Friday, May 27, 2022

OCC Day 10-Spring Card Camp 2022

 Last day of OCC classes. I have really enjoyed this class, I have learned a lot of new techniques, and you really didn't have to have any special equipment, just the basics. I am sure I will use these techniques many times in the future.

Today's lesson was Rainbows and Patterns.  I really loved the demonstration by Gina K., and chose to do a card similar to her technique.  Here is my card:

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Thursday, May 26, 2022

OCC Day 9-Spring Card Camp 2022

 Todays lesson was inlay die cuts and stacked offset die cuts.  I wanted to do the technique demonstrated by Jennifer McGuire, which was inlay die cuts. I have to tell you that I was a little apprehensive about doing the die cuts.  I was thinking I would have to do the inlay die cuts several times to get them right.  Well...I did it the first time I tried! Yay.  Jennifer does make things look so easy and she is a good teacher.  Here is what I made:

I ink blended the flowers and leaves with Distress Oxides.  The sentiment is black card stock. I really liked doing this technique, and probably use it more in the future.  I did cut a lot of flowers and leaves so I can make another in no time at all. That was my failsafe in case I made mistakes. :)

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

OCC Day 8-Spring Card Camp 2022


Today was Pretty Die Cut Flowers.  The cards made were so pretty.  I am going to have to get the dies so I can recreate the cards. I think my card is a combo of both demonstrations.  Here is what I made:

I stenciled the background with an SSS stencil  I die cut the flowers and ink blended with Distress Inks.  I used some enamel dots for the center of the flowers and also as accents. 

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

OCC Day 7-Spring Card Camp 2022

 Today's lesson was Stacked Die Cuts.  Both demonstrations were fantastic.  I chose to do the technique done by Victoria Calvin.  Her card totally looked like she had created it using a 3D embossing folder.  

Here is what I made:

I die cut lots of different sized circles, stacked them together and placed them on the card front.  I do like the way it turned out.  I think I will do this again, but color the circles in rainbow colors.  I added a banner to tie in the party theme.

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Monday, May 23, 2022

OCC DAY 6--Spring Card Camp 2022

 Hello...I had my eyes dilated today for an eye examination...hope everything looks ok.  Today was Color Blocking.  We had just beautiful examples today.  I loved them all.  I did the card demonstrated by Keisha Charles.  So lovely!  Anyway, this is what I did:

I hope this is not blurry or out of focus, cause I really can't tell.  I used Distress Oxides to ink blend the panels.  

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Friday, May 20, 2022

OCC Day 5- Spring Card Camp 2022

The lesson today was Stamped Wreaths.  We were shown two different techniques on how to stamp a wreath.  Both were beautiful examples.  I have done free form wreaths before and, tbh, I am not very good at it. lol  But I gave it my best shot.  Here is what I made.

This ended up being 4" x 4", I started off with a larger piece of cardstock but things went sideways. I had no leaf shapes that were uniform enough for what I had in mind, so I decided on circles.   All in all I like how it turned out.  I need more practice for sure.  

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Thursday, May 19, 2022

OCC Day 4-Spring Card Camp 2022

 Today's lesson was Emboss Resist.  All the demonstrations today were fantastic.  I chose to do the technique by Heather Hoffman.  It was a beautiful example.

I really had all kinds of issues today.  First I layered the stencil upside down! over my embossed piece and had to start all over again.  Sigh... Then when I had finished the second time, I trimmed the piece wrong and ended up having to put a frame around it to balance it out. AND I could not get a decent photo for anything!  I finally went with what I had, I was tired and really didn't want to start all over again. :)  I really like this look though, and will try it again real soon.

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