Friday, 1 February 2013

Clean and Simple Card Making 2 - Day 4

Hello!

Again today at Clean & Simple Card Making 2, the inspiration was overwhelming! I'm still working on Day 4, and hopefully I'll come up with something amazing to share. This is where I am up to so far. :-)

One card, by Kristina, was a variation on the chalkboard theme - clean and simple chalkboard (no dust and no blurs, and lots of black space. Here is my version.
I used my current favourite baby stamp set, Mama Elephant Nursery Deco. I white embossed the stamped images, and drew the white frame using my gel pen.

My other cards are the best of a big batch. Some of my cards today actually ended up in the rubbish bin, and if you know me and my "don't waste anything" mentality, this is a sign that this technique was beyond me today! LOL! Anyway, here are two that were partially salvaged. I have to go back and do this again. The technique was demonstrated by Julie Ebersole and she is one of my cardmaking heroes. Julie makes it look so easy, and yet it WASN'T (for me).

I used Stampin' Up! Organic Grace, All A Flutter, and Because I Care (all retired).

Thanks for coming by to visit!

Michelle
xxx

17 comments:

Lynn said...

The clean chalkboard is absolutely amazing! I love, love, love your card. The next two are so soft and subtle and perfect!

Lyndal said...

GORGEOUS cards Michelle - your chalkboard card looks FAB!

Barb said...

You get an A+ Michelle! Your cards are all fantastic! LOVE the first one - so adorable! And the pairing of the hydrangea and butterflies is really beautiful on your other two cards! Nicely done! :)

carefree creations said...

Michelle your chalkboard card is perfectly adorable! The other two are very pretty - so soft.

Jolie Samuel said...

oh my gosh! you're chalkboard card is absolutely adorable! love it!

Wida said...

I am a big fan of #2, thanks for giving us so much to see and chose from!

Kristie Goulet said...

I love your "clean" chalkboard card! So cute! Your other cards are soft and pretty as well!

bonnielynnh said...

That baby card is adorable, perfect technique, not a speck of stray powder! The soft hues are perfect for your butterfly cards

Katina said...

Three beautiful cards Michelle! Love the soft colours of the butterfly ones. Don't think I could even attempt the chalkboard one as I'm far to messy!
x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Nicely done, Michelle! I especially love the blackboard one, the CLEAN blackboard one. The clean ones are so much more striking (IMHO) and your baby card is simply adorable!

Effie said...

your black and white is AWESOME! you do great work, need to try that

Joyce said...

Well, you've been busy too. Love all your cards. I am a big fan of the clean chalk board look, and yours is just stellar. What a sweet baby card. And, your other two cards are just so pretty and elegant.

Marlou McAlees said...

these are also beautiful!! :)

Nikki Spencer said...

Definitely an A+ for you, these a fabulous Michelle, loving your take on the Chalkboard technique, l have yet to try that one...:0)xxx

Tracey McNeely said...

All three of your cards are fabulous Michelle. I love your chalkboard and the butterflies on the others are beautiful. Love the bit of bling too.

Jen W. said...

You're really making me wish I'd been able to take this class! Your first card made me swoon - I love everything you do with that set! And the second and third are gorgeous despite what you seem to think! :D

Marianne said...

Looks like you are way ahead of me when it comes to creating CAS cards and creating cards for the CAS class. I especially love how you have taken Kristina's idea to create your own unique version. Such an adorable card.