Sunday, February 3, 2013

Online Card Class Clean and Simple

Hi Everyone! I am taking an online card class from Simon Stamps called Clean and Simple. I am learning so much, but boy is it different from anything that I have done in the past. I am trying to be a good student so that I can learn something from the class so I am taking their direction seriously. :0) Here's a few cards that I made:

For this card I am suppose to focus on clean and simple. So I need to pay attention to my fold lines, ink spots, make sure thing were crisp looking. Nothing to me says crisp like green and white so that's the colors that I choose. I used Accent Essentials to cut out the partial flower on my card. The stamp that I used was a Hampton Arts stamp and the sentiment is from CardzTV Stamps. 

For this card I used Accent Essentials cut at 2 inches. I used a Scrappy Mom's Stamp Set called Simple Sentiments. This card was called a negative card which means you need to let your card base color come through.

This card is called Gradient Stamping except I didn't stamp it, I used my Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch to create the effect. I like the way this one turned out. :0) 
This one was a single layer card so no bows, rhinestones, flowers, additional card layers. This one was the most difficult for me so far. It was very hard for me to only do one layer, but I do like the way the card turned out in the end. I used black and pink ink to create some visual color interest(I sound like I know what I am taking about, huh?!!) LOL. I also really enjoy the quikkuts die cut that I used to make the "lips". I used a Sizzex heart embossing folder for the background. The stamps that I used was from CardzTV Stamps. The other stamp in the corner that looked likes the postage image was from My Pink Stamper.
This was anther one that was tricky because it involves stamping, not just wording, but REAL STAMPING. OOOHHH! :0) The flowers stamps are from Close To My Heart and the sentiment is from Paper Trey Ink called Movers and Shakers. The trick to this one was to use the stamp in a way that would be unpredictable. They showed an example of some of the stamps lower on a card, the image turned in a 90 degree angle and one other example. I loved turning the image to it's side and then putting the sentiment on the stem. I then colored it with Pro Markers. :0)
This card was made with repeat stamping...or in my case repeat Cricut! LOL I just couldn't help myself. We needed to have a repeat pattern so I did what makes me comfortable and my Cricut makes me comfortable! :0)

I know this is a little out of the norm from what you see from me, but I hope you enjoyed learning something new as I have. XOXO, Julie. :0)


  1. Julie your cards are all fantastic!!! I really love the flower card that you turned on its side! Brilliant!!!


  2. Your cards are beautiful!

  3. They're all the butterfly one!!! Lee-Ann :)

  4. Love your cards - that butterfly card looks like a lot of work!But my fave is your first card with the embossing folder and the green details!

  5. Great cards Julie, I like the CAS look of them!!