Friday, July 20, 2012

Inspired by....Jennifer McGuire

..... yes I have been very inspired by Jennifer and her Stretch your stamps on-line class.  Today I am sharing two cards that have been inspired Jennifer and her classes.

First up a card using ~ background stamps, flower stamps and label stamps.

Friends

Background was stamped with the Lattice stamp and Wet Cement ink.  Next a strip of dotty paper was layered with a thin strip of black card to emulate a mat.  I stamped the label in the middle and then again onto some scrap cream card.  The flower was also stamped onto scrap card, coloured with watercolour pencils and de-constructed.  It didn't fit where I wanted it, so but cutting all the bits and pieces out and re-constructing how I wanted them worked so much better... I stamped the sentiment onto the label and cut it out, leaving off the flourish bits and the dots.... and stuck it over the other label.    This card is for my July CCC (see this post from Deborah over at Society of Stampoholics)  I've gone for the Friendship theme.

My second card is using Jennifer's idea of partially cut with a die.... ( this idea actually was in Jennifer's class ~ A Cut Above~ but fits the Stretch Your Stamps techniques as well.)

Happy Birthday

I partially die cut the Dogwood and then stamped it.  (Note to self: ink first, then die cut)
I did some watercolour painting with some markers that I got today from Smiggles   I drew onto an acrylic block and picked up the colour with an aqua brush.  I trimmed the card a bit to make it still the same size as a normal card.  The script is actually some washi tape.  I used three strips of tape and then edged it with thin strips of black card.   The sentiment is from Kaisercraft.

I am entering these cards into the challenge over at A Blog Named Hero.

Enjoy your weekend.
Dawn

12 comments:

Betty said...

love both of your cards,dawn! especially like the partially cut die one - will have to figure out how to do that. pinned both of them.

Barb said...

They are both so beautiful, Dawn! Love the design and mix of stamps on the first one, and your second card turned out perfectly with the die-cut dogwood! :)

Isha said...

Both the cards are so pretty Dawn. Love them both.
Hugs

Arlene said...

Both cards are beautiful. Love how you put together that first card. Exquisite.

Love how you partially die-cut eht flower. Outstanding!

Kara Lynne said...

Your cards are such a great mix of stamps and techniques. It's been so fun to watch what you do with your class. These are wonderful cards!

Mina said...

wow love these both Dawn, two stunning designs
Mina xxx

MaxineD said...

Love them both Dawn - the idea to deconstruct the flowers was inspired :-). Love the second card the way the image pops up.
Blessings
Maxine

Tina said...

Such beautiful cards. Love the colors and the flower die that you used on the second one. Thanks for playinhg with us over at A Blog Named Hero.

Monika Reeck said...

Love the first card with all pearls Dawn so beautifull...and the second one I love that flower too and I have bought that stamp too really lovely stamp and Lovely card Dawn..hugs

Cathy A said...

Really pretty flower cards

Kristen said...

wow dawn these are some of my favorite so far - i love these cards!!

Visiting from ABNH Challenge
xo, Kristina
Come by and visit sometime!
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Greta said...

Both cards are lovely. I think I need that wet cement ink.