Studio Calico Galileo Kit Cards + Class Sneak

You've already seen some card kit sneaks about a week ago and by now, the Galileo kits are live in the shop and the full Creative Team gallery is up for you to see and get inspired. 

I'm going to focus on two cards from my gallery today, both featuring the bunny stamp set by Lizzie Mackay. But before we go into that, how about a look at the full card kit?

Studio Calico Galileo Card Kit (June 2015) | Full description in the Studio Calico shop

It has a fun and colorful spring feel with some blacks thrown in for contrast, which I love. It was also fun to play with the pigment ink, after all, I can't have too many turquoise or aqua inks. 

Now, on to said cards. The first one is a main card kit only project. I tell you, this ice cream stamp set will give your Color Theory inks a run for the money!

What I especially liked, is that since they are die inks, these layer pretty well, dry fast and therefor won't smear when you overlap the colors. Just gather your favorite inks and build your gelato tower with a strawberry on top :)

This second card I want to show you today, was made with a combination of the Galileo Card Kit, the Card Basics add-on, and the Custom Notes stamp add-on designed by Marcy Penner.

This time, I stamped the bunny and ice cream cone on a piece of transparency with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white Zing embossing powder. After that, I stamped the Custom Notes form on white cardstock and colored it with Schmincke soft pastels to better distinguish it from my custom transparency (layered on top). To finish the card, I added some enamel dots, a piece of washi tape and a strip of patterned paper (all from the main card kit) to decorate my card.

If you want to see more from the kits, you can directly head over to SC:

On another note, I was invited to join the fabulous list of contributors for sweet Paige Evans' Make it BIG class at Studio Calico. The motto for this class: the bigger, the better! :)

From the class page: Join Paige Evans as she shares ways to use big elements in your cards, layouts, and Project Lifeยฎ spreads to make a big impact. Paige shows how to use die cuts, stamped designs, photos, and more to create oversized features that make a statement.

I've seen a few of the finished projects and already feel inspired to try something new. Going big is not something that comes natural to me but I loved the challenge I was given to create a card covering sentiment. Of course, I have a sneak for my class contribution:

Beside working within my assignment, I also have a tip for you on how to create dimension when working with delicate die-cuts. Enrollment for Make It Big ends tonight - May 31st at 11:59pm EST - and the class will begin right on June 1st. Hope to see you in the classroom!