I finally got to play - the 1st class is titled Primay Colors and Impasto. Impasto is the technique I used to create the Happy title using acrylic paint mixed with a heavy gloss gel. I can't say enough how much I loved making this. The texture is incredible and it feels kind of like rubber now. The cut files were part of the class.
Look at this texture!!! I can't wait to do more of this.
Something else I loved about making this layout was creating the background with an ink pad. I always rely on patterned paper when scrapbooking and a that's big reason why I wanted to take this class as it focuses on using acrylic paints and inks. Here is another digital cut from the class that I used the Impasto technique on - you can't see the texture as much in this photo though :)