Monday, January 9, 2012

Clean and Simple...

Hello everyone! I hope you all had nice weekends. With the Holidays behind us, I am anxious to get into my studio and play with my goodies! Since I have deemed this year, my year for growth, I will be trying my hand at some new styles of card making. I view many blogs and I see things I just love, so, I've decided to take the leap and see where I land.



For the next few weeks, I am participating in a Clean and Simple online card class. You can read more about that HERE. I am so excited about this class because the Clean and Simple style is one that I struggle with. I LIKE LAYERS!! I am looking forward to learning how to create beautiful cards the CAS way. Kristina Werner is one of the teachers for this class, and if you know her work, you know she is a Master at creating beautiful CAS cards. The card I am sharing today is based on one of the sketches she provided for us. Here is my take on it...



supplies~
stamp set: Heart Prints (Papertrey Ink)
card stock: Spring Rain, Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink)
patterned paper: Love Me Hearts (My Mind's Eye)
ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
ribbon: Michael's
heart punch: Stampin Up!

I can not tell you how difficult it was NOT to glitter that heart right there! Oh my goodness! There is not a sparkle nor a shimmer on this card...I think I may faint! LOL! But I do like the way it turned out and it was super simple to make. The hardest part was choosing the card stock and patterned paper! I finally told myself that I could make more at anytime, just make ONE for now to submit to class! I think I need to lay down for a bit...I stressed myself out!

Thank you for dropping by today! Have a great Monday!

Blessings~

10 comments:

Trina said...

Pure CAS goodness!!

Lisa Stenz said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it Barb!!! I am so excited that you are taking the class too! Can't wait to see more of your class projects! xoxo

Pam W Merwin said...

Beautiful paper and love that bow!!! Such a sweet sentiment too :)

Kim Burmeister said...

It may be simple, but it is AWESOME! I love simple cards.

Jennifer said...

Ohhh...this is gorgeous! You've nailed CAS and make it look so easy (when I struggle so hard with it). Wonderful card!

Cheers!
Jennifer

LizArt said...

Beautiful, is really sweet!

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card! It really is beautiful!

Sheila H said...

First, you are so funny describing your struggle not to glitter! Second, your card is absolutely beautiful. One would never think this style is difficult for you.

Jeanne said...

I'm really proud of you for working on an area that is hard for you. And may I say that you definitely have made it look easy. This card is wonderful!

I look forward to watching your growth over the coming year. I know it's going to be a good one and inspiring as well. Ü

Julie said...

Fabulous!