Thursday, August 14, 2014

Online Card Class - Stretch Your Stamps - Day 6 - Stamps with Dies..


This is a scheduled I am currently in the air..heading home to London for 2 weddings, a week of work and a whirlwind of social/family time.

So it has been a while since I touched my online card class. Things keep getting in the way.

I did however jump straight to Day 6 about 6 weeks ago, but just never got around to posting my makes..

So here is Day 6 - Stamps with Dies. For my first 2 cards I used a Hero Arts Framelits set.

The first technique is Die Cut Edge (main photo)...I am still not sure how I feel about this technique, but I do like my card.

The next technique is Glittered Die Cut..loved this technique and I love how my card looks. It was my first time using the Judikins sticky stuff...amazing product.

Glittered die cut
I am pleased that this class helped me to conquer my fear of heat embossing..I use it so much now, its pretty straightforward and really makes cards pop!

I switched sets for the next couple of cards and used a Pink Paislee set.

The next technique is Layered Die Cuts. I am pleased with my card, could have done a better job making the layers obvious.. The top layer is a watercoloured background, with white embossing over the top. I also heat embossed the sentiment onto VELLUM - see how far I have come... The background is a Prima stencil and I only re-inked my dauber once, so I would get variations in colour.

Layered Die-cuts
Layered Die-cuts close-up
I skipped Double Sided Stamped Die Cut, as it didn't really work with my sets.

The final technique is Bold Embellishments. I love how the umbrella's pop off of the Yellow background.

Bold Embellishments
I am pretty pleased with my cards, not sure if I will be doing the Die Cut Edge again..we'll see.



  1. These are all gorgeous Claire… love the techniques that you've used here… fab colour combos on them all… especially love the last one… those brollies look awesome against the yellow and the sentiment is wonderful !! :-)
    Hope you have a great time in London!
    Hugs Sue xx

  2. Love all these cards Claire, the yellow one really rocks! Hope you had a good flight, bug hug Carole Z X

  3. Love all of these techniques but the top one is most impressive...I will have to figure out that one and watch those tutorials when I get back to the UK! Love the umbrella set, those layers are great x


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