Tuesday, January 28, 2014

First Online Class


I've never taken an online class, but thought stenciling would be a good one for me.  I've been loving the homework people are showing on their blogs & finally found the link & signed up yesterday!  I started with Day 4 so I wouldn't be behind for one day--crazy, I know! Anyway, one technique was to use dies to make your own stencil & then cover it with a thick layer of embossing paste. Before it dries you cover the paste with embossing powder & heat.  I gave it a try last night & oh my goodness, I'm hooked!  Wish you could see the lovely shine & fabulous texture.
I used the Penny Black heart shaped leaves die, cutting twice in a piece of scrap packaging to make my stencil. The powders are Zing! Grapefruit & Aqua.  I'm entering the first card in the 4EnScrap challenge. Distress Ink worn lipstick 
Combo15 4enscrapmatched the embossing powder & was used to stamp the little hearts (stamped off once), to edge the panel & to color the sentiment flag mat. I love this Savvy Stamps font which I heat embossed.  Same stencil & same technique for my second card.  I just added some Zing! Rouge ep for 2-toned leaves.  The dotted background is Stickles.  I didn't want to use foam tape behind my vellum ovals so used some pink & white twine to tie on the sentiment which is by A Muse.  Can't wait to try the other technique shown 
today & then catch up with the other videos. I'm entering the second card at Pixies Snippets Playground.



27 comments:

  1. Oh, this looks like such a great class! Lovely cards, Greta!

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  2. Gorgeous result indeed! I love the shine and shades of colors on the flowers! Can't wait to see more!

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  3. very pretty card! I love your twine idea! I want to use more vellum and holding it on the card is always a challenge for me. that is neat. thanks

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  4. Pretty cards Greta, can't wait to see what else you share!!

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  5. Oh Greta, your cards are lovely. I am so glad you signed up for the class. Can't wait to see more of your homework!

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  6. Beautiful result! Sounds like you're going to have a great time!

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  7. Hello Greta,
    Yes it is great fun making your own stencils, and you have done a great job with yours it looks fabulous.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  8. So pretty Greta! I must get some of the embossing paste! I need to start doing the homework. I'm trying to catch up on the videos when I have time.

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  9. I can just imagine how cool this looks in real, very pretty Greta!!

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  10. So Pretty with the embossed! Love it Greta :)

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  11. Aren't the online classes fabulous? Educational, inspiring and all around tons of fun! I didn't sign up for this one - yet - because I have only 1 stencil, still in its package, but your ever so pretty card here is certainly fanning the flames of wanting to try. Guess I should get some embossing paste first...Beautiful card, amazing inspiration, perfectly executed: A++++++ ! Again, I'm also so tickled when you share all the new things you do; makes me smile from ear to ear!! Hugs~c

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  12. Your stencils are lovley. My kind of colours too. Am very tempted to join in but I have just taken on a very huge project which I must get on with so maybe next time!! Hugs Mrs A.

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  13. amazing cardz, greta!! the two-tone effect on the second one is really pretty!

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  14. Such a pretty card Greta! Love the stenciled background!

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  15. So glad you decided to join the class, Greta. It has been a great class and I know you will love going back and doing Days 1-3 These two cards are simply gorgeous.

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  16. Your stencils are amazing, Greta! Love how the images really pops-up! Glad that you are enjoying the class!

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  17. Oh what fun - gorgeous cards and such a clever way to attach the vellum sentiment on your snippets card Greta!

    I got your address fine and will post the stamp you won ASAP.

    Hugs, Di xx

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  18. Your two heart cards turned out beautiful and I love the idea of using embossing powder over molding paste, I'm going to give it a try ! Thanks for the tip :) Have a great day, Shirleyx

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  19. Thank you so much for sharing how you created this. I have seen several cards made for this online class and yours is my favourite. I have to be frugal these days and the fact that I could use my dies to make my own stencils - that's genius! I hope to try this technique soon xx

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  20. Wow! Greta, I saw some of these and had no idea about the emboss part! This is awesome! How clever and pretty too! TFS

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  21. How fun to take an online card class. This is such a cool technique and both of your cards are so pretty!

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  22. I love the awesome dimension - trying mightily to resist buying more stuff though! How cool is the twine treatment on the second card - that really pops :)

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  23. I resisted taking this class and since seeing everyone's "homework" I'm regretting it! What a beautiful result Greta! Love the two tones in the second card!

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  24. I wish I had signed up for the class after seeing all the great cards. This turned out great! Love the dimension and colors.

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  25. Just beautiful Greta...from the looks of things, you have really been enjoying your new class. I love online classes too, so much fun.

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  26. Beautiful cards! I love the second one with the two tones....so pretty.

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