Archive | March, 2015
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Stretch your Dies (day 5) — Masking Stamped Images

First, stamp your stamp on masking paper. Then air brush (or use distress ink) to color the background. Remove masks, stamp your image….and Voila! This card turned out cute, I think:

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I popped up the sun near the bottom of the card…just for a little fun. :)

May your days be filled with sunshine,
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Stretch Your Dies (day 2) — Flower dies within a larger die

I was waiting for these flower dies to come in just so I could try this technique by Kristina Werner.

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May your days be filled with sunshine,
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Stretch Your Dies — Masking & Dry embossing

So this was a fun idea to mask off the shape, then ink in the inside, then dry emboss the dots around the shape. I don’t know if that makes sense, but I loved making this card.

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I image those balloons are carrying that funny bird away!

May your days be filled with sunshine,
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Stretch your Dies (day 7) — Alphabet Dies

Jennifer McGuire showed us a great trick for getting alphabet dies all lined up. I was so happy…and I had to give this one a try right away.

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This one is a birthday card for my sister-in-law (she better not see this until after Wednesday!) I thought this one would make her smile.

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A little Lawn Fawn alphabet, a Little Paper Smooches bird, a Neat & Tangled embossed sentiment, add some gems….and you get a fun, happy card! And do those letters look well lined up, or what?! (I used a T-ruler and some post-it tape to get them just right) Thanks for a great class today, Jennifer!

May your days be filled with sunshine,
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Stretch your Dies (day 6) — Inlaid Background using border die

I’m loving this Online Card Class: Stretch your Dies. I don’t have a lot of dies, so this is right up my alley.

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Today I was impressed with Debby Hughes’ technique of using a border die to make an inlaid background. I used a new die from My Favorite Things to do this. This was a fun one!

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That “happy” die is from Studio Calico…isn’t is a great font?! I was going to use some sequins on this, but my Liquid Pearls jumped right out at me for this one. I think it’s a happy card.

 

May your days be filled with sunshine,
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Stretch Your Dies (day 4) — Patterned Paper die cutting

So I’m going a bit out of order! I am waiting for some packages to come in so I can finish up some homework. While I wait, I thought I’d just go ahead and post some other cards for class.

Today we learned about using a small die cut to enhance patterned paper. Such a great idea! But I have to admit, I was a little nervous about this one. I didn’t want to “mess up” the patterned paper.

I ended up die cutting only 3 little blossoms on this paper to see through to the glitter paper beneath it. What do you think?

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I’ll be back to list the supplies I used on this one in a bit!

May your days be filled with sunshine,
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Heat Shrink Craft Foam

I’m taking the Online Card Class: Stretch Your Dies. It is awesome! The first day I was impressed with Jennifer McGuire’s class on shrinking craft foam on your cards.

So for my card, I shrunk the word “hello” in black craft foam…and then dry embossed the original size on the background. It is a subtle change in size…can you tell?

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Sorry about the shadows…it’s a bit dark today. If you look closely, you can see the black “hello” is a bit smaller than the embossed “hello” beneath it. I love this technique and had no idea that craft foam could shrink!

I think I’ll try a few more cards with this idea soon. 😉

May your days be filled with sunshine,
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