Online Card Class Days 1 and 2 – Background Stamps

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Hi everyone! I’m here today with some homework for Online Card Classes. I have been a little off the radar ever since class started and I just recently watched the first few days of class. For this post, I have 3 cards I made for Days 1 and 2. I didn’t have any of the stamps they suggested but I shopped my stash and found 2 woodblock stamps from Stampabilities that I purchased from Hobby Lobby. I decided to use both those stamps – one was a quatrefoile stamp that is great for coloring like Kristina’s technique and the other which is the tapestry stamp which is perfect as a reverse background stamp.

Here are my cards —

CARD #1

Thanks Watercolor

I started this card with some Bazzill card stock in Licorice Twist cut to a 4 Bar card with the fold on top. For the panel, I used some Strathmore watercolor paper. I stamped the Quatrefoile background with VersaMark and embossed the image with some AC Zing white embossing powder. I decided to try the water coloring technique that Kristina shared. I colored the spaces with watercolor in a rainbow order but vertically.

For the sentiment, I die cut the Thanks die from SSS at the center of the watercolor panel and also from some Licorice Twist card stock. I inlaid the black thanks on the watercolor panel. To finish the card, I attached the panel on the card base with foam tape and added some black enamel dots from My Mind’s Eye.

CARD #2

You're Very Strong

 

I started this card with some Bazzill Licorice Twist card stock cut to a 4 Bar card. I also used the same color for the front panel. I stamped the Stampabilities Tapestry stamp. I stamped the image on the panel with some Versamark ink and before it could dry I brushed on some Perfect Pearls powder in bubblegum. This was the technique that Jennifer Mcguire taught and I just fell in love with it. After the finished brushing the powder, I misted some water and heat set the panel to dry.

For the sentiment, I cut a circle using the smallest shape in the Sizzix Circle Framelits set. I traced the placement of the circle, and stamped a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Love This set in VersaMark. Then I heat embossed it with AC Zing Silver Metallic embossing powder. To finish the card, I adhered the front panel to the base with some foam tape.

CARD #3

XOXO Hugs and Kisses Emboss Resist

I started this card with some Neenah Solar White card stock cut to a 4 Bar card. For the front panel, I used some Strathmore water color paper. I stamped the Quatrefoile stamp with VersaMark and heat embossed it with some AC Zing White Embossing powder. I sponged on Distress Inks  with different shades of blue. I started with Broken China at the bottom, then Peacock Feathers in the middle and Tumbled Glass on top. While I was adding each color, I made sure to blend them together. To give it a water color look, I spritzed the panel with water and left it to dry. I love splotches it created.

For the sentiment, I used the Hero Year Round Greetings. I stamped the message on Neenah Solar White card stock cut to a small frame using the Sizzix Framelits Borders. I stamped it with black pigment ink and heat embossed it with some AC Zing Clear embossing powder. I looped some black twine at the center of the panel and adhered my border sentiment on top. To finish the card, I attached the panel to the base and adhered some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

That’s it for the first 2 days of class. I’m quite behind with the lessons so it will take a while for me to catch up with all the lessons. But I will definitely be back with cards for days 3 and 4 very soon.

For a list of tools and products I used, please check the supply list below.

Thanks for reading.

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