I signed up for the Clean & Simple Card Making 4 class from www.OnlineCardClasses.com.

Clean & Simple Card Making 4 officially started on Monday 26th January 2014, and runs until the end of the week. However one can take the class after this as all the videos etc will be available at once then. The only difference is taking it now means one can participate in the forums and galleries. Anyone doing the course after the closing date can see the galleries and forum, but not post to them. Other than that the contents will be the same.

Each day there are videos and a PDF detailing how to make some cards, showcasing new techniques and ideas.CS4_participant

I am really enjoying this class. The videos are very professional and from some of my favourite YouTube crafters.

Lots to learn for all levels of crafters

When doing a course it is always a worry that there will be little new to learn – I am not being arrogant, but after years of crafting it is inevitable that one will have picked up quite a lot of techniques already. However so far I have learnt lots of great new techniques and been really inspired to make cleaner, simpler cards than I have been doing. I tend to not know when to stop and end up with fussy, messy looking cards. Hopefully these new ideas will stop that and lead to “my style” being far more attractive.

Participants are encouraged to try out the new techniques using their own crafting supplies and to post the results online, for inclusion in the daily galleries.

Putting it in to practice

Here is a card I have made using one of the techniques in Day 2 – Clean and Simple Die-Cutting

I am not going to go in to details of how I made this card, as obviously that is what the course is for!

I used Centura Pearl 300 gsm card for the base and high density 60gsm card for the topper. The inks are Ranger Distress Inks in 4 shades of blue. The dies used were both from Tattered Lace.

I highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to learn new techniques for card making and other paper crafts. I will be trying more courses in the future!

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Clean and Simple Card Making 4 – Learning a lot!
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