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.
Pretty Cute Stamps Wonky Cake
My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings
My Favorite Things Peek-a-Boo Polka Dots Background
My husband received a retirement card that had a diamond cutout. I liked it so much that I decided to use that design on a card. I like the way it turned out.
An Avery Elle Double Pierced Square was cut in a diamond out of a rectangle of white cardstock. The diamond was colored with Copic Markers using the same colors used in the cupcake. The cupcake is a digital image from Gracillie Design. The nice thing about digital images is you can make them any size you desire. Copic Markers were used to color the image and it was cut using the Silhouette Cameo.
Another rectangle of cardstock was cut with a stitched rectangle and adhered to a top folding A2 Cardbase. The edges were colored with Copic Markers. The square was used to cut an opening in the front of the card front.
Sticky back foam was added to the back of the rectangle and it was adhered to the front of the cardbase. The colored diamond was adhered inside the cut out.
Foam tape was added to the back of the cupcake and it was adhered to the colored diamond. Gold Stickes were added to the frosting of the cupcake.
The sentiment was stamped on an angle on one of the side of the diamond.
This stencil was created by cutting acetate with the Silhouette Cameo using a Sarah Hurley Numbers Page Image. As you can see I used the positive cut of the file. A rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock was die cut with a stitched rectangle. I used some Gina K. Designs blue in to ink blend the stencil, leaving the number white. It was a little too stark white for the look I wanted to I used the little bit of ink left on the blending brush to soften the white number.
The sentiment was created in the Silhouette Cameo software and welded together so that it could be die cut with a small border. The cake image was also die cut in the software. Both were printed with registration marks so that the software could cut around them.
The cake was colored with Copic Markers and Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen was added to the lollipops and the platter. Ranger Glossy Accents was added to the frosting. Before adhering to the stenciled background they were placed on the rectangle to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment. 3M Foam tape was cut into thin strips to add to the back of the sentiment and it was also placed on the back of the cake to add dimension when adhering to the focal image panel.
I really like the look of the Simon Says Stamp Square Dance Stencil. This time I just wanted to ink blend through the stencil, but I wanted to have an ombre look to the color. I used a quarter sheet of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and taped the stencil to the cardstock by adding purple tape to the back of the paper, adhering it to the stencil. I pulled out a blending brush and first ink blended the stencil with the lightest green ink. I then used a very small stencil to add darker green to the center of each diamond. I really like the way it turned out.
An A2 Stitched Rectangle was used to size down the stenciled background so that it would leave a small white border when it was adhered to a top folding cardbase.
I printed the cupcake image in the Silhouette Cameo with registration marks so that the software could cut around the image. I like doing this better than fussy cutting an image. I decided to use green Copic Markers to color the image.
For the sentiment I pulled out Honey Bee Stamps Hooray dies. I ink blended some 80# cardstock with the lighted green ink to die the background layer of the die. The top layer was cut three times from white cardstock and adhered together with liquid glue.
The cupcake was adhered with foam tape and the sentiment was glued directly to the stenciled panel with liquid glue. Nuvo Crystal Drops in Dandelion Yellow was added to the candies on the frosting of the cupcake and the card was done.