Friday, January 13, 2012

CAS Card Making Class Week 1

CAS is a card making style I struggle with so I jumped at the chance to take an on-line Clean & Simple Card Making class!  I've  already learned so much in the first week- I really love how the instructors share their "tricks of the trade"!  One of the topics discussed on Day 3 was sources of inspiration (i.e. magazines, pinterest, store window displays, etc.).  While I was eating my breakfast I really noticed how pretty the pattern of our tablerunner is:


And though I hardly did the inspiration justice here is my card:



I layered some diecuts (a technique learned in class) from the Cricut cart Storybook as I thought their shape was kind of similar to the flowers in the runner.  I embossed the Hero Arts sentiment in black to give more texture to the card.  Still thought it needed SOMEthing so I added some Doodlecharms baker's twine and Michael's black pearls to die cut circles for the flower centers. 

NOT my favorite card.  If I were the teacher I'd give it a "C".  No where to go but up I suppose!  LOL!

6 comments:

Barb said...

I like it, Robin! I think it turned out really cool looking! Love your inspiration photo too! :)

Rosemary said...

well, robin... i would give it an A!! it is absolutely fantastic!

Lisa said...

I think it's great Robin! Love the twine and pearls addition! I'm taking the class too. I had so much fun making the "chipboard" on mine! It's coming up with a proper design that usually kills me so I totally know how you feel! CAS isn't really my thing, but it's fun trying :)

Erika said...

Great card! I tried and failed at my first try with the technique, but after seeing your card, I think I'll give it another go! Thanks for the inspiration.

Brenda said...

You are being too hard on yourself Robin! I really love it! And I adore the twine you wrapped in the centers!

chrystinanoel.com said...

I really like the twine and the black pearl, I think it's a nice touch... and I agree with Brenda, you're being too hard on yourself :)