Friday, July 26, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2--Week 3, Day 5

New Color Combos

For today's final card I chose the color palette of blue, light yellow, peach, aqua and light moss green.  This simple card has an embossed banner, paper flower and gold letters on a vintage print mat placed on a light moss card. Gold pearls and gold stickles complete the card.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2--Week 3, Day 4

A Card for the Guys
Your little cowpoke, or big cowboy will appreciate this card for his special occasion
Background papers are layers as seen in one of this weeks sketches.  A barbed wire strip separates the papers.  Purple glitter paper frames were cut using Spellbinders stackable dies.  The horse and barbed wire are stamped with brown and punched circle balance the design.  The letters are cut with a Spellbinders alpha die.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2--Week 3, Day 3

I am inspired
Today using the colors and sketches, I was inspired to make this card for a friend.

I stamped, colored and cut out a pansy, then covered with diamond stickles. The mat is glossy card stock that I inked and dry embossed with a paisley print; then using Spellbinders circles made a cut out and a frame from purple cardstock.  The sentiment is from MSE.  The card is finished with ribbon and a bow and purple stickles dots.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2--Week 3, Day 2

Die Cutting Techniques
Today's home work was to try our hand at embossing die cuts.

Using this weeks color of two shades of purple, blue, I inked a sheet of card stock and then cut the large butterfly using a Spellbinders Shapeabilities die, then cut the two smaller butterflies from patterned paper with the other dies in this set. After embossing them with clear powder, I stacked them.  The banner is cut from a Starbucks hot drink sleeve.  The sentiment is from MSE. The scrolls are the punch outs from the large butterfly.  Stickles dots and a sheer bow complete the card.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2--Week 3, Day 1

This week we have challenging color combos, and some new sketches.

Since the purples are next to each other on the color wheel, they do go together, but it is tricky.  This is my interpretation:
This works because of the variegated ribbon that ties the two purples together.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2--Week 2, Day 5

Additional Color Combos

For our lesson today we were give additional color combos to create a card.
I chose white, gold , lavender, grey and purple.  The image is cut from a pattered paper--highlighted with lavender and gold stickles, then mounted on a purple and grey print and then a gold print highlighted with stickles.  A purple mat is centered on a white card then embellished with purple pearls and a gold sentiment.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2--Week 2, Day 4

Stretching Holiday Stamps

We received practical ways to use those holiday stamps year round.  

I stamped a partridge in a pear tree, masking out the pear and the words, then added a die cut scroll and gold sticker sentiment.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2--Week 2, Day3

My Inspiration
Today we had several samples of cards using the week's sketches and colors and a challenge to do our own card

I used the circle sketch and cut a circle die in the front of the card and then scattered circle with this week's colors punched from various print papers.  The inside of the card has a patterned strip with a glitter butterfly sticker peeking through the cutout.  A "celebrate" sentiment completed the card

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2--Week 2, Day 2

Heat Embossing

Today's lesson was all about heat embossing.  This card uses the week's colors with embossed butterflies.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2--Week 2, Day 1

Circle Card
This circle card, made with Sizzix circle dies, opens vertically.  This was made using this weeks colors and sketches

Friday, July 12, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2--Week 1, Day 5

Alternate Color Combination
For this card I made a dove gray card, with a soft blue frame with a punch out of a daisy backed by yellow and flowers of soft pink, bright pink, and butter yellow.  A chipboard sentiment says "Friends make life so sweet. Pearl drop highlights on the petals and a gray satin ribbon complete the card.

Summer Card Camp 2--Week 1 Day 4

10 Minute Card Challenge

This elegant card only took about 5 minutes to make

Cut a piece of patterned paper 9-1/2 by 4-1/2 inches
Fold in third, then fold top third diagonally
Fold top diagonal in 1/4 inch hills and valleys starting at point
Fold the pleated diagonal in half, bring points together to form leaf
Cut contrasting triangle and glue under leaf
Glue folded leaf to top of card
Decorate with punched leaves and add
sticker sentiment.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2--Week 1, Day 3

Today's lesson featured stitching on cards.  I stitched a gold foil panel on a dark rose card using a decorative shell stitch.  The word panel is composed of rose, gold, aqua, copper and light aqua strips with a "Wish" sticker attached.  A copper, rose and white chipboard medallion completes the card

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2--Week 1, Day 2

Todays lesson was on blending colors.  For the banner, I blended dark rose, turquoise, gold, and copper inks to make the background for the banner.  Pearl paint highlights the edge.  The words are die cut from dark rose with rose pearls for dots.  White silk flowers with pearl centers finish the banner which is attached to a turquoise card misted with gold.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2--Week 1, Day 1

This card is made using the color palette for the week and one of the sketches.  The golden yellow card is highlighted with Diamond Stickles.  A rectangle of mulberry patterned paper is background to an aqua foil piece.  The word sticker is attached to a copper banner.  A white foam star finishes the card.