Monday, May 25, 2020

Spring Card Camp 2, Day 20

Today's lesson: Window Weaving

I did it! I finished every class for 20 days. I love that I learned some new techniques that I will certainly use in the future.Today was such a class. So simple to do but what an impact. And in the process, you use up scraps, so it's a win-win-win. Here we go.

Also, if you are interested in taking any of the Online Card Classes (and I highly recommend them; I've taken several) you can sign up anytime and take the class at your leisure. You will get the pdf download handouts for each day, videos, and you can access any time or as many times as you like thereafter. Check them out! Online Card Classes

Lots of paper scraps
My Favorite Things, Hearts Trio Dies
My Favorite Things, Hello There word dies
My Favorite Things, Sweet dies
My Favorite Things, Little Love Notes stamps
Hexagon dies, foam tape

Spring Card Camp 2, Day 19

Today's lesson: Must-try Mono-printing

This class was so much fun. I know I said just yesterday that abstract backgrounds might be my favorite, but this technique today was so much fun it was hard to stop making cards! For each time you do the technique, you get two cards, so you can see how it could become a problem if you made something like 8 or 10 prints - 16-20 cards!! But I didn't go quite THAT far.

Here are my prints. IRL they look like fabric prints! So pretty.

 This time I decided to try masking.

And my finished cards. Which do you like best? I can't decide!

Distress Oxide Inks
My Favorite Things stamps, dies, cardstock
My Creative Time stamps and dies
Altenew stamps
Memory Box grapevine wreath die
Ellen Hutson, deer head die
Lawn Fawn, joy word die
Embossing powder, foam tape, scor-tape, vellum

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Spring Card Camp 2, Day 18

Today's lesson: Colorful Abstract Backgrounds

Super simple backgrounds that anyone with an ink pad or two can accomplish in minutes. I super love this technique. For my card I grabbed three of the few oxide inks I have - the first three on the top of the stack. And they worked so well together, I love the finished result. I will be using this technique in the future with lots of different color combos. Check out my completed card!

Jury is still out with a few days to go yet, but I think this might be my favorite class.

Distress Oxide Inks, Spun Sugar, Peeled Paint, Squeezed Lemonade
Altenew, Peony Bouquet
Altenew, Beautiful Day, sentiment
My Favorite Things, Hello word die
Technique Tuesday, label die
Clear embossing powder

Friday, May 22, 2020

Spring Card Camp 2, Day 17

Today's lesson: Lining Up Pieces w/ Background Dies

Ok, disclaimer: I don't own any background dies!! In all the thousands and thousands (not exaggerating) of dies here in my craft room, I do not have a single background die. Therefore, I had to get extra creative for today's class. I hope it works okay for this technique. Perhaps I should add one or two background dies to my stash just because I will probably use them if I have them. LOL

Anyway, here's my card.

Distress Inks, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Shaded Lilac
My Favorite Things, cloud dies from Up In The Air set
My Creative Time, umbrella die, banner die and sentiment
Copic markers, foam tape

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Spring Card Camp 2, Day 16

Today's class: Wonderful Watercolor Wash

We're getting toward the end of camp with just four more days to go. I have to admit, I didn't think I'd be able to keep up with all 20 days, but I haven't missed one yet, so it's looking like I might actually graduate. Although my card today isn't exactly a "wash" - Haha!!!

Now, let me first say, I love watercolor - BUT, I have no watercolors in my craft supplies. I know, right?!! No watercolor palette, no watercolor markers or pencils...honest! I have such an array of gorgeous colors of Distress Inks, I use those instead. There really is no need for watercolor paints if you have any of these ink pads. That said, however, today I didn't use the ink pads. I wanted much more vibrant colors so instead I used the refill inks. Oh my goodness. I might just use them instead of the ink pads from now one when I want a brighter shade of color. What do you think?

Distress Ink refills - barn door, carved pumpkin, squeezed lemonade
My Favorite Things, Chalkboard Greetings sentiment
My Favorite Things, Fall florals

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Spring Card Camp 2, Day 15

Today's class: Easy Shakers

I love making shaker cards. For some reason though, it's been a while since I made one. So today's class was extra fun. Here's my shaker card for Day 15.

If you look closely you can see the faint background of coffee cups, spoons and beans images. Super cute stamps by Altenew.

Altenew, Coffee Love stamps and dies
Paper Smooches, Cyber Cafe, sentiment
Acetate, foam tape, distress ink, seed beads, sequins, twine

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Spring Card Camp 2, Day 14

Today's lesson: Watercolor Inspired by Children's Art

My card today was inspired by a piece painted by my granddaughter, Mila, a few years ago. I hope I did her proud.

Products used:
Distress Inks
Neat and Tangled, Typed Sentiments

Monday, May 18, 2020

Spring Card Camp 2, Day 13

Today's class: Spotlight Die Cut Background

Love the new release by My Favorite Things. The dies are from the new set called Main Squeeze. The sentiment is from another MFT sentiment set called Sending Smooches.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Spring Card Camp 2, Day 12

Today's class: Geometric Patterns From Basic Shapes

Use your imagination. This class was a fun one and with all the extra pieces I have left after deciding which ones to use on my card, I'll be able to make a few more cards as well. The colors you may recognize from yesterday's class. I used scraps left from that class for today's lesson. This one is a great way to use up small pieces and have a bunch of cards on hand for any occasion. Here's my first one for today.

Here's the second card. I just used up a ton of the pieces I had left over. I think I like this one better than the first. LOL The cactus die is by Paper Smooches, sentiment from Simon Says Stamp.

I used the Color Combos die set by Waffle Flower to cut out a bunch of small squares, rectangles, and triangles.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Spring Card Camp 2, Day 11

Today's lesson: Anti-Coloring

What? ANTI-coloring you say? Yep. We're making colorful cards without the use of coloring!! No  markers, pencils or any coloring medium! It's a striking affect as you will see. Let's go ....

For my first card I used this older image by My Creative Time's, 'Mom' stamp set. I love this bunch of flowers. They are a great size, not too small and not too large, so coloring doesn't take a long time if you decide to use it that way (which I have several times). It comes with a coordinating die which makes it so easy to use.

You can see it looks like I used a background stamp on the pink panel, but really I just stamped the image multiple times then heat embossed. Next I stamped the image in black on white card stock, again multiple times, then die cut them and placed over the panel with foam tape, leaving plenty of area behind so you can see the embossing, then trimming off the overhanging portions. The sentiment is heat embossed in white on black card stock and mounted with foam tape.

For the second card, I used the design idea a little differently. Instead of one large design repeated, I used several small coordinating shapes. I think it worked out just as well!

Products Used:
Card 1
My Creative Time, Mom stamps and dies
Ellen Hutson, Modern Succulents sentiment
Ellen Hutson, Hex Frames, sentiment label
Versamark embossing ink
Clear embossing powder, white embossing powder, foam tape

Card 2
Ellen Hutson, Modern Succulents stamps and dies
Ellen Hutson, Everyday Punnies sentiment
My Favorite Things, Sweet Succulents stamps
My Favorite Things, Let's Stick Together stamps
My Favorite Things, Stitched scallop edge die
Versamark embossing ink
Clear Embossing powder, foam tape

Spring Card Camp 2, Day 10

Today's lesson: Letter Substitution

I don't use this technique much, but I do love it. I might have to start using it more often, ya think so? So many adorable ways of subbing letters with sweet images, the ideas are endless!! Here's my take on today's class using the newest release by My Favorite Things, Hanging With My Gnomies.

Products used:
My Favorite Things, Hanging With My Gnomies *new release
My Favorite Things, Straight From The Heart arrow die
My Favorite Things, Meant to Bee
Quickutz Diesel alphabet dies
Doodlebug Design, Hip Hip Hooray 6x6 paper pad
Jaded Blossom, Kawaii Sentiments
Copic markers, foam tape

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Spring Card Camp 2, Day 9

Today's lesson: Cloud Gazing

Yeah. I never heard of it either in all my years of crafting. Basically, it's using your imagination to create something different from the intended purpose of the die or stamp. That I can do. LOL

Here's my take on today's class.
The clouds are actually popcorn, and the birds and wings are leaves.

I started with a variety of hearts, leaves and triangle dies.

I cut out a bunch of shapes then played with them a bit and cut some of them in half.

I ended up with these cute little critters! You may see the mouse on a future card.

Use your imagination and see what you can come up with! It's fun to see what you can create from something completely different than your end result.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Spring Card Camp 2, Day 8

Today's lesson: Faux Dip Dye

I'm not sure I captured the technique but I like the end result. :) I don't have watercolors so I used Distress Inks and watercolor paper. The sentiment and image are from Paper Smooches.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Spring Card Camp 2, Day 7

Today's class: Vellum Overlays

Vellum border.

Vellum snowflakes over inked background.

My Favorite Things, Sketch Challenge 488

This set in the new release is so pretty, I can't stop using it. LOL It's called Main Squeeze and it makes the crispest, cleanest impressions. Here is one of three cards I've made with it so far. (The other two can be found in the previous post under Spring Card Camp 2, Day 6.)

Thanks for looking! :)