Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Summer Card Class II, Week 3, Day 1

Another quick post to showcase the card I created for day 1 of week 3 in the Summer Card Class II.

I am having so much fun with this class-even when I fail with the techniques!!

Last night I chose to use the color scheme and sketch #1 to create my card. I originally was playing around with Jennifer McGuire's technique of making a faux 3D background but I could not make it work no matter how hard I tried. I think it was the background stamps I have. That is ok. I just decided to sit and play instead.

This is the card I came up with:

I used a stamp set from PTI to stamp the background and used the 5 colors. The purples wound up looking very similar but I promise you they were not!! I chose to play with water and my ink pads with this card. I stamped in the ink, put the stamp in a TINY bit of water, then put it back in the ink. It gave some of the images a "water" damaged look, which is what I wanted. 

I then used Kristina Warner's technique for the large hexagon die cut to get the color on it. I then stamped and painted an image from MME. The butterfly is covering up a paint mistake. Please don't tell!!

For the brown strip (it looks black but I assure you it is dark brown!!) I used a paper piercer to pierce holes and then used a white pen to create "faux" stitching. I really like how it came out!!

That is all for now!! Thank you for stopping by!! On to my homework for today!!

Pale Plum and Perfect Plum Ink-Stampin Up!
Purple Patterned Paper-Crate Paper
Pool Patterned Paper-Basic Gray


Kathryn A said...

This is beautiful! Love your faux stitching, too! I thought it was real till I read your comments ;)

Kirsten Corby said...

Yes, it looks real. I like the flower stamp on teh big hexagon -- very nice focal piece. Nora, thanks for your coment on my card from yesterday. :)

Squirrel said...

Very pretty, and yes, the stitching is very convincing!
Rosey x