I joined up with the CAS card making classes over at Online Card Classes. I'm a bit behind as I didn't join up till Day 3. So far I've managed a couple of cards from Day 1. It was about using sketches.
My first card used this sketch and one of the ideas from the the class. However in the end, I changed it around.
My original idea was to use the die cut "Thank you" and add to a coloured background piece. However I changed my mind. I took the negative cut and added the colour underneath the cut out. The coloured background was made with makers and the acetate smooch technique. I cut a flower out from some of the paper. I really needed a bigger sentiment, but didn't have anything suitable. I liked that we were taught that CAS doesn't have to be about white space but about "negative" space and you can use coloured base. My pale green card is from Stampin' Up pastel cardstock.
My second card used this sketch
Now as you'll notice my card doesn't quite follow the sketch. That's because when I put the flowers on, I didn't check the orientation correctly and found they were up the wrong way. So I just went with it.... The background is a Hero Arts cling stamp called Leaf and Floral background. I stamped in with Soft Apricot shadow ink after masking the centre off. I coloured some card stock with the ink to cut the flowers out. I'm enjoying this class and learning a lot. There is tons of inspiration from the teachers as well as the gallery of the participants.
Got my son moved to his new flat... it's a cute little cottage out in West Auckland... in a semi rural area. Looking off the deck, all you see is paddocks with sheep. But it's only 5 mins from the motorway and about 10 mins from a big shopping area. It's about 22 kilometres from our house, so not too far.
Well, I've been watching "Pretty Woman" as I've been typing this... Haven't seen this movie in years, but am enjoying it immensely.
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