Thursday, August 7, 2014

Stretch Your Stamps, Day 3


I learned so much from yesterday's class, which centered around alphabet stamps and sentiments.  I was inspired big time and got right to work and managed to get 3 cards finished.

SYS Day 3 Word Search

Julie showed us a technique for using an alphabet set which she called word search.  I was thrilled to be able to pull out this Hero Arts Happy Letters and make a card following her directions.  Other supplies: VersaFine onyx black ink, embossed in clear, Hero Arts Soft Granite ink, wood veneer hearts, colored with a marker and covered with glossy accents.

My next card is a CASE of one of Debby's cards; she taught us to stamp on our die-cuts with a sentiment, and since I have several birthdays coming up in the fall, I made an autumn birthday card.  I love her style!


SYS2 Day 3 Stamped Die Cut

supplies: Simon Says Stamp Falling Hearts Stencil, tumbled glass distress ink, Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves die, colored with mustard seed and picked raspberry distress ink and overstamped with a part of a sentiment, "happy" that originally read "you are my happy" from a Hero Arts/Studio Calico clear set, My Happy, Simon Says Stamp Happy Birthday die, Lawn Fawn sequins.  

Here's a closer shot to show you the overstamping on the leaf die:

SYS2 Day 3, detail

And I fell in love with Jennifer Rzasa's design, and since I just got the Lil Inker Stitched Stars dies, I CASEd her card, too, just changing up my colors and constructing my sentiment from 3 different stamp sets:

SYS Day 3 Altering Messages

Supplies: black and white cardstock, various hot pink, lime, black and white patterned papers for my stars, "you are" from Avery Elle's Laurels set, "my" from Winnie & Walter's The Big, the Bold and the Happy set, and "Happy" from Clearly Besotted's Happy Everything

Thanks for hanging in with me for this long post!

16 comments:

  1. Stunning cards! I think I'll take this class when I get back from vacation... If I can turn out anything half as good as these beauties I'll be delighted, Jo x

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  2. Beautiful cards Lin. I too am enjoying this class.

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  3. They are all fantastic, Lin! So fun having you in class! ♥

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  4. Gorgeous samples from the class, Lin! I love the 3rd card for the awesome color contrast and composition! TFS!

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  5. Stunning cards...I want to CASE them all!

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  6. Love the colors of your stars. All your cards are awesome.

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  7. Wow wow wow; that's what I was thinking of when I saw your post. These cards are gorgeous. My favorite is the autumn birthday card. Stunning!

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  8. Oh my goodness, you are really on a roll, Lin! I love the font on the first card and the color combo is fabulous...love those shiny red hearts, too! On your 2nd card, the leaf is so pretty, and the sentiment and sequins are perfect! I also love that you used the falling hearts stencil on this one! And, your last card is so fun! Great mix of patterns and colors, and your sentiment rocks! Jen Rzasa would be so impressed!

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  9. Great cards! I'm just loving your custom sentiment!

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  10. Love your cards! You're doing a great job with the class lessons.

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  11. Wonderful cards Lin! My fav is the second one! :-) This class is fantastic! Love it!

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  12. Well done! Your Hello Friend is my favorite! Great font. You should get a prize!

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  13. Seriously LOVE the alphabet card you made!

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