Merry Christmas Foliage

This is the second card I created in 2018 for a Christmas Card.  I loved the way it turned out, but it was too time consuming to recreate 100 times. 

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Seasonal Sentiments
  • Hero Arts Happy Holly Days
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Red Velvet, Fresh Asparagus, Grass, Warm Cocoa, Dark Chocolate
  • Copic Markers G43, G40
  • Red Rhinestones from Stash
  • 3M ½”Foam Tape
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Gina K. Designs Cherry Red Base Weight Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock


Wishing You a Joyous Christmas

I have been so busy this year and then there was a problem with my web site that prevented me from posting my 2018 Christmas cards until now.  Every year I make about twelve  card designs and then my husband decides which one  will be mass produced for the approximately 100 people we sent handmade Christmas cards to, with veto rights from me on the ones that just take too much time.  This was the first design.

This is a clean and simple design and very easy to create.  I stamped the image from Gina K. Designs Merry and Bright and the sentiment from Gina K. Designs Fruits of the Season with VersaMark Ink onto Gina K. Designs Cherry Red Cardstock and then heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The focal image was die cut using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle. I wanted to mat the focal image with gold and so I too a mini VersaMark Pad and inked the edges of a rectangle cut 1/8 larger than the die cut focal image and heat set the same gold embossing powder.

I ink blended the edges of the rectangle with some Gina K. Designs Red Velvet Ink.  Adhered the two rectangles together with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and then glued them to the front of a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Merry and Bright
  • Gina K. Designs Fruits of the Season
  • Gina K. Designs Cherry Red Base Weight Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive


Kraft and Patterned Paper Hello

I love when you can create a great card that takes hardly any time.  I usually do this by using patterned paper.  For the card below I pulled some great woodgrain paper from DCWV’s Gilded Paper Stack, die cut the word “hello” from it and then added a panel of Embossed Kraft Cardstock on top with a little twine.  A quick and simple card.

Products Used:

  • My Favorite Things Happy Hello
  • Cuttlebug Feathers and Arrows Dies
  • DCWV The Gilded Paper Stack
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • Kraft Cardstock from Scraps
  • Sizzix 3-D Feathers Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Gold Foil Laughter Sparkles Like Sunshine

This is another card made from simply die cutting an already prepared sentiment with a stitched rectangle die.  I love when you can get a lovely card simply by using great patterned paper.

I simply added the die cut panel to a dark chocolate cardbase and added some flowers and leaves fussy cut from a different patterned paper from the same pad.

Products Used:

  • Die Cuts with a View the Gilded Paper Stack 12” x 12” Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Dark Chocolate Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Gold Foil Thank You Very Much

I love it when I find a beautiful pad of paper that creates lovely cards just from adhering them to a cardbase.  I made several cards from the Die Cuts With a View Gilded Paper Stack.  Here is one with a thank you sentiment.

I die cut the panel with a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX die.  To embellish the card My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and adhered to the corner.

Products Used:

  • Die Cuts With a View the Gilded Paper Stack 12” x 12” Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Dark Chocolate Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

 

Beautiful Heart Happy Everything

This is the second card created with Altenew’s Beautiful Heart stamp.  However, this time I only stamped the outline with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored it in using Copic Markers.

This was a one layer card.  The flower was stamped first and then stamped again onto some masking paper in order to stamp the leaves.  They were colored with Copic Markers V28, V25, V22; YG17, YG25, YG01.  When the coloring was complete it was die cut using My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX and then matted with Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.  The sentiment was also cut from gold mirror and Darice Sticky Back Foam to add dimension and adhered to the card front.

Am A2 side folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the focal image panel and then adhered to the cardbase with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Beautiful Heart
  • Penny Black Awesome Die Set
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Copic Markers: V28, V25, V22; YG17, YG25, YG01
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Nuvo Aqua Glitter Gloss Shimmer Pen1

 

Beautiful Heart Happiest of Birthdays

I recently purchased Altenew’s Beautiful Heart stamp set.  It has a lovely big flower and leaves that are very easy to layer.  For this card I decided to use Altenew purple inks.

The stamp leaves a lot of white space, which creates a lot of lovely highlights.  The outline was stamped first using Memento Tuxedo Black onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.  It was then stamped with Lilac and Lavender Fields for the flower, Frayed Leaf and Forest Glad for the leaves.

To add visual interest to the card I die cut a rectangle of the Neena cardstock with a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX and dry embossed it with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder.  Darice sticky back foam was added to the back to add dimension and then it was adhered to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

The flower and leaves were die cut with the matching dies.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back and then adhered to the card front.  The sentiment is from Winnie & Walter’s Sentimental Birthday was stamped onto Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.  Foam Tape was added to the back and it was adhered just below the focal image and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Beautiful Heart
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Altenew Inks: Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Nuvo Aqua Glitter Gloss Shimmer Pen

Analogous Colors – It’s Your Birthday! Let’s Celebrate!

I really like the color combination of blue, green, and yellow.  This cupcake layering stamp from Altenew is very easy to line up and creates a great focal image.  I decided to use this new frame die cut from Little B.  Also adding visual interest was dry embossing the cardbase front with Cricut Cuttlebug Charles Embossing Folder.

The cupcake image was die cut with the matching dies, foam tape was added to the back for dimension and glued to the front of the decorative rectangle.  The final embellishment was adding sequins from Pretty Pink Posh Share Kindness Mix.  After the card was done I decided to add some seed beads as sprinkles on the frosting.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Layered Cupcakes
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Sweet Corn, Blue Lagoon, Applemint, Lucky Clover
  • Pretty Pink Posh Share Kindness Sequin Mix
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Turquoise Sea Cardstock
  • Little B Frames
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Cricut Cuttlebug Charles Embossing Folder
  • Mikuki Lagoon Seed Beads Mix

It’s Your Birthday! Let’s Celebrate!

This card is basically a monochromatic color scheme with reds.  The patterned paper accented the colors used in the layered cupcake.  Since I die cut the cupcake into a circle shape the card needed a little white accents on the bottom of the card and pulled out My Favorite Things Chevron Stripes.

A very clean and simple design and very easy to create.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Layered Cupcakes
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Sweet Corn, Peach Bellini, Coral Reef
  • Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Sequin Mix
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Reflections Bright and Basic 12 x 12 Cardstock Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • My Favorite Things Chevron Stripes
  • Mikuki Ruby Seed Beads Mix

Happy Birthday To You Balloons

This is the second try of this card.  The first time around I tried using Glossy Accents and I used too much and it was running off the balloons and making a mess, so I went back to the drawing board, stamped the background balloon directly onto the stitched rectangle rather than die cutting them all and adhered them with liquid glue.  I took the sentiment balloons, adhered them together, and then used clear embossing powder to add the shine and loved the way it turned out.

I decided to use Gina K. Designs Turquoise Sea cardstock for the cardbase and love the way it accented the big turquoise balloon.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back for dimension and glued in place with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  A Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic Silver Pen was used for the strings on the balloon.  It was a very subtle accent.

Products Used:

  • Avery Elle Balloons
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Grass, Applemint, Sweet Corn, Lemon Drop, Turquoise Sea, Blue Lagoon
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle
  • Darcie Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Turquoise Sea Cardstock
  • Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic Silver Pen