Thursday, June 30, 2011

Day 181, Thursday, June 30

For this card, I followed the color challenge.  Purple, Pink, Orange and Sky Blue.  I used a Hero Arts background stamp and thank you stamp.  I stamped the thank you image twice, so I could cut out the flowers and color them, then pop dotted.  I colored the flowers and frame using my prisma pencils and MCPT.  Added some bling and stickles.
This card I stamped the background and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I inked the outside edges with spiced marmalade distress ink.  I cut the center out with an oval nesties and inserted acetate that I stamped happy birthday on.  I cut a purple scallop and the pink oval with nesties, too.  The butterfly is a hero arts stamp that I heat embossed with white again.  I inked the butterfly with light blue ink, added stickles and bling and pop dotted it.
I had cut the circle card from wild card with my cricut.  It was laying on my I picked it up and started layering the frame and acetate.  The flower is a hero arts stamp...stamped it twice so I could layer the petals and center.  I made a happy birthday banner and punched some vellum butterflies...stickles and bling, too!
These 3 cards are the samples I made from the Summer Card Class that I am taking on-line.  I have been following Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire's blogs for a while.  They are hosting a 4 week class that I registered for.  Each day, I get an email with ideas to make cards.  All 3 cards were made with the same color palette...even though the colors are not my usual feel good choices.  But that is what learning is all about.  The circle card is supposed to be an asymmetrical card and you can is not.  I am not an asymmetrical card maker!  I can't wait to see what the next 3 weeks brings!


  1. Aprile, such a beautiful name and awesome talent. I simply love your work!!!!

  2. These are all beautiful! Such great layering and choice of colors! I am looking forward to next week's challenges at camp too.

  3. All of your cards are very pretty. Isn't this card camp fun.

  4. these cards are all awesome!

  5. oh my lovely cards. wish I would have signed up for this card camp