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! ♥