Jun 22, 2020

Summer Mini Card Camp Begins with Kelly's Tutorial

Hello friends!  Kelly has organized a Mini Card Camp (you can check out her explanation and first tutorial here: Sandcastlestamper)

Her tutorial is "Bold Color - No Color".  How fun!  The idea is to create a background of bold colors and use all white images on top.

Here's my take:

I used Gina K's Pure Luxury white card base because it has a very smooth finish for sponging.

I sponged on the background using Stampin Up Colors:
  Mango Melody
  Pacific Point and
  Emerald Envy.

I punched a small circle, and applied the Mango Melody first.  Then the Pacific Point and lastly the Emerald Envy.  I used circular motions with the sponge to get a whispy sort of look.

Then I removed the circle mask and applied the reverse of the punch.  That protected the previously sponged areas around the white circle.  
Then I added a lot more of the Mango Melody to get the darker sun image.

The Butterflies and their outline is a Memory Box Die "Fluttering Branch".  The branch is glued using a needle nosed glue applicator and the butterflies are glued only on their center, allowing the wings to be lifted giving it some dimension.  Here's a side view:

The Dragonfly is a very old punch from my stash.  All are on a shimmery white card stock from A Muse.

Kelly, this was such fun!  Thank you for organizing the Mini Camp and for a great tutorial.

Why don't you join in the fun?  Play along and let us know that you've posted your card for the tutorial(s).  

The line up of camp classes and instructors this week are:
Monday/June 22 ~ KellySandcastlestamper

Tuesday/June 23 ~ Darlene (me!)
Wednesday/June 24 ~ Jeanette Creativeplay

Thursday/June 25 ~ Barb

Looking forward to admiring your creations using ideas from our Mini Card Camp!


MiamiKel said...

Oh my goodness, Darlene! This is an absolute gem! A homerun - hit way out of the park! The die you used is a gorgeous detail against the wonderfully colored background - such a visual. The color gives it amazing depth and POP! Bravo - A+ for today's homework at camp!

Barb said...

WOW--what an awesome card! I love the background--it is stunning. And, the dies you picked are so sweet. Great job--you are a star camper!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my goodness... Darlene, your background is GORGEOUS! and the white die cut sure stands out against it. Absolutely stunning!

jimlynn said...

Great tutorial and a pretty, pretty card!

kiwimeskreations said...

WOW Darlene this is stunning - loving the 'movement' in your dramatic background and the delicate die cuts over it.
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