Saturday, May 4, 2013

His & Hers Online Card Class - Days Three, Four and Five...WHEW!!!

On Day Three of our His & Hers Card class, Jennifer Rzasa taught us a method of watercolor. I used a spankin' new stamp from Magenta to try this technique along with a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp. I am quite happy with the results. For my card, I used my old Derwent Watercolor pencils.

The card we made on Day Four turned out to be my favorite of the ones posted today. It was challenging for me because I don't really own any symmetrical dies to use with this Partial Die-Cutting technique. However, I had a lightbulb moment and recalled that a recent purchase of butterfly dies from Cheery Lynn included a "half die" to use to make a backing for the intricate butterfly. Voila! I had my partial die cut right in my hot little hands. The other butterflies were made with a Stampin Up embosslit, the stamps from Simon Says Stamp as well as the paper and a little bit o'Stickles thrown in because everything is better with Stickles.

On Day Five, Kristina Werner suggested making a masculine and feminine card from the same stamp sets. I used a new set from Stamps of Life along with papers from one of my past Simon Says Stamp card kits. I don't really feel my two cards look all that different but I did use a pink-y color for the feminine one. 

I didn't really get to do much else today on National Scrapbooking Day other than these cards. No scrapbooking. Perhaps next year I will plan my time more wisely. It would be nice to make a layout on this Day. (Of course, there was that time spent watching the Derby......)  Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you again soon.


  1. Your cards are just making me grin from ear to ear. These are amazing! You used your new Magenta stamp brilliantly! I knew right away before reading that you cleverly used that backing die for the butterflies. More brilliance. And then the SOL telephone. Jealous that I haven't used mine yet. It is just perfect and what a great interpretation of the assignment.

    So much brilliance I need my sunglasses.

  2. All four are great! I really like how you did your watercolor and didn't add the black, this looks perfect the way it is! The butterfly turned out super and those telephone cards are just the cutest!