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OCC Day 6 Stretch Your Stamps

OCC Day 6 Stretch Your Dies
OCC Day 6 Stretch Your Dies

I absolutely. love the look of blending colors, it just seem so cheerful. For my colors I used the new Ranger dye ink pads. Out of the 12 different colors the only ones I did not use were black tie an Java bean. The word family came from MCT Family is everything stamp & die set.

I was trying to make blending lines similar to the card made in class. I didn’t quite get that right, but I still love all of the colors. When I added the black background they seemed to brighten even more. I force myself to over look the way my lines began and I want to try and get them more defined.

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OCC Day 5 Stretch Your Stamps

OCC Day 5 Stretch Your Dies
OCC Day 5 Stretch Your Dies

As I sit watching the first video of the day I ponder my ability to do this technique. As I ponder I wonder how many tries it takes these awesome teachers to place an actual stamped image into a space that was masked off leaving a perfect blank space for said image.

When watching the videos it appears as if they take a second to line up and then press and BOOM there lies the perfect image in its waiting space.

I must say, it does seem so simple. After all I’m using a clear stamp press with a clear stamp for my image. Piece of cake!! … NOT!

I carefully make sure the stamp is turned correctly for where I’m going to stamp, ink the stamp, stand up, stick my tongue out for better perscsion, eyeballing as I slowly lower and finally commit ink to paper. I’m thinking I think that looked about right as I’m removing so t can see perfect….

NO…no…no a little too far left or a little to low down. I tell you it is enough to make a grown crafter cry. Try…try…try…and try again. I know it’s doable. I just need to remain sane until that day finally comes.

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OCC Day 4 Stretch Your Dies

OCC Day 4 Stretch Your Dies
OCC Day 4 Stretch Your Dies

Here we are day 4. It’s amazing how I think I have a lot of tiny dies…..until I started looking through my stash. Then….I realize I have a ton of tiny stamps and very few tiny dies!!

I had already done a card with hearts on my Day 2 card. So I didnt really want hearts again.  FINALLY! I used a snowflake which resembled a star from Lawn Fawn,s Critters in the Arctic.

Cards

OCC Day 3 Stretch Your Stamps

OCC Day 3 Stretch Your Dies
OCC Day 3 Stretch Your Dies

like this new card technique. I colored the inside stamp with various Copic markers. White generic 110lb paper. The orange was from Stampin’ Up. Unfortionally I don’t who maks my little scenic cling stamp.

The star that I used for my peek shape is from My Creative Time and it’s the Stitched layered stars.

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OCC Day 2 Stretch Your Dies

OCC Day 2 Stretch your Dies
OCC Day 2 Stretch your Dies

Once again my favorite generic 110lb whit paper and the Orange-ish is Stampin’ Up.

the hearts are. Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts hearts. The corner flowery dies is from Heartfelt Creations Craft Mat Create 2B. The black paper is Stampin’ Up and the sentiment is from SSS Tilted Banner Sayings.

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OCC Day 1 Stretch Your Dies

OCC DAY 1 Stretch Your Dies
OCC DAY 1 Stretch Your Dies

First let me say…yes I know you can sorta see my fix which is a fix for the initial goof and decided I should quit while I’m semi fixed.

I used white 110lb. card stock  the purple is from Stampin’ Up but I can’t remember the name. Sorry to say I don’t know the name or even where I got the gold strip.

Nowwwww for what I do know…the foam you is from Simon Says Stamp Big you and the other words in the sentiment iare from SSS Tilted Banner Sayings.

The flowers and leaves are Stampin’ Up Flower Patch. I also have a few dots of glossy accents and used clear Wink of Stella on the flower petals. The foam has been cooled with Copic Markers.