Clean & Simple Class – Day 4

Day 4 of class was to take a stamp and use it in different ways. I chose to use the large floral spray in the Elements of Style set by StampinUp.

My first card uses the spray as a background. I stamped it in very light ink a couple times on the card base.

To do the sentiment, I stamped the frame in a dark brown (to help pull the focus) and colored it with Copics. I’m a cutter – of stamps 🙂 The sentiment was trimmed so I could stamp the words separately.

I really like how this one turned out.

For the second card, I wanted to use the spray as the focal image. Of course, I didn’t have a lot of time to color the whole thing, and Day 5’s lesson was in my head – so I chose to do a technique: Spotlighting.

This time I stamped the spray in dark brown (since it should be the focus).

I embossed the background – not sure if that lessens the CASness, but I like the feel it adds.

I also chose to keep the same colors for all the cards.

I really wasn’t sure what I would do for the last card. I knew I wanted to do something unexpected with it. After looking over the lesson again, I liked how Kristina & Julie used their image within other images. That made me remember this totally awesome card by Dawn O. So I cased it.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Best Wishes
Stamps: Elements of Style, Four Frames, Oval All (SU);
Colors: Cream (PTI); Bamboo ink (CTMH); Rich Cocoa ink (Memento);
Other: markers-R20, R22, YG91 (Copic); ribbon (PTI);
Happy Birthday – Spotlight
Stamps: Elements of Style, Warmest Regards (SU);
Colors: Cream (PTI); Rich Cocoa ink (Memento);
Other: markers-R20, R22, R24, YG91, YG93 (Copic); Fancy Tags 1 die (Spellbinders); pearls (Hero Arts); Square Lattice embossing folder (SU); circle die (Spellbinders);
Happy Birthday – Butterfly
Stamps: Elements of Style (SU); For Every Occasion (CTMH);
Colors: Cream (PTI); Rich Cocoa ink (Memento);
Other: markers-R20, R22, YG91, YG93 (Copic); Butterly die (SU); pearls (Kaiser);

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