Thursday, May 28, 2020

Spring Card Camp 2 - Day #17

Today's class required a lot of patience, foam, tweezers, and good lighting, lol!   We used background dies, with white and inked cardstock to create dimensional backgrounds with craft foam and/or foam tape.

The heart background die is from Taylored Expressions.  Some of the hearts were adhered with foam tape and some with glue, so there is a difference in dimension.   This is a really striking technique, but it does take a little time.   

Spring Card Camp 2 - Day 13

Day 13's class showcased spotlight die cutting.   You add die cuts to a card front, sponge ink overall, and then showcase some of the diecuts by cutting them in white cardstock.

To make this technique really effective, you adhere several diecuts together to give a lot of dimension.  I used four layers of diecuts on each image on this card.

Spring Card Camp 2 - Day 20

Day 20 of Spring Card Camp 2 was about window weaving.  This involves diecutting a shape on your card front, then weaving narrow strips of cardstock behind it.

I went for a rainbow woven background.  It doesn't show up in the photo, but there is a white glitter paper border around the card front and the sentiment is also covered in clear glitter.   The multi-colored weaving is a little bright for my taste; next time around I think I'll go for muted colors or a monochromatic color scheme.  

Spring Card Camp2 - Day 19

I'm behind on posting my cards from the lessons in Spring Card Camp2, and I'm posting these out of order, but at least the cards are done!

These cards were based on Day 19 - monoprinting.  This was a technique I hadn't tried before and in hindsight, I don't think I used colors that contrasted enough.  Maybe next time!

I added some stamped & die cut poinsettias to the Christmas holly backgrounds, and then some stickers and a sentiment to the bottom daisy monoprints.   

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Spring Card Camp 2 - Day #1

For the first day of Spring Card Camp 2, we learned about masking stamping to create some very cool alphabets.   Rather than make a card, I used the technique for this scrapbook page of my granddaughter.

I may add some journaling around the photo to finish off the page, but I do like the inked and stamped "A" using the class technique.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Spring Card Camp - final day!

For the last day of Spring Card camp, we learned about using floral stamps to create backgrounds and focal points on cards.  I used some Paper Smooches stamps to create a panel with randomly stamped leaves and flowers.

I diecut the dome shape from the panel and used the negative space on one card and the diecut shape on another card.  The sentiments are from Simon Says Stamp and Taylored Expressions.  Inks are from Altenew and Gina K.

This has been a jam packed 20 day card camp at Online Card Classes.  But, Spring Card Camp 2 started on May 6th, so there will be more techniques and cards to come!

Spring Card Camp - Day 19

Jennifer McGuire had today's lesson in Spring Card Camp and it was all about second generation stamping.  This is a neat way to get different shades from one ink pad. 

I used two stamp sets from The Ton for these cards:  Floral Bits 2 and Easy Expressions.  These are   great layering sets and the matching dies are a great add-on!  Now if I was just better at arranging flowers - both on cards and in real life, lol!