Monday, February 15, 2010

First Week Back

Last week was the beginning of classes this term.
The first card we made was using the Masking Technique. Over the Christmas break I did a little bit of tidying of my craft area and came across my Autumn Flair set which shock, horror, I hadn't used yet. It is a Level 2 Hostess Set and I am not sure how I let it slip by. It wouldn't have anything to do with having too many sets to choose from!
The colours for this card are Rose Red, Old Olive and Very Vanilla. The ribbon is Rose Red and I used the Eyelet Border and Word Window punch.
Masking allows you to create the effect of images disappearing behind another image. You will notice it looks like the leaves are sitting behind the flower. One of the flower images has also been layered for dimension.

The second card was an "Easel Fold Card". I have seen these around for awhile now but hadn't tried them myself so thought I would learn with everyone else.
The colours used are Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze and Whisper White. I added the Kiwi Kiss ribbon and the punches used were 1", 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches and the Designer Label punch. I didn't photograph it but on the bottom we used a square of Whisper White stamped with one of the flowers as an area for you to write on.
This can be adapted to any size card and would make a great photo frame to send to a friend or relative. I iwill try and make one over the next week or so and post a photo so you can see the variation.


Robyn said...

Hi Sue! Never thought about masking that flower and leaf! Thank you for the inspiration!I love that set- your `cards are great-welcome back!

Liam said...

I love these two cards. Simple but very effective. Thanks for sharing.


Juliette Chapman said...

Sue - I have to agree with Robyn I have never thought about masking the flower and leaf. These cards are lovely.

Anonymous said...

Hi sue! I lOve these two cards that you made thanks for sharing.


Stamp On It said...

I love these cards Sue.Welcome Back!