Sunday, July 24, 2011

Final Card for Summer Card Camp 2011 :-(

Well, the Summer Card Camp 2011 has come to a close.  What a wonderful opportunity it has been to learn new techniques, glean advice and suggestions from the "experts", and to be challenged with color combinations I may have never thought of on my own.  This card was made using the color scheme for Week 4 of the Camp as shown below:

For the background behind the flower, I tried Jennifer McGuire's "finger-inking" technique.  First I stamped the background with Hero Arts Envelope Pattern stamps with Versamark ink, then heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  Then I applied the finger-inking technique using Distress Inks.  The flower was stamped with a Brilliance "Peacock" (3-tone) ink pad. I cut the flower out, then applied it to a sky blue card stock and cut again leaving a border of blue.  The flower was then applied to the background using foam adhesive dots to give it a dimensional look.

Again, the Card Camp was a BLAST, and I can't wait for the next one.  Hopefully, next time I won't go on vacation right in the middle of it.  Had a GREAT time in Canada though!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


This is my last post for a last card for the Summer Card Camp for a while.....  :(  However, I'm soooooo EXCITED because I'm going to hit the road for Canada to visit my daughter and son-in-law. YAY!!!!!!  If you happen to be reading this post, say a prayer for me for safe travel!!  Blessings to all!

Heartfelt Wishes

Here's another card for the Summer Card Camp based on Week 2's color combo.  I love these colors and have had a lot of fun working with them.  Once again, the stamps are all colored in with Distress Inks misted with water to create "watercolors".  I love the affect they give and the way they blend together so nicely.  I added some Distress Stickles to the butterfly to give it a bit of a sparkle.

Monday, July 4, 2011

One more card with the summer colors for the Summer Card Camp.  I'm very pleased with the way this one turned out.  I stamped the image (one big Magenta stamp), then heat-embossed with white embossing powder.  Once again, I "watercolor painted" with Distress Inks.  I thought about putting a sentiment on it, but I was afraid it might take away from the look.
For this card, I decided to use a technique taught by Shari Carrol called "Watercolor with Distress Inks".  The technique is simple, just stamp the distress ink directly onto a clear acrylic block, spritz with water, and paint.  I like the watercolor affect and I LOVE the fact that you can use Distress Inks to achieve it.  Distress Inks have got to be the most versatile ink pad ever made!!!

This picture was taken at an angle in order to see the shiny, pearly affect of Perfect Pearls mixed with water and sprayed onto the stamped image.  I LOVE this effect!!

These cards were made for the Summer Card Camp using the new color combo for the week as shown below:

Sunday, July 3, 2011

I must say, I am really pleased with this card.  I stamped the image with black ink, then colored it with colored pencils.  I love how the colors are so bright, and I love the stamped image on kraft paper.  This card cheers me up :)

Window Card

This was my third attempt at a "window" card.  First two were not too cool!!  I found that getting the sentiment stamp on the acetate was more challenging than I thought!  I kept smearing the ink.  This one stamped without smudging, but I had to cheat a little bit and fill in some of the black on the sentiment with a felt pen.  Anyway, I'm pleased with it overall.  I'll keep practicing, because, as they say (whoever 'they' are) Practice makes Perfect! BTW, I must give credit to Jennifer McGuire for her inspiration.  She does some amazing work, so be sure and check out her web site!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

OCC Card #3

This card was also made for the Online Card Class, only I used a different color combo.  I'm always challenged with making masculine cards.  I actually copied the card idea from an example made by  the very talented Kristina Werner   I love the color combination.