Thursday, June 30, 2011

It's Your Day

June 30: Week 1, Card #2

Last night was frustrating trying to add a 2nd post to this new blog of mine and then upload a 2nd card to the online class.  This morning blogger is back online and things are going better.  

Yesterday I played around with a pad of paper from me & my BIG ideas, Destination Paradise; it has many sheet with our color challenge colors.  I stacked three strips of paper, punched a large scallop to create a 3-layer flower with message center and a pearl strip to balance things per Kristina's video.  It's hard to see but I used Hero Arts envelope pattern stamp with a blue shadow ink on the top half of the card background - love that stamp!  The inside message is "Life should not only be lived but celebrated" from Penny Black.  The purple middle layer of the flower was created by rubbing a Marvy ink pad on paper, punching it with a Marvy 2" circle punch and fringing the edges with Martha Stewarts' fringe scissors - kinda hard to see this.  Hope you enjoy this one!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Summer Fun

Summer Card Camp 2011

Today is the first day of the Hero Arts Summer Card Camp of online card classes.  We were given 5 colors to design with and Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner shared a sample card each using those colors.  I hope to find those colors in my existing stacks of paper and inks! Ready, set, go!  Since it's only paper & ink (and other "stuff") I try several different ideas before committing to my card.  Fun - maybe not my best card but a start!