Monday, August 4, 2014

Day #1 Stretch Your Stamps 2!

Hey there!

I'm back with another post but this time to show you my homework for day 1 (so far) for the newest online card class, Stretch Your Stamps 2.

The lessons today were about using background stamps. There were some fabulous videos and fun techniques to try! I loved Kristina Werner's background, watercolor technique and couldn't wait to try it.  

I started out with a beautiful, Hero Arts background cling stamp called, Flower Wallpaper. It was white embossed onto watercolor paper, then I used the technique of spot watercoloring, or spot highlighting with watercolors, using my Peerless Water Colors. Here's my panel before cutting it for my cards.



Now, this would make a gorgeous background for a card but this class is all about stretching your stamps and using them in new and different ways. Soooo,



I used the Big Hello Die from Simon Says Stamp and cut it from my panel to use on this simple card. I covered the die-cut in Glossy Accents and it looks really cool in real life! Do ya see the, Just sayin' sentiment? That actually comes with an exclamation point, so I masked it off before stamping, then added a little apostrophe so it would work with my hello.

I had more of the panel left, so I created another card. Yay - two cards using the same, colorful piece - love that!



This time I used black cardstock to cut the hello, and again, added lots of Glossy Accents. Here's a close-up of this one:


I'm loving this class already - they are so worth the money! I'm hoping to be back again later with at least one more card from today's lessons. (Shari Carroll created an amazing one that I want to try!)

Thanks for stopping by! ♥
 

22 comments:

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

Beautiful cards!

Michelle said...

Your cards are lovely, Barb!

Meg said...

LOVE both these - you did a great job!

Justine Hovey said...

Very fun and colourful! Your cards are very beautiful!

Heather Maria said...

Gorgeous cards, Barb! Your created such a pretty background and I love the way you really stretched your stamp and used it in two completely different ways on your cards!

Virginia Lu said...

AWESOME work on your Day 1 class, Barb! Love the watercolors on the background. The Glossy sentiment is lovely!

chera said...

love your cards!! I'm still working on mine!!!!

Lynn said...

Two gorgeous cards Barb! Looking forward to seeing what else you create!

Barb Ghig said...

WOW! Two really STUNNING cards, Barb! I love the background stamp that you chose and your 'Hello' die cut is just fabulous! All that yummy shine is amazing, especially against the bright fun water colors! Both versions are really beautiful...what a great student you are!

joy said...

BEAUTIFUL card, Barb! I didn't sign up for the class, but I sure do enjoy seeing what everyone makes. Incidentally, today I made a card using this big Hello die, too, since I just got it in the mail. I love what you have done with it and will be storing the background idea for future use.

Jackie Parkins said...

Those are beautiful! You rocked the background and the Glossy Accents. That stuff hates me.

Nat said...

awesome ideas, love the look of the glossy accents on the black cardstock! :)

Kelly Latevola said...

Wow Barb! These are awesome interpretations of the lessons! So pretty :)

Cecilie said...

These are really beautiful results and I love how you interpreted the challenge of the first day.

Dawn Turley said...

Love the bright colours Barb. Great use of your coloured piece as well.

Scrapthat said...

I'm with you it WAS a lovely BG and it looked awesome used in pieces also!!WTG

Brenda said...

Oh what beauties Barb! Love the colours and I just love what Glossy Accents can do to a card!

Leta said...

love all your cards Barb

Tracey McNeely said...

BARB these are so gorgeous, and now I wish I took the class--may still. Love the stamps you used on your background and then to make two cards?

Robin K. said...

These colors are gorgeous!

Laura B. said...

Gorgeous rainbow wash of emboss resist wonderfulness!!! Love it, Barb!

Helen F. said...

Love these two beauties, Barb.
The background stamp looks wonderful with all those pretty colors over the white embossing!