Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Get Ready...

for me to share my homework with you. I am addicted to these Online Card Classes, and have signed up for the latest offering Clean & Simple 3 one layer cards. There is still time to register and play along. The best thing about these classes is the fact that you have lifetime access to the materials. You can download the videos and pdf sheets if you wish., or simply log back in and view everything online. I keep binders with my class projects attached to each class day's lessons printed.


I will likely have several posts every few days, with a single post for each card.  Our first lessons day 1 and day 2 cover faux effects.  My first card has many "layers" but, since they are inlaid to one another the card remains flat, but is full of interest. 

I don't really have word dies that lend themselves well to this method.  I really had to sit and think and picture how to accomplish what I wanted to create. I probably made it harder on myself than I needed to, but it was fun, and I succeeded in creating the card that was in my head.

Since I chose a darker card base, I had to line it in white for easier message writing inside and that liner piece was perfect to hold all the bits and pieces in place to make this a perfectly flat card. The Hearts and Large Label piece are from Spellbinders.  The Always die and sentiment are from Simon Says Stamp. The color spritzes are from Heidi Swap and Luminart. Embossing powder in white from Hero Arts, along with their white Unicorn pigment ink. Card size is 4x4 inches.

Thanks for stopping by, off to make dinner...then it is back to the craft table.


  1. What a fabulous take on the layered, inlayed die-cutting technique! Love the colors and dies you used - wonderful combination, Cat!

  2. Neat card, Cat! Congrats on the shout out at SSS, too! Enjoy the class--I still haven't finished listening to the videos in the stencil class, so didn't sign up for this one, but I'll enjoy seeing your homework!

  3. Beautiful!! Looove how you used the dies!!!

  4. I love how you combined your dies for this card, Cat! Such a lovely color combo, too! Looks like you're having a blast in the OCC!!!

  5. The inlay of the Always is genius! I should give that a try!


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