Wednesday, February 6, 2013

C & S Day 6 - More Sketches

For Day 6 of the Clean & Simple Cards class we were offered a number of sketches and the girls shared various techniques, namely: Tone-on-Tone, Patchwork Stamping and Creative Masking.

I decided to go with Jennifer's Patchwork Stamping which I have never tried before.  I think as long as you have a nice solid stamp image and colours that compliment one another you are good to go. I used a lovely stamp from a Stampin' Up set called My Friend for this card.


Paper: cardstock (PTI); Neenah
Ink: Memento (Dandellion, Cantaloupe, Tangelo, Morocco); Versafine Onyx Black
Stamps: Stampin' Up (My Friend); Hero Arts (Everyday Sayings)
Other: Ribbon (May Arts)

I used strips of post-it notes to mask off the vaious layers while stamping and it worked just fine.  For the sentiment strip I wanted the colour to co-ordinate so I simply swiped my one ink pad across the paper before stamping the sentiment.  I also cut around the one flower so that it could stick out  a bit. I don't think I have tried that before either.

These lessons have been great, and I have found that I have learned a new little something each day.

That's it from me for today.  I hope that you are having a crafty day.

24 comments:

walchowDesign said...

You've mastered this technique so well, Brenda! Love the gradient look of the flowers and the little perking flower gives a special touch to the card!

Dawn Turley said...

Great card Brenda. Your graduated inking is superb.

Tina said...

Brenda, you used the techique so beautifully on the gorgeous flowers. Love the colors that you picked.

Lisa said...

Your gradient colors are warm and sunny Brenda! And look at you girl...a bow!! Very pretty ;)

Barb said...

Beautiful patchwork stamping, Bren! LOVE your choice of colors - so pretty! :)

Jacqueline said...

Really love the firey colors you chose, would make a perfect summer card - just lovely!

Lisa said...

WOW! This turned out wonderfully! I still need to give this a go and that is the plan for today!
Off to choose the right stamp!

Lin said...

What a lovely sunny card, Brenda! This class sounds like so much fun!

Cindy C. said...

Beautifully done!

Michelle said...

Oh wow, Brenda! Love how this turned out!!! Wish I signed up for this class! Love the 'trimmed' flower!

alexandra s.m. said...

It is so well done and so beautiful!
and you know, I love these colors ;-)
Thank you for sharing your experience with us!

Maureen Morton said...

This card is one of my very favorites of yours - and I can see Jenifer's influences in it. This is a great technique and a nice style for you, Brenda! Wish I was taking the class, but can't right now.

Rosemary said...

beautiful card, brenda! love the bold colors you used!

Moz said...

Great card B!
Hugz

Robin K. said...

Love the sunny colors Brenda! I really like how you cut out that one flower:)

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Gorgeous and executed perfectly! Congrats on being highlighted in class!

Barb said...

Great card!

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on being featured in today's class! This is such a pretty card!

Dixie Cochran said...

Beautiful flowers! I really like how you framed them with the craft paper.

Harriet Skelly said...

Beautifully done - love these colors!!

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

Stunning!! Fabulous colors, wonderful and gorgeous!!

Bonnie said...

So pretty, love how you cut out the one flower

Lisa Lara said...

Very pretty!

Daria Z. said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the colors you chose - and what a great job using that technique!