Jan 24, 2022

January Mini Stamp Camp - Day 1

Three friends and I have held a couple of "Mini Stamp Camps" - virtually of course!  We're holding another camp this week and it would make us happy if some of you decided to attend a camp session or two!

 The idea is that each "Camp Counselor" will feature a technique and post a tutorial on their blog on our assigned day.  Then the other counselors will make a card using the featured technique.

Today's counselor is the lovely Jeanette and here's her challenge:

1.  Embossing folders must be the primary feature on your card. No stamped image on the front.

2.  Sentiments are optional, but allowed.

Check out Jeanette's beautiful cards and tutorial here:

Cre8tive Play

Here's my take on her challenge:

A small piece of white satin ribbon sort of reminds me of Easter and that's also why I chose the green and yellow colors.

The card base is Stampin Up's Early Esspresso card stock.

A Sizzix/Stampin Up Embossing Folder created the green background panel and the Word Cross Embossing Folder is by Darcie.

I had a bit of trial & error to get the words in green. First I tried applying ink directly to one side of the folder.  I don't own a brayer any more so that was a big failure!  

Here's what the other side of the cross looks like:  

Oops!  Wrong side of the folder was inked. Plus the ink is everywhere since I didn't have a brayer...

So, I flipped it over and applied ink directly using "Lucky Clover" by Gina K Designs. Rubbing the ink cube, not daubing successfully colored the raised words on the front.

Jeanette, I really like how you inspired me to go "old school" with a fun technique that I haven't done in far too long. In fact, I think I'll pull out an old folder that has a rose on it and try this again.

I also want to try your specific technique with the metallic rub on pigment. That looks so nice!

Kelly is up for Day 2 of our camp. No doubt she has something creative planned for us.

Camp Counselors, their blogs, and the day each of us are assigned as counselor:

Monday/January 24th  ~ Jeanette @ Creativeplay 
Tuesday/January 25th ~ Kelly @ Sandcastlestamper
Wednesday/January 26th ~ Barb  @ Inkingintoretirement
Thursday/January 27th ~ Darlene (me!) @ Accordingtobijou

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit the blogs of my Camp Cohorts!


MiamiKel said...

OMGOODNESS Darlene, I did one upside down, too! LOL! I was like no way! This is super - I love the ribbon, it's a perfect addition to the gorgeous cross! You are one card closer to Easter and the most precious time to celebrate Our Savior - love the green on the words, love the beautiful embossed letters - just perfect! Crafty camp hugs!

Barb said...

This card rocked the challenge out of the park! I love the color combination and your creative way to use the folders is so cool. This is such a beautifully created card!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Darlene, your card is so impressive - that cross looks amazing! I'm glad you didn't give up. I also really like the way you used another embossing folder for the background. Beautiful!!!