Friday, July 15, 2011

Summer Card Camp 2011: Week 3: Card 1

 Week 3 of the Summer Card Camp class presented us with the above color palette.  Another interesting color combination...I do like the neutrals with the splash of red but not sure I love that putty color on the second from the least not the way it shows on my computer.  But it is what it is.... :)
So here is the card I made using a technique Jennifer McGuire demonstrated called "Finger Inking".

First I stamped on the smooth side of a piece of watercolor with Versamark.  I put white embossing powder over and used my heat gun to melt it. Then I started the Finger Inking.  Now Jennifer just used her inks and her technique would more aptly be called Latex Glove Inking because I am a prima donna and don't like getting ink all over my hands so I put a glove on my hand!   In the video we saw Jennifer's hands were just a mess at the end and I thought..."I DON'T WANT TO MY HANDS TO LOOK LIKE THAT!" 
As Jennifer demonstrated I put some of the Ranger Distressed Inks on my craft mat and spritzed with water and then picked up some of the color with my latex covered finger tips and dabbed it on my stamped paper.  I also added a little Perfect Pearls (Pearl) to the red ink for a bit of a sheen.
I added a few metallic dots to some of the flowers.  I also used the flower stamp with Versamark on the dark brown card base to give it a watermark look.
It was really kind of fun to do...but I'm glad I used the glove! 
Other supplies I used were:
Stampin Up Vintage Vogue
Twine from Archiver's
Hero Arts Metallic Decor
Woodmark USA "On Your Special Day" Sentiment


  1. You did a wonderful job on the finger/latex glove inking. Especially like the embellishing (twine, etc.) and the cut out stamped flower as focal point.

  2. he he, I'm the same way about ink on my hands. Love the stuff everyone does but do NOT want it all over me :-) Great card, I love the putty color and brown/cream/red are one of my favorite color combinations.

  3. Hi Susan,
    Great card, like the color combo, and the stamped flowers. It's ok to have inky fingers, lol comes off in the wash.
    Happy crafting.

  4. Your card looks really great. Will be doing mine today....a little late, but getting there.
    Congratulations on your moment of fame, can I have my signed copy now!!! Have a super weekend.

  5. This is a beautiful card, the embossing is lovely. I just came across your blog. I did some snooping and you do great work. I am your newest follower. Please come and see me some time, I am a newer blogger too. Hugs, Pam at

  6. Susan Your card is beautiful.. I love it.
    Have a great weekend.

  7. What a great card, love the colors and design. Thanks for sharing.


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