Spring Card Camp Class Day 10 – Glitter Gel Tips

May 3rd, 2020 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts, Online Card Class 2 Comments »

I love glitter gel. Hence the name of my blog. All things shiny appeal to me.

This is the first time I am trying the Gina K design glitter gel. I really liked how smooth it went on.

I decided to use the Altenew Flowers as I am also taking one of their classes using their build a flower dies. I really liked how these came out.

I was originally going to have a mixture of the flowers then then decided I wanted to try to gold glitter gel as well as the silver glitter gel.

I love the Altenew build a flower subscription. I get the most beautiful flower stamp sets.

I had one flower left over and used it inside the card.

Here is the gold and yellow version.

I just love these cards.

Thank you for looking.

Spring Card Camp Class Day 9 – Inking Stencils

May 3rd, 2020 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts, Online Card Class No Comments »

When I first started to watch the video, I was thinking, oh yeah, I can do this pretty fast. 2 days later and a lot of failures I finally made 3 that were somewhat close to what I wanted.

Either I had too much water and it was a pooled mess, or not enough. I tried wetting the cardstock first. Not wetting it. Rubbing hard. Not hard enough. However after it is all said and done I like all 6 of these.

I wanted to use the same dies from Waffle Flower. I have been sitting on them for a while.

I wanted to create an ocean feel for this card. I also used the halogram paper for the lettering. I really like how this one came out.

The final card transferred the best. Again I wanted to use those Waffle Flower Big Dies

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Spring Card Camp Class Day 8 – Simple Shaker Cards

May 3rd, 2020 klwade Posted in Crafts, Online Card Class No Comments »

I always love a Cathy Z card design. She is the master of clean and simple. Again I realize that I do not have a die with words in it. I had to create a card using alphabet dies and a heart shape.

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Spring Card Camp Day 7 – Double Word Dies

May 3rd, 2020 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts, Online Card Class No Comments »

I have discovered that I do not own any word dies with a box around it. This will become a problem later on on another lesson. I looked for a word die that one of my rectangles dies would fit around. Finally decided on a Happy Summer die from Pretty Pink Posh.

I inked up the card fronts of my card using a starfish stencil.

I added the yellow on the inside to make the words stand out more

Thank you for looking.

Spring Camp Card Class Day 6 – Pieced Cards

May 3rd, 2020 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts, Online Card Class No Comments »

Been working hard on trying to get my cards done. Funny thing about this lesson, I loved one style and hated the other.

The paper piecing cards felt so early cardmaking that I felt it was too simple and something that I would not make. I do appreciate there was simple technique and easy to make but just not cup of tea,

However the other cards, the watercolor version just sang to my heart. I loved them.

I actually made 5×7 cards to really see and enjoy the colors. I used the Art Anthology water colors and a metallic watercolor. I wanted the feel of green grasses, blue oceans and golden sunshine.

I really struggled with using a kraft knife. It just does not work for me. However being a avid quilter, the rotaty cutter works wonders.

I used the wonderful Simon Says Stamp word strips. I really wish they would come out with more.

Thank you for looking!~

Spring Card Class – Day 5 Watercolor Masking

April 27th, 2020 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts, Online Card Class No Comments »

Debby Hughes is an icon to me. Her cards are just gorgeous. I do not think she has ever made a bad card in her life.

This technique crates a beautiful mask image on the card.

Just Bee-Cause
Bees Knees

I wanted to play up the background so the sentiment and the bee were the same color tones so they did not overpower the background

I love this look

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Spring Card Class – Day 4 Coordinating Die Cut Trick

April 27th, 2020 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts, Online Card Class No Comments »

Julie Ebersole taught this class and she is always like a day of rainbows. She has a wonderful laugh and I always enjoy her videos.

This was such a cute idea and really enjoyed making this card.

Just a little cake
So the slight splatter was an error. Note to self, do not splatter cards near finished cards

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Spring Card Class – Day 3 Cut Backgrounds

April 27th, 2020 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, cards, Crafts, mermaid, Online Card Class, onlinecardclass No Comments »

I am a huge fan of Yana Smakula and her cards. I saw her original card some time ago and thought “Wow this is awesome”. Glad I had the opportunity to try this technique.

I love Honey Bee Stamps and I have been holding onto these sets for a while. Glad I was able to use it
Hard to see but there is glitter on her scales
Inside the mermaid card
Just a little message
Left inside blank so it can be used for anything

Thank you for looking.

Spring Card Camp Day 2 – One Stamped Paper

April 27th, 2020 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts, Online Card Class No Comments »

Today is using a stamp over a larger piece of paper and cut into two. I decided to use the Simon Says Botanicals. This ended up being taller cards so I could stretch it across both cards.

I ended up embossing the ink floral images because I wanted to color blend the background.

I liked what I planned but the color in the grass did not come out very good but overall I was pleased with the card.

Does it take anyone else 7 hours to make a card. Geez I am slow.

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Spring Card Camp – Day 1 Faux Embossing

April 27th, 2020 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts, Online Card Class No Comments »

Once again I have decided to take a card class. I have been falling behind in the card making and I was hoping this card class would inspire me to get into the mood and start cranking out card.

The first day of class is with Jennifer McGuire and faux embossing. I have not tried this technique before. Although I appreciate learning a new technique I really do not like it. Sorry. It looks kinda thick. But I do like the bunnies I used.

Deboss and Emboss cards
I even added a little surpise inside the card.

Thanks for looking!