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Spring Card Camp 2 Day 20

Well, how about that?  I have been through 40 days and 40 nights of cardmaking classes between Spring Card Camp 1 and Spring Card Camp 2.  Somedays I feel like I should have used those 40 days and 40 nights to build the modern equivalent of an ark………………….maybe like a giant dog cone that fits on the top my head and goes down to my toes.  Then maybe I could walk around wherever I want without fear of the scourge raining down on me.

Today’s tutorial was about paper weaving.  I was afraid that it was going to be time-consuming and I wouldn’t like the result when it was all over.  Luckily, I was wrong on both counts.  It didn’t take that long and only one colour choice change, I was done.

Both cards turned out well.  Take a look:

Spring Card Camp Day 12 # 1

Today’s instruction came from Jennifer McGuire.  The first instruction was how to create a DIY ink pad using Distress Ink refills.  From there, Jennifer showed multiple ways to use the ink pad to create many cards.  Although all the cards began with the DIY ink pad, the finished results were all creative and unique.

I have the Altenew Botanical Leaves stamp set that Jennifer used, and it is one of my favourites, so I decided to use it for my cards as well.  This post will be in 3 posts as I made several cards.   I experimented a lot with the DIY ink pad adding different colours as the pad started to dry out.  This resulted in a nice mix of colours.

Here is the first set:


Coffee Lovers Blog Hop # 3

This card is for lovers of coffee tea and Downton Abbey.  I loved this show and am still crabby that it is over.  However,  I was able to get the most exquisite papers and embellishments in a Downton Abbey Scrapbook kit from Crafter’s Companion to sooth my wounds.

One of the signature items of the show was the elaborate bell system that alerted the downstairs staff whenever the “entitled” people had a whim.   I had this wonderful twisted rope die from Elizabeth Crafts that would work well as the bell cord that would miraculously produce tea in a moment’s notice.

Here is the card:


Supplies:  Crafter’s Companion Official Downton Abbey Collection Kit, DCWV gold cardstock,  Simon Says Stamp Tea for Three, Simon Says Stamp card base, Scor tape, WeR Memory Keeps Sugar Cookie Alphabet die