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!



  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

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

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

  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!!!

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

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

  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

  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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