Hey there! I'm just stopping in real quick to share another card I made during the Online Card Class: Stretch Your Stamps 2. This is another background stamped card. I did the same technique that Shari Carroll showed. I love this technique! Go on, run over and check out the class. I know you want to!
This is only my second class I have ever taken and I keep wondering why it took me so long to sign up for one. I do really love it! The best part is it gives me an excuse to lock myself in my office for days at a time. Aaaahhhh.
Ok. On to it! Here is my card:
This is a totally different take, but if you look close you can see the original stamped background. You may have to squint ; )
I have never done art journaling before but I feel like this is pretty close? Anyone out there do art journaling? Does this pass?? I layered this baby UP! After the original stamping of the background I then used a stencil as a stamp. Smoosh your stencil in some ink and spritz with water. It worked like a charm!
Then I stamped some medallions onto it and then some flowers that I embossed with Ultimate Liquid Gold. I then felt like I needed some more gold so I took my Versamark PEN and drew some thicker lines within the petals and embossed it again. I then watercolored over the flowers to add some more colour and drama... Then my sentiment and some new (to me) Studio Calico sequins.
Here's a second card I did with the last stamped background. I did similar things but I ended up using my stencil to draw in. If you look close you can see the little sketch lines I used to create my swirls.
I still embossed and water-coloured the flower and stamped my chevron stamp up the side. I like this one but not as much as the first one.
Ok. That's it. What started out as 'real quick' has turned into 'too long'!! I'm being summoned so I need to run.
Anyway. Thank you SO SO SO very much for stopping by. I know you do and check in on me and maybe you leave a comment and maybe you don't, but I still feel you here and I love it! Thanks for checking up on me and say hello if you have a moment.
Hope you get to craft sometime today!