Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Clean & Simple Card Making (2) Day 3 Plus Some More

I've got two projects from today's Clean & Simple Card Making class.  The first uses a technique called Gradient Stamping.  I used Background Basics Circles in Hawaiian Shores, Spring Moss and Aqua Mist.  It took a bit of trial and error, but I think I finally got it to work.

The next technique had us stamping on labels, which we then cut up.  I couldn't find my labels, so I used a piece of PTI Adhesive Sheets.  This was a fun card to make, but honestly, I don't know why the stamping had to be done on a label, rather than just a piece of card stock with adhesive...Anyway, here is my card.  I am also entering this card into this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show:  Seeing Stars.

My next project today is a pillow box full of chocolates that I am entering in this week's Make it Monday #102:  Pillow Box Stamping and Assembly.  I cut a Pillow Box out of white card stock, and stamped it with a random pattern of owls.  Before I assembled it, I cut a few heart shaped windows, and then covered the windows with a piece of clear plastic cut from a PTI stamp box.  I will enter this into the Moxie Fab Challenge #60:  Make a card with a Window challenge.

You can see the windows better here:

My last card is for this week's CASology #29, where the cue word is 'Game'.  My favorite game, of course, is tennis, and I can be found out on the courts every morning, when I am not spinning, that is.  I made a card that I know will come in handy to give to one of my tennis friends who might just need a little encouragement (like yesterday when we were thoroughly trounced).  I have read that 'white' space need not be white, so I have made my white space a bright and cheery pink, to match the color of our uniform this season.  I loved this sentiment from Boy Basics:  Game On, and think it can be applicable to so much more than video games.

One last note--as the current challenge at Simon Says Stamp is 'Anything Goes', I will be entering all of these projects (and everything else I create this week) into that challenge.

Supplies Used (PTI):
U Rock
Stamps:  Background Basics:  Circles, Say it With Style
Paper:  White, Hawaiian Shores
Ink:  Hawaiian Shores, Spring Moss, Aqua Mist, Versamark
Other:  Tiny Tags Die, White Embossing Powder, Twine

Stamps:  Star Prints, Technique Tuesday The Numbers Game, Tag-it's
Paper:  White, Soft Stone, Patterned scrap from my bin
Ink:  Soft Stone, Ocean Tides, Canyon Clay, Spring Rain
Other:  Adhesive Sheet

Pillow Box
Stamps:  There She Goes You're a Hoot, Framed Out
Paper:  White
Ink:  Hawaiian Shores, Limeade Ice, Blueberry Sky, Aqua Mist
Other:  Pillow Box, Heart Print, Tremendous Tags Dies, Hawaiian Shores Ribbon

Game On
Stamps:  Boy Basics:  Game On, Clear Dollar Tennis
Paper:  White, Hibiscus Burst
Ink:  Hibiscus Burst, Versafine Tuxedo Black
Other:  Lil Inkers:  Instant Camera and Stitched Rectangle Dies, Picnic Plaid Impression Plate, Rhinestones

Thanks for Visiting


  1. Beautiful gradient, Joyce; that was harder than it looked, wasn't it?!

    Adorable label card and I totally agree with you about the label v. card stock cut outs (ups?}

    Sweet cutie-pie owl pillow boxes in fave colors!!

    Brilliant and personal take on the Game challenge.

    Fab job on ALL the challenges, Joyce, and good luck with them!!

  2. Joyce, I love your class cards. The first one is just amazing and I love your choice of colors. Your label card is adorable, I still need to give this one a try, need to get some labels first. Your sweet little pillow box is the cutest ever!!! And your game card, too cute! You have been busy today!

  3. These are fabulous Joyce - I'm beginning to regret not taking the CAS class! The star card looks very cool and I love the owl pillow box - especially the heart windows!

  4. WOW, Joyce, you've been a very busy gal creating all these goodies! Your gradient stamping looks very cool, and your tennis partner will love your pink card! Sounds like you're having fun in class…but I don't get the label technique. Guess some day I'll understand it. : )

  5. My first visit to your blog, and wow you are clever! Love the variety of cards and techniques!

  6. Love your tennis card - great idea to have one of the rackets coming out of the boundary of that panel! Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week, Joyce!

  7. great cards!! looove the second one!!

  8. Love that polaroid die with the stitching. I love how you placed the racquets peeking out from it too! Great take on the cue card! Thanks for joining in on the fun at CASology this week!

  9. Joyce, I love visiting, and this is no exception. All these great ideas! Your pillow box is simply devine

  10. I can't believe you have tennis perfect for the CASology card! I also really like the owl pillowbox, now I know who is getting this one! I really, really like the layout on your label card with the star. Maybe you were to stamp on a label so it is like washi tape? Whatever the reason, it looks really nice and is laid out perfectly.

  11. All are such fantastic cards Joyce, I am so envious that have had some crafty time. I am having withdrawl. Love your gradient card, and the stars and those cute pillow boxes (great colours). Finally love you tennis card--of course you would have a stamp with tennis rackets. :) Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

  12. Joyce, I would love to be on the tennis court every wonderful is THAT! In my high school days I played varsity tennis and was rarely without my racket...your card has me getting all sentimental! I'm sure your tennis friend will adore this card...I know I do! Thanks for playing along at CASology this week!

  13. Your pillow box is just adorable! Great cards as well! :-)

  14. Beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week :) - Ashli

  15. What a great set of cards Joyce! each so creatively designed!

  16. great set (hee!) of projects, joyce! your CASology card is fabulous!! thanks for playing along this week!

  17. You have been super busy, Joyce! Love the colours on you first card and the BB Circles stamp is such a great one for that technique! Your pillow box is adorable - I must get a pillow box die! As for your tennis card it's fabulous! Love the pink and white and the layered polaroid matting. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  18. Hey Joyce! Thanks for linking this up to the Make a Card with a Window Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  19. Wonderful gradient stamping!Thanks for playing along with the Anything Goes challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!


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