Monday, July 4, 2011

Summer Card Camp 2011: Week 2: Card 1

The new palette for Week 2 of the Summer Card Camp 2011 was released today for us to use to make a

I had a little trouble deciding what to do...should I just use various paper, punches, stamps, inks?  What to do...what to do...  Sometimes the hardest part is getting started. Sometimes the ideas in the head do not compute to something worth a toot on paper!  But sometimes it DOES all come together! :)
I decided I wanted to use this cute Margarita Moments stamp set by Unity which I bought recenlty but have never used.  So that gave me a starting point but it took a while to decided a card design.  This is what I came up with, though:
I thought it turned out rather cute...and once I figured out what I was going to do it didn't take long at all.
I used my Mat Stack die from Paper Trey Ink and used one of the Mat Stack Collection 3 stamps and tucked it under the orangey cardstock strip.  I stamped the margarita glass in black used some colored pencils to color it and used Gamsol to blend.  I added a little glitter to the rim and some glossy accents to make it nice and shiny!  I stamped the sentiment on the bottom with Versamark and then used some Ultra Detail White Embossing Powder with my heat gun.
The supplies I used...and YES...everything I used I had on hand...included:
Hero Arts Sunshine Layering Paper
Artist's Loft pencils/Gamsol
Ultra Detail Embossing Powder
Ribbon: Michaels
Hero Arts Poppy Chalk Ink
VersaFine Onyx ink
Hero Hues Flowers
Crystal Stickers-Orange

I think it's a nice happy little card.  And it makes me thirsty for a nice frozen salt on the rim 'rita! Yum!


  1. This card is beautiful! You really should package some of these cards up and sell them. I would buy them.. I am serious. I am always looking for great cards. Think about it, put a price on a package of 10 and send me an email. I love your work. <3

  2. Love this, your use of the colors is right on... I better get busy today with mine.
    Have a great day.

  3. this is a great color scheme and this image is too cute!

  4. Makes me thirsty for one myself. Another great card with amazing detail work!

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  6. Hi Susan! Great card for the SCC color challenge!! :-)

  7. Great minds think alot or should I rhyme & say drink alot since we both created drink style cards for our 1st card for wk 2. Especailly like what you did to the rim of the glass to give it the salty look of a real Margarita glass.


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