Sunday, March 16, 2014

Day 5 and 6 Clean and Simple 3 Card Class-Backgrounds Into Foreground Homework

Hello!! I am back with just one more card for my Clean and Simple Class 3 Card homework.

This was to use some of the techniques taught to make the background the foreground. I used Laura Bassen's masked plaid background to make my card. For me, this was partially an epic fail. Here is the card:

First, the plaid is not as straight as I wanted it to be. I also used Ranger Distress Inks and they were BRIGHT!! Oh, and this is the SECOND background I made. I dropped an ink pad on my original background just as I was about half way done. Whoops!

The second failure is the way the inlaid die cutting was on this card. I was not going to use this technique at all but when I originally stamped the Hooray word balloon, the black did not stamp evenly. In order to save the card, I had to die cut it out. I obviously did not die cut it straight because the word balloon is off and that BUGS ME.

The third and final failure was how the spritzing came out of my white Color Shine by Heidi Swapp. It looks less white and more like the card got splashed with water by mistake. Sigh. This dang thing took me a long time to make for all these errors!!

Things I learned with this technique:
I loved making the plaid but think I will use less saturated ink pads next time. I will also not make a flat card but use die cuts and pop them off the card. This will help me so that if I make a mistake, it won't be directly on a background that took me as long as this one did.

Well, that is all for tonight. Have a great night. I cannot wait for tomorrow's class!!



Lee-Anne said...

Nora...what a fun card! Great colors in your plaid and fun sentiments!

PStanley said...

Oh Nora, I thought this card looked great until I read on, and saw that you made 'errors' haha! I honestly would not have seen then had you not mentioned them. And I LOVE how the black word balloon looks against that bright plaid. Really standss out.

Anonymous said...

Epic failure is really quite harsh on yourself, there are many great things about your card, I love the bright colours and the fact that you thought to inlay the die cut sentiment when it didn't work out well is genius!

*Vicki* said...

WOW!! Such a fabulous take on this masked plaid technique!! The colors are gorgeous!!! :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

I think your make from the plaid class is divine, Nora!! I love all those bright colors! Great job on the prior post homework as well! You get an A+++++!! Hugs, Darnell

Louise said...

I love this card. How did you make that plaid?