Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Inspiration Wednesday with My Creative Time

It's Inspiration Wednesday with My Creative Time, and today I have a card inspired by a couple of the techniques I learned in Online Card Class's Stretch Your Stamps 2 class.  If you were ever interested in taking a class, I encourage you to check this one out.  It's very inexpensive, and you can hop in at any time and go at your own pace.  It's running live for the next 2 weeks, but I know I won't be able to keep up with school starting in a few weeks, and that's okay. :-)

For the background of this card, I followed one of Kristina Werner's technique.  First, I heat embossed the MCT Hexy Background with white embossing powder, and then went over it with watercolors.  Once the watercolors had dried, I went back and painted in the individual hexagons.

Next I used a technique that Jennifer McGuire shared with one of her cards.  I used the largest of the 3 Star Stitched Dies to cut a window in the front of the card.  Then I cut "Happy" out of black cardstock using a die from the Happy Thoughts stamp and die set.  I covered this die cut with Versamark ink and clear embossing powder and heat embossed it, repeating 3 times to get the nice glossy effect.  I then adhered it to the card.

I cut a piece of vellum with one of the new Stitched Decorative Banner Dies and used Stazon ink to stamp the sentiment from Happy Thoughts.  Then I added a few stars.  The larger one is from 3 Star Stitched Dies and the smaller ones were made with one of the dies from All Around Holidays.  I used the same clear embossing technique on them that I used on the "Happy" die cut.

Be sure to stop by Emma's blog to see what she and the rest of the design team have to share with you today!

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  1. WOW your card is beautiful....You really did an outstanding creative job gosh girl you really are enjoying the class and I do believe there was an inner artist waiting to come out...and voila here she is.
    Again, WOW!!!

  2. These colors are so vibrant. Great technique. I wish I had more time to check out this class. Like you said with school starting so soon it doesn't leave much playing time left.

  3. Ok, you know I just LOVE LOVE LOVE this card!!! I hope these Happy Thoughts are coming MY WAY!!! lol ;)

  4. This is so so pretty and bright! I love the darker colors painted in last for more vibrant color. The chunky Happy and stars are very cool. Great job!
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  5. OMGosh...GORGEOUS card Katie!!! I love the bright colors!

  6. Katie ~ Oh my your killing me with these GORGEOUS colors! I LOVE how bright and cheerful they are!!! BEAUTFIULLY done and just I LOVE using the clear embossing too!!!

  7. WOW! Love the bright and cheerful colors a long with the cut out star! I also love the hexagon pattern!

  8. This is amazing! I LOVE the bright colours and the hovering sentiment. Love the glossy too! Great day 1!


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