Day 4 of Stenciled and it's got to be my favorite day yet! So inspired in the classroom today by Shari Carroll and her gelli printing that I decided to break out my gelli plate and make some fun prints of my own. I turned this one into a fun card using another technique shown in Day 1 of adding string and vellum behind your sentiment :
I had so much fun playing with paints and the gelli plate and I got a lot of fun pulls that I can use on plenty of other cards and projects. I just love the colors and how these stencils look together.
I know 3 days have already gone by in the stenciled class, but you know I love my stencils so I had to take them out and play today. I started with Day 1 and used the techniques and layout of the card shown by Debby Hughes for my "homework". I loved the soft and pretty look of her card and thought it would make a great Valentine. Instead of embossing on my vellum, I used this Kelly Purkey Follow Your Heart die from Simon Says Stamp.
I finally got a chance to sit down tonight and try of some of the techniques from Creative Chemistry 102. If you have not signed up for this class, you are definitely missing out! I have not had much time after work, but the few hours I did have tonight were great! Even if it takes me a few days longer I definitely plan to finish all my homework. I started out with the first tag and tried the Distress Paint Marbling Technique:
After doing this one, I thought as a card maker, it might be better if I tried this technique on a card base:
I also tried the Altered Surfaces Technique and made these numbers:
And here they are on a finished Christmas card:
The last technique I tried was the Eroded Metallics Technique. I think I need a little more practice, but it certainly was fun to try out and I definitey thought the piece was good enough to use as a card base:
That's it for tonight, and I definitely can't wait to have some more time to play around with the rest of the techniques...so much fun!
Another fun day at Summer Card Camp 2. Today's "homework" was to work with some embossed die cuts. I did not have the die cuts featured in class, although they have been added to my list. I decided to work with some flower dies I did have and substituted some embossed dots for the butterflies used in class.
It's day 1 over at Summer Card Camp 2. I must say I did not get to play along with the last couple of Online Card Classes, but I am ready for this one! No matter how many of these classes I take, I always learn great new tips and tricks. Today one of the lessons was stamping using a multi inked stamping technique. I don't do much of this and thought I should give it a try. I thought this might be a fun technique to try with the Flower Friend set from Simon Says Stamp. These colors are definitely summery!
Just catching on my homework for the newest Online Card Class His & Hers. This is a class I have definitely been waiting for since I always need ideas for guy cards and love to find new ways to use the supplies I already have. These classes certainly inspire you to do just that.
I have been playing with a lot of paints and Distress stains lately so I thought I would make some Distress resist backgrounds with patterns for him and her but try to keep some of the elements similar like the stamp, emboss resist and the washi.
It's been a busy week! Even though I have been following along with class I have had not had much time to play. I made some time tonigh to try out this fun technique from Jennifer for Day 8 of the Clean & Simple Card Making 2 class. It was fun to make a custom ink pad with my Distress reinkers, and instead of a rainbow, I thought it would be fun to use sunset colors. I have a feeling there are more custom ink pads in my future.
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