Monday, January 24, 2022

Stamping Sisters Winter Camp 2022 - Day 1

This isn't just an exciting day here on my blog, it is an exciting week! It is camp time! But this isn't just any camp. Not. at. all. It is....

The 4-day Stamping Sisters Mini Card Camp has a different camp counselor each day and each counselor is prepared to lead the campers to stretch into unknown techniques, or tried and true ones that just need to be revisited. It is guaranteed to be a lot of fun.


Jeanette (that's me) - Monday 

Kelly - Tuesday

Barb - Wednesday

Darlene - Thursday

I thought I'd start things off a little easy peasy and leave the others to teach/lead the more challenging lessons. I think the others had a clue mine would be easy when the only supply I put on our supply list for the week was an embossing folder.

The idea to feature embossing folders came to me as I was organizing (and purging) my huge collection of embossing folders. I realized I rarely ever use them. It is time they see some action so I knew for my challenge, three things had to be present...

1. The embossing folder/s MUST be the star of the card.

2. No stamped images are allowed on the card.

3. Sentiments are optional.

Now to get to my tutorial; well, as soon as I show you my FAILS!

My first idea was to add washi tape (or strips of paper if the campers didn't have washi tape) to a piece of cardstock and then emboss for what I thought would be a creative look. Total fail!

Fail #1

I put a rainbow of washi tape strips on blue cardstock and ran it through the Altenew Cloudy Day embossing folder. You could barely see the embossed areas, so then I swiped a Versamark ink pad over the surface to catch the raised areas and make them a little more pronounced. It was a little better but still a failure.

Not to worry. I had more ideas.

Fail #2

I decided to emboss a piece of white cardstock with the Altenew Whimsical Bouquet embossing folder and then use blending brushes to color the lifted areas. If I had used smaller blending brushes this might have worked, but as it is, I thought it just looked like a mess. UGH!

Fail #3 

But it did show some potential!

I embossed a piece of white cardstock with the Stampin' UP! Tin Tile embossing folder and used my finger to rub a color of Luster Rub On medium to the embossed piece. I didn't like the first color so I tried another... and another... and another. Nope. Not liking it. But wait! 

Attempt #4

I used black cardstock for a rich luscious look! Winner. Winner. Chicken dinner.

Onward we go.

Attempt #5 (the last one)

I embossed a piece of Kraft cardstock with the Altenew Organic Linen embossing folder and used a blending brush to add color to the raised areas, giving it a more defined look.

Now on to my card. I used the pieces from Attempt #4 and Attempt #5 to create it.

I really wish you could see this in person. The rub on medium is rich and gorgeous.

So, Kelly, Barb, and Darlene, are you still with me? I want you to make cards that use one... or more of the techniques I tried - or something similar to them. Adapting is good and we are all flexible.

But remember...

1. The embossing folder/s MUST be the star of the card.

2. No stamped images are allowed on the card.

3. Sentiments are optional.

Have fun! I'll look forward to seeing your cards soon.

And thanks to EVERYONE who has stopped by my blog today!

Stamp/Die Set: Technique Tuesday Lots of Sentiments stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Papers: Joann's 110# Kraft, Neenah 110# Solar White, Recollections 110# Black, and SU Sahara Sand CS

Embossing Folders: Altenew Organic Linen and Stampin' UP! Tin Tile

Medium/Ink (for Special Features): Lawn Fawn Ink (Hippo and Soot) and Luster Metallic Rub On

Dies: MFT Stitched Rectangles

Embellishment: Fun Stampers Journey Ribbon


Barb said...

Outstanding cards! I love your tutorial and will start on mine later this morning!

Patti J said...

Wow! This is gorgeous!!! Great job!

Darlene LeTavec said...

Love your tutorial - including what didn't work!!! (I also include my less-than-successes LOL) That last one is really, really nice! I have an idea to my embossing folders! Thanks for getting us off on the right foot!

Lynn McAuley said...

What beautiful looks with your embossing folders, Jeanette!! Looks like you gals are going to have a fabulous week at stamp camp!!

MiamiKel said...

Easy! Lord have mercy I must have fallen off the craft wagon and bumped my nogging because this was a stretch and then some! I was all over the place, ROFL - but it was fun! These turned out absolutely wonderful and I love your finished card with all the brown hues! Looks like it is a polished perfection! Thanks for a fun class! Now, tomorrow, that's one that's a real easy - LOL!

kiwimeskreations said...

WOW - those final two embossed panels are stunning, as is the card. Nothing quite like showing the fails before the stunning final results :)
Stay safe

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is absolutely incredible!!! Love this card!