Saturday, February 2, 2013

CAS Classes # 2-Day 3

Good Morning!  As l mentioned in my previous post, l have a little catching up to do on my blogging, so I'm here to share again.
I have 2 cards to show you from Day 3. The first is a great new to me technique called "Gradient Stamping" from Jennifer McGuire. After much searching through my stamp stash, l realised I do not own any connecting style stamps like the ones used, or anything that l liked the look of, mine were all on the too fussy side to get the bold clean look of her cards.
I ended up changing the technique slightly by using a background stamp and inking it up all at once, using a gradient of colours.

The second card was created using a fun idea from Shari Carroll, simple and super effective, using labels and sponge daubers.

I am keeping all my class cards fairly true to the samples, as l am filing them away with the printouts for future reference and figure l will revisit each technique and add my own spin to them later.
My apologies for the poor quality of the pics, my camera was determined to get it's own way last night and kept changing the flash off setting to on and not focusing properly and all sorts of frustrating things. But l figured better a little blah, than not at all. Hopefully l will get some cleaner ones later today to replace them with.
"Thanks for stopping by & have a lovely weekend"
All supplies are Stampin-Up
With the exception of the twine and rhinestones.


  1. These are great samples, Nikki. I really enjoyed last year's class but sadly don't have time to join in this round. Loving your inspiration, though.

  2. Love these, Nikki! I didn't add the sponge dauber dots to mine, but I will use the idea in the future. When I saw Shari do it, I had an "ah ha!" moment. :-)

  3. Thanks for sharing all your fabulous creations, Nikki. These two are fantastic too! Love the subtle graduation in the first & the fun design of the second. Hugs :)