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Sunday, July 21, 2013

This card was a challenge for me, but I really like Tammy Tutterow's style, and she had a great tutorial in my Online card class! I had to try it! On her tutorial, she stamped the wood grain background, but I didn't have a wood grain stamp. I did have a nice embossing folder with this wood grain pattern by Darice. I ran it through some cored card stock, and I tried the dark brown cored card stock by Tim Holtz first and sanded it so the core would show through, but it was too dark. So I still used cored card stock but I used the back of it which is a more manila color and simply ran some Distress Walnut Stain over the embossed pattern. I did make the flowered background by stamping various flower images and coloring them in with copics and I did water color the background in Baja Blue ink. I then simply drew in my own stems and doodles. I finally found some plain seam binding so I could stain it myself. and that was fun to put the ink on my craft sheet, mist it with water and run my seam binding through it by mopping up the moisture of the water and inks with the seam binding and I crinkled it up and scrunched it so it would be wrinkled on purpose.There is a small vellum circle in the middle, and I did stitch along the edges and also in the circled stamped image. I did not have any felt to stain, so I used old book paper instead I made three layers of book paper and stained the top layer with Distress Peeled Paint, but I'm such a dork I put the card together with the book print words going upside down. I still like how the overall effect looks!

This card above was fun because the technique was  from week one and the technique was to create your own background with the class theme colors but first you had to make a penciled plaid background with a ruler and then stamp the inked flowers over that. Then erase the pencil lines after that, and the flowers should look a little textured. Mine kind of look that way, but I probably should have made more lines in my plaid. Then the next step was to emboss a nice sentiment in silver embossing powder on vellum. This helps soften the loud colors of the stamped background.
 This is a cute little round card made with my Circle Spellbinders. This card was from the second week of my Online Card Class.We simply just folded a piece of card stock and placed the round spellbinder die just over the top of the fold, so when the die is cut it is connected at the fold but still opens like a card. Then I used some wood designer paper and cut it out the same size circle and adhered to the card front. Then I found some coordinating blue dotted designer paper and cut it a few sizes smaller than the card. Then the next step was to make your own resist colored background. This is fun because you use Versamark clear embossing ink and stamp several flowers or one large flowered background stamp on white watercolor paper. Heat emboss with white embossing powder. Then on a craft sheet, lay down desired ink colors, and here I chose Distress Peeled Paint, and I even put some Baja Breeze ink down and spritzed with water. Then I lay the heat embossed water color paper over the ink, turned it over and let it dry. The next step was to make a vellum flag and heat emboss with a greeting sentiment. I tied the end with a bit of solid faded orange bakers twine. Cute little thing, aint' it?


This is another star shaped card from week one, using the theme colors and making a striped background with scraps! What a cute way to use up your scraps at the end of your project! The use of vellum is popular in this class, and I rather like it! A great way to use some of the vellum stash I've had for quite awhile!




1 comment:

stampingtoescape said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. Thought I would come see what your blog was all about. I really like these three cards from the Summer Card Camp II. I still haven't tried the circle or shaped card. It's on my list of things to try from the class. I guess I'll get around to them later in the summer. Good colors and good designs on your cards.

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