Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Clean and Simple Cardmaking 2 - Day 1

Another Online Card Class begins - hooray!  I've had a busy day with babysitting nieces and trying to get envelopes to match some wedding invitations I am making (found an exact match! Yay! and they were on the discount shelf, so got the last 100 for 50% off! Hooray!!), so I've only had time to make one card today (and assist with making 2 cards with eldest 2 nieces). 

I decided to go with the sketch of Amber Kemp-Gerstel's card - I used the Memory Box Arboscello Tree die, but cut all the leaves off. Added a glittery heart and a Hero Arts sentiment (which originally read "I have you in my heart" but I cut it in half.)

Here are the cards my nieces made using sketches from today's class. Lauren (who is 10) used Amber's sketch, same as I did - we made a reverse mask for the tree, stamped Impression Obsession Cover a Card "Vines" using three different distress inks, then sponged with the orange.  The trunk is a modified die from Stampin Up (extended the trunk and removed the leaves), and added a Hero Arts sentiment and birdie:

Caitlin (almost 8) used Kristina Werner's sketch as a starting point (in the bottom right hand corner), but decided to add some pink butterflies (from Hero Arts) and flowers. Caitlin particularly loves pink ;)

 I hope you are enjoying class as much as I am - If you haven't ever done one of these online classes, what are you waiting for!! You can find them all at www.onlinecardclasses.com ;)

6 comments:

  1. Way to get your neices involved Michelle. Nicely done.

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  2. Gorgeous "homework", Michelle! And Caitlin made a great job too, she's a fantastic stamper!

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  3. Michele, it looks like you and your nieces had a wonderful time crafting! I LOVE your CAS tree card----that sparkly heart is the perfect detail! And I'm very impressed with the cards your nieces made!!! Way to go, girls!!!

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  4. So much fun to craft with your nieces! Wish mine lived closer. Your tree card is AMAZING!!! CAS perfection!

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  5. FAB cards Michelle - LOVE your die cuts :)

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