Spring Card Came 2 Day 15 Easy Shaker Sending Love

The quest designer for day 15 of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp 2 was Kristina Werner. Her technique was easy shaker cards. She cut circles from her cards and added a cut die cut image. I went through my dies to see what I could use for a simple card.

I pulled out Mama Elephant’s Framed Artist Mat. It is a wide frame and 3M foam tape fit perfectly behind the frame, which makes it very easy to put together.

Kristina ink blended one of her cards, I decided to pull out a stencil to create an ink blended background. The hearts were the inspiration for the sentiment.

I die cut the frame and added a rectangle of acetate behind the center of the frame with liquid glue around the opening. I took a long strip of foam tape and folded it on itself to give it double depth and then added it to the frame. I filled the opening with pink and purple sequins and then pulled off the paper from the foam tape and added the stenciled background.

Originally I ink blended the background with the purple and pink used for the stenciled background. The center of the frame had ink blending on it as well and I used that to stamp the sentiment with the purple Oxide ink. I used the second largest sentiment label from Simon Says Stamp and then cut one end into an angle, leaving a little space on the left to add some die cut hearts. It was adhered to the card front with liquid glue.

I decided to make the card base smaller than the frame, but this left some overhang on the foam tape. I took a craft knife and ruler to cut away the excess, but I accidentally cut through a little section of the frame, so I used Un-Do to remove the sentiment and then cut another frame and decided on a softer blend to the frame. I liked it better.

Below is a picture of first version with a deep purple frame.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Waffle Flower Blossoms
  • C.C. Designs Heart Drop Stencil
  • Impression Obsession Heart of Hearts Die
  • Mama Elephant Framed Tags Artist Mat Die
  • Distress Oxide Inks Wilted Violet and Spun Sugar
  • Ranger Crystal Stickles
  • Buttons Galore Lilac and Think Pink Sequin Mix
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label
  • Ellen Hutson Essential Rectangle Die
  • Laromni Blending Brushes

Spring Card Camp 2 Day 13 Spotlight Background I Love You

Jennifer McGuire was the guest designs for Day 13 of Spring Card Camp 2. Her technique was to take die cuts and create a background and then spotlight one of those dies to create great visual interest. She took several small dies from various stamp sets, but one of her other suggestions was to use a background die. Which is what I decided to do.

I pulled out my Hero Arts Window on Love Confetti Fancy Die. The background die cuts around fifty different hearts. Jennifer had taken her dies that she cut from her background and layered them to create visual depth. I didn’t want to do this with all of the hearts in this background die, so I strategically decided on a few that I would layer to add the same type of visual dimension.

I die cut the background once from white cardstock, but most of the heart came out of the background and I wanted to keep them together as one piece, so I cut it again from a rectangle that I had added Press ‘n Seal to the back. This worked great at keeping most of the hearts in place. I then ink blended the die cut rectangle with three different pink Oxide inks. I then stamped the rectangle with the Simon Says Stamp You Are Background. (Jennifer had used them background stamp on her card as well.) It blended in so well with the ink blended background that I pulled out Festive Berries, which is darker pinkish red and stamped the word background again.

I decided to size down my heart background using an Ellen Hutson Essential Rectangle so that there would be some white space around the rectangle when it was placed on a card front. I determined the hearts that I would layer for dimension and removed them from the rest of the heart panel and set them aside. Since the rectangle had Press ‘n Seal behind it and removing it would make it too difficult to keep all the piece of the background together I decided to use double-sided tape to adhere the heart panel to a top folding cardbase.

It was now time to being layering the selected hearts. I had the one white die cut panel and found the correct heart to layer behind the pink blended and stamped heart, but I didn’t like the way the white edge could be seen when put back in place, so I die cut the background four times from a deep pink cardstock I had in my stash. This ensured that there wouldn’t be white edges showing as I layered the selected hearts and I liked that look much better.

Jennifer added foam tape behind her one focal die cut, I decided to cut just the large heart two more times from the pink cardstock and the top layer was cut from white glitter cardstock. Before adhering it in place I decided to add some vellum leaves behind the focal image. I had some patterned vellum that I die cut three leaf sprigs from and adhered them with liquid glue into the opening of the heart. The focal image heart was then adhered in place with liquid glue.

For a sentiment I stamped a small “I Love You” on a scrap of pink cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed white. A Pink & Main Sentiment Strip die was used to cut the sentiment with fishtail ends. It was adhered over the white glitter heart with liquid glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Hero Arts Window On Love Confetti Fancy Die
  • My Favorite Things Sugar Coated Sentiments
  • Simon Says Stamp You Are Background
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Festive Berries
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Pink Cardstock from Scraps
  • Doodlebug Designs Lily White Sugar Coated Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Vellum with Roses
  • Clearly Besotted Leafy Accents Die
  • Pink & Main Sentiment Strip Die
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Spring Card Camp Day 17 Vertical Sending Hugs

Day 17 of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp was taught by Julie Ebersole. I love her style of cardmaking, which is clean and simple design. She took a “happy” die and cut it three times from a rectangle of cardstock. She used watercolors to add a rainbow of color behind the die cuts. The die cut words were used on three different cards.

I had used a similar design for a card a couple of days ago, so I went through my word dies to find one that could work for creating multiple cards. I decided on the word “hugs” and adding the word “sending” as a secondary sentiment.

For her cards using the leftover die cut words Julie took some typing paper and die cut a circle that she used as a stencil to ink blend that shape on her card front. I didn’t want to have the exact same shape, so I pulled out a square die and used it to create my cards. On my previous cards I used smaller squares and ink blended them horizontally. For this card I used larger squares and used them in a vertical orientation, however I die cut it down using a smaller stitched rectangle.

The sentiment is the same as the previous cards, and I scattered sequins around the sentiment on this one as well. This focal image panel was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase with sticky back foam and liquid adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Painted Hugs
  • Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Faded
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Ellen Hutson Essential Squares
  • Typing Paper
  • Neat & Tangled Starry Night Sequin Mix

Spring Card Camp Day 17 Ink Blended Sending Hugs

Day 17 of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp was taught by Julie Ebersole. I love her style of cardmaking, which is clean and simple design. She took a “happy” die and cut it three times from a rectangle of cardstock. She used watercolors to add a rainbow of color behind the die cuts. The die cut words were used on three different cards.

I had used a similar design for a card a couple of days ago, so I went through my word dies to find one that could work for creating multiple cards. I decided on the word “hugs” and adding the word “sending” as a secondary sentiment.

For her cards using the leftover die cut words Julie took some typing paper and die cut a circle that she used as a stencil to ink blend that shape on her card front. I didn’t want to have the exact same shape, so I pulled out a square die and used it to create my cards. For one card I used blues and greens and for the second I used ombre pinks.

I die cut the word “hugs” from sticky back foam to add behind it for dimension. The layout of this card is the same that Julie used. The word die was adhered to the far right of the card over the ink blended squares. For the secondary sentiment I searched through stamps and found this pretty script saying that was in Simon Says Stamp’s Sketched Flowers. It actually said sending hugs, but I only needed the word sending, so I did some die surgery to separate the two words.

The final embellishment was to scatter sequins around the sentiment. Sticky back foam was adhered to the back of the focal image panel, which was then adhered to the front of a side folding A2 cardbase.

I really like the clean and simple design of these cards. Below is the ombre pink version.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Painted Hugs
  • Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans OR Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Ellen Hutson Essential Squares
  • Typing Paper
  • Neat & Tangled Starry Night Sequin Mix (Blue & Green)
  • Buttons Galore Think Pink Sequin Mix (Pink)

Spring Card Camp Day 5 Sending Love Heart Background

This is the second card made from the Hero Arts Window on Love Confetti Fancy Die. To see more details on how this was created, please see my previous card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Hero Arts Window on Love Confetti Fancy Die
  • Cleary Besotted On Your Day
  • Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers 2
  • Distress Inks: Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar
  • Fabriano Acquarello Watercolor 140# Hot Press
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gold and White Baker’s Twine

Spring Card Camp Day 5 Sending Love Confetti Heart

I decided to give the Hero Arts Window on Love Confetti Fancy Die another chance to create a couple of card using the technique Debby Hughes taught in day five of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp.

The technique was to watercolor a background and then using temporary adhesive add the die to the watercolored background and then add additional color to create visual interest to the card when the die was removed. This would create the first card and the second card would be to adhere the die cut to the front of another card.

This time I decided to watercolor with Distress Inks. The colors were much brighter and I really liked the outcome. I used Elmer’s Spray Adhesive this time to lay the cutout over the watercolor background. If you let it dry for a few minutes it can be a temporary adhesive. More watercolor was added to deepen the colors in the hearts of the die cut. This time when the die was removed it was much better.

A few of the positive hearts were adhered to the front of the card with small pieces of foam tape. The center heart was lightly watercolored so that the sentiment could be stamped with darker inks.

When I went to add the watercolored background to a top folding cardbase it just needed something more. I found a complimentary purple cardstock in my stash and added a mat to the back of the heart panel, but it still needed something more. I decided to watercolor the smaller positive hearts that were popped up on the card with more purple and pink inks so that they were much darker than the background. Finally, I covered the edges of the card with purple tape and then used Copic Opaque White to add splatters. I also used the purple and pink inks to add splatters in those colors as well. I liked the way the card look so much better.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Hero Arts Window on Love Confetti Fancy Die
  • Cleary Besotted On Your Day
  • Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers 2
  • Distress Inks: Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar
  • Fabriano Acquarello Watercolor 140# Hot Press
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive

Spring Card Camp Day 5 Sending Love Oval

This is the third card I made with the technique Debby Hughes taught on the fifth day of Online Card Class Spring Card Camp.

To begin you would watercolor a background with the colors you wanted to use for the card. Since I was using a heart background die I decided to use pinks and purples from Mission Mijello Watercolors.

I decided to use the Hero Arts Love Confetti Fancy Die for this card. I cut down the background to be much smaller. Once the background was dry I used temporary spray adhesive add the die to the watercolored background and then add additional color to create visual interest to the card when the die was removed. The Pixie Dust did not adhered tight enough and color leaked beneath and bleed around the hearts. I was going to throw it away, in fact I pulled it out of the trash and decided to use a fancy oval die to cut it down. The scalloped oval was die cut from a scrap of pink cardstock and the background oval was adhered to the top with liquid glue.

The sentiment was stamped into the largest center heart with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed white. The secondary sentiment was stamped with Distressed Oxide Ink.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut using the same oval, trimmed so I wouldn’t show and adhered to the back of the focal image. For additional visual interest the front of a top folding cardbase was embossed with the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder. The final embellishment was adding gold and white baker’s twine to the bottom of the card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Hero Arts Window on Love Confetti Fancy Die
  • Cleary Besotted On Your Day
  • Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers 2
  • Mission Mijello Watercolors: Bright Opera, Rose Madder, Bright Clear Violet
  • Distress Inks Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry
  • Fabriano Acquarello Watercolor 140# Hot Press
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Pink Cardstock from Scraps
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Spellbinders Fancy Edged Ovals
  • Gold and White Baker’s Twine