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!

25 comments:

Betty said...

love every one of them but especially the clean and last one.

Lee said...

Beautiful cards and such lovely colours. I do love the Hero Arts background stamp too. Love the CAS look of the first and last cards.

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I had a hard time with this color combo this week too - I yearn for bright colors. I MUST get my hands on WPlus9's Fresh Cut Florals soon - they are gorgeous and so I'm glad you used them on more than one card!

Miriam Prantner said...

Another beautiful set of cards! You are really perfecting these new techniques!

Stacy Kay Brais said...

Lovely cards :)

Danielle said...

These are so pretty, Leigh! I have trouble making CAS cards too, but I always like when others make them! Love that embossing!
Dani

Suzanne said...

OH MY! I love them ALL! You amaze me, Leigh! They're all gorgeous!

Joyce said...

Wow, Leigh. These are all amazing.

Megan Carroll said...

Great cards Leigh!!

MichelleZ said...

Fabulous! They're all beautiful, Leigh. My favorite is the one with the triangles. Gorgeous! But I love them all. :) I've really enjoyed seeing your class projects. Thanks for posting them.

Amy Kolling said...

How do I pick just one favorite Leigh?? Seriously amazing and your stitching is just impeccable!!!!

Kara said...

beautiful cards!! love the triangles!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Dang, you are officially the teacher's pet, Leigh! These cards are A++++++ homework!!

Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) said...

Beautifully done Leigh on all your cards!!! I love them all!! I wish I had more time to play.

Susie Wittwer said...

They're all gorgeous Leigh!

Kathryn A said...

Oh, I'm so glad I stumbled on your cards tonight! You sure have a talent, Leigh. Love the background triangles and the "hello" card with the watercolour/dry embossing, especially! I can tell you're loving that Fresh Cut Florals stamp, too! They're a lot of fun!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

You are a card making machine Leigh! Great to see all the class lessons being put to use here. My favourites are the triangles one and the first one with that awesome background!

TLady said...

CONGRATS on being FEATURED!!!!!!!!!!! SOOOO MANY SUPER CARDS HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

Sonia said...

Fabulous cards, Leigh!

lcdzines said...

Beautiful cards...I love all of them! Congrats on being featured in the "Spotlight On You" today!!

Nora N. said...

Wow, wow and WOW!! Everyone of these cards is STUNNING!!! I love how you used this weeks color scheme for all of them. I found it so difficult to use and wound up throwing out so many cards!!

Lyndal said...

Just FABULOUS Leigh - thank you so much for sharing!!!!!

Barb Murphy said...

These are all fabulous...but the last card hooked me. I love the layered colors of this stamp set! I need it :)

Ruth G said...

So many wonderful cards! I love how you reused and adapted elements to use on different cards! What a lovely set they make together! I was coming to check out the Moxie Fab entries to see if anything would inspire me and was delighted by your fantastic creations! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

Cath said...

Hey Leigh! Thanks for linking this up to the Trendy Triangles challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)