Saturday, July 28, 2012

More Stretch Your Stamps and Other Random Stampings

 The "thank you" is from A Muse Studio's Essential Sentiments. It's one of my most reached for stamp sets. The sentiment is stamped on a|s Ocean, and embossed with a|s white. I added a couple of a|s Twinkle Stickers as a finishing touch. This card was inspired by a Julie Ebersole card from SYS.
 This is another SYS card. The flap in front is actually from the back of the card. I had never done this technique before. It's pretty cool.
 This is just a card I made. I don't like it very much. No one loves ice cream more than I do, but I have never made something cute with this BG ice cream paper.
 I used a|s's gorgeous Vintage Label Dies 1 for the central shape. I really like the way this card turned out. It's very sweet and a little shabby and girly, but not over the top. This is CAS for me, and a design I can get behind, as there's enough to keep me interested here.
This is my second version of this card. I made a similar one in neon colors and posted it about a week ago. I like this one much better!

I really enjoyed SYS, and can enjoy it forever, as I have access to everything forever. I will most likely take another class with Online Card Classes. I've made some really hideous cards, but I always do when I'm learning new techniques or CASEing someone else. It takes me a while to get my mojo going with new stamps (I bought ALL of the stamps for SYS!) and techniques. Eventually it all comes together, and I make some decent cards.


Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow, fabulous collection, Carla.

~amy~ said...

Super've been busy!!

Sandy Ang said...

lovely CAS cards, especially taken by the pink embossed one !

Pat (mspfd) said...

Thanks for the comment regarding my butterfly!
Here is the link to My Creative Classroom:
my creative
The class started on July 18, although you may still be able to join.
Although the course recommends Irojiten Colored Pencils from Tombow, you can use any colored pencils. Covered techniques are as follows:
layering color, blendlng color, scrumbling and impressed. Also to be covered is learning to tint photographs with colored pencils.