Friday, July 26, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2 - Week 3 - Day 5

I love black cards!  So todays new color groups suited me just fine.  I embossed with silver and gold, hard to see the shine.  But the sentiment seems to fit my mood today, being the last day of class, I will be missing all of this and you next week!

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2 - Week 3 - Day 4

I knew immediately what I would do.  Have you seen many flowers on any of my cards?  Most of my stamps and dies are objects, not flowers.  This came together pretty easily and I felt only one message would work with this.  When you open the card, the message is there!   Love and flowers seem to go together!

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2 - Week 3 - Day 3

I thought Kim's card was so cute, I headed in that direction.  I discovered if I mix blue ink and red ink, I get purple!  It took a couple of trys to get the right shade.  I have a layer of brown paper in the card for the peek through, but the area to write on is the inside white.  Fun, fun, fun!

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2 - Week 3 - Day 2 again

With some extra time today, I vowed to make a second card in less than one hour.  Almost did it, but fiddled with the paper choices a little too long!  I was so inspired by all the designs today, I just had to make one more.  The shopping bag die is from Memory Box and was shocked to see it eat right through heavy cardboard.  I did it twice to give the bag more weight.

I don't know about you, but I would love to get a card that says "shop".  I would run right out and do it!

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Summer Card Camp 2 - Week 3 - Day 2

This is what I love about these classes, learning a new technique.  I would have never thought of embossing a die cut and it was really pretty easy and had stunning results.  I used a dark brown paper behind the embossing.

The little purple leaves were a bit tedious, but I think they look great.  I added a drop of glitter to give them some dimension.  I will use this technique again and again.

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2 - Week 3 - Day 1

Have you ever seen a purple bird?

You have now!  This card came together very quickly.  I love the twine, it really gives it some texture.  I made the banner stamp out of a piece of foam and then stamped it with white ink.   Pulling paper through dye colors is so much fun.  You never know what you are going to get. The wings are actually lighter, but I folded them up and the photo just does not capture the variance in color.

Sad to see we are on our last week.  I have enjoyed this class so much.

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2 - Week 2 - Day 5

More colors just gives me more choices!  I used the last color group with the blues and green.   I wanted to try the card from Day 3 this week, stamping a plaid background.  It took some time to do, but the finished product was pleasing.  I added the green embellishment at the end, to cover up a smudge!

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2 - Week 2 - Day 4

I thought today's lesson was so clever and it immediately challenged me.  The greeting comes from the December 2012 card of the month kit.  The numbers were die cut from foam and the daubs on the bingo card were an eraser.  All things I have learned in camp.  I did a "Jennifer" and added that one strip of brown to finish off the card.

Living in a gambling town, a friend of mine who loves to play bingo is recovering from a serious illness.  48 is the year she was born and also the winning number for this bingo card.   I think she will enjoy this card!

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2 - Week 2 - Day 3

The minute I saw Kelly's shaker box card, I knew exactly what I was going to do.  I can't believe I was embossing on vellum again, but I hated to cover the paper and the confetti.  The dots on the frame are my new enamel accents.  They shine and are raised up - I love them.  The reindeer is a die cut and I pieced a sweater on him, Rudolph that is!   All the guest artists today had some great ideas.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Week 2 - Day 2 - Card 2

My second effort

I seemed to have some extra time today and did one more card, inspired by all the embossing techniques.  I used an embossing pen on the petals before I folded them into the rosette.  I used brown ink on vellum and just hurried to the clear embossing powder and it worked!

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Summer Card Camp 2 - Week 2 - Day 2

Two cards today!

I am enjoying the embossing techniques.  Most of my stamps are Tim Holtz and I thought these would work.  The photo does not show the shine from the embossing, but it did resist the distress pen shading.  I colored some silver sequins the blue color.  A trick I have discovered is I use a metal dental pick and put it in the center hole and that holds the sequin while I color it. They are so tiny and uncooperative, this holds them down.  My fingers are no longer colored too!

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2 - Week 2 - Day 1

I love the colors for this week and the sketches look inspiring.  This card came together fairly easy as I pretty much duplicated Kristina's efforts.  But, this is for my husband who after 5 days last week, has looked at so many cards, gets one for himself!  The cute "i love you" stamp, believe it or not, was in the Walmart 97 cent bin.  What a find!

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2 - Day 5

I have to say this is the third sketch layout - otherwise you might have never figured out what I was doing.  I think there is a reason not too many people have done that sketch, I found it difficult to interpret.  I used the bonus color selection number 5, of greens and purples.  I pieced scraps of purple together to cut out the stars.  I have learned the tone on tone stamping in these classes and enjoy the subtle look it gives.  It takes a plain piece of paper and makes it magical.

I enjoyed last week so much.  All the nice comments people have left on my blog certainly added to the excitement.  Thank you . . .

Friday, July 12, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2 - Day 5

 I used color selection number two since I like the brown and black.  The window is a great idea and for some reason, it seemed to take a long time to pull together.   I did not follow a sketch, I just followed Kristina!  It is hard to see in the photo, but the brown is done in a wood grain embossing.  Looked like a tree to me so out came the owl!

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2 - Day 4

I loved this challenge.  It was fun to watch the teachers rush around!  This is a Bigz die and I cut 2 white ones (back and the front for mounting the colors to) and 5 different color papers.  I glued all the pieces together and attached to the card back.  Inside is not much room to say anything, but I figured the front said it all.  Ten minutes?  Not quite.  I did it in 10:52 and eliminated doing the stamp in embossing powder.  My card today saved me probably two hours!!

I bought a big 12 x 12 pack of paper of photo real shots.  It has never worked for any cards since the designs are way too big.  But, I pick out a complimentary one for the picture I take each day of my cards.  That looks like ribbon, but is just paper . . . .

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2 - Day 3

Thinking outside of the box, I die cut the ends of the tabs as something different.  My camera is a Tim Holtz mover and shaper die and I cut out it out of a plastic peanut can lid.  It has a nice vinyl shine and some thickness.  These steel cut dies go through anything.  It is fun to spot a new thing to cut from.   Enjoying all the tips we are learning from teachers and each other!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2 - Day 2

The challenge of this class is to make do with what you have!  I used a pretty solid background stamp to drag for the stripes.  I colored it with stamp markers to get the "class colors".   This is a wonderful technique and I will use it again.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2 - Day 1

I got lucky!  I found some paper with all the colors of the challenge.  As Kristina implied, I turned it around for a different angle.  I made a stamp out of the die cut so I could also stamp the word "happy".  My thick happy has 2 layers of styrofoam from plates from the dollar store.  The  foam cuts easily and adds dimension.  The lady reminds me of a waitress in an old diner.  I love it!