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.

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  • 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

Author: Karen

I am a very blessed wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. I firmly believe in the quote by Dieter F. Uchtdorf which states "The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human heart." Every day I try to create something that lifts the heart for myself and others.

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