SCC2: Week Two, Day Three

Today I CASEd the card shared by Julie Ebersole in Online Card Classes Summer Card Camp 2.

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Like Julie, I used a combination of patterned papers from the Studio Calico Sundrifter Collection. I added a bit of twine to the sentiment strip and dry embossed a natural-flecked cardstock for some texture. I found working with the combination of patterned papers to be a bit of a challenge. I followed Julie’s suggestion to take a photo of the elements you have chosen on the card before adhering them.

Unfortunately, the yellow-green feather paper isn’t showing up well in the photo. The paper has more “oomph” in real life.

Penny Black Flutters Meets Dots

Today, I’m sharing a card crafted with two of the new Penny Black’s Creative Dies –  Flutters (51-006) and Dots (51-009) – that I combined for a summer birthday card.

ButterflyBirthdaywebTo begin, I cut a piece of masking paper with the Dots die two times, side-by-side. I rotated the die 180 degrees before cutting with it a second time. I put the mask on white cardstock and used a combination of Distress Inks to color the cardstock. I then cut the dragonflies from the inked cardstock. The circle cutout on the white panel reveals a piece of lighter blue cardstock cut with the Dots die placed over the darker blue card base. To complete the card, I stamped one of the sentiments from the Friendship (30-160) set with Versafine ink.

SCC2: Week One, Day Four

Wow this week has flown by! It’s already Day Four of the Online Card Classes Summer Card Camp 2 class. My card is based on one shared by Marion Vagg.

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I guess I like using pastel colors more than I realized! To simplify this card, I used patterned papers from the Studio Calico Sundrifter paper pack. The die cuts are Lorelai Leaf from poppystamps and Moonlight Butterfly from Memory Box. The sentiment is from Mama Elephant Water Blooms.

SSC2: Week One, Day Three

Fabulous cards in the Online Card Classes Summer Card Camp 2 class today from the guest designers. I modeled my card on the one shared by Laura Bassen with a few changes.

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Although I normally shy away from pastels, the Atlantic paper from Studio Calico has some great patterns that reinforced my nautical theme and still kept to this week’s color palette. Laura stitched her banners on the left side. I adhered mine to a rectangular panel on the left, which is shorter in width than the banners, allowing the banners on the right to “flutter.” Without the stitching, the left side needed a little “something,” so I added the twine.

Supplies: Memory Box anchor die; Simon Says woodgrain cardstock; MFT fishtail die; Studio Calico and October Afternoon patterned papers; twine; Simon Says “you” die cut and stamp; Versamark; Hero Arts embossing powder

Mimi at Play

This past weekend, I took time off from cardmaking to watercolor some of the images from the Penny Black Mimi at Play set with Distress ink pads and markers. I find that I need to color the images several times before I’m happy with my results!

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I paired Mimi with a sentiment from the Friendship set and a die-cut window. To cut out that area between her toy horse and the rocker, I cut off the rocker, cut out the paper, and then reattached the rocker with dimensional tape. 🙂

Summer Card Camp 2: Pre-Class Challenge

As I mentioned in this post, I’m participating in the pre-class color challenge for the Online Card Classes Summer Card Camp 2. The camp starts July 7 and runs for three weeks.

The pre-class color challenge palette consists of peachy pink, light blue, light gray, dark gray and white. With this card, I went a completely differently direction from the previous one.

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To make it easier to adhere the die cut chevrons, I put Be Creative (Sookwang) tape onto the back of the cardstock strips before die cutting. I then used tweezers to peel the chevrons and place them onto the card.

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Remember when I mentioned in this post that I wanted to create a similar card using an anchor charm and white cord? Well, that’s what I did on this card using the Penny Black Roman Surround background stamp paired with a sentiment from the Friendship set and a die cut anchor.

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This card is somewhat unusually sized – it’s 4 1/2 inches wide by 5 1/4″ tall. I’m still practicing my nautical knots and would like to learn some fancier ones for card making. Nylon rope has a tendency to unravel and it loosens easily, so for this card I simply tied a knot! I stapled the cord at the two sides with a Tim Holtz mini attacher.

Pinspired Challenge #8

Welcome! It’s time for another Pinspired Challenge. The photo is for you to interpret anyway you want. Be inspired by the colors, the style, the theme – it’s up to you!

This challenge is sponsored by Timeless Twine who are offering the winner a $10 gift certificate to their online store.

For my card, I drew from the texture of the cake, the colors of green/tan/white, and the themes of spring and love. It’s rare for me to make a card without a lot of stamping, however, I did stamp the hearts using the woodgrain circle in the “My Happy” stamp set before die-cutting them.

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Now, it’s your turn. Head on over to the Pinspired Challenges blog to see the creations from the rest of the “Pin Heads” and find out the details for playing along. Three runner ups will be chosen and win a “Pin Pal” badge for their blog. A winner, who will also be chosen by the “Pin Heads,” will win a “Pin Perfect” badge for their blog along with the prize from Timeless Twine. We can’t wait to see your creations!

Pinspired Challenge #7

Welcome! It’s time for another Pinspired Challenge. The photo is for you to interpret anyway you want. Be inspired by the colors, the style, the theme – it’s up to you!

This challenge is sponsored by Timeless Twine who are offering the winner a $10 gift certificate to their online store.

I was inspired by the image’s theme and design. I used two different cloud dies to achieve the cloud cover. I die cut vellum adhered to Be Creative tape so that I could easily adhere the clouds. Rather than use rain drops on my card, I die cut three colorful umbrellas.

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Head on over to the Pinspired Challenges blog to see the creations from the rest of the “Pin Heads” and find out the details for playing along. Three runner ups will be chosen and win a “Pin Pal” badge for their blog. A winner, who will also be chosen by the “Pin Heads,” will win a “Pin Perfect” badge for their blog along with the prize from Timeless Twine. We can’t wait to see your creations!

Supplies: Stampin’ Up and Memory Box cardstock; dimensional tape

Pattern Play: Day 1 Revisited

Today I’m sharing another card from the Online Card Class Pattern Play class. This card is inspired by one of Jennifer McGuire’s from the Day 1 lesson.

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My favorite aspect of the lesson was Jennifer’s explanation on how to choose coordinating patterns. Jennifer’s card combined a floral with three tone-on-tone patterns. As I recall her papers were from several different companies. Since I’m still taking “baby steps” with patterned paper, I combined papers from the Basic Grey “Paper Cottage” pad choosing just one paper with a multitude of colors (the second heart from the top). This technique makes paper paper combining so much easier! The hearts are popped up with dimensional adhesive to give some depth.

Supplies: Spellbinders banner die