Monday, February 4, 2013

Clean & Simple Card Making (2) Day 6 and A Blog Named Hero #19

Today's homework was all about working from a sketch.  I had time to use two of the sketches to make 2 fairly quick cards.  They also showed us some inking techniques...let's just say that I spent way more time on that, and the results are in my trash bin.  Well, it happens, right?

It looks like I am unable to post the sketches that these cards are based on.  You can take my word for it.  Kristina used an Impression Obsession Cover a Card, which reminded me how quick and easy they are to work with, and that I had a bunch of them.  This one is called 'Crackle'.

My next card uses another sketch from today's lesson, and is also for this week's A Blog Named Hero Challenge #19:  Snip N Stick. 

This is the last day of the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes challenge, and I am entering both of these cards into that challenge.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  IO Crackle, Paper Smooches Pretty Phrases
Paper:  PTI Kraft, Dark Chocolate, patterned scraps
Ink:  Versamark
Other:  Clear & White Embossing Powder, PTI Make a Wish Die, Pinking Shears

Thinking of You
Stamps:  Hero Arts Delicate Blossoms, Everyday Sayings
Paper:  PTI Sweet Blush Card Stock and Patterned, White, Spring Moss
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black 
Other:  Pinking Shears

Thanks for Visiting


  1. Wow, both of your cards are simply amazing! Now I can't wait to watch the video's after dinner and get my homework done. I am just so impressed at the beauty of each of your cards.

  2. Joyce both of your cards are fabulous, love the background on your first card and that flower on the second is perfect. You have some lovely hero Arts stamps.

  3. Oh, wow! What beautiful cards you've created!!!!

  4. I know I would have loved to be in this class! Looks like everyone is having a great time! Thanks for your comment on my Fancy Folk Art cards ~you're going to love this set! The tiny button was from a Basic Grey button pack that matched one of their paper lines... Have more fun in your card class today!

  5. Great paper-piecing, Joyce! Thanks for sharing these at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

  6. Both cards are lovely! I am partial to the Hero Arts flower card--I have that set and love it!

  7. Love the paper pieced flower! Sorry the inking techniques were challenging you - I've filled the recycling bin more than once trying to get the outcome I want.

  8. Your first card is so cool-- I love the background, the sentiment and that little present is the perfect finishing touch!
    I also love your second card-- it's so pretty!

  9. Great cards, Joyce! Your tone-on-tone for the sketch and that technique are fantastic! (I haven't tried the masking tape-inking technique yet, but I've heard from others that it didn't work out. Eek.)

    Love, love, love your paper pieced flower card!

  10. Great piecing flower! ;) always a good one to start with. Thanks for playing with us over at A Blog Named Hero! :)

  11. Great job on your homework, Joyce! Love your flower card, paper piecing is one of the things I love to do most! This one is gorgeous!

  12. Love that crackle's effective without being too busy. I also like your pattern paper gift die cut. I bought just the dies to do exactly that but I can never get it to look right, thanks for the inspiration.

  13. The poppies are wonderful done with the dotty paper. Thanks for playing along at ABNH.

  14. These are lovely and I love the paper piecing card so much!! Joyce and I'm so impressed with how you are keeping up.

  15. Oh WOW, I've missed a LOT on your blog in the past few days. You're on fire, girl!!! LOVE the patterned paper poppies!

  16. The paper pieced poppies are beautiful with these soft colors!
    Thanks so much for joining us over at ABNH.

  17. Great cards - I have that poppies stamp and think I'll have to try paper piecing it as I love your pp poppies.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...