Sunday, July 14, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2: Cards #5, 6 & 7 & one from Sage, too



I have a a few cards to share today...

These first two cards were ones I made on Friday to give to Sage & Jonah's swimming instructors (it was their last day of lessons.) I made them both for the 10 minute challenge, but cannot find the photos I took of my times. I know I was successful on both, though, so you'll just have to take my word for it. LOL!

Because their swimming instructors are both teenage boys, I wanted to make the cards more masculine.


This first one is for Sketch #3 and a modification of the colour combo for Week 1. I created my background using PTI cardstock (aqua mist, hawaiian shores, classic kraft.) I stamped the palm trees from WMS My Island in dark chocolate and added a PTI double-ended banner die cut, stamped with a sentiment from My Island (I had to check online to see what it meant, but it does mean thank you.) A couple of buttons finishes it off.


My next card uses the same stamp set, along with Sketch #1 (obviously a favourite of mine this week!) I layered the banner, cut using Melanie Bauer's technique from Day 3, over some Little Yellow Bicycle patterned paper and added some MME enamel dots to finish it off.


And my third card uses Jennifer McGuire's vellum technique from Day 5, Sketch #1, the last colour combo from the Additional Colour Combo list and my new WMS Fancy Feather's set.
I stamped the feathers to create the background and layered a vellum banner over top (once again cut using Melanie Bauer's technique from Day 3).


I stamped the sentiment using A Muse Studio Slate ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I cut out a leftover feather (from Clearly Besotted's Fancy Feathers set) that I had heat embossed on vellum for this card and adhered it to my card. I added some stitching, a button and twine to finish it off.


And lastly, Sage decided to play with my new WMS Fancy Feather's set, too. She stamped the background using the Week 1 colour combo. I helped her stamp the sentiment (from PTI's Movers & Shakers Sentiments) & extra feather onto the vellum and heat emboss them.


Thanks for looking!

19 comments:

Jacquie Southas said...

Fantastic cards Leigh - love how your cards based on the same sketch are so different. Sage created a beautiful card - love her colorful feathers!

MichelleZ said...

Great cards! I love vellum. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!

Kathryn A said...

I just received the CB feather stamps in the mail last week, and now after seeing yours and Sage's great cards, I can't wait to try mine! Sure wish I had those WMS sentiments, too--they're perfect with these stamps! Thanks for the inspiration!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Great job, Leigh, AND Sage!! What a magical array of beauties you have for showing today!!

Anita Rex said...

I love each and every one of your cards! Love Sages too! My favourite is the feather card! Love the background you created, looks like pattern paper and love the colors and velum!

Tonya Jastad said...

These are all great cards! I love those feathers(the palms too). Sage did a fabulous job! The yellow makes me smile.

Dana Nelson said...

Oooo, me likey!

Ashley Lydia said...

Fabulous cards ! I love the Mahalo cards, I just went to Hawaii three weeks ago and learned that word =) Looking at your awesome cards brought back gr8 memories =) Your feather cards are great too.

Karen C. said...

Beautiful cards, Leigh. I'm seeing the feather stamps popping up a lot. Great combination of design and colour details.

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous cards! I love that first set, and the incorporation of the vellum on the second too!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous cards, Leigh! I especially love the two swim instructor cards. :-)

I can see that Sage will be overtaking you in the creativity stakes in no time! Her card is beautiful!

Nora N. said...

What stunning cards. I love the rich colors on the beachy cards. I also like the colors you used with the feathers on your vellum card. Love, love, love your work.

Inkyfingers said...

Oh my Leigh, you have been so productive and I really like the variety of projects you came up with. I hadn't seen the My Island stamp set before and I think you showcased it beautifully.

Joyce said...

These are all fantastic. And, lucky me--they are made with stamps I have, so I will be pinning and making some of my own.

StephInOK said...

Your cards are so inspiring! Sage already has the look of a professional card maker! :)

StephInOK said...

All your cards are so inspiring! Sage has the talent of a professional cardmaker! :)

Geri said...

Love your beach-y designs and yours and Sage's feathers look so, SO pretty!!! (Well, I guess I should give a little credit to WMS, too!;)

TLady said...

HOW did I miss ALL of these GORGEOUS CARDS???????? THEY'RE FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Love these - the first two have me longing for a holiday, sigh!