MFT Camp Create & Coffee Lovers Hop – Shaker Card

Welcome back!

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I”m excited to show you a double see-through shaker card with a summery coffee/tea theme for the final day of My Favorite Things Camp Create online summer camp featuring Spectacular Shakers. I also used Virginia’s View – All About Color inspiration.

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I learned a lot with this challenging card! First, Color Box pigment inks are sooo juicy, they take ages to dry, even with a heat gun. They’re gorgeous, but they’re not made for impatient people. : ) I made several long, slow passes with my heat gun and tested with a paper towel after each when I thought it would be dry… Nope. No. Nuh-uh. Almost… Even when I finally was SURE it was dry and went to heat emboss, some stray particles of the embossing powder stuck, in spite of using a powder duster. I fixed that by purposefully re-wetting some areas and sprinkling more embossing powder randomly around the card front for a distressed, almost starry night look.

Oh, wait… you’d probably like to see the inside…

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Love that kitty and sentiment! Here’s a quick video of the card in action:

I loved the cool idea of a complete see-through shaker they showed at Camp Create, but wanted to make mine a double layer, so I broke out the Fuse tool. This was my first attempt at using it. I practiced all over two Ziplock freezer bags before I got good enough to get a good seal without melting the plastic. I like how the pattern gives me an outline of the balloons on the front page, adding more depth to the double layers.

If you want to see a step-by-step tutorial of this card with tips and tricks in the near future, let me know in the comments… If I get enough requests, I’ll do another one sooner rather than later. : )

That’s the final badge for the Camp Create. Now I have all 5! It was a fun and challenging ‘retreat’!!

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Here it is laying flat:

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Materials used:

  • My Favorite Things stamp sets: Steeped in Love, Feline Better & Heart Balloons
  • My Favorite Things Heart Balloons dies
  • Recollections white cardstock
  • Versamark ink
  • Inkadinkado Linen White embossing powder
  • ColorBox Classic Pigment Inks: Cyan & Violet
  • Memento dye ink – Tuxedo Black
  • Copic Markers: B24, 29; C1; E00, 02, 13, 31; G05; R22, 24, 39; Y13, 15, 17; YR24
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Metallic Microbeads: Florentine Gold, Garnet, Lapiz Lazuli
  • We R Memory Keepeers Photo Sleeve Fuse tool
  • Misc. washi tape and Ziplock freezer bag

If you want to play along, with any of the hops or challenges that I’m entering below, just click on the description for more information.

Now I have to get back to recovering any salvageable data from my old hard drive as my current backup was bad, too. Technology! I had a couple more cards planned for the Coffee Lovers hop… we’ll see if I get time to get them made up and get around to visiting some of your projects before it’s over. Happy hopping!

Thank you all for stopping by and for your kind comments!

~D.Ann

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Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – MFT Camp Create – Die Cuts – Perk Up Soon Card

Hello coffee, tea and chocolate lovers, and all you regulars and visitors, too! I’m glad to FINALLY be joining the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!

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If you’re a regular at the Coffee Lovers Blog Hops and haven’t been following me, you’re probably surprised that I’m just now posting my first project. Well, my hard drive crashed a few days ago and I finally borrowed a computer so I can get to posting a couple of the cards I had made. Needless to say, I probably won’t be able to post a card each day this time and I won’t do a blog candy post unless I have my computer back to follow up in a timely manner. (Maybe y’all’ll want to start a card writing campaign to my tech guy. lol!)

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I’ve been attending My Favorite Things Camp Create summer camp online and am just now catching up on posting the cards I made, the next two with the Coffee Lovers Hop in mind.. In the craft tent on day 4, the theme was Delightful Die Cutting where they showed partial die cutting. I also kept in mind Virginia’s View board for her current challenge: All About Color.

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Putting that all together, I came up with this card:

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The yellow and blue balloons are partially die cut into the panel. The red balloon is popped up… I was trying to give the illusion of its transparency… it didn’t turn out like I thought, but it’s still sweet.

Camp Create Badge #4 earned!

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Materials used:

  • My Favorite Things stamp sets: Steeped in Love & Heart Balloons
  • My Favorite Things Heart Balloons dies
  • Recollections Shimmer card & white cardstock
  • Memento dye ink – Tuxedo Black
  • Color Box Archival Dye Inks: Red Devil, Lemon Drop, Moody Blue
  • Copic Markers: B24, 29; C1, 3; E00, 02, 31; G05; R39; Y17; YR24
  • Misc. bakers twine and adhesives

If you want to play along, with any of these hops or challenges that I’m entering below, just click on the description for more information.

I have one more card to post, but am running out of steam. It will probably go up tomorrow. Hope to see you then!

~D.Ann

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