Sunday, August 10, 2014

Stretch your stamps 2... Homework

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.

Stretch Your Stamps 2 ~ Day 1

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.

Stretch Your Stamps ~ Day 1  #2

I then took a Rubbadubbado reverse stamp and some distress inks to make a background that I cut up into one inch squares. 

Stretch your Stamps 2

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...

Stretch Your Stamps Day 3/4

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 - 

Stretch Your Stamps Day 5/6

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.  

14 comments:

joy said...

Your cards turned out beautifully, Dawn! I especially like the last one with the pretty red poppies and the bold sentiment stamped over it!!

Monika Reeck said...

Dear Dawn...may I tell you your card each day more and more beautiful.I am not lie I love love the last one with big red Poppies too it really touch my heart..if you dont send that card I would happy to have it and I will put on my office desk ...I knew you since long time and you always encourage me...but believe me last month and this month I have less time to be in blogland because MIL sick and got chemotherapy...I always remember you my friend...

the others card also beautiful and love especially the one with HELLO in bold alphabet and the cute butterfly celebrate card, and the Autumn sentiment I love it...

Do you believe me my last post also with 4 cards its a long post..hope you like to leave me some love again my friend...hugs...monika

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous Cards Dawn!
TFS~

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

They are great, I do like them all, they are very inspiring, thank you for sharing.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Brenda said...

Thanks for sharing all these wonderful creations Dawn! By the way, I really like the graphic look of your Word Search card, it looks fantastic! I have quite a few videos to watch in order to catch up, hopefully this week!

Sue said...

Hello Dawn,
Well the class is working for you, as the cards are gorgeous. Once you have more time you will only enhance on the techniques that you have learned.
Smiles:)
Sue

Cat Craig said...

Dawn, wonderful homework class. I ran across a couple of them in the flickr pool. My favorite is still the celebrate card! Love how you used the bg for your letters, such a fun font.

Greta said...

Looks like a great class that you'll make use of in your projects. Fun techniques & your last card is really fabulous, Dawn!

Maxine D said...

Stunning cards Dawn - I looked at that class - but saved my $ for the Quilt and Craft Fair - for what it was worth - very small this year.
Blessings
Maxine

debby4000 said...

Wonderful cards, each one so different.
luv
Debby

Angela Palmer said...

Lovely cards Dawn. A great variety of cards. I like the way you have used the bits left over from your embossing to create the "Celebrate your day" card.

judkajudi said...

That poppy card is awesome! Love all your cards and glad to see you are doing your homework. That's always the hard part ...

Barb Ghig said...

I thought I had left love here for these fabulous cards, Dawn...so sorry about that!
You have really done an amazing job on every one of these cards...WOW! I love the rich, red poppies with the bold sentiment, and your play on words for the birthday card is so fun! Each one is really special, and a great take on all of the techniques! You get an A+++ on your homework, for sure!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Gorgeous card Dawn! Love the CAS layout and that washi tape with that stamp is perfect! Hugs, Wends x