Monday, March 10, 2014

Online Card Class - Day 1

Hi!

I'm back again with a couple of cards, but this time they're for the Clean and Simple One Layer Cards 3, online class.


I loved all three cards and videos today - such fun techniques! The lesson was Faux Effects and Shari Carrol's card, using ghost stamping, was really awesome! Here's my take:


I used the Balloons Die from Simon Says Stamp to create a shaped card. I cut a bunch of colorful strips of cardstock and adhered them to the card base. I then took three different sized star stamps from Simon Says Stamp's, Birthday Balloons clear set and stamped them first with VersaMark Ink, then again, a bit off-set, with Color Box Frost White ink. Love the effect! The inside of the card is stamped with a Happy Birthday sentiment from the same set.

My next card is a take on Debby Hughes' technique of layered die-cutting. Not sure if I really got them as layered as I could, but it was fun trying!


I used some pretty paper from Prima's Fairy Rhymes paper pad, cutting it with the Circle Card Border Die from Simon Says Stamp. Then I cut it again with the Heart Parade Die and once more with Memory Box's Perched Reed Bird. I added a few gems and a SSS sentiment.

I really enjoyed the first day of class and am so happy I have the week off from work to play with all the lessons! Yay! :)

Thanks for stopping by! I really appreciate it! ♥

 

28 comments:

Virginia Lu said...

Wow, how I love your cards, Barb! Both are fabulously inspired! Love the balloon shape card! The stamping is awesome! Your inlay diecut is gorgeous with this design!Well done, my friend!

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the shaped card & fabulous inlaid die cut - great take on the techniques!

Michelle said...

Fantastic cards, Barb! The inlaid die-cuts card is amazing! And I am partial to an awesome rainbow, so the first card just makes me smile! :-)

alexandra s.m. said...

I love them both Barb!
Love it when you experiment!
Thank You~

My Paper Epiphany said...

Amazing cards! Top of the class!!

Meg said...

Both cards are great! You created the faux letterpress to perfection - awesome.

Lynn Mangan said...

Wow! I love the delicate heart dies on your second card Barb...so intricate and beautiful and the first is awesome...love all the colors.

Kristie Goulet said...

Great cards, Barb!!
Love the stars on the balloon and the stunning mix of papers on the second.

natashakara said...

You are such a crafty gal. ;) I love your ballon card, I am hoping to try that technique today. Your inlay die cut is awesome!

Betty said...

especially love the sympathy card - lovely colors and design and wonderful work on the inlay

Sue McRae said...

Wow, you got a great jump start on the card class projects Barb! I'm loving your colourful balloon card!

Barb Ghig said...

Both cards are fabulous, Barb! I love that you chose stars for your balloon, and your inlaid die cuts are beautiful on your sympathy card...so intricate and elegant! You're such a great student ~ wink, wink!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Stunning Barb! The ghost stamping is awesome and I love your layering die cutting. I am already behind on my homework!

Martha said...

OH, Barb, I always enjoy seeing how you are inspired. I love these cards you've created.

Laura Norris said...

Great job on your homework for Day 1 Barb! Love your balloon card - so fun to make the balloon shape the card itself, and great ghost stamping with the stars.

Lin said...

You're off to a great start - love your 2nd card best today! Will be watching for more of the same!!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Both cards are awesome Barb! I'm taking the class too, but haven't done any homework yet. TFS

Jacqueline said...

L o v e your card with the birdie!

ThePurplePlace said...

These are both fantastic!! I am now in love with my new "Balloon" dies and love the fabulous inspiration from class!!

You did a great job with the ghost stamping too! I was a bit scared to try that, but did like my card i the end!! :)

See you again today!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Super cute cards! Love both of these Barb! Sounds like such a fun class!

Pam said...

Great cards! I love the balloon!

Cat Craig said...

Wonderful shadow stamping, and your inlaid dies are perfect.

Dana Joy said...

Fantastic cards Barb.

Greta said...

Looks like a great class! Love your cards, Barb!

judkajudi said...

You get an A+ for your homework, Barb. Looks like a great class!!

Sharon Underwood said...

Hi, Barb! Good to see you in class again! I love your cards!

Robin K. said...

Definite A+ for your homework Barb! Love the ghost stamping(such a fun card!) and how you layered the die cutting! Enjoy your time off:)

Carol Perry said...

I am starting late to class but just wanted to stop by and tell you how much I love your cards. Your ghost stamping on that beautiful balloon is fantastic. Love your other card with that beautiful pattern paper. Great job on your homework.