Pure Innocence Scientist Birthday Card

I am surrounded my scientists in my household.  My husband’s degree is in biology, my oldest daughter has a degree in bio chemistry and her husband is a physical therapist, my oldest son has a doctorate in geo physics and his wife has a masters in geology, my youngest son’s degree is in chemistry, along with his beautiful wife, and my youngest daughter is a pediatrician.  And then there’s me who doesn’t do anything with science, went to secretarial college, and loves to create.  Go figure.

Both of my daughters-in-law have birthdays in November.  I am always looking for stamp sets that I think my children and grandchildren would like.  This card was made with My Favorite Things Pure Innocence and Undeniable Chemistry and is for Monica.

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I took some Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper and prepped it with an anti-static pad since I planned to emboss a background for the card.  I randomly stamped the chemical symbols from My Favorite Undeniable Chemistry, added Ranger Silver Embossing Powder and heat set with the Marvy Embossing Tool.

Since Monica’s favorite colors are burgundy and black I used Candied Apple, Seedless Preserves, Aged Mahogany, Hickory Smoke and Black Soot to ink blend the panel.  It was glued to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock.

The image from My Favorite Things Pure Innocence was stamped on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink since I planned to color it with Copic Markers (colors are listed below).  Once the image was colored it was run through the Sizzix Big Shot with the second Lawn Fawn Small stitched Stackable Rectangles.  A rectangle of Recollection Silver Mirror Cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger than the focal image and glued together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

Using Winnie & Walter the Big, the Bold and Party stamp set “birthday” was stamped in the lower right of the focal panel. WPlus9 Happy Trio was die cut from both Recollections Silver Mirror Cardstock and Darice Adhesive White Fun Foam and adhered together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then to the focal image.

Darice Adhesive White Fun Foam was glued to the back of the focal image and adhered to the background panel with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • Recollection Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • My Favorite Things Undeniable Chemistry
  • My Favorite Things Pure Innocence
  • Winnie & Walter the Big the Bold and Party
  • Distress Ink: Candied Apple, Seedless Preserves, Aged Mahogany, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
  • Copic Markers: Pants C6, C7, C9; Shoes C7, C10; Shirt R39, R56, R59; Beaker B000; Skin E00, E11, E51; Hair E49, E77, R59; Outline BG0000, BG10; Ground C0, C1
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • WPlus9 Happy Trio
  • Darice Adhesive White Fun Foam
  • Ranger Silver Embossing Powder
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Marvy Embossing Tool

Look for the Miracles Fall Wreath

Recently I purchased the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Leaves because I thought it would make a beautiful fall card.  I decided to use it for the encouragement cards I make for Safe Harbor this month, and I really like how they turned out.

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I went into my scraps of paper and pulled out some burgundy, medium and dark green, red, light orange, yellow, medium and dark brown paper and ran them through the big shot with the small leaf die a couple of times.  To add dimension to the leaves I ink blended the edges with Distress Ink (colors are listed below).

I knew I wanted to make the leaves into a wreath, but I was having a difficult time keeping the round shape so that it would be large enough for the sentiment I wanted to use.  So I nested two circle dies from dark green cardstock to create a small ring.  I took a strip of 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape and cut it in thirds so it would be narrow enough to fit on the ring and not show and then I placed the leaves on the ring.  I tried to create a triangle with each color of leaves, varying the shapes and sizes.

Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock was run through the Big Shot with the rectangle for Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  I positioned the wreath of leaves on the rectangle to determine where I wanted to stamp the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Look for the Miracles set.  Sometimes, when life is difficult and we are struggling to make changes in our lives it is good to be reminded of the little miracles that happen in our lives.  I used VersaMark Ink and Ranger Extra Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, prepping the area with an anti-static pad before stamping the sentiment.

When I went to glue the wreath to the front panel it was just took stark against the ivory cardstock, so I used Distress Gathered Twigs to ink blend the edges and liked how it looked.  I glued the wreath to the font panel with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  For the cardbase I used Gina K. Designs 120# Dark Chocolate Cardstock, cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″.  The focal panel was applied using Creative Hands Peel and Stick Fun Foam in Black.  I scattered some dots of Stickles Tidings and the card was done.

Since I always take three cards each month I created two additional cards with the same design but different colored cardbases.  The brown cardbase is my favorite.

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PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Leaves
  • Distress Ink: Carved Pumpkin, Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Rusty Hinge, Gathered Twigs, Forest Moss, Peeled Paint
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundles of Stitched Shapes
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Creative Hands Peel and Stick Fun Foam
  • Simon Says Stamp Look for the Miracles
  • Stickles Tidings
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory and Dark Chocolate Cardstock
  • Marvy Embossing Tool
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue

Autumn Leaves Welcome

This is the last fall leaf card that I made this week.  This time I created a top folding A2 card from some dark green cardstock I had in my stash.  I decided to have a two toned background for the front of the card and so I die cut a green rectangle with Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  00287w

For the sentiment I took a strip of the light orange cardstock and ink blended the edges with Rusty Hinge.  I ensured it was completely dry before stamping “welcome” from Hero Arts Little One in Simon Says Stamp Clear ink and embossing it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  To adhere the sentiment to the green rectangle I used 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  It needed a little something to separate the two so I pulled out some gold glitter cardstock and cut a thin strip and tucked it behind the sentiment, gluing it down with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

I cut the leaves and ink blended the edges with Distress Ink, colors used are listed below.  I arranged the leaves how I liked them and adhered them all using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  For a final touch I added a couple of the Little B Acorn Stickers from Simon Says Stamp October Card Kit of the Month, and fall colored sequins I had in my stash.

I decided to use some gold glitter cardstock behind the green rectangle and cut it 1/8″ larger.  Because of the rough texture of glitter cardstock I adhered the two together using Be Creative Tape and then adhered the entire panel to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves die
  • Stampendous Leaf die
  • Hero Arts Little One
  • Distress Ink: Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber, Forest Moss, Rusty Hinge, Gathered Twigs
  • Fall Colored Sequins
  • Little B Acorn Stickers
  • Be Creative Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape

Autumn Leaves Hello II

For this second card I changed the orientation to a side fold card made from Simon Says Stamp Dark Chocolate cardstock.  I once again pulled some scrap fall colors and die cut the leaves and inked the edges with Distress Ink, colors used are listed below. I die cut a rectangle from Lawn Fawn Fall Plaid Collection with Simon Says Bundle of Stitched Shapes and blended the edges with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink and applied directly to the cardbase with Tombo Adhesive Dot Runner.

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I cut the Hero Arts Hello die three times, one from dark chocolate, again with yellow and the last from gold glitter cardstock.  I glued them together with Elmer’s Glue Spray Adhesive and offset them just a little so all the colors could be seen..

I arranged the leaves how I liked them and glued the larger brown leaf in the back directly to the plaid rectangle with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The rest were adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  For a final touch I added three of the Little B Acorn Stickers from Simon Says Stamp October Card Kit of the Month, and red sequins I had in my stash.  The Rusty Hinge ink was darker than I wanted and to add some additional sparkle I added Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen to the plaid rectangle and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves die
  • Stampendous Leaf die
  • Distress Ink: Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber, Forest Moss, Rusty Hinge, Gathered Twigs
  • Lawn Fawn Fall Plaid Collection
  • Red Sequins
  • Little B Acorn Stickers
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen

Autumn Leaves Hello

It was time to create some more welcome/hello cards for the new people in our ward at church.  This time I wanted to make them fall cards and so I pulled some leaf dies that I hand: Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves and Stampendous Leaf.

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Like all papercrafters we have a lot of leftover paper.  I pulled some fall colors and die cut the leaves.  To provide some dimension I blended the edges with Distress Ink, colors used are listed below. I die cut a rectangle from Lawn Fawn Fall Plaid Collection with Simon Says Bundle of Stitched Shapes and blended the edges with Fossilized Amber Distress Ink.  I applied it directly to a top folding A2 cardbase made from craft cardstock with Tombo Adhesive Dot Runner.

I cut the Hero Arts Hello die three times from the same brown cardstock used for the leaves and inked the edges with Distress Rusty Hinge ink.  I glued them together with the Sakura Glue Pen.

I arranged the leaves how I liked them and glued a couple of the larger leaves in the back directly to the plaid rectangle with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The rest were adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  For a final touch I added three of the Little B Acorn Stickers from Simon Says Stamp October Card Kit of the Month, and Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves die
  • Stampendous Leaf die
  • Distress Ink: Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber, Forest Moss, Rusty Hinge, Gathered Twigs
  • Lawn Fawn Fall Plaid Collection
  • Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins
  • Little B Acorn Stickers

You’re a Classic Birthday Card

My husband is an amazing man and a true class act.  I have been trying to figure out a card for his birthday at the end of the month for a few weeks now.  When we first met he was driving a 1965 Metallic Blue Ford Mustang.  It was a pretty car and we should have held on to it because it’s now a classic and worth a lot of money.  But when we were young and first starting out we couldn’t afford two cars and as our family began to grow we sold it.  But I decided to use that classic car as the inspiration for his birthday card.  I couldn’t find a picture of a navy blue metallic mustang that I could trace and cutout with my silhouette, but this red one worked great.

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I imported the image into my Silhouette Cameo software and created a cut file.  Once that was done I decided to completely cover the card with Ranger Glossy Accents, which made it have the appearance of a metallic shine, and set it aside to dry.

To compliment the red of the card I used some red and cream striped paper from My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found 6″ x 6″ paperpack and die cut it with the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangles.  I decided to use add some gold mirror paper as an accent to the back of the panel and cut a rectangle 1/8″ larger than the striped panel and adhered the two together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

I  decided to use the same gold mirror cardstock behind the car to help it pop off the page.  Originally thought I would use an oval shape, but didn’t like the way it looked.  I then remembered I had the Silhouette Long Classic Rectangles die and the third largest was the perfect size.  I adhered the car focal image with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the rectangle and set it aside.

In keeping with the classic car theme I cut the word “Classic” several times with the Silhouette Cameo using the Brannboll Felt font.  I probably need to get a new blade because I had a difficult time getting a clean cut without the word tearing.  I was finally able to get two clean cutouts and glued them together with the Sakura Quickie Glue Pen.  I then put some Tombo Mono Dot Adhesive onto a scrap of paper to hold the word in place while I covered it with Simon Says Stamp Clear ink and heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  Since I only had two cutouts for the sentiment I covered it with embossing powder three times for added dimension.

I placed the car rectangle on the striped panel to determine where to place the sentiments.  The secondary sentiment was stamped and embossed using Winnie and Walter the Big, the Bold, the Party stamp set with the MISTI, which really helps when using multiple small words to create a sentiment.  Next the die cut word was adhered just below the stamped sentiment using the Sakura Quickie Glue Pen.

Now it was time to put everything together.  I created a side folding A2 Card from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock.  I added some Creative Hands Adhesive Foam to the back of the red striped and gold rectangle then glued it to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.   I added 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the back of the small gold car rectangle and adhered it above the stamped sentiment and the card was done.

I hope he likes it, even if the car isn’t navy blue.

 

Special Moments and Happy Memories Christmas Card

I’ve had the Hampton Art Word Christmas Tree stamp set for several years but it is no longer available, however Hero Arts has a similar rubber stamp. This is the fourth Christmas card I created for my husband’s review.00282w

I cut a rectangle from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and placed it in my MISTI and stamped it with VersaMark Ink.  The stamped image was covered with Ranger Gold Embossing Powder and heat set with the Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.

Next a rectangle from Paper Accents Mirror Gold Cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger than the die cut rectangle and both were adhered with the Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.  A rectangle of Darice White Adhesive Fun Foam was cut with the SSS Stitched Rectangle die and adhered to the back of the focal image, then it was adhered to a top folding A2 card from Gina K. Designs 120# Red Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

It is a pretty card and the one my daughter liked the best.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Red Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Hampton Art Word Christmas Tree
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
  • Darice White Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive

Stampers Anonymous Stamptember Holiday Card

I purchase this stamp set with my Christmas card in mind.  I really like how it turned out, but my husband thought it was a little difficult to read the sentiment, so I created four different cards for use to choose from that I will highlight in individual posts.00281a00281w

This is a very simple card and would be easy to mass produce.  I cut a rectangle from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  I placed the rectangle in my MISTI and stamped the tree from Stampers Anonymous Stamptember Holiday with VersaMark Ink.  The image was covered with Ranger Gold Embossing Powder and heat set with the Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.

Next a rectangle from Paper Accents Mirror Gold Cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger than the die cut rectangle and both were adhered with the Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.  A rectangle of Darice White Adhesive Fun Foam was cut with the SSS Stitched Rectangle die and adhered to the back of the focal image, then it was adhered to a top folding A2 card from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

I think the white and gold create a very elegant looking card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Stampers Anonymous Stamptember Holiday
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
  • Darice White Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive

Come to Bethlehem Christmas Card

00280wI’ve had the Stampin’ Up Come to Bethlehem stamp set for several years. I had to find it on Ebay since it was discontinued, but it made a beautiful card with Navy ink several years ago.  This time I decided to see what it would like with gold embossing powder and really like the way it turned out.

This is the third Christmas card I created for my husband’s review. Creating the card with the MISTI was so much easier than when I made the card before since it needs to be stamped a couple of times for a crisp image.  I cut a rectangle from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  The image was covered with Ranger Gold Embossing Powder and heat set with the Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.  The sentiment was stamped and embossed with Simon Says Stamp Big Scripty Holiday Greetings stamp set.

Next a rectangle from Paper Accents Mirror Gold Cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger than the die cut rectangle and both were adhered with the Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.  A rectangle of Darice White Adhesive Fun Foam was cut with the SSS Stitched Rectangle die and adhered to the back of the focal image, then it was adhered to a top folding A2 card from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The white and gold are beautiful.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Stampin’ Up Come to Bethlehem
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Scripty Holiday Greetings
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
  • Darice White Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive

Blessed is the Season Christmas Card

This is the second Christmas card I created.  It too is a very simple card and would be easy to mass produce.  I cut a rectangle from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  I placed the rectangle in my MISTI and stamped the trees from Gina K. Designs Blessed is the Season with VersaMark Ink.  The image was covered with Ranger Gold Embossing Powder and heat set with the Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts Very Merry Christmas stamp set and was stamped and embossed in the same manner.

00283wNext a rectangle from Paper Accents Mirror Gold Cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger than the die cut rectangle and both were adhered with the Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.  A rectangle of Darice White Adhesive Fun Foam was cut with the SSS Stitched Rectangle die and adhered to the back of the focal image, then it was adhered to a top folding A2 card from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The white and gold are beautiful.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Blessed is the Season
  • Hero Arts Very Merry Christmas
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
  • Darice White Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive