2 More Patterned Paper Cards

June 26th, 2016 klwade Posted in Cardmaking | No Comments »

I wanted to try to add two more patterned paper cards.

I felt really unproductive today and making cards will automatically make me productive.  Right??

My first card was a overlay of mountain scenes with a little camper.   I really liked this camping paper that I bought the other day.  What is it with me and camping.  Must mean I want to go.

Make Me a Happy Camper

 

My second card is from the same paper pack.  It was some feathers on a kraft colored paper.  I recently bought some gold Inka Gold and I wanted to play with it.   I used a stencil over the paper and added a paper cut feather and a real feather dipped in gold glitter.

Bird Feather in Gold

 

It is a little hard to see the quote.  So here is a close up.

Bird Feather in Gold words

 

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Reverse Stenciling Sympathy Card

June 26th, 2016 klwade Posted in Cardmaking | No Comments »

I wanted to try the reverse stenciling card on the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge #253.

I thought it would be easy.

I was wrong.

I started with the Hero Arts Bold Floral stencil.  In my mind it would be a beautiful background of floral prints with some special floral arrangements on top.

The angels would sing to the glory of my creation!   It looked horrible.  I should have taken a before shot.  Really, it was bad.

I picture the angels walking away, wings drooping, heads shaking in disappointment.

It looked blotchy and sad against the white background.  So I decided to ink over the whole card front hoping to make everything blend together.

Now it look like a blotchy card with ink on it.

Big Sigh!

I finally blended ink making sure I was color matching each flower.  OK now it looked better.  Then I water spritzed it.   Much better.  Used a border die to tidy up the edges.  Even better.

I stamped out some florals.   Egads.  They looked horrible on the card.  I tried every trick in the book.  I finally die cut a Papertrey Swirly pattern in a copper shine paper and I really liked it.

The florals still looked horrible.

I ditched the florals and did a Boutique Border and embossed it in a copper/bronze powder.  Ok, that looked better.

I finally put it all together and called it a day.

 

Days it took to design and re-design the card – 4 days

Number of die cuts not used in the card: 8

Hours of frustration and thinking about the card: 16

Number of Angels smiling at my final creation: Priceless

golden sympathy

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Hello Beautiful

June 24th, 2016 klwade Posted in Cardmaking | 4 Comments »

On the Simon Says Stamp blog I saw a pretty card made by Yana Smakula that was just sooo pretty.

Simon Says Stamp | Tips for stamping floral patterns. Video

I had the Hello Beautiful stamp from the February 2016 card kit.  I did not have the floral stamp set, but since this week’s SSS challenge was patterned paper I thought I would make it with pattern paper instead.  Oh by the way, I did order the stamp because it is sooo beautiful.  I cannot wait to make flower clusters.

Hello Beautiful Botanical Print

I choose 5 different pattern papers with 5 different cardstock colors.  All different, but all beautiful.

The flower print with Navy!

Hello Beautiful Navy

The vintage roses pattern with pink.

Hello Beautiful Roses

The Fruits and Flowers with coral.

Hello Beautiful Coral

Finally the small flower print with pine green.

Hello Beautiful Green

Thanks Yana for the inspiration!

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Camp Create Wrap Up

June 17th, 2016 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts | 1 Comment »

Well I had fun doing the Camp Create by My Favorite Things!  They are such an awesome company.  They do so many things RIGHT and the customers like me, know it!!!!

Here is the badge guide and I did each of the five cards!!!!   I love looking at what everyone created.  So many different styles!  Love them all.

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Camp Create Glitter

 

Camp Create Slider Card

 

Camp Create Watercolor

 

Camp Create Die Cutting

Camp Create Shaker Card

Thank for looking at my creations!  And THANK YOU My Favorite Things for bringing us this awesome summer challenge!!!

Camp Create – Day Five Shaker Cards

June 17th, 2016 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts | No Comments »

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Final day of camp and I am jazzed with my final card.   When I saw the designers rainbow card, I kept thinking how would this tie into my camping theme.  I remember camping as a kid laying in my cot, looking at the stars and dreaming.  So I knew it had to be a card with the stars.  My Dad worked for JPL and worked on many of the Space Missions plus he loved to take us camping!  This card is for you Dad!

I resisted buying the “Out of This World” stamp and die set, but I kept seeing great cards made from the set.  I bit the bullet and bought it.  So glad I did.   Loving these goofy aliens.

Here is the adorable shaker card.  I used the die of the spaceship as the “see thru to the back window”.  I was afraid that you would not be able to tell it was a spaceship, but no worries it came out fine.  I was a bit sloppy in the tape runner on the inside (which I am not showing you – LOL), but I think if I do this again, I know what to expect.   I am really LOVING this card.

Spaceship

 

I clearly earned my badge!   So I hope I win the $150 but will be happy for whoever wins because if they did all the cards, they deserve it!!!!

 

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Camp Create – Day Four Die Cutting

June 16th, 2016 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts | No Comments »

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For this card I wanted to do layers of a forest with the different animals on different layers.

Moose Adventure die Cut Layers

 

From this angle it is hard to see the different levels of the card.  But the hedgehog is the upper level, then the moose and the background is the owl.    I used that October Afternoon Campfire paper for this card.  Soooo cute.   I did do the partial die cutting technique on this card but it sure looks like I just glued the image on.

Moose Die Cut Close up

I was hoping you could see the layers better from this angle.

I earned my badge on die cutting!

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Camp Create – Day Three Watercolor

June 16th, 2016 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts | 1 Comment »

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I had to think long and hard about this one.  I was not sure what to watercolor that looked like Camping.   I finally decided to paint the bear with the fish.

Again I used that cute Outdoors paper by Carta Bella

Fishing Bear Watercolor

I tied some twine at the top and then “hooked” a fish onto the twine.  I thought it came out cute.   He has such a sweet smile on his face.  Got to love this fishing bear.

fishing bear watercolor closeup

I earned my Water Color Badge

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Camp Create – Day Two Sliders

June 16th, 2016 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts | 1 Comment »

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To continue the theme of camping, I made a slider with a cute fox sliding over to the bonfire to roast his marshmallow.  Too Cute.   I used the new Slider dies from My Favorite Things.  Sadly they ran out of slider discs when I placed my order.  Maybe next month.

Warm and Fuzzy Slider

 

I thought this card came out cute.  I used some of that new Outdoors Carta Bella paper.   I love it.

Here is a close-up of the slider.

Warm and Fuzzy Close up

He is just cute!!!!   Slide on over here you Foxy thing!!!!!

Here is my hard earned badge for sliders!!!!

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Camp Create – Day One Glitter

June 16th, 2016 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts | No Comments »

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I am so excited to play along with My Favorite Things and their Camp Create!  I LOVE the camping theme and decided for each card everyday I would only stick to camping themes.   I have some wicked cool outdoor paper from Carta Bella and from October Afternoon.

Happy Camper glitter

Boy did I struggle with this card.  I first copic colored the tent and the fire and then masked them.  Then I used distress inks on the card and then no matter how long I waited, the darn card would not dry.  I used a heat gun, I waited…and waited.  Heat gun again.  ugh!  Everytime I put embossing powder on it stuck to the entire card.    Finally with a paint brush and some determination I was able to finish.   I did not have that wonderful Elizabeth Crafts double sided adhesive, nor her glitter.  So I had to make do with what I had.   It was very hard to get the smaller stars to stick to the never drying damp paper.  Glitter everywhere and a damp card.  Sort of like camping, a damp tent and smoke everywhere.   Welcome to Camp Create!!!!  LOL

 

But I finished and earned my badge!!!  Whooo Hoooo!

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Camp Create!!! How Fun!!!

June 14th, 2016 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts | No Comments »

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Oh my lucky stars!!!!  I just saw this on the My Favorite Things blog.  There are having a week long “Camp” for card makers.   I am so jazzed.  I do not know if it is because I was once a brownie who earned badges.  But the idea of earning a BADGE for making a card and the potential chance of winning prizes!   Whoooo Hoooo!

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This week as a Camp Create camper, you have three ways to win:

  • To be eligible to win a $25 voucher: Participate in today’s craft and upload an image via InLinkz on today’s post. Winners will be chosen randomly from the InLinkz entries.
  • To be eligible to win a $15 voucher: Subscribe to our MFTv channel on YouTube and comment on today’s video. Winners will be chosen randomly from comments on the YouTube video and announced in the MFTv episode that will air on Monday, June 27th.
  • To be eligible to win the $150 Grand Prize: Earn all five badges for the week by participating in each craft presented this week (via the InLinkz on each blog post). One random winner will be chosen for the week!

I am already one day behind….but as Douglas Adams quote goes

“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”

Check back later for my first badge worthy card!!!!