Saturday, July 13, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2 - Day 4

Happy weekend!

I've been trying to catch up with my homework and want to show you my card for Day 4 of class. They gave us a challenge to create a card in 10 minutes - yikes! I've never tried that before. They did say that it was all right to have everything you are going to use, set out and ready to go before hitting the stopwatch - whew! That really helped! 

A very simple card, that's for sure. I quickly die-cut the clouds and bird, colored them with markers and adhered them to the panel. I did add some Stickles to the bird for a bit more interest. You might think that die-cutting would make it more time consuming but it actually makes it quicker, as Kristina showed us.

It doesn't look like this card would take too long to create but I kept changing my mind on the design. Then it took me forever to get all the little back pieces off the dimensional adhesive I used to attach my white panel! 

I used a few of the colors from this week but did not stay too close to any of the sketches. I don't think a couple of the cards shared in the lesson did either, so I figured it would be okay.

As you can see, I made it in just under 10 minutes! 

I'm hoping to catch up on day 5 tonight or tomorrow. The cards they shared that day were so awesome!

Thanks for coming by - enjoy the rest of your weekend! :)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2 - Day 3

Hi there!

I'm sharing a card today which I created for Day 3 of Summer Card Camp 2. I happen to ADORE Laura Bassen! Not just her, but her videos, her cards and her amazing talent! She comes up with the coolest designs! So when I saw that she was one of the guest designers for Day 3, I was pretty darn happy. :)

All this week we are to use the same color combos and one of three sketches, so after watching Laura's video yesterday, and seeing her fabulous card, I created a similar one.

Laura used a beautiful, layered flower on her card. I decided to use a layered heart instead. She also did some white stitching, which looked awesome, but I don't own a sewing machine, so I added black faux stitching. The die-cut letters are from Hero Arts' Fancy Dies, Alphabet Uppercase die set.

I was in class for Day 4 this morning and as usual, loved the lesson. They challenged us to make a 10-minute card, which I'm hoping to do soon!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope your week is going well! :)

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2 - Day 2

Hi everyone! 

 I'm back today with another card from class and oh, my gosh, I love how it turned out! Sorry, I don't usually say that about my cards - I always feel like I'm being boastful and shouldn't do that, but I had so much fun creating it and am so happy with the results!

Shari Carroll was one of the guest designers today - need I say more? I adore her work and just HAD TO try her "drippy paint" technique. 

First, here is a photo of the supplies I used.

The stamps are from two different, Stamp Your Story sets from Hero Arts. That stamp at the top of the photo is what I inked up to create my painted "stripes." 

I spritzed with lots of water after inking up the stamp each time, then dragged the stamp down the paper and let it drip - sooo fun!

Shari used much lighter colors but I wanted to go bold, and am glad I did. :)

Thanks for the visit! 

Monday, July 8, 2013

Summer Card Camp 2 - Day 1

Hi there!

It feels so good to be creating cards again! My nasty wasp sting is just about healed and I am feeling so much better! I want to thank all of you for the sweet comments and get well wishes! :) 

I've got a card to share today. It's my homework from Summer Card Camp 2. We were given three sketches and a color combo to use. I chose the first sketch and used all the colors.

I turned the sketch on its side and used Jennifer's technique with the die-cut sentiment - cutting it six times to give it a bit more dimension. The large banner is what opens to view the inside, which I stamped with the same sentiment as the one I used to create the background.

And here's a close-up of the die-cut sentiment and sparkly hearts. I used a Wink of Stella Brush.

I loved day #1 of class and am looking forward to tomorrow's lesson. Just wish I had the week off from work to play more! 

Thanks for your visit! :)