Tuesday, August 31, 2021

A Few Cards for the Online Card Class on Crushing Cardstock

 Hey Friends!! 

Just popping in really quickly today to post three cards that I created for last weeks Online Card Class--Crushing Cardstock. I was not able to complete all the homework for the class this weekend as was planned. Cleaning my house got in the way!!! However, I did create a few cards to post.

My first card was inspired by Cathy Zielske's Day 1 class. I created a simple card by using the Altenew embossing folder *Ranunculus Bouquet 3D and some blue cardstock. 

I then went above and beyond by using some Hero Arts *Unicorn White pigment ink over the top of the embossed image. 

I added a white die cut sentiment that was cut using the Papertrey Ink Big Hugs Die

My last step was to adhere some pearls around the image in random places. This was a fun card to make and I love the simplicity of it.

I am going to enter this into this weeks Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes. 

My second card was from a Day 1 lesson by Caly Person

It was to weave cardstock strips together. I used strip dies from The Stamp Market to die cut various colors of purple cardstock, in a few sizes. I then wove them together to make this background. This was kind of time consuming to do but fun. I have a bunch of extra strips to make other creations at a later time.

I added my woven panel to a white card base and added a Pinkfresh Studio *Curvy Leaves die cut to the card. I covered the die cut with a *Clear Brush Marker for some sparkle and shine. 

I added a Prima Ephemera Flower from the *Watercolor Floral Collection over the leaves. The color matched the cardstock I used PERFECTLY!! I used Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Gloss Drops to punch up the flower center a bit and my clear brush marker over the flower.

The sentiment is from my stash. I believe it is by Taylored Expressions but not sure. 

This was a fun technique and I think I would like to try it with either some smooshed colored cardstock or ink blending. I would have to have a bit of time, though, because weaving is a slow task. I am not a patient person so this was a stretch for me.

My last card that I am posting is from Day 2. Yana Smakula made some cards with some rays. I happen to have these *Color Block Slices by Spellbinders (presently on sale) and I pulled them out for the first time. 

I literally went through my scrap drawer and pulled out various scraps in the same color family to use on this card. I then die cut my rays.

On some of the rays, I used various embossing folders that I had. (The stripe is from JoAnn's, the Dotted Flower Rings are by Sizzix and the lace is a Tim Holtz Alterations *Lace Texture Fade Embossing Folder)

Over my rays I adhered a Flower Cluster Wafer Die by Simon Says Stamps over the rays. The sentiment was die cut using The Ton's Bold General Greeting dies with *Peacock Feathers Distress Ink and Clear Brush Marker covering the top of each letter. 

I adhered pearls from Mint Leaves Pearl Mix from Kat Scrappiness over the card front as a last touch. They are a mix of teal and green and I think punched this up just a bit. I had never seen pearls like this before and was glad that I had bought them. 

I am going to enter this card into the Paper Players Challenge #556, which is a tic-tac-toe challenge. I used the left column-feminine, birthday, floral-as the inspiration. I am also going to enter this into this weeks Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #413-Birthdays.


This class was  a lot of fun and I encourage anyone from beginners to sophisticated card makers to take it. There are a few more techniques I am going to try but just need the time to actually attempt them. I wish I didn't need to work!!

Well, that is all from me today. I thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a FABULOUS night!!!

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Nancy said...

Looks like that class has been a great one for sure! All of these cards are so different and beautiful. I love the ombre card with the sunray panels. The added texture to each ray was a terrific idea! The happy looks awesome as well! I truly love this entire post! Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Players for our Tic Tac Toe Challenge! Take care!

Jean said...

All three of these are stunners! Wonderful colors, textures, and designs.

Lisa Elton said...

Beautifully done, Nora they're all fabulous!

Jeanne J. said...

Lots of pretties here! That embossed card just took my breath away.. such detail and so elegant Nora!

Kim S said...

What a great group of cards! I love them all but that embossed card with the white accents is truly amazing!

Jaydee said...

Wonderful ways to use the card stock. I love the blue rays with a little shimmer. Fabulous birthday card. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week

Anne Marie Hile said...

Gorgeous cards, Nora! Thanks so much for joining us this week over at The Paper Players!

Witchcrafted Life said...

Three thoroughly marvellous cards with such creative, inspiringly cool techniques. I love how you added white ink to the first design so as to help it pop all the more. That's a fantastic idea!

Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life