Yes, it is a play on words...that is the number four, as in homework for each of the first four days of the new Online Card Class Summer Camp 2. I was lucky enough to win a seat in the class. Yea! I actually completed homework each day, but I wanted to post them in groups because the colors are all the same. We received a color grouping to work with and 3 sketches on Monday. All 4 cards follow the color palette - White, Orange, Yellow, Pink, and Blue/Tealish colors. We were also allowed to add any neutrals - cream, black, grey, white and I suppose a metallic would be a neutral too.
I also decided that I was going to only make card fronts...because I want to save them in my notebook after each day's lesson. I know too much time on my hands. I also am using nothing but scraps to make the cards other than the white bases. Stamps and Dies come from Simon Says Stamp, Lily of the Valley, Fresh Squeezed Stamps, and My Favorite Things.
Day One - use the colors and one of the sketches
Day 2 - Technique. Jennifer showed a technique of masking a stamp to stamp in multiple colors. This was so hard for me. It could have been the size of my stamp that was making it harder. I did mutter a lot during this one. It may well be a LONG while before I tackle this style again.Day 3- Back to the sketches. My "be" was originally cut in blue, but it was too light, so I tapped it on my pool ink pad to darken it. It did not show up well against the other colors...so I grabbed my sharpie and colored it black. Then it just seems so flat...not giving up I dumped some glossy accents onto it...and I loved it. There was something missing so I added the die scrap to the left edge to give it a bit of quirky-ness. Did it work?
Day 4- today a 10 minute time challenge. Yikes. I have done these before and I have to say I much prefer to set a stopwatch style timer so you can see yourself get closer to 10 minutes. Today I put on the timer style that counts down. It made me much more anxious, and I didn't get a sentiment onto the card, but its cute so I think it can live without it. I will admit to using the back side of the embossed panel after I started gluing things too high on the front side. But no matter, I like the back side better! The secret to these 10 minute challenges, have your idea done, have all your supplies laid out. Kristina had said that die cutting really helps get elements onto your card fast. I ran 2-3 dies through at the same time and only needed to make 3 passes. A little over 5 minutes to die cut and emboss and just over 4 to glue, rip it up flip the panel over and glue again. I had 37 seconds left at the end.
Thanks for taking a look and if you made it to the bottom, thanks for sticking with it! Have a great day.
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