Monday, January 9, 2012

Clean & Simple Card Making, Day 1


I'm thrilled to be taking the online class called Clean & Simple Card Making.  Here is my first card, using the second sketch from Day 1's class:


I used the negative image from a die cut (Sizzix  Sizzlits Branch with Leaves), cut from a scrap of polished stone paper I had in my stash, a pretty light teal color.  It was tied with a simple white seam binding, and then popped above the surface of the card.  The sentiment is from an older Archiver's/Hero set AR137 Script Messages, stamped in Adirondack Stream ink.  I also used an art flower from Hero Arts CH168 Meadow collection, centered with a plain white button.

27 comments:

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous Lin! Love the blue green colors on your outline!

Barb said...

Beautiful CAS card with your fabulous touches! Love that pretty teal color, and it looks wonderful with the darker blue! Nicely done, Lin! :)

Sue McRae said...

Pretty colour Lin and I love how you used the negative space of the leaf!

SewSuzySew said...

Beautiful Card! Love the elements and colour you've used.

Pam W Merwin said...

It is beautiful Lin! Love the negative die - I haven't tried that yet. Love your colors :)

Tiffany Ervin said...

Wow! What an amazing look with the leaves! Beautiful colors!

Isha Gupta said...

Lovely card Lin. Great to see you in the class. I will try and post my card tomorrow:)

Nancy K said...

totally brilliant, Lin! the negative die cut looks so good with the flower.

Kathy Martin said...

I could stare at that little blue bird at the top of your blog for hours...he's just so handsome! Lovely card too! :)

Cyndie said...

Wow. This one just blows me away! LOVE your use of the negative die cut with the polished stone panel!

Brenda said...

Stunning work Lin! I LOVE these colours and the way you used the negative die! So glad you are also taking the class!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!!!

Judy1223 said...

Oh, Lin, what a beautiful interpretation of the sketch...just lovely! I hope you enjoy the class...I'm sure it is wonderful!

sheila said...

This turned out really lovely Lin. I love this idea of using the negative image of a die cut.

Dawn T said...

just beautiful Lin. I wish that was taking the class....

Nancy said...

Just gorgeous!

Cathy A said...

Simple elegance, love this Lin!

cheiron said...

Fabulous class card. Love what you have done with the leaf die here!

Karen said...

Oh I love this...it's gorgeous!

Isabelle said...

Beautiful, I really like the bird one( because I loooove birds)

you working well!... or play well ?? :0)

Virginia L. said...

SO gorgeous!! I love the colors and ribbon details! That diecut is so perfect for this, too! I also made cards from taking this class! YAY that we are "classmates" :)

Mio said...

Beautiful Cards : )

Elizabeth Allan said...

Lin the use of the negative die cut is a visual stunner!

Stella said...

Gorgeous; I love the use of the negative die andthat leaf looks amazing. That shade of teal is wonderful choice!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

GORGEOUS, Lin! I love the blue and white color combo--beautiful negative image used!!

Karin said...

Hello classmate, love your card. I signed in yesterday.

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful card Lin! Love the use of the negative die cut!