Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Stretch Your Stamps: Day One

I'm taking my second on line class and thought I'd pop in and share my creations from day one.   The first day talked about different ways to use your background stamps.  I actually only have about three background stamps that cover the entire card.  For the first one, I combined two distress inks:  Barn Door and Picked Raspberry on a craft pad and then sprayed Perfect Pearls.  I used this as my ink base for this card. I love the soft feel and in real life it has a touch of shimmer.  

For this next one, I tried a few things on my craft pad, but then resorted to stamping the image in three different colors.  I then colored the middle diamond of the repeated images with the distress inks and a watercolor pen.  Added gems for a touch more dimension.


I enjoyed day one and am looking forward to the next class!  Happy Tuesday!

22 comments:

Pam from Maine said...

I reakky like your use of different blues. It's a beautiful card.

Quip1320 said...

Very very pretty! I will hopefully get to make the card I have in my head today! What a fun class this is going to be!

~amy~ said...

such fab stamping lynn...love seeing your cards from the class!

Jinny Newlin said...

Such fun ideas! REALLY LOVE the simple colored portion on the second card! TFS!

Tracey McNeely said...

Your cards turned out beautifully Lynn. I have been pondering this class I have taken two other already--love them.

angelabranon said...

How pretty both cards came out.

Anonymous said...

Love both cards - the green bow is beautiful.

Maureen said...

oh, you working the bling! I love it! The pink card is so soft and pretty and the ribbon is divine! The blue one is bold and graphic and says "wow!" to me! Hmmm, haven't taken an online class...do you like them? Are they time intense? Hey, today is your Thursday, right? Woohoo!

Barb said...

You know I LOVE the first card with those colors! Wonderful effect on both cards, Lynn! :)

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Your cards are both fantastic, Lynn! I haven't taken an online class. What do you think? I am a "hands on learner", so not sure if they are for me. When you are done, you will have to write a post all about it, as I am intrigued to know more. :)

Laura B. said...

Gorgeos background stamping techniques! Such pretty results!

Angel said...

beautiful backgrounds you created. Nice techniques.

Kara Lynne said...

That first card is simply beautiful, and I love how you repeated the stamp of the second one. All those gems take time and dexterity. Wonderful cards!

sandie said...

love the retro card, great idea to colour the centre and add the bling-just adds that little bit extra. I haven't had time to do a card from my online class but I leaned so much from one class and am going to try out the a few cards over a week or so before I go onto the next one as I think this way I won't forget what I have learnt-thanks for the idea of doing these classes x

Karen B. said...

OOh, what a cool cool use of the Retro Foundations, love the colored in diamonds. You are so very clever Lynn!

Emily Leiphart said...

These are so beautiful, Lynn! I especially love that first one with the scattered gems!

Sandy Ang said...

These are so classic and pretty

kingstonmama said...

Gorgeous cards, Lynn. The background on the first is especially beautiful. Ann Y.

Christina said...

Loving the monochromatic stamping on these beauties and the gorgeous rhinestone accents. But that green satin ribbon---swoon!

Jen W. said...

These are gorgeous, Lynn! The pink and green are lovely together and the scattered gems are perfect. Those lovely blues with the rows of gems made me smile. :)

I signed up for this class too and then ended up having to work every day this week from 7:30 - 6:30. Blah!! I'm going to have to wait for the long weekend at the end of the month to play along I guess.

Jaclyn Miller said...

Oh my word, these are AWESOME! Love all the background stamping.

Ginny said...

Great job on both! But LOVE LOVE how you did that 2nd one especially. Very cool!