Saturday, July 27, 2013

Patterned Paper Die Cutting

I started off being inspired by the patterned paper die cut card in Summer Card Camp 2, Week 3, Day 2 and my card evolved from there, lol! I used a Spellbinder's die for the banner triangles and an old Spellbinder's Wizard die set for the flower pot/watering can, which I stencilled with Distress Ink through the die.  I fussy cut the flowers on the banner and hand cut the white banner, which I stamped Dream on.  I tied a couple bows and glued them to the card and used some foam dots to add dimension.

I really enjoyed working with the color combo this week of 2 purples, a teal blue and two browns. The last 3 weeks have gone by so quick and I had such an awesome time! I'm sure I got more cards done during this class than over the last 6 months!

Embossed Die Cuts

I absolutely loved the card that Jennifer featured on Week 3, Day 2 of Summer Card Camp 2. I started off by die cutting the leaf and butterflies with the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.  I used 3 coats of gold embossing powder on the leaf and I used shiny purples and blue inks directly on the butterflies and small circles (left over from previous die cuts) and then embossed them with Crystal Stampendous embossing powder for a sparkly look.  I used an embossing folder for the right side of the card and used gold embossing powder for the sentiment.  I really liked how this card turned out and thought I'd use it for a wedding card I would need soon!


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Sweet Friend Polaroid

Oh, I love Polaroids - maybe its just remembering them from my childhood, but I love those frames :).  They are so fun!

This card was inspired by Nichole Heady's card in Summer Card Camp 2 - Week 3, Day 1.  I used this week's colour combo and Sketch #3 and I used her tone on tone technique, stamping a chevron stamp with a lighter purple pigment ink over darker purple cardstock.  I layered this on a shiny blue background and then applied my Polaroid frame, which I simply cut with my paper trimmer - 3x4 for the outside and 3x3 for the inside, leaving 1/4 " around the top and sides of the frame.  I heat embossed the Prima Paper doll stamp and coloured her in with SoufflĂ© pens, and then I stamped my sentiment on in brown Distress Ink and layered some stamped flowers, hearts and buttons.

Well, I'm off to create a few more cards before baby wakes up!

Picture Perfect

Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday :) I wanted to share my Week 3, Day 1 card at Summer Card Camp 2, inspired by Kristina's one layer banner card.

I used a fun new stencil I picked up Monday, masked it off and used a sponge applicator with Distress Ink to apply the camera to my die cut background.  I first used watercolour paper, which I applied Distress Inks to and misted, layering until I got a look I liked.  I then used a Spellbinder's die to cut out my shape.  For the one layer banner I drew a banner shape which would fit around my sentiment (from the stencil) and cut it out with a craft knife.  I then applied my white Colorbox ink pad directly to my paper and when the ink was dry I sponged over the words.  I used a stitching stamp from CTMH to create the thread lines running up the card, masking off my banner.  I then used some foam dots to apply the die cut and used a white gel pen to create some stitching lines around the card.

I think I will do this again on a scrapbook page next!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Week 3 Journey!

I can't believe we are on the 3rd week of Summer Card Camp 2! There have been so many amazing cards that have been created.

I love this week's colour combo! 2 purples, 2 browns and a teal. I grabbed my Distress Inks and alcohol inks and got started!

I recently picked up some Specialty Stamping paper and wasn't sure if I was going to really use it a lot, but I love it :).  It takes stamped images so nicely and works with Distress techniques as well as working lovely with alcohol inks.  I first sponged Distress Inks in darker and lighter purples and Tumbled Glass blue and edged it with Corduroy Brown.  I then used Jennifer McGuire's technique (kind of!) with stamping on a greyish cardstock with white Colorbox ink and then with the blue Distress Ink with a Technique Tuesday chevron stamp.

I cut the arrows from the Specialty Stamping paper with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge and used a felt applicator to apply alcohol inks in purple, blue and a shiny brass colour.  I stamped a design and a sentiment on the arrows and popped them up with foam dots after stamping a postal mark and Dream on my card.  I added Glossy Accents to the postal mark to give it a little dimension. 

It was good to step out of the box and try some colours I probably wouldn't have automatically pulled out.. 

Wishing everyone a great week!

Enjoy the Journey

I decided to go back to Week 1 of Summer Card Camp 2 to do a few more cards.  There has been so much inspiration, and I have so many ideas in my head! I started off being inspired by the coloured sequin card from Week 1, Day 3.  I used the Week 1 colour scheme and used Dylusions spray to mist a tag.  I cut a cloud stencil from paper and pounced over it with Colorbox white ink (Week 2, Day 4 ) and then added 3 balloons (Week 2, Day 1) which I stamped on patterned paper and cut out.  I embossed (Week 2, Day 2) the sentiment with white embossing powder and coloured 3 white brads with alcohol ink (again from Week 1, Day 3) and covered with Stickles.

Happy Monday!!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Paper Doll Colour Combo Card

I am loving working with the colour combinations given at the end of the week in the Online Card Class Summer Card Camp 2! And, I am also loving the new paper doll stamps by Prima I recently got :).

I used the fourth colour combo from Week 2, Day 5: grey, yellow, magenta, green and white to create this card.

I coloured part of my doll in with Tombow markers on watercolour paper and also paper pieced the skirt, head band and sweater.  I popped the skirt up with foam dots.  I cut out circles from patterned paper, stamped on them with Distress Inks and then heat embossed love, joy and hope and popped them up with foam dots too.  I cut a couple banners from patterned paper and attached them near the bottom.  I love the fun colours in this card and the tweed grey paper on the card base!

I hope everyone had a fun, creative weekend - and I look forward to another week of card making inspiration.


Circle card

I love cards that are made in different shapes and sizes, but I don't always think to do this and often just grab a regular 4x5 card base.

This past week Kristina Werner showcased a circle card in week 2, Day 1 of Summer Card Camp 2. Using the week's colours I cut the circle card base from the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge at 4.25". I then cut the wood grain circle the same size, using the paper that was in a sticker package from Imaginise. I cut both the tree branch and leaves as well as the scalloped circle from the same cartridge. I embossed 'Hello' with white embossing powder and added a stamped and Stickled (new word!) bird to the branch. I actually put the center cut out of the scalloped circle inside the card!


Friday, July 19, 2013

Amie's Scrapbook Page - Kids' Gallery

Amie, who is 6, wanted to do a scrapbook page to include in the Kids' Gallery at Summer Card Camp 2.  She started off with the 4th colour combination for Week 2, Day 5, but added a pink in there too.  She chose a green sparkly paper and coloured a Prima Paper Doll stamp with Tombow markers.  Then she chose 2 pics of herself and her little sis doing some baking one day and cut around the photos. She cut out some details in the pictures as well as some flowers from patterned paper and hearts to add to the page and chose the pink cardstock and brown letter stickers for her title.  She laid everything out where she wanted it before attaching anything - so cute :)

I am always amazed at the details Amie adds to her projects and she never lets someone dictate how to use a product, often giving me a new idea to try!
Happy Friday,

Prima Paper Doll and Watercolour Background

I absolutely love the Paper Doll stamps by Julie Nutting, put out by Prima!  If you haven't seen her book, Collage Couture, it is a must-have for sure!

For week 2, Day 5 of Summer Card Camp 2 we were given 6 new colour combos to work with. I must say I like having 4-5 colours to work with! It is easy to coordinate the ink, paper, and markers, and the card comes together so easily. I used the second colour combo, omitting the blue.

I stamped on watercolour paper and used Tombow markers to colour in the doll stamp. For the background I used a technique Jennifer McGuire recently showed on You-Tube (see below) with Tombow markers and a baby wipe - so cool!  I heat embossed the butterfly stamp with white embossing powder and stamped the sentiment with black ink.

Jennifer's You-Tube video
Hope everyone has a very happy, crafty weekend!

Not Christmas

Our challenge for Week 2, Day 4 with Summer Card Camp 2 was to use Christmas themed items to create a non-holiday card.  Great idea since we all have lots of holiday stamps and really use them for such a small part of the year.

I used a Christmas Sizzix embossing folder and some pool coloured cardstock.  After embossing I sponged on Distress Inks in this week's colours and then fussy cut around the image, cutting off the Christmas balls.  I then attached it to a piece of patterned paper and used a sentiment from a Christmas CTMH stamp set, embossed in white embossing powder.  I stamped a cute little owl, white embossed him, and coloured him in with SoufflĂ© pens.


Using Die Cuts and a Sketch

For this card I followed along with another guest artist, Julie Ebersole in the Summer Card Camp 2 online class, Week 2, Day 3. I used die cuts that I had cut from the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge and used the coordinating CTMH stamps. I stamped with Distress Inks in this week's colour scheme and used some patterned paper from the 6x6 Echo Park Everyday Eclectic pad, following sketch #3. A few Stickles to top the card and voila!

Stamped Plaid

Week 2, Day 3 of Summer Card Camp 2 features a neat technique - creating plaid with a stamp by Pamela Ho. I used 3 colours of ink and a straight line stamp, which I stamped on an angle to create my bluish green plaid. I stamped 3 butterflies with Archival ink and coloured them in with Tombow markers and then cut around them, adding the plaid piece behind, with foam dots. I think this is one of my favorite cards so far!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2 - day 2 & CS July Sketch

Hi all, hope you're having a great Monday!  Over the weekend I decided to use inspiration from Day 2 at Online Card Classes Summer Card Camp 2 to make a scrapbook page. I masked off a word stamp and used the colours of the week in Distress Inks to stamp a lovely fall stamp. I followed the sketch for July over at Canadian Scrapbook Magazine, which is always a lot of fun!  I used the Apple Cider Collection from Imaginisce from a couple years ago and some die cuts with a Spellbinders die and sponged some Distress Ink around the edges.

Be sure to check out Online Card Classes this week!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2- week 1, day 2, card 1

I'm loving Summer Card Camp 2 at Online Classes! It is so hard to get out right now to do a class with two little ones at home, so this is perfect. I can work on the cards at my own pace and I have a limited number of supplies I've set up in the kitchen to use for the class, which is working well.

For day 2 I followed Shari Carroll's card. I love the watercolour look of this card!  I smooched Distress Inks onto my craft mat and spritzed with water and then used the back of a clear stamp (to get a solid image) to 'paint' my stripes of colour on the paper. After it dried I cut out a die cut in the middle and stamped the sentiment through the paper after adhering it to the card base. I used my CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge to cut out the cupcake and stars, which I stamped with the coordinating stamp and Distress Inks.  I added some Stickles and gems as well and it was done!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2 - Week 1, Day 1, Card 4

Holy cow! 4 cards for just day 1! For the last card I made for day 1 in Summer Card Camp 2, I followed Kristina's 'Always Bee Yourself' card, sketch 2.

I used a CTMH bee stamp and stamped on a Spellbinders die cut.  I positioned the bee and sentiment a little different than the sketch due to a stamping mishap!

I really love how the embossed vellum turned out, and I will be sure to use this again.  I used a little Zig 2 Way glue on each corner to hold attach it to the card and it seemed to work well without showing through.  I added some white pen dash lines to the stripes in this week's colours, added some gel pen to the bee stamp and rounded the corners.