Orange Dahlia Thinking of You

I loved the bright colors I used in the last card I created and decided to color this image with a bright orange and like the way it turned out. I colored it with Copic Markers and then fussy cut the image out.

The image did not have leaves and I used the leaves from Altenew’s Beautiful Heart and colored them with more olive green colors. I felt that it would go best with the orange of the flower. Liquid glue was used to adhered the leaves to the flower.

A rectangle was cut using a Penny Black Swirly stitched Rectangle. It adds great visual interest to a clean and simple card design.

The flower image was traced on a foam sheet and fussy cut 1/8″ smaller and adhered to the back of the flower image and adhered with liquid glue and then added to the card front.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pinterest Color-Pages-Adults_Dahlia
  • Hero Arts Messages with Flourish
  • Altenew Beautiful Heart (Leaves)
  • Copic Markers: YR09, YR07, YR04, YR02; YG99, YG97, YG95
  • Penny Black Swirly Stitched Rectangles
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Darice Foam Sheet

Spring Bouquet Thinking of You

This is the second time I’ve used this image, but this time I used Copic Markers to color it and I really like the bright colors selected.

It was printed on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with laser jet printer, which ensures the lines of the image will not bleed when coloring. I decided to use a light blue for the background, it really makes the image pop.

The sentiment is from the Avery Elle Petals and Stems and was stamped at the bottom of the image with Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink. I used a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle and then a mat of black cardstock was added to the back.

Darice Foam Sheet was cut to 1/8″ smaller than the rectangle and then it was adhered to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase and the card was done.

PRODUCT USED:

  • Pinterest Spring Bouquet (461e4adf175033df3017066f5381bf1a)
  • Avery Elle Petals & Stems
  • Copic Markers: Y17, Y15, Y13; YR09, R07, YR04 YR02; R29, R27, R24; R85, R83, R81, R37, R35, R32; R05, R02, R01; G99, G94, G24; YG67, YG17, YG03; YG99, YG97, YG95; YR24, YR21; C8, C7, C5; B000, B0000
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Foam Sheet

Deep Pink Large Flower Thinking of You

I’ve used this image previously but this time I printed it on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a laser printer and colored it with Copic Markers. The flower is a corner image and so I die cut it with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle. It was matted with some black cardstock. Darice Foam Sheet was cut 1/8″ smaller to add dimension to the focal image rectangle.

The sentiment was stamped using Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink in the lower right. The focal image rectangle was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase with liquid glue and the card was done. A fairly quick and easy card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pinterest Digi Flower Image
  • Gina K. Designs Framescape Winter Trees
  • Copic Markers: R95, R81, R83, RV69; YG67, YG17, YG03, YR24, YR21
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Foam Sheet
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Yellow Magnolia Thinking of You

This is the second card I made with this pretty magnolia image from Pinterest. This time I printed it on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a laser printer and colored it with Copic Markers. Once coloring was complete I fussy cut the image with detailed scissors.

The image doesn’t have leaves and so I used leaf images from Altenew Beautiful Heart and fussy cut them out and adhered them with liquid glue to the flower. A Pentel Sunburst Metallic Gold Gel Pen for the stamen on the flower.

A pretty rectangle was cut using a Gina Marie Designs Petite Looped Lace Rectangle and adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase.

I placed the flower focal image on a foam sheet and traced around it with a pen and then fussy cut it 1/8″ smaller and adhered it to the back of the image.

I placed the image on the card front to determine where to stamp the sentiment with black amalgam ink and then the image was adhered to the card front with liquid glue.

PRODUCT USED:

  • Pinterest Magnolia (00e11c966fb3192ea891ad76ad37d1b0)
  • Altenew Thinking of You
  • Altenew Beautiful Heart (Leaves)
  • Copic Markers: Y19, Y17, Y15, Y13; YG99, YG67, YG95
  • Gina Marie Designs Petite Looped Lace Rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Pentel Sunburst Metallic Gold Gel Pen
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Darice Foam

Purple Dahlia Thinking of You

I have this pretty Dahlia image from Pinterest that I decided to print with a laser printer and color with Copic Markers.

The image doesn’t have leaves and so I pulled out Altenew Beautiful Flowers and stamped it in Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink and then die cut them with the matching die. They were glued to flower with liquid glue. To add dimension to the image I traced it on some fun foam and fussy cut it 1/8″ smaller and adhered to the back with liquid glue.

I die cut a rectangle using a Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle and adhered it to a side folding A2 cardbase with dotliner adhesive.

The focal image was laid on the card front to determine where to stamp the sentiment from My Favorite Things Peaceful Wildflowers with Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink. The focal image was adhered to the card front with liquid glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pinterest Color-Pages-Adults_Dahlia
  • My Favorite Things Peaceful Wildflowers
  • Altenew Beautiful Heart (Leaves)
  • Copic Markers: V09,V06, V04, V01, YG67, YG17, YG03
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Darice Foam

Watercolored Spring Bouquet Thinking of You

This is a Pinterest image I’ve had for a long time. I don’t remember if I have used it before, but it make a lovely spring bouquet.

I printed the image onto some Bristol Smooth Cardstock using a laser jet printer. This ensures the lines won’t bleed when watercoloring the image.

I used ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers to watercolor the image. Once the coloring was dry I die cut it with a Memory Box Matinee Rectangle. I adhered it to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock. This really lets the pretty die cut be seen.

The sentiment is from Gina K. Designs Framescape Winter Trees. It was stamped with VersaMark Ink onto a scrap of black cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder and then die cut with a Honey Bee Sentiment Banner. Foam tape was added to the back and it was adhered to the bottom of the focal image. The final embellishment was to add Pentel Sunburst Metallic Gold Gel Pen to the center of some of the flowers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pinterest Spring Bouquet (461e4adf175033df3017066f5381bf1a)
  • Gina K. Designs Framescape Winter Trees
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 400 Marine Green, 031 Cobalt Blue, 032 Persian Blue, 043 Olive Green, 047 May Green, 044 Deep Green, 051 Lemon Yellow, 050 Yellow, 052 Bright Yellow, 080 Violet, 083 Lilac, 222 Pink Flamingo, 028 Pale Pink, 065 Mid Brown
  • Pentel Sunburst Metallic Gold Gel Pen
  • Memory Box Matinee Rectangle
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Honey Bee Sentiment Banner

Pink Magnolia Thinking of You

This is an image from Pinterest that a friend of mine found and made a beautiful card with. She sent me the image so that I could use it too.

I printed the image with a laser jet printer onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock and colored it using a light and dark pink marker. Once the image was dry I used the Silhouette PIXScan Mat to cut around the image.

The image did not have any leaves so I pulled out the Altenew Beautiful Heart stamp and die and stamped them with a MISTI stamping tool and colored them with a light and dark green marker. They were then cut using the matching die. They were glued behind the flower using liquid glue. To add dimension I traced around the image onto some Darice foam with a pencil and fussy cut it about 1/8″ smaller and adhered it to the back of the image with liquid glue.

For visual interest I die cut another rectangle using a Memory Box Matinee Rectangle and adhered it to the front of a side folding A2 cardbase with dotliner adhesive.

I placed the image on the card front to determine where to stamp the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Day with Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink. The focal image was adhered on an angle in the upper left corner of the card front.

As a final embellishment I used a Pentel Sunburst Metallic Gold Gel Pen to the stamen on the flower center and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pinterest Magnolia (00e11c966fb3192ea891ad76ad37d1b0)
  • Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Day
  • Altenew Beautiful Heart (Leaves)
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 202 Peach Pink, 026 Light Pink, 201 Pink Haze, 043 Olive Green
  • Pentel Sunburst Metallic Gold Gel Pen
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Memory Box Matinee Rectangles
  • Canson 110# Watercolor Paper
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Darice Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive

Watercolored Large Pink Flower Thinking of You

We are living in unprecedented times and there is many things that cause uncertainty and worry. Social distancing is also hard. It can leave us feeling isolated and alone. I wanted to send my neighbors a Thinking of You card and let them know we are here for them if they should need any assistance in getting their groceries or medicines.

This card is a Pinterest image that I printed with my laser printer on Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock and watercolored with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

I die cut the image using the largest Ellen Hutson Essential Rectangle Die and then another rectangle from black cardstock. This creates a love then border of black around the image. Both were adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

The sentiment is from Simon Says stamp Sketched Flowers and was stamped with Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink. The final embellishment was to add Pentel Metallic Gold Gel Pen to the center of the flower.

When the card was done and I was getting ready to send it I felt it was a little flat. So I pulled out my Faber-Castelle Polychromos pencils to add shading. Not sure if I like it better. Let me know what you think.

Hey There Cupcake

When you purchased $60 of product this month at My Favorite Things you got this great “Hey There, Cupcake” die. I wanted to use it for the final cupcake using the monthly card kit.

I found this great striped cardstock from Lawn Fawn and used a stitched rectangle from My Favorite Things to size it to leave a thin white border around it when adhered to the front of an A2 cardbase. I decided to pull out my new Ellen Hutson Essential Rectangle die and create a thin border that I would add to the card front. I cut it three times and glued them together use liquid glue.

The cupcake liner was cut from some green and white striped paper from the same paper pack. The cupcake frosting was cut from white cardstock. A C1 Copic Marker was used to add shadows to the layers of frosting. The two were adhered together using a thin line of liquid glue at the top of the cupcake liner. Foam Tape was added to the back to add dimension when it was adhered to the card front on a slight angle.

The Hey There Cupcake die was cut three times from the same white cardstock and adhered together with liquid glue. It was then glued above and below the cupcake.

The final embellishment was to add Nuvo Crystal Drops in multi colors to the frosting to add sprinkles.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Cupcake and Sprinkles Die
  • My Favorite Things Hey There Cupcake Die
  • Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow 6×6 Petite Paper Pack
  • Neena Classic Crest 110# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Copic Markers C1
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Ellen Hutson Essential Rectangle
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops: Red Berry, Wedgewood Blue, Dandelion Yellow, Caribbean Ocean, Apple Green

Celebrate Your Day Cupcake

In the paper pack I have been using on previous cards was this great birthday words white lettering on red. I decided to use this for the next card. A rectangle was cut using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.

A smaller rectangle was cut from white cardstock using My Favorite Things Post Stamp STAX. The cupcake frosting die was cut from this rectangle. The cupcake liner was cut from some red and white polka dot paper in the same paper pack and 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back for dimension. The sentiment was stamped underneath with black ink.

The shaker pouch was added to the cutout and adhered with liquid glue. Red and white beads were added to the pouch and the patterned word paper rectangle was added to the back.

The focal image rectangle was added to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Cupcake and Sprinkles Die
  • My Favorite Things Sugar-Coated Sentiments
  • My Favorite Things Cupcake Shaker Pouch
  • My Favorite Things Birthday Blowout 6×6 Paper Pack
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Mikuki Seed Beads Ruby
  • Bead Landing White Glass
  • My Favorite Things Postage Stamp STAX
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Crystal Crops Red Berry