Saturday, January 31, 2015

Online card classes - CAS4 - day 1 homework and a happy accident.

I love taking online card classes.  This latest one is awesome... I only wish I had the time to spend trying out all the lovely techniques.  Day 5 is done and Day 6 is nearly here.  Last night I had a little time to try out one of the techniques. Two toned embossing.

Online card class - day 1 homework.

I used a Hero Art background stamp and stamped it in Versamark ink.  I then masked off the top with a negative spaced heart.  I sprinkled with some dark pink powder.  Once I removed the mask, added Sparkle powder and then heated.  I had received a die cut from Robyn in my latest CCC swap so I black embossed it three times and then added it with a sentiment from Winnie & Walter.  The heart looked a  bit indistinct so went around it with a black gel pen.  Added a few clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh

My second card is my Happy Accident.

Happy Accident

I was attempting to cut out a panel using a plain outer die and an inner intricate die.  I accidentally put the outer die upside down so it embossed rather than cut, and the inner one cut as it should have.  Luckily I had used a patterned piece big enough to use on a card base.  I stamped the Quietfire Designs sentiment and added an embossed and die cut butterfly. I'm very happy with this happy accident. 


joy said...

Two beauties, Dawn! Love the second one best; accidents do produce some surprising results at times.

Betty Keefe said...

i think happy accidents are the best - especially when they turn out as great as yours did!!

Kara Lynne said...

Some of the best designs happen by accident! Love your cards and those fun techniques!

Maxine D said...

What a great 'accident' - I guess that's what they mean when it is said there are no mistakes - just opportunities to learn. Lovely cards Dawn

Monika Reeck said...

Love that Hello CUT OUT Dawn..I wish I have it but I know you must be so busy :) ...I hope one day you have time to cut one or two for me to try Dawn (grinz) and great using that flower and dots stamp I have that one too from Hero Arts...the seond card is wooowww ADORABLE made that butterfly and CAS design..hugs, Monika

Greta said...

Lovely cards, Dawn! Your "accident" is a wonderful card!

alexandra s.m. said...

it just goes to show you that there are no accidents when you have talent! Two beautiful cards Dawn!

Becca Cruger said...

What a really cool technique with that cool two-toned embossing. And that second card! You should make "mistakes" like that more often! It's absolutely stunning!