Spring Card Camp 2 Day 20 Paper Weaving Happy Birthday

Day 20 of the Spring Card Camp 2 Online Card Class was taught by Jennifer McGuire and Kristine Werner. It was all about basketweaving cardstock. You take leftover cardstock and cut it into thin strips in various colors and weave it together for a pretty woven design as the focal area on your card.

I decided to use teal and aqua colors with yellow. I love the color combination. This take quite a bit of time and isn’t something I would do very often, but it looks amazing.

As Jennifer instruction I cut my oval from a quarter sheet of white cardstock. On the back I added some be creative double-side tape to one side of the focal and added my strips of cardstock in the pattern that I wanted. Once that is done, I added more double-sided tape to the top of the oval and began weaving the cardstock strips over and under those that were already in place. Once you have the weaving complete I added more double sided tape to the other sides of the oval and pressed down the strips of cardstock to secure then in place.

I took another quarter sheet of cardstock and cut it down 1/8″ on all sides and cut a slightly larger oval from it and adhered it onto the back over the woven strips. I wanted my oval panel to be slightly smaller than a standard cardbase and cut down each side about 1/8″. Foam tape was added to the back of the oval panel and then it was adhered to a dark teal cardbase.

I could see ridges were the strips of cardstock were on the front of the card, so I took a heavy weight 110# cardstock and cut another oval panel and stacked it over the first panel. Before adhering I stamped my sentiment with dark turquoise ink in the lower right of the panel and then adhered it with liquid glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Waffle Flower Blossom
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Oval
  • Gina K. Designs Tranquil Teal Ink
  • Teal and Aqua Cardstock from Scraps
  • Neena Classic Crest 110# Solar White Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
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Spring Card Camp 2 Day 17 Die Cut Pieces Highlight

For Day 17 of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp 2 May Park and Lea Lawson were the guest designers and their technique was to highlight background die pieces. May ink blended a background, added foam behind it and then die cut a star background from it. The background was once again cut from white cardstock and adhered to a top folding cardbase. The ink blended shapes were then added to areas of the white background creating a lovely colorful card front. She die cut a large sentiment from glitter cardstock and added a secondary black and white sentiment strip. Lea Lawson took a background die and removed the negative die cut,leaving only the positive pieces on the card.

For this set of cards I ink blended three quarter sheets of white cardstock with yellow inks. The first with lighter yellow Altenew inks and the next two with darker color Gina K. Design inks. I added sticky back foam to the back of the lighter yellow ink blended background and die cut one of the Honey Bee hexagon background dies. Liquid glue was added to the back of each hexagon piece and then it was adhered to one of the darker yellow ink blended background. It was left it place for a few minutes giving the glue time to dry and set and then the positive of the background die was carefully removed.

I looked okay, but it needed a little something to give it some visual interest, so I die cut the background die from gold glitter cardstock and adhered them to some of the hexagon cutouts. I liked this much better.

My crafty friend knew I was working on this card and while she was shopping she saw a stamp with a large bumble bee image and bought it for me. I fussy cut it to use as a focal image for the card. I didn’t have any stamps with sentiments to use for a bee so I went to my Silhouette and created one. I decided on a couple of sentiment strips and a die cut word and outline. All elements were adhered to the lower part of the card with liquid glue and the first card was done.

For the second card I used the negative die cut, adhering it to the second darker yellow ink blended background. I added some glitter hexagons to a few placed in the negative spaces on the die.

I found a digital stamp online that had a cut bee and beehive. I pulled them into my Silhouette software to print and die cut. At the same time I created another couple of sentiment strips and a die cut word. They were all adhered to the card front with liquid glue and the second card was done. Below is the image using the positive die cut panel.

My Cute Lobster Design Bees

PRODUCTS USED:

  • American Crafts Vicki Boutin Wildflower
  • Silhouette Sentiment Print and Cut
  • Honey Bee Hexagon Middle Layer
  • Altenew Inks: Citrus Burst, Fresh Lemon, Maple Yellow, Honey Drizzle
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Honey Mustard, Prickly Pear, Wild Dandelion, Sweet Corn
  • Copic Markers: Y28, Y26, Y23, Y21; Y15, Y13,Y11; B00, B000, B0000, C10
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Glitter Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Silhouette Print and Cut
  • Ranger Crystal Stickles
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Spring Card Camp 2 Die Cut Pieces Highlight Polka Dots

For Day 17 of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp 2 May Park and Lea Lawson were the guest designers and their technique was to highlight background die pieces. May ink blended a background, added foam behind it and then die cut a star background from it. The background was once again cut from white cardstock and adhered to a top folding cardbase. The ink blended shapes were then added to areas of the white background creating a lovely colorful card front. She die cut a large sentiment from glitter cardstock and added a secondary black and white sentiment strip.

I ink blended four different backgrounds, yellow, pink, blue, and rainbow. For this card I used the rainbow background. I die cut it first with a stitched rectangle. Another rectangle was cut using the stitched die from white cardstock and it was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase.

Sticky back foam was cut the same size as the rectangle and adhered to the back. I pulled out my polka dot background die and cut it from the ink blended and foam rectangle. Liquid glue was added to the back of each dot and then the background was carefully placed on the white stitched rectangle. A couple of large stamp block were placed on top until the glue had a chance to set, then the negative of the polka dot background was carefully removed, leaving behind a rainbow of dimension dots.

The sentiment was stamped onto black cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. It was cut into a strip using a Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label with the sentiment on the right of the strip, leaving room to adhered the focal image on the right.

The focal image was colored with Copic Markers in rainbow colors. I’ve never seen a rainbow frosted cake, but it went well with the polka dots. The sentiment strip and cake were adhered directly to the polka dots with liquid glue. Ranger Crystal Stickles was added to the polka dots on the frosting of the cake and the card using the positive polka dots was done.

A second card was created using the negative panel. It was adhered to a top folding cardbase with liquid glue. The focal image cake was colored with rainbow colors as well. The cake was adhered to the polka dot panel with liquid glue on the lower left of the card front. A sentiment word was cut from black cardstock three times and adhered together with liquid glue, then also adhered to the right of the cake on the polka dot panel.

A scrap of cardstock was ink blended with the red ink used in the background and then a small “birthday” was stamped in black and die cut using a Pink & Main Sentiment Strip and adhered to the card front with liquid glue. Ranger Crystal Stickles were added to the lollipops on the cake and the card was done.

The image for the second card is below.

Gracielle Designs Candy Birthday Cake 3 and My Favorite Things Cause to Celebrate

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pretty Cute Stamps Wonky Cake
  • My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings
  • My Favorite Things Peek-a-Boo Polka Dots Background
  • Altenew Inks Crimson, Autumn Blaze, Maple Yellow, Parrot, Tide Blue, Lavender Fields
  • Copic Markers: R27, R24, R22; YR16, YR14, YR12; Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11; Y26, Y23, Y21; YG17, YG05, YG01; V06, V04; RV23, RV02; B95, B93, B91; BG16, BG11
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Silhouette Print and Cut
  • Ranger Crystal Stickles
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Spring Card Camp 2 Easy Watercolor Washes Birthday Wishes

For day 16 of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp 2 Ashlea Cornell was the guest designer and her technique was watercolor washes, creating beautiful, vibrant background with different mediums.

I had a smaller piece of blue watercolor wash leftover from the previous cards I made that was the perfect size for a background to Simon Says Stamp’s Birthday Wishes Circle. I cut down the watercolor wash with a stitched rectangle and then stacked three die cuts of the “Birthday Wishes Circle” together with spray adhesive. It was added to the top of the watercolor rectangle with liquid glue.

There was quite a bit of space left at the bottom of the rectangle so I pulled out some blue stitched grosgrain ribbon and wrapped it around the rectangle, adhering it in the back with Scotch Tape. I looked through my stash of buttons and found a blue one that was the right size for the ribbon and threaded blue baker’s twine that had been stained with distress ink through the button holes and tied a bow. The button was then adhered using a couple of glue dots.

I looked at a lot of different blue patterned paper for the card front and finally decided on this blue and white gingham, but when I went to adhere the watercolor wash panel on top I didn’t like the look, so I pulled out a slightly larger stitched rectangle and cut it from white cardstock and adhered the watercolor panel to the front. The gingham paper was cut 1/4″ smaller than an A2 cardbase and adhered to the front with dotliner adhesive. The watercolor panel was then adhered to the front of the cardbase and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Birthday Wishes circle
  • Tombo Watercolor Pens: 565, 476, 515, 533
  • Neena Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Blue and White Gingham Paper from Stash
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Offray Blue Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Blue Button from Stash
  • Blue & White Baker’s Twine Stained Blue with Distress Chipped Sapphire
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Spring Card Camp 2 Easy Watercolor Washes Let’s Party

For day 16 of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp 2 Ashlea Cornell and Norine Borys were the guest designers and her technique was watercolor washes, creating beautiful, vibrant background with different mediums. For this watercolor wash Tombo Watercolor Pens were used, they gave a bright, vibrant blue wash.

For this card I pulled out this great die from Papertrey Ink and die cut it from the watercolor wash. I carefully safed all the positive pieces from the die cut so that I cut use them to create a second card that I will show below.

I decided to turn this card into a shaker. I cut a rectangle the same size as the die’s frame from acetate and adhered it to the back of the watercolor die cut with liquid glue. I then cut the die four more times from 110# cardstock and adhered them all together using spray adhesive. This create wells that I cut then add light blue seed beads into. I cut a second acetate rectangle and adhered it over the back of the balloon panel. I find this an easy way to seal the shaker. I tried some different patterned papers behind the shake, but finally decide to just adhered it to a slightly large stitched rectangle.

The front of the cardbase was embossed with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder, giving great visual interest to a white on white card.

Below is the second card I was able to make using the positive pieces of the die cut. I cut the die again from white cardstock, cut a rectangle the same size as the die cut and completely covered it with dotliner adhesive. I then adhered the die cut and added all the positive pieces into their appropriate places and a quick and easy two for one card was made. Blue sequins were scattered around the words of the die cut as a final embellishment.

You’ll have to let me know which one you like best.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Papertrey Ink Text Bloc Birthday Portrait
  • Tombo Watercolor Pens: 565, 476, 515, 533
  • Neena Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Office Depot Acetate
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Spring Card Camp 2 Easy Watercolor Washes Sweet Day

For day 16 of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp 2 Ashlea Cornell was the guest designer and her technique was watercolor washes, creating beautiful, vibrant background with different mediums.

ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers were used for this watercolor wash, creating a rainbow of stripes. I separated the red and orange at the top and bottom of the panel.

I decided to use the My Favorite Things Modern Morocco Background. Watercolor paper is very thick and a few of the tiles did not come out of the die cut when removing the die. I liked the look of this and decided to leave a few of them in place. It was adhered over the watercolor wash with liquid glue.

I decided to use the My Favorite Things Cupcake and Sprinkles Die for the focal image. I also used a sentiment from the stamp set that was released at the same time as the die. I stamped it in two lines so that there was enough room for the cupcake to the left of the sentiment. It was stamped on black cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed white. The sentiment was cut using a Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label. The yellow strip in the watercolor wash was covered up by the sentiment so I used yellow for the cupcake frosting. The cupcake was adhered to the sentiment strip and both were adhered to the card front with foam tape.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Sugar Coated Sentiments
  • My Favorite Things  Modern Morocco Background
  • My Favorite Things Cupcake & Sprinkles Die
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 020 Red, 080 Violet, 037 Cornflower Blue, 031 Cobalt Blue, 041 Light Green, 050 Yellow, 023 Scarlet Red
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder

Spring Card Camp 2 Easy Watercolor Washes Masculine Happy Birthday

For day 16 of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp 2 Ashlea Cornell was the guest designer and her technique was watercolor washes, creating beautiful, vibrant background with different mediums. In her first example she used Tombo Watercolor Pens. I experiments with a lot of different medium, but the Tombo Watercolor Pens gave the most vibrant and smooth colors. For this background I used a mix of red, orange, and yellow. I love the vibrant color achieved.

The watercolor washes were quick and easy, for the most part. I used Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper for all my washes. Once they were dry it was then time to decide what to do with them.

For this first card I pulled out Altenew’s watercolor Stripes die. What could be better to use with a watercolor background. I cut the die from both white cardstock and sticky back foam and layered the two together. I then adhered it to the watercolor background with liquid glue.

I wanted to have a focal image for the card and finally decided on Art Impressions Birthday Wishes. I think this guy is perfect for a masculine birthday card. I stamped him and a couple of balloons on white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and color them with Copic Markers. They were adhered to the striped panel with liquid glue and the sentiment was stamped with Amalgam ink.

A bright and happy birthday card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Art Impressions Birthday Wishes
  • Altenew Watercolor Stripes
  • Tombo Markers: 856, 905, 025
  • Copic Markers: R27, R24, R22; YR18, YR16, YR15, YR14; Y17, Y15, Y13; E11, E01, E00, R21; C6, C4, C2
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

Spring Card Camp 2 Day 14 Easy Watercolor Designs Down by the Sea

I watercolored a quarter piece of watercolor paper with greens, yellows, and a little orange. I wasn’t going to use it but as I looked at it I thought that it looked like green grass and a yellow sunshiny day. I remembered that I had this image from Inkadinkado and thought it might work well with the panel. The image was stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink since stamping a solid image on watercolor paper can be difficult. It had to be stamped several times, but eventually a good image was achieved.

The background was cut down with a stitched rectangle and then the sentiment was stamped with the same ink. A black mat was added behind the watercolor panel. Sticky back foam was added to the back of the rectangle and then it was adhered to the cardbase.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Inkadinkado Down by the Sea
  • Altenew 36 Pan Watercolors
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Spring Card Camp 2 Day 14 Easy Watercolor Designs Even Stripes

For the last card I planned for day 14 of the Spring Card Camp 2 I decided I wanted my watercolor striped panel to be less random. I pulled out a ruler and a 1/2″ flat watercolor brush. I ran the the loaded brush along the ruler, moving it down 1/2″ before adding the next strip.

Once the watercolor was dry I die cut a panel with a stitched rectangle and adhered it with liquid glue to a side folding cardbase.

The sentiment was cut from black cardstock and black sticky back foam to add dimension. Before adhering the die cut a secondary sentiment was stamped underneath with black ink.

A quick and easy card complete.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • KB Riley Happy Birthday Die
  • Altenew 36 Pan Watercolors
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Black Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink

Spring Card Camp 2 Day 14 Easy Watercolor Designs Simple Stripes

For this card I watercolored a large piece of Canson XL Watercolor Paper in a rainbow order. Once it was dry I hand tore each color into a strip, which was what Yoosun Hur had done in her cards for Day 14 of the Spring Card Camp 2. I used a guillotine cutter to cut the top of each strip making sure that they would fit onto a panel of white cardstock cut with a stitched rectangle.

The strips of color where adhered to the stitched rectangle with foam tape. The sentiment was stamped on the red strip with black ink. Matching color sequins were added to each strip. I decided to add a mat of black cardstock behind the stitched rectangle, adhered it to a top folding cardbase and the card was done. Pretty quick and easy.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Altenew 36 Pan Watercolors
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Various Sequins from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink