Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Flippin' Out

Here is another Camp Card. I am totally flippin' out trying to get these cards out to my girls before the mailman arrives and of course I missed him so now I have to run to the post office and hope the cards arrive before camp is over! I failed miserably at creating a quick & easy card in a quick fashion. However, I did manage to make two of the exactly same card, so I am rather proud of myself for that! Experienced some frustrations with this one: I have such a hard time using the Stampin' Up Ink Pads. I don't know if they are too big or too juicy or what, but I always end up getting ink all over. Also, I decided to use a non-VersaMark watermark ink pad and I think I am going to toss it. It doesn't work with embossing powder and I when I tried it to do watermark, you could barely see the ink. Maybe it's dried out, but I think I will stick with VersaMark because it has worked so much better for me. (If you look closely, you can see the sentiments I stamped on the pink panel.) I also learned that Ranger's Multi Medium Matte is the best liquid glue on the planet (thanks to Jennifer McGuire, I bought some and I just LOVE it). 

I am entering this card in the following challenges: Freshly Made Sketches #196 and CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #133 Colours

Stamps: TSOL sandals4summer
Ink: Stampin' Up Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay
Dies: Stampin' Up Flower Flair, Sizzix Scallop Frame

The Great Outdoors

Loving the We R Memory Keepers "Happy Camper" Paper Pad. It is so perfect for my daughters' camp cards! The papers coordinate so beautifully and the element sheet makes card design so much easier. I wish I could say that it was done in a snap, but for whatever reason, it takes me forever to make even one card. I love using sketches to at get me started (used MOJO407), but I spend way too much time fussing over which piece/color goes best where. 
Paper: We R Memory Keepers Happy Camper
Dies: Classic Edges One, Labels One
Other: Twine

Quick Hello

This card was made some time ago using the left over Hello from another in-lay card that I made. I used a wood grain embossing folder then inked the design before cutting out the word. I added a bit of washi tape and some other left over paper pieces and I was done - quick & easy. It came out okay, but I think it is lacking some pizazz...but, I just love this Hello Die.  I am sure I will make many more versions of a 'hello card' in the future. TFL!

Ink: Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Other: Darice Wood Grain EF, washi tape