Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Online Stencil Class Days 3 And 4

Days 3, 4, and the Bonus were filled with tons of techniques and step by step instructions on pdf and videos for download.  I liked that you could use whichever one you liked most.  I chose to do a quick card I had in my mind so I could move on to the watercoloring class!!  I got the idea for the colors in the flower after seeing Jane's on her blog, Cards By Jane.  Thank you, Jane, for sharing your beautiful card.  Here is what I did:

IMAGES:
  1.  Stamped the flower on white CS with black ink, painted with Twinkling H2O's, applied GA to the flourishes; used Black Inkssential for the tiny dots and berries; Gold glitter glue for the frame edge and the center of the flower (in the photo it looks silver and that's because it is lighter than their Golden Rod).
  2. The hello die was used on black cardstock and mounted with GA to the pink background.
STENCILING:
  1. Used the Dots stencil first with Memento Tuxedo Black applied with a dauber.  I found rubbing was better than dabbing.  LOLOL.  Then I used a spatula with Golden Gel Medium Regular - Gloss.  I don't think I will use it for stencils again.  It is great for copying and transfer of photos, but it stayed tacky and didn't dry until the next day.
  2. Mounted to pink cardstock.  Image mounted with 3D pop dots and the sentiment too.  Used leftover black and white dotted ribbon for the bow.


BACK OF CARD AND ENVY:
  1. So in my blog hopping I thought I saw someone doing the back of the cardfront like the inside w/o the other side.  Hope I didn't confuse.  The photo should clear it up.  So I thought I would try it with this one and kind of like it.  Figured my signature after my written message with a date could suffice for signing the card.
  2. I stenciled again with the black ink but did not use the medium.  I used the gold glitter glue to offset the dots a little.
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I am not off to start the watercolor class over at Online Card Classes.  The stencil for 5 days was $12  and the watercolor for about 12 days of lessons I think.  You get pdfs and videos for each day that are downloadable if you like to do that.

Hope your weekend and holiday were great.  Thanks for stopping by to look and share.


 Shirley


SUPPLIES:

27 comments:

Anne Temple said...

This looks great. Love the polka dots and your color combo.

Donna Maligno said...

This card is so sharp, Shirl! love all the techniques and mediums you used.

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Great card, Shirley! I love the dots and the lines between add so-o much!! Hugs!

Karen Amidon said...

Soooo cute! Such a happy card and great great colors! Love the image from Woodware. You've inspired me to try the "Twinks", can't wait to play!

Valerie Nolan said...

Gorgeous card Shirley, loving the polka dots and the beautiful flower. I love that all your posts are tutorials in their own right and I never need to ask what products you've used!!
Val x

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Oh, Shirley, it is so beautiful! Fine flower and color combinations.
Have a good day, my friend. hugs, Helena

Conniecrafter said...

so pretty, just love the pink and black combo and the shading on your leaves is very pretty!

Beth said...

GF this is gorgeous and I just love those polka-dots.

Marie-Louise said...

Marvellous card Shirley.

Greta said...

I love the look of this card, Shirley! The coloring of the flower & leaves is wonderful & the dotted background is really neat behind it!

Shona said...

WOW! I love that stamp with its funky flower and your colours and polka dots are wonderful! Did you use that stamp before? Good to know about the Gel.It does look good though!

Olga said...

Love this, TFS!!!!

Barbara R. said...

Beautiful card Shirley. I love what you did with it. Thanks for including the step-by-step.

Beth Norman said...

Gorgeous card. Your black really pops against the pretty pink. I'm glad you're enjoying your class.

Gay Peplow said...

Beautiful card Shirley, Hi!! I see you're doing an online class, lots of fun, hope you are enjoying it! Your card is simply lovely, great colours and unusual too :D xx

Beebeebabs said...

Another beautiful card - you always create beautiful cards thanks for sharing!!!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow Gorgeous card Shirley, love it! Enjoy the rest of the week, Shirleyx

Diane said...

Beautiful card Shirley...love those dots, I took a stencil class early this year, and as you can probably tell from my blog I am getting addicted to them...your watercolor flowers are gorgeous!!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Gorgeous card! I love the way you colored the image and the polka dots are just too fun. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

April said...

So whimsical and lovely! I love the polka dots!

Cara Malmrose said...

Great looking card Shirley. Seems to me you got that stenciling and water coloring figured out! LOL

Karen said...

This is lovely! I really like how the flower looks against the fresh polka dots. You have inspired me to take another look at my stencils and try something new.

jimlynn said...

SO pretty! I love that flower image but the dots stencil is ahhhhhh!!! Going to put it in my basket right now! Love how you did the dots is black. Love it!
Lynn

Lee-Anne said...

Love the colors and the fun, whimsical design, Shirley. You are obviously having fun and putting the class to very good use!

Craftyfield said...

Lovely and fresh design, very pretty card! I made sure to vote in your new poll!

Donna B. said...

Shirley, this is such a bright, fun and cheery card! I love the look of it and how you used the stencil. I give you an A+ in stencil class!!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVING all of the polka dots! And even on the envelope! CUTE!

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