Spring Card Camp 2 Day 11 Colorful Cards Without Coloring Dahlia

Julie Ebersole was the guest designer for Day 11 of the Spring Card Camp 2. Her technique was to have colorful images without coloring. The color comes from the background paper. She stamped a flower image with VersaMark in multiple places on a rectangle of cardstock, leaving a love watermark. She then stamped the same image and die cut it for a focal image on the card. Sometimes she would have just one focal image, sometimes she would cut the flower into multiple sections and adhere to the card front.

This is the second card I made using this technique. This time I decided to scatter portions of this large dahlia around the card front. I first stamped the image onto orange cardstock with VersaMark Ink, which created a subtle watermark background. I then stamped the image two times on what cardstock and heat embossed them gold. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut around the images. I then laid the large flower on a portion of the orange rectangle and cut off the excess. This could be used on another section of the rectangle. The second image was used for the third placement of the dahlia on the card front. This is very similar to the second card the Julie Ebersole make. I just used a different flower image.

I stamped the sentiment on black cardstock and cut a label with a Spellbinders label die. Foam tape was added to the back for dimension. I decided to cut down the orange rectangle so I could add a black mat behind it to tie in the back sentiment. I made it small enough to also leave a white border when both were placed on the card front.

This is not a typical card that I make. I actually like coloring large images with different mediums, but it was fun doing something outside of my normal paradigm.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Dahlia XL
  • Gina K. Designs Doodle Sayings
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Coral Reef and Onyx Black
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Spellbinders Labels Four
  • 3M 1/2” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Spring Card Camp 2 Day 6 Coloring Blocking You Rock

For Day 6 of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp 2 Laurie Willison demonstrated using Creative Color Blocking by stamping a background image onto the several different colors of cardstock, heat embossing them white, and then cutting them into blocks or strips of color to use on your card front.

Laurie used a tulip background, I decided to use My Favorite Things BG Musical Notes. I stamped it onto four different colors of Gina K. Designs Paper. For this card I used blue, green, and yellow.

Because background stamps are usually 6″x6″ it gives you some room to play with putting your block together. I cut my strips into 1 1/3″ wide. To adhere my blocks together I cut a quarter sheet of typing paper and covered it with dotliner adhesive. I used this to adhered my background musical strips together. I tried to align the musical lines so that they flowed together. Once they were adhered to the typing paper I used a Ellen Hutson Essential Rectangle die to size it down. Sticky back foam was added to the back and the block were adhered to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase.

I decided to add a musical focal image. I pulled out the cute lion and palm tree from My Favorite Things Jungle Vibes, stamped him with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with Copic Markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I didn’t want these cute images to get lost on the busy background. I had a scalloped circle sitting on my desk from another card and decided to use it to add the images and sentiment to the card front.

The sentiment was stamped with VersaFine Onys Black Ink and heat embossed clear. I added liquid glue to the focal image and adhered them to the vellum circle. This gave me a great place to add glue to adhered the vellum to the card front. I think it turned out cute.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things BG Musical Notes
  • Gina K. Designs Masculine Tags
  • My Favorite Things Jungle Vibes
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Turquoise Sea, Grass Green, Sweet Corn
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers: E59, E57, E55; G99, G94, YG03; Y28, Y26, Y23, Y21
  • My Favorite Things Scalloped Circle STAX
  • Ellen Hutson Essential Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Spring Card Camp 2 Day 5 Stencil Shading

On day 5 of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp 2 Lydia Fiedler showed how to add shading to a stencil using different colors.

She had a large beautiful flower stencil. I didn’t have anything like that. So I decided to make a stencil from a background die I had. I wanted to make it reusable, so I tired die cutting it from heavy weight acetate, but that didn’t work, so I used a lighter weight acetate and white it took many, many passes through my die cutting machine I was eventually able to removed the inner sections of the background.

This pretty butterfly background is from Spellbinders and isn’t as wide as an A2 card. I taped the stencil to a quarter sheet of 80# cardstock and ink blended it using Bubblegum Ink from Gina K. Designs. Net I took a small detail blended brush and added to different shades of purple to the center of the butterfly and the flowers. I smooshed some of the inks onto my work surface and used a little water and a brush to add splatters to the stenciled image.

I die cut down my stenciled background using a stitched rectangle die. For a sentiment I decided to use vellum. I stamped the sentiment with both Distress Oxide Wilted Violet heat embossed clear and with VersaMark Ink heat embossed gold. I decided on the gold (the purple was used on another card). I wrapped the vellum sentiment around the stenciled panel and adhered it in place with Scotch Tape. A rectangle of sticky back foam was cut 1/4″ smaller than the panel and adhered to the back, which holds the vellum sentiment securely in place.

The stenciled panel and sentiment were adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase with liquid glue. Gold Metallic Confetti from Pretty Pink Posh was scattered on the card front and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Spellbinders Impressibilities Butterfly Magic Background/Stencil
  • Gina K. Designs Wealth of Wishes
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Bubblegum Pink, Lovely Lavender, Wild Lilac
  • Copic Markers: V17, V15, V12
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Paper Accents Vellum
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Scotch Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Confetti
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Blick Liquid Watercolor Pearl Shimmer

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 11 Wishing You Sunshine and Love

Day 11 of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp was with Dawn Woleslagle and was all about rainbow cards. I really liked the results of the cards made with this technique/challenge. I was able to use dies I’ve had on had, but rarely use.

The process of creating the rainbows was to take circle dies and adhered them together with tape and then die cut them from white cardstock and color them with blending brushes and any inks you might have on hand.

I used Hero Arts Circle Infinity Dies, skipping every other circle so they would be a better width. I ink blended them with blending brushes and Gina K. Designs inks. Once the circles were colored, I added Scotch Tape to the back to hold them together and then cut the circle in half. This would allow you to make at least two cards. Dawn took one of her halves and cut it again into fourth to create three cards from her rainbow circles.

I decided to use a portrait orientation for this card. I used My Favorite Things Stitched Cloud Edges for the big clouds at the bottom and Avery Elle Pierced Clouds for the small one at the top.

I die cut a rectangle using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle and ink blended it in Distress Tumbled Glass for a blue sky.

I placed my rainbow toward the center left of the card and adhered it with liquid glue. The first large cloud border was adhered directly over the top with liquid glue and the second was adhered with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape. The smaller clouds were adhered to the top left of the card in the same manner.

When I pulled out the dies for some of my clouds I say this great kite from Clearly Besotted’s Sky’s the Limit and decided to use it on this card. What is more uplifting and happy than a kite flying in the sky. I ink blended it red, I wanted it to pop against the blue sky and added white stripes with a gel pen. It didn’t have a tail for the kite so I pulled out a balloon string from Penny Black’s Uplifting Balloons. I glued it to the bottom of the kite with liquid glue and added foam tape to the back of the kite and adhered it in the sky on the right of the card.

This is the same sentiment used on the previous rainbow card, but this time I used the entire sentiment. I love the way this card turned out.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Layered Daisies
  • Avery Elle Pierced Clouds
  • Clearly Besotted Sky’s the Limit
  • Penny Black Uplifting Balloons
  • My Favorite Things Sunflower
  • Hero Arts Circle Infinity
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Red Hot, Tangerine Twist, Wild Dandelion, Wild Lilac, Blue Raspberry, Grass Green, Amalgam
  • Distress Tumbled Glass
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Ranger Gold Stickles
  • Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets
  • Studio Katia Iridescent Bubbles Tiny
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Uniball Signo White Gel Pen

Spring Card Camp Day 11 Wishing You Sunshine

Day 11 of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp was with Dawn Woleslagle and was all about rainbow cards. I really liked the results of the cards made with this technique/challenge. I was able to use dies I’ve had on had, but rarely use.

The process of creating the rainbows was to take circle dies and adhered them together with tape and then die cut them from white cardstock and color them with blending brushes and any inks you might have on hand.

I used Hero Arts Circle Infinity Dies, skipping every other circle so they would be a better width. I ink blended them with blending brushes and Gina K. Designs inks. Once the circles were colored, I added Scotch Tape to the back to hold them together and then cut the circle in half. This would allow you to make at least two cards. Dawn took one of her halves and cut it again into fourth to create three cards from her rainbow circles.

My first card was in landscape orientation. I pulled out my Avery Elle Pierced Clouds and cute them from white cardstock. The edges were ink blended with a light blue to help them standout on the card. I found the hardest thing about creating this card was getting the big clouds at the borders placed the way I liked them without covering up the rainbow. I also cut three of the smaller individual clouds to add at the top of the card.

I laid all my elements on the card to determine placement. One small cloud was adhered behind the rainbow and the other two on top, one directly adhered with liquid glue and the other with foam tape. The larger clouds were adhered with liquid glue directly over the rainbow and foam tape for the clouds on top of it. Once everything was in place a used a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle to size it down a little and add visual interest.

Now it was time to find a sentiment that would go with the theme. I found the perfect one from Gina K. Designs Layered Daisies, but it was too long for placement on my clouds at the bottom of the card, so I masked off a portion of the sentiment and stamped it with Gina K. Designs Amalgam in.

Since the sentiment says “Wishing You Sunshine” I wanted to add a sun, but I didn’t have die cut I could use, so I pulled out the center of a My Favorite Things Sunflower and it worked perfectly. I ink blended it yellow and then added Ranger Gold Stickles over the top.

I had a few smudges of ink on the card, so I pulled out some clear droplets to cover them up.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Layered Daisies
  • Avery Elle Pierced Clouds
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Cloud Edges
  • My Favorite Things Sunflower
  • Hero Arts Circle Infinity
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Red Hot, Tangerine Twist, Wild Dandelion, Wild Lilac, Blue Raspberry, Grass Green, Sea Glass, Amalgam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Ranger Gold Stickles
  • Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets
  • Studio Katia Iridescent Bubbles Tiny
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen