Friday, February 1, 2013

Clean & Simple Day 4

Hi everyone!  It is almost the weekend and I'll be so sad that the kids will be home and I won't have time to stamp.  Boo!  I have enjoyed stamping these last few nights and it has been so relaxing.  

Taking the online class, so far, has helped.  It has reminded me of and introduced me to some stamping techniques and just some basic principles of designing a clean card.  Kristina, Jennifer and Julie (and friends) are really great instructors.  

Today's class was all about cards with white space.  These have become my favorite cards to make recently.  I'm not one for a card with lots of embellishments, so I wholeheartedly "embrace the space!"  One of the examples was Casual vs. Formal white space cards.  My take is below.



First up, Formal.  I used stamps from "Here's the Scoop" by Lawn Fawn for both cards.  I stamped the popsicle without the face to make it more mature, colored in the image using markers and blender to make an ombre-style popsicle.  Then I added some teeny die cut hearts for the melty drips.  



The second card is the casual card, though, with that bow tie, it could also be formal.  It definitely has a fun vibe to it.  I made this one especially for my son; he has an appreciation for James Bond's magnetism!  If 007 was a frozen treat, he'd be the ultimate cool popsicle.  I like it when I can take one stamp and find a few ways to use it.  I'll have to give that a go sometime soon.  

Have a wonderful Friday!

15 comments:

Angel said...

I love both your cards, very happy, very clean and simple, with fun pop of color!

Bonnie said...

"Sweet" cards. You have mastered the CAS style!

Tammy Joyce said...

your cards are so cute. Love the popsical it is so cute.

Krystie Lee said...

Lovely, as always! :)

Barb Ghig said...

I really love all the details on your cards...so clever and fun! Congrats on the 'shout out' from our CAS professors!

cards by cara said...

So beautifully executed!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

So cute, and great use of white space and colour too! Highlighted twice - you are definitely doing something right! Congrats!

Caryn said...

Very cute cards - love them both.

Daria Z. said...

Very cute and fun!

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