Dazzling Dahlia Hello

I think a lot of us are creating hello cards to send to family and friends during this interest time in history when we aren’t gathering together as much. I purchased this pretty stamp set from Gina K. Designs called Dazzling Dahlia in a little scrapbook store in Springfield, MO.

I first stamped the solid layer of the flowers and leaves with Altenew Pinkalicious and Fresh Leaf inks. I then used a couple of Copic Markers to add some depth to the petals and leaves. Next I stamped the outline of the images with VersaMark Ink and then heat embossed them with gold embossing powder.

Since I do not have the coordinating dies I fussy cut the images. I wanted to add some focal interest to the flowers and decided to use a stitched rectangle. I then pulled out my Ellen Hutson Essential Ovals. I love these dies because they not only cut the oval but also a thin border. I cut the oval from the center of the stitched rectangle and then cut it again from gold cardstock.

I adhered the stitched rectangle to the front of a side folding A2 cardbase with liquid glue and then added the thin gold border using liquid glue as well. The flower and leaves were adhered to the white oval with liquid glue, with the exception of the flower in the front, which was adhered to foam tape. Foam tape was also added to the back of the oval and adhered to the card front.

The sentiment was cut from gold mirror cardstock and adhered to the bottom of the oval and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Dazzling Dahlia
  • Simon Says Stamp Bold Hello
  • Altenew Pinkalicious and Fresh Leaf Inks
  • Copic Markers: YG67, YG05, YG03, RV17, RV14
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Ellen Hutson Essential Ovals Die
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Wink of Stella Clear Sparkle Pen

A Little Birthday Wish for Denise

As we have been traveling around the country I have tried to find a paper crafting store in each of the locations we have visited, but there just aren’t many around anymore, except for the big box stores like Michael’s and Hobby Lobby. However, in Springfield, MO I found a great store and was able to pick up a couple of new stamps, one was this love wreath from Memory Box.

My wonderful crafty friend Denise has a birthday September 4 and I wanted to create a special birthday card for her. I know that she loves green and yellow and so those are the Copic colors I used on this card.

When I am working on a white card I often like to cut another panel with a pretty edge. For this card I used Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle. The wreath was laid on the scalloped rectangle to determine where to stamp the sentiment from My Favorite Things Twice the Wishes. I love the look of the soft texture that is added using the Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder, so I ran the scalloped rectangle through my Big Shot to add some additional visual interest. The scalloped rectangle was then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase. I fussy cut the image and added foam tape to back and then adhered it to the center of the card. The final embellishment was to add Gold Stickles to the center of the large flowers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Memory Box Bloomington Wreath
  • My Favorite Things Twice the Wishes
  • Copic Markers: YR24, YR23, YR20; Y18, Y15, Y13, Y11; YG67, YG23, YG03
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Ranger Gold Stickles
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • Stampin Up Subtle Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Purple Candles Close Your Eyes & Make a Wish

This is the second card I made using My Favorite Things Make a Wish, this time using purple inks from Altenew and Gina K. Designs.

This stamp set has five candles all together in one stamp. In order to stamp them in different colors I used the coordinating die to cut them out of white cardstock and then inserted one cut out at a time into the negative space. This was such a quick and easy way to use different colors and not have the overlap onto the adjacent candle.

For this card I wanted to use all five candles and so I turned the orientation to landscape. I cute a scalloped rectangle from purple cardstock to compliment the colors of the candles, but didn’t like the way the candles got lost on the dark background, so I cut a scalloped oval from white cardstock and stamped the sentiment in purple ink at the bottom and adhered it to the purple rectangle. The candles were arranged on a slight curve and adhered with foam tape and then all were adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase with liquid glue.

The final embellishment was to add Crystal Stickles to the flames and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Make a Wish
  • Altenew Birthday Greetings
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Lovely Lavender, Wild Lilac, Sweet Corn, Wild Dandelion
  • Altenew Inks: Hydrangea, Andromeda, Ultraviolet
  • Recollections Deep Purple Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Spellbinders Fancy Edged Ovals Die
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle Die
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Crystal Stickles

Pink Make a Wish Happy Birthday

This stamp set has five candles all together in one stamp. In order to stamp them in different colors I used the coordinating die to cut them out of white cardstock and then inserted one cut out at a time into the negative space. This was such a quick and easy way to use different colors and not have the overlap onto the adjacent candle.

For this card I decided to use only three of the candles. I cut a scalloped rectangle and placed the candles in the center to determine where to stamp the sentiment. The candles were then adhered using foam tape.

To enhance the color of the candles a larger stitched rectangle was cut from hot pink cardstock. Both rectangles were adhered with liquid adhesive and then adhered to a top folding white cardbase. A quick and easy card to make.

As a final embellishment Crystal Stickles was added to the flames and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Make a Wish
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Innocent Pink, Sweet Corn, Wild Dandelion
  • Altenew Inks: Magenta, Fuchsia
  • Martha Stewart Raspberry Ice Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle Die
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Crystal Stickles

Happy Birthday Hot Stuff

For this card I tried something I had seen Jennifer McGuire do in a video. I die cut the candles and flames first and inlaid them into the negative space one by one to be able to stamp them in different colors. It made it so quick and easy.

Once the everything was stamped I die cut a rectangle using a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle and stamped the sentiment at the bottom with Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink. Foam tape was added to the back of the candles and flames and then adhered to the stitched rectangle.

The side folding A2 cardbase was embossed using the Stampin’ Up Subtle embossing folder. This is one of my favorites, it add a great texture to the card. The stitched rectangle was adhered to the front with liquid glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Make a Wish
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Altenew Inks: Ultra Violet, Ultramarine, Firebrick, Olive
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Blue Lagoon, Wild Dandelion, Red Velvet, Honey Mustard
  • Copic Markers: YR24, YR23, YR20; YG05, YG03, YG01; Y15, Y13, Y11; YR04, YR02, YR00; R24, R22, R21; B97, B95, B91; V09, V06, V04; BG13, BG2, BG000
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Crystal Stickles

Casting the Bait Best Wishes

Even though we have been on the road traveling in our 5th wheel for the past two months, every now and then I find time to create a few cards. I only brought minimal supplies. Stamps that I haven’t used for a while and a few sentiments. I have always loved the silhouette stamp from Woodware Stamps. It is perfect for anyone who loves to fish and makes a great guy card.

I started by ink blending my background with Altenew and Gina K. Design Inks. I wanted it to look like a sunset. I hit the panel with a heat gun to ensure it was completely dry before stamping the image and sentiment with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and then adding clear embossing powder.

I sized down the panel with a stitched rectangle so that it would leave a black border and adhered it directly to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Onyx Black Cardstock and the card was done.

A simple and quick card to make on the road. The most challenging part of creating on the road is finding the right lighting for taking pictures, so there are some shadows that normally aren’t in my postings, but it still turned out okay.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Woodware Stamps Casting the Bait
  • VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Detailed Clear Embossing Powder
  • Altenew Inks: Orange Cream, Firebrick, Autumn Blaze, Sunkissed, Chamomile, Sunray
  • Gina K. Designs Faded Brick Ink
  • Ink Blending Brushes
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80 # Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock’