Thursday, January 29, 2015

Day 3 - Clean and Simple 4

Hey there!

I'm back with a few more cards today. I loved all three techniques from day 3 of the online card class, Clean and Simple 4. More importantly, I actually had time to try each one!

This first one was inspired by Julie Ebersole's technique. You stamp using Gesso and it works as a resist.


I used the Hero Arts, Classic Bloom wood stamp for my flowers and the sentiments are from Simon Says Stamp's, Friendship Messages.

My second card was inspired by Jennifer McGuire. She shared a really fun technique too! Who knew that clear, VersaMark ink could give results like this!?


The stencil I used is from Simon Says Stamp. It's called, Make a Scene. That adorable tree die is from their Woodland Tree set and I used another sentiment from their Friendship Messages set.

My last card uses a technique most of you have probably heard of and it's a favorite - velveteen stamping. It always gives gorgeous results!


Here's a close-up so you can see the white-on-white text showing through the stamped flowers.


I first stamped Hero Arts' Friend Definition in white pigment ink and let dry before stamping the flowers. Speaking of those sweet flowers, they're from a set called, Floral Bookmarking from Simon Says Stamp. I thought they'd look really pretty, stamped in Hero Arts' Cornflower Mid-Tone ink. The sentiment is from a set called, Flower Friend by SSS.

I had a lot of luck today playing with these techniques. Hoping it continues through the rest of the class!

Thanks for the visit! I'm off to check out day 4! ♥

23 comments:

Tatiana T said...

Adorable cards, Barb!

Betty Keefe said...

all three great cards, Barb - had forgotten about velveteen stamping - will have to give that a try again as it has such a pretty result!

Lin said...

I love that cornflower ink! And all of your cards turned out so pretty, Barb! Looks like a great class!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Three gorgeous results! I'd say you nailed all three techniques!!

Shannon McComb said...

Gorgeous card!!

Virginia Lu said...

You are earning A ++ in this class, Barb! Love your gorgeous and splendid examples! I have been having trouble with the Resist one!( guess that I am not smart enough--LOL)!

Nancy said...

OMG! They are all just stunning Barb!

Kara Lynne said...

So glad you're getting time to play with the class techniques! These are all fabulous. I love the "drama" of your first card!!

Cindy C. said...

Wow all so beautiful, but each has it's own personality!

Milla said...

Lovely cards!

Ruby N said...

you rock!!! these are awesome. I need to do my hw.... lol

Deepti said...

Beautiful creations !

Marlene Bonetti said...

Hi Barb!
Your cards are very beautiful! The first one is my fave, so wonderful!

conil said...

Loved them too. You clearly, are much better at homework than I am. Haven't worked on them yet. These are truly gorgeous.

Barb Ghig said...

All three of your cards are just beautiful, Barb! I always enjoy seeing what you create during OCC...you never disappoint :)

Nancy Carroll said...

Awesome, love that white on white technique and how stamping over it shows through!

Ryan Mangan said...

Three absolutely stunning cards Barb. I'm signed up for class, but haven't watched any of the videos yet...yikes!

Sandy S. said...

You've nailed all three of these techniques, Barb. I think the first is my favorite...so arty...but I'm also impressed at how well your Versamark worked on number 2. You obviously had the perfect ink combo.

I Card Everyone said...

This little newbie had never heard of velveteen stamping! Love it, and all of them... your first card? GORGEOUS!!!
=] Michele

Izolda said...

Such fun techniques! You made very beautiful and lovely cards!

Karina Beck said...

Wow, beautiful work!!

Heather B. said...

Love your cards. I like the added depth you got using the die cut in white against the white tones created with the vesamark ink. The colors on your classic blooms are gorgeous. Your Velveteen background stamp is just friendly and fun.

Martha said...

I love the techniques you've used on these beauties, Barb! Well done! ♥