Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Clean and Simple Card Making Sketches

I am a student in Jennifer McGuire's video class Clean and Simple Card Making and decided to try my hand at a couple of the sketches she provides at the start of the class for inspiration.  Classes with different card making techniques, offered throughout the year, has been something I have longed for and become an avid student of since finding out about them last year.  I feel I can benefit and grow from learning and gleaning from experienced and gifted card makers...I can't recommend them highly enough...they are WONDERFUL!!  This one, especially, has been KEY for me...as I LOVE clean and simple!!!  Being a student in an area I have a passion for, well, I could and may be a student for life...after all....WHO cannot benefit from learning:)??!!!  Oh how I go on...on to the cards...
 I used a flower punch from EK Success and a sentiment from Hero Arts.  Punched and put colored papers behind the flowers then dotted with black stick on dots.  The card is 4 1/4" square, so I thought the flowers and sentiment were fitting!!   A super simple take on the simple sketch.
The next one is also from one of the sketches:

 Used a technique that Kristina Werner showed of making a flower out of 1" circles.  I don't have a lot of 2-sided design paper, but picked this pack that I got from Close to My Heart, for the flower AND for the card!!  The sentiment is Hero Arts, the print below the twine is W Plus 9 Design, the inside sentiment is from Crafty Lounge.  FUN CARD...and didn't take long, at all, to make!!  Oh, used a circle nestie to cut out the window(aperture) .
 A closer look at the versamarked, clear embossed print(may have used a colored ink if I were to do it again, so it would show better)

...and the inside of the card!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa


  1. Love both of your cards, very pretty.

  2. That top card is beyond cute!! Great use of the punched out window on the second card! Well done on both :)

  3. Both great cards. This sounds a super course. Love the simplicity of the first and the flower on the second. x


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