Tuesday, July 28, 2015

OCC Background Check - Day 2 2nd Post

These last two backgrounds for today's lesson are examples of emboss resist with layers of inking.

This first one is really outside the box for me - I'm not sure I like it very much.  I clear embossed a Hero Arts background stamp on top of the patterned paper.  I then rubbed direct to paper black ink and then cleaned off the embossed part with a baby wipe.

This background was inked twice.  I started with a white piece of card stock and blended a distress ink in an ombre fashion.  Then I clear heat embossed the Hero Arts background stamp and reinked the the entire panel with the same ink.  I then applied a darker blue distress ink to the bottom to enhance the ombre look.

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OCC: Background Check - Day 2 First Post

Here are some backgrounds that I created for the Background Check class - Day 2.
I still have more to do to finish the lessons.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

OCC: Background Check Day 1 Card 3

A third card for today's class assignments.  This was the easiest so far for me.  This is the first time I used a plastic stencil to dry emboss card stock. I love how this came out.

I blended Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral and Spiced Marmalade distress inks after masking off the sides of the paper (this is a one layer card).  I placed the Flutterby ARTplorations stencil on top of the inked card stock and pounced a baby wipe over it.  Once that was dry I placed the stencil back over the inked card stock and ran it through my Big Shot to dry emboss the butterflies.

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OCC:Background Check - Day 1 Card 2

This is my second card from class.  It uses some techniques that Jennifer demonstrated.

After blending the distress inks I applied a Heidi Swapp stencil that was misted with a mix of water and Perfect Pearls.  After it was dried I heat embossed the sentiment from Winnie & Walter and the hearts from PaperTrey with silver embossing powder.  I love this color combination together.

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Online Card Class: Background Check

I'm taking another Online Card Class this week and the subject is Backgrounds.  Here is the first card I created using techniques from both Jennifer's and Kristina's lessons.

The poppy flower is a stencil from Penny Black. I used Distress inks on the flower.  Then with the stencil in place I overlaid a Heidi Swapp stencil that was misted with water and perfect pearls to remove some of the ink.  Then I watercolored the background with distress inks and lots of water and a paint brush, drying the ink in between layers.

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Wish You Were Here

I created this little scene using the Sweet Sunday Sketch 279 for the Less Is More challenge which is to use snippets.
I stamped the Sweet 'N Sassy scene image onto white card stock.  I then stamped it again onto snippets of Penny Black and Prima patterned papers and paper pieced the sand, ocean and umbrella. I water colored the sky with a water color pencil and then cut the scene out with a Spellbinders Circle Nestability die. The sentiment banner was cut from another snippet of patterned paper and a Paper Smooches Double Ended Banner die.

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I was just playing last night and made this card.  I used a background stamp from Darice and heat embossed it with white embossing powder on water color paper.  Then I water colored it with distress inks smooshed onto an acrylic block.  I had this iris already cut on my desk - love using my "card parts".  The iris die cut is from Penny Black and the Thanks die cut is from Winnie & Walter.

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