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Friday, August 22, 2014

Online Card Class -- Card 4 (and Friends with Flair!)

After all my cards based on the first day of my online card class, Stretch Your Stamps 2, I'm skipping ahead to Day 3 -- alphabet and sentiment stamps! I do have some great panels that I made from the second day of background stamp lessons, they just haven't made the leap to any finished cards yet. In the meantime, I combined the techniques of Debby Hughes and Stephanie Klauck to create a cheery birthday card:


I started with three die cut clouds on which I stamped "birthday" randomly. In hindsight, I also could have stamped first, die cut second, but I'm not sure if that would have made much difference. I sponged around each cloud -- perhaps a little too much, they're pretty stormy for birthday clouds! Then I cut the hill and tried to randomly stamp "happy"... nope. Needed the stamp positioner for that. Sponged around the edges of the hill with green, and the white panel is sponged with a light blue for the sky. Finally I stamped the happy sun, embossing the orange rays with holographic embossing powder. Isn't art great? You can put the sun in front of the clouds if you want. :D 
With the sentiments doing a lot of the work on this card, I'm linking up to Unity's Friends with Flair -- I haven't joined in for ages! Hope you'll come back tomorrow to discover the newest Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge. Have a great weekend! 

Supplies: white & textured orange American Crafts cardstock, Unity stamps (from grab bags) & Simon Says Stamp Color & Sunshine stamps, Memento teal zeal, new sprout, bamboo leaves & dandelion, Colorbox mango tango & tumbled glass distress inks, holographic embossing powder, Memory Box small cloud dies, Paper Smooches Borders I dies, pop-dot tape

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19 comments:

Carol L said...

This is so cleverly created! I love how you worked the sentiment into this cheery little card! NJ!

Ruby said...

Very cute summer card.

ionabunny said...

Great scene. Love the clouds

Crystal said...

This is such a fun card and what an awesome and creative way to use your stamps!

Dawn Fields said...

Fun birthday card!

Sue D said...

Very cute idea with the stamping of the words.

Ruby N said...

I love it!

Farley said...

Very cute and clever. That was a fun class...I took it also.

joetterer said...

This is a darling way to use word stamps. Love it.

Kris B said...

Fun card! Love how you created your hills and clouds! Adorable!

Angeline Choo said...

Awww, how cute is that?! Love it Lindsey.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Love this one! The letters in the shapes work really well and the colors are pretty! Cool card!
hugs, Wendy

Gaylynn said...

So bright and happy. Great card.

JPScraps said...

Super CUTE! Great technique using the word stamps.

Heather G said...

Wow!! I love this card. Great layout and idea. Hmm, might have to look into those on-line classes.

Miwa said...

Adorable! Love the scene you created!

Jessi Fogan said...

I love this!! What a great idea to use the sentiments as the scenery. And they aren't stormy clouds, they're nice & blue :)

cards said...

This is really cute. I like the way you used one word on the clouds and the other on your hill which looks perfect.
Heather

Emily Leiphart said...

Fantastic card and perfect scene, Linds! I love that you made both the clouds and hills texty. They look like patterned paper!