Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Spotlight On...Camilla Fredriksson!

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We are proud to bring you our next Spotlight On...Camilla Fredriksson!  Camilla's lovely projects are textured with depth and interest.  She's able to balance layers with a sense of space and lightness. Just look at THIS CARD and THIS CARD she made for our 1st Birthday Bash Challenges!

Wait until you see what she's made today...you will see Camilla shine!       

>>>ABOUT CAMILLA<<<

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Hi I am Mill@n! I am from the west coast of Sweden, a lovely country and I really enjoy our life here in our small town close to Gothenburg. I live together with my husband, two teenage children and a dog. I think I am a pretty average person with 'hobbies' like; long walks with the dog, cooking, crafting and of course keeping the house from total mess of stuff. I have a full time job at a global chemical company where I have grown into several fun roles over the years and have got to spend time with people from many corners of the world.

The scrapping is a big part of my life even if there is less time than I'd want to spend on it. I try to spend time in my scrap corner instead of in front of the TV a few evenings per week. I am a slow, slow scrapper but I am working on letting the process take time and to enjoy the journey. I find it particularly nice to be able to give away cards that is personal and hand made. I mostly do cards and I am still trying to create some different looks, to not get stuck in one single style.

>>>CAMILLA's PROJECTS<<<

For this post I have made a few male cards, at least that was my intention. Fathers' day is in June in US (in Sweden as late as November), also it is more of a challenge for me to create this type of cards. I have used my embossing folders in a slightly different way and used them to create colored backgrounds. I enjoy playing with inks of different kinds and the embossing folders are perfect to create your own personal touch to a project. The versatility is really great!


The first card is made by fully color in the embossing folder top side and run it through the big shot or similar. I used different colors of mini distress inks and dotted directly to the surface of the folder, the paper is aquarelle paper of 300 gr. Once happy with the colors, I sprayed with mini mister to get the colors to blend. Next step is to emboss in the machine. Afterwards, I added some perfect pearl to create some glow. To complete the card I embossed one more paper without the coloring and added the lovely word dies The Big, the Bold and You Cutaways, the small 'to' stamp is from the stamp set with the same name. The card is intended for a student of engineering, why I also added a few gear elements.

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For this second card, I colored only the pattern of the embossing folder, (most of the time the reverse side of the folder). This gives a more subtle pattern and is very suitable for clean and simple cards. I never ran it through the machine, I only let the colored paper dry. Also this time I used a few different colors to create some life to the pattern. I utilized The Big, The Bold and Friends stamp set as well as the corresponding cutaway set. I actually cut away the s in 'friends' to 'friend' since I found that more suitable for the occasion.

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Lastly I made one more CAS card with the same technique as the previous card, just a different layout and with some embellishment. I used the die set The Big, the Bold and Party Cutaways and colored it into an ombre effect with distress inks. I added a layer of Glossy Accent for a 3D-effect of the cut word as well.

I hope you have enjoyed my post, please feel free to visit my blog and/or leave a footprint in this one.

13 comments:

  1. Camilla it is so nice to meet you, and to know another who uses this technique!! I'm not even sure why I tried it, but LOve it when using a wood-grain embossing folder ... your cards are just gorgeous, and I'm inspired to mix up my colors a bit! Thanks for sharing... thank you, W&W for showcasing Camilla!
    =] Michele

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    1. Michele, thanks a lot for your kind words!! This is really a great fun technique indeed :)
      :D //Camilla

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  2. beautiful cards Camilla!! love the background colors...

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  3. Very cool Camilla! I especially love your colors! TFS :D

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  4. Stunning cards Camilla! Love the ink/embossing techniques used!

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  5. Love all the textures and layers!

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  6. These are wonderful! Love the aged "patina" look of the first card, and the dimension. These are great ideas for masculine cards with the gears and blueprint pattern!

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  7. How STUNNING!!! Such a cool way to use the embossing folders. I am going to have to give this a try!!

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  8. Wonderful work Camilla! I love all your cards!

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  9. You are marvelous and these cards are just so unique, cool and super trendy!! Love the soft colors on some and the bold colors on others - all the way through this post I was just so in awe of your creating skills!!! You ROCK!!!

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  10. Camilla, your creativity is outstanding, as evidenced by this amazing trio of cards you've shared here! What a marvelous showcase of your W&W products, paired with incredible techniques/colours with your embossing folders. It's easy to see why the 'spotlight' shines on you: you're wonderfully talented!
    ~c

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  11. Great getting to know you Camilla!!!
    I'm a super slow crafter too :)
    LOVE your cards and your clever use of inks with the embossing folders and the contrast with the big bold words. THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION - I look forward to being more adventurous with my inks and embossing folders!!!

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