This week’s sketch for Operation Write Home can be found here. It is a rare occasion that I can work on a card using the Sunday sketch when I get home from church. But today was an exception – I actually was able to get three made. The first two cards were inspired from what I learned in Summer Card Camp 2 at Online Card Classes and this particular technique was taught by Kristina Werner. The glare you see on the cards is acetate.
This next one is a little bit too busy. It’s funny what you see after you photograph your work.
I may even have time tonight to comment on your cards (I always look, just don’t always have time to comment). Thanks for stopping by.
Stencils seem to have come around again and are the current trend in the paper crafting world. Lately I have been creating my own backgrounds using stencils, sponging, the retiform technique, brayering and getting ink everywhere in the process and usually it is on my almost finished project (ARRRRR). That being said I’ve used stencils today on my card. You can find today’s OWH Sunday sketch here.
For this card I used the brick wall stencil with kraft ink on whip cream cardstock — all from My Favorite Things. I used some of the oldest interactive stamps I have from Stamps by Judith for the image and the sentiment is from Just Rite Stamps called Hugs and Kisses. The flowers were stamped with Razzle Berry ink and Sour Apple from My Favorite Things. I used a Copic marker to add water to the jar.
Online Card Classes is offering a class on Creative Ways to use Stencils on Cards starting Friday January 24, 2014 which I have registered for and am looking forward to. There is a fee to take the class. It is interactive, and you have access to it forever to refer back to the videos and pdf files. I participated in the Summer Card Class and learned so much (some of which I am still trying). Just a suggestion in case you are interested.
Enjoy what is left of the weekend and thanks for stopping by.
I enrolled in the Summer Card Camp with Online Card Classes and yesterday was the first day. I made this card after learning these techniques from Jennifer McGuire. Jennifer taught how to “pop up” word die sentiments and use sentiments in your background stamping. I have three word dies from Elizabeth Crafts and only used them a few times. They sort of get lost on the card and you can’t really pop them up because they are too intricate. Well Jennifer taught how to layer the word several times on white card stock to make them pop. I used Gina K heavyweight cardstock and cut it out three times in addition to the original cut. The flower cuts are from My Favorite Things.
Also taught was how to make a banner front flap as your card front but because the card has to travel for Operation Write Home I chose not to do that but used the idea as the card front.
Out of my comfort zone on this card — the colors; but I used them all. I made several mistakes but was able to cover them up using the flowers. I think it may be a little too busy but I walked away and came back to it and it is growing on me.
It only took me 24 hours (not really — you know all the interruptions) and about six pieces of white card stock to get it to a point I felt was OK. This is a technique I will use often I am sure but also have to practice to perfect. Actually the part I thought would be the hardest – the die cut of the sentiment several times and gluing it all together – was the easiest. I think it was because I used the heavyweight cardstock.
Looking forward to logging on to today’s class and learning more. This class is so worth it and I thank all those responsible for putting it together. Happy crafting!
Here is the side view – hope you can see that layering of the “Thank You”