Clean and Simple 3

Simon Says Small Hello Die

I have two projects to share today using my new Simon Says Small Hello Die.  

Do you ever see a card online and it just sticks with you until you make an "inspired by" card?  Well, it happens to me a lot.  This card was inspired by a card in OCC Clean and Simple 3 by Debby Hughes.  I wanted to make one like it since ... took me a while to get the die...its was sold out for quite a while. It features the super fun inlaid die cut technique.  

Inlaid Hello 6.8.14

 

My second card features waterclor stamping and, again, the new hello die.  To stamp the image, I simply inked up the Hero Arts stamp with a variety of blue green Distress Inks, then spritzed with water and stamped!  The hello sentiment is cut from Ellen's Craft-A-Board, then heat embossed with black embossing powder.  

Watercolor Hello 6.8.14

 

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish


Bokeh Effect

Hello all!  I think this will be my last project from the OCC Clean and Simple 3 Class.  This card features the Bokeh Effect demonstrated by Julie Eberosle.  All the images are from the Mama Elephant Sunny Skies Stamp set.  It turned out to be a very fun, bright and sunny card.

 

 

Bokeh Effect

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish


Layered Stamping

Hello and happy Wednesday!  Today's project is another technique from OCC Clean and Simple 3 - layered stamping.  I started wtih a white card base and used the SU  Canvas Background stamp first in Hero Arts Wet Cement.   Next, I used various inks to stamp Hero Arts Luscious Bold Flowers "randomly."  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Handwritten Borders - love this set!

Flowers Layered Stamping

Thanks for stopping by and happy inklings!  

Trish


Mask It!

Hello all!  Here is another project inspired by the OCC Class Clean and Simple 3.  This lesson was about masking - my masking is quite a bit simpler than those presented in class!  The edges of the card front were masked off and stamped with the Hero Arts Happy Birthday Grid stamp in black Versafine ink.  Next, I went to town blending some Tim Holtz Distress inks over the image.  Some of the words were traced with a glitter pen - although you really can't see it in the picture.   Removed the mask and viola!

Masked Happy Birthday

 

This project will also be entered in the Simon Says Glitter It Challenge.

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish

 


Faux Layered Die Cuts

Hello all!  Back with some more homework for OCC Clean and Simple 3.  Debby Hughes' project for faux layered die cuts was amazing.  Here is my take on the technique.  

Birthday Balloons

I used several items from the new Simon Says Stamp realease - Birthday Ballons, Handwritten Borders and the balloon die cuts.

This card is also being entered in the Simon Says Glitter Challenge.

Thanks for visiting and happy inklings!

Trish


One Layer Faux Metal

Hello all!  Here is my first homework for the Online Card Class Clean and Simple 3.  The first lesson was on faux metal.  It was a little challenge but after a few trials, I was able to sort of master it!  The first card uses the Stampin Up Set Petal Pushers and the sentiment on the next card is Simon Says Stamp Birthday Balloons.  

Smile Faux Metal

 

Faux Metal Happy Birthday

The class is great!  Thanks for visiting and happy inklings.

Trish