Spring Card Camp 2 Day 10 Letter Substitution Hexagon Party

Day 10 of the Spring Card Camp 2 was taught by Channin Pelletier. Her technique was all about substituting one of the letters in a die cut sentiment with an image. She used some cute critters and a flower. I decided to use a small cupcake for my second card.

I first looked through my patterned paper and found this pretty blue and green chevron. I went to my scraps and found a piece of teal blue that I could use for my sentiment.

I created and cut my word in the Silhouette Cameo, cutting it five times from 80# white cardstock and once from the teal. I also cut two layers of shadow behind the focal image word, each 1/8″ difference in size. I cut both shadows from white and teal because I hadn’t yet decided what color layout would look best on the patterned paper. My husband liked the blue and my crafty friend the white, so I decided to do both with different patterned paper.

I substituted the “a” in party with My Favorite Things Mini Cupcake Maker, cutting it from both white and blue and adding sprinkles in the opposite color to the frosting. At the last minute I decided to add a couple of balloons and I think they added a lot of visual interest to a pretty plain card. Foam tape was added to the back for dimension and white metallic cording was used for the balloon strings.

The secondary sentiment was stamped on the blue with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed white. It was also stamped on white with turquoise ink. The smallest Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label was used to cut thin sentiment strips.

The letters were layered together three times for dimension. They two shadow outlines were adhered together with liquid glue and then the letters were glued in place, leaving room for the cupcake. Foam tape was added to the back of both the “party” sentiment and the sentiment strip for added dimension.

The patterned paper was cut down to 5 1/4″ x 4″ and adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase. The balloons were adhered in the upper right of the card and the strings were cut short enough to not be seen under the large sentiment, which was adhered in place using a T-Ruler to ensure it was straight. The secondary sentiment was then adhered below. The last addition to the card was to add some Wink of Stella to the cupcake frosting and balloons and the cards were done. Below is the card with the white sentiment letters. The products used were exactly the same for both cards except the blue sentiment strip used white embossing powder.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Silhouette Word with Broadway Font
  • My Favorite Things Mini Cupcake Maker
  • CZ Designs Birthday Palooza
  • Cousin Iridescent White Metallic Cord
  • Penny Black Uplifting Balloons
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Recollections Bright and Basic 6”x6” Paper Pad
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Teal Cardstock from Scraps
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Clear Wink of Stella

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 12 You Take the Cake Negative Die Cut

Jennifer McGuire was the designer for day 12 of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp. For creating cards this day she took about four or five baby wipes and adhered them to a piece of plastic. Then she added different colors of Distress Reinkers to create a do-it-yourself ink pad. This ink pad was used to stamp whatever images you desires, and at the end you used the leftover ink in the baby wipes to create colorful backgrounds on watercolor paper.

This is the second card I made with a red background colored with the paper wipe ink pad. It is rich and vibrant. I made a previous card with the positive cutouts of My Favorite Things You Take the Cake and this card uses the negative from making that card. I cut the background die cut with a stitched rectangle so that it was 1/4″ smaller all around an A2 top folding card.

From the previous card I had die cut a rectangle of foam tape with the die to add dimension to the die cut letters. For this card I used the negative left behind of foam tape and carefully laid the negative background panel in place. It wasn’t perfectly aligned in a few places and so I took some detail scissors to remove the excess foam from the openings of the letters. I adhered the panel to a top folding A2 cardbase with liquid glue.

As with the previous card I used the cake from CZ Designs Birthday Palooza and added it to the small open space to the left of the word “the.” I had colored it a deep orange like I had for the previous card, but the background was more of a deep tomato red, so I added some red Copic colors to it and liked the way it looked. After cutting the image with the coordinating die I adhered it in place with liquid glue and the card was done. However, as in the previous card at the last minute before posting I added some scattered sequins around the sentiment and liked the extra bling.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things You Take the Cake
  • CZ Designs Birthday Palooza
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Copic Markers: YR18, YR16, YR14, R27, R24, R22, YR24, Y35; Y26
  • Distress Inks: Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Canson XL Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Spring Card Camp Day 12 You Take the Cake Positive Die Cut

Jennifer McGuire was the designer for day 12 of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp. For creating cards this day she took about four or five baby wipes and adhered them to a piece of plastic. Then she added different colors of Distress Reinkers to create a do-it-yourself ink pad. This ink pad was used to stamp whatever images you desires, and at the end you used the leftover ink in the baby wipes to create colorful backgrounds on watercolor paper.

I decided to use My Favorite Things You Take the Cake die. You can make two cards from this die, one with the negative die cut and the second with the positive. This is the positive words that were die cut from a baby wipe ink blended red background. The die was also cut from sticky back foam. It is any easy way to add dimension to a card. It is easiest to align the two together if you leave the sentiment in the foam and remove the backing and then place the paper die cut inside. Since was creating two cards I was very careful when removing the stacked sentiment because I wanted the leftover foam to add dimension to the the next card.

I die cut a rectangle of white cardstock with a stitched rectangle, just a little larger than the die cut sentiment. To align the letters in the right location it is easiest if you lay the negative panel on top and then apply the letters. Sometime if it is difficult to remove the negative I will cut around a few of the letters, but since I wanted to keep the negative I carefully removed it leaving the positive letters behind.

I love the way the sentiment is aligned to the right. It leaves a letter space to the left of “the” that is perfect for the little cake image in CZ Designs Birthday Palooza. I colored it deep orange with Copic Markers and added foam tape to the back and adhered it place.

The focal panel was adhered to a top folding A2 card. It looked nice but I felt it need a little something more. A quarter sheet of watercolor paper is larger than an A2 card front. I used a stitched rectangle to cut out the negative space for the next card and it left behind a frame of the colorful background. I pulled out Lawn Fawn’s largest stitched rectangle to create a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ frame for this card and adhered it in place with foam tape that was cut down to fit the frame.

As I was getting ready to complete this post I felt the needed some additional embellishment so I pulled out a few sequins and scattered them around the sentiment and was finally done. Below is the card without sequins.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things You Take the Cake
  • CZ Designs Birthday Palooza
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle
  • Copic Markers: YR18, YR16, YR14; YR24, Y35; Y26
  • Distress Inks: Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Canson XL Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Spring Card Camp Day 12 Party Like You Mean It

Jennifer McGuire was the designer for day 12 of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp. For creating cards this day she took about four or five baby wipes and adhered them to a piece of plastic. Then she added different colors of Distress Reinkers to create a do-it-yourself ink pad. This ink pad was used to stamp whatever images you desires, and at the end you used the leftover ink in the baby wipes to create colorful backgrounds on watercolor paper.

I like this red background, it has a lot of variations in color. I die cut it with a stitched rectangle. The focal image and the sentiment are one and the same. It was die cut from heavy weight white cardstock three times and glued and stacked them together.

When it was placed on the stitched rectangle there was a lot of blank space, so I decided to emboss it with the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder to give a little more visual interest. It still looked a little blank and so I pulled out some sequins and scattered them around the die cut sentiment. The secondary sentiment was stamped on black cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed white. The panel was adhered to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Large Party Circle
  • CZ Designs Birthday Palooza
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • Distress Inks: Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Canson XL Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Spring Card Camp Day 10 Chevron Stripes With Cake

This is the second card I made using the My Favorite Things Chevron Coverup Die, this time using the negative background.

I had cut the background from gold glitter cardstock and again from Darice Sticky Back Foam. This is a quick and easy way to add dimension to the back of the stripes. I had removed the backing from just the positive strips of the die for my previous card, for this one I removed the remaining backing to the foam and laid the die cut in place. It was adhere to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase with liquid glue.

I stamped two sentiments from CZ Designs Birthday Palooza with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed them gold. Since I only wanted one sentiment strip on the card I partially cut the word “Happy” using the coordination die and used my guillotine cutter to cut a straight edge to the bottom. The rest of the sentiment was fussy cut with scissors.

When placing it on the card front it was just too plain, it got lost in all the glitter. So, I decided to add the cake from CZ Designs Birthday Palooza and adhered to the left of the sentiment. I liked that much better, but it was still getting lost on the page, so I added a gold glitter mat. I liked that, but now it blended in too much with all the gold background, so I added another mat in white and finally was happy with it. It was adhered to the top of the card front with a generous amount of liquid glue so it would adhered well to the glitter.

As with the previous card, at the last minute I decided to color in the the letters of “Happy” and the cake and felt it added just the right amount of color to the card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • CZ Designs Birthday Palooza
  • My Favorite Things Chevron Stripes Die
  • Copic Markers: YG67, YG17, YG03; Y08, Y04, Y02, Y00, YR24
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Low Loft Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest Solar White
  • American Crafts Gold Glitter Cardstock

Eat Cake

A rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock was ink blended with Distress Oxide Inks in a rainbow order. Next it was die cut with the Gina Marie Designs Candy Stripe die. Before removing from the die liquid adhesive was added to the back of the die cut strips only. It was turned over and placed on a top folding cardbase leaving behind the strips.

The focal image is from Pretty Cute Stamps. It was printed and cut with the Silhouette Cameo PIXScan Mat. Foam Tape was added to the back and it was adhered to the card front.

The sentiment was stamped on black cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. It was cut out using the matching die. Foam tape was added to the back except for the small section that overlapped the cake.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pretty Cute Stamps Wonky Cake
  • CZ Designs Birthday Palooza
  • Gina Marie Designs Candy Stripe
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Barn Door, Ripe Persimmon, Fossilized Amber, Mowed Lawn, Faded Jeans
  • Copic Markers: B24, B23, B21; YG67, YG17, YG03; YR18, YR14, R29, R27, R24; YR24, YR23, YR21; Y38, Y35, Y32
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive

HBD Rock Star

Music has always been a big part of my brother’s life and so I pulled out the images from Honey Bee Stamps’ Music Speaks. They were colored with Copic Markers.

I stamped the front of a side folder cardbase with a light gray ink and the My Favorite Things Big Musical Notes. Foam tape was added to the back of the images and they were added to the to the card front.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Honey Bee Stamps Music Speaks
  • CZ Designs Stop Drop Party
  • Altenew Sentiments and Quotes
  • My Favorite Things Big Musical Notes
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Copic Markers: YR24, YR23, YR21; E19, E17, E15, E13; E33, E31; R88, R39, R37, R35; B39, B37, B34; C6, C5, C4, C2, C0
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White

Rainbow You Take the Cake

When I saw this great sentiment die from My Favorite Things I immediate thought of the case image that was in CZ Designs Birthday Palooza to place in the open space by “the.” It fit perfectly, just like I envisioned.

I die cut the sentiment from white cardstock using a My Favorite Things Postage Stamp STAX Die and added some great rainbow cardstock behind it. I stamped the cake image using Altenew Ocean Waves and Fresh Lemon Inks, colored them with Copic Markers, and die cut them with the matching dies. Actually at first I stamped four different colored cakes, and tried putting three at the top of the sentiment, but it was just too top heavy, so I settled on only one at the top and one on the side, they were adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape. The extra cakes were used on the inside of the card and the envelope.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the postage stamp rectangle and adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things You Take the Cake
  • CZ Designs – Birthday Palooza
  • My Favorite Things Postage Stamp STAX
  • Copic Markers: BG15, BG13, BG11; Y15, Y13, Y11; YR24, YR23, YR21
  • Altenew Ocean Waves, Fresh Lemon
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow Petite Paper Pack
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

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