Spring Card Camp 2 Day 19 Monoprint Blossom Hello

For Day 19 of Spring Card Camp 2 Online Card Class Dawn Wolesagle shared monoprint inking and stamping. Dawn used the back of a large fairly solid background acrylic stamp because she did not have a gel plate. She also used Distress Oxide inks rather than acrylic paints, randomly placing the inks on the acrylic stamp back or gel plate and then using a brayer to spread it around evenly. You know have an inky surface that can be used as ink for your stamps. You put your stamp(s) onto an block and press it into the inked plate then stamp it onto your cardstock. You continue to lift the ink from your plate, trying to create a pattern in the ink and stamping a similar pattern on your cardstock. Once you have your background stamped like you want it you take another piece of cardstock and place it over the remaining ink on the plate and have another background. If you want more instructions on how to do this technique search for gel press on YouTube. There is a great video by Shari Carroll of Simon Says Stamp (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SvA_40aFiM).

This is a technique I wasn’t very good at. I think one of the things to keep in mind is that you shouldn’t use cardstock that has any kind of a coating. You want to make sure your paper will absorb the ink well.

I used pinks and purple for this card. I thought the imprint taken from the pressing the stamp into the gel plate was okay, but I hated the background created from pressing paper into the gel plate to remove the leftover color and threw it away. This line stamping was okay, but it lacked depth and dimension and so I decided to add some additional color with Copic Markers. I only added color at the base of the flower petals and the center of the leaves and liked the final result.

I cut down the stamped image using a scalloped rectangle and matted it with Gina K. Designs Sea Glass Cardstock. Although I used G00 Copic Marker on the leaves and the center of the flowers it really looked like a light turquoise and the Sea Glass Cardstock really help to accent the flowers.

I stamped a simple hello sentiment on black cardstock and heat embossed it white. Foam tape was added to the back and it was adhered in the lower right of the card. The scalloped panel was adhered to a side folding cardbase. A few moonshine sequins were scattered on the card front and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Waffle Flower Blossom
  • Concord & 9 Hello Lovely
  • Distress Oxide Inks Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Sea Glass and Onyx Black Base Weight Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label
  • Simon Says Stamp Assorted Moonshine 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

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

Blue and Red Turnabout Happy Birthday to Jerry

My brother has a birthday coming up and his favorite colors are red and blue. I decided to use the Concord & 9th Birthday Basic Turnabout with two colors of red and two of blue. Added an Altenew Layered Cupcake and some small balloons and was happy with the results.

Products Used:

  • Concord & 9th Birthday Basics Turnabout
  • Avery Elle Layered Cupcake
  • Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Birthday
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Ovals
  • Penny Black Uplifting Balloons
  • Lawn Fawn Party Balloons
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle Set 2
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Blue Denim, In the Navy, Cherry Red, Red Velvet, Red Hot
  • DMC Mouline Embroidery Floss Gold
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Novo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

Colorful Happy Birthday Basics

I love how bright and colorful this turnabout background is, but it was a little too busy for the candles I wanted to add, so I die cut a circle from white cardstock and it really them really pop on the page.

Products Used:

  • Concord & 9th Birthday Basics Turnabout Stamp
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Die
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday Stamp
  • Technique Tuesday Birthday Candles Die
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Circle Die
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle Die
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Tangerine Twist, Key Lime Green, Wild Dandelion Yellow, Tranquil Teal
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Stickles Gold
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

Colorful Turnabout Happy Birthday To You

I decided to pair this turnabout stamp with a CZ Designs Birthday Palooza sentiment. Add a few balloons with details added in white gel pen and you have a terrific masculine card.

Products Used:

  • CZ Designs Birthday Palooza Stamp and Die
  • Lawn Fawn Party Balloons Die
  • Concord & 9th Birthday Basics Turnabout Stamp
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Cousins Metallic White Cord
  • Uniball White Pigment Pen
  • Gina K. Designs Inks:  Powder Blue, Tangerine twist, Sweet Corn, Key Lime Green
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen

Green and Teal Turnabout Hooray

I think this turnabout stamp from Concord & 9th makes terrific masculine birthday cards. I like this combination of green and blue.

Products Used:

  • Concord & 9th Birthday Basics Turnabout Stamp
  • Lawn Fawn Party Balloons Dies
  • Cousins Metallic White Cord
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangles
  • Gina K. Designs Inks:  Powder Blue (Dirty), Tranquil Teal, Key Lime Green, Grass Green
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Blue Turnabout Sweet Wishes

I was having a hard time making my Birthday Basics Turnabout line up. Once I figured out that the template was only 5 7/8″ inches and cut my paper down to match, everything lined up great.

Products Used:

  • Concord & 9th Birthday Basics Turnabout
  • Avery Elle Cupcakes
  • Penny Black Sweet Wishes Die
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Copic Markers: E33, E31, E30; Y17, Y15; B99, B97, B95, B93, B91; BG57, BG53
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Powder Blue, Blue Denim, Sea Glass, Tranquil Teal
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Pen
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

Happy Birthday Square Flip Card

I think using patterned paper for the base of a flip card is the key to making a nice looking card. I don’t think I’ll use this die very often, but I’m happy with the outcome.

Products Used:

  • Sizzix Triple Square Flip Card
  • Concord & 9th Sprinkles Turnabout
  • Honey Bee Stamps Celebration Box
  • CZ Designs Birthday Palooza
  • My Favorite Things More Essential Sentiments
  • WPlus9 Birthday Wishes
  • Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
  • Copic Markers: V09, V06, V04; BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11; YG17, YG25, YG03; Y17, Y13; E33, E35, Y26; R27, R24
  • Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Labels Die
  • The Paper Studio Eat Cake 12 x 12 Paper Pack
  • Turquoise Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Memento Teal Zeal Ink
  • Altenew Forest Glades and Fresh Lemon Inks
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Foam Strips
  • Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
  • Clear Wink of Stella

Silhouette Cupcake with Birthday Basics Turnabout

You can make such great cards with the Concord & 9th turnabout stamps. I really like the birthday basics. Pick a color scheme and then start stamping.

Products Used:

  • Concord & 9th Turnabout Birthday Basics Stamp
  • Silhouette Lettering Delights Chocolate Cupcake
  • Penny Black Awesome Die
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Sweet Corn, Grass Green, Warm Cocoa, Turquoise Sea
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Teal Cardstock from Stash
  • Brown and Cream Cardstock from Scraps
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Wink of Stella Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape