Friday, January 24, 2014

Online Card Class STENCILED–Day 1 Homework!

 

Well hello!!

 

I know, I know . . . it’s been a minute since I posted here on the ole’ bloggo.  Forgive me!!  To say I’ve been busy is an understatement.  Ever since I got back from CHA, I’ve been playing “catch up” with my life.  But I’m back in the groove, and will be posting on a more regular basis from now on.

 

Stencling - Cant Get Enough of You

(Click on photo to enlarge.)

 

I thought I’d kick things off with the homework that I’ve created for the latest Online Card Class called “STENCILED”!  Oh my goodness, I am having so much fun!!  When we were at CHA, stencils were EVERYWHERE!!  And so many cool designs coming out!  So the ladies in charge of the Online Card Classes are sharing lots of fun techniques and tricks to use with stencils!!  This first project was inspired by Debby Hughes’ (queen of stencils, in my opinion!) lesson, which was pretty straight forward.  Just simple inking in a subtle pattern, and using that as your focal point without taking over the whole card.  So that’s what I tried to do.  I’ll list the products used below.

 

Stenciling - Thanks

 

This second project was inspired by Laura Bassen’s video showing us how to use a stencil to apply VersaMark ink, then heat emboss with clear EP, and then inking the white parts that weren’t embossed.  I’m learning that I struggle with the whole ink blending thing for a couple of reasons.  I haven’t perfected the whole pressure thing so that you get that beautiful gradient blended look.  And the biggest thing is that this is MESSY!!  Ick!  LOL  But I’m persevering and giving each technique a try.  Who knows – when it’s all said and done, I might just like getting messy!!  LOL

 

Okay, that’s it for me for now.  I may pop in later tonight and share two more cards, as there are still two techniques I have to try.  We’ll see how it goes.  In the meantime, thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you’ll drop by again soon!

 

 

13 comments:

Jean said...

These are both stunning! But then again, it's you, so I've grown to expect that in your creations! ;-)

Luckysmom said...

Beautiful cards!

Judy1223 said...

Karolyn, these are absolutely beautiful! I can only imagine what gorgeous creations you will be posting as part of this stencil class...you earned an A+ today!

Lee-Anne said...

Karolyn...what gorgeous cards! Love the colors!

Laura Norris said...

Both cards are wonderful!! Such fun today in class.

Alanna said...

These are both gorgeous and I think your ink blending looks fabulous.

Lisa Petrella said...

It may be messy, but the results are FABULOUS!! Love both of these cards!!

Tejal said...

Absolutely stunning cards!! love love them!

Ally said...

You are my messy hero today! :) And at least you were persevering, and not perseverating… ;)

Geri said...

Sure as heck doesn't look like there were any 'struggles' happening on either of these cards! You are such an awesome student - A+ on your homework!

I love the 'honey' card and how you gradually faded the ink...the splatters are awesome!

Second card - gorgeous and beautifully blended with such pretty colors. The velum panel and the bold sentiment rock!!!

Yep - you're a natural blender!

Debby Hughes said...

Oh how fabulous to see this post pop into my reader Karolyn! Gorgeous sponging and inking! We will have you loving messy in no time LOL :)

Jackie said...

Doesn't look like the homework . . .looks more like fun to me. Very pretty cards!

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG! Totally LOVING your cards!! Such FUN Designs and colors!! Love them!! Thanks for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)