Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Sending Love and Hugs

Hi everyone ~
I've had a wildly busy week so far with very little time to create, and I'm finally able to post my first card for Online Card Class Stretch Your Stamps 2. As always, this class has been really fabulous! I'm inspired by all of the designers, and fell in love with an ombre card created by Laura Sterckx.

If you're not familiar with Laura, she is a 16 year old paper crafter, who is incredibly talented! She likes to create with whimsical images (like Mama Elephant and Lawn Fawn), and her cards usually have feminine colors and delicate details. Aside from her responsibilities with school, Laura maintains Her Blog, is a Design Team Member for at least 2 Design Teams, and has a You Tube Channel! I guess it's obvious, I'm a HUGE FAN, and I'm super excited to CASE one of her cards! 
Here is my card:
    



I used the Highline Ironwork stamp that was recommended for the class for my background, embossed it with clear EP, and inked it with distress inks. The sentiment and banner are from Mama Elephant, and I added silver thread, and a few pale pink sequins. I also channeled my inner Laura Bassen with a few dots of Glossy Accents ~ I have to say, I really love how the clear dot picks up the colors underneath...very pretty IRL!

So, that's it for me today...I hope everyone is having a great week, and enjoying class as much as I am! Thanks so much for stopping by ~

Barb 

 Supplies:
Stamps: Hero Arts - Highline Ironwork Background; Mama Elephant - Sweet Havana
Ink: Versamark; Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Picked Raspberry, Dried Marigold, Spun Sugar
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Select White. Vellum, Sweet Blush
Embossing Powder: Hero Arts - Superfine Clear
Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh
Misc: Glossy Accents, Silver Thread 

22 comments:

Cat Craig said...

FABULOUS Barb. Perfect take on Laura's card.

LauraJane:) said...

YAY!! The card by Laura has been my favorite card taught in class so far! Yours is BEAUTIFUL!

Lin said...

Beautiful colors, Barb - love how this turned out!

Virginia Lu said...

A PLUS class work! Love it, Barb!

Jean said...

Lovely job! I haven't had time to create yet this week! Looking forward to catching up. You've done a fabulous job.

Carol Perry said...

Beautiful card Barb. I ended up using blue but want to try the pink real soon.

Deepti said...

So very beautiful ! love this card

Rosemary said...

beautiful card, barb... love the ombre effect you created on the background!

Dawn Turley said...

Stunning Barb I'm still trying out day 1 ... but really enjoying it so far

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb what a beautiful card, love your ombre background!

BAHGL said...

Just stopping in from OCC! I love your card!!

Laura B. said...

OH, gorgeous ombre, Barb!!!

KayM said...

Oh what a beautiful background! The blending and the colors are just beautiful! Love the embossing too! Such a lovely piece of artwork! Love it!

Loll Thompson said...

So beautiful Barb! LOVE the embossed background with the sponged ombre technique. And great tip with the dots of glossy accents - so pretty! Loll xx

Cornelia W said...

Just stunning - have to try this - congrats on your win at Tag you're it - so well deserved! Have a great weekend, Barb!

Anita in France said...

So gorgeous, Barb ... beautiful ombré and perfect touches of bling and shine! Anita :)

Sarah Gray said...

Wow - love your ombré and that background stamp! Those glossy accents and thread add just the right amount of delicate embellishments :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

I can't wait to see what else you do in class, Barb! You totally ACED this homework! It's fantabulous top to bottom!! Hugs, Darnell

Lee-Anne said...

Wow, Barb...this is expertly and beautifully done! Way to go!

SmilynStef said...

Love those colors ... what a lovely card.

cm said...

Hi Barb - wow and wow, not only to this gorgeous and stunning card you've made, but to the AWESOME, sweet, encouraging and all around bundle of comments you left on my blog yesterday! My husband and I returned late from a hike, exhausted (me than him!), but seeing your mini messages jazzed up my spirits immensely. Had my legs not been in such pain (descending steep trails = ouch!), I'd have happy danced up a storm! I meant to thank you earlier, but it's back-to-work day for me (after the summer off, this is rather cruel punishment *grin*), so allll day, I've been antsy in wanting to head to your blog. And I'm here! Saying THANK YOU! You've made me feel like a kazillion bucks! And I'm adding you to my Feedly - your awesome cards are not to be missed!
Hugs~c

cm said...

Me again..just in case I wasn't clear: this card is STUNNING!
~c