I am mixing the Paper Smooches challenge with Day 4 of the Online Card Classes, Spring Card Camp 2 lesson.
I used the sets Courteous Cuties and Courteous Cuties 2, along with the Thanks Word Die to complete the card. The paper is from Gina K Designs in the gradient of turquoise colors: Sea Glass, Ocean Mist, Turquoise Sea, and Tranquil Teal for the cardbase. The white is Hobby Lobby 110 pound heavy cardstock.
I love the set with the bear and the sentiment set that matches. The class lesson was to use a repeating die or stamp set in creating a rainbow of words. I thought the gradient colors worked for this idea.
Day 10 is all about letter substitution. I have a stamp set by Maymay Made It called Noel. It is designed for letter substitution as it comes with Christmas images to substitute for the letter O or the E. I pulled out a stamp from The Stamps of Life penguins4Christmas, and used the gift for the letter E. To decorate the gift boxes I found a piece of patterned paper that had gold foil gifts all over it and I used it for inspiration. I used a gold Sharpie marker and a gold gel pen to decorate the boxes, like the patterned paper. I added dots all over the background with the gold gel pen, then added a strip of gold foil to the bottom of the card front.
I am slow posting the cards I have created as I go through the class. Today is Day 12, and this post will allow you to catch up with all I have created.
Day 3 was all about embossing with stencils. I watched the class video, tried getting my sandwich correct for my Big Shot and it wasn’t working. I finally went into the Gina K library and found a card she created a couple of years ago with the Cuttlebug. That was perfect for me, as I was able to get my sandwich correct. I embossed several pieces of cardstock, which are waiting to be used on a future date.
Day 6 was color blocking where the assignment was to either use embossing folders to create texture or use a stamp and heat emboss. I used the MFT Flourish background stamp on SU cardstock that is quickly retiring in color. These colors are Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch, Blueberry Bushel and are heat embossed with Gina K Designs white embossing powder. The die is from Sizzix, part of a card die set. I enjoyed this class quite a bit and have pieces of this embossed paper left for other cards.
Day 7 was all about Vellum. For the first card I used the Flower Power die by Sizzix and Stephanie Bernard. I used a piece of scrapbook paper and tried laying the vellum on it, but it was too much lavender, so I finally decided it looked good on black. It needed the white behind the vellum and black to balance it, so I grabbed the Hello die, from Gina K Designs and cut the black Hello. By this time I had a large piece of black cardstock with adhesive on the back, so I keep cutting Hello dies from this cardstock, placing them on the card for a greeting.
The second card was fun to create. I placed the Friendship Blooms set in my MISTI and stamped it with black ink, followed by Versamark and used clear embossing powder. I simply do not like black embossing powder, so I usually use either regular black ink or a black pigment ink and clear embossing powder. The vellum overlay has a circle cut in the center for the flower to show through and a white frame added. I liked this card better then the one with lavender. The Hello die and the stamp set remained on my desk and MISTI for quite a while, so they both keep getting used.
Thanks for reading this post and sharing in my class creations.
I am posting several days of cards. I posted each on Split Coast and to the class from there. They were many new concepts for me and enjoyable to create.
The fishy one is Day 1. I had trouble making an initial like Kristina Werner showed in the video, so I finally went with a circle. I used a few Gina K Design ink colors and ink blended. Then when the ink was dry, I added fish from The Stamps of Life Under the Sea set. The word birthday and the Wishes die came from the Elegant Asters Card Kit from Gina K Designs.
This was Day 2, Make you own Stripes. I followed fell Buddy, Judy’s advice, in making sure to cover each inked stripe before moving on to the next one. I used a combination of painter’s tape and very low tack, purple tape. I managed to leave a few white stripes I liked it, so I made a few more white by not butting my tape exactly next to the one inked. The stamps are from Maymay Made It, called New Creation and Positive Vibes. I did add a few stripes of glitter pen. I enjoyed this once I began creating it .
This is for Day 5, Stencil Shading. The idea is to give a vintage look to your stenciling. This is a new concept for me, but was quite easy once I began. I used Memento inks and a Hero Arts ink pad, along with my blender brushes. The instructor began with Warm Glow ink by GKD, but I do not own that ink so I used Desert Sand as that is my lightest brown ink. Then I added the pink from Hero Arts and the green from Memento. I used the sentiment from Wreath of Wishes, thinking this will be a good anniversary or wedding card.