Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Clean and Simple Card Making Class

Did you know about this Clean and Simple card-making Class (details here)? I am taking it and it has been FUN! Today I am sharing the cards I made from watching the video tutorials and learning a few tips from the pros like Jennifer McGuire , Julie Ebersole and Kristina Werner.

On Day 1 of the class (class runs from Jan 9-23), there were three sketches. I was inspired to make two! Here is CAS #1
 WITH LOVE (1)
I used the smaller stamps from this Friend-You're The Best. Here I created the background with some masking (use a 3" x3" sticky note). For the hearts, I used the Stickles for the glitter effect.

For the 2nd card, I created the background colors by inking the ink pads (Hero Art's Soft Blossom and Soft Apricot ) onto paper.
WITH LOVE (2)
This new stamp Untitled Word Shadow is perfect for this design! I will keep this post super short! Thanks for stopping by!

37 comments:

Anni said...

Hi classmate! I am taking the class, too!
Your cards are beautiful! I love them both but the first one is my favorite!
I love the class, too!
Liebe Grüße, Anika

diana said...

Thanks for sharing these ideas & inspiration. ;-)

Kerry said...

These are gorgeous. I especially love the way the second has a sort of sunrise feel. Thanks for the inspiration. I've been enjoying the class too! Best, Kerry

CinnamonSally said...

These are both so beautiful Virginia, looking forward to seeing your other creations from the class!

Chunyuan said...

Both cards are beautiful.

Barb said...

Sounds like you're enjoying the class, V! Love both, beautiful cards! :)

Kathy (krolski) said...

I LOVE both of these cards Virginia! I really love that Word Shadow stamp set. I think I'm going to have to have it! lol! :)

cheiron said...

Gorgeous Virginia! I love them both. The class is really fun, isn't it?

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

Your cards are WONDERFUL Virginia! Love the colors and the fact that they are true Virginia style - think I could have picked these out from a hundred or more cards knowing they were yours - that's real talent (- from your side (-:!!!)
Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Cathy A said...

These look fabulous Virginia

AnitaRex said...

Oh Virginia you made that strip of pattern paper by swiping the ink pads across? You did such an amazing job! SO impressed! I love the circles too! :> Love both cards so pretty!

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Just love these - great interpretation of both sketches!

Annette said...

Both of these are so amazing... I love all those fun colors...

Tina said...

Such a beautifull cards, Virginia. Love the bg you used for the first one and shading on the second is just yummy.

Lindsay said...

These are awesome Virginia! LOVE them both! WOW!

Debstamps said...

Love the apricot and blossom one especially Virginia! Looks like you're having fun!

Isha said...

Both your cards are superb Virginia. I have not yet made my class cards but will do so tomorrow. See you in the class then;)

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love your cards especially the second one. thanks for sharing!

Lynn said...

Itching, itching, itching to get started on the class! Hoping I can tonight. I love them both, but the second one. OH MY. So lovely!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow, these are awesome! I want to take the class! Thanks for giving us the details!
Lisa

Tammy said...

Fantastic job on both cards Virginia!!

MarcyK924 said...

Oh, these are GORJUS!! I REALLY love the orange and pink card! Perfection!

BabyBokChoy said...

These are wonderful!!!!

Lindsey said...

Wow, both these are gorgeous! Looks like a totally worthwhile class. (Not that you need it!)

Maureen Morton said...

You are such a pro - you should be giving your own class! Glad you are enjoying it - love the colors and the stripes on the second card. Looks like you will be getting an "A" in this class!

Christina said...

Two beauties, Virginia! I especially love the soft inking on the second one!

alexandra s.m. said...

Two gorgeous cards my Friend!
TFS~

Simone said...

LOVE these gorgeous cards Virginia! Such beautiful colours on the second one too! Absolutely stunning!

Dawn said...

what wonderful cards Virginia. You really made a great job of the sketches and designs from the class. I've just joined so am a few days behind.

Brenda said...

So happy to also see you in the class Virginia! It suits you perfectly! Love your cards! I especially love the combination of the Blossom and Apricot colours, super cool!

cnelson said...

Lovely! !

Suzanne Russell said...

These are beautiful, Virginia! The sparkly little hearts just make me smile! I look forward to trying the technique you used on the second card here, love the striated effect!

Linda R. said...

They are both amazing. Sounds like a fun class!!!

Hugs, Linda

Joy said...

Well I think your take on the class is superb Virginia...absolutely stunning cards...I am in awe! hugs!

judkajudi said...

Awesome as usual, Virginia! I'm taking that class, too, but haven't made anything yet. I need to catch up! Hugs.

Tomo H. said...

Love both of these cards, Virginia! Beautiful CAS card!!

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

Oh gosh V, these are both just wonderful. Love the colors on the 2nd one.