Online Card Classes – Stretch Your Stamps 2 – Day 1 – Card 2

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Here is my interpretation of Kristina Werner’s example of using background stamps after watercoloring them in class for Day 1 in the Stretch Your Stamps 2 class at Online Card Classes.  I used the Penny Black “Retro” background stamp and watercolored it after clear heat embossing.  I then highlighted the details of the stamp with a fine brush, thereby adding pops of color.  I then used a My Favorite Things die for sentiment and stars.  The Happy is from WPlus9 “hello” set.  The background stamp on the card base is Impression Obsession stamped with Hero Arts Shadow inks in lemon yellow, lime green, and soft stone.  The frame is from a scrap I watercolored previously – never throw away those scraps!

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This second card uses the Penny Black base as noted above.  I stacked up the black birthday die multiple times, then used wink of stella, which can’t really be appreciated in the scan.  Happy sentiment is Clearly Besotted.

I’m looking forward to Day 2 of the Online Card Class, but for now, I’m off to work!

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Crafting By Designs: ATG

Simon Says Stamp: ATG

Seize the Birthday: Yellow

Operation Write Home: ODB – Stars

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About urrn4u

Hi! I'm Kathy, a Southern Californian native who has lived in the west coast, midwest, northeast and now the southeast. I'm a Registered Nurse who lives for the creation of Art. I am currently on the Design Teams of Cards in Envy, From The Heart Stamps, and Technique Junkies with previous design credits for A Blog Named Hero, A Day For Daisies, Creative Vision, From the Heart Stamps, Open-Minded Crafting, Repeat Impressions Stamps, Sketch Saturday, Send a Smile 4 Kids and Try Stampin' On Tuesday. I've also guest designed for Crafting By Design, Kenny K, The Alley Way, and Simon Says Stamp. I am married 25+ years to a wonderful man and have two very special grown sons, Dan and Matt.

Posted on August 5, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Beautiful card! I love that background!! So pretty!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs…
    Melissa

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  2. Kathy, fabulous cards, love what you are doing in the OCClass! thanks for linking up the birthday to Seize the Birthday! I will check back to see more inspiration from this class!

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  3. Kathy, this is so cool!
    Thank you for playing with us over at Crafting By Design this month & good luck!
    Sanja, DT

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  4. This is so fun! Love the colours and the great design. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday!

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