Monday, March 17, 2014

Clean and Simple 3 - Part 2

Just a couple more cards with techniques featured in this terrific class.  But one really shouldn't assume that these cards don't take long to execute (I should have learned my lesson from earlier today) just because they are labelled "Clean and Simple".  Both fell under the heading of "Background into Foreground".

I picked out 2 colour palettes from my Pinterest folder. 

 I loved the idea behind Shari Carroll's Graffiti card, overlaying diecuts with stamping.  On reflection, I should have used white cardstock, which would have made the sentiments more striking and I don't think HA Wet Cement ink was the best choice for a beige like colour.  

What you need
Cardstock - PTI Soft Stone;  BB Navy, Mid pink
Stamps - Mama Elephant Party Kit;  various HA sentiment sets
Ink - SU Midnight Muse;  HA Wet Cement
Die - MFT
Sequins - Pretty Pink Posh (sand)
Gems - Kaisercraft

The second card is my first go at Laura Bassen's legendary plaid pattern.  She very simply blended her inks, fairly randomly using masking tape.  I decided to use MFT stripes stamps.  Whilst the stamping is not solid, which sort of looks a bit like Laura's. I do prefer the softness of blending.  I did cheat a bit and use SU markers to get a bit more variation in the lines.

What you need
Cardstock - PTI white
Stamps - MFT Plaid Background Builder, Sending Thanks
Ink - SU Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Pear Pizzazz, Gumball Green;  Versafine Onyx Black
Markers - SU Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose


  1. Both are great! I really, really LOVE that first card. I think the wet cement looks fine. And while white may have been more striking, I think the soft stone works so well with the colour palette you chose. Absolutely beautiful!

  2. Your graffiti card is so wonderful! Love the colors and you used really nice stamps & die!

  3. Both are great, and truthfully, I like your graffiti card better than either of the examples in class! I think I'll take my inspiration from you for this technique!


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