Wednesday, April 10, 2019

OCC-Stamp Happy Day 3

Hi, today's class lesson was background stamps.   Today, I  created a card inspired by Jennifer McGuire's lesson.  She created beautiful backgrounds and then made them into 'floating window cards'.  I loved this idea so I made one.

This is Hero Arts Florentine Pattern block background stamp.  I stamped light blue cardstock using SSS Steel Blue ink.  This, to me, was a different way of using background stamps.   I think it is a beautiful effect.  I am going to make more cards using this technique and try to improve my skill. I loved all the cards today and want to try all the techniques demonstrated.

See you soon...

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

OCC-Stamp Happy-Day 2

Day 2 of class, the emphasis was on clear stamps and layering.  I have just gotten over my fear of layering stamps, lol!  That doesn't mean I know what the heck I am doing, I have just been practicing.  Today I did a card with layering sunflowers.  This stamp was part of a Hero Arts card kit a couple of years ago. 

I layered using Hero Arts inks and it always takes me a long time to get the layers just right and I still feel that the layers are off kilter. I stenciled a pattern in the background and used a frame to enclose the card. 

All in all I like the look but I think I need way more practice.

See you soon...

Monday, April 8, 2019

OCC-Stamp Happy- Day 1

I am taking the Online Card Class called Stamp Happy, this week.  The first day demonstration was the use of wooden stamps.  I'll confess, I haven't used wooden stamps in quite awhile, in fact I don't know when was the last time I purchased a wooden stamp.  I do have plenty to use though, and since this class is in coordination with Hero Arts, I chose a Hero Arts wooden stamp to use.  The class recommendation was to use a stamp positioner, I have the Inkadinkadoo Stamp-a-ma-jig.  I love the impression you get from red rubber, it is so crisp.

I stamped the image and colored with Copic markers. I used an embossing folder for the woodgrain look, and shaded it with Distress Oxide Ink.  The background is also colored with Distress Oxide ink. I stamped a simple sentiment and hand cut it out and used foam tape to mount it on the card front.

Be back soon....

Image: Hero Arts Bird
Embossing Folder: Tim Holtz Woodgrain
Distress Inks: Frayed Burlap for woodgrain, and Tumbled Glass for background. 
Sentiment: Flora and Fauna
Dies: SSS Stitched Ovals, SSS Stitched Rectangles