January 30, 2012

Clean & Simple Days 5 & 6

I had this one ready to post last week, so here it is today.

Day 5 was hosted by the wonderful Jennifer McGuire who showed us how easy it is to do colour blocking with Tim Holtz Distress Inks on watercolour paper.  Now I didn't have watercolour paper so I tried my hand at it using cardstock--I would not recommend using cardstock!  Sometimes we need to share the good and the not so good.  Day 5 was not so good for me.  :(  I ended up cutting the blocks out from the cardstock and mounting them on to another card base.  Overall wasn't happening but if you don't try you will never know.  So I will share a tiny picture.  LOL

Day 6, hosted by Kristina Werner, was about creating simple embellishments for your CAS cards.  I  have had this Heart Winged Butterfly from hero Arts for a few years and thought it was the perfect time to dust it off and create a black embossed butterfly.  There are so many ways to create your own simple embellishments.

Cardstock: White, Summer Sunrise (PRI)
Stamps:  Heart Messages, Heart Winged Butterfly (Hero Arts), Think Big Favorites #2 (PTI)
Ink:  Canyon Clay (PTI), VersaMark (Tsukineko), Fired Brick, Spun Sugar (Ranger)
Dies:  Mat Stack 1 (PTI)
other:  orange pearls (Prima), black embossing powder

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Gayatri said...

Gorgeous cards, Tracey! My favourite card is the butterfly one. Big, bold and beautiful!

Lisa Elton said...

Both cards are cute Tracey! I SO KNOW what you mean about HAVING to use the water color paper...been there myself LOL!!!

Marybeth said...

Ok, I love the colors in the first card,and think it turned out just fine, I had to laugh that you used such a small picture. Something I would do. Might not be as grand as your other cards but still very pretty. :) Love the simplicity of the second card and the butterfly . Also love the large sentiment , I'm going to buy more of those.

Joyce said...

I am so glad to see you plugging away at this class. I finally finished my card sets for I don't remember what day, and just have to post them. Still have a couple more videos to watch. Anyway, I really like both of your cards. I think cutting those water color images worked great. And that butterfly window--gorgeous.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

ok i feel better--day 5 did not work for me at all. i just couldn't do it!

great job on the cards!

Anonymous said...

Lovely! That butterfly looks gorgeous! :) Lucky you did this class...missed it this time. Oh well.

~Tammy~ said...

Fantastic cards! I love those pop through window cards! They are just so neat I think and the recipient likes them too! Looks like you enjoyed the class.

Pauline said...

Beautiful! A simple but stunning design!

Ally said...

LOL about the tiny photo. ;-) That sounds like something I would do!! Way to brave and try the watercolor blocking - I didn't even bother (sigh).

Love your handmade embellishment card. ;-) Nice job!