Stretch Your Stamps2 – Days Four and Five

 

Happy Retirement

Happy Retirement

This was a lot of work.  Using the alpha stamps to create the greeting after coloring the watercolor paper.  The background is an embossing folder that I thought was appropriate for the greeting!

Sending Love
Sending Love

One of my favorite cards!  I used one of Unity Stamps girls, colored her with colored pencils, added some gloss the the purse, umbrella, and boots, then made it look like it was raining words and hears.  I was supposed to create the sentiment using the alphas also, but II couldn’t get it lined up correctly and then I lost two letters.  I was tired of trying to line up all the teeny, tiny letters, so I just used another Unity Stamps sentiment.

You are Perfect & Kind
You are Perfect & Kind

I had fun with this card.  I embossed the background stamp,  blended distress inks, then die cut an oval, stamped and embossed the sentiment I created, and added a few sequins and a pearl heart.

Celebrate Everyday Things
Celebrate Everyday Things

This was a very pretty technique Jennifer McGuire showed us, but I didn’t have the glitter embossing powder.  I used my regular markers and added clear embossing powder.  I didn’t do the accordion on the bottom because the stamps turned out to be too big and if I had made the accordion, the sentiment would have been lost.  I just opted to add a gold piece of card stock and used dimensionals to put up the frame.

Thinking of You
Thinking of You

I don’t know if you can tell I made an embossing folder with the flower, but it doesn’t show very well.  It was watercolor paper so it didn’t get imprinted well.  The flowers were watercolored.

Perfect Friend

Perfect Friend

This card was created by paper piecing the stamp with different papers.  I don’t think tulips have that kind of leaves, but I added them and the stemp and colored with Prisma colored pencils.  I also colored the small drops with my alcohol markers to match the flowers.

Hey Girl
Hey Girl

For this tag, stamped and embossed the flower and then applied distress inks. Both the flower and the sentiment are Unity Stamps.

Hey Girl2
Hey Girl2

This tag was created by stamping the flower and leaves with black archival ink, then coloring with alcohol markers.  I mostly used Dick Blick markers, then added a few white dots with my white paint marker.

Thinking of You
Thinking of You

I used cherry veneer wood instead of balsa wood on this card.  I die cut the rectangle, then embossed the flowers, added a trinket, and die cut the I’m Thinking of You.  The white background paper has splatters of gold.

Sorry for your loss
Sorry for your loss

This was an interesting technique.  After applying the distress ink, you take off some of the ink in the petals to make it look subtle.  It is very subtle.

More to come!

 

 

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