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Monday, July 29, 2013

Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit

I just got my August card kit, but I'm still playing with the bright colors from the July card kit!

Here's a card I made using all the patterned papers - I loved how they all fit nicely together, but cutting out all those hexagons took some time!

And here's another one that I made using that one piece of patterned paper with all the little strips of patterns.  I saw it and immediately felt like I needed to take it apart, only to put it back together, in a way.

I hope you enjoy these!

Happy New Year!

Well Summer Card Camp is over, and while I did complete the class, it was so overwhelming that I'm sort of marinating on all the different ideas right now.

Meanwhile, fall will be upon us before we know it, and the Jewish holidays are early this year, which means it's time for me to start making Shana Tova cards.  I sold a few at a craft fair last weekend, and am trying to persuade my friends to buy sets of cards to send to their loved ones.  :)

Here are some, and I also asked a friend to help with photographing them, so I hope you can see the difference!

I decided to go with a bee/honey theme for most of them, since I figure everyone is sick of the traditional Shofar and Star of David nonsense.

Also, here is a birthday card I made for my dad.  He lives in Florida and loves the ocean.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Summer Card Camp, Day 1!

I'm back... I have been neglecting the blog lately, which is part of the reason why I signed up for Online Card Classes' Summer Card Camp 2.  I didn't take Summer Card Camp 1, but I'm excited nonetheless.

Yesterday was our first day of class, so I have some homework to show off to you.

This first card is a simple one that uses the colors suggested to us for the first week, but none of the sketches.      Those chevrons are stamped in grey ink and then the spaces are colored in with Copics.  (Side note:  Whenever I hear people say "Coh-pick", I always think of The Cutting Edge and "Toe pick!"  Anybody else?)

The second card follows one of the sketches almost exactly, and I used Jennifer McGuire's technique of making the banner be the entire front of the card, so that is the part that opens.  I also used her technique of layering the die cute, in order to give it a little more dimension.

Sorry these pictures are a little dark... a friend is working with me to take better pictures, and teach me how to use my camera.  In the meantime, though, be thankful they are in focus! :)