Friday, July 26, 2013
Summer Card Camp 2: Cards #15 - 19
I have five cards to share today that I made this week for the Summer Card Camp 2 class I've been enjoying immensely. I'm going to be so sad to see this class come to an end!
I used this week's colour combo on all of my cards, which I have to confess, was a bit of a stretch for me.
For my first card, I inked up my new Hero Arts background stamp (isn't it gorgeous?). On my first attempt, I tried to ink it up a second time with brown and then stamp over a bit, but the stamp is cling and I couldn't see well enough to make it work. So I stuck with one layer. ;)
I did follow Jennifer McGuire's cook trick for my diecut letters from Day 1. I usually line up my dies on my cardstock and then take a post it note and layer it over top, hoping they'll stay lined up. Jennifer suggested turning the post it not over and placing the dies upside down on the post it note to line them up. Then, you lay it over the card stock-- brilliant! The "l" is a little crooked though because I had to run it through a second time because I only have one "l" die. I also impressed it with my PTI Linen & Canvas IP, to remove the marks left by the dies.
The flower dies and stamps are Wplus9's Fresh Cut Florals.
For my second card, I decided to tackle Jennifer's layered background stamp technique a second time, using Mama Elephant's Trifecta set (which I stamped the outline in brown onto kraft cardstock and then stamped in some of the triangles in fresh snow, winter wisteria and aqua mist. Then I stamped over the cardstock using WMS woodgrain stamp in soft stone. For the sentiment, I stamped the same stamp onto the kraft cardstock in fresh snow. The sentiment is PTI's Think Big Favourites #5.
I'm linking up this card to the Trendy Triangles Challenge at Moxie Fab World, where I was inspired by this photo:
For my next two cards, I used Betsy Veldman's colourblocking with diecuts technique. I used some patterned paper from my stash and the Wonderful Words: Hello die and stamp set. I diecut the banners from white cardstock using my double-ended banner die. For the bottom one, I used Shari's coloured die cuts technique and swiped it with a lavender mist ink pad.
And on this card, I used the same techniques and the leftover hello diecut, as well as this week's third sketch.
I used Kim's watercolour + dry embossing technique from Day 3 this week for the bottom half of my card, using my PTI woodgrain impression plate and lavender moon ink. I diecut the scalloped border using PTI's heart border die. The little flowers at the top are left over from my first card. It's fun playing with the same colour combo all week-- I have left over stuff that I can use on another card! :)
And my last card uses a few more leftover stamped flowers.
This card was for Day 4's challenge to create a card in a style different than your own. I decided to go very CAS with my card...
I stamped some PTI Chevron Stripes onto a kraft diecut from PTI's Tag Sale #5. I added a double-ended banner die cut, stamped with a sentiment from WPlus9's Fresh Cut Florals. I layered on some flowers and tied on some twine and adhered it to my card using dimensional adhesive.
I was really hard to me to not mat it on some aqua mist cardstock and add some stitching! LOL!
I'm inking up my last card to Wplus9's Monday Mood Board #17.
Thanks for looking!