Spring Card Camp Day 14 You Are Amazing Aimee

This is my third card made for day fourteen of the Spring Card Camp class at Online Card Classes.

For this day of class Laura Bassen used scraps of cardstock to put behind a die cut word using alphabet dies. She also used strips of scrap cardstock and added the positive letters of the word on top of them, adding gold mirror cardstock to bottom of each letter. Her third card was created with ink blending the letters and a background onto her card.

I couldn’t make a second card with design since it is specifically made for my daughter Aimee. I couldn’t fit her name using the Altenew Bold Alphabet Dies so I combined the first letter from those dies and then used the Altenew Fine Alphabet Dies for the rest of the letters in her name.

I die cut them from a smaller rectangle of white cardstock with a stitched border. Aimee’s favorite colors are blue and green so I wanted those colors behind the letters in her name. I used Distress Oxide inks and blended those colors starting with a light green through a dark blue.

I wanted to create a shaker card, so I added acetate to the back of the word die rectangle with double-sided tape. Next I added two layers of foam tape to the back of the word rectangle and filled the well with green and blue sequins. The backing to the foam tape was removed and the ink blended background was adhered in place.

I started looking through my 6″x6″ paper and saw this cardstock that came in one of the Simon Says Stamp Monthly Kits. It was perfect since Aimee has used leaf vines in some the decorations in her home and the colors were green with a touch of blue on the leaves. I cut a 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ rectangle and adhered it to a side folding A2 cardbase with dotliner adhesive.

Liquid glue was added to the back of the focal image rectangle, including on the foam tape. This lets you adjust the placement for a few moments to get it straight. I found a mint green cardstock scrap to use for the secondary greeting and adhered it at the bottom of the letters.

I really liked the card but it just needed a little something else. I remember the leafy vine I has used on another day of the card camp and pulled it out again to stamp on the front of the focal image panel. Because I had used a generous amount of foam tape creating the well for the shaker I was able to get a good impression of the stamp. I used Gina K. Designs Applemint Ink, stamping it off once for a lighter color. It was so light I had to stamp it twice. I then pulled out my Copic Markers to added a little blue to the base of the leaves and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Caps Bold Alphabet Dies
  • Altenew Fine Alphabet
  • Altenew Sentiments and Quotes
  • Clearly Besotted Leafy Accents
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Faded Jeans
  • Gina K. Designs Applemint Ink
  • Copic Markers: G000, B0000, B000, B45, N1
  • Neat & Tangled Starry Night Sequins
  • Beader Paradise Miami Surf Sequins
  • Pretty Pink Posh Mossy Green Sequins
  • Pretty Pink Posh Fresh Mint Sequins
  • Office Depot Acetate
  • Patterned Leaf Paper from Scraps
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Mint Green Cardstock from Scraps
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Be Creative Double-sided Tape
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape Doubled

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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