The quest designer for day 15 of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp 2 was Kristina Werner. Her technique was easy shaker cards. She cut circles from her cards and added a cut die cut image. I went through my dies to see what I could use for a simple card.
I pulled out Mama Elephant’s Framed Artist Mat. It is a wide frame and 3M foam tape fit perfectly behind the frame, which makes it very easy to put together.
Kristina ink blended one of her cards, I decided to pull out a stencil to create an ink blended background. The hearts were the inspiration for the sentiment.
I die cut the frame and added a rectangle of acetate behind the center of the frame with liquid glue around the opening. I took a long strip of foam tape and folded it on itself to give it double depth and then added it to the frame. I filled the opening with pink and purple sequins and then pulled off the paper from the foam tape and added the stenciled background.
Originally I ink blended the background with the purple and pink used for the stenciled background. The center of the frame had ink blending on it as well and I used that to stamp the sentiment with the purple Oxide ink. I used the second largest sentiment label from Simon Says Stamp and then cut one end into an angle, leaving a little space on the left to add some die cut hearts. It was adhered to the card front with liquid glue.
I decided to make the card base smaller than the frame, but this left some overhang on the foam tape. I took a craft knife and ruler to cut away the excess, but I accidentally cut through a little section of the frame, so I used Un-Do to remove the sentiment and then cut another frame and decided on a softer blend to the frame. I liked it better.
Below is a picture of first version with a deep purple frame.
I send cards every 4-6 weeks to the young people from our church who are serving either an 18 month or two year mission for the church. They are away from home and it is always nice to get a message of encouragement and support. Since this month is February, I decided to sent a love themed card. I love this Penny Black stamp set, All Great Things, because it has great quotes. This one is from Mother Teresa. We all can do small things with love that will help others around us. The world would be a better place if we did it a little more consistently.
I die cut a large heart using a Spellbinder Classic Hearts die from Gina K. Designs Red Hot 120# Cardstock. The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink and then heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder. I was adhered on the left of the front of a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock. Small white hearts were die cut using the Impression Obsession Heart of Heart Die. I really like this die for small hearts since it has both solid and open heart. They were scattered around the large heart and adhered using Ranger Multi Medium Matte. Using the same red cardstock the word love from Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Love was die cut and adhered to the right of the heart with the same glue. To add more dimension and interest I pulled out some heart dies from Papertrey Ink Heart Prints and Simon Says Stamp Holiday Shapes and embossed them around the large heart using the Spellbinders embossing pad.
A clean and simple card that has a big punch with the bright red and white mix of colors.
The Free For All Challenge on SplitCoastStampers this week is All About Love. I had used Hot Pink Silly Winks Glitter Foam and the Impression Obsession Heart of Heart Die for a previous card and decided to use the leftover negative space from that card to create a second card. I also decided to cut additional hearts from the leftover Silly Winks Glitter Foam to create an additional two hearts for this card. Love using up leftover product.
I decided to back the Impression Obsession Heart of Heart negative space die with some white glitter cardstock I had in my stash. I die cut it using a Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Heart die and adhered the two together using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive. Since I still had some leftover Silly Winks Glitter Foam I decided to add another two hearts in different sizes to the card front. I found some chevron paper that matched the color scheme in the Recollections Little Princess 8 1/2″ x 11″ Paper Pad and cut it to be 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″. I adhered the three hearts in a diagonal on the card front, one with the same the same adhesive and the other two 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.
The sentiment is from Hero Arts Love Stamp and Die set and was cut five times from 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock. The top layer was colored with Copic Markers RV66 and RV63 to create an ombre look. The secondary sentiment from the same set was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black.
Spellbinders Heart from January 2018 Die of the Month Kit
Impression Obsession Heart of Hearts Die
Spellbinders Classic Hearts and Classic Hearts Scallop Dies
I’m always thinking of cards that can be used for masculine birthday cards. About half of the birthday cards I send are for people who are senior citizens (over 60). I really liked the sentiment from My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments “There’s no such thing as too many candles,” and decided to use this as the theme for this card.
I recently purchased Impression Obsession’s Candle Block stamp and die and thought the candles would be the perfect size to put a lot of them on a birthday cake. So, I searched my dies and decided to use the layered cake from Hero Arts Make a Wish stamp and die. I cut the cake layers from a scrap of brown cardstock and shaded it with Copic Markers (colors listed below). The cake stand was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.
Since the cake was chocolate, I decided I wanted to have a complimentary patterned paper background. I found this chevron paper from My Mind’s Eye Adventure Paper Pad and die cut it with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles. It was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock using Tombo Mono Glue Runner Dot Adhesive.
The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink on a scrap of the brown cardstock and then heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder. It was adhered to the card front using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.
The candles were stamped multiple times with the Memento Inks listed below and then die cut with the matching die. Candles in the back where adhered directly to the cardbase and the candles in the front with thin strips of 3M 1/2″ Fun Foam. Gold Stickles was used for the flame of the candles and the card was done.
Impression Obsession Candle Block
My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments
Hero Arts Make a Wish
Copic: E49, E47, E55, E57, E53
Memento Ink: Danube Blue, Cottage Ivy, Dandelion, Tangelo, Lady Bug