Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Clean & Simple 2 - Day 2

Hello again, my friends,

I'm spoiling you, my blog is like catching a bus, you wait for ages and then two turn up at once!

I know that I'm going to be very busy tomorrow so wanted to get my homework done straight away today (like a good girl would!), so without further ado here is my offering from this fabulous class............

 today was all about one layer cards, which scared me half to death at first!  I haven't done one layer cards for years and years, but they are clean and simple and that is what we are aiming for over the next couple of weeks.

I took inspiration from all three video lessons today, Jennifer used water coloured pencils, Julie made a tiny embellishment and Debby did a little bit of embossing on hers.

As soon as I saw Debby embossing, it took me right back to my early years of teaching card making lessons, even before SpellBinders!  I remembered making these plastic templates out of file folders in all sorts of shapes offered by the Creative Memories cutting system.  I worked out that if you place the smallest circle on the back of the card, turn it over and emboss it and then place the larger circle around the embossed one, this time on the front and emboss from the back you get a great perfect ring.  I should have marketed it the time - lol !!!
Luckily it didn't take me too long to find all my little templates, in all sorts of CM shapes, just perfect for the lady who really doesn't want to shop any more!  I love shopping my stash, it really makes me feel good.

The sentiment comes from a Hero Arts set, one again, I've had for ages, which is called "Huge Hugs".

Enjoy, shop your stash, see what you can make!

Carole
x

15 comments:

Pam W Merwin said...

Perfect one layer card - love the creative "ring" embossing and your rainbow sentiment looks great! Beautiful card :)

Pam from Maine said...

Love your card. Great job combining are the lessons into a really nice looking card.

Barb Ghig said...

Such a pretty card! I love the effect of the sentiment in rainbow colors...so soft and lovely!

Shirley said...

What a darling card,especially combining all the lessons together.

nancy y said...

great use of an older tool, and way to go combining all three lessons! A+ on the homework ;)

Linda said...

What a lovely card. Love it. Great job combining all the techniques into one card.

Lisa Lara said...

Oh I just looooooooooooooove your card. Beautiful!

Angel said...

I love that you shopped your stash, I love to also. Mostly just need to replenish adhesives and white card stock these days. Beautiful card, really loved that you grabbed the old CM templates!

Debby said...

Talk about shopping your stash - that's amazing! This might make you feel better about not marketing your idea - many years ago my husband saw one of the first demonstrations of the internet and thought ........ that will never take off!!!

Linda E said...

Carole your card is wonderful. Between the textured card stock, the embossed circle and the rainbow colors, there is nothing stingy looking in this card. One layer is quite enough. Thanks for sharing your idea.
Linda

bonnielynnh said...

Aren't you clever...thanks for sharing! Love the cheerful colours as well!

Joyce said...

Beautiful one layer card, and I love your little heart, too.

Stephanie said...

Very fun design and I like the added interest the multi-colored lettering adds to your design. Really a sweet card!

Peg Coombes said...

As you say clean and simple and you know how I like these, fab card x

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Very sweet card and perfectly done. TFS