Thursday, July 19, 2012

How Do You Use Your Label Stamps?

Hi all!


This is going to be a really quick post today - I'm running behind and need to get ready for work.

Day 8 of the Stretch Your Stamps class was all about using label stamps. I only have a couple of these fun stamps, and to be honest, I don't think I've ever used them!

Kristina showed us how to use a larger sentiment with a smaller label and I loved it! Who said your sentiment has to fit into the label? Here's my first card.



I used a pretty label from the Hero Arts, Sweet One clear set and a large sentiment from their, Thank You For Being My Friend set. Then I layered it onto a kraft colored, oval die-cut.

I wanted to continue to play with this label, so I created another card.



For this one, I tried to make it look like the label was larger by stamping it once on the top of my card, and once on the bottom, like Dawn McVey showed us in class. It didn't turn out exactly as I had imagined but a fun idea for sure! I guess I was into ovals and aqua the other day! :)

I've already made a card for day 9 and will try to share that with you soon. Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope everyone is enjoying a creative week! :)

16 comments:

Kara Lynne said...

Such a wonderful idea! I don't think I use my labels for this reason. Your white and aqua makes a gorgeous combination.

Judy1223 said...

Barb, I'm with you, I don't use my labels very often. Your cards, however, are awesome and make me want to try them out again! Glad you're enjoying your class even though you are very busy, too. Have fun!

Cindy C. said...

You made these labels look fabulous Barb!

Trinh said...

Pretty cards, Barb! I'm bad at using my labels too and I love Kristina's tip.

Clare said...

Such pretty blues, Barb! Love those pearls!

Robin K. said...

Way to rock your labels Barb!! I have some I never use either-thanks for the pretty inspiration!!

Lynn said...

You make such gorgeous monochromatic cards...and I'm with you...love, love the banner extending past the sentiment!

Helen F. said...

LOVE them both! Wow, these techniques are really turning out some gorgeous cards. TFS, Barb

Anita Rex said...

So love these blues Barb! And love the way you used the label stamps! :> Great job with your homework!

Karen B. said...

Stunning! More clever and creative cards, I can see you stretching as a designer and I like it! Beautiful beautiful cards today.

Dawn said...

Fabulous cards Barb. Love the aqua colourings. Your label cards are just wonderful.

E.T. said...

absolutely fabulous!

Cris said...

Love the colors you used! I never use my label stamps either, but I think I have to start! Love how you "stretch the label on the second card!

Virginia L. said...

LOVE seeing how your stretch your stamps! GREAT design!

Brenda said...

Thanks for sharing everything that you are learning in class Barb! I'm loving seeing it all! Beautiful colors for your cards today.

Joy said...

Love the CAS feel to these cards and I am swooning as it is blue and my fav colour...hugs