Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Day 2 - Clean and Simple 4

Hi there!

I'm back again today with another card. I know, I know, don't faint! Lol! I rarely blog two days in a row but when you have time off from work AND there's an online card class going on, it's easier to find the time.

In today's lesson, the instructors shared some fun techniques for CAS cards using dies. I loved Kristina's card and wanted to give it a try.


What a fun way to get more out of your dies! I used the Stitched Slopes and Hills die set from Simon Says Stamp. The butterflies are from their Butterfly Drift die and the sentiment is the from WPlus9 stamp set called, Hand Lettered Thanks.

Here's a close-up of the shimmery butterflies.


I used Simon Says Stamp inks to do my shading. Surf Blue, Island Blue and Blue Violet.

The first two days of class have been wonderful! If you didn't get a chance to see my faux ceramic tile card from day 1, click here. And if you're interested in these classes, click here. They are so worth the price and I always learn something new and fun! These classes are even worth it if you just need to get your creative mojo going!


I'm also entering this card in the Inkspirational Challenge #74, Ombre. Thank you, Pia for the info!
 Thanks for stopping by! ♥

 

43 comments:

Virginia Lu said...

LOVE your take on Kristina's card! The colors and added butterflies are beautiful together! Well done, Barb!

Linda said...

We were on the same wave length, butterflies. I like the yours better with 3 instead of just one.

Dawn said...

Super cute. I love the butterflies and the technique!

Laura Norris said...

This is beautiful, Barb! The butterflies are great. I love the way the colors go together.

Betty Keefe said...

another brilliant card, Barb! maybe i'll sign up after seeing your creations!

Colleen said...

Stunning card!!

Camilla said...

Beautiful Card.

Susan Block said...

Beautiful card, I love the tones of blue. Great use of your butterfly die cuts to pull all the colors together!

Sue McRae said...

What a fun way to use the Stitched Slopes dies!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Love how you used the dies and those butterflies are beautiful Barb!

Yoonsun Hur said...

Wooooow!! Simply gorgeous!!

sherercrew said...

Lovely, striking card. :)

Susanne Vargas said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Love the shimmer on the butterflies and the sponging!

Nora N. said...

This is so pretty!! I love the colors you used!! I have yet to do this class challenge. My mojo is lost!! Really great take on the technique!!

Mike G. said...

Wonderful Card! Great take on Kristina's Card?

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb the curved die cut panels are amazing and the blues are heavenly!

Greta said...

Now you really make me want to take the class! I absolutely love the look of this card, Barb!

Sarah Gray said...

Love the way you die cut the panel - it makes the design flow! Beautiful shades of blue and butterflies too :)

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

Stunning take on Kristinas card in class. Love the butterflies!
You should deffinitely join the Inkspirational Challenges with your card. The theme is "Ombre": http://inkspirationalchallenges.blogspot.dk/2015/01/challenge-74-designers-choice-ombre.html

Dawn Turley said...

So pretty Barb. I still have to watch today's video but seeing this makes me what to stay up late to see it and have a play.

Leni said...

Found your card in the OCC galery! Beautiful and just perfect!

Cat Craig said...

Gorgeous, the best of the gallery for this technique for sure Barb!

Carole said...

Perfect! C x

~amy~ said...

I love this!

Katie said...

WOW, that is so cool! So soft and beautiful

Nat said...

wow, love how you have created these slopes. super beautiful design!!! your are a very creative gal! :)

Lin said...

What a pretty design, and you know how much I love my blues! Looks like another great class!

I Card Everyone said...

LOve it!!!
=] Michele

Pam W Merwin said...

Love it Barb! Glad you have some time off and time to make some wonderful cards :-)

Deepti said...

Gorgeous design! Love the soft blues

Tatiana T said...

Wonderful card! Love the color choice, gradient look and how the butterflies match the backgroud! TFS

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Just gorgeous Barb! Tremendous blending technique! Hazel x

Karen L K said...

Wow such a pretty card! I wish I was in the class but I have classes to catch up on first. ENJOY!

Martha said...

OH, Barb, what a GREAT student you are, always completing your homework in a timely manner. (These are the type of students, in my math classes, that are always successful.) :)

Your card is simply beautiful! I love how you used the border die. ♥

Kara Lynne said...

So gorgeous! So many techniques going on: masking, blending, clever cutting... I love that the butterflies match the colors in the blended area.

Barb Ghig said...

Really gorgeous card, Barb! I love your choice of dies and the ombre effect you created on your borders and butterflies! As always, you get an A+ with this beauty!

Nina-Marie Trapani said...

Very pretty Barb! Love the shimmering butterflies!!
Nina-Marie :)

ArtGekko said...

This is sooooo pretty and fun! Really, really well-done. :)

Marie said...

You nailed it again!! Great job!!

Nonni said...

BEAUTIFUL. Great take on Kristina's card (I'm taking the class too) and your colors and butterflies are simply stunning. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

Fifi said...

A lot of people seem to have been inspired by Kristina's card, I'm here from the OCC too and I love your card :)

Nancy Carroll said...

Thanks for sharing what you are learning with us!

Carol McCready said...

Beautiful card. Love that butterfly die from Simons.