Sunday, February 28, 2010


I wanted to share the cards I made at the class I took at my LSS yesterday. They were Tim Holtz inspired cards and we learned techniques to create the backgrounds and then added layers of stamping, acrylic and metal findings. We tried out all of the new Distress Ink colors. I loved the class and created some more backgrounds and cards as soon as I got home! I finally got myself one of the Ranger craft sheets so I could do some of the Distress Ink technqiues and two of the new ink colors to add to my collection (Rusty Hinge and Tumbled Glass). The techniques are so fun! I had used these techniques in a class I took years ago at my LSS and it was fun to refresh and to learn some new adaptations.

We started by creating the backgrounds for each of the four cards. We used a palatte of 3-4 of the new Distress colors, the Ranger craft sheet and a water spriter. Each combination of colors created a very different background. The thing I love is that you can't really control the have to just go with it. I love that you can create layers of texture just in the background alone before you even add stamping and embellishments.

First here are the 4 cards created in the class:

Michaelangelo's David: this card uses the Distress Embossing powder on David and a piece of acrylic is layered over the entire card. The quote is stamped on the acrylic in Stayz-On and the acrylic is held in place by the two brads that are holding the wheels/cogs. To be honest I don't love the David stamp but I like the ideas of how this card is put together. For some reason I have never really liked stamps with people in them! Wierd I know! But I LOVE the quote! I am going to try and use that in some other works. A really important point to remember.


Movie Time: I think this is my favorite though it has more going on in the card than my personal style. But I liked the techniques. We created the popcorn box and gave it 3-D with pop-dots and some of the popcorn pieces cut out for dimension. I love the Filmstrip Ribbon. We used one of the stamps in the set to create a layer under this really cool, acrylic-like ribbon. I had gotten a tin of the ribbon in one of my Cocoa Daisy kits and I'm excited to find some new ways to use it! We attached it with his Tiny Attacher. I have a little MM stapler that I will probably use on my own cards. I loved the burnt orange colors of this card and I bought two of the new Distress Ink being Rusty Hinge (the color on the popcorn box). 

Wishes: This card is definately busier than my personal style but I had fun using the giant acrylic piece. This card has manyh layers. There is a sheet of music in the background that was layered on grungeboard. We inked on that with Wild Honey Distress Ink. Then stamped the quote. A large, thick piece of acrylic is layerd on top of the music sheet/quote. The card background we created earlier is stamped with the black dots on the right-hand side. Once the Acrylic was layered onto the card background we stamped on the acrylic with red Stayz-On and attached the paper heart on top of the acrylic with a pop-dot. Many layers! That was what I liked. The idea of played with clear elements and layers.

Journey: Here's the final card. This one is much more subtle. The background was stamped on with a cool Eye Exam stamp (I used the Pumice Stone Distress Ink - a great color!) Funny idea for a stamp but it works! Then the car was stamped on top of that with black Archiver's Ink. The Quote was stamped and layered on patterned paper with Pop-Dots. The little clock was stamped and cut out and a clear circle acrylic piece was layered on top. The clock dial arrow was attached on top of the acrylic with Glossy Accents.


Here are the cards I created when I got home. I took out all my Distress Inks and some watercolor ATC's and played around....used some various stamps, fabric flowers and other fun stuff.

I hope to play around with my stuff more later today!

Happy Sunday!


Tracy said...

Wow it looks like you had alot of fun.Love everything that you created.

Jillian said...

Hello - I linked over here via 2Peas - LOVE the cards you made in the class, but I love the cards you made at home even better!!


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