Monday, August 4, 2014

Another card for Day 1 of Stretch Your Stamps 2

Hi again!


I don't think I've ever written three blog posts in one day so this is a first. If you missed my first two cards from class earlier today, you can see them here

I really wanted to create one more card for today's homework from Stretch Your Stamps 2 class. That's because I can NEVER resist CASEing a card of Shari Carroll's! Her style, talent, colors, ideas, etc. truly inspire me!

She shared a fun, watercolor technique using Distress Inks, water and a reverse background stamp. Here's mine:


The background stamp I used is from Hero Arts. It's an old favorite of mine and I still love it. It's called, Dot Flower Pattern. I used Vintage Photo, Spiced Marmalade and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Inks.

The smallest butterfly is from a Martha Stewart punch and the two layered ones were cut from the Butterfly Drift Die from Simon Says Stamp. The thanks sentiment die-cut is also from SSS.

I can't wait to wake up in the morning and check out day two of class! 

Thanks for the visit! ♥

21 comments:

Kerry Parisloopy said...

Barb - this is beautiful! Stunning colours. Day One has been inspirational! I can't wait to get home to my background stamps!! K :-)

Kerry Parisloopy said...

Barb - this is beautiful! Stunning colours. Day One has been inspirational! I can't wait to get home to my background stamps!! K :-)

LauraJane:) said...

So well done! The distress colors are a very pleasing mix:)

Dawn Turley said...

gorgeous colours Barb. Lovely card

Jana said...

How pretty!

Lynn said...

I can see why you continued to post. Gorgeous!

Lin said...

Great choice of stamps, Barb, and I love your colors - this stands right out in the gallery!

Brenda said...

Gorgeous Barb! I was actually also looking at this stamp and I may use it next. I need to look at the other videos and get cracking. Love what you did here, but then again I love all your cards! Hugs, B xx

Justine Hovey said...

Gorgeous card Barb - I love this sketch so much and the technique! - Fellow Student :)

Sandy said...

You guys are sll making me wish I had time to take the class!!! Yeep!!! This is stunning!

ThePurplePlace said...

AWESOME! I loved Shari's card and you have totally nailed this with her wonderful inspiration!!

I'm loving class, but have not had time to create...hoping to do so later today!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Really pretty and great technique!

Cindy C. said...

Wow a fun technique! And your card is really bright and happy Barb!

Judy Tuck said...

You're rockin' this class so far Barb:)
Beautiful cards!

Robin K. said...

Great result with that water coloring technique! I love the inchie design!

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful take on Shari's card, Barb! I love the combination of distress inks that you chose...they're really perfect with the Dot Flower Pattern, and your butterflies are so pretty!

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful summer card!!

Coralynn Murray said...

I love the colours, so pretty!

Helen F. said...

So awesome, Barb! Such a fun watercolor technique!

icardeveryone01 said...

This is just breath-taking-ly gorgeous... so often, I wish we lived closer, Barb, to play cards together... and I could share your card-making goodies =] M

Karen L K said...

Your card came out very nice Barb. The colors you used look great. I love this card Shari did also.