Day 8 Homework

Flower dies, SimonSaysStamp Domed Arches Masks Stencil, Gina K Designs Leafy Stencil

Day 8 at Spring CardCamp 2022 was to create “realistic 3D flowers using die cut flowers. The lesson was taught by Caly Person and an alternate lesson by Dana Joy creating watercolored die cut flowers. So this was the only stand alone flower and leaf die in my stock of goodies and I opted for a more non-realistic grouping of flowers for my card. I like the background so I may try again but this time with flower stamps and dies.

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Day 7 Homework

Hero Arts Seashells Fancy Dies, Gina K Designs Gifts from the Sea sentiment, Distress Oxide Inks

Our class today at the Spring CardCamp 2022 was Faux Letterpress die cuts. Cut your die 3 times from heavy cardstock and once from vellum, glue together and ink the vellum layer in a pigment ink and run through your machine on emboss mode. Kristina Werner was the instructor on this class and our background was supposed to be water colored. Kristina used DO reinkers, however, as I do not own reinkers, I used the ink pads with water and a brush to achieve my background. If you look closely you can hopefully see my seashells faux letterpress. This was like following a Martha Stewart recipe…..looked good but didn’t turn out quite right. I do like my inked (water colored) background though.

Here’s my other attempt:

Hero Arts Jungle Frame Fancy Die, My Monthly Hero Jungle set, Taylored Expressions A2 thin cutting frame.

After die cutting the jungle frame 3 times from heavy cardstock and once from vellum, I inked the vellum in black soot distress ink. Well that made pretty much of a mess because my sandwich slid a little bit so I wiped off the black soot and cut another piece of vellum which I should have added to the back of my stack but decided to add to the top and the result gave me more of a raised embossed look. The other side which was watercolored didn’t really look that great so I added some more ink and water to this side. I like this look even though it didn’t fit the homework assignment.

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Day 6 Homework

Pinkfresh Studios Simply Blooms die, Hero Arts Smile Stamp and Cut, Taylored Expressions Lollipop, Gina K Designs Sweet Mango, Wilk Dandelion and Moonlit Fog inks.

SimonSaysStamp Detail Pincushion Plate die, Momenta flourish die, Taylored Expressions On Occasion Stamp & Die, Gina K Designs Navy, Dusty Rose and Hero Arts Grape Juice inks.

Today’s lesson at Spring CardCamp 2022 was Color Blocking using die cut cards. I was able to create the card using the same die and colors as the presenter Keisha Charles. Used press n seal after die cutting to keep all the pieces in order then chosing certain ones to color and then glue in place. The large pink flower petals are popped up on foam squares…clever….to give extra dimension. It did get a little confusing when I took all of the petals for the same color to be ink blended then forgot where they belonged. I had to fit some of them back in the die for the proper location. LOL.

The second card in the class uses color blocking by cutting apart the coverplate die. Angles were not my friend even with a diagram from Keisha, I couldn’t get it quite right but it’s better than horrible!!!! I even used a scrap template! I dry embossed the pincushion die before cutting it apart for a little more detail.

It was a fun day in class.

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Day 5 Make Up

Gina K Designs Lean On Me stamp set, Square Mandala stencil, SSS Script Hello, Bonnie word strip sentiment.

I decided to give another try to the Day 5 Spring CardCamp stamped wreath cards with no wreath template. Although not completely happy with my stamped wreath, I feel that the stencil added more interest to my “wreath”. I don’t think I am a wreath builder person but it was fun to try again which I was watching Grace & Frankie on Netflix.

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Day 5 Homework

Gina K Designs Better Together, Scripty Encouragement, Lots of Dots Instructor – Laura Bassen

Spring CardCamp 2022’s Day 5 lesson is to create a wreath without using a wreath builder template by measuring and marking lines in pencil. The concept works like GKD’s wreath builder which I prefer because my pencil lines are still visible to my eye!! Not thrilled with this one and definitely which I would not have added the circles in black! Oh well it was fun to try but I definitely prefer a wreath that is already designed.

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Day 4 Homework

Stampin Up Polka Dot background stamp, Taylored Expressions Squeeze the Day layering stencil and stamp combo, versamark, clear embossing powder Instructor – Heather Hoffman

SimonSaysStamp Party Balloons background stamp, SSS, Large Happy Birthday die, Midnight Blue and Peacock Green Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powder, gel press Instructor – Mindy Eggen

Spring CardCamp 2022’s Day 4 homework is all about emboss resist with twists. The concept is to stamp a background stamp in either clear or white embossing powder and with the top card use a layering stencil for the design. The second card’s twist was white heat embossed background stamp, using pixie powder or other similar product on gel press, activate with water and place the embossed panel on the gel press to pick up the color and shine.

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Day 3 Homework

Taylored Expressions Botanical Beauty Edger Stamp, Distress Oxide Inks, Bonnie Sentiment Strip, versamark, gold embossing powder

My dog ate my homework and I needed to start over! Wait, I don’t have a dog and I can’t even blame it on the cat either. LOL….I’ve fallen a little behind with the Spring CardCamp 2022 lessons but hopefully will catch up with a little cramming.

Day 3 hosted by Kristina Werner was Gel Press Cards and getting 2-For-1 Inked backgrounds and even a 3rd one. The above card came off the gel press and the one below was made by rolling off the ink on my brayer on another piece of cardstock. I did have a 3rd background after spraying the gel press with water, letting it dry, then adding some more ink over a stencil but it wasn’t my favorite so I’ll be saving that until I decide what I want to do with it. Maybe spray it with more water!!! I may be a little heavy handed with both the ink and the brayer but all in all it was a fun project.

Darice embossing Folder, SimonSaysStamp Square Dance Stencil, Unity Deco Foil Adhesive Transfer Sentiment

After running the embossing folder through my Big Shot, I swiped on a little Distress Oxide ink to the tree would be visible.

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Tiny Mosiac Flower

Can You Handle the Pressure Challenge

Anything goes with an embossing folder + adding the flower twist is the new challenge at Can You Handle The Pressure blog.

My card includes a rectangle and Spellbinder’s classic circles nestabilities embossed using the Cuttlebug Tiny Mosiacs embossing folder. The card base is ivory as are the layering pieces for the two embossed pieces. My flower twist uses a piece of patterned paper from my stash. Those cute little white flowers and the pop of orange and blue seemed just what this card needed for a little more interest in the otherwise neutral colors. The sentiment stamped in brown ink is Taylored Expressions On Occasion stamp set with matching die. And just for good measure and another pop of color I decided to die cut a petal from an unbranded die. Just what is a flower without it’s petals or in this case it’s leaf?

Day 2 Homework

Joseph’s Coat technique with stencils hosted by Cathy Zielske

Spring CardCamp 2022 Day 2’s lesson was using the Joseph’s Coat technique with a stencil. This is a great technique and creates a dramatic image. I’ve done a few cards using this after Gina K included this technique on one of her YouTube videos. Today’s card includes Distress Oxide inks in Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron and Black soot. Hero Florals Stamp & Cut sentiment and lady bug, and the stencil is a Waverly Floral Ornate stencil which I believe I purchase at my local Hobby Lobby.

My second card is a twist on the Joseph’s Coat hosted by Jessica Frost-Ballas and challenged me to used layering stencils, ink one layer, clean off, then replace and ink with versamark and clear embossing powder, repeat for all layers. I think this may have worked better with a layering stencil that does not overlap the other layers image but I think it still turned out pretty cool.

Gina K Designs Ocean Mist, Blue Raspberry, Wild Lilac and Black inks, versamark, clear embossing powder, Taylored Expressions Balloon Party layering stencil and SSS pre-printed sentiment strips.

Another fun day in school. Thanks for stopping in for a peek. I appreciate you and your time. Take care and be safe.