use sprays, glitter glue, and bling! Let's make it shine! Roseann Hoyle

    ReplyDelete
  27. My favorite technique right now is coloring the stamp with distress markers, spritzing and stamping.

    ReplyDelete
  28. I like to use lots of layers and something fun for texture.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win a seat to one of your fab classes. My favorite technique seems to change daily - lol. Today it is using tissue paper with gel medium to make lumpy backgrounds and spraying with color sprays. This makes such original and unusual background to apply stamped or collaged images to.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Lately I've been using a lot of fabric on my cards, since I'm into fabric journals as well. I love making my cards unusual, but sure would love to learn some new techniques!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Well I just started to get into this stuff and I love it all!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  32. My favorite technique is probably emboss resist. It always looks fantastic.

    ReplyDelete
  33. I am a "cut-n-paste" girl. I do a lot of collage work, fussy cutting and paper piecing. I'd love to learn some new techniques.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Just about every card I make has some sort of stamping on it. I like distressing and using die cuts. Would love to win a spot in this class. Thanks for the chance!

    ReplyDelete
  35. A truly happy Val card. Love the papers - good you saved them in you scrap pile! I like to distress my cardstock and add ink to the edges to give them depth.

    Thanks for the chance to win a post in your class!!

    Carmen L

    ReplyDelete
  36. No matter what technique I use, for me a card MUST have ribbon or lace!!

    ReplyDelete
  37. I like to dry emboss part of the card - usually the background with some sort of pattern from an embossing texture folder or using my Score-Pal.

    ReplyDelete
  38. Stamping is definitely my favourite crafty activity! Love to heat emboss and love to stamp on patterned card and do paper piecing to make up an image. Would love to take your class xx

    ReplyDelete
  39. I love to use glitter on any of my cards.

    ReplyDelete
  40. I like several techniques but the thing that got me really into card making is heat embossing and I also like the dry embossing with folders and score boards and spraying glitter on parts of it.

    ReplyDelete
  41. First and foremost for me is embossing. Both heat embossing stamped images and dry embossing backgrounds with my Big Shot. Loving all your inspiration! Would love to learn some new techniques for cards.

    ReplyDelete
  42. My favorite techniques right now are layering and stamping. I can't seem to get enough of these techniques.

    ReplyDelete
  43. I always pop dot something on my card and ink the edges of my papers.

    ReplyDelete
  44. My favourite technique is to use Ranger Stains and Inks with watercolour paper, together with heat embossing. Lots of possibilities.

    ReplyDelete
  45. I love to use watercolors on my cards, as weel as stamps, distress inks and collages.

    ReplyDelete
  46. Using distress inks and emboss resist is one of my favorite techniques.

    ReplyDelete
  47. My favorite technique? I would say embossing and finding different ways of doing it.

    ReplyDelete
  48. Love to use resist and put ink over it.

    ReplyDelete
  49. I would love to win this class. I have been working hard on using my stamps but it is hard to find a proper use for them. My favourite technique? I would say it is working with distress inks right now. Just love the versatility of these inks.

    ReplyDelete
  50. I love to use stamps on my cards and to ink the edges of all the elements.

    ReplyDelete
  51. Your valentine card is really pretty. I like background techniques, so my favortive for the moment is....Polished Stone. thanks for the chance to win because I love to emboss......so hope it's my turn to win. LOL

    ReplyDelete
  52. I love to use stamps and distress ink.

    ReplyDelete
  53. i love heat embossing. i would use it more if i weren't soo messy with it

    ReplyDelete
  54. I love Bling. In my stamping circle of friends I am known as "the glitter queen." As always Catherine your ideas are great. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the opportunity to win a seat in your class.

    ReplyDelete
  55. I ink all edges and faux stitch with a white pen. I also really like to heat emboss with white embossing powder.

    ReplyDelete
  56. I'm in love with embossing powder ( don't tell my dh) and I use it on just about every card. I've just found the Frantage line and it is even more fun!

    ReplyDelete
  57. I love edging all elements with ink - it's simple, but it's my go-to technique in all cards that I make.

    ReplyDelete
  58. I love embossing, inking edges, stamping and experimenting with paints!

    ReplyDelete
  59. I love dry/wet embossing, distressing edges, brayering, and I use ribbon every card!

    ReplyDelete
  60. Wow - what a choice! I like embossing - both dry and wet, ribbons, die cuts and layers!

    ReplyDelete
  61. I like mixing patterned papers and layering

    ReplyDelete
  62. I like using inks in any way - stamping, distressing edges, direct to paper techniques....

    ReplyDelete
  63. Just got on a Mixed Media kick - so anything goes. Paper,paint,UTEE,tissue,love my PanPastels, stains....
    But an everyday card would be colored with Copics, distressed with ink and edge tool and a few coordinated mats. And bling.

    ReplyDelete
  64. I love using Coptic markers with my Spellbinder dies, and then making layered cards! Would really enjoy winning a seat in your class!

    ReplyDelete
  65. I embosses a lot. Thanks for the chance.
    Cindy F

    ReplyDelete
  66. I like to ink, and I try to do something handwritten or doodled on many cards--but en I like my and writing!

    ReplyDelete
  67. Heat embossed stamping, water coloring, cutting, and layering...then adding ribbons and pearls.... cardmaking at its best for me!

    ReplyDelete
  68. Fav technique? Monochromatic brights to lights or dark to light; school colors always make great choice cards for local area folks following or participating in school activities. Then there is water mark ink to carry the sentiment or logo graphic accenting 'said' occasion. Can you shout tournament time? Random act of kindness week?
    Keep Looking UP! mt23stamperatyahoodotcomthanks

    ReplyDelete
  69. I love to use stamps and layers. Also, incorporating texture into the creation makes it more visually interesting for me. I like when things make me want to touch them.

    ReplyDelete
  70. I have just started making cards and enjoy it very much. I would love to take this class to learn different techn. and about layering cards to make them look great. Thank you for a chance to win a sit in your class.

    ReplyDelete
  71. Dry embossing with an embossing folder adds dimension and texture and it's quick and easy.

    ReplyDelete
  72. I like to use my stamps to create backgrounds and then pop up elements for interest. I spend way too much time having fun experimenting with techniques and then forgetting to actually get my card done, but I love playing with colors and inks and embossing powders.

    ReplyDelete