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 Day 7 Let’s Party

For day seven of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp we were suppose ink blend a stencil, cut a sentiment block and adhere the negative to one card and the positive to another.

I pulled out Simon Says Stamp Square Dance Stencil and used yellow and oranges to ink blend a background. I die cut the background using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle and adhered it to a top folding cardbase.

Since I didn’t have sentiment blocks I decided to try using Papertrey Ink’s Text Block Birthday Portrait. I though I might be able to use the negative pieces of the die for the second card. That did not work, but I like the results of using it for this card. I decided to cut it from black cardstock, which really has a visual punch to the card. I also cut it from black sticky back foam to add dimension.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Square Dance Stencil
  • Papertrey Ink Text Block Birthday Portrait
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Sweet Corn, Sweet Mango, Coral Reef
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Black Cardstock
  • Darice Black Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Spring Daisies Happy Birthday

This is a Suzy Plantamura watercolor card that was part of the Simon Says Stamps March Card Kit. I colored it with ZIG Real Brush Markers and die cut it with a stitched rectangle. A sentiment was stamped in the upper right and yellow sequins were scattered around the image and the card was done. Quick and easy!

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Suzy Plantamura Watercolor Card Sunflowers
  • Papertrey Ink Inside & Out Birthday
  • Zig Clean Color Read Brush Markers: 050 Yellow, 052 Bright Yellow, 062 Dark Brown, 067 Mustard, 043 Olive Green, 041 Light Green, 036 Light Blue
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder
  • Doodlebug Designs Bumblebee Sequins
  • Pretty Pink Posh Marigold Sequins

Red Geometric Border Yah! It’s Your Birthday

This is the second card I made using the Fiskars Geo Border stamp. This time I decided to make it a bright red. The rectangle was sized down using a stitched rectangle. I didn’t like the unfinished edge and so I pulled out a scrap of red cardstock and created a thin strip and adhered it over the flat edge of the border.

For the focal image I pulled out My Favorite Things Party Balloons and stamped three different stamps, two with sentiments and one with diagonal stripes. They were added to the front of the rectangle with foam tape for dimension.

The sentiment if from Papertrey Ink’s Stylish Sentiments: Birthday.

I pulled out a red pen to add the strings to the balloons and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Fiskars Geo Borders
  • My Favorite Things Party Balloons
  • Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Red Cardstock from Scraps
  • Recollections Cherry Extra Fine Signature Special
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs Red Hot Ink
  • Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Mix Sequins

Relax – Enjoy – Celebrate

This cute image from Lili of the Valley reminds me of what my husband likes to do to unwind. He sits in his comfortable chair and watches some old westerns or SVU reruns.

I printed the image using a laser printer then colored it with Copic Markers. It was then cut with a Silhouette Cameo PIXScan Mat.

For the scene I pulled out a brick pattern embossing folder for the wall and then used some wood paper for the floor, gluing it to the bottom of the brick panel. I used a stitched rectangle to die cut the panel. I glued the image to the panel.

I knew what I wanted to have for a sentiment so I pulled out several stamp sets to create it. Stamped them on some bright blue paper with VersaMark Ink and embossed them with white embossing powder and then cut them into rectangles.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lili of the Valley Put Your Feet Up
  • Papertrey Ink Thing Big Favorites #16
  • Copic Markers: B28, B26, B24, B23, B21; R29, R27, R24, R22; E29, E27, E25, E23; E35, E33, E31; E57, E55, E53; E11, E01, E00; C5, C4, C3, C2, C0
  • Darice Brick Pattern Embossing Folder
  • My Mind’s Eye Necessities Wood Designer Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Beautiful Heart Wedding Card

I have a sweet young friend who was getting married and her colors were pale pink and green. I think this lovely stamp set from Altenew made the perfect card.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Beautiful Heart
  • Papertrey Ink A Year of Flowers: Rose
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Altenew Inks: Pink Diamond, Mountain Mist, Volcano Lake
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock

Let’s Party Shaker

For this card I used Papertrey Ink’s Text Block Party Time and created small wells around three of the balloons to make them shakers. It’s easy to do with Darice Foam Strips. I like the way it turned out and any card with a shaker is so fun to play with.

Products Used:

  • Papertrey Ink Text Block Party Time Die
  • Mikuki seed Beads Chartreuse Mix
  • Mikuki Seed Beads Lagoon Mix
  • Mikuki Seed Beads Light Sapphire
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Blue Denim Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Party Like a Panda Doodlebug Designs Cardstock
  • Acetate from Scraps
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangles
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Blue Sticky Back Foam

Blue and Green Let’s Party Masculine Birthday

I really like the combination of blue and green on this card and the pop of yellow in the patterned paper behind the die cut.

Products Used:

  • Papertrey Ink Text Block Party Time Die
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Blue Denim Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Party Like a Panda Doodlebug Designs Cardstock
  • Green Cardstock from Scraps
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangles
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Net Frame Happy Birthday Flowers

I’ve found that dies from China are often smaller than those available in the United States and so I don’t typically buy them anymore, but this is one that I really like. I cut the net frame die three times from heavy cardstock and glued them together using Elmer’s Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive. I love the look of white on white.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Adore You
  • Papertrey Ink Inside and Out Birthday
  • Hong Kong Net Frame Die
  • Copic Markers: V09, V06, V04, V01; YG67, YG17, YG03; YR24, YR21
  • Ink On 3 Fadeout
  • Gina K. Designs Lovely Lavender Ink
  • VersaMark
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Happy Birthday to a Tee

This is such a fun image for the golfer’s in your life. The stamp set also has a woman golfer. We have lots of golf greens around us and they are out almost year round, doesn’t matter the weather, a golfer is addicted to swinging the clubs.

Products Used:

  • Art Impressions Par-Tee Golfers
  • Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
  • Copic Markers: Y08, Y06, Y04, Y26, Y23; B01, B00, B000, B0000; C5, C3, C1, C0; E13, E11, E02, E00; YG67, YG17, YG03; G29, G46, G24; E37, E35, E34, E33
  • My Favorite Things Mod Rectangle STAX
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black