Wednesday, March 12, 2014

More Cards for Class - Day 3

Hello!

It sure is nice to have the same week off from work as an online card class! I have plenty of time to play with my homework and blog each day too - love that!


Today the lessons were all about optical illusions. Jennifer McGuire, Julie Ebersole and Laura Bassen each shared cards with videos and I loved them all! I've had time enough to play with a couple of Jennifer's masking techniques so far. I'm hoping to try Julie's and Laura's techniques soon too.

Both of my cards use a double masking technique. This first one gives a faux label look but it's all one layer.


I love the Dot Flower Pattern cling stamp from Hero Arts. I embossed it in white over my masks and colored with Distress Markers. The sentiment is from the Flower Friend set from SSS.

My second card uses the same technique but this time I just stamped around my masks using the Fresh Cut Florals set from WPlus9.


I created one more card using the same technique with a stencil and shading but it did NOT turn out the way I envisioned in my head, so I decided not to share it with ya.

There will be more examples of optical illusion cards in tomorrow's lesson, so I'm hoping to have a card or two to share again.

Thank you so much for continuing to stop by my blog - I'm so grateful for your visits and comments! ♥

26 comments:

Cindy C. said...

Both fabulous Barb!! TFS!

joy said...

Nicely done, Barb! Love the colors you have used.

Lin said...

So pretty, especially the flowers in the final card, Barb! A beautiful combination of colors!

Tracey McNeely said...

Both are gorgeous Barb! Love the stamps and colours you chose.

Jeanette M. said...

They are both beautiful! I really love the colours on the second one.

Cat Craig said...

Barb these are both so lovely. I am completely jealous of your circle one. I can't freely stamp a pattern with small stamps at all. It always looks bad.

Barb Ghig said...

2 beautiful one layer cards, Barb! I love that you used such pretty spring flowers and colors for both of them!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Both beautiful!

Jacquie Southas said...

Love your cards Barb!

Sarah Gray said...

These are wonderful, Barb! Love the embossed background on the first one and spring flowers on the second! The masking adds great interest to the designs :)

Brenda said...

Beautiful take on the techniques shown in class! What a smart girl you are to have the week of the class off!

Shona Chambers said...

Well done, both of your cards are fantastic! Love the different colours and techniques. They look so perfect I think you should be teaching in the next online class!!

Carol Perry said...

Both cards are so pretty. I think you should get a A+ for both.

Anni said...

Both cards are beautiful but the second one is a stunner!
Anni

Meg said...

Both cards are great!

wandaguess said...

Absolutely love your cards! The circle one is sooooo unique and cool. Love the heart - always! Thanks for sharing with us and hope you're having a great week off! XO

Nancy said...

These are both so beautiful, Barb! I LOVE the creative way you did the stenciling! Just so unique!

Pam said...

Beautiful cards! Love the colors.

brenda said...

Beautiful cards - the first one really caught my eye! Definitely going to try using my distress markers on such a detailed stamp, never thought of it and i love the color combo - now off to figure out which markers those are!

sherercrew said...

Lovely cards! Love the little dots detailing on the second card...nice extra little touch!

Lynn Mangan said...

You have the perfect week of Barb! Your masking is gorgeous...love all the inky goodness!

alexandra s.m. said...

Yes! You have totally rocked this technique!!
Thank You so much for sharing your beautiful cards with us!

Laura B. said...

Beautiful cards!! That second one has just gorgeous color! so glad you are enjoying the class!

Dawn Turley said...

delightful cards Barb. Love the double masking technique and you have done a great job with these.

Helen F. said...

Two exquisite cards, Barb! I love the design and colors on both.
You certainly have earned an A+ for this class technique ;-)

Greta said...

I've never mastered that technique, but wow--you really did, Barb! I love both of these!