Thursday, August 21, 2014

Graphic Stamps at Stretch Your Stamps

Day 7 & 8 at Stretch Your Stamps was to use graphic images on our cards.

The designers were using the set Rounded Diamonds by Avery Elle.  I happen to have that set and decided to play around with it.

I chose the image in the middle with the thin wispy lines and came up with a medallion/sun image.

Graphic Images at Stretch Your Stamps

I used the rock n roll technique with my inking and went over some of the lines with a Wink of Stella pen to add sparkle.  I added paper piercing in the corners for some interest and finished off with a sentiment from the Hero Arts set, Written in the Stars.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Day 11 of Stretch Your Stamps

I'm back with a card for Day 11 of Stretch Your Stamps. Today's card is all about embossing.

Day 11 Stretch Your Stamps

The die cut shape has layers of Ranger Pearl Gold Embossing Powder (which is not this yellow in real life, it is a much softer and prettier colour) and the Hero Arts sentiment is melted into the gold with Carnival Embossing Powder (which is made up of several colours).

Stretch Your Stamps Day 11

I edged the white panel with Versamark and the Carnival EP for a bit of added interest and attached that to the wood grain embossed card base.  I didn't add embellishments of any kind because I have this card in mind for a guy, so super clean and simple.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Day 10 at Stretch Your Stamps

I've jumped ahead to day 10 at Stretch Your Stamps 2 and was inspired by Laurie Willison's card.  Her CAS designs always amaze me.


I did tone-on-tone background stamping using the Leaf Branch from Designs by Ryn and inked up the image again on white card stock for the die cut letters.  I used the Linen Embossing Plate from Papertrey Ink for some texture and added wee iridescent flower sequins for a touch of shimmer.

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Stretch Your Stamps - Day 6

I'm back with another card for the Stretch Your Stamps 2 class. If you've been following, you'll notice that I skipped a few lessons and jumped from day 2 to day 6.  Tee hee!  There's no reprimand from the teachers for doing that! Donna's lesson using Distress Inks and water caught my eye so I thought I would give that one a whirl.


The flower image was white embossed and Distress Inks were used on the background and I used water to remove some of the colour from the flower petals.  It's very subtle but great for CAS cards.


The sentiment was gold embossed and I splattered some Heidi Swap Gold Color Shine over the piece. This was attached to the card front which was white embossed with Hero Arts Tiny Flags stamp.

Off to make another project.  I wonder what day will be next?  Stay tuned!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Day 2 - Stretch Your Stamps 2

Here's my day 2 card for Stretch Your Stamps 2.


I used the Ornate Floral background stamp from Impression Obsession and applied Perfect Pearls in Forever Green, Forever Blue and Sunflower Sparkle.  The sentiment is from a set called Keep It Simple Wedding from Papertrey Ink.


Perfect Pearls always adds a touch of elegance to a card and really enjoy using them on wedding and anniversary cards.

My one disappointment in using Perfect Pearls is that I can never truly capture just how shimmery and pretty the colours are in my photos.  The card looks so much better in real life : )

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Stretch Your Stamps - Day 1

I'm finally able to play along with the Stretch Your Stamps 2 Online Class.  I'm a little behind on my homework but hopefully I'll be able to make a few cards before the gallery closes.

I white embossed Hero Arts Looped Flower onto watercolour paper and gave a rainbow wash of colour with my watercolour paints.  I used the Wink of Stella pen in clear to add sparkle to the flower petals and cut down the piece into three strips.


I wanted to have butterflies that matched and blended in with the watercolour background so I took out my Copics and used them on some vellum and die cut a rainbow of butterflies.  I also used the same Copics to colour white pearls so that everything matched.

The birthday die is from Papertrey Ink, called Wonderful Words Birthday.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

It's Runway Time

A quickie post for the current Runway Inspired Challenge.

I used the colour scheme and the layering to come up with my card design.


I embossed the free-form rose stamp from Printworks in three colours on three layers that were die cut with a curved edge.  I finished off with a sentiment from Technique Tuesday and added a few enamel dots.

I'm also adding this to the Simon Says Stamp Emboss It Challenge.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Curtain Call

It's my first time playing over at Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge and it's an Anything Goes Challenge inspired by this pic.

I really like this photo and took inspiration from all the white space, the cubbies, the pink and pool colours and the hydrangea on the desk.


I white embossed the hydrangea from Hero Arts and watercoloured it and the background with Distress Markers. The background was done with Embossing Paste and the Mini Cubist Stencil from The Crafters Workshop and the sentiment is Paper Smooches Quote Tag.  I finished off with some ribbon and a cute clothespin.

I'm also entering this for the Simon Says Stamp Emboss It Challenge.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

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