July 9, 2012

Stretch Your Stamps – Day 1

I enrolled in the the Stretch Your Stamps online class and today was the first day of the class. It focused on background stamps which was really good for me because just yesterday I’d made some patterned paper using my background stamps and wondering what to do with them!

Here’s my sample for today:


Can  you believe that the only CS I used in making this card was a white CS?!?!? I created the patterned papers by stamping the background stamp in distress ink, embossing it with clear embossing powder and then sponging all over with a contrasting distress ink. I cut a strip of vellum and embossed it with swiss dots embossing folder. The sentiment was stamped with versamark on white CS, embossed with gold embossing powder and then sponged over with Broken China distress ink.

I intend to make a masculine (or unisex) version too using the same technique! Watch out for that!

  • Stamps: Impression Obsession Damask cover-a-card, Hero Arts Frames and messages
  • Paper: PTI white
  • others: Distress inks – broken china, mustard seed and worn lipstick, ribbon, vellum, swiss dots embossing folder, gold embossing powder.


Angel said...

wow, hard to believe it all came from white card stock.
Any chance you would consider removing the proof requirement. I know very few classmates want to bother with them, since it seems to take three tries since they are so difficult to read?

Smriti said...

@Angel - thanks for your kind words and for letting me know, I've turned it off! It irritates me too so I don't want others to go through it :)