Firing On All Cylinders

When I saw this image from My Favorite Things I wondered what it would look like with a vintage car in the background. I like the way it turned out.

I stamped the car and sentiment onto a quarter sheet of Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock. On a separate scrap of paper the gentleman was stamp, both with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink so they could be colored with Copic Markers.

Once the coloring was complete the car panel was cut down with a stitched rectangle. The guy was cut using the coordinating die. Foam tape was added to the back and he was placed to the rear of the car.

Since the car is red and the guy’s sweater is red I used a white gel pen to add some argyle lines so the two don’t blend too much into one another. Polka dots were also added to his bow tie.

A dark gray cardstock was used to create the card base and the focal image panel was adhered with dotliner adhesive. Glossy accents were added to the area of the car where the glass would be.

If you want to have a one layer card you would stamp the gentleman, mask him, and then stamp the car.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Unity Stamps All Cylinders
  • My Favorite Things Old Friends
  • Copic Markers: R29, R27, R24, R22; C9, C7, C5, C4, C3, C2, C1; E11, E01, E00, R20; B000, B0000
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Slate Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Ranger Glossy Accents

Rainbow Celebrate You

I must have been in a rainbow mood lately since I made several cards with rainbow colors today. For this card I pulled out Your Next Stamp’s Confetti Panel.

I ink blended a quarter sheet of Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Distress Oxide Inks. I planned to place the panel behind a white die cut of the confetti die, but I got distracted and cut it from the rainbow inked panel instead. I think if you ink blended both sides of the panel the confetti pieces would make good shaker stuffing, but I didn’t think of that either. Maybe next time.

I decided to place the confetti panel onto some gold glitter cardstock. I cut it down to be 1/8″ smaller than the panel and used Be Creative Double Sided Tape to adhere the two together, since it can be very difficult to adhere to glitter cardstock.

I tried a lot of different options for the sentiment and finally decided on a black strip embossed with gold. I die cut it down with a Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label and added foam tape behind it for dimension. When I went to place it on the card front I felt it needed a little something more. So I die cut two balloons from the glitter cardstock and added gold embroidery floss for the strings, which were glued behind the sentiment, and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Your Next Stamp Confetti Panel
  • My Favorite Things Celebrate You
  • Distress Oxide Inks:  Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Blueprint Sketch, Dusty Concord
  • Birch Press Design Party Balloons
  • Paper Accents Gold Glitter Cardstock
  • DMC Mouline Embroidery Gold Floss
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Wishing You Nothing Bundt the Best

Several months ago during the first Spring Card Camp for Online Classes Julie Ebersole showed how to take a coordinating die and use it to create a focal image that would show both on the front and inside of card. I decided to use that design trick for this card.

I stamped the image on a rectangle of Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black. The sentiment was stamped just below using Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink. It was colored with Copic Markers and then using the coordinating die it was cut from the rectangle. I wanted to add some additional texture and visual interest and cut down the rectangle using a stitched die and then ran it through the big shot with an argyle embossing folder.

The embossed rectangle was placed on a top folding card base and the opening for the bundt cake was traced so it could be cut again from the cardbase. Once that was complete the embossed rectangle was adhered to the cardbase with liquid glue.

I used scissors to fussy cut around the die cut image so that it was right on the lines. This would make it easier for opening and closing the card once the image was in place. Foam tape was added to the back of the image and then adhered through the opening to the inside of the card. Now the image can be seen from both the front and inside of the card as seen below.

The final embellishment was to add some blue Nuvo Crystal Drops to the cake frosting and around the sentiment.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Avery Elle Bring on the Cake
  • Darice Argyle Embossing Folder
  • Copic Markers: B26, B24, B23; E49, E47, E57; E43, E42, E41
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Wedgewood Blue
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink

Approaching Magnificence

This is the second masculine image available in the My Favorite Things Old Friends stamp set. I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and colored him with Copic Markers and used the coordinating die to cut him out.

I went through my patterned paper and found this green plaid to match his sweater and cut it down with a stitched rectangle and adhered it to a top folding cardbase.

I placed the image on the card front to determine where to stamp the sentiment, which is another cut pun on aging. Foam tape was added to the back of the image for dimension, but it needed something more to finish the card. I used the same balloon stamp I had used in the previous card, but this time I just used the coordinating die to cut the shape and then colored the balloons in a rainbow of colors with Copic Markers. I adhered them behind the magnificent gentleman with liquid glue, adhered to image, and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Old Friends
  • Clearly Besotted It’s Your Birthday
  • Copic Markers: R29, R24, R22; YR09, YR04, YR02; V09, V06, V04; YG67, YG17, YG03; B28, B24, B23; Y38, Y35, Y32; E59, E57, E55; E49, E47, E44 E43; C3, C2, C0; E11, E01, E00, R20
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow Paper
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

You’re the Man

When I saw this new stamp set from My Favorite Things I had to have it. I knew it would make create masculine birthday cards. There are several different image you can use. I selected one and stamped it onto Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink because I planned to color it with Copic Markers.

Once the color was complete I used a Memory Box Stitched Rectangle to size it down. I really like this die because it uses cross stitching. I stamped the sentiment, which really makes me smile, below the image and added some gray Copic Markers to ground “the man.”

For this card I decided to use some pattern paper behind the focal image. Since it was a masculine card I looked through my plaid paper and found a great blue that matched the colors used in coloring the image. It was cut down with another stitched rectangle and adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase with dotliner adhesive.

I felt that it just needed a little something to make it more celebratory and so I found a small solid balloon stamp. I pulled out some Distress Oxide Inks to match the colors in the focal image. So the strings would stamp over the face of my gentleman I masked him with a full stick post-it.

Sticky back foam was added to the focal image panel and then it was adhered to plaid card front.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Old Friends
  • Clearly Besotted It’s Your Birthday
  • Copic Markers: B99, B97, B95, B93; YG67, YG17, YG03; C9, C7, C5; C3, C2, C1; E11, E01,E00, E000, R20
  • Distress Oxide Inks Blueprint Sketch and Mowed Lawn
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Chill Paper
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Memory Box Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Rainbow Balloon Bundle

I really like this balloon bundle from My Favorite Things. It can really take center stage on a card front and yet not bee too overwhelming.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and colored it with rainbow Copic Markers.

I love the look of white on white, but I also like to add some visual interest by cutting down a focal panel with a great edge die, and the Memory Box Matinee Rectangles have such interest corners. I used the third largest and then added Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape to the back for a little dimension.

I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set onto black cardstock and heat embossed it with detailed white embossing powder. Cut it with a Hoeny Bee Sentiment Banner, added some foam tape and adhered it over the strings. Viola, the card was done. A clean and simple card to make for a masculine receiver.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Balloon Bundle
  • Copic Markers: R29, R24, R22; YR09, YR04, YR02; V09, V06, V04; YG67, YG17, YG03; B28, B24, B23; Y38, Y35, Y32
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Memory Box Matinee Rectangle
  • Honey Bee Sentiment Banner
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape

Rainbow Big Birthday Wishes

I was in need of some masculine birthday cards and decided to used My Favorite Things Big Birthday Wishes.

I went through my scraps of paper and die cut the sentiment from a rainbow of colors, along with a white panel that had been sized with a stitched rectangle. I cut a piece of typing paper just smaller than the rectangle and completely covered it with dotliner adhesive and added it to the back of the white panel with the negative sentiment. This makes it very easy to piece all the different colored letters in place.

I wanted to add a little visual interest and ran the panel through the Big Shot with the Stampin’ Up’s Subtle Embossing Folder. To add additional visual interest I cut a couple of balloons using the Birch Press Design Party Balloons and ran them through with a swiss dot embossing folder for texture. I used the balloon strings from another die set and cut them from gold mirror cardstock and adhered them behind the balloons. I glued the two balloons together with liquid glue and added foam tape behind them for dimension and added them to the top of the sentiment panel.

I decided to use a colorful cardbase. This one was cut from Gina K. Designs Red Hot to make an top folding A2 card and the panel was adhered using liquid glue.

Since I had a lot of leftover letters I also made two more versions (see below).

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Big Birthday Wishes
  • Birch Press Designs Party Balloons
  • Honey Bee Balloon Numbers
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder
  • Paper Accents Gold Foil Cardstock
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Red Hot Cardstock
  • Green, Yellow, Orange, Red, Purple, Blue Cardstock from Scraps
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Floral Bunch Hello There

This is the second stamp that was part of Studio Katia’s Stamptember Collaboration. This one is more round than the previous image.

I stamped the flowers onto Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored it with Copic Markers. My youngest daughter loves Calla Lilies and they come is a variety of colors, one being a very dark purple, which was gorgeous with the color scheme of this card.

Once the color was complete I die cut it using the coordinating die. I also used the die to cut some sticky back foam and trimmed it down so it would show behind the image. I wanted to use the Pierced Rectangle Frame from My Favorite Things. It was laid on the card front to determine where to stamp the sentiment. To add texture the card front was embossed using the Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder. The frame was adhered to the card front with thin strips of sticky back foam and then the flower arrangement was adhered in upper portion of the frame.

Ranger Gold Stickles was used for the centers of a few of the flowers and the card was done.

It is so sad that the collaboration stamps are not available after they are sold out, but they are gorgeous images.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Studio Katia Floral Bunch
  • Copic Markers: V25, V22, V20; R32, R21, R11; YG67, YG17, YG03; YG97, YG95, YG91
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder
  • Ranger Gold Stickles
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Frame

Golden Best Day Ever

I always keep all my scraps of mirror cardstock and have it in a drawer to use for sentiments. I had pulled out an oval piece to cut the sentiment for my previous card and didn’t want to waste the leftover.

I decided to create a background using the Studio Katia Floral Bunch from the last card. I stamped it in light pink ink to fill quarter sheet of cardstock and then cut it down with a stitched rectangle. Gold mirror cardstock was added behind the rectangle for a thin border, then the panel was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase.

I pulled out the Spellbinders Fancy Edged Ovals to die cut the leftover negative sentiment and add a pretty border. The large scallop of this die set was used cut white cardstock to add visual interest behind the sentiment. I didn’t like the way the white looked so I used the pink Copic Markers used on the previous card to color the scalloped background and the inside of the sentiment. I like this much better, but the coloring inside the sentiment was blotchy because in a few places the glue used to adhered the gold oval sentiment to the background had oozed out, so I colored a scrap of cardstock with the markers and die cut the sentiment again, inlaying into the negative space.

Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape was added to the back of the oval and adhered to stamped background. It was pretty, but kind of blah. It just needed something. So I pulled out my Altenew Garden Picks 3D dies and cut a flower and leaves, colored some cardstock with Copic Markers and then die cut and layered the images and adhered them to the left of the oval. Finally the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Garden Picks 3D
  • Studio Katia Floral Bunch
  • Simon Says Stamp Best Day Ever
  • Copic Markers: RV23, RV02, RV000, YG00, YG17
  • Spellbinders Fancy Edged Ovals
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs Innocent Pink Ink
  • Wink of Stella Clear
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape

Floral Bunch Best Day Ever

For the first day of Simon Says Stamptember the collaberative company was Studio Katia. The stamp set contained two beautiful floral arrangements with matching dies. I quickly snatched it up, because once the product on hand is sold it cannot be purchased again, ever. I finally received mine in the mail and they are gorgeous.

I stamped the first floral onto Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock, but I left the stamp in my MISTI, just in case I wanted to stamp it again and emboss it with gold, which is what I eventually decided to do.

I colored the image with Copic Markers and die cut it with the coordinating dies. I have had problems in the past with the embossing peeling off when running an image through afterwards. So, I die cut the image first and then temporarily adhered the negative in the MISTI, placed the die cut into the opening and then stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed it gold. It worked perfectly.

I wanted something that would add visual interest to the card rather than merely placing the floral arrangement on a card front. I went through my foiled paper and found this diagonal strip. I cut it down with a stitched rectangle and cut it in half. I did the same for a white rectangle. Both were adhered to a top folding cardbase with dotliner adhesive. To cover the seam a thin strip of gold mirror cardstock was adhered with liquid glue.

I wanted to use the new sentiment die from Simon Says Stamp “Best Day Ever” and laid it on both the gold strip and white sides of the card. It was a touch decision, but I decided I liked the way the flowers looked on the white side best. To help the sentiment stand out it was cut from both gold mirror cardstock and white cardstock that was colored with the same pink Copic Markers as the flowers. They were adhered together with the pink in the back and the gold slightly offset and then adhered to the stripped side of the card front.

Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape was added to the back of the flowers, which were adhered to the right side of the card on the white cardstock. Clear Wink of Stella was added to the flowers as a final embellishment and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Studio Katia Floral Bunch
  • Copic Markers: RV99, RV69, RV66; RV23, RV21, RV000; V17, V15, V12, V01; YR24, YR21; G99, YG63, YG03; YG67, YG17, YG03; YG57, YG13, YG03; G46, G24, G20
  • Ranger Gold Stickles
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Frame
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Wink of Stella Clear
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive