Monday, August 18, 2014

Stretch Your Stamps 2

Hi everyone ~
Just a quick post to share a card and a few tags I created for homework from the Stretch Your Stamps 2 class. 

On Day 10, Jean Manis was one of our instructors, and she shared a video tutorial with us creating an underwater scene using the same Paper Smooches stamp set.

 
I finally used my Cameo, and die cut the fish with some old bright papers I had in my stash. I added Glossy Accents to give them a little shine and a sentiment from another set. 

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On Day 6, three instructors created tags using the same Clearly Besotted Stamp set. My first 2 tags are a CASE of Laura Bassen's tags ~

 
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Copic Colors: YR02, RV17, RV25, R14,YG07, YG09, G05


I used my favorite tag die from Lil' Inker Designs for all of my tags...they're larger than an average sized tag, and there is a stitched border all around.
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Donna Mikasa provided a step-by-step photo tutorial for a tag using Distress Inks. Honestly, if anyone were to be named the 'Distress Ink Queen' of the paper crafting world, it would be Donna! And, she really raised the bar when she shared how to do the technique on this card:

 Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade

For some reason the water spots are not showing well on the yellow portion of the card on screen, but are evident IRL.  

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My last tag is a CASE of a card created by Debby Hughes. I chose not to add it to a card so I can attach it to the little goodies I send off to my granddaughter in Florida. Here is my tag:

Copic Markers: R20, R30, YG07, G14 

The flower on this tag was embossed with white EP on Birch Wood Veneer and colored with Copics. I used PTI Berry Sorbet for the sentiment tag, however it's showing on screen in red...can't win!

Anyway, Stretch Your Stamps 2 was a LOT of fun, and I'm sure I'll be going back to view the archives for ideas very often in the future!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please check back on Wednesday, if you have a chance for an exciting post ~
Barb

21 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome creations, Miss Lady!!

Barb said...

Barb, I love that adorable card and all of your tags are so gorgeous! You were definitely inspired by day 6 of class! ♥

Hannelie said...

Barb, you did a fabulous job with this card and tags!
Love it!

Julie Beech said...

Those fishes are so cute and you did a great job with all those tags. My favourites are the ones with embossed resist and DIs. :)

Dawn Turley said...

Absolutely awesome Barb. The tags are simply stunning. The class was such fun. I still have heaps of techniques to try out.

LauraJane:) said...

A+ for you! Your tags and cards turned out Famously! Good for you finishing up the homework:)

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful tags, Barb - love all of them - and your fishy card is so cute!

Cat Craig said...

Barb, all of your homework is fantastic. Beautiful and perfect execution!

Jean said...

Lovely creations, as always! You've done wonderful things with the Clearly Besotted stamp set!

joy said...

You have really been inspired to make some beautiful things from this class, Barb! I love all of these, especially the distress inked tags. Great job!

Judy Tuck said...

Wow Barb your card is amazing. Love all the different tags too!

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb I love your GA fishies and all of those beautiful tags. You have really been inspired by this class, I give you an A+. I wish i had the time to do it, maybe in the fall when things calm down. Thank you for sharing your homework with us!

Loll Thompson said...

They are all gorgeous Barb. Looks like you are learning lots at class. Glad you got to use your cameo ... so much fun! Loll xx

Kelly Latevola said...

Oh my goodness Barb, so much beauty in one post! I love all your takes. Fabulous :)

Scrapthat said...

All your class cards are Fabulous Barb!! TFS

KayM said...

Oh look at all this goodness!! What fun you are having in your class! The first card with the shiny fish is just adorable!! Your tags are amazing too! Wow! I'm trying to decide which one I love the most. I think it's the first! Your coloring is just beautiful!! ((Hugs))

Anita in France said...

Oh my, Barb, what amazing projects ... such cute fish and stunning tags ... so fabulous to see your OCC homework! Anita :)

Deepti said...

These are so lovely! I love the sweet little aquarium :)

donna mikasa said...

Oh, your underwater scene is adorable! And well done on all of your tags--you CASE'd them perfectly! You definitely deserve an A++ for your homework!

Laura B. said...

Wow, Barb! These tags are outrageously awesome!!! Love how you tried all the different techniques!!!

cm said...

Seriously, Barb, YOU should be an instructor in this class, because you have nailed these techniques to the max! I'm with Laura B: outrageously awesome...and darn pretty, too!!
~c