Note - long post....
I'm taking part in the Online Card Class - Stretch your stamps 2. Heaps and heaps of ideas and inspiration.. but not a lot of time to do homework. The other night I spend the whole evening making different backgrounds... Days 1 and 2 were using background and reverse background stamps and trying different techniques.
I white embossed a Hero Arts background and then used water colour paints to do a wash. I then took some chipboard letters and coloured with black copics and then covered with Glossy Accents and finished with a little sentiment from Winnie & Walter.
Using the left over bits from the background I made a second card.
I then took a Rubbadubbado reverse stamp and some distress inks to make a background that I cut up into one inch squares.
This is a 4"x4" square card. The sentiment is from one of the newer Winnie & Walter sets.
Day 3 and 4 was all about sentiments and alpha stamps. I've only managed one card from these two days...
Can't say this was one of my favourite cards... my letters ended up all wonky and then when I finished the pinky letters didn't stand out, hence the highlighting with the black pen. And then I went a bit overboard on the sequins... oh well can't win them all!
Day 5 and 6 used Line Art stamps to try different ideas. I have to say this card is a favourite -
Using an all time favourite Hero Arts Poppy stamp, I used Laura Bassen's idea of "cropping" your stamps. I coloured the stamp with Distress Markers and Marvy Markers. I then overstamped the Kaisercraft sentiment and embossed it. Took a little stripe of PP and added it down the side.
Thanks for sticking with me to the end. I'm enjoying this class and can't wait for next week's class.