Thursday, June 23, 2016

My Favorite Things Camp Create: Spectacular Shakers


The last technique for this challenge is to make a shaker card

For this card, I used a film strip die, and my fuse tool. I used the film strip cut as a guide, I made my shakers using the page protector method. I'm still not sure which technique I like best, but if I need a card to be somewhat flat, for shipping, I think I would prefer this method over the traditional dimensional tape method.

I made a rectangle slightly smaller than the film strip with the fuse tool and a page protecter, leaving the top un fused. I cut around the outside edges of the fuse, leaving a little extra at the top where the open end was. I added little bits that I die cut from a couple different confetti dies that I have, and some seed beads, then fusing each section closed as I went using the strip as a guide, then sealed up the top end after adding the last bits in it. I used the insides of the film strip for the squares to the side of the strip that are on my card, and used some of the confetti as embellishments for them. It took a little while to do this, but I really satisfied with the results.

My Favorite Things Camp Create: Delightful Die Cutting


This challenge was to use die cuts in our project.

For this project, I used a rainbow and cloud die set that I had. I cut out the rainbow several times with different colors, and made several different rainbows to make several cards with. I positioned them together and taped them together, then added the cut out clouds, then adhered them to my cloud background piece, which I made using a cloud embossing folder, and inking it with blue ink. I then added a sentiment to the bottom of the card that I had in my stash.

It took a while to cut out all the rainbows, but I now have lots of rainbows to use for other cards.

Now on to the last challenge...:-)

My Favorite Things Camp Create: Wonderful Watercolor


For the third day of camp, the challenge was to make a project using water color.

To make my card, I first stamped the flower motifs on watercolor paper using my Versamark embossing pad, sprinkled it with white embossing powder, then heat set it. I then chose  two of my Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads, Festive Berries, and Wild Honey, blotted them on my craft sheet, spritzed them with a bit of water, and with a brush, I colored over the piece, first one color, then the next. The embossed flowers really seemed to pop out! I then embossed and colored one of the larger flowers in the set, using the same method, then cut it out, leaving a little of the white edge around it. I added a piece of ribbon across the paper, then adhered my large flower with dimensional tape. I decided my flower needed something extra, so I applied a piece of washi tape to a piece of white card stock, then cut it out with a circle die, and adhered it to the middle of my flower.

I really liked the way this one turned out, and had a lot of fun with it.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

My Favorite Things Camp Create: Sensational Sliders

The second day challenge was to make a slider card.


This was a more of a challenge than some of the other challenges, because I've never made a slider card before. I really enjoyed figuring out how to put this together, and making it all work.

The star on this card slides around in between the circles, and even spins. I didn't have any of the cool slider products that MFT has, so I used the penny technique, which worked out great. I really had a lot of fun making this, and I'm sure whoever I decide to give this to will have fun playing with it.

My Favorite Things Camp Create: Glitzy Glitter


This week at the MFT blog they have been having a challenge called " Camp Create". Each day they are featuring a different technique. There are different prizes and several ways that participants can enter the contest. The first day's challenge was to make a project using glitter.

This is a birthday card that I made, that I made little gift bags for, using rectangles made out of chevron paper, each in a different color, and glued a handle on the back of each made out of bakers twine. For the tissue paper inside the bags, I gathered up pieces of tulle, adhered them to the back of the rectangles, making sure that they stuck up out of the top of the bag, giving the effect of tissue paper peeking out of the top. I then added glitter to the white part of the chevron patterns, giving them a shimmery sparkle.

I'm not sure who I will give this card to right now, but it's nice to have extra cards around for different occasions to use for the spur of the moment.