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Thursday, July 21, 2011

:: Online Summer Card Camp (Week 4) ::

It's the end of summer card camp already?!  Tell me it isn't so!

I had a lot of fun using the different techniques and colour combinations that Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner put together for this class the last month.  Especially this week's combination which is some of my favourite colours (as you might be able to tell by my web page design):

I wanted to include one of last week's colour resist technique with this week's challenge as I was not able to participate in the challenge last week.

Using Hero Arts Plaid background stamp, some Versa-mark ink and American Crafts White Zing Embossing powder, I sponged some Tim Holtz's distress inks (Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint and Broken china) to create the plaid background.  I created a window with some transparent paper and die cut some scalloped/plain circle nestibilities sandwiching the transparency between the plaid background and Cricut-coloured swiss dot background.

To create the sentiment, I took and cut a square (with square nestie) and with prismacolour pencil crayons, coloured the square image and blended the colour with Gamsol.  With ColourBox black pigment ink, stamped the Hero Arts sentiment in the center of the square.  Using Hero Arts' Antique Engravings stamp set, I stamped two butterflies in ColourBox Ice Blue pigment ink and embossed both with clear embossing powder.  I embellished the butterflies with some dark green rhinestones from my stash but unfortunately the photo isn't doing it justice!  I used white opal Liquid Pearls on the edges of the sentiment, scalloped frame and main card to make the card 'pop'.  Adding a piece of white ribbon to the bottom of the card... this is my addition to this week's final challenge!

I am looking forward to spending a few days with my aunt, who has recently been bitten by the card making bug.  We will be putting together her craft room and creating a few projects along the way!

Until next week, I hope you have a crafty weekend!


cutiephinphin said...

What a beautiful card. I love the distressed plaid background and the glittery butterflies.

Nadine said...

I love this! Such pretty butterflies, very cute!

Pam W Merwin said...

Look at all those scrumptious pearls! That distressed background is fantastic! AND love those butterflies with their sparkly wings :-)

Tracy said...

What a pretty card. You used a lot of different techniques on this card, lovely.
I like the plaid background, so cool.
Ohh have fun with your aunt, that sounds like my kind of visit :)

Anonymous said...

This is so pretty Samantha! Love those colours and all that sparkle is so fun! Gorgeous card! :)

Karen said...

Hi, Samantha! I just found your blog today. It's filled with beautiful creations and inspiration. I just "followed" you, and I would be SO HONORED if you would also check out my little blog and "Follow" me. I'm just getting started. THanks for sharing your beautiful work. I hope you enjoy my blog, too. I love how we can support each other and share ideas.
Blessings to you,

Marlene said...

Beautiful Card Samantha! Congrats on joining the Birthday Sundaes DT! Wish we could have worked together! I'll be following your blog from now on! Best Wishes on your new adventure!