Saturday, August 16, 2014

Last Two Days of Stretch Your Stamps 2

Hello and happy Saturday!

I have three cards to share with you today - all homework for days 10 and 11 of online card class

On day 10, the designers and teachers shared more fun ways to stretch those stamps. I loved Laurie Willison's beautiful card and wanted to try it. Here's my take:



Laurie used Fun Foam for her die-cut sentiment but I didn't have any, so I used 6 pieces of Neenah Solar White 110# cardstock. I love how the stamped leaves look on the sentiment! They are from the Paper Smooches set, Botanicals 2.

My next card was inspired by Dawn. It was fun playing with colored embossing powder again!


I think the bright colors look so cool against the dark, navy panel. I again used the Botanicals 2 set and added some white Enamel Accents here and there. The sentiment is from Mama Elephant's Up and Away set.

For my last card, I used the fun, Rounded Diamonds set from Avery Elle. 


Laura Bassen shared a beautiful card using the same set. I took her design and flipped it to create a top folding card and added a couple of thin strips of DCWV Glitter Paper. The sentiment was created by using two different stamps. This, Hello Friend by Technique Tuesday and this one from WPlus9 called, Hand Lettered Thanks. I just masked off the frame and "hello" portion before stamping, then added the "you're the best" above it. Love stretching those sentiment stamps too!


Okay, I'm off to get a few things done around here then I'm hoping to play with more stamps later today. I sure have enjoyed this class! I always learn so much!

Thanks for the visit - have a great weekend! ♥
 

15 comments:

Pam W Merwin said...

These are absolutely wonderful, Barb! Love what you did with each of them. I still haven't tackles 10 and 11 yet :-) Thanks for the inspiration!

Virginia Lu said...

Love your embossing and stamping on the 1st and 2nd card! The 3rd card is REALLY gorgeous! Love the mod vibe and trendy colors, Barb!

Laura Norris said...

Fantastic cards Barb!! Love them all.

Cindy C. said...

Fabulous cards all around Barb!! They sure reflect how much fun you with the class!!

Sheila H said...

Your cards are lovely. It's clear that you enjoyed the class.

alexandra s.m. said...

You're on a roll again dear Barb!
Love each card so so much!
Thank You for the inspiration!!

Dawn Turley said...

Great cards to day Barb. Just incredible cards

Deepti said...

Pretty cards :)

Lin said...

So sad to see our lessons end......love your final day cards! The lavender one especially , so pretty!

Barb Ghig said...

All three cards are fabulous, Barb! I love how you took inspiration from each designer yet made them your own, and as always, your choice of colors is just beautiful!

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb, I have enjoyed the class vicariously through your beautiful cards! I love the vibrant embossing on the blue base too!

Martha said...

OH, Barb, these cards are all SO pretty! Love how you were SO inspired! Well done! ♥

What a good student you are...doing ALL your homework...my favorite kind of students in my math classes...always those that complete all their homework. :-)

Laura B. said...

Go Barb, go!!! Awesome cards! Love how you took each technique and made it your own! Fabulous job!

Small T said...

Barb, your cards are gorgeous! I love all three! :-) xo

icardeveryone01 said...

So wish I had taken this class...but I'm learning so much from you, Barb... thanks for sharing =] M