Spring Card Camp 2 Day 14 Easy Watercolor Designs Enjoy Your Day

I thought I was done making cards for this day’s Spring Card Camp 2 but I needed some stripes of watercolor to add the envelopes. Once they were made I had a leftover panel of cardstock and decided to put it to good use.

The panel was long, but thinner than an A2 cardbase. This time I decided to use a black flower outline die. I think it looks great on the watercolor panel. It was die cut three times and adhered together with liquid glue then adhered to the watercolor background.

I decided to use a die black cut sentiment with a stamped secondary sentiment. I added a mat of black cardstock to add a thin strip to each side of the rectangle. The watercolor panel was adhered to the cardbase with liquid glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Memory Box Blooming Chrysanthemum Die
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Simon Says Stamp Painted Enjoy
  • Altenew 36 Pan Watercolors
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • 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
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink

Spring Card Camp 2 Day 14 Easy Watercolor Designs Cheery Flower Collage

Day 14 of the Spring Card Camp 2 was taught by Debby Hughes and was watercolor inspired by children. I didn’t want to do the same thing Debby had making rainbows or dots so I decided to do free hand stripes on an angle.

I had watercolored a large piece of Canson XL Watercolor paper for the last card that I made and had a section of leftover striped watercolors and cut it with the largest stitched rectangle that could be used on the scrap. As you can see it is watercolor is pretty random, much like what I think a kid would color. For this card I combined the idea shared by Yoosun Hur who had added a die cut flower outline to her torn watercolor pieces.

I had recently purchased Pink Fresh Studio’s Phrase Builder sentiment dies. I cut the word “smile” three times from 110# white cardstock and adhered them together with liquid glue. I die cut the Memory Box Cherry Flower Collage once from 110# white cardstock and added small pieces of foam tape behind the flower petals, the stems and leaves were adhered with liquid glue.

I decided to add a secondary sentiment and search for a stamp that had “sending you” and found one that said “sending you loads of color” and stamped it with VersaMark Ink onto a scrap of black cardstock, masking off the last word and embossing it with white powder. I cut it into a very small label and adhered it with thin strips of foam tape.

I decided to add the watercolor rectangle directly to a top folding cardbase. I love the large white space around the watercolor background.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Memory Box Cheery Flower Collage
  • Pink Fresh Studio Phrase Builder Dies
  • Simon Says Stamp Best Ever
  • Altenew 36 Pan Watercolors
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# and #110 Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Pearls from Stash
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Teal Butterfly Birthday Wishes

Whenever I create a card I always create a matching envelope. I had just created a stenciled butterfly card for the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp 2 and wanted to die cut a butterfly to add to the corner of an envelope. I had a small stitched rectangle in my drawer where I keep my 80# cardstock and pulled it out to cut the butterfly for the envelope. The butterfly was so pretty in the center of the small rectangle that I decided to use it on a card instead.

I took a small rectangle of leftover cardstock and ink blended it with some turquoise blue inks. Foam tape was added to the back of the butterfly rectangle and it was adhered to the ink blended background. The sentiment was stamped in the lower right of the butterfly panel with the same turquoise ink. Matching sequins were adhered scattered around the butterfly.

Whenever I am adding white on white to a card I like to add visual interest with an embossing folder. I cut a rectangle of cardstock 1/4″ smaller than a cardbase with a stitched rectangle and embossed it using the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder. It was adhered to a side folding white cardbase. The focal image butterfly rectangle was then adhered to the center of the card with liquid glue and the card was done.

A pretty card made while cutting a decorative element for an envelope. The butterfly was cut again twice to add to envelopes, once for this card, and again as intended to begin with.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Memory Box Willoughby Butterfly
  • Gina K. Designs Ocean Mist and Turquoise Sea Ink
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Hero Arts Blue/Green Droplets
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

Spring Card Camp 2 Day 3: Embossed Stencil Butterflies

The guest artist for the third day of Spring Card Camp was Carly Tee Minner. She sponged on some ink to bring out the pattern of the stenciled background.

I pulled out Simon Says Stamp Butterflies Stencil this card. I ran it through the Big Shot with a quarter sheet of 80# white cardstock with the sandwich to emboss a stencil. I then used Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass to ink blend the background a light blue. I decided to use a small blending brush to add Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink to the butterflies to help them stand out.

I liked the card but felt it needed a little something more. I decided to pull out some Memory Box Butterfly Dies to create a focal image on the card. I cut the background to the butterfly and ink blended it with both colors of blue. I then cut the detailed butterfly and adhered the two together with liquid glue. I adhered it to the front of the card a little higher than the center of the card, adding Glue Pop Up Dots underneath the wings to add dimension.

I stamped a sympathy sentiment onto black cardstock and heat embossed it white, using a Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label to cut it into a thin strip. A Darice Thin Foam Strip was added to the back to adhere it to the bottom right of the card.

I scattered some Studio Katia Tiny Iridescent Bubbles onto the card front. I felt the butterfly needed a little something more to make it pop on the card, so I added Ranger Crystal Stickles to the openings in the butterfly and loved the way it look.

The focal image panel was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase with dotliner adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Butterflies Stencil
  • Avery Elle With Sympathy
  • Memory Box Viviene Butterfly
  • Memory Box Asti Butterfly
  • Distress Oxide Inks Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Ranger Crystal Stickles
  • ½” Glue Pop Up Dots
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Thin Strip Foam Tape
  • Studio Katia Tiny Iridescent Bubbles

Butterfly Have a Beautiful Birthday

I saw a card on Splitcoast Stampers where someone had a thin strip of black cardstock with a butterfly adhered to the strip. I also watched a video by Lost In Paper where she had use a wide strip of gray cardstock where she adhered the flowers. I decided to combine these two layouts for this card.

I pulled out my Memory Box Willoughby Butterfly die and cut it many times from white cardstock and adhered them to a quarter sheet of cardstock by spraying the back with Elmer’s Craft Adhesive Spray. I also punched out several butterflies using Martha Stewarts Butterfly and Butterfly Trio Punches. Once it was all done I used a Stitched Rectangle to size it down to leave a little border on the card front when it was adhered.

I used a stitched rectangle to cut a scrap of gray cardstock. I ran it through again to make a wide strip for a background to the focal image. The sentiment was stamped on the right of the gray strip with VersaMark Ink and embossed with white embossing powder.

The last butterfly was colored with Copic Markers. The Butterfly body was die cut from silver mirror cardstock. The two were adhered together with liquid glue. A thin sliver of foam tape was added to the back of the butterfly body and adhered to the left of the sentiment. Foam Tape was added to the back of the gray strip and adhered to the front of the card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Memory Box Willoughby Butterfly
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
  • Martha Stewart Butterfly Trio Punch
  • Copic Markers: RV23 RV02, RV000; C5, C3, C1
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gray Cardstock from Scraps
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Elmer’s Craft Glue Spray Adhesive

Silhouette Happy Birthday

For this card I decided to use a stencil in an oval. I cut an oval from Office Depot’s Full Sheet Shipping Labels and then adhered it to a quarter sheet of cardstock. I used Altenew’s Mountain Mist for the stencil and then die cut the rectangle with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.

I had been looking on Splitcoast Stampers and saw some pretty silhouette cards. I decided to pull out the Memory Box Blooming Chrysanthemum and die cut it from black cardstock. I also used two of the ovals from Spellbinder’s Fancy Edged Ovals to create a frame. To adhered the frame to the card front I used some Darice Thin Strip Foam. Before adhering to the card front I stamped the sentiment with amalgam ink and there removed the backing paper and adhered the frame.

To complement the frame and the die cut flowers a mat of black cardstock was added to the back of the focal image panel. It was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Memory Box Blooming Chrysanthemum
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Spellbinder’s Fancy Edged Ovals
  • Altenew Feeling Dotty Stencil
  • Altenew Mountain Mist Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • 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
  • Darice Thin Foam Strips
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Gilded Flakes Enjoy Your Day

I watched a video by Yana Smakula who was using foiling to create some lines as background to some pretty flowers. I don’t have a hot foil machine so I decided to pull out my gilding flakes. I used some Be Creative Double Sided Tape in various widths and added it to the bottom of a rectangle die cut with the Memory Box Matinee die. Gilding Flakes are messy, but they are pretty.

I had Simon Says Stamp Delicate Flowers on my desk and decided to use them for the flowers on my card. I colored them similar colors to what Yana had used, but I didn’t do a yellow flower. For a sentiment I added gliding flakes to the die cut Simon Says Stamp Painted Enjoy and adhered it to the right of the flowers and above the gilded stripes. A secondary sentiment was embossed on black cardstock and cut into a thin strip. I used 3M .0125 foam tape to adhered it to the card front.

The focal image panel was adhered to a side folded A2 cardbase with dotliner adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Delicate Flowers
  • Simon Says Stamp Painted Enjoy Die
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Copic Markers: G99, G94, YG17, YG03; RV000, RV10, RV23; RV14, RV23, RV10, R24, R22, R20, YR24, YR21
  • Memory Box Matinee Die
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

Watercolored Spring Bouquet Thinking of You

This is a Pinterest image I’ve had for a long time. I don’t remember if I have used it before, but it makes a lovely spring bouquet.

I printed the image onto some Bristol Smooth Cardstock using a laser jet printer. This ensures the lines won’t bleed when watercoloring the image.

I used ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers to watercolor the image. Once the coloring was dry I die cut it with a Memory Box Matinee Rectangle. I adhered it to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock. This really lets the pretty die cut be seen.

The sentiment is from Gina K. Designs Framescape Winter Trees. It was stamped with VersaMark Ink onto a scrap of black cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder and then die cut with a Honey Bee Sentiment Banner. Foam tape was added to the back and it was adhered to the bottom of the focal image. The final embellishment was to add Pentel Sunburst Metallic Gold Gel Pen to the center of some of the flowers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pinterest Spring Bouquet (461e4adf175033df3017066f5381bf1a)
  • Gina K. Designs Framescape Winter Trees
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 400 Marine Green, 031 Cobalt Blue, 032 Persian Blue, 043 Olive Green, 047 May Green, 044 Deep Green, 051 Lemon Yellow, 050 Yellow, 052 Bright Yellow, 080 Violet, 083 Lilac, 222 Pink Flamingo, 028 Pale Pink, 065 Mid Brown
  • Pentel Sunburst Metallic Gold Gel Pen
  • Memory Box Matinee Rectangle
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Honey Bee Sentiment Banner

Camellia Enjoy Your Day

This is the newest layering build-a-flower stamp from Altenew. It is a beautiful, large image. After looking at camellia images on the interest I decided to stamp the flower in pinks.

The stamp set is fairly easy to line up. I used Altenew Pink Diamond, Pinakalicious, and Rebellite for the flower. Mountain Mist, Volcano Lake, and Lagoon inks were used for the leaves. Once stamped they were die cut using the coordinating dies.

A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and run through the Big Shot with the Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder. This creates a beautiful linen look to the paper.

I had a leftover gold thin frame sitting on my desk and decided to use it on this card. It was adhered to the center of the card front with liquid glue and then the leave were adhered using liquid glue. The flower was then adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam tape to add dimension.

The sentiment was cut from some gold mirror cardstock and adhered to the top right of the card. I wanted the secondary sentiment to match the colors of the flower and so some Pinkalicious ink was run across a scrap of paper. Once it was dry the secondary sentiment was stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed with detail white embossing powder.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Camellia Build-A-Flower
  • Simon Says Stamp Painted Enjoy Die
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Altenew Inks: Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, Rubellite, Mountain Mist, Volcano Lake, Lagoon
  • Memory Box Double Stitched Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Foam Strips
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder

Full of Glee It’s Your Birthday

I love the simplicity of the flower image. I stamped it on Bristol Smooth Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored it with the ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I am very happy with the pink and purple color combination selected. With the soft blue background they really pop on the page.

There wasn’t a lot of room for a sentiment so I stamped it with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink a couple of time and then heat embossed it clear. It really helped it to be seen.

I used a Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Double Cut Die. It creates a very thin stitched border. I decided to use gold mirror cardstock to frame the focal image. I used Scotch Tape to hold the focal image and the stitched frame together and then added foam tape to the back to keep it together better and add dimension to the card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Full of Glee
  • Penny Black Smile Today
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 042 Turquoise Green, 084 Deep Violet, 082 Purple, 046 Mid Green, 043 Olive Green
  • Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Double Cut
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Detailed Clear Embossing Powder