Tuesday, July 17, 2012

More S-T-R-E-T-C-H-ing your Stamps

I've been really enjoying watching the videos and looking at the wonderful creations that Jennifer, Kristina and the other tutors are showing us during the classes.  I've been trying to find time to try out some of the techniques.  Today I will share a couple with you... both inspired by cards make by Jennifer....

First up from day 2

Stretch Your Stamps ~ Day 2

I had some watercolour paper in my stash, so made myself a collage background using a number of stamps from a Pink Paislee set. I added them all together on a Fiskars stamp press and inked them with some brown ink.  I used Jennifer's  idea of making an embossed frame and adding some vellum.   I used a cream card stock to soften the look of the card.

And from Day 6

Stretch Your Stamps ~ Day 6

I used a Memory Box die to emboss my yellow strip.  I added it to the card before doing the partial cutting but in future I won't do that... the cutting of the die caused the embossing to flatten..... but it still looked okay.  I die cut a butterfly and coloured it and stuck it inside as Jennifer showed in her video.  I used a sentiment from Penny Black.   I added some strips of paper and card but decided not to add any other embellishment.

I'm entering this card into A blog named Hero's challenge to be inspired by one of the Hero Art artists.... obviously Jennifer really inspired me with both of these cards.

Today's class uses my favourite roses stamp from Hero Arts/BasicGrey.  I really love using this stamp and just love the samples shown.    Hopefully in the next few day I'll get time to make a card or two.

Now off to watch NCIS.



MaxineD said...

great cards Dawn -you look as though you are enjoying the classes and learning heaps!

DustyPenny (Joy Ott) said...

Pretty cards, Dawn!

Lin said...

Love both of these, Dawn - looks like a great class, packed with fun ideas!

Kara Lynne said...

These are great examples of what you're learning in that class! Very fun techniques, Dawn.

Isha said...

Gorgeous card Dawn. Love your take on the class. Hope I get time to play around too.

Barb said...

Love your cards, Dawn - both are so pretty! I know what you mean by "trying to find time." There is so much inspiration and examples each day of class, aren't there?! We could use two or three days for each lesson, just to try all the fun stuff they share! I haven't even looked at today's post yet!

CinnamonSally said...

Both are pretty cards Dawn, the course sounds like fun.

Brenda said...

These are fabulous Dawn! I love all the embossing on the second card and the colors on the first are some of my faves!

Jay Gee said...

Lovely cards Dawn... it's so great to see the different things you are learning :)

Emily said...

Beautiful cards Dawn!! I really love the first one!! Looks like you are learning a lot! Can't wait to see more!!

Disp6194 said...

Both of these cards are beautiful Dawn! I love how you embossed the frame on the first one, that blue background is so pretty! The second came out so soft and pretty, love your coloring :) Thanks for playing along with us at A Blog Named Hero!

Kristen said...

i love the butterfly card, its beautiful!

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