We have friends whose son is getting married on January 4. Their colors are navy, burgundy, and silver. I love the Beautiful Flower stamps from Simon Says Stamp, but they are very large. I wanted to use the entire image and so I made a slightly larger card 6″ x 4 3/4″ from Gina K. Designs In the Navy Base Weight Cardstock. I first stamped the image on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Ink On 3 Fade Out Ink and colored it with Copic Markers and then restamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with silver embossing powder. Since I don’t have the coordinating die I used my Silhouette PIXScan Mat to cut the image.
For the card front I cut some more Solar White Cardstock 1/4″ smaller than the base and decided to add some stripes to the bottom using Simon Says Stamp Diagonal Strips Background. I masked off the top of the card with Post-it Tape, stamped the stripes with VersaMark and heat embossed with the silver embossing powder. I added a thin strip of Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock above the stripes for a finished edge and cut the sentiment from the same cardstock adhering it to the top of the card front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.
To focal image was adhered to the bottom of the cardbase using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape, allowing the leaves on the side to extend beyond the cardbase. I used a 5″ x 7″ envelope and stamped the flower image at the bottom and heat embossed it for a matching envelope.
For our Christmas Program at church and young 15-year-old girl played Greensleeves on the violin. I have not heart that caliber of playing outside the professional arena, she was amazing. Such beautiful runs and high clear notes in perfect pitch. I brought tears to my eyes and helped me feel the True Spirit of Christmas. She also did a violin obbligato the the women’s trio piece that I sang in. I know that kind of talent takes hours and hours and hours to accomplish. I wanted to send her a not expressing to her my gratitude for her willingness to sacrifice her time and to willingly share her talent. Her favorite color is blue, so I searched through the paper in my stash that was perfect, with splashes of yellow. I recently purchased Simon Says Stamp’s A2 Thin Frames and cut it from the same gold mirror cardstock as the sentiment. I quick and easy, yet beautiful card with such lovely patterned paper.
I completed my Christmas baking and needed some tags to add to the gift boxes. I’ve had this cute image from Darcies Heart for quite sometime, and since I had some mini cupcakes in my Christmas treats I thought it would be perfect. I pretty much followed the coloring shown on the packaging using Copic Markers. It didn’t have a matching die so I used my Silhouette PIXScan Mat to cut out the images, added some 3M Foam Tape to add dimension and adhered them to a tag cut with Neat & Tangled’s Classic Tag 1. Stamped a sentiment from Technique Tuesday and heat embossed in white, and the tags were done.
I was out on the Silhouette store looking for a gift card holder for my daughter’s birthday and ran across this adorable purse design. I loved it. I like to put the entire gift card package in my holders so they recipient knows the amount on the card, so I sized the file to be larger. Double sided paper works well when creating this design. For the accent color I didn’t have a blue cardstock to match the pretty Echo Park cardstock, so I took what I had and changed the color a little by ink blending some Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass on it. Took a little big of time to cut and assemble, and it was helpful to have the image of the finished product in front of me to follow.
I added a little pull tab onto the gift card for the recipient to more easily access the card. The sentiment is on the small rectangle in the front pocket. I added a pretty scalloped rectangle to the gift card for writing a message. All in all, I love the way it turned out, so much so that I created a second card for my granddaughter (image below).
Silhouette Circle Handle Trapezoid Purse Gift Card Holder by Samantha Walker
Altenew Birthday Greetings
Echo Park Just Married Cardstock
Seafoam Color Cardstock from Stash – Ink blended with Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass
I love the way gold mirror cardstock looks with this cranberry cardstock. I had a panel leftover from making Christmas cards and wanted to use it, rather than find a place to store it, so I paired it with My Favorite Things’ Balloon Shaker Window. Added some shiny gold sequins with a birthday die cut sentiment and you have a fairly quick and easy card.
Favorite Things Balloon Shaker Window
Riley Happy Birthday
Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
K. Designs Cranberry Tart Base Weight Cardstock
I had a couple of panels of cranberry cardstock leftover from making my Christmas cards and wanted to put them to good use. As I was cleaning up and putting things away I saw this pretty black and silver striped paper and decided to use it to make a balloon birthday card. Add My Favorite Things big Wish die for a sentiment and you have a quick and easy card.
Lawn Fawn Party Balloons
My Favorite Things Wish
The Paper Studio Black & Silver Stripe Glitter Cardstock
American Crafts Silver Glitter Cardstock
Gina K. Designs Cranberry Tart Base Weight Cardstock
Decided to color this image with pastel rainbow colors. Stamped the image with Ink On 3 Fade Out Ink, colored with Copic Markers, and restamped with the MISTI using VersaMark Ink, heat embossing with gold embossing powder.
I love this image from Whimsy Stamps, it is one I turn to again and again when I need a masculine birthday card. Stamped with Ink On 3 Fade Out Ink, colored the image with Copic Markers, then restamped using the MISTI with VersaMark Ink and added some gold embossing powder.
I first stamped this image with Ink On 3 Fade Out Ink leaving this stamp in the MISTI because I wanted to Copic Color It. After I was done coloring it looked terrible, but I decided to add the gold embossing powder like I planned and it turned out amazing. Lesson learned, never throw something away until you have completed all the steps you had in mind.
My sweet niece has been battling ovarian cancer. I wanted to send her a thinking of you card and these beautiful flowers from Altenew make a lovely arrangement. I paired it with the beautiful background die from Crafter’s Companion and a die cut sentiment.