Friday, April 29, 2016

Showing Two Clear & Sheer Class Pieces of Homework

Hello My Friends~

I know, I know, it's been a while since I've posted. Busy time of year for me. Despite that, I have been taking the newest class with Jennifer McGuire and group called Clear & Sheer. All the techniques and most of the materials, that is, vellum and acetate are new to me, so it has been a challenge.

Here's two from the homework for Lessons 1 & 2 where we learned about adhering vellum and embossing on it. My cards are similar. My first attempt was smooching with ink pads onto the vellum to make a rainbow, ala Jennifer. All the colors are from Stampin' Up!. I used both the regular sized pads and the spots. The spots were easier after I re-inked them. They're really old!

Card #1:  I colored the rainbow on both sides of the vellum so the colors are vibrant. After cutting the piece down to size, I adhered the vellum the old fashioned way to a card base with tiny silver brads. The flower embossed in white is from PaperTrey Ink's set called Stitches  & Swirls. The happy birthday is an old one from Stampendous! embossed in glitter mixed with embossing powder from my stash. I left the vellum loose, as you can see.
Card #2:Here I am completely CASING Jennifer's card by making a rainbow again. This time I used the spots and deliberately made the colors softer. I didn't put any on the back of the vellum this time to keep the softness. The whole card front is vellum adhered as suggested by placing a flap of it sandwiched between two pieces of white card stock to complete the card base. The flower is a NBUS to me from Penny Black, called Ebullient. I made a banner with a Lil' Inker Designs die and embossed a birthday greeting also from PTI. This time I used Zing silver embossing powder for some shine. It is really shiny in real life.

I am happy enough with both cards, but can see I need practice with heat embossing to get more of the little specks off. I did use an embossing pillow, but maybe it is out of powder!
What do you all think? I had fun anyway and am off to try some other techniques from the last two classes.

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