Tuesday, July 17, 2012
SYS Homework, Days 2 & 7
Yes, days 2 & 7 ... so I'm jumping around a little bit. Oh, well. I finished two cards last night that were influenced by the online Stretch Your Stamps classes I'm taking.
This first one was influenced by the Collage Stamps class on Day 2:
I stamped the background with Ranger embossing ink over the dried card stock and clear-embossed it. Then I went over the whole thing direct-to-paper with my Chipped Sapphire ink instead of the black they used in class. I buffed off the embossed part and voila - colored clocks! Here it is up close and personal:
Next, I made a card sorta like on Day 7, but not. One of the techniques for Day 7 (using Floral Stamps) was to stamp on glitter. I kinda backed into this one. Here's my card, then I'll explain:
this post on Michelle Zindorf's blog to play with the shaving cream technique. Here's what I made that night:
I also cut the frame in the top layer like we learned in class. Cool technique, and I'll be doing that again.
In other news, I was stupid and pulled weeds in my 10x20 back yard on Saturday, and now I have poison ivy. My right hand is swollen so I can't even hold a pen, which was tough since I had to sign three things to pick up the ointment tonight. So I won't be stamping much for a day or two until I regain the use of my right hand. :( If you'd like to have a pity party for me, please go right ahead. Oh, and it's spread to my neck and forehead and the corner of one eye, but I can't put the ointment near my eye. And today I see new spots on my left hand and arm. The doctor said it would get worse before it gets better. Gee, thanks. So PITY ON, people! *whimper*.
And thanks for stopping by!