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

Summer Card Class II, Week 2, Day 5

I am just catching up on my summer card class homework.

 Last Friday they challenged us to use additional color schemes and showed some videos on how to use those colors with different techniques. I have to say that I must have tried to make a card about 6 times but threw them all away. I think my mojo is gone.

Here is the card that I did not throw away but it was still an epic failure. Ink + Vellum + Me=Serious Smudges!!!

My vellum was also not lying flat so I attempted to use a clear adhesive. Bad idea!! You could see it, even though I used it under the stamped image!! So I attempted to cover it up by applying Stickles to the orange flowers. Even worse idea. My vellum warped even worse!!

I will try this technique again some time but not right away. I think next time I will try letting the vellum dry longer OR heat set it? I am afraid if I heat set it, though, the vellum will warp and I will be back to the same problem.

Oh well!! At least I tried!! Thank you for coming to look!!