Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Stretch Your Stamps - Day #2

Here I am, up late again, doing my homework - reminds me of my High School days!


There were lots of fun techniques shown for day 2 of Stretch Your Stamps class, and so many beautiful cards! The lesson for today was using collage stamps in different and unique ways. My first reaction was, "Uh, oh!" I only own one collage stamp, I guess because it's never been my style, and now I know why!

After three attempts and three tosses into the garbage, I was going to give up and just skip it for today. Then I started to feel guilty, and I certainly don't want a bad grade, so I ended up creating my own collage card, using a couple of the techniques from today's lesson.

Lisa Spangler shared a beautiful card using Tim Holtz's Papillon stamp set. She stamped the butterflies with VersaMark ink, then brushed them with Perfect Pearls. I remembered that technique from way back in the Thinking Inking classes by Jennifer McGuire, and loved it then!

I don't have that Papillon set, but I do have a similar set from Hero Arts, also called Papillon. I used the same technique on a very dark blue piece of card stock.


After brushing away the excess powder, I white embossed the script here and there, over the butterflies. And do you see the white splatters? That was done by "water embossing!" Yup, you read that correctly! I mixed up some Perfect Pearls and water on my kraft sheet, used a small paint brush to flick it onto the card, then added some white embossing powder and heated it up with a heat gun. So fun! :)

Kristina shared another very cool technique called, Watercolor Emboss Resist, that I can't wait to try! Sure wish there were more hours in the day!

Thanks for your visit! Hope everyone is having a great week! :)

37 comments:

The Hankerds said...

Gorgeous!

Berni Cuttino said...

very nice. beautiful. Hugs

Dawn said...

You are such a good girl to do your homework. I've done one card from Day 1 and have some ideas for day 2. This card is delightful. I'm going to make my own collage too as I don't have the Tim Holtz clear set.

Pam from Maine said...

Wow, what a beautiful job. It's such an attractive card. Well done!

Lynn said...

You did an absolutely wonderful job! Love the color combo...looks awesome against the midnight blue! Baseball last night and tonight...so probably this weekend before I get to day 2 :)

Kathy said...

Gorgeous, Barb! I love the white against the dark:)

Betty said...

Love your card - especially lovely in just the blue and white.

walchowDesign said...

You've done your homework well, Barb! this card is gorgeous and I love all the shimmers on it! Great job!

Annette said...

wow you did an amazing job...this card is stunning...i love everything about it...

Lin said...

Beautiful, Barb! Sounds like a really fun class!

Virginia L. said...

Love your take on the on-line class!! The embossing is beautiful! Thanks for sharing , Barb!

Kathy Rosecrans said...

TFS, Barb!! Beautiful results!!

CARO said...

Gorgeous card; thanks for sharing the technique!

Elizabeth Allan said...

This homework gets an A+!!

Kara Lynne said...

That's what collage is all about! You put all those stamps together beautifully and the splatter blends it all together perfectly! I'm so inspired by the techniques on your card, it's wonderful!

pcm said...

Barb,
This turned out amazing!

Ellie said...

It's beautiful, a lot of interesting techniques on there! TFS...

Sus said...

Beautiful card!!! I have yet to create something from this class. I barely got to watch the day 1 videos and I'm dying to try out yesterday's techniques!!!

Maureen Morton said...

You totally get extra credit and no cleaning of the chalk erasers! Ha. This is simply stunning - love the richness and contrast AND all the great techniques.

jintyoo7 said...

In my humble opinion, Barb your grade should be an A.

Love the shimmer and white on the dark card stock - stunning effect :)

Kathy (krolski) said...

Barb,this is so gorgeous!! Beautiful work! I'd like more hours in the day too. :)

Karen B. said...

Barb, this is exquisite! So elegant.

Simone said...

Barb this is beautiful! I love the colours on this :)

Donna Bowman said...

Gorgeous Barb! I think you deserve extra credit!!

Simone said...

Barb this is beautiful! I love the colours on this :)

alexandra s.m. said...

yummmmmm....love the winterey feel here Barb!
What an amazing card!
TFS~

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful job on creating your own collage. I really like your splatters.

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

WOW - WONDERFUL card! Love your design and beautiful technique! I should have taken that class - need to be more adventurous in my crafting - thanks for the inspiration! Hugs, Karin

Deirdre said...

Oh wow, this has to one of the most amazing cards you have every made - LOVE it. So many fun/new techniques - just stunning Barb. Enjoy the class. I didn't sign up because I know I just wouldn't have the time to play .. maybe the next time! Looking forward to seeing what else you create.

Jacqueline said...

Love this one - beautiful use of your stamps!

Robin K. said...

This is stunning Barb! Love the splatters!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Super cool! I never tried water embossing. Will definitely have to give it a try. :)

Trinh said...

Stunning design, Barb! I certainly have neglected my Perfect Pearls and your beautiful card makes me want to get them out & play again. Love the splotches too!

donna mikasa said...

What a beauty, Barb! Right down to the water embossing!

Greta said...

Oh so lovely! I'm thinking I need to do some classes.

Brenda said...

Wow! This is really beautiful Barb!

Cris said...

That is a stunning card! Love the colors you chose, and it just looks amazing! Beautiful, beautiful card!