Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Clean & Simple Card Class - Day 3 & 5

I'm back today with a couple more cards from Clean & Simple card class.  Today's cards are from lessons on day 3 and 5.  Yes I skipped day 4, but no worries I will go back and make something for that day soon.



Day 3:  So unfortunately I don't have any pretty die cuts like Jennifer used, so I decided to go with circles because I have a variety of different circle punches.  I stacked my circles with different colors underneath.  I think this gives is a nice fun feel that goes well with the idea of a bunch of dots sprinkled on the card. My card base got a little wonky after gluing everything down, I wish I had used ticker purple cardstock. In the end it isn't my favorite card I have made from class so far, but it is different that's for sure.


Day 5:  The idea of color blocking with distress inks and water was a fabulous lesson.  I tried a simple design to start with but I have a couple other ideas/colors I want to try so I'll probably be revisiting this technique soon. For this card I heat embossed one of the delicate blossoms stamps in white embossing powder on watercolor paper.  I then did the color blocking technique using 4 distress colors to create a warm color gradient.  I trimmed my watercolor paper down and distressed the edges before adhering it to a simple card base.


Thanks for stopping in today!

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8 comments:

  1. These are both so nice...and I love any ideas that help get a pretty card put together quickly (we've all gotten a last minute request) TFS

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  2. I really like the purple one (even if you don't.) They both turned out great.

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  3. Very pretty cards! I love how you put the different colors underneath the circles - it makes it so fun!

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  4. Wow Chari, I think BOTH cards are very very cool!!!! I love the pops of color with the purple - and the circles are SO fun!! And the water color card - WOW!!!

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  5. Love the different colours under the circles - what a great touch! And your colour blocking is gorgeous!

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  6. Brilliant effect with the tone on tone circles Chari, the bright colours underneath is taking that class to the next level!
    Jenny x

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  7. Love these pretty cards and I'm amazed by the purple one, that is sooo cool! I love the idea, the color and the different colors under the circle :D

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  8. Just saw your purple card on Pinterest - that ROCKS! Love the layers under the top - I've done it before but not with this many elements!

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