Saturday, July 23, 2011

Summer Card Camp 2011: Week 4

This is the last week of the Summer Card's been interesting and I've learned a few new things.  Our color palette for this week is shown above...I love those colors and they immediately reminded me of the BEACH.  And yep, I'm going in September with the whole "FAM" and I can't wait!!!

I made a card using a technique called Faux Letter Press demonstrated by Jennifer McGuire.  You basically ink up an embossing folder and then run your folder and paper through your embossing machine.  Jennifer also demonstrated inking on acetate which I'd done before (thanks to a class I took at CKU with her several years back).  She does such beautiful work...such a stamping Queen!

Without further is my card:
For the Faux Letter Press technique I used Stampin' Up Bliss Blue ... the effect is that the dots are raised and white and the background is Bliss Blue.  I also ran a Pearl Paint Dabber over the white dots to give it a little more sheen.  This photo doesn't show up the Bliss Blue very well, but it's there.  I also used StazOn Opaque ink (note to self: get a new pad!) with an Autumn Leaves swirl stamp.  All paper was Bazzill Basics and the flower was Spare Parts from Hobby Lobby.  The sentiment is from Paper Trey Ink Mat Stack 3 and was done with Color Box pigment ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  That's it!  I like the effect and will probably do this again at some point.

Dying Seam Binding:
Creations with Christina had a tutorial this past Monday on dying seam binding.  I ordered from the place Christina mentioned called SEW TRUE on Monday and received my shipment today!  I thought that was really fast shipping!  I followed Christina's tutorial and dyed these 4 pieces in less than 5 minutes...which included clean up time!
The 3 on the left were done with Stampin' Up Reinkers...the one on the right was done with Glimmer Mist.
I've left it on my craft mat to dry overnight.  I think that is just a really inexpensive but fun alternative to ribbon!


  1. The texture is fabulous
    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V

  2. Good morning Susan,
    Awesome card, wonderful colors. Great work.
    Happy Saturday

  3. Your card should be right up there with 'The Bst Of' for the 2011 Online Summer Card Camp. I like everything about it especially the acetate embossing. I may have to order some of the seam binding. Sure wish you lived closer!!! Have a Bee-utiful day!

  4. testing word verify, will email you what happens

  5. very cute, love the stamping on acetate! The seam binding, my LOVE- I have a hard time NOT using it. I color mine with my copic markers or even just rubbing my stamp pads on it.


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