Spring Card Camp 2 Easy Watercolor Washes Celebrate You

For day 16 of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp 2 Ashlea Cornell was the guest designer and her technique was watercolor washes, creating beautiful, vibrant background with different mediums.

ZIG Clean Color Read Brush Markers were used for this color wash, which used purple, pink, and yellow. After it was dry a pearl shimmer spray was added to the wash.

For this card I decided to use the background panel from the watercolor wash. I used the My Favorite Things Flower Fusion Coverup Die. Rather than adhering it to white cardstock I decided to use white glitter paper behind the die cut flowers and cut a rectangle the same size as the background die. Since glitter paper has a rough texture a fair amount of liquid glue was added to the back of the panel to adhered the two together.

It took me a while to decide what I wanted to do for a sentiment. I cut the “celebrate” word first from black cardstock and didn’t like that at all with the soft colors of the background. I knew I had a light yellow glitter paper in my stash and decided to cut the sentiment from it. However, it got lost when placed over the yellow at the bottom of the card and I didn’t like it over the purple at the top. So I decided to cut an outline/shadow for the die using my Silhouette Cameo. I placed the black die cut on my PIXScan Mat and imported the image into my software and created a .6 outline of the die cut. I pulled out some bubblegum pink glitter cardstock for the shadow. When I placed the pink outline on the card front it was too pink, so I pulled out a V04 Copic Marker and colored the cardstock to tone it down a bit and make it match the background better. The sentiment and shadow were adhered together with liquid glue. I decided to cut the shadow two more time from 110# cardstock and stacked them together to add a little more dimension to the sentiment die. For the secondary sentiment I used a Copic Marker to color a scrap of watercolor paper and then stamped the work with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it white. This was placed over the last two letters of the word die cut.

Enamel dots were added to the center of the flowers and the watercolor die cut panel was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Flower Fusion Coverup Die
  • My Favorite Things Celebrate
  • Winnie & Walter The Bold & Party
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 080 Violet,025 Pink, 050 Yellow
  • Blick Liquid Watercolor Pearl Simmer
  • Various Enamel Dots from Doodlebug and Recollections
  • Neena Classic Crest 110# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Doodlebug Lily White Sugar Coated Cardstock
  • Doodlebug Vanilla Sugar Coated Cardstock
  • Doodlebug Bubblegum Sugar Coated Cardstock
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Copic Markers: V4, R81
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder

Spring Card Camp 2 Easy Watercolor Washes Fantasy Floral Birthday

For day 16 of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp 2 Ashlea Cornell was the guest designer and her technique was watercolor washes, creating beautiful, vibrant background with different mediums.

For this background I used a mix of red, orange, and yellow Distress Inks on Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper. These were a little harder to get a smooth blend than using the Tombo Watercolor Pens, but I think they turned out pretty. I decided to use them to die cut a couple of Altenew 3D Fantasy Florals.

I arranged the flowers and leaves in the lower left of a stitched rectangle panel that was embossed using the Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder. Adhering them directly to the panel with liquid glue. For the top flower I used a little bit of low loft foam tape on the right of the flower to keep it even with the stacked flower it was resting on.

I wanted a sentiment that wouldn’t cover up too much of these lovely flours and decided on one from Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday, stamped on black cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed white. It was cut into a strip using a Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Lable. Low loft foam tape was added to the back of the strip on the right to keep it level with the portion resting on the flower.

I always love cards created with these beautiful 3D flowers.

PRODUCTS USED

  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Altenew Fantasy Floral 3D
  • Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, Barn Door, Forest Moss, Bundled Sage
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M .125” Low Loft Foam Tape

Teal Butterfly Birthday Wishes

Whenever I create a card I always create a matching envelope. I had just created a stenciled butterfly card for the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp 2 and wanted to die cut a butterfly to add to the corner of an envelope. I had a small stitched rectangle in my drawer where I keep my 80# cardstock and pulled it out to cut the butterfly for the envelope. The butterfly was so pretty in the center of the small rectangle that I decided to use it on a card instead.

I took a small rectangle of leftover cardstock and ink blended it with some turquoise blue inks. Foam tape was added to the back of the butterfly rectangle and it was adhered to the ink blended background. The sentiment was stamped in the lower right of the butterfly panel with the same turquoise ink. Matching sequins were adhered scattered around the butterfly.

Whenever I am adding white on white to a card I like to add visual interest with an embossing folder. I cut a rectangle of cardstock 1/4″ smaller than a cardbase with a stitched rectangle and embossed it using the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder. It was adhered to a side folding white cardbase. The focal image butterfly rectangle was then adhered to the center of the card with liquid glue and the card was done.

A pretty card made while cutting a decorative element for an envelope. The butterfly was cut again twice to add to envelopes, once for this card, and again as intended to begin with.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Memory Box Willoughby Butterfly
  • Gina K. Designs Ocean Mist and Turquoise Sea Ink
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Hero Arts Blue/Green Droplets
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

Spring Card Camp Day 20 Mass Producible Cards: Ditsy Prints ZIG Watercolor

For the last day of Spring Card Camp Ashlea Cornell taught about stamping images multiple time to get different cards. I didn’t have anything like what she used in her cards, but she did use some layering stamps and stamped it with different colors and also stamped it again and colored it using Copic Markers.

I went through my stamps to see what I could use to make a background and color it with different mediums. I had purchased this small flower cluster layering stamp from Altenew and decided to use it for my backgrounds. For this last card I had stamped it with Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink onto Bristol Smooth Cardstock because I wanted to watercolor it with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

I really like how bright and colorful the background turned out. There were open spots from stamping the smaller flower cluster and I used My Favorite Things Mini Modern Blooms to fill in those spaces. I used Gina K. Designs Sea Glass Ink to add the dots, but when it dried it was too light and I didn’t like it. So, I pulled out my Nuvo Crystal Drops in Caribbean Ocean and covered the up and liked it much better. For the flower centers I used both Gold and Golden Rod Stickles from Ranger.

Once everything was dry I die cut the background using a My Favorite Things Tag Corner Rectangle Die and matted it with black cardstock, cutting it into the same shape with tagged corners.

The sentiment is from My Favorite Things and was cut from black cardstock. However when I laid both the word “Happy” and “Birthday” on the front of the background it covered up too much of the pretty flowers, so I decided to stamp the word “happy” onto black cardstock with VersaMark Ink, heat emboss it white, and cut it into a thin strip with the smallest Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Labels. I liked this much better.

The background was adhered to a side folding cardbase, but I don’t like the way the tagged corners look on a regular cardbase, so I cut the cardbase to match the tagged corners and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Ditsy Prints
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • My Favorite Things Happy Birthday Die
  • My Favorite Things Mini Modern Blooms
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 032 Persian Blue, 024 Wine Red, 202 Peach Pink, 201 Pink Haze, 026 Light Pink, 052 Bright Yellow, 050 Yellow, 041 Light Green, 043 Olive Green, 047 May Green
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Cherry Red and Sea Glass Inks
  • Ranger Gold and Golden Rod Stickles
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Caribbean Ocean
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Tagged Corner Rectangle
  • Black Sticky Back Foam
  • Darice Thin Strip Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Spring Card Camp Day 19 First and Second Generation Stamping: The Happiest of Birthdays

This card uses leftover images from the previous cards made and includes both first and second generation stamping. I like the lighter color of the yellow flowers.

The flowers and leaves were arranged and then picked up with Press ‘n Seal to hold them together until they could be adhered to the card front.

A decorative rectangle was cut using the Little B Frames Die. I love the pretty shape to this die. It is easy to lay the flower arrangement onto the decorative rectangle to determine where to stamp the sentiment because they are held together with the Press ‘n Seal. Once the sentiment was stamped the flowers and leaves were adhered with liquid glue and foam tape.

Before adhering the decorative panel to a side folding cardbase the front was embossed with Stampin’ Up’s Subtle Embossing Folder. It adds a love visual interest to the card.

Pink and yellow sequins were scattered around the flower arrangement and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Layered Daisies
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Altenew Inks: Fuchsia, Magenta, Maple Yellow and Honey Drizzle (Second Generation), Lime
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Little B Frames Die
  •  Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
  • Pretty Pink Posh Sweetheart Mix
  • Yellow Mix Sequins
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock

Spring Card Camp Day 1 – Pink Embossed Background The Happiest of Birthdays

So I decided to revisit the technique Jennifer McGuire shared on the first day of this card class. This time I selected a background stamp and was very happy with the results from the layered embossing.

Details on how to create a multi-layered embossed image that can be used to emboss other cardstock please see my Orange Rose Bowl Embossed Thinking of You Card.

This time the embossed background created lovely dimension on my cards. I tried to mix up different of images used for each card.

For this first card, which was embossed onto light pink cardstock I ink blended Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry to bring out the debossed background. I wanted that pretty background to enhance my focal image so I pulled out Altenew’s Beautiful Day and stamped some of the images with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with Copics.

I decided to stamp the sentiment onto a strip of black, added foam tape behind and added it to the front of the card. The sentiment strip grounded the focal image. I think it turned out very pretty and the background is lovely behind the flowers.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Hero Arts Lotus Background
  • Altenew Beautiful Day
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Distress Oxide Inks Picked Raspberry
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers: RV25, RV23, RV02, RV000; R89, R85, R83; G03, G02, G00; G46, G24, G20; C9
  • Simon Says Stamp Cotton Candy Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Striped Background Beautiful Day Happy Birthday

I decided to try a different stencil as the background to a card and pulled out the Gina K. Designs Sassy Stripes. I used the same soft green ink as the last card I created. I think it is the perfect color to enhance the leaves in the image.

I decided to stamp the images directly to the striped stencil background and then color them with Copic Markers. Amazingly you can’t see the stripes in the images. I really like the look. Once the coloring was complete I die cut the rectangle with a stitched rectangle.

At first I stamped the sentiment directly to the lower right of the card, but I didn’t like the look. So, I stamped it again on black cardstock and heat embossed with white, added some foam tape behind and adhered it to the card front.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Beautiful Day
  • My Favorite Things Anything But Basic Birthday Wishes
  • Copic Markers: RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10; R37, R35, R32; G99, YG17, YG03; YR24, YR21
  • Gina K. Designs Sassy Stripes Stencil
  • Altenew Limeade Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Delicate Flowers The Happiest of Birthdays

I had seen a card that had used a stencil to add visual interest behind the focal image. I don’t have a lot of small detail stencils, but I decided to use Tim Holtz’s Burlap. I wanted something very soft and subtle so I used Altenew’s Limeade Ink. It looked lovely behind the yellow flowers.

I used Simon Says Stamp’s Delicate Flowers stamp set to create another card. I’ve been into soft and delicate colors lately and used the lights yellow markers that I had on hand.

I decided to cut down the stenciled rectangle using a Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle. Determined where to stamp the sentiment. The leaves were adhered directly to the card front with liquid glue. I then added the flowers with foam tape. I like the final outcome. I’ll probably used more stencils in the future.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Delicate Flowers
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Copic Markers: Y08, Y06, Y02, Y00; G99, YG17, YG03; w8, W6, W4
  • Altenew Limeade Ink
  • Tim Holtz Collection Burlap Stencil
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Low Loft Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle Die

Garden Bouquet The Happiest of Birthdays

While searching Etsy for some digital stamps I ran across this image from Conie Fang that I really liked. I printed it with my ink jet printer on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers.

The sentiment is from Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday and was stamped with Altenew Amalgam Ink.

I decided to frame the image with a Gina K. Designs Peekaboo Rectangle and added dimension with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

Products Used:

  • Conie Fong Garden Bouquet
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Copic Markers: B99, B97, B95, B21; B16, B14, B12;; Y15, Y13, Y11; G46, G24, G20; C3 C1; YG67, YG17, YG03; R85, R83, R81; RV13, RV11, RV10; V17, V15, V12
  • Gina Marie Designs Peekaboo Rectangle
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops English Mustard and Dandelion Yellow
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K Designs 120# White Cardstock

Peony Delight Happy Birthday

This beautiful image is from Conie Fong. She has a lot of really cute girl images and a few pretty flower arrangements. It was printed onto some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock. I like this cardstock because it has a really smooth finish and you get beautiful results with your Copic Markers and also because its weight goes through most printers easily.

I search the interest for peony images and decided to color these flowers in a pretty soft pink. The smaller flowers were colored purple. I really like the combination of these two colors together.

Once the coloring was complete the sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink and then heat set with gold embossing powder. To add visual interest it was die cut using a Spellbinder Fancy Edged Oval die. I liked the way it looked but I finally decided to really draw the eye to the focal image by cutting a gold frame from gold mirror cardstock using two of the same oval dies. 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was cut into thin strips and added to the back of the oval frame and then the two die cuts were carefully adhered together. To help align two detailed die cuts with one having foam tape on then, put a little liquid glue on the foam tape and it allows you to move and adjust them until they align perfectly.

Dotliner adhesive was added to the back of the focal image and it was adhered to a side folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Conie Font Peony Delight 2
  • Winnie & Walter The Party
  • Copic Markers: RV13, RV11, RVG28, G24, G20, BG000
  • Spellbinders Fancy Edged Oval
  • VersaMark Ink
  •  Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive