Saturday, February 2, 2013

CAS2...more homework

Hi everyone, I got a bit behind after my 2 am crafting session.  So today is catchup.  I have homework cards from Online Card Classes Clean & Simple Card Making 2.  Day 4, Day 5, and a bonus day!

Day 4's lesson was about "White Space"  or in other words unused, unblemished, free from any sort of tampering blank card face. We were given 3 examples, one on a neutral card base, then two on dark card bases.  I had fits with this one, and finally decided to kinda blend two of the lessons...the white ink on blue card, and a chalkboard type with a bit of red, and some embossing.  

I went with the blue card, and put a sentiment on it.  I added more flourishes than the stamp originally included - going so far as to snag squiglies from a wholly unrelated set.  It was stamped in Versamark, and white embossed.  I found an embossing folder with some curved lines to place along the bottom of the card, and as it is February...added a red heart gem.  Its not quite inline with the lessons...a bit of a mosh pit of them all...but and this is important...I LIKE IT.

 Day 5's lesson was a refresher quickie about using your stamps 3 ways, out of the ordinary placement, using bits of them but basically giving your stamps multitasking duties.  I previously took the Stretch Your Stamps class, and it was nice to get a refresher.  One of the example cards I LOVED LOVED LOVED had a wonderful new stamp from Hero Arts (which sadly I do not yet own) placed on its side. Such a cool and interesting look.  So I grabbed the longest stemmed flower stamp I had and tried it.  Something else new I did...colored it with sharpies on some wonderfully smooth Stampin Up whisper white cardstock. A black Happy Birthday sentiment and I am happy with the results.

Bonus day...using die cutting and CAS.  I just got this sweet little heart die from Memory Box, and the sentiment was in a Hero Arts decorate it set.  I love black white and red as color combos.  This too is a cute little card, 3.5 x 2.75 inches.  Love these little cards. 

Have a wonderful weekend, enjoy the Superbowl if you are so inclines and I'll be back next week.

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  1. Great cards, I am playing catchup. Love all of your creations, see you in class next week!

  2. You had a lot of catching up to do! Awesome cards! I love that blue and perfect embossing and the gorgeous flowers colored with Sharpies! It's gorgeous! The 3rd is so sweet!

  3. So darn cute! :) StephInOK

  4. They are all wonderful met the challenge well!

  5. You've been doing your homework! These are all very beautiful!
    Grade A++++++


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