Monday, April 7, 2014

Online Card Class - Stretch Your Stamps - Day 2


Following on from last week's Day 1 post of the Online Card Class that JT and I are is Day 2.

Day 2 uses collage stamps, I don't really have a collage stamp set, so I have used 3 different stamp sets that I think fit the idea.
I have had varied results and I have only done 1/2 of the class so far, as it's a lengthy one and I think I ran of of steam..

My main card today is a bit different for me and uses a Watercolour resist technique - you create a watercolour background, clear emboss the collage stamp on it, cover it in black ink and wipe off the parts over your embossing to see the watercolour background.

I like the idea, but it does need an actual collage stamp, as the black ink is too heavy on my card!

The next card uses water embossing and colour blocking -

Water Embossing and Colour blocking
Once again I think my stamp set means that this card isn't quite what it could be, but I do like how the embossing has resisted the ink and the little splatters that I got by water embossing are great. I need to work on the colour blocking technique, it's a good one, but needs perfecting.

Final card for me of Day 2 is called collage squares -

Collage Squares
I didn't have a 1 inch square punch, so I used a hexagon punch instead. I love this card! The idea is to stamp off the edge of your squares, add a faint text background (from your collage stamp set), distress the edges and colour (I used watercolour pencils for a more subtle look). The overall technique is fiddly, but looks good. I heat embossed the sentiment and distressed the red frame a bit, so it blended in better.

I love the output from Day 1 more, but I think the techniques here are so new to me that practice makes perfect. I'll keep trying - especially the watercolour resist.



  1. Fantastic output of that color-masked card. Really love that. I loved that little square/hexigon technique - I tired that one myself and loved it - your take is fantastic.

  2. You are really getting on with these Classes and what fab results Claire! Loving all the cards and techniques you are using..the hexagons are fab! Hugs Carole Z X


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