Friday, July 13, 2012

Graphic Border and Alpha Stamps


Happy Friday!  I've got a couple more class cards for you today.

The circle border in this 'For the Birds' card is based on Kristina Werner's example in our Stretch Your Stamps class. She used a circle themed stamp and punched holes in the middle of the circles.  For my border, I stamped one circle image and the punched a hole in the center.  After doing a row of these and adhering them to a background paper, I stamped a smaller image inside the hole.  I really love the variation and dimension of this border.


Alphabet Stamps are such a challenge.  They are one of those scrapbooking/stamping things I wish I'd left in the store.  However, there are a few in my stash so I need to make some use out of them. There were many great ideas in the class based on a very plain large alpha.  My alphas are either small or fairly ornate.  One of the ideas was to stamp a word in Versamark and clear emboss.  Then go over the image with mists.  I used the idea for this Thank You card that is CASEd from the class example by  Julie Ebersole.  I'll send as Any Hero mail in my next OWH box.



Anyhero mail goes to the troops for them - not to be sent back home.  We write a note of thanks or whatever we want to say to spread good cheer.  Since this came out a bit larger than normal, I did my own envelope.  Just loving that Martha Stewart Scoreboard.

Today's lesson is on sentiment stamps so I'll have something fun to tryout this weekend!  Hope you have a great summer weekend.

3 comments:

  1. I love these cards Lisa - you are obviously making the most of the class.

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  2. Love both cards, Lisa. They're both bright and cheery. I agree about the alphas. I have a complete set of stamps, and I haven't used them yet. Hmmm.

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  3. I love both of these cards so much Lisa... isn't it nice to create very different things that have some of the same elements??? spray one.. stamp the other... very nice techniques! I will have to "case" them myself I think!
    Kathi

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