Wednesday, July 18, 2012

One stamp.... Two cards

Last Friday I did a card class at the SENZ Expo.  One stamp~ two cards plus instructions for two more!.  The stamp that came with the class was this one from Darkroom Door

Butterfly Garden - Collage Stamp - NEW 

Here is the first card we made

class sample # 1

The background was made by smooching distress inks onto a craft sheet and spritzing with perfect pearls mist and dipping the card into it.  Once dried, the collage stamp was inked and stamped with green Stazon.  Then we took a piece of cold laminate and stamped just the butterfly part of the stamp with the Stazon.  Removing the backing, Perfect Pearls were dusted over the back and then cut out and added with some dimensional tape.  The leaves were coloured with the distress inks as well. 

And the second card.

Class sample #2

For this one, the background was again stamped with green Stazon.  The butterflies and the fern were coloured with markers and then some glitter was added around the edge.  Then I tore some strips of vellum and folded over the card and wound the gold thread around the card.  
I haven't made up the other two cards as I lost the instruction sheet somewhere on Friday.  I have all the bits for one of them so will just have to put it together... fairly simple and I know the other one had the butterflies cut around and popped up.... but there are just so many ways to use this stamp..... perfect for me to try out some the techniques I've learnt in Stretch Your Stamps classes.

Hope the week is going well for you.... I've been staying late at work this week as I've been on assisting at our customer counter.... quite a challenge for me....  



Lin said...

That's a great class you took! Love the results, especially the first one!

Kara Lynne said...

Wonderful techniques at this class, and what a gorgeous stamp! Great cards, Dawn!

Barb said...

Love them both, Dawn - beautiful cards, and such a pretty stamp!

Maureen Morton said...

How versatile you and this great stamp both are! Love the collage look. Glad you had fun, but sorry you are working extra hard.

MaxineD said...

These look as good online as they did IRL - that was a great class you took with great results.

cardcreationsnz said...

What a wonderful stamp. Love how you created two such different cards. Both are beautiful.

Clare said...

Very pretty! The butterflies on the first card look so cool and airy!

debby4000 said...

Two fabulous and beautiful cards Dawn.

Greta said...

I really love the first card. Beginning to think I should have taken that class--next time!