Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Day 2 - Stretch Your Stamps 2

Hey there!


I'm back again today with more homework from Stretch Your Stamps 2. The second day of class was filled with more inspiration for using our background stamps.

Remember back when we were all excited about Perfect Pearls? Well, Jennifer McGuire created a gorgeous card using them and I couldn't wait to pull mine out again and play!


The Hero Arts Tiny Star Background was stamped with VersaMark then brushed with a few different blue and purple colored Perfect Pearls. I die-cut the large, Puffy Star from Lawn Fawn and the die-cut, "hello" is from Simon Says Stamp. I coated it with VersaMark then clear embossed. I did this three or four times to create more dimension. I added a few die-cut Mini Stars from SSS and brushed those with a Wink of Stella pen. Here's a close-up so you can see the pretty shimmer from the Perfect Pearls.


 Since I had that lovely star all cut out, I thought I might as well make another, simple card.



The die-cut "you" is from the Small Love You Die by SSS and the rest of the sentiment is from their Tiny Tag Words set.


I stamped the sentiment just a bit too far to the left, so to correct it, I added a couple of exclamation points.

I go back to work tomorrow after a couple days off. Hoping I can still keep up with the homework from class! Sure is enjoyable having more time to create! Can you say, "retirement?" Wishful thinking!

Thanks for stopping by! ♥
 

15 comments:

snappy scrappy said...

Fabulous!!!

Cindy C. said...

Awesome!!!

Robin K. said...

Beautiful homework Barb! Love the shimmer from the perfect pearls and the dimension on your hello!

Andrene Smith said...

Beautiful job Barb - the black is just stunning!

Virginia Lu said...

LOVE your samples, Barb! The extra clear embossing is awesome! Gorgeous!!

Carol Perry said...

Gorgeous cards Barb. Love the effect you achieved with the clear embossing.

Lin said...

Perfection! Love this technique!

Barb Ghig said...

I love the clever way you mixed and matched your stamps and dies on both cards, Barb! The shimmer from the Perfect Pearls is so pretty, and the tiny stars are the perfect choice for your background! You are such a great student :-)

Kristen V said...

Thank you so much for sharing. I'm on a tight budget right now and I so wanted to take this class, but I've got three children who all need school supplies. I love the cards you have made today. They are all so beautiful! Thanks again!

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous cards Barb!

Dawn Turley said...

What a beautiful couple of cards Barb. Love how you use the stars for the background and the big star die cut.

Dotty Jo x said...

Looks like another terrific class! Great cards Barb, Jo x

ThePurplePlace said...

WOW! I don't know how you manage to get these done so fast and so well! You nailed this technique and I love that wonderful Stars Background Stamp! Looks awesome!!

Hoping to try my hand at this one today!!

shawnmanuel.com said...

Those are great cards. They look truly magical and the Perfect Pearls are...uh...perfect for the stars. Really nice work.

Helen F. said...

Oh My Stars! You created two very fun, star-studded cards, Barb.
I'm off to grab my Perfect Pearls now :-)