Spring Card Camp Day 20 Mass Producible Cards: Ditsy Prints Copic Coloring

For the last day of Spring Card Camp Ashlea Cornell taught about stamping images multiple time to get different cards. I didn’t have anything like what she used in her cards, but she did use some layering stamps and stamped it with different colors and also stamped it again and colored it using Copic Markers.

I went through my stamps to see what I could use to make a background and color it with different mediums. I had purchased this small flower cluster layering stamp from Altenew and decided to use it for my backgrounds. I stamped it multiple time to fill a quarter sheet of cardstock. This card was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock since I wanted to color it with Copic Markers.

Once the coloring was complete Ranger Gold Stickles was added to the flower centers. For the open places on the card left after stamping the flower cluster multiple times My Favorite Things Mini Modern Blooms was stamped into the open spaces with pink and purple ink.

Once the Stickles was dry the background panel was cut with a Memory Box Matinee Die. I love the pretty corners that this die has and the stitched edges as well.

I looked through all my pink cardstock I have on hand, and it’s a lot, but I couldn’t find the right shade of pink that would match the larger pink flowers in the background for my sentiment, so I decided to cut it from white cardstock and use the same Copic Markers to color it with an ombre from dark to light. It now matched perfectly, but it got lost on the busy background. So, I decided to cut a smaller Matinee Rectangle from vellum and adhered the die cut and color sentiment on top. It worked great, softening the background enough that the sentiment could really standout on the card front.

The background panel was adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase with dotliner adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Ditsy Prints
  • My Favorite Things Mini Modern Blooms
  • KB Riley Happy Birthday
  • Copic Markers: RV23, RV02, R20; R85, R83, R81; V17, V12; Y15, Y11; YG05, YG01; YG17, YG03;
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Bubblegum and Wild Lilac Ink
  • Ranger Gold Stickles
  • Paper Accents Vellum
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Memory Box Matinee Die

Spring Card Camp Day 20 Mass Producible Cards: Ditsy Prints Layered Stamping

For the last day of Spring Card Camp Ashlea Cornell taught about stamping images multiple time to get different cards. I didn’t have anything like what she used in her cards, but she did use some layering stamps and stamped it with different colors and also stamped it again and colored it using Copic Markers.

I went through my stamps to see what I could use to make a background and color it with different mediums. I had purchased this small flower cluster layering stamp from Altenew and decided to use it for my backgrounds. I stamped it multiple time to fill a quarter sheet of cardstock. For two of the cards I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black, but since I wanted to watercolor it for one of my mediums I would clean the stamp and used Gina K. Designs Amalgam ink onto Bristol Smooth Cardstock.

For this first card I used the layers of the stamp to add color to the flowers and leaves. Of course when you use one smaller stamp to make a background you always have some open areas, so I pulled out Simon Says Stamp’s Thankful Flowers and stamped the solid dots that were part of this set into the open areas with two different colors of blue.

I die cut down the quarter sheet background using a stitched rectangle. I decided to use some Ranger Silver Stickles for the flower centers and really liked the way that looked.

I decided to use Gina K. Designs In the Navy Cardstock for the sentiment on this card. I also used it to add a thin blue mat behind the background piece. The sentiment is Altenew’s large Thinking of You die, which was cut from the center of the Navy cardstock mat before adhering the patterned background to it. You would never know the mat behind the focal background had a large negative die cut in the middle. This is a trick Jennifer McGuire shared in a recent video on how to conserve cardstock.

The sentiment was also cut from sticky back foam, sticky side up, making it fairly easy to align both the paper and foam die cuts. The sentiment was adhered in the center of the flower background. The background panel was then adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase with dotliner adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Ditsy Prints
  • Simon Says Stamp Thankful Flowers
  • Copic Markers: B21, B26, YG05
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Powder Blue, Blue Denim, Jelly Bean, Grass Green, Fresh Asparagus Inks
  • Ranger Silver Stickles
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight In the Navy Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Black Sticky Back Foam
  • Darice Thin Strip Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Spring Card Camp Day 19 First and Second Generation Stamping: The Happiest of Birthdays

This card uses leftover images from the previous cards made and includes both first and second generation stamping. I like the lighter color of the yellow flowers.

The flowers and leaves were arranged and then picked up with Press ‘n Seal to hold them together until they could be adhered to the card front.

A decorative rectangle was cut using the Little B Frames Die. I love the pretty shape to this die. It is easy to lay the flower arrangement onto the decorative rectangle to determine where to stamp the sentiment because they are held together with the Press ‘n Seal. Once the sentiment was stamped the flowers and leaves were adhered with liquid glue and foam tape.

Before adhering the decorative panel to a side folding cardbase the front was embossed with Stampin’ Up’s Subtle Embossing Folder. It adds a love visual interest to the card.

Pink and yellow sequins were scattered around the flower arrangement and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Layered Daisies
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Altenew Inks: Fuchsia, Magenta, Maple Yellow and Honey Drizzle (Second Generation), Lime
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Little B Frames Die
  •  Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
  • Pretty Pink Posh Sweetheart Mix
  • Yellow Mix Sequins
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock

Spring Card Camp Day 19 First Generation Stamping: Have a Fabulous Birthday

I also decided to use some yellow inks to stamp these images from Gina K. Designs. This card is made with the first generation stamping and I really like the deep golden hues to the flowers. For these flowers I decided to use a brown ink for the flower centers, since I felt it went better with the golden color of the flowers. The secondary sentiment was stamped onto some brown cardstock VersaMark Ink and heat set with gold embossing powder to enhance this color choice of the flowers.

Once gain the large leafy sprig in the stamp set was stamped into the middle of a quarter sheet of white cardstock. It was then die cut using a scalloped oval die. The flowers were arranged over the leafy background with foam tape along with the brown and gold sentiment.

I felt that a Kraft cardbase would really be complimentary to the color schedule of the flowers and leaves. The front of the cardbase was embossed using the Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder. You can’t see it well in the pictures but it really adds to the card. The oval focal image was added to the front of the card with liquid glue.

Yellow sequins from a couple of mixes were scattered around the focal image and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Layered Daisies
  • Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Birthday
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Kraft and Dark Chocolate Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Altenew Inks: Maple Yellow, Honey Drizzle, Lime
  • Gina K. Designs Warm Cocoa Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Spellbinders Fancy Edged Ovals
  •  Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
  • Doodlebug Designs Bumblebee Sequins
  • Yellow Mix Sequins

Spring Card Camp Day 19 Double Stamp Second Generation Stamping: Hello

For this card I wanted to try something a little different with the second generation stamping. With the first card made with this technique the hues of the flowers were very light and a little splotchy. I wanted to try and eliminate that, so I decided to double generation stamp the images. I stamped them one time with a second generation stamping and then I inked them up again and stamped them off onto the scrap paper and stamped them again. This gave more depth to images and they were much smoother and more saturation that just one second generation stamp. Not as dark as a first generation and not as light as just one second generation stamping.

For this card I again stamped the large leafy sprig in the middle of a quarter sheet of white cardstock with double stamped second generation stamping. I then sized down the rectangle using a scalloped rectangle from Gina Marie Designs.

I arranged the flowers, with a few additional leaves onto the leafy sprig. Before adhering I placed them on the scalloped rectangle to determine where to stamp and adhered the sentiment. The smallest flower was adhered with liquid glue and the other two flowers with foam tape. I pulled out some pink sequins from a couple of different mixes and scattered them around the flower arrangement.

For additional visual interest the front of an A2 cardbase was embossed using the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder. The scalloped focal image rectangle was then adhered using liquid glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Layered Daisies
  • Concord & 9th Hello Lovely
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Altenew Inks: Fuchsia, Magenta, Lime (Second Generation)
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  •  Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Button Galore Think Pink Sequin Mix
  • Neat & Tangled Pink Lemonade Sequin Mix

Spring Card Camp Day 19 Second Generation Stamping: It’s Your Birthday

This card is made with second generation stamped flowers from my previous card. As you can tell, the colors are much softer and more muted.

Since I was only using two flowers on this card I wanted to have a leaf background to draw your eye to the flowers. In a previous card for this Online Card Class I had used the large leaf stem from Clearly Besotted Leafy Accents and decided to use it on this card. The leaves are first generation stamping and are much deeper in hue than the flowers. Since these flower are much lighter I decided to stamp the flower centers with VersaMark Ink and heat set them with white embossing powder.

I wanted something to really accentuate the flowers and give a pretty background. I looked at several options and finally decided on this beautiful background die from Spellbinders, which was cut from white cardstock.

Since the flower colors were much softer I didn’t want to use back on this card, so I decided on a soft gray instead. I used it for the cardbase, and I also used a gray ink for the sentiment.

The leafy die and smallest flower were adhered directly to the background with liquid glue and the larger flower was adhered with foam tape, adding a little dimension.

For the final accents to the card Moonshine Confetti was scattered around the flower arrangement and sentiment.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Layered Daisies
  • Clearly Besotted Leafy Accents
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Moonlit Fog Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Memento London Fog Ink
  • Altenew Inks: Fuchsia and Magenta (Second Generations), Lime
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Spellbinders A2 Divine Eloquence
  •  Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Confetti

Spring Card Camp Day 19 First Generation Stamping: Birthday Wishes

Jennifer McGuire taught the class for Day 19 of Spring Card Camp and her technique was creating two cards, one from first generation stamping and the next from second generation stamping, which is stamping the image again without reinking.

Jennifer used a layering stamp fro this technique and I have a lot I could have used, but I finally settled on Gina K. Designs Layered Daisies. Jennifer showed how she first die cuts all the flower images with the coordination die from white cardstock and then all the leaf images. This way you have a template to put die cuts into and you don’t have to keep positioning the stamp each time you want to stamp it. You simple but the image into the leftover negative space, stamp and lift it out and place another one for stamping.

For this card I used pink and green inks from Altenew. I stamped the images several times. Once the flowers and leaves were stamped it was time to assemble the card. In the stamp set this is a large leaf cluster. I stamped this onto a quarter sheet of white cardstock and then die cut it using a Penny Black Swirly Stitched Rectangle die. I had forgotten to stamp the flower centers and since I planned to use black ink for the sentiment I decided to use Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink. The flowers were then arranged towards the top of the landscape rectangle and a few leaves were tucked behind. Have the flowers arranged at the top of the card left room for the sentiment.

I stamped the sentiment with black ink, but the word birthday was crooked and I didn’t want to toss the card, so I stamped that word again onto black cardstock with VersaMark Ink, heat embossed with white, and cut it into a thin strip with the smallest Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label Die and adhered it over the previously stamped word with foam tape.

The focal image rectangle was adhered to a side folding cardbase with dotliner adhesive. A few clear droplets were added around the flowers and sentiment and the first card using this technique was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Layered Daisies
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Altenew Inks: Fuchsia, Magenta, Lime
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Penny Black Swirly Stitched Rectangle
  •  Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Thin Strip Foam Tape
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Studio Katia Bubble Tiny Iridescent Drops
  • Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets

Spring Card Camp Day 18 Mask and Ink Blended Stripes

Shari Carroll was the guest designer for Day 18 of Spring Card Camp. Her technique was to ink blend a rectangle at the same time ink blended strips of paper, which can be used to create a second rectangle.

I didn’t do it exactly as Shari did. I cut long strips of paper 3/4″ wide and had a half sheet of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock. I secured the 1/2 sheet of paper to my work surface with purple tape on the top, bottom, and sides. Next I made tick marks with a pencil at 3/4″ intervals. I took the first strip of paper and held it in place with purple tape on each end 3/4″ from the bottom of the half sheet of paper and ink blended my first color. I protected my half sheet above the strip with a piece of printer paper. I removed the first strip of paper and then taped down the second strip of paper 1-1/2″ from the bottom of the half sheet of paper and ink blended my second color. I did this two more time, moving the the strip of paper up 3/4″ each time. When the ink blended was complete I die cut a rectangle using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched die. For the second panel I adhered the strips of ink blended cardstock to some printer paper and then die cut it with the same stitched rectangle. I matted each rectangle with black cardstock.

For the sentiment I pulled out Honey bee Stamp’s Hooray word die which has three different layers. I used the top layer and the first outline dies. The outline was cut from black cardstock and the top layer from white cardstock and the two were adhered together with liquid glue. A secondary sentiment was stamped onto black cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed white. The smallest Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label was used to die cut it into a sentiment strip.

I wanted to add some visual interest to these birthday cards so from leftover ink blended cardstock I cut a medium and small stitched balloon. For the strings on the balloons I used Simon Says Stamp Balloon Bouquet.

It was now time to assemble the card. Shari Carroll had used some black and white cardstock from Honey Bee and I had that on hand as well. I found one that I thought would add visual interest, but not be too busy as a background to the focal image rectangle. The “hooray” word was placed on the ink blended rectangle to determine placement for the balloons. They were adhered with liquid glue and then the “hooray” sentiment was adhered in place with the same glue. The secondary sentiment strip was adhered with liquid glue below the “hooray” die cut.

The black and white cardstock was cut down to 5-1/2″ by 4-1/4″ and adhered to a side folding cardbase. Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut just smaller than the ink blended rectangle to add dimension and it was adhered to the card front. The final embellishment was to add some sequins and the card was done.

Below is the card with the ink blended strips.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Honey Bee Stamps Hooray
  • Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Birthday
  • Birch Press Designs Party Balloons
  • Simon Says Stamp Balloon Bouquet
  • Honey Be Back to Basics 6×6 Paper Pack
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber, Carved Pumpkin, Ripe Persimmon, Barn Door
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Buttons Galore Gold Mix Sequins