Saturday, February 4, 2012

2 Birds with 1 Stone -- CAS and ribbon challenges

CAS cards -- what a wonderful idea for an OWH Blog Skip!  Thanks to our CAS blog hostesses for posting such lovely cards.

There are so many OWHers and cardmakers who make fabulous cards -- with great vignettes, amazing layers of textures, and wonderfully colored images. And, then there are my cards. Well, for those of us who have seen Steve Martin in "The Jerk", remember the scene in which his character discovers his kind of music? I must say that's what I felt like when I first came across the term CAS!  :)

I, too, enrolled in last month's Clean and Simple class. The class was full of creative and inspirational ideas! Fortunately, there is lifetime access to the lessons because our desktop computer experienced some technical difficulties -- and I have not yet viewed all the lessons.

In spite of this, I'd like to share three cards inspired from this class. The first card will be included in my next OWH shipment. The second card was featured on last Sunday's OWH Sketch Challenge #106 post, while the third card is going to be linked to this month's ODBD challenge, which is to do something creative with ribbon. The last two cards were sent out in this week's shipment.

Card 1: Masking Technique, Tone-on-Tone Palette

Techniques: Masking and Heat Embossing;
Supplies: Hero Arts Cling stamp, Stampin' Up sentiment,
Martha Stewart punch-around-the-page butterfly punch

Card 2: Layering Elements

Technique: Layering Elements
Supplies: BasicGrey kraft, Creative Memories dp

Card 3: Stamping on Watercolor Paper

Technique: Stamping on Watercolor Paper, Embossing and Distressing
Supplies: DMC floss, Hero Arts stamp, watercolor paper,
Sizzix folder, Ranger core paper,

Time to make a couple of CAS cards for friends before starting on more Mother's Day cards for OWH! 

Thanks for stopping by. Happy scrappin'!


Donna Hanley said...

Sybrina, All of these cards are great. You don't give yourself enough credit. You make lovely cards. I always enjoy viewing your blog to see what you come up with and I will continue to do so. Enjoy your weekend.

Ellen said...

3 gorgeous cards! I do love using watercolor paper and think that is a beautiful card, but I also love that first one! Those are my favs!!!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

you are doing a good job with CAS - I struggle with that style. I still need to do lots of the ideas from the class also.

thanks for supporting OWH

Barb Housner

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

isn't it nice when you can do tha of course it is always nice to get a couple cards made. Great job on all your cards.

Barb Housner

Paula S. said...

Nice group of cards. I particularly like the green and peach combo. It's great to know that you get permanent access to the online classes.

Paula S.
OWH Blog Team