I was the lucky one to meet my card-making idol Laura Bassen while hubby and I visited Chicago last October.
Laura is just as sweet as she is on her fun and creative videos...in fact, she is even sweeter in person (if that's possible)! Since I am taking the Clean and Simple On Line Class and Laura is one of the designers/instructors....of course, I am totally inspired by her!
Laura is well-known for her amazingly mad masking skills and gorgeous rainbow palette. In this CAS class, Laura worked her magic with masking tape and created a beautiful plaid card. I decided that I would channel my "inner Laura" to create a one layer card by using one of the Spellbinders Classic Triple Scallop that Laura generously gifted me. I made the diecut and used both positive and negative sides to create this fun pattern. The sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays new release called "Wait for It".
Here was my initial attempt. I was not pleased with the overall masking because I let the tiny white space show through. I was utterly disappointed with myself ! But then after examining the "boo boo" some more, I kind of liked it! So I decided to leave a small white margin between each scallop in my 2nd try (see above).
Thank you, Laura, for being such an AWESOME friend!
A note: For Virgina's View Challenge, we are reaching close to 300 entries (!!!). I made this fun caption and shared it over Virginia's View Challenge Facebook page before going to bed last night...Looks like Captain Picard is right :)
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