Cards made in Day 5 & 6 for the online card class

It was on Day 5 & 6 of the online card class about outline stamps. I got plenty of outline stamps and I like to use them in making card as they give a huge variety.

Here are the cards I made for the class.

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The first one, I used Distress ink and drop water on it to make the image blend on paper.

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The second one, I water-coloured on fabric, just try to do it on different surface. It is not easy to control when using water colour on fabric. The colours blend so much, through the pore under the embossing powder. Therefore, some colours even blend beyond the embossed area. But the effect is quite nice. I think.

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Having a new plan!

I am really like paper craft. And, for such a lay-back person as me, I certainly need motivation to have more regular practice. Therefore, I have a plan like this: choosing a focus on some days in a week, for example, techniques, colouring etc; share the work on blog and enter challenges. I, hopefully, will start the plan as soon as possible.

These days, I am preparing the new school year. It will be started on 1st Sept and I am having bridging classes for junior and supplimentary classes for the senior. I also need to look after my 4 months old son, who loves playing so much, after work. I can barely have time to make cards.

By the way, I am still taking the online card class. So I would like to share with you some card I made in the past.

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Card made in day 3 of Stretch Your Stamps online card class

In day 3, the focus is on alphabet stamps and sentiment stamps. The technique I loved is stamping letters on die-cut

When I was watching the teaching video, I knew that I must use the Your are pawesome stamps set from Simon says stamp for this technique. So here is the card I made.

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The things I learnt, besides the technique, is that well planning and preparation is half-way to success.

Heat embossing and water coloring

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I started to make this card few days ago when I got my new water colour. I used this teal stamp from HeroArts to play with the new water colour. I wanted to make it a “Bollywood” look with strong and attractive colors.

The petal stamp which I love so much. I have tried coloring it with markers before and I would like to try it with heat embossing in the future.

Card made in day 1 of Stretch Your Stamps 2 online card class

I am now taking an online card class called Stretch Your Stamps 2 from onlinecardclasses.com

Here is the card I made in day 1 class. Well, I am not quite satisfy with it and surely I need more practices.

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The stamp I used here is the lattice background stamp from Hero arts. I like this stamp and it was the first bg stamp I bought.

Embossing using Xuen paper

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I bought some Xuen paper months ago from a local store. I used them to made a lampshade for my house. I found that the Xuen paper becomes translucent when heat embossed it. I was quite excited because it was perfect for a lampshade.

This week, I decided to join the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge using this technique. And the challenge this week is “Emboss it”

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I heat embossed a piece of Xuen paper with the Spring blooms clear stamps set by Wplus9 and the stamped by the same stamps set using Hero arts mid-tone shadow ink- field greens. Then I adhere the paper onto a pattern paper from the Honey 6*6 designer paper pad by the Sweetest thing. You can see the flora pattern from the pattern paper through the Xuen paper as it is translucent after heat embossing.

Although it is not a perfect card and there are still a lot of thing that I could do better, I have so much fun in making this card.

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cards made using my son’s handprint

Actually it is not a handprint. Since my son is just 3 months old and I don't have any ink for making handprint at home. I just put his little hands on a sheet of vellum and then traced the shape of his hands using a pencil. And then I cut out the shape of his hands and made these two cards.

The first one, I used the Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth Round water colour 24 to water-coloured the background, by using the cut vellum as mask and then stamp the sentiment using the Chit Chat stamp sets with die cut by Lawn Fawn.

It is a birthday card for my younger brother.

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The second one, I used the Thank you Grid stamp from Hero Arts, and technique learnt from Jennifer McGuire Ink, which is my favourite blog owned by Jennifer McGuire, who make beautiful beautiful cards. The technique is called “pop up stamping”

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Here is my first sharing. Hope you enjoy it!