I am still enjoying celebrating Gloriously 60 with a variety of online classes & events and have several lined up the next few months. Today I took the 1st of Taylored Expressions Online Crafty Classes featuring the Gifted Background stamp and it was lots of fun.
We did 4 cards basically 2 for the girls & 2 for the guys but easy to make in a variety of colors. Tonight I am sharing the more girly style cards.
These are so bright and colorful and sure to bring lots of smiles. These 2 cards feature ink blending. I don’t own Taylored Inks so I substituted Catherine Pooler Designs inks in similar colors to the class samples. The balloon card is emboss resist and the Yay! card is blended through the matching stencil after stamping.
The really cool thing about the Gifted products is not only is there a large background stamp, but a matching stencil & cutting plate that give you endless options for creating. We also used the Celebrate Big Stamp set and matching Celebrate Big Balloon Shaker die set, Caps Lock YAY! die and Simple Strips Birthday stamp & matching die.
Taking classes helps keep my skills sharp, I get to try new techniques or products or refresh older skills I learned awhile back often with a new twist. Plus there’s more freedom in designing without deadlines.
Hope you have some summer fun planned this weekend with maybe a bit of creating.