This week, I have been "attending" online classes on Clean and Simple Card-making.
HERE. Even though the classes started this past Monday (and run for TWO WHOLE WEEKS!), you can register and join in any time. The classes are available for review with lifetime access. They feature an instructional video, three examples and links to even more. Plus a gallery to which you can upload your creations.
As I have not had much time to "play" this week, I've managed only one card so far.
The first class focussed on simple sketches, like this:
Universal Backgrounds, by Close to My Heart in quilting quadrants, in two shades of teal ink. I stippled around the edge of the mask, to give it extra definition. I decided my sentiment looked better overlapping the outer frame, rather then in the middle, as in the sketch. "Missing you" was heat-embossed in Archival Black. I added three little buttons for an accent.
I thought the combination of the vintage script (like old love letters), the empty space in the middle and the muted, monochromatic colour scheme contributed to the feeling of wistfulness. I used the mask itself as a focal on the inside of the card.
I can't wait to try out some of the other ideas featured on Days 2, 3 and 4. Happy Stamping...