Sending You Prayers

It’s good to have some sympathy cards on hand for when they are needed. This card was made by cutting outline images to match Simon Says Stamp Spring Flowers from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with the Silhouette Cameo.  I didn’t want to have harsh black lines for the flowers so I used Altenew Inks to stamp the images onto the cutout and then colored them with Copic Markers. Colors used for both are listed below.

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A top folding card was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.  A rectangle of the same paper was cut using Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Frames.  Darice Adhesive White Fun Foam was cut just smaller than the rectangle and adhered to the back and then adhered to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Blue.

The flowers were glued to the flower stems with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and arranged on the stitched rectangle.  The pink flower in the back and the stems were glued directly to the rectangle, with the exception of the stem at the front, which was adhered using thin strips of 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  Foam tape was also added to the back of blue flower and double foam tape was added to the back of the purple flower.  For the flowers that had centers Queen and Company Rock Candy Yellow Rhinestones were added.

The Hero Arts Prayers die was cut three times from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and glued together with Ranger Multi Medium Matte. Before attaching the secondary sentiment “Sending You” was stamped with Hero Hues Black Ink.  The prayers die cut was adhered using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  For a little added shine Wink of Stella Clear was added to all the flowers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Spring Flowers Stamp Set
  • Hero Arts Prayers Stamp and Die Set
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Hero Arts Messages with a Flourish Stamp Set
  • Altenew Inks: Forest Glade, Ruby Red, Coral Berry, Dessert Night, Warm Sunshine, and Prussian Blue
  • Copic Markers: V15, V17, V99; RV06, RV09, RV17; YG01, YG03, YG23; B34, B37, B39; B02, B04, B05; R20, R21, R22, R32; RV13, RV14; G94, YG63, G24
  • Queen and Company Rock Candy Yellow Rhinestones
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Wink of Stella Clear

Garden Blooms Birthday with Copic Colored Ribbon

This is not a card I liked enough that I would post it, except it shows that when you do not have ribbon to match a particular color you can use your alcohol markers to change the ribbon color.

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This card uses a Silhouette Cameo Outline, which was stamped with the Penny Black Garden Blooms stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Markers.

I pulled some peachy pink cardstock from my leftover cardstock that matched one of the flowers and cut a lacy oval with the Spellbinders Lacey Ovals die.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the focal image and then adhered to the lacy oval.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was cut with a Spellbinders oval die and trimmed to be just smaller than the lacy oval.

The stamp set has the sentiment Garden Blooms on the jar label, but I wanted it to say “happy birthday” so a small rectangle was die cut with the smallest My Favorite Things Rectangle Postage Stamp and the My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings Sentiment stamp set was stamped in the center with Hero Hues Black ink and then glued over the original label with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

A rectangle was cut from a pink gingham patterned paper from the Authentique Delightful 6 x 6 Paper Pack with Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Frames and adhered to the front of a top folding cardbase made from 120# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock.  Next the lacy oval was adhered to the patterned paper with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

Originally 5/8″ white organza ribbon was used to tie a bow around the bottom of the card, but it just got lost in the pale color of the patterned paper.  All of the pink ribbon I hand on hand was pink, rather than peach, so I used Copic Marker R22 to color the ribbon to match the color of the lacy oval.  For added interest Recollections Faux Pearls White were added to the front of the oval and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Garden Blooms Stamp Set
  • My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings Sentiment Stamp Set
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Authentique Delightful 6 x 6 Paper Pack
  • Copic Markers: Y15, Y17, Y19; R12, R14, R24; R02; R04; V12, V15, V17; RV02, RV04, RV06; B34, B37; R24, R27; R22 (Ribbon)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Hero Hues Black Ink
  • Recollections Faux Pearls White
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Frames
  • Spellbinders Lacey Ovals
  • Berwick Offray 3/8″ Ribbed Ribbon

Dahlias Happy Birthday

This is another card using a Silhouette Cameo outline of an image, which I planned to to adhered to a yellow cardbase, but decided that I would like it better with white border around a yellow rectangle.

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Since the image would be colored with Copic Markers it was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Marker colors used are listed below.  My Favorite Things Postage Stamp STAX die was cut from 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock and then run through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Divine Swirls Embossing Folder.

A rectangle of Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was cut just smaller than the postage stamp die cut and adhered to the back.  The rectangle of yellow cardstock from my stash was cut to 5 1/4″ x 4″ and adhered to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the flower focal image and adhered to the top of the postage stamp rectangle.  Hero Arts Happy Stamp and Cut die was cut three times from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and glued together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and adhered to the bottom of the postage stamp rectangle.  The word “birthday” from the same stamp set was stamped to the bottom right corner of the yellow rectangle with Hero Hues Black ink.  The focal image was glued to the yellow rectangle with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet Dahlias
  • Hero Arts Happy Stamp Set and Die
  • My Favorite Things Postage Stamp STAX die
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • Cuttlebug Divine Swirls Embossing Folder
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Co3,ic Markers: Y13, Y15, Y17, Y19; R14, R24, R27; BG15, BG18; V12, V15, V17; YG93, YG95, YG97; YG67; YG99; G43, G85; BG10

Mums Bouquet Happy Birthday

This is another card made by stamping an image to a Silhouette Cameo outline of a WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet image.  This time I used the Mums stamp set.  Since I was going to use Copic Markers to color the image it was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. 00278w A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Next a yellow frame was cut using the Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Rectangle Die.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was cut in thirds and adhered to the back of the frame to add dimension.  When I went to apply the frame to the cardbase I found that this frame leaves are larger top and bottom border to an A2 cardbase.  I like to have my cards evenly spaced and so 1/4″ was cut from the length of the front and back of the card so that the overall size was 4 1/4″ x 10 1/2″ scored at 5 1/4″.

The sentiment was stamped with Hero Hues Black ink and is from Hero Arts Yummy Treats stamp set.  Foam tape was added to the back of the flower image and applied to the inside of the frame and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet Mums Stamp Set
  • Hero Arts Yummy Treats Stamp Set
  • Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Rectangle Die
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Hero Hues Black Ink
  • Copic Markers: G24, G94, G99; YG93, YG95, YG97; G85, YG67; Y13, Y15, Y19; R14; R27; B34, B34; BG10

Hollyhock Happy Birthday

Having outline dies really let a stamped image stand out on the page. That is why I always purchase matching dies if they are available, but the same effect can be achieved by either fussy cutting the image or creating a cut file in the Silhouette Cameo software.  Instructions for creating a Silhouette cutout image can be found on my September 29, 2016, post entitled “Happy Birthday Princess with Silhouette Cameo.

Penny Black Hollyhocks was stamped on a matching outline with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored with Copic Markers (colors are listed below).  To help the focal image to standout even more on the card an oval was cut from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock using My Favorite Things Pierced Ovals STAX and then run through the Big Shot with the Darice Dots Embossing Folder.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the hollyhock image and adhered to the oval shape.  Another oval was cut from Darice Adhesive Fun Foam and trimmed to be slightly smaller than the cardstock oval.

Matching pink cardstock from my stash was cut to 5 1/4″ x 4″ and adhered to the front of a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  This same glue was used to adhere the oval focal image to the front of the card.

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The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments.  It was stamped with VersaMark Ink on a strip of 120# Gina K. Designs Black Cardstock, heat embossed with Gina K. Designs White Fine Detail Embossing Powder.  Two fishtail ends were added and the strip was applied with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Hollyhocks
  • My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Ovals STAX
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • Darice Dots Embossing Folder
  • Copic Markers: RV11, RV13, RV14; y38, Y15; G99, G94, G21; BG10

Ranunculus Happy Birthday

WPlus9 has such beautiful bouquet stamps and I hope they make more. This card was made with Beautiful Bouquet Ranunculus, stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto an outline for the stamp cut with my Silhouette Cameo.  (Instructions for creating a cutout image can be found on the September 29, 2016, post entitled “Happy Birthday Princess with Silhouette Cameo.”)  Copic Markers used were: Y13, Y15, Y17; V12, V15, V17; RV02, RV04; G85, G43, G24; G99, G94; YG93, YG95, YG97; G85, G94; BG10.

I dies cut a rectangle from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with the Memory Box Stitched Rectangles.  I placed the focal image on the rectangle to determine placement for the sentiment, which is from Sugar Pea Designs Celebrate All Things, stamped with Hero Hues Black.  I really like the look of dimension on my cards and so I generously added 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the back of the flower image and applied it to the white rectangle.

I took some purple cardstock from my stash to create a top foldling cardbase.  For added interest I ran the front of the card through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was added to the back of the panel and then adhered to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

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I always add details to the inside of my cards, but I don’t usually photograph them.  This time I liked the way the sentiment “celebrate” was carried over to the inside “you” from Simon Says Stamp You Matter stamp set and thought I would share.  I stamped the flower bouquet with Memento London Fog ink, and then stamped “you” with Altenew Deep Iris ink.  Next “Happy Birthday” was stamped with Hero Hues Black.

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I liked the look of the card, but felt it was too much purple and so I cut down the front of the card to be 5 1/4″ x 4″ and glued it to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Next I cut down the inside of the card to the same size and applied it with Tombo Stamp Runner adhesive to the inside of the card.  Making this change really let the focal image panel pop off the card and I liked it much better.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • WPlus9 Ranunculus Stamp Set
  • Sugar Pea Designs Celebrate All Things Sentiment Stamp
  • Simon Says Stamp You Matter Stamp
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • Memory Box Stitched Rectangles
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder
  • Memento Tuxedo Black and London Fog Ink
  • Altenew Deep Iris Ink (Inside)
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Copic Markers: Y13, Y15, Y17; V12, V15, V17; RV02, RV04; G85, G43, G24; G99, G94; YG93, YG95, YG97; G85, G94; BG10

Noble Deer Masculine Birthday Card

My brother-in-law is an avid hunter and my sister is a saint since their home and cabin is decorated in hundreds of stuffed animals.  Although I like to take pictures of these noble creatures, Kirk enjoys the challenge of the hunt and has done it in Russia, Alaska, Africa, New Zealand, to name a few, and all across the United States.  The Stampin’ Up Noble Deer is the perfect stamp for a card for Kirk.

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I began by using the Avery Elle Double Pierced Squares dies to create a square from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock.  I love this cardstock when using Copic markers because it does not bleed through.  Next I stamped the image with Memento Espresso Truffle ink, however, I stamped off once to lighten the ink.  I used the following Copic Markers to color image.

  • Deer: E33, E35, E37, E41
  • Grass: Y93, Y95
  • Trees: E49, G28, G85
  • Cloud: C1, C2
  • Sky: BG0000, BG 10

I created a top folding A2 cardbase from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock.  I cut some plaid cardstock I had in my stash with the rectangle from WPlus9 Gift Card Layers die and glued it directly to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

Next I die cut some craft cardstock with the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles and placed the focal image on top to determine where to stamp the sentiment from My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments with Memento Espresso Truffle ink.  To add some interest I took some twine I had in my stash and tied it just above the sentiment and then used a pick to spread the ends.

Next I used some 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to apply the focal image to the sentiment panel, and then I used some fun foam on the back of the craft panel, being sure to leave a channel for the thickness of the twine, and adhered it to the plaid cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory
  • Stampin’ Up Noble Deer
  • My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Creative Hands Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Memento Espresso Truffle Ink
  • Avery Elle Double Pierced Squares dies
  • WPlus9 Gift Card Layers die Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles die
  • Copic Markers: E33, E35, E37, E41; Y93, Y95; E49, G28, G85; C1, C2; BG10, BG0000

Butterfly Magic Birthday Card

Sometimes  it is nice to make a card that only requires a background die to make it beautiful.  This card is made by cutting the Spellbinders Impressibilities Butterfly Magic Die out of Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and gluing it directly to some light turquoise cardstock I had in my stash.  00019-bw

The sentiment is from Avery Elle Cake and Candles and stamped with VersaMark Ink onto a strip of Gina K. Designs 120# Cardstock, covered with Ranger Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder, and heat set with the Marvy Embossing Tool.  A strip of Silver Glitter Cardstock, just wider than sentiment, was added to the back with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  For dimension, 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the sentiment and adhered to the bottom of the card.  To compliment the sentiment, the body of the butterfly was cut with silver glitter cardstock and glued to the butterfly and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Spellbinders Impressibilities Butterfly Magic Die
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Silver Glitter Cardstock
  • Ranger Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape

Happy Birthday Chemistry Man

My son Patrick has a birthday this week.  His degree is in Chemistry and he manages an environmental lab in the Seattle area.  My Favorite Things Undeniable Chemistry was the perfect stamp and die set to create his birthday card.00272aw

I knew I wanted to create a shaker card with the beakers, but I wanted to have a colorful and chemistry related background.  I began by ink blending Distress inks on some Canson 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper, colors used are listed below.  After getting the blending the way I wanted, I lightly spritzed the cardstock with water to further blend the colors and let it dry.

Next I determined where I wanted my sentiment and then prepared the cardstock with by Embossing Buddy to remove any oils, this ensures the embossing powder only adheres to where you have stamped.  I stamped the sentiment and chemistry symbols all around the card with VersaMark ink.  I used Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Power and heat set it with the Marvy Embossing Tool.

First I sized the panel to 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ with the WPlus9 Gift Card Layers Rectangle.  I then die cut the beakers with the matching dies.  The first time I did this the tape tore the cardstock and I had to start all over again.  Once I had the openings for my shaker card, I glued some acetate to the back with Tombo Mono Multi Glue. Next, I used double thick 3M 1/2″ foam tape to create the wells and to support the card panel.  For the shaker wells I added Beader Paradise Anniversary and some multi-color beads I’ve had in my stash for years.  00272w

I was going to place the panel directly on a Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardbase, but decided it would be easier to add a backer sheet just smaller than the panel first.  I used Fossilized Amber Distress Ink to blend the center of the backer sheet to give a glow behind the openings.  I then glued the card front to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

I like the way the card tuned out, let’s hope Patrick likes it too.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Canson 140# Watercolor Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Extra Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things Undeniable Chemistry Stamp and Die
  • Distress Inks: Barn Door, Fired Brick, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord, Black Soot, Fossilized Amber
  • Beader Paradise Anniversary