Hey all! I'm excited to start out this week because I got a slot in the new Online Card Class: Stretch Your Stamps 2. And you know what? After one day, I already feel the impact! This class is great! If you want to get down and dirty with your stamps, you should totally take it.
Last night I stayed up late and made 6 cards! Here are three using one technique with one stamp. That's how you stretch it, alright!
I started with the emboss resist technique using water-colour. I really wanted some nice bright action. So I didn't do a lot of "watering" down with the colour. This is one piece of water colour paper cut to A2 size the background stamp is by Hero Arts.
Out of this one piece I die cut a little notecard (top-Lawn Fawn), a Thanks sentiment (Studio Calico) and the negative space of the Thanks sentiment (bottom)
With all of this, I made three cards! Here is the first. Using the stitched notecard die cut. I just popped up a sentiment and it was done. Easy.
Second card I busted out my shaker die cuts. It's my first time using them!
I still need practice and this one is a little plain, but it shakes, so you know...
I love all the shaker contents. That's the best part ; )
And last card I put down some washi tape first under the die cut panel. I then die cut the THANKS sentiment 4 times out of black. Then stacked them up and added some glossy accents.
This was difficult. It's by far the THINNEST die cut I have ever worked with. It was really late too so I had some difficulties with my glossy accents (shot in my eye!) and then this skinny little thing wouldn't stick together. Studio Calico, I LOVE this font, but seriously? It's waaaaay too skinny! I was frustrated, to say the least. But I got some sleep, and love what it looks like so I guess I forgive it all. Even my eye lid gluing shut ; )
Ok. That's all for today! I have some cards to share with you for day two. And if perchance you are in the mood for some learning and stamping and fun, you should come join!
Thanks for stopping by.