Aug 5, 2014

Online Card Classes: Stretch Your Stamps 2--DAY ONE

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.

 I love the vibrancy of this background!

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.


Pam from Maine said...

Love the choice of stamp you used and it's so brilliant ---I just love it.

Cecilie said...

The class is amazing, isn't it? Your cards are beautiful and good job for hanging in there with that very very delicate die cut word. It looks great.

Anonymous said...

Love the bright colours and simple end result....must look into shaker die cuts too - I'm still old fashioned....your classes sound great fun too!

chera said...

I don't know which one I like the most…they are all so pretty!!

Meg said...

All of them are fantastic - you have done a great job.

Miriam Prantner said...

Love all the ways you used that paper! I have been eyeing that thanks die!

Andrea D. La Vigne said...

Wow! Super bright colors--I LOVE! I saw your card in the gallery at SYS2, and had to come take a look. I think it's great that you got 3 cards out of one panel. Not only a great job stretching your stamps, but your cardstock, too! :) Thanks so much for sharing this!

very_inky_fingers said...

I love the colors!! I am having trouble getting past that!!! I LOVE everything you did Fantastic!!!

Robyn G said...

Beautiful work! Love the brights with the white! A really nice bunch of cards!

Maye M.L said...

Brilliant way to stretch your stamps and your beautiful cards!

Jan☺ said...

great cards. love that bold look!

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