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Saturday, March 21, 2015

More Background Techniques from Stretch Your Dies Day 6

Hello Everyone,
I headed to my craftroom again after lunch with the intention of making a shaped card using the technique that Karolyn Loncon demonstrated; however, my obsession with sponging won out. I decided to experiment with the technique from my previous post a bit and I am thrilled with the results. Here is the first card:
I used the same stencils I made from the post below and sponged over the Hugs sentiment by rotating the position of the stencil. I think the result is really neat. I had also seen on Laura B's blog the use of glossy accents to create dew drops, so I decided to try that too. I inlaid the flower die cut and layered the sentiment die, adhered everything and finally added the dew drops. Here is a close-up of the sentiment and the dew drops.
For the second card, I used this card for my inspiration.

Mama Elephant-Magical Moments
I loved the swoop of colour. I started out with the flower from the Penny Black Pinwheel die - thanks to Lisa Adessa who recently celebrated her bogaversary... she had a give-away and I won this die. i die cut it out of white fun foam and coloured it with my copics. Then I used the hill stencil and inked up the sunshiney swoop. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink (Hello Sunshine). I put it all together and then layered Glossy Accents on the flower and added some dew drops to the sunshiney swoop.
I was too impatient to wait for the glossy accents to dry fully so it is still a little foggy in the photo.
I am so glad that I signed up for this online card class - I almost didn't, since I have done them all, I was thinking there might not be a whole lot more to learn... WRONG! I encourage you if you haven't taken one, to give it a try - they are fun and creatively invigorating.

Thanks for stopping by; I hope you will let me know what you think by leaving some feedback!

Happy Stamping,


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