Stitched Leaves Congratulations

This is the third card I made using the Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves stamp set.  My Aunt Betty and Uncle Delos are celebrating their 70th Wedding Anniversary this week.  I felt like these beautiful leaves would be a reminder of the time of year they began their lives together.

As with the other cards, Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper was covered with Distress Ink Candied Apple, Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, and Peeled Paint. Each color was randomly applied onto the watercolor paper by directing smooching the ink pads all over the paper. The paper was saturated with a spray bottle of water so that the colors would blend together.

When everything was completely dry an anti static pad was used to liberally coated the surface of the watercolored paper to ensure the embossing powder would only stick to the stamped images. The leaf images were stamped with VersaMark Ink, heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, heat set with the Marvy Embossing Tool, and die cut with the matching dies.

To assemble this card I combined the design of the other two cards I made with these leaves.  An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock.  A rectangle was cut from Gina K. Designs 80# Ivory Cardstock using a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle and dry embossed with the Darice Wood Grain Embossing Folder and the Sizzix Big Shot.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller and adhered to the back of the rectangle.  The arrangement of leaves were adhered to the front using both Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

The sentiment is from the Sizzix Celebrate Die set and was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and an additional four time from Gina K. Designs 80# Ivory Cardstock.  Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive was used to adhere all of them together.  The sentiment was adhered to the front of the focal image rectangle with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  The panel was adhered to the front of the cardbase with the same glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves Stamp
  • Sizzix Celebrate Die
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle Die
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Extra Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Distress Inks: Candied Apple, Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint
  • Darice Wood Grain Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Foam Sheet
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive

Stitched Leaves Have a Grateful Heart

This is the second card made from Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves.  Beautiful, colorful leaves are a hallmark of fall and this time of year is when we more fully count our blessings.  I send cards monthly to the young women and men from our church who are serving missions for 1 1/2 to 2 years.  This month I wanted to focus on a talk by President Thomas S. Monson called The Divine Gift of Gratitude, which was the inspiration for the design of this card.

To create this card Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper was covered with Distress Ink Candied Apple, Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, and Peeled Paint. Each color was randomly applied onto the watercolor paper by directing smooching the ink pads all over the paper. The paper was saturated with a spray bottle of water so that the colors would blend together.

When everything was completely dry an anti static pad was used to liberally coat the surface of the watercolored paper to ensure the embossing powder would only stick to the stamped images. The leaf images were stamped with VersaMark Ink, heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, heat set with the Marvy Embossing Tool, and die cut with the matching dies.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock.  A rectangle was cut from Gina K. Designs 80# Ivory Cardstock using a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle.  The leaves were adhered to the front of the rectangle using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive for the maple leaves and the two leaves on top were adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

The sentiment was made using the Paper Accents GOld Mirror Cardstock and the Simon Says Stamp Grateful Die.  The  stamped words are from the Honey Bee Thankful Stamp set.  A strip of Gina K. Designs 120# Chocolate Cardstock was cut to fit the sentiment.  The grateful die was laid on the strip to determine where to stamp the secondary words with VersaMark Ink and heat emboss them with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The die cut word was then adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the sentiment strip was adhered to the bottom of the rectangle with the same adhesive.

The focal image rectangle was adhered to the front of the cardbase with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves Stamp
  • Honey Bee Thankful Stamp
  • Simon Says Stamp Grateful Die
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle Die
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Chocolate 120# Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Extra Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Distress Inks: Candied Apple, Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Marvy Embossing Heat Tool

Stitched Leaves Birthday Card

I love the stamp Stitched Leaves by Gina K. Designs.  You can either stamp a solid image of each leaf, or you can stamp the outline only for a beautiful fall card.  For this card I created a watercolor background using Distress Inks and stamped the outline image with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed them with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I love the multi colored look of each leaf.

To create this card Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper was covered with Distress Ink Candied Apple, Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, and Peeled Paint.  Each color was randomly applied onto the watercolor paper by directing smooching the ink pads all over the paper.  The paper was saturated with a spray bottle of water so that the colors would blend together.

When everything was completely dry an anti static pad was used to liberally coated the surface of the watercolored paper to ensure the embossing powder would only stick to the stamped images.  The leaf images were stamped with VersaMark Ink, heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, heat set with the Marvy Embossing Tool, and die cut with the matching dies.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock and the front was dry embossing using the Darice Wood Grain Embossing Folder.  The leaves were then arranged into a grouping and adhered to the front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape for the top maple leaf.

The sentiment is from the Mama Elephant Birthday Script Die and was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.  It was cut an additional four times from Gina K. Designs 80# Ivory Cardstock and adhered together with Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive.  The secondary sentiment from the Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold, and Party stamp set was stamped on a scrap of red cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with the same gold embossing powder.  The die cut birthday was adhered to the card front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the secondary greeting was adhered over it with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves Stamp
  • Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold, and Party Stamp
  • Mama Elephant Birthday Script Die
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory and Cherry Red Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Extra Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Distress Inks: Candied Apple, Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint
  • Darice Wood Grain Embossing Folder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • Marvy Embossing Tool

 

Flower Bomb Birthday Bouquet

Pinks and purples, with a touch of yellow, make a pretty flower arrangement.  For this card I used the Power Poppy Flower Bomb Digital Stamp, printing it on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then cutting it out using the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.  The thing I really like about digital stamps is you can make them any size you want.

I took some pink cardstock from the Recollections Essential Paper Pack and die cut it with a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  I then used the positive oval shape left over from a previous card I made using the My Favorite Things Oval Frames.  The oval was adhered directly to the pink cardstock and Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the rectangle and adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted’s Fancy Sayings and was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.

The focal image was colored with Copic Markers: V17, V25, V22; YG67, YG23, YG01; YG17, YG23, YG03; Y08; R85, R83, R81; BG000, and then placed on a rectangle of Darice Sticky Back Foam, traced, and fussy cut and adhered to the back of the image.  I think this is becoming my favorite way of adding dimension to an image.  It doesn’t really take any longer than cutting strips of 3M ½” Foam Tape, but it gives a solid dimension behind an image and goes through the mail excellently.  It was then adhered to the middle of the oval with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Flower Bomb Digital Stamp
  • HP Laser Printer
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings Stamp
  • Copic Markers: V17, V25, V22; YG67, YG23, YG01; YG17, YG23, YG03; Y08; R85, R83, R81; BG000
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • MFT Stitched Oval Frame
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Recollections Essentials Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue

Fall Luminous Bouquet Birthday

Power Poppy’s Luminous Bouquet Digital Stamp has a very detailed center to the largest flower.  I printed it on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with an HP Printer and then cut an outline around the image with the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.

You have to color very carefully if when coloring a flower red with a yellow center if you don’t want the red to bleed into the yellow, but I like the combination.  Copic Markers R20, 422, 424, 427, 429; YR20, YR21, YR23; Y02, Y08, Y1Y; G00, G1, G19, YG04; BG000 were used to color the image.

I like when a smaller rectangle is used to set off a focal image, with a little bit of the focal image spreading over the edges.  Winnie & Walter’s Audrey Essential Die was used to create a scalloped rectangle to adhere the focal image to with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was used to trace the focal image and then adhered to the back.  The focal image was then adhered to the scalloped rectangle with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The focal image rectangle was placed on a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock to determine where to stamp the sentiment from Gina K. Designs Peony Wishes with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and the card was done.

PRODUCT USED:

  • Power Poppy Luminous Bouquet Digital Stamp
  • HP Laser Printer
  • Gina K. Designs Peony Wishes Stamp Sentiment
  • Winnie & Walter Audrey Essential Die
  • Copic Markers: R20, 422, 424, 427, 429; YR20, YR21, YR23; Y02, Y08, Y1Y; G00, G1, G19, YG04; BG000
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock

 

Pretty Pansies Birthday Wishes

Power Poppy’s Pansies Digital Stamp was printed it on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with an HP Printer and then cut an outline around the image with the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.  I like to look at flower images on Google to get ideas on how to color flower images.  Copic Markers V09, V06, V04, V22; Y17, Y08, Y02; C3, C1, C0; YG67, YG17, YG23 were used for the purple, white, and yellow palette.

The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted’s Fancy Sayings and was stamped with Gina K. Designs Wild Lilac Ink.  When I went to adhere the focal image it just needed something to make it pop on the page.  So, I cut a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the rectangle for added dimension.  I like this better, but it still needed a little something, so I tool a scrap of white cardstock and colored it with the darkest purple Copic Marker and adhered it underneath the dry embossed rectangle with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  This was just what was needed to draw the eye to the flower arrangement.  Darice Fun Foam was traced in the flower shape and adhered to the back and then glued to the front of the card using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Pansies Digital Stamp
  • HP Laser Printer
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Gina K. Designs Wild Lilac Ink
  • Copic Markers: V09, V06, V04, V22; Y17, Y08, Y02; C3, C1, C0; YG67, YG17, YG23
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Recollections Essentials Paper
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue

Layer Cake Birthday Celebration

I wanted to create all the birthday cards I would need until the end of the year since I was having surgery and didn’t know how I would be feeling.  I ran across this Power Poppy Layer Cake Digital Stamp and printed it on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with an HP Laser Printer and cut around the image with the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.

The inspiration for the color of the image was taken from piece of pink hexagon paper from Doodlebug Kraft in Color 6 x 6 Paper Pad, which was die cut using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle and adhered to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The cake image was colored with Copic Markers RV14, RV13, RV12, RV11; V09, V06, V06; E59, E57, E55, since purple is a good complimentary color for pink, and who doesn’t like chocolate cake.

When you have a bright background I like to use a neutral color to highlight the focal image.  A rectangle was die cut from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle and then dry embossed with the Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder, which I think complemented the polka dot icing on the cake.

The sentiment from Paper Smooches Scripty Sayings was stamped on the pink rectangle with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was traced, fussy cut, and adhered to the back of the focal image.  It was then adhered to the dry embossed rectangle with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Layer Cake Digital Stamp
  • HP Laser Printer
  • Paper Smooches Scripty Sayings
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Copic Markers: RV14, RV13, RV12, RV11; V09, V06, V06; E59, E57, E55
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Doodlebug Kraft in Color 6 x 6 Paper Pad
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue

Power Poppy Pink Ranunculus Birthday

There are a lot of ranunculus flower stamps out there right now.  I like them all.  This stamp is a digital image from Power Poppy, which was printed on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using a Laser Printer.  The dry ink in a laser printer ensures that the image does not bleed when coloring with Copic Markers.

The markers used for this flower arrangement were: RV09, RV06, RV04; YG65, YG93, YG91; BG0000.  Once it was printed and colored it was die cut using the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.  The image was traced onto Darice Sticky Back Foam, fussy cut with scissors and adhered to the back of the arrangement.

The sentiment is from Penny Black Sprinkles & Smiles and was stamped using VersaMark Ink on vellum cardstock and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.

A scalloped rectangle was die cut using a Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangle die.  The focal image was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the sentiment was wrapped around the rectangle and adhered to the back with Scotch Tape.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller than the scalloped rectangle and adhered to the back.  A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the front was run through the Big Shot with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder to add visual interest.  The Focal image panel was then adhered to the front using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Ranunculus Digital Stamp
  • HP Laser Printer
  • Penny Black Sprinkles & Smiles
  • Copic Markers: RV09, RV06, RV04; YG65, YG93, YG91; BG0000
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • The Paper Company Vellum
  • Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Die
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  1. Scotch Tape

Fall Rose Bouquet Birthday

When I saw Gina K. Designs Rose Bouquet Stamp I really like the image, but when I got it in the mail it was smaller than I thought it would be.  An easy way to make a small image take center stage is to cut a rectangle just larger than the image and then back it was a different colored frame.

For this card I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then die cut a rectangle using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock was cut 1/8” larger and the two were adhered together using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  The black border really draws the eye to the focal image.

The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday Cosmos and was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black in the lower left of the focal image panel.

I used fall colors for the flowers.  Copic Markers: Copic Markers: R08, R05, R22; YR16, YR14, YR12; YR18, YR16, YR12; YG97, YG95, YG9.  Light blue markers were added for a sky effect (B0000, B000).

Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut with the same Simon Says Stamp rectangle die and adhered to the back of the focal image.  A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was adhered to the front using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Rose Bouquet Stamp
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Technique Tuesday Cosmos Sentiment Stamp
  • Copic Markers: R08, R05, R22; YR16, YR14, YR12; YR18, YR16, YR12; YG97, YG95, YG93; B0000, B000
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive

Red Peony Wishes Birthday

I really like the peony bouquet from Gina K. Designs Peony Wishes.  It was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then die cut using the PIXScan and the Silhouette Cameo.  It is the perfect size for a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle base.  Both were stamped and cut from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.  A rectangle 1/8” larger than the wonky rectangle was cut with a guillotine paper cutter and adhered to the back with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

My favorite color is red and so I used different hues to color the flower images.  Copic Markers used were: R08, R05, R22; R29, R27, R24; R22, R21, R20; YG97, YG93, YG91; B000.

3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the flowers and then they were adhered to the front of the wonky rectangle.  The focal image panel was placed on the front of a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock to determine where to stamp the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Messages with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  Once the sentiment was stamped the focal image was adhered to the front of the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Peony Wishes
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Messages
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Copic Markers: R08, R05, R22; R29, R27, R24; R22, R21, R20; YG97, YG93, YG91; B000
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black

My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles