This one uses Lawn Fawn’s Life Is Good stamp and die set. Since I live in Florida, this is more pertinent than snow. We actually use our old snow brushes to brush sand off our feet after a day at the beach!
Next up is a card utilizing masking techniques. Stamps are from Lawn Fawn’s Snow Day and Let It Snow sets. I really love all the small snowflake stamps that I used on the border! I am less pleased with the trees. I think I will try this again with an emboss resist.
The focus was watercoloring. I embossed the Hero Arts trees in silver and did the watercolors with Distress Stains. I have no watercolors, but this substitution works beautifully. The background was faint enough that the trees did not show well. So, I rubbed Distress inks to create a more vivid effect. Next, I applied dots of Stickles. Stickles interact with the distress inks which adds more depth. I finished with a Simon Says Merry Christmas die.
(DH says this one looks ‘so good’ that it doesn’t look homemade. I am trying not to be offended!)
This is a shaker card created with Lawn Fawn’s new Snow Day stamp set and coordinating dies. I made three in assembly line fashion. The tips from the first day of class helped me do this without a great deal of stress.
You gotta love these bunnies!
I thought this technique would be very fussy and unforgiving, but it actually wasn’t because there were very good tips for lining up all the various text stamps. I dug through a lot of stamps and found some unloved (virgin) sentiments that really deserved some love.
Next up is my absolute favorite card from the first day.
I tried a more rustic color scheme for the next card and ended up with a more masculine card. I made one major tweak to this one. Instead of using embossing paste, I used an embossing folder. My embossing folders have been very lonely. I dressed this up with some Distress Inks.
I used the Avery Elle All Squared Up stamp set for this one. I just love the bold geometric pattern.
It has been a challenging week at the dreadful day job, so I am running very behind on my classwork. I used a fairly basic zigzag stamp in an ombre fashion. I dressed it up a bit with Stickles and liquid pearls.
The gals over at Online Card Classes have whipped up a pretty FAB first day for the new Stretch Your Stamps 2 class. Honestly, I was on the fence about this one. Between work and life, the last class I took barely got enough of my attention to justify it. The class was good, but I was a bad student. So, I am trying again, and it has inspired me!
The background stamp is from Hero Arts. The Awesome die is from a recent Studio Calico kit. The color is from Distress Inks. The flair came from somewhere, but I do not recall.
Well, unfortunately, the night ended before I could finish my second card, and there were two more techniques from today’s class that I haven’t even tried yet. Still, I am looking forward to new lessons tomorrow even if I am already behind!