Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Day 1, Clean and Simple 4

Hey everyone!

Are you taking the newest online card class, Clean and Simple 4? Today was the first lesson and it was all about heat embossing. Julie Ebersole is one of the instructors this time and she shared a really cool technique, teaching us how to create a faux tile. I couldn't wait to try it!

I used a Spellbinders Shapeabilities die from a set called, Foliage. I was really happy and surprised at how it turned out!


It's hard to see in the photo above how much the focal panel looks like a real, ceramic tile, so here's a close-up.


I'm looking forward to day 2 tomorrow and I'm excited because I happen to have this whole week off from work - yay! That means more time to play and do homework from class - yay again!

And just a reminder we've got challenge #11 up and running in the Simon Says Stamp Flickr group. It's a Love/Hearts/Valentine's theme. You can check out all the guidelines and details of the challenge right here. There are two, $25.00 gift cards to the SSS store up for grabs! Hope to see you there!

Thanks for the visit! ♥
 

41 comments:

Karen Wade said...

Very Pretty, the leaf was a good choice. I really like your card!

Sarah Gray said...

This is gorgeous, Barb! It does look like ceramic. I love seeing what everyone makes for homework. I am too busy with work to take the class at the moment but I know I will have given in and joined up by the end of the week :)

Dawn Turley said...

Gorgeous Barb. Great choice of the die you used. I have just finished checking out the videos but no time yet to play.

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! Beautiful colouring also.

~amy~ said...

absolutely gorgeous...wow!

Efrat said...

This is so beautiful. I am taking the class as well - have fun during the rest of it.

sherercrew said...

Very pretty. Did you use markers to color the leaves? You have great detail and the card is gorgeous!

Barb Ghig said...

You did an amazing job on this technique, Barb! The foliage was such a great choice and I love the soft color palette!

Cindy C. said...

The faux tile looks gorgeous Barb!! Great choice of stamp for this technique!!!

Betty Keefe said...

beautiful card Barb!

I Card Everyone said...

I'm not taking the class, Barb so thank you for sharing this bit of gorgeousness with us!
=] Michele

Lin said...

This is really lovely, Barb! I love the soft colors!

pcm said...

too cool!

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb I love your pretty card, I saw it last night on Instagram and --lov these soft colours. Not taking the class...yet!

Ruby N said...

gorgeous!!!!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

I love it! I'm also taking the class but haven't done any homework yet. TFS

ThePurplePlace said...

Great take on Julie's card --- It popped right out the Gallery to me!

Love the colors too...

Nicole Parmentier said...

Beautiful card Barb! With a high level of 'how on earth did she do that?!!' I think i need to check out that class!

maria f. said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Sounds like a great way to spend a week off! Enjoy.

Virginia Lu said...

Your tile turned out so GORGEOUS, Barb! I am busy watching the videos from the class and haven't made a thing yet! Happy to see that you are having fun! Way to beat the winter blue, isn't it?

Kara Lynne said...

That technique is so clever, your "tile" looks amazing! I love your spritzed background too.

LesLee said...

Beautiful... it's gorgeous!

Laura Norris said...

Great choice of die to use. This turned out wonderfully!

Marie said...

Great job on the faux tile!! I'm enjoying the class, too, but don't have the time to play with new techniques right now. This technique is a must try! Love your take on it!

Linda said...

It's beautiful Barb! TFS!

crashyourstash said...

This technique looks good with a botanical image. Nice job!

Sue McRae said...

Truly beautiful CAS design Barb.

Tami said...

Wow! Your card is amazing! I'm taking this class as well & I absolutely love your card!

Nora N. said...

Ummm WOW!! This looks amazing!! I love that you used a leaf for this!! I had a difficult time not cutting through the paper itself but did this challenge. I used a circle instead of a tile, though. I might go back and see what I can do...You have inspired me to try again!!

Marlene Bonetti said...

Your card is soo amazing!

Nat said...

I saw your design on flickr and fell in love. super cool creation! :)

Cindy Beach said...

Hi Barb,
I love your tile and the details you got on your leaf image are amazing! So beautiful.

Deepti said...

Love the tiles effect :)

Bobby said...

This was the perfect die to try the technique. It's Wednesday and I'm just finding time to see the videos. This one intrigued me and now that I've seen yours I'm even more inspired.

Tatiana T said...

Unbelievable...it looks exactly lime a real tile!!!

Martha said...

WOW, what a BEAUTY this is, Barb! Beautifully done! ♥

obee said...

Beautiful card! You did a fantastic job!

Marisa G said...

Love the image and all the shading you achieved! Great card...

Nancy Carroll said...

Wow, that does look like ceramic! Awesome inspiration.

Chark said...

wow! gorgeous!

Laura B. said...

this is SO cool! I have GOT to try this technique!!!