Thursday, January 31, 2013

Getting Inky With CAS Cards!

Hi Everyone!

I'm going to try and write a quick post because it's very late and I need to get to bed. I've got two cards to share from the CAS Card Making class, day #3. (Suddenly I'm remembering when I was back in High School and College - staying up late to do homework!) 

Today we were taught that it's okay to use fun, inking techniques on clean and simple cards. I like that idea because I have a difficult time leaving lots of white space, not to mention the fact that I LOVE to get inky!

My first card was created by using the offset stamping technique, shared by Kristina. So simple but it can have a wonderful effect when using bright, happy colors!


 My second card was a ton of fun! Jennifer shared the gradient stamping technique. I've never tried it the way she showed us in class until now! :)



 Jennifer added a die-cut bow to her card, but I don't have that die. Thankfully she also showed us a way to make our own. It's not perfect but it sure was a neat idea to try! :)

Thanks for stopping by - I'm off to catch some zzzzzzzz's.  

32 comments:

Tina said...

Both cards are so beautiful, Barb. Love the happy colors of the flowers and you inked the bg so beautifuly. And the bow...it is perfect!

Mariëtte said...

Thanks Barb you inspired me to try something out. I received some Hero Arts shadow ink to try out. And the offsite stamping technique is perfect for showing the quality of this ink!
And I know what you mean that it's scary to leave white spots. But your results are beautiful!

Dawn Turley said...

LOL - I'm trying to keep up with my homework but definitely need to hit the sack for an early morning start tomorrow. Love your cards today. Each quite different colours but very effective

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful gradient stamping, Barb! The handmade bow is perfect!

Michelle said...

Barb, I cannot believe you made that bow by hand! Amazing! I didn't even try! Love your gradient and shadow stamping cards!

Lynn said...

Jaw dropping...wow oh wow! I love them both and the second one knocks my socks off. Fabulous gradient stamping.

judkajudi said...

I thought about ordering that die, but decided it is a lot less expensive to make my own bows!! You did great with this technique!

Kelly Booth said...

Both Cards are sooooo Pretty Barb!! Just Loving the CAS2 Class!! xoxoxo

Lin said...

Bright and happy cards, perfect for this grey time of year - well done, Barb!

Laura B. said...

Beautiful stamping!

Maureen Morton said...

Go to the head of the class, Barb. These are amazing. I may have to join in the class after all.

fun stamping said...

Love both of your cards, Barb! Isn't that class fun!

Brenda said...

These are fabulous Barb! I also went for the shadow/offset stamping but I love what you did with the different colors! Awesome gradient stamping too! I tried but obviously I did not use the right inks! This is such a fab class, I am loving it!

Barb Ghig said...

I love both of your cards, Barb! Great color choices, especially during this dreary winter we're having, and honestly, I thought you used the die for the bow...it's perfect!

Cat Craig said...

Great free hand bow...love your gradient card, it really is esmerizing. Those sweet flowers made me smile.

Karen B. said...

Your samples today are amazing! I love seeing the color!

Donna Bowman said...

Beautiful cards Barb!! I love the colors of the first one and that bow you made on the second one!

Pam W Merwin said...

These are gorgeous, Barb! You did really well on your "homework" :) I am way behind! Thanks for all the inspiration :)

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful bright and happy cards! Love the layered flowers! Too funny that you had to stay up late for your crafty homework!

Dixie Cochran said...

Beautiful cards! Your gradient stamping is awesome!

paula laird said...

These are all gorgeous cards Barb. I love seeing your take on all these gorgeous cards.

sheila said...

These cards turned out so fabulous Barb! I love the colors and the pop and fun of both of these cards! and the sentiments are perfect too...just great cards. It seems like a really fun class.

Rosemary said...

Another fun set of cards, Barb. Looks like you are having a fabulous time with your class!

Greta said...

2 really fun cards, Barb! Your paper bow looks perfect to me--that's amazing without a die!

Robin K. said...

Love the gradient color scheme and fab bow! I really thought you had that Lil' inker die! The offset stamping is really pretty too!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Oh, I love the offset stamping and the gradient technique is so cool! Great cards, Barb! Sounds like you are enjoying the class!

Helen F. said...

Two fabulous cards, Barb! I love the gradient colors and the offset stamping techniques :) TFS

Martha said...

Hi, Barb!

First of all, I love your pretty blog header - sweet flowers!

Your cards are so LOVELY! The class sure sounds like LOTS of FUN! (Teachers sure like it when students complete their homework! Ha!) Beautifully done!

So sorry I haven't been around much, lately! My computer has been acting up. I never know when it will be working.

HUGS! ♥

alexandra s.m. said...

Wow! again Barb! These cards of yours are so beautiful so well done!
I really dig them!!

Have a great Sunday!

Trinh said...

Your cards make me happy, Barb! I love the bright colors, especially the gradient one.

donna mikasa said...

I LOVE how your offset stamping came out--the best I've seen that doesn't make my eyes go wonky! Such pretty colors, too! And your bow is gorgeous--you really don't need any dies! The glittery sentiment is so pretty!

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb your cards are fantastic, I love the vibrant colours.