Lesson 10 – Review

Welcome to the review lesson of our Design Principles class! Here, we’ll get to pull everything together and even challenge ourselves to make two cards all about the lessons.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please leave a comment and I’ll get back to you as quickly as possible. If it’s urgent, you can always message me @waterfilterlove on twitter.

The Whiteboard Video

This is our second to last whiteboard video, but don’t be sad! This one is a good review to pull everything all together about the Design Principles. It’s a good thing! If you are viewing this post on a mobile device or the video is not showing up below, please click here to watch and/or download the video.

Here’s the PDF for this lesson.

The Tag Video

This tag is my most favorite one yet. Check out those awesome circles! Watch the video below to see how I did it. :) If you are viewing this post on a mobile device or the video is not showing up below, please click here to watch and/or download the video.

Here is a photo of the finished Lesson 10 tag:

Here’s a close up at that technique. Doesn’t it make just the perfect background? I need to try this out on a card ASAP!

The Cards

Card #1 is all about our big challenge for today. Make sure to make do the challenge yourself after watching this lesson and add your creation below! If you are viewing this post on a mobile device or the video is not showing up below, please click here to watch and/or download the video.

Here’s a look at the finished result:

I love the beautiful look of Distress Markers + White Embossing + Perfect Pearls in water. It’s stunning, and it looks like it took a lot more time than it did! Man, I sure am in love with those Markers. Oh! And the watercolor paper here is essential. It helps the color keep its color integrity. The Simon Says Stamp stuff is the best!

Card #2 is more about looking at a card from a design perspective. This is a super important thing to practice. The more you talk about it, the more you’ll come to know and use the design principles. If you are viewing this post on a mobile device or the video is not showing up below, please click here to watch and/or download the video.

Here’s a look at the finished result:

This (surprise ending!) card uses fun watercolor to create a whimsical but grown-up card. I love these watercolor pencils and the super easy ranger detail water brush and how easy it was to put this background together!

Other Things

I hope you enjoyed this lesson! Now for a few extra details. :) Thanks for all of your lovely comments on the other day’s post. I love reading your comments so much!

Challenge and Prizes! <–Now closed. Thank you for entering!

I think it’s time for the deets on the challenge for today. What’s a challenge without a chance to win something?

I’ll be choosing three lovely entries to be featured on my blog (announced here first on the post on Sunday), and all three entries will receive a $25 gift card from your choice of Simon Says Stamp, Freckled Fawn or Amazon.com! Maximum of two entries per person, and make sure you share what principles you used in your blog post or flickr image that you link to! Also, I would absolutely love it if you would post the class badge in your post as well – you can grab that on the classroom home page or on the side bar of my blog.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Just for fun, why don’t you leave a comment below telling me what you’re planning for this weekend. I know it’s only Tuesday, but I’m so ready for the weekend to come! I get to see some of my favorite people at Scrapfest at the Mall of America. It’s always an exhausting but fantastic time. I’ll be at the Lawn Fawn booth most of the weekend, so make sure to stop by and say “hi!” if you’re in the neighborhood! <– comments are now closed. You can always tell me your thoughts on twitter @waterfilterlove!


Inlinkz – add your project here to enter to win! Make sure to add your challenge card here by 11:59 PM CST on Saturday, September 15th, 2012. <–Now closed. Thank you for sharing!


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7 Responses to Lesson 10 – Review

  1. rachel.kulcsar

    I haven’t watched the lesson videos for the last two yet, but I have so enjoyed this class so far! Thanks for all the hard work you’ve put into this! :) We’ll be visiting family this weekend to celebrate my brother-in-law’s birthday. It should be a fun time.

  2. clamyhansen

    I think we’re watching BYU football – well, the family is. I use those times to break out my stamps! Love football season! Ha ha.

  3. gooddollie

    I have really enjoyed all of these videos! I’m looking forward to your next project!

  4. denacline88

    What a great class this was, is was lots of fun and very informative. I really liked the way you taught this class. I love the tags…..what a great way to learn something and have it to refer back to in the future. I hope you do some other card making classes…..maybe a Christmas card class??? That would be fun. (hint, hint) Thanks again Britta for all your hard work.

  5. PaperPixie

    Thank you aouch die offering this class. I know it was a really busy time in your life, but the lessons were just fantastic and I feel like i learned so much!

    This weekend I will be pretty busy. I had my baby early Sunday morning. We go home from the hospital today and my dad comes to town this weekend (mom is here already).

  6. Beastybunny

    This weekend I am prepping for a big garage sale for the next weekend. I did a big clean out of my crafting space and have lots of crafty goodness that needs to be priced and organized. I even have a Big Shot I’m selling (I scored a Vagabond! Yay!) stamps, ink pads, embellishments and paper. My son and I need to figure out how much things will go for. I actually have enough stuff I may have to do 2 weekends of selling.

  7. haya

    card #1 is crazy amazing!!! distress markers are magic.
    this weekend my boyfriend has an out of town bike race, so we are packing up and spending a night away so we don’t have to get up and drive for hours at 5am.
    wish i could go to scrapfest. sounds like it will be a blast!