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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

online learning adventure, day 2

Yes, I'm still behind - I don't think anyone is surprised.  The good thing is that I have 20 days to post my projects and permanent access to all the class files!  While everyone else was learning techniques to get more use from alphabet stamps today, I was working with my new collage stamp.  I tried watercolor resist:




stamp sets - Postage Due, Netting; ink - Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Versamark; card stock -  Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, watercolor paper, white vellum; designer series paper - Twitterpated; punch - Postage Stamp; embossing powder - clear and white; Stampin' Dimensionals, stamping sponge
The color palette is new this week at Color Throwdown for their 200th Challenge Celebration, and the layout is the newest sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

Then I tried ironed-off embossing and masked color blocking:
stamp sets - Postage Due, Itty Bitty Banners; ink - Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Night of Navy, Versamark; card stock - Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Whisper White; Big Shot with Labels Collection and Bitty Banners framelits; embossing powder - clear; Stampin' Dimensionals, stamping sponges


I did this one in monochrome for this week's challenge at Card a Day, a blog I just discovered, and chose blues for the challenge at Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog, which I just found last week.

I hope to be working with alphabet stamps tomorrow, but there's still collage squares, the floating focal point, and multiple embossing from Day 2 as well as the pigment powders and paint resist that I probably won't get to at all...

Oh, before I forget, I made this clever little number last night using Julie Davison's tutorial, which I found on Pinterest, and then discovered that the challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash is for an extra fold or pleats:













stamp sets - Curly Cute, Happy Grad (retired); ink - Real Red; card stock - Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black, Window Sheet; Crystal Effects, white Bakers Twine, Simply Scored Scoring Tool and Diagonal Plate, 5/16" white brad (retired)

I'd like you to know that taking time from my Stretch Your Stamps "homework" to make this card is one reason I'm behind, but then I'd probably have to admit that Carly's open house was Saturday, and I should have mailed a card to her last week, so let's just not go there.  At least I'm only one day behind now, instead of half a week ;\
 

19 comments:

Kylie said...

Kathe, your card is just stunning. You look like you have been really busy! Thanks so much for playing along at ATS xx

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for joining in this week at ATS with your blue card - fab technique too - Jacqueline xx

baileyrosy.com said...

Goodness me so many cards, techniques and projects all in one post and all of them fabulous ! Thank you for sharing your beautiful blue creation with us at Addicted to Stamps it's lovely to see you here and hope to see you again.

Marie

Karen said...

What a great bunch of cards. Love the blue creation! Thanks so much for joining us at ATS this week.

Karen x

Jen said...

Fun bunch of cards. I really like the striking colors of the watercolor resist. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Katy said...

Love that graduation card! Brilliant!

jimlynn said...

All are great! LOVE the graduation card and all the folds! So creative.
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash.
Lynn

Mynnette said...

These are AWESOME!!! I really love the last one--so clever! I invite you come and join me at Technique Tuesday--I'd love to see what you'd create!!! :)

Vicky Hayes said...

These are lovely Kathe - especially the gorgeous blue one with the framelit aperture!

Ann Schach said...

What neat cards! I love the Postage Due set! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Valerie said...

Thanks for joining us this week at ATS Kathe your card is gorgeous, love the technique.
Val x

Tina Campbell said...

Well I'm glad you found us, what a really pretty blue card and I also love the graduation card and maybe lifting that for a graduation next year. Thanks for playing along with us at Card A Day Blog.

Jen Timko said...

These are awesome. Love that resist card...so striking. Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Jen Sannes said...

What a great batch of cards! I especially like how you tackled the resist technique - great job. Thanks for playing along with this week's Freshly Made Sketch!

Broni said...

All the cards are great, but I just love the watercolor resist one!! I'm so glad you could join in our CTD200 celebration!!

Joan Ervin said...

WOW!! What fabulous cards...I especially love how you used the colors on the resist design...absolutely gorgeous!!! Thanks for playing along with our special Color Throwdown Challenge!!!!

Patrice said...

Awesome bunch of cards! Thanks so much for joining the challenge fun at Addicted to Stamps this week.

Victoria said...

Wow, you have been busy! Looks like a technique-packed class! I love your blue card - the three tones are absolutely stunning with the resist embossing and script stamp. Thanks so much for joining us at Addicted to Stamps this week :)

alicaz said...

very cool! Love the graduation card - inside and out!
Thank you for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica ;)