Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Online Card Classes - Clean and Simple 4 Day 1 & 2

Hello everyone,

I am participating in the newest Online Card class which started yesterday.  

Today we had a snow day from work so I was able to spend some time in my craft room.  

Day 1 - I was inspired by Jennifer and Kristina and combined both their techniques.  

I used the Lawn Fawn Starry Background stamp along with Hero Arts Tide Pool ink and pearl embossing powder.  I then die cut the Thanks from Mama Elephant four times and with the top die cut I used the Tide Pool ink to colour it.  I used clear embossing powder to give it dimension.  I popped up the front panel with foam tape on a white card stock A2 size base.  

Day 2 - I was inspired by Kristina's card.  I was able to make two cards for today's class.

I used distress ink markers to do a watercolour technique and used the Lawn Fawn Stitched scalloped border dies.  I then watercolored the tea cup from the Lawn Fawn  Love you a Latte set and dies.  For the sentiment I used one from the same stamp set and used Bubble Gum Mama Elephant pigment ink.

Card 2 - I was going through Instagram and saw Barb's card and I thought it was so awesome I had to try it myself.  I used the Lawn Fawn stitched hillside dies (I'm not sure what products she used) and distress inks and the Lawn Fawn Life is Good stamps and dies.  I coloured in the little crab with my copics.

I had a rough time with this card.  First even through I cleaned off my sentiment stamp it still left a faint impression, next was the distress ink when I applied it I went over the sides and only realized it as I was removing the tape so I thought I would use white embossing powder to hide it (not that great but it worked). You can see the enamel dots that are at the bottom of the card...yup that was an ink spot too!  But I think I saved it enough to include it in my post for today and to show that it's not always perfect.

All Lawn Fawn stamps and dies can be purchased at Butterfly Reflections Ink.

Thanks for stopping by.  
See you again soon!

Coralynn   :)