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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

INSPIRATION WEDNESDAY


GOOD MORNING my sweet friends & welcome to another "Inspiration Wednesday!" For today, my inspiration came from this class HERE "Stretch Your Stamps 2".  You still have PLENTY of time to sign up! I am SO INTRIGUED w/this class because it shows that you can get so much MORE out of your stamps! For my first card, I used one of the techniques that Miss Laura Sterckx showed in her video in class yesterday!  This is a technique that I've wanted to try for some time now & I am HAPPY that I FINALLY did! It is called an "Ombre" background! For this technique, I heat embossed using clear embossing powder my new Grainy Wood background stamp!  Next I started from the bottom up, using my mini round Tim Holtz tool & started inking my card starting w/Tumbled Glass ink! Next I mixed in Broken China ink & started to blend the ink until it gave me the effect I was looking for! Next I used my Fun Speech Bubbles to stamp the sentiment onto the die cut vellum. Last I made a bow w/hemp twine & added sequins to finish her off! ;)  





Next up, is another technique that I learned from Miss Jennifer McGuire's video from class yesterday! I have used perfect pearls before, but NEVER used it the "correct" way! lol…. I did what Miss Jennifer did & used Versamark ink & stamped my Fun Letter Background onto a piece of black card stock! Next I used purple & a white pearl color powder & pounced it onto my background until I was satisfied w/it! Next I just misted into the air some water & waved my card through it so it can seal itself in! Next I used my heat gun to finish it off! I used my butterfly die & made a window & adhered "smile" from my Happy Thoughts set over the butterfly! Then I layered it onto a white card base, then added the little hearts from my 4x4 Journal Die & More. Last, I used clear wink of stella on the word die & the hearts & added clear glossy accents to them to finish this card off! 




Okay, last….. but CERTAINLY not least!  I dislike WASTING good scraps! ;)  So I decided to make an additional card using the actual butterfly that I cut out of the card above this one! I kept this card REAL simple! I had some white card stock scraps so this is a smaller card! I added the butterfly & the "thanks" word die from my Stitched Message Bubble dies! Then I added a strip of purple card stock & stamped the stripes on it before I adhered it down using my Geo Borders stamp set! Lastly, I added the sequins & I "THINK" this is my FAVORITE card out of all of these today~! ;)


MCT Products used:
~ Happy Thoughts (will be back in stock in 2 weeks)

Now onto my AMAZING design team! Don't forget to click on each name to see what everyone's inspiration was for there projects today! :)







WOW!!! Didn't my team just KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF AGAIN???  I hope you enjoyed what you saw here today AND I hope we inspired all of "YOU" to be creative today! ;)
Have a FABULOUS day my sweet friends & I will see you back here very soon! :) xoxo

P.S. I will have the winner on my blog from the hop tomorrow! ;)


10 comments:

  1. LOVE your WONDERFUL cards. What fun techniques. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  2. WOW Miss Emma gosh girl you really did a super great job on all 3 of your cards. The new techniques you learned and shared are amazing....what you did is amazing...the look that you achieved with your woody grain stamp is so cool and then your other card with the Perfect pearls is so beautiful....Love too the way your Fun Letter background stamp came out too....and what you did with your butterfly die is a huge WOW too....girl you totally knocked it out of the park today for a Grand Slam.....I am so loving all 3 of your cards.....YOU so ROCK!!

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  3. Gorgeous Emma. Love the perfect pearls one...so pretty!!!

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  4. Beautiful cards, Emma! Love the ombre, and your perfect pearls cards came out just gorgeous!!!

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  5. OMG, so Pretty!!! Emma, I really really love the look you created with the wood grain and inks. Thank you for sharing such great projects by you and your fab DT.

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  6. Wowzers....how awesome are your cards Emma! Love the technique and can't wait to give it a try. I love the DT's projects to...whoa, so many fun idea's! My head is spinning:)
    Sherrie K

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  7. What a gorgeous group of cards! I love every single one. Thanks for inspiring and motivating me today. It's been a rough week and this beauty has brightened my evening.

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  8. I so enjoy your card class projects...great job on the ombre look. I also like the inspiration time and all of your great projects. I love it!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  9. OMG EMMA ~ YES I am screaming here! I LOVE your creations! EEK! Such GORGEOUS colors and ideas!!! I am going to try play catch up on the videos today!! Well this team does ROCK!

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