Monday, March 24, 2014

OCC CAS3 Day 7 Take 2

Day 7 of Online Card Classes Clean and Simple 3 had me so inpired I had to try a second technique!! This one involved tracing an image with a gold pen and then coloring it in. I love how this looks even with my drying out pen! (I had to run to my local Micheals the next day to get a new pen and I am anxious to try this again with a pen that is more cooperative!!)

The main image is a new Papertrey Ink set that I just got and I think the sentiment is Hero Arts?

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OCC CAS3 Day 7 - Coloring

Hello! I finally got a chance to try my hand at one of the techniques shown on day 7 of Online Card Classes Clean and Simple 3 class. This is a card I want to try my hand at doing again - I am not happy with the space between the die cut word and the die cut hearts. I tried to fill it with some gold foil hearts, but I still know the spacing is off. Sigh. But it was a very fun technique!

The Love die and sentiment are from Avery Elle, the Heart strip die is from Lil Inker, and the individual gold foil hearts were cut using the confetti die from Mama Elephant.

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Online Card Classes CAS3 Day 5

Well, Day 5 of Online Card Classes Clean and Simple 3 was all about bringing backgrounds into the foreground. I was particularly inspired by the lesson on iron off embossing and created 2 cards using the technique. I also had an excuse to grab my Twinkling H2O's out of the "garage sale" pile!! I'm glad I hadn't gotten rid of them yet!!

For the first card I used the My Favorite Things stamp set Peaceful Wildflowers. The sentiment is from PTI's Mini Blooms.  

My second card uses Stampin Up's Just Believe and PTI's Mini Blooms for the sentiment again. I made the first card using regular card stock so was able to make it a one layer card but I used watercolor paper for the second and it worked best as a panel.

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Online Card Class CAS 3 Day 3

I have another card that is inspired by the class I am taking at Online Card Classes - Clean and Simple 3. Day 3 was all about optical illusions and I was inspired by the lessons on masking and stamp layering to make this card. I actually used a technique in the middle of the card that was shown to us on day 5 - iron off embossing - but I made this card before watching that lesson (just, once again, I am slooow to post!) I will have another card using the day 5 technique to come. In fact I am super excited that I am going to spend my day off playing with ink and stamps and that is on my to do list!!

I used stamps from Lil' Inker - Shiny Happy Sentiments, and Lawn Fawn - Starry Backgrounds and distress inks (plus some clear embossing) to make this card!

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Online Card Classes CAS 3 Day 1

I am taking another card class through Online Card Classes - Clean and Simple 3 - and am loving it!! I am especially happy that they have given us more days between each lesson to get caught up, because I am obviously VERY slow to post anything I make!! I have actually made hundreds of cards since my last blog post, and just not gotten around to posting them.....

This is the card that I made after being inspired by the first days lessons. I know it is not really in the CAS style and I did work on that for my day 2 card, but I thought it would still be good to show what I was inspired to make. Everything is inlaid and completely flat except where the green strip meets the main panel. 

I used the Papertrey Ink stamp sets Mighty Oak and Hello Foxy, the Mighty Oak Coverplate, and a Birthday die. The inks are Linen Distress ink, Delicata Gold, and a mix of greens and brown from Fresh Ink, A Muse, and Memento Luxe. I think the green paper is some old Stampin Up - maybe Handsome Hunter?

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

A Subtle Hello

I have made another card using inspiration from the Online Card Class Summer Card Camp 2 class that I am taking. I used the color combo from week 3. I have been wanting to try this technique (I don't really know what it is called!) where your sentiment is die cut from your background and raised to subtly show. I also sort of used the second sketch from this week.

Stamps: None
Paper: SU Chocolate Chip, Pool Party, Creamy Caramel, Lavender Lace, PTI Plum Pudding
Ink: None
Misc: PTI Wonderful Words Hello Die, PTI Rainbow Stripes Die

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Card Class Week 3 Color Combo

Hello! This weeks color challenge at Online Card Classes Summer Card Camp 2 was a doozy. It was SO not in my comfort zone! I almost decided to skip it, but went ahead and gave it a shot. I have surprised myself by actually liking it! Who'd a thought!? I also used the 1st sketch for the week. I usually post a picture of the sketch or colors but I am not sure what the rules are about that since it is a class instead of a challenge....

I tried the flowers using only the purples and then using blue, light purple and darker pinkish purple and I couldn't decide which I liked better so I just made basically the same card with each of them!

The Details:
Stamps: PTI The Sweet Life and Think Big Favorites #4
Paper: PTI White, Dark Chocolate, SU Kraft
Ink: PTI Classic Kraft, SU Baja Breeze, Lavender Lace, Purely Pomegranate, Soft Suede, Versamark
Misc: SU Linen Thread, PTI The Sweet Life Dies, SU White Embossing Powder

The Details:
Stamps: PTI The Sweet Life, SSS Banner Sayings
Paper: PTI White, Dark Chocolate, SU Kraft
Ink: PTI Classic Kraft, SU Baja Breeze, Lavender Lace, Purely Pomegranate, Soft Suede, Versamark
Misc: SU Linen Thread, PTI The Sweet Life Dies, SU White Embossing Powder

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