Sunday, August 17, 2014

Stretch Your Stamps 2 - Day 7

This is my 2nd post today as I want to post at least one card per class before the 21st and I am running out of days.

Graphic Stamps

I like this class.  I've never been any good at trying to figure out what to do with any graphic type stamps. I chose to work with Laura Bassen's idea and found the perfect stamp.  This card is pretty much a case of her card in class except for the colours and the actual stamp used.  But it has prompted me to go and look at some other graphic stamps I might have in my stash.

Here is what I made:

Paper: Neenah White Cardstock
Ink: CTMH Dye ink (Hollyhock; Blush; Baby Pink); Versafine Onyx Black
Stamps: Modern Basics (PTI); Keep It Simple Birthday stamp set (PTI)
Other: Brad (Doodlebug Design Inc.); dimensional strips;  clear embossing powder

I wanted to make a birthday card for a little 10 year old girl, it's coming up later this month, so I decided to use this class to motivate me to make it.

I cut out the "wings" at the back of the brad as I just wanted to use the little flower without piercing the card, I am always worried that it will tear. I then filled the back of it with adhesive dots in order to adhere it to the card.  I like how it turned out.  I also heat embossed the sentiment.

Enjoy your day!


joy said...

a perfect card for a little girl, Brenda! I love the two shades of pink and the sweet flower brad for the center.

Rosemary said...

WOW!! amazing card, Brenda! you really rocked this technique!

Maureen Morton said...

Brenda, this is one of my all-time favs of yours! So bright and cheery. I love the layered colors and the way you used the white space. A winner!

Barb said...

It's gorgeous, Bren! I also loved this particular lesson because I struggle with those graphic stamps too. Your card is really pretty - love the different shades of pink!

Lin said...

A great graphic card, Brenda, very clean and crisp!

Martha said...

What a SWEET card this is, Brenda! The recipient will really enjoy receiving it!

Dawn Turley said...

Love the shades of pinks on this one. A great stamp and awesome card. The brad is just the perfect finishing touch.

Jacqueline said...

This looks very clever, Brenda, gives great shading!