Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Stretch Your Stamps - Day #1

Hi there!

It's been a crazy couple of days! I can't seem to get my head above water lately - feels like I'm behind on everything right now, including visiting some of your blogs, and I apologize for that! I'm hoping to get caught up soon!

Tonight, I did finally manage to take a look at day 1 of the new online card class, Stretch Your Stamps. There is so much inspiration already! I loved the card from Dawn McVey, so I had to CASE it!

I also wanted to use the new Hero Arts Neon Inks, and tried stamping the Lattice Background with the orange neon, on a kraft tag.
It doesn't look as bright as it would on a white tag, but I like it anyway!


The other stamp is also Hero Arts. It's from a cling set called, Untitled Word Shadow. The two colored strips were white, and I smeared them with the pink and yellow neon inks.

Okay, it's very late and I need to get to bed. I'm really looking forward to day 2 of class - hope I can take a look at it tomorrow before 10:00pm!

Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

30 comments:

Sue said...

Hello Barb
Hot, hot Orange, happy sweet Pink and glowing Yellow; three high energy colours all on one palette, it should not work, but your card is bursting with cheerfulness, and it is very eye-catching.
A wonderful effect on the Bg.
Smiles;)
Sue

Dawn said...

wonderful colours Barb. I only got to look at the class about 2 hrs ago...and haven't had time to even play yet. Your card is just so eye-catching.

Donna Bowman said...

Love this Barb! The odors are awesome and the design is so cool. Looks like your going to be an A student in this class!

Lynn said...

Love, love, love the embossed background and the bright cheery colors are fabulous!

Ger said...

Love the colours! Love the lattice on the tag! Resistance is futile, I'm off to sign up for class!!! Ger x.

joy said...

I just love this card, Barb! Looks like day 1 was a good one for you. The word shadow stamps are so pretty and I like the neon on the kraft. I decided not to sign up for this class because I always fizzle out way too early:)

Lin said...

Great use of those neon inks, Barb! Looks like a really fun class!

Isha said...

Wow!!! That is a lovely card Barb with the Neon inks :)

Maureen Morton said...

You rocked your homework, girlfriend! This card is such a great score - wonderful use of the new neon. Hope things settle down and that you enjoy the class. I may take it later....tardy again. Hugs & thanks for sharing.

Maureen Morton said...

PS - you should enter this in the Simon Says Stamp tag challenge!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Love the fun and bright colors Barb!

Annette said...

love the neon colors...great design and fun patterns..great card.

donna mikasa said...

Hi Barb! Aren't we lucky that we won the class spots? I love your tag and how you used the new neons, too! See you in class!

Angel said...

Very cheerful and fun colors. The entire card is fun!

Kara Lynne said...

Barb, this card is gorgeous in those bright, fabulous neons! The lattice stamped on the kraft really highlights the white/pink focal image. I'm looking forward to seeing all your upcoming homework!

CinnamonSally said...

Fabulous bright card Barb, love all your elements.

Lisa Carroll said...

Barb, this card is BEAUTIFUL! I'm not sold on the new neon inks just yet, ;) but your card may just push me over the edge.. I LOVE it. They work perfectly with the design! I hope you are enjoying class! :)

Pam W Merwin said...

Love your NEON ;)and your amazing background and WOW the pop of PINK - love, love, love it!

Martha said...

OH, Barb, look at this beauty you've created! You used the sweet tag so beautifully! Great design! Love it!

Have a wonderful week!

Brenda said...

Hi Barb! I totally understand how you are feeling! I can hardly keep my head above water right now! I am so loving these neon colors and I think that what you made came out tops! It's almost unbelievable that those two colored strips are not actual cardstock, you really inked that superbly! I hope you have a good nights rest!

Sue McRae said...

I love how you've used those fabulous neon colours Barb! They make such a happy card!

Karen B. said...

Ooh, look at all those bright wonderful colors! So pretty and festive Barb!

Judy1223 said...

Wow, Barb, you never have to apologize for not visiting our blogs, good heavens I think you are my most frequent visitor ever!!! I totally understand being busy...I'm happy to see you are taking that Stretch Your Stamps class and I bet you will make a ton of awesome cards for "homework!" This card is wonderful...I love all the stamps and color combinations. I don't have any of the neon inks but you are making me take a second look!

Lisa said...

Lovin' these neons, Barb! It's so bright and cheerful :) Enjoy the class! It sounded like a good one, but it's just too crazy right now for me to concentrate on a class!

alexandra s.m. said...

It's one of my favorites Barb!
I absolutely LOVE it!
Thank You~

Nancy said...

Oh my, I'm really late to this fabulous party....totally loving your neon card, my friend!

walchowDesign said...

Wow! Very eye catching colours but love it!

Robin K. said...

I wasn't so sure about those neon inks but this pretty card has changed my mind Barb!! And don't you ever apologize for not getting around to everyone's blogs- you cheer the rest of us on more than anyone I know!!! Hugs to you, my friend:)

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Beautiful card, Barb! Love the cheerful color combo.

Greta said...

Terrific card, Barb! Love those colors & all the images you used.