Spring Card Camp Day 17 Vertical Sending Hugs

Day 17 of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp was taught by Julie Ebersole. I love her style of cardmaking, which is clean and simple design. She took a “happy” die and cut it three times from a rectangle of cardstock. She used watercolors to add a rainbow of color behind the die cuts. The die cut words were used on three different cards.

I had used a similar design for a card a couple of days ago, so I went through my word dies to find one that could work for creating multiple cards. I decided on the word “hugs” and adding the word “sending” as a secondary sentiment.

For her cards using the leftover die cut words Julie took some typing paper and die cut a circle that she used as a stencil to ink blend that shape on her card front. I didn’t want to have the exact same shape, so I pulled out a square die and used it to create my cards. On my previous cards I used smaller squares and ink blended them horizontally. For this card I used larger squares and used them in a vertical orientation, however I die cut it down using a smaller stitched rectangle.

The sentiment is the same as the previous cards, and I scattered sequins around the sentiment on this one as well. This focal image panel was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase with sticky back foam and liquid adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Painted Hugs
  • Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Faded
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Ellen Hutson Essential Squares
  • Typing Paper
  • Neat & Tangled Starry Night Sequin Mix

Spring Card Camp Day 17 Ink Blended Sending Hugs

Day 17 of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp was taught by Julie Ebersole. I love her style of cardmaking, which is clean and simple design. She took a “happy” die and cut it three times from a rectangle of cardstock. She used watercolors to add a rainbow of color behind the die cuts. The die cut words were used on three different cards.

I had used a similar design for a card a couple of days ago, so I went through my word dies to find one that could work for creating multiple cards. I decided on the word “hugs” and adding the word “sending” as a secondary sentiment.

For her cards using the leftover die cut words Julie took some typing paper and die cut a circle that she used as a stencil to ink blend that shape on her card front. I didn’t want to have the exact same shape, so I pulled out a square die and used it to create my cards. For one card I used blues and greens and for the second I used ombre pinks.

I die cut the word “hugs” from sticky back foam to add behind it for dimension. The layout of this card is the same that Julie used. The word die was adhered to the far right of the card over the ink blended squares. For the secondary sentiment I searched through stamps and found this pretty script saying that was in Simon Says Stamp’s Sketched Flowers. It actually said sending hugs, but I only needed the word sending, so I did some die surgery to separate the two words.

The final embellishment was to scatter sequins around the sentiment. Sticky back foam was adhered to the back of the focal image panel, which was then adhered to the front of a side folding A2 cardbase.

I really like the clean and simple design of these cards. Below is the ombre pink version.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Painted Hugs
  • Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans OR Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Ellen Hutson Essential Squares
  • Typing Paper
  • Neat & Tangled Starry Night Sequin Mix (Blue & Green)
  • Buttons Galore Think Pink Sequin Mix (Pink)

Spring Card Camp Day 17 Sending Hugs Hugs Hugs

Day 17 of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp was taught by Julie Ebersole. I love her style of cardmaking, which is clean and simple design. She took a “happy” die and cut it three times from a rectangle of cardstock. She used watercolors to add a rainbow of color behind the die cuts. The die cut words were used on three different cards.

I had used a similar design for a card a couple of days ago, so I went through my word dies to find one that could work for creating multiple cards. I decided on the word “hugs” and adding the word “sending” as a secondary sentiment.

For this first card I die cut a rectangle using Ellen Hutson’s Essential Rectangle from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock. This also cuts a thin rectangle frame. From the rectangle I cut the word “hugs” three times. A larger rectangle was cut from watercolor paper and then pink ZIG Real Brush Markers were used to add an ombre of color behind the die cut words.

3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was cut to fit behind the words, covering the entire back of the rectangle and then adhered to larger watercolored rectangle. The sentiment panel was adhered to a topi folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock. I liked the look, but decided to add the thin frame, giving it a pink ombre color with Copic Markers. I liked the pop of color this added

The secondary sentiment was stamped onto black cardstock and heat embossed white. Since there was already a lot of dimension to the card, it was adhered directly to the card front.

Watercolor paper has an ivory/off-white hue and the white cardstock used to cut the word panel was very white against the watercolor background, so I pulled out my Copic Marker E0000, which is the lightest ivory color that I have and colored the entire sentiment rectangle, which then blended much better with the watercolor cardstock.

As a final embellishment pink sequins were scattered around the words and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Painted Hugs
  • Hero Arts Joy
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 027 Dark Pink, 202 Peach Pink, 026 Light Pink
  • Copic Markers: RV17, RV55, RV52; E0000
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black and Ivory Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Ellen Hutson Essential Rectangle
  • Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Labels
  • Be Creative Double-Sided Tape
  • Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Buttons Galore Think Pink Mix Sequins

Spring Card Camp Day 15 Make a Wish Watercolor Smoosh

This is the last two cards I made with the ink smooshing technique class taught by Kristine Werner. I really enjoyed this technique. I think I would get better the more I used it, but I am really happy with the outcome of the cards I created for this day of class.

This background was created using Distress Re-Inkers. As you can see the color is very vibrant. I love the blue and green, with that little touch of yellow.

For the first card used an Ellen Hutson Essential Rectangle to cut a rectangle for my card. From the center of this rectangle I die cut the My Favorite Things Wish die. I added sticky back foam to the back of the panel, cutting small piece to provide support behind the letters of the word. The panel was then adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase.

I decided to stamp a secondary sentiment using Simon Says Stamp Jumbo Stripes. It was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Since I had completed covered the back of the word panel there was good support to get a crisp stamping.

Blue and green sequins were scattered around the word and this card was done.

The second card used the positive letters from the previous card. The word was die cut again from sticky back foam and the letters were laid over the die cut foam to create dimension. The letters were adhered to a strip of purple tape to align letters. This gives you handles to pick up the entire word once adhesive is added to the back and placed it on the card front.

I had a couple of thin borders leftover from previous cards and decided to add them to this card. A secondary sentiment was stamped above the wish, sequins were scattered around the sentiment and this card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Wish
  • Simon Says Stamp Jumbo Stripes / Lawn Fawn Wish Upon a Star
  • Ellen Hutson Essential Rectangle Dies
  • Canson XL Cold Press 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Distress Reinkers: Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon, Mustard Seed
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder

Spring Card Camp Day 15 Happy Happy Happy Birthday To You

For this next set of card I used Distress Re-Inkers to smoosh my watercolor paper into. This created much deeper, more vibrant colors.

I took an Ellen Hutson’s Essential Rectangle Die to cut down the watercolor background into a smaller panel. At the last minute I decided to use a second die to create a border for my next card. I pulled out my Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Stamp Set and used the largest “Happy” die and cut it three times from the watercolor panel, starting with the center die cut and then cutting it again above and below. I then cut the same word three times from gold mirror cardstock.

A rectangle of sticky back foam was cut just smaller than the watercolor panel and adhered to the back with sticky side up. This made it very easy to inlay the gold die cut words.

I cut down a rectangle of white cardstock 1/4″ smaller than an A2 cardfront and added foam tape to the back and adhered that rectangle to the card front. From cutting the border for the next card I had a leftover thin frame that I decided to add to the card front. The sentiment panel was then adhered to the front of the card.

I liked the way it looked, but I decided to add secondary sentiment underneath each die cut word with VersaMark Ink and white embossing powder.

For my second card I decided to create a shaker with the border I had created. Acetate was cut just smaller than the border and adhered using double-sided tape and then two layers of 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the backside of the border to create the shaker well. Blue and green sequins were added to the well and the paper backing on the foam tape was remove and another rectangle of acetate was adhered. I find this the easiest way to create a shaker and keep all the sequins contained.

A top folding A2 cardbase was created from white cardstock and the shaker was added to the front using double-sided tape. I really liked the way the secondary sentiment looked on the first card, so I created a sentiment strip of leftover watercolor background and added it below the last “happy” word. I really like the way it turned out.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy
  • CZ Designs Birthday Palooza
  • Ellen Hutson Essential Rectangle Dies
  • Canson XL Cold Press 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Office Depot Acetate
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Be Creative Double Sided Tape
  • Distress Reinkers: Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon, Mustard Seed
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Buttons Galore Turquoise Mix Sequins (shaker only)
  • Doodlebug Designs Green Sequins (shaker only)

Spring Card Camp Day 15 Thinking of You Watercolor Smoosh

For this card I only used purple and pink Distress watercolor inks. Rather than adding the color to a mat and then spraying it with water and placing the watercolor paper into it I used a cut down plastic sleeve used for my stencils. I added the Distress Inks to the plastic sleeve and turned it over and placed it on the watercolor paper. You get a different look when you apply the color this way.

For these two cards I created the watercolor background and then used an A2 stitched rectangle to cut it down. Altenew’s Thank You Die was then cut from the center. This leaves you with a negative die cut in the watercolor piece.

I cut the die three times from ivory cardstock and glued together with liquid glue. Sticky back foam was added to the back of the watercolor panel, sticky side up. This makes it very easy to adhered the positive die cut sentiment into the negative spaces of the die, adding the left over watercolor center pieces to the letters. The final embellishment was to add sequins around the die cut.

The second card was made by cutting a smaller rectangle and adhering the positive watercolor die cut to the center of the panel. To add more visual interest I took a slightly larger rectangle of watercolor paper and painted it with a watercolor brush and the ink used for the background.

The front of a side folding cardbase was embossed using Stampin’ Up’s Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and the sentiment panels were adhered to the front with liquid glue. Sequins were also scattered around this sentiment.

Below is the second card make with this die cut.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Thinking of You Die
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet
  • Buttons Galore Think Pink Mix Sequins
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Spring Card Camp Day 15 Happy Birthday Background Watercolor Smoosh

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For the next two cards I used blue, purple and pink Distress inks to create by backgrounds. My favorite with this technique is always the first pass, it has the most vibrant colors. The second background you create the colors are no longer separate but have run together to make more subtle variations in color.

For this first card I die cut down the watercolor background to fit a top folding A2 cardbase. Net I cut the Poppy stamps Happy Birthday Background three times from Neena Classic Crest 110# Solar White Cardstock and adhered them together with liquid glue. The thickness of this paper really adds a lot of dimension.

I laid the negative die cut on the watercolor background to determine placement of the words and adhered them in place using liquid glue. I carefully removed the negative rectangle because I wanted to use it on the next card.

I love how beautifully vibrant this background turned out.

For the second card I took the three negative die cuts and adhered them together with liquid glue and adhered them to the second background created. I like the way it looks as well, but my favorite it the first card, it really lets the smooshed background pop.

Below is the second card created.

Update 05/02/20: I liked the second card made with this technique but I felt that it needed a little something more. I just got this mini cupcake die from My Favorite Things and thought it would give this card that little something extra. Let me know what you think.

Revised and Updated Card
First version of this card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Poppy Stamps Happy Birthday Background
  • Canson XL Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 110# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things Mini Cupcake

Happy Birthday – Celebrate You Watercolor Smoosh

Day 15 of the Spring Card Camp was taught by Kristine Werner and was all about ink smooshing. I am not really good at this, maybe because it so out of control what results you get. For this first card I used blue, green, and yellow Distress inks. I smooshed two backgrounds but totally messed up on. This is the card I successfully created using Concord & 9th Double Cut Alpha Dies and the cupcake from Simon Says Stamp Birthday Circle.

The smooshed background was cut down to 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ and adhered to a top folding cardbase. I die cut a thin frame from gold mirror cardstock using an Ellen Hutson’s Essential Rectangle die and adhered it to the watercolor background with liquid glue. I die cut the letters for “happy birthday” using the Concord & 9th Double Cut Alpha Dies and lined them up on some purple tape to be able to add glue to the back and transfer them to the card front. I die cut the cupcake from Simon Says stamp Birthday Circle and removed the center of the frosting, leaving behind the outline of the cupcake and adhered it above the sentiment with liquid glue.

As a final embellishment I scattered blue and gold sequins around the sentiment and focal image. At the last minute I used some leftover smooshed background to create two sentiment strips and added them underneath the die cut letters.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Concord & 9th Double Cut Alpha
  • Simon Says Stamp Birthday Circle
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Umbo Stripes
  • Ellen Hutson Essential Rectangle Dies
  • Buttons Galore Turquoise Sequin Mix
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Canson XL Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Distress Inks: Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Spring Card Camp Day 14 You Are Amazing Aimee

This is my third card made for day fourteen of the Spring Card Camp class at Online Card Classes.

For this day of class Laura Bassen used scraps of cardstock to put behind a die cut word using alphabet dies. She also used strips of scrap cardstock and added the positive letters of the word on top of them, adding gold mirror cardstock to bottom of each letter. Her third card was created with ink blending the letters and a background onto her card.

I couldn’t make a second card with design since it is specifically made for my daughter Aimee. I couldn’t fit her name using the Altenew Bold Alphabet Dies so I combined the first letter from those dies and then used the Altenew Fine Alphabet Dies for the rest of the letters in her name.

I die cut them from a smaller rectangle of white cardstock with a stitched border. Aimee’s favorite colors are blue and green so I wanted those colors behind the letters in her name. I used Distress Oxide inks and blended those colors starting with a light green through a dark blue.

I wanted to create a shaker card, so I added acetate to the back of the word die rectangle with double-sided tape. Next I added two layers of foam tape to the back of the word rectangle and filled the well with green and blue sequins. The backing to the foam tape was removed and the ink blended background was adhered in place.

I started looking through my 6″x6″ paper and saw this cardstock that came in one of the Simon Says Stamp Monthly Kits. It was perfect since Aimee has used leaf vines in some the decorations in her home and the colors were green with a touch of blue on the leaves. I cut a 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ rectangle and adhered it to a side folding A2 cardbase with dotliner adhesive.

Liquid glue was added to the back of the focal image rectangle, including on the foam tape. This lets you adjust the placement for a few moments to get it straight. I found a mint green cardstock scrap to use for the secondary greeting and adhered it at the bottom of the letters.

I really liked the card but it just needed a little something else. I remember the leafy vine I has used on another day of the card camp and pulled it out again to stamp on the front of the focal image panel. Because I had used a generous amount of foam tape creating the well for the shaker I was able to get a good impression of the stamp. I used Gina K. Designs Applemint Ink, stamping it off once for a lighter color. It was so light I had to stamp it twice. I then pulled out my Copic Markers to added a little blue to the base of the leaves and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Caps Bold Alphabet Dies
  • Altenew Fine Alphabet
  • Altenew Sentiments and Quotes
  • Clearly Besotted Leafy Accents
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Faded Jeans
  • Gina K. Designs Applemint Ink
  • Copic Markers: G000, B0000, B000, B45, N1
  • Neat & Tangled Starry Night Sequins
  • Beader Paradise Miami Surf Sequins
  • Pretty Pink Posh Mossy Green Sequins
  • Pretty Pink Posh Fresh Mint Sequins
  • Office Depot Acetate
  • Patterned Leaf Paper from Scraps
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Mint Green Cardstock from Scraps
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Be Creative Double-sided Tape
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape Doubled

Spring Card Camp Day 14 BDAY Wishes Take II

Laura Bassen taught day fourteen of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp. She is famous for her clean and simple design with ink blending and rainbow colors. Today she used scraps of cardstock to put behind a die cut word using alphabet dies. She also used strips of scrap cardstock and added the positive letters of the word on top of them, adding gold mirror cardstock to bottom of each letter. Her third card was created with ink blending.

This card uses the exact layout and design that Laura Bassen used on her second card for day 14 of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp. She use a rainbow of soft colors, but I used different shade of blue. She used gold mirror cardstock on the bottom half of her letters and I used silver. She had a black sentiment strips and I stamped a word below the die cut sentiment. I scattered sequins around the sentiment, just like Laura did. I really like the way it turned out.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy
  • Altenew Caps Bold Alphabet Dies
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Faded Jeans, Stormy Skies, Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean, Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass
  • Strips of Blue Cardstock Scraps
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive