Hope you had a good weekend. I've had a fun and varied one!
I wanted to buy JT a bit of a different craft related present for her birthday this year. So I chose a class from the Online Card Class site.
I thought Stretch Your Stamps would be great for both of us, as we have a fair amount of stamps that we probably under utilise! And yes I did by the class for myself...
Be warned this is an EPIC post!
So Day 1 is about using background stamps..I chose to use a Heidi Swapp giant Chevron stamp (5.5x5.5 inches)
My main card was made during the first part of the class, we had to make an ink pad and double stamp. I didn't have some of the things used to do exactly the same rainbow technique (cut n dry felt and reinkers) so I improvised.
I inked my background stamp twice in a different colour each time and spritzed with water for a smudgey effect. I managed to achieve the double stamped / rainbow effect..without the additional tools - SWEET! I also don't have a heat it tool (yet...) and so I had to stamp my sentiment (by American Crafts) in white ink.
I feel like this card is a total win!
The next card is totally and utterly for JT!!
|Paper Pieced background..wobbly owl!|
Another win for me :)
Card number 3 is all about kissing :)
|Kiss technique - on the hearts|
I will totally be doing this again and once again I feel like a winner, as I love the end result.
Final card for Day 1..
|Featured element..out of this world!|
Day 1 of the course was great fun, I have learnt some fun new tricks and feel like I really did stretch my background stamp..
I won't be doing the next day until later in the week and I will be jumping to Day 3, as you need a heat tool for Day 2 and my new toy hasn't arrived yet...