Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Stretch Your Stamps 2-Days 7 & 8

Hello!

I'm so happy to have the day off from work so I can play with my stamps and finish my homework for the online card class, Stretch Your Stamps 2.

In the lessons from days 7 and 8, the designers and teachers shared so many awesome ideas using a fun, graphic stamp set called, Rounded Diamonds by Avery Elle. It's the kind of stamp set that I always struggle with, so these lessons were very inspiring for me.

I've created three cards - two with inspiration from class and one just for fun.


This card was inspired by Debby Hughes' beautiful card from day 7. The little tear drop stamps in this set are so cute! I used lots of different inks from SSS and Hero Arts for my stamping. And that fabulous, big "thanks" is from a WPlus9 set called, Hand Lettered Thanks.

My second card was inspired by Kelly Rasmussen from day 8. She shared a technique that has endless possibilities - stamping the images along the edge of a card. 



 Lately, I am loving the Sea Glass and Mint inks together - I just think it's such a pretty combination! I thought using the silver, glittery cardstock to add some sparkly hearts and a hello die-cut would compliment those soft colors well.

When my homework was finished, I found myself wanting to play more with this fun set. So, I made another card.


This time, I took this large rounded diamond and heat embossed it in white. Then I added some shading using the same two ink pads as above, along with some Lemon Chiffon ink. I cut out the shapes, popped them up with some foam adhesive and added the Thank You die-cut. It's a die that corresponds with the Hand Lettered Thanks set. It's fun because you can stamp the words onto the die-cut, so you end up with a little white border - love that!

Okay, it's a beautiful day so I'm heading outside! Thanks for stopping by! ♥
 

31 comments:

Stephanie Poteet said...

Your cards are just beautiful! I think that I may need to look into taking some of these classes myself :)

Lin said...

Wonderful cards, Barb - you took to these graphics like a duck to water!

Virginia Lu said...

Gorgeous class work, Barb! Love the colors of all your cards here!

Barb Ghig said...

WOW! You have really knocked it out of the park with 3 gorgeous cards, Barb! Especially since these graphic shapes are so difficult to work with! I love all the colors you chose for each one, and I'm so impressed with the design you created on the last card! As always, you get an A+++++ from me :-)

Brenda said...

Goodness me you are way ahead of me Barb and you are creating some awesome beauties! I LOVE those colours!

joy said...

You have certainly embraced the graphic design class, Barb! These cards are stunners and I love the colors.

Laura Norris said...

I love all three cards you made Barb! Great takes on the cards from class, and your just for fun card is fantastic as well. Nice work!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Three awesome cards Barb, you are making me wish I took the class! I think you will be teaching next time!

Lynn said...

Just came back from a walk...it is beautiful here too. Low 70s = perfection. Your cards are amazing Barb. I love all the gorgeous white space!

Pam W Merwin said...

Love the embossing of these graphic stamps! Really love the colors you used too - will have to check out that sentiment :-)

Bethany Stellpflug said...

oh I love the last one Barb! So gorgeous! :D

Judy1223 said...

Barb, all three cards are AMAZING! I can see you are earning excellent grades in your class...beautiful homework, you get 3 A's!

Joyce said...

Your cards are stunning, and you are making me think I should be in this class. I actually have that AE set, and pretty much stare at it wondering what to do with it. So many great ideas on your blog.

alexandra s.m. said...

They are all beauties but if I had to choose, I would say that the last one takes the cake ;)

Jacqueline said...

Just love your play with stamps on these!

Leta said...

Gorgeous cards Barb, just love 'em all!

Lee-Anne said...

Wow...you've done an awesome job with the homework+++ These are beautifully done, Barb!

Laura B. said...

beautiful cards! I especially love that last one with the emboss resist and your die cut sentiments! such pretty homework you have:)

Deepti said...

These cards are a colorful treat to my eyes, love the designs :)

Sarah Gray said...

I really struggle with geometric or abstract stamp sets so your cards are really inspiring! Love the colours and your stamping is perfect as always :) I will definitely be taking this class!

Memory. Lane. said...

Wow! those are some awesome cards. I love them.

Adeana said...

Awesome Cards--you are very creative!

Leticia Landers said...

Beautiful cards!!!!

filiberto elizondo said...

lOVE THEM ALL!!!

Hattie Hatcheck said...

Wow! You went crazy with those Christmas stamps. What a great job, makes me want to buy all of them.

Peggy Fitzmaurice said...

Thanks for all the great card ideas. I love the Christmas bulbs the best.

Peggy Fitzmaurice said...

I just realized I finished the hop! My orthopedist would be so impressed that I hopped all night with bad knees. Does this count as exercise? Lol

Gamer ViXen said...

Multiple and all beautiful card ideas!! TFS!!!

scrappingirl said...

Thanks for the card inspiration!

Terry Wasson said...

Love the look of the dies for the holidays. A really fun card!

AuntieTT said...

I like them all, I would not e able to pick a favorite!