Day 4's lesson was about "White Space" or in other words unused, unblemished, free from any sort of tampering blank card face. We were given 3 examples, one on a neutral card base, then two on dark card bases. I had fits with this one, and finally decided to kinda blend two of the lessons...the white ink on blue card, and a chalkboard type with a bit of red, and some embossing.
I went with the blue card, and put a sentiment on it. I added more flourishes than the stamp originally included - going so far as to snag squiglies from a wholly unrelated set. It was stamped in Versamark, and white embossed. I found an embossing folder with some curved lines to place along the bottom of the card, and as it is February...added a red heart gem. Its not quite inline with the lessons...a bit of a mosh pit of them all...but and this is important...I LIKE IT.
Day 5's lesson was a refresher quickie about using your stamps 3 ways, out of the ordinary placement, using bits of them but basically giving your stamps multitasking duties. I previously took the Stretch Your Stamps class, and it was nice to get a refresher. One of the example cards I LOVED LOVED LOVED had a wonderful new stamp from Hero Arts (which sadly I do not yet own) placed on its side. Such a cool and interesting look. So I grabbed the longest stemmed flower stamp I had and tried it. Something else new I did...colored it with sharpies on some wonderfully smooth Stampin Up whisper white cardstock. A black Happy Birthday sentiment and I am happy with the results.
Have a wonderful weekend, enjoy the Superbowl if you are so inclines and I'll be back next week.