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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

online learning adventure, day 1 part 2

Yes, today was day 2 (we learned different ways to use collage stamps), but I wasn't finished with day 1...

I thought I'd try using my new background stamp (it arrived today!) as a stamped element on this Just Us Girls sketch

Then I got the idea to also use the background stamp as the background, so it turned out to be more like a spotlight or highlight:
stamp sets - Itty Bitty Banners, Pleasant Poppies; ink - Tangerine Tango; card stock - Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Lucky Limeade; designer series paper - Floral District; punches - 1-1/4" circle, 1-3/8" circle;  Big Shot with Bitty Banners and Apothecary Accents framelits; Stampin' Dimensionals

Collage stamps, and collage style, are not anything I'm comfortable with, but I had some unwarranted self-confidence that I could learn something *and apply it* in time to make a vintage style card (another style I'm not comfortable with) for Jingle Belles before tomorrow.  Yeah, probably not.  So, here's the card I made last week and put off posting (huh - looks like the JUGS sketch infiltrated my subconscious):
stamp set: Pines & Poinsettias (retired?! how did I miss that?!); ink: Early Espresso; Stampin' Write markers - Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke; card stock - Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke; designer series paper - Deck the Halls (retired); punch - Decorative Label; Victoria 5/8" crochet trim, Simply Scored, Stampin' Dimensionals  

So, I'll go back to Online Card Classes Stretch Your Stamps to review today's two videos, seven techniques, nine-page .pdf document, seven samples and six links to additional inspiration and see what I can do with my new collage stamp (it arrived yesterday!).  Meanwhile, you should probably click right over to Online Card Classes and sign up - I don't know where you'll find a better deal!


Lynn said...

It is an amazing deal isn't it! I don't own any collage stamps either so I'm thinking about how to make my own by layering some sets :) Love your take on the first day...gorgeous monochromatic card. And your Christmas! Such beautiful coloring. Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

lauren bergold said...

well i love BOTH of these, and i have to say that gorgeously collagey and vintage style holiday card is my FAVE... what a beautiful choice of colors, papers, and stamps that all add up to one very lovely & ♥AMAZING♥ card

Pia S said...

You've made a beautiful Xmas card! Lovely lace, lovely paper, lovely design!

SmilynStef said...

Love how you used that wonderful lace as a design elements in the sketch ... the banner sentiment is so fun too ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles. Are you having fun with the class?

Marisa said...

Love that poppy set and you have used it wonderfully for this week's sketch. Loving the bright colour combo too :) Lovely Christmas card too! Thanks for joining us at JUGS this week :)