Thursday, August 14, 2014

Stretch Your Stamps 2: Inspired Birthday

Hello crafty peeps!

I signed up for the Stretch You Stamps 2 Class at Online Card Classes that is taking place right now. I haven’t had a ton of time to play along with the lessons but last night I did find time to make a couple quick and simple cards inspired by the classes and samples.


The first card features some randomly stamped arrows from the CMS192 Here & There set (Stampers Anonymous) ink with Monarch Orange, Rose Madder, and Venetian Orange Archival Inks (Ranger). I added texture to the pink arrows by applying ink to a wood grain background (Unity Stamp Co.) and then inking the arrow from the background. Added a sentiment from Happy Birthday (Paper Smooches) and a few sequins. I was having difficulty picking a card base color that I liked when I had the bright idea to use clear cardstock (Inky Antics). The panel was adhered with foam dimensional tape and then on the inside I added a black mat. This way all of the adhesive is hidden.


Super easy, right? My second card took a bit more work as I had to create masks for the larger botanical images.


To start I stamped the large blossom from Botanicals 2 (Paper Smooches) in Sweet Plum Memento Luxe Pigment ink and once dry masked. I then stamped the large leafy image in Peeled Paint Distress Ink. Again, once the image was dry I masked it. I then stamped a couple of the smaller foliage images here and there and stamped a few random leaves. For these little images I used Pear Tart Memento Luxe Pigment ink and once dry I used a G94 Copic marker to add a bit of detail. I also added a few dots here and there using a B00 Copic marker. Finished the main panel with a sentiment from Happy Birthday (Paper Smooches), bit of ribbon (May Arts) and some purple rhinestones. Finished the card with a couple of little wood buttons and a white card base.


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my samples this evening.


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  1. Really like your floral card! Nice colors.

  2. Such great cards,they are both so well done. I love the arrows. Great design.


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