Saturday, March 28, 2015

I have finally finished

my homework for the recently ended Online Card Classes course Stretch Your Dies.  I learned some new things and remembered some forgotten things.  As usual I enjoyed the class immensely. And as the class has closed I can post all three cards in one post. No linking issues to the class gallery.

So on to the cards which all use Alphabet dies, the topic for our last lesson.  My dies came from Memory Box and My Favorite things.  Stamps were from Lawn Fawn, Hero Arts, Stampendous and Simon Says Stamp. I used distress inks for color, versa mark for embossing and some Lawn Fawn and Hero Arts.


This technique used freezer paper to iron on letters to water color paper. Gave very clean masking. I actually used the barrel of a curling iron to melt the plastic to the watercolor paper.

Shaker cards with tiny spaces...are time consuming. Getting all that two sided tape down in the right places, and I used two layers of fun foam - it seemed to lessen the static jumping of beads, glitter and micro beads out of the channels and on to freshly laid glue tape.

These were fun stamps, they are solids...so I used distress inks, and then moved color around with a tiny brush once they were stamped onto watercolor paper. Looks almost like a no line colored piece.  The raised YOU  is subtle.

It has been a busy week, and my Easter cards are still not made...I'll be grinding them out on Sunday afternoon. I hope to mail them Monday.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

4 comments:

  1. I also have to finish Easter cards to mail tomorrow--wish we could be working together today! Your homework cards are wonderful, Cat--the Thanks shaker is my favorite!

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  2. You look like you had so much fun making these cards! Super cute designs! I really like the look of the wax paper background.

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  3. All of your "homework" cards from the class are wonderful, Cat!!! Wow do I now know that I should have taken it! =\ How fun was that?
    =] Michele

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  4. WOW! Three fabulous cards, Cat! I love the crisp alphas on the first one and your shaker card is amazing! I also love how you played with your distress inks on the last one...great color combo, too! A+++ on your homework!!!

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