Friday, May 3, 2013

His and Hers Homework....and CASology


I've been taking the online card classes for a while now.  I believe I've signed up for the last 3 or 4, but I've never posted a card that I made using techniques from the class.  Not that I haven't used the techniques...but just haven't posted a card before this.  The classes are ALWAYS jam packed with beautiful cards and excellent videos!  If you've never given one of the classes a try, I can highly recommend them!  Here's a link to the classes.  The prices are always reasonable...and the knowledge you walk away with it unbelievable!  (BTW...I'm not a paid spokesperson...I just LOVE the classes!)

Anywho....here's a couple of cards I made today putting some that wonderful information into practice.


This first card was shown to us as an anniversary card, but since I don't know anyone having an anniversary, I thought I'd make my card and link it to the current challenge at CASology.


As you can see the cue word for this week is "care".  I was sure I had a stamp that had something about "care" on it, but couldn't find it anywhere!  So....I used the "just because" from PTI and then generated the "I care" in word and printed it on the card!  The card we were shown in class had a circle and heart on it, but I didn't have a circle stamp, so I decided that in that part of the sketch I'd just use a butterfly.  I used a MB butterfly and colored him with Copics and added a little glitter with a glitter pen, then adhered him to the card with a pop dot just under the body so that the wings are not adhered to the card.  I punched several small white hearts and layered them, then colored the top heart to match the butterfly and added a layer of glossy accents, then pop dotted it onto the card. The front of the card is cut shorter than the back and gently rounded.  I masked off part of the inside of the card and used the large Impression Obsession strip stamp to stamp the lines on a diagonal.  Finally, I added a few faux stitches along the curved edge.

Edited to add: I had someone ask for an explanation of the MB butterfly. It's a die made by Memory Box....you can get one here.


When I saw this card in class on day 4...I KNEW I had to make one like it!  The card made in the class for for Mother's Day or Father's day...but I don't need a Mother's Day or Father's Day card...however, I do need a card to welcome a new little girl into the neighborhood.  Our neighbors across the street just had their first child...a little girl!  I'm very excited for them...and even happier that it's not me! LOL!  Anyway...this card is so different.  I made a small card in white, then with my striped stamp from the first card, I stamped the diagonal lines on the front of the white card in a pretty pink.  I cut a white piece to fit across the pink diagonal front and used a Simon Says die to cut the scallops.  I added some faux stitching to the scallops.  I embossed the PTI sentiment in white on a pink tab and adhered it to the back of the white card and folded it over the front.  The pearly looking heart was made by punching 4 hearts, adhering them together, then adding liquid pearls to the top.  I pop dotted the heart on the front of the card and that's what is holding down the flap.  I adhered the small white card onto a bright pink single layer base and added some faux stitching around the edges of the white card.  Now...does that make sense?  Here's how the card looks when it's opened up:


Pretty cool, huh!  Well, that's it for me tonight....I'm sure I'll be back tomorrow when the LIM challenge is posted!  Have a great evening!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Your comments and your visits are always appreciated!! Until next time...

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23 comments:

Rosemary said...

great set of cards, susan! so clever to combine a stamped and computer generated sentiment! thanks so much for playing along with CASology!

Valerie Babcock said...

Lovely cards! I especially love the butterfly.

jimlynn said...

Susan, these are great! I love that first card and the second one is so creative and pretty. I took this class too - my second one. Aren't they fabulous!!
Fantastic cards!
Lynn

tonilea said...

Lovely card and beautiful butterfly. What is MB? I should probably know but I don't. I need that MB butterfly!
thanks
tonilea

tonilea said...

Lovely card and beautiful MB butterfly. I should probably know but I don't -- what is MB???? I NEED one of the MB butterflies.
thanks
tonilea

Tracey McNeely said...

Lovely cards and that butterfly is stunning. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your butterfly is magnificent, Susan! Both cards are so you = so perfect!!

Karen B said...

Both cards are gorgeous Susan but am drawn to the first one. I know Darnell takes these classes and has come up with some great ideas so might have to check them out!

Karen x

Cheryl Wright said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards, Susan! Sounds like you're enjoying the class as much as I am.

Suze Bain said...

Two beautiful cards Susan, fabulous design, I love the cut away on the first one. Xx

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love the curve and the way you coloured your diecut butterfly. Gorgeous simplicity.

Sandra H said...

Fabulous cards as always and beautifully presented too enjoy your weekend xx

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous cards, Susan! I love your take on Kelly's card with the flap along the side, and your butterfly is gorgeous on your first card!

sarah said...

Really pretty cards. Thanks for sharing. I spotted your card on the on line card class site, I love these classes also.

Kim S said...

Your butterfly stopped me in my tracks...it is stunning!

cards by cara said...

Wow, I just love that butterfly card!

Jen W. said...

Your ombre butterfly is gorgeous and I love the sentiment you created! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Maureen Merritt said...

This is stunning! I love how you colored your butterfly. Thanks for playing along at CASology this week.

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Beautiful cards! I love the shimmery delicate butterfly! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

Judy1223 said...

Susan, both cards are amazing. I am in awe that you could so cleverly mix stamped and computer-generated fonts so well! I love that butterfly, too...amazing! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Popping back to congratulate you, Susan, for the well-deserved HM from CASology for your awesomely designed card!!

Barb Ghig said...

Hi Susan,
Congrats on your Honorable Mention at CASology! You 'know' how much I love your card :-)

Cathy said...

Gorgeous cards Susan, the colours on your butterfly are beautiful! Cathy x

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