Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Class Day 2

There is so much to tell you about this card, I decided to show it to you first -in case you just wanted to see it. I finally got this stamp and I just could NOT cut it apart so I did my own take on all the things in today's class. I did attempt the things that I had never tried or didn't know how. The first thing was heat embossing which as you know I do know how but heck, you have to start somewhere. I offset and stamped again, giving me two more butterflies. I do have a bazillion butterfly stamps but wanted to use this as its brand new to me. Then the coloring with distress inks, but masking them off. I decided that I was going to do a rainbow effect and I cut the edge of the paper I used for a mask with an edge punch. You can see the effect on the overlaps and I thought it was pretty cool myself (my own invention?). Then I sprayed it with my own mix of perfect pearls and water and decided I wanted drops so tried the new to me technique of flipping a paintbrush full of my perfect pearls mist. I liked the effect. Never cut out anything with a craft knife. Didn't have a clue where to begin but now you are looking at my very first attempt at using one. I think the cutout came out super good. It wasn't nearly as hard as I thought. Actually it was a lot easier than using the paper cutter to cut out an opening. I don't have a die for this and didn't want to use my cricut although I can. So now, I know how to use a craft knife. And the greeting is done on vellum which I have never used for crafting before. It is heat embossed and now also since I can successfully use the craft knife, I actually could cut apart my gems and not have to glue them down!! The glue that is holding the greeting is under the gems! I really like this one. Lots of new things for me all rolled into one card!! Looking forward to what tomorrow is going to bring. I don't have all those errands to do so maybe I can make more than one card!! Hugs to you all, Barb F

4 comments:

Berni Cuttino said...

Hi Barb,
Love the colors and embossing of the butterflies. I too was hesitated to cut the butterflies, but I did. Very nice. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the sweet comments. Hugs

Kathy said...

Wonderful job! I so love your colors and congrats on trying things you've never done before! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the sweet comment:) "see" you in class!

Karen said...

This is awesome! I love it! : )

Inkyfingers said...

I love the multicolour background and the scalloped edge is a great idea. You craft knife work looks so expert!