Sunday, May 14, 2017

...for my girls...

More cards for the camp stash:

If you've ever read my blog, you already know I make a ton of cards to send to my kids while they are away at camp-- the more mail they get, the more embarrassing songs they have to sing in front of the camp!  And this year I am on double-duty as my youngest is now old enough to go!

Anyway.... supplies:

  • Background panels made by using Theresa Collins modeling paste through Tim Holtz stencils on Strathmore watercolor paper.
  • Once dry, I used Distress Oxide (DOx) for the colors... for the top card, I inked directly to the texture then sprayed heavily with water.  For the bottom card, I inked the mat and then sprayed the mat with water and dipped the panel.  
  • Top card: Faded Jeans, Fossilized Amber, Iced Spruce.  Bottom card: Fossilized Amber, Iced Spruce.
  • I used Tim's wildflowers cut from Strathmore watercolor paper on the top card, along with a Heidi Swapp chipboard sentiment and some Prima enamel dots.  For the bottom card, I used Heidi Swapp chipboard pieces and MME enamel dots.
I will share these at the JUGs challenge:


  1. These are beautiful! I never thought about using modeling past and then inking, your results doing this is amazing! Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  2. The colors are more visible on the second card, but the softness of the first works with the flowers and how the enamel dots add that extra color. Great to see how different the outcome depending on the technique used with DOx.

  3. Is there anything better than embarrassing your kids?! (payback perhaps?) LOL! Your background panels are so cool and I love the cards! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  4. Super awesome cards. Cracks me up why you are sending them to your kids -- LOL - to fun! Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

  5. great texture on both my friend
    you are always great to added texture on your project
    me sometimes so lazy
    only stamp
    and making a bit BG sentiment and finish hehe
    I dont want make my craft table dirty
    but your texture you are great on it Mimi
    see you around sweety

  6. Congrats on being Chic of the Week at Just Us Girls! These are fantastic!!!