You Are My Happ- SYS2 bonus day

I’m catching up on the Stretch Your Stamps 2 lessons from Online Card Classes. I’ve spent a couple afternoons in the last couple weeks playing with ‘color me’ stamps. I gave this card to the man who makes me most happy on our 21st wedding anniversary. It’s similar in design to Stephanie Klauk’s card from the SYS2 bonus day. I also used her mirror stamping technique to create the frogs.

Supplies

Cardstock

Patterned paper: The Sweetest Thing, My Mind’s Eye

Stamps: Hero Arts

Ink: Hero Arts black dye ink

Other: vellum, silver embossing powder, Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella pen, colored pencils, gamsol
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Today, I played with this cute elephant, making a baby card and a thinking of you card. Similar to the technique Debby Hughes shared on the bonus day of SYS2, I used Distress Inks on watercolor paper to create a watercolor wash that I stamped the elephant and balloon on. I then fussy cut them out and paper pieced them together.

Supplies

Cardstock

Patterned paper: Serendipity, Heidi Swap

Stamps: Hero Arts

Ink: Distress Inks- weathered wood, worn lipstick, mustard seed

Other: watercolor paper, gems, Wink of Stella pen

Thinking of You- SYS2

Here is my day 2 project from Stretch Your Stamps 2 by Online Card Classes. It was great to see Jennifer McGuire’s use of Perfect Pearls. I’ve had some Perfect Pearls for a while, but haven’t used them much  I think this is a great way to use them– the shine on this floral card is beautiful.

Supplies

Cardstock: teal from Simon Says stamp; black; vellum

Stamps: floral background stamp, Hero Arts; tiny specks, Stampin’ Up!; sentiment, Simon Says Stamp

Ink: Versamark

Other: Perfect Pearls turquoise; Hero Arts gems; Zing black embossing powder; Silhouette Cameo

Hello- Stretch Your Stamps 2 Online Card Class

When I started this blog, I named it ‘One More Thing’ because the voice in my head kept saying “really, one more thing?” Now that it’s been more than four months since my last post, you know where that voice was coming from. My life is full.

I’ve been spending more time crafting and less time soaking up the summer sun the last week or so. I’m taking Online Card Class’s Stretch Your Stamps 2. It’s day 6, but I’ve only made it through day 2. At this pace, I’ll be able to enjoy the class for a couple months.

The first two days had great techniques to try and I’m very happy with the results. I combined Kristina Werner’s design with Shari Carroll’s watercolor technique, and added a little embellishment, for the ‘Hello’ card above.

Supplies

Cardstock

Stamps: Her Arts

Inks: Distress Ink tumbled glass, wild honey, gathered twigs, peeled paint

Other: Silhouette Cameo, Watercolor paper

You Make Me Smile- CAS 3

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This is card was inspired by my favorite designer, Debby Hughes. She taught on day nine of Online Card Class CAS 3- One Layer Cards. I incorporated most of the same elements as she did, including speckles and embossing paste.

Supplies
Cardstock
Stamps: flower by Stampin’ Up; sentiment from Hero Arts
Inks: Dew Drop Starlite Silver; Hero Arts Soft Granite; Distress Inks pumice stone, mustard seed, wild honey
Other: clear embossing powder; colored pencils; gamsol; Wendy Vecchi embossing paste; Wink of Stella clear pen; enamel dots

You Are My Sunshine- CAS 3

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Though its not really the masking that Jennifer McGuire did on day three on Online Card Class CAS 3- One Layer Cards, it was inspired by the cards she made. I cit the word ‘sunshine out of some scrap card stock with my Silhouette and used it as a stencil.

Supplies
Cardstock: yellow from Simon Says Stamp
Stamps: sentiment from Lillibean Soup
Inks: Distress Inks mustard seed, wild honey