Tag Archive | Stretch Your Stamps

Day 6 Card 1

I don’t own any of the stamp and die cut sets at present but I was so inspired by the techniques I just had to try two of the cards. So I used my Brayer with some versamark watermark ink and inked over the top of my butterflies, not quite the same as stamping but I quite liked what I created with the technique. I loved learning how to cut a shape out of the side of a card for this one. Much easier than it sounds btw.
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Day 4 Card 2 Graphic Stamps

I loved doing my own Acetate background especially as it gave me a chance to play with A very Deco Looking Buzz and Bloom Stamp Set I have. Love the torn washi tape boarder, I have used it in the past and it gives a kind of funky distressed look with so very little work (has the added benefit of making your washi tape go further as well)
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Day 3 Card 1 Masking

Love how many new Ideas and things to do with Alphabet stamps. I am so happy with this card I may well turn it into my Chrissy Card this year. I chose NOEL as my word instead of a Name simply because it was easier and I wanted to play with some Christmas Stamps (you can see how tired I am considering I posted in the wrong order)
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Day 4 Card 1

Now you will notice for the most part I have been aiming for two cards a day from the Stretch Your Stamps Classes. This is because there is a multitude of techniques and ideas in each class and I honestly just do not have the time to do them all. So figured I would pick two that I had Ideas for and Run with them.

This was a technique where you double emboss . I used Die Cut flowers, and then stamped the gold flower over the top after I embossed them.

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SYS Day 1 Card 2

I loved the pieced together background however when I saw it I immediately thought of my cuttlebug nesting hearts die. So I stamped my cardstock with a kaiser music note background and here is my take on the Card. Appologies in advance for the glut of blogs you are about to recieve, Just catching up after this lot it should drop to just a couple a day for the rest of the week  🙂

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SYS Day 2 Another Technique

I am another Card Down Yay (about like 30 to go seriously behind in my homework as such it is going to be a very very busy weekend of card making to catch up.)

Being me you know that I can not just copy or slightly tweak what we are learning in this awesome class (seriously $22 well spent).

So instead of cutting out a rectangle space I did a flower. I also gold leafed the edge (for anyone who is like erm I thought you were a budget crafter how can you afford gold leaf try looking for gold leaf internationally on ebay. My sister and I went halves in 500 sheets of 4″ squares so I got 250 of them for around $10-15(including post I always add in the postage costs to my purchases otherwise some things are just not the bargain they appear to be) and I have been using them for a few years now and have yet to even come close to running out so a great group buy as such).

So enough rambling here is another Card (I will admit that card making is not my specialty however I am rather pleased with the end result of this one)

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SYS Day 2 Card 1

I love this technique and could not wait to play with it. Today is all about Collage Stamps and whilst I really do not have many it was fun to play around with this card while watching cupcake wars last night. I love how much I am learning from Stretch your Stamps all the new techniques and stuff and can not wait to play more. Yes there will be a ton more blog posts! when I do that is.
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Materials: Martha Stewart Black Onlyx Glitter (anyone else love this as much as I do?)

Summer Distress Inks

Archival Jet Black Ink

Grossgrain From my stash

Versamark Watermark Ink

Ranger Superfine Embossing Powder

Glossy Accents

Crystal Glitter (unbranded)

Tim Holtz- French Market and Flights of Fancy Stamps

TPC Studios Playful Expressions Stamps

Stretch Your Stamps

I am so behind on this class at present though I have made a card from each of day one and day two’s myriad of techniques.

Here is my first Card (this was sent to a friend who is expecting)

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I used Clearly Wordsworth Baby Stamps
Stampendous Floral Background Stamps
Rhinestones both from my stash and Kaiser
Cut and Dry Foam (I dont have the felt but it is on my wishlist I can see why the felt is far better for a rainbow technique)
M Press Heart Die
Distress Re-Inkers in Various Colours
Picked Raspberry Ink Pad
KnCo Best of Brenda Walton Paper Pad
CS From Stash

Pearl Embossing Powder ( mine has always created flecks of white and I quite like the effect)

I will be dedicating my weekend to catching up on as many of the techniques as I can as it has the added benefit of building up a nice stash of cards.