Rose and Chamomile Hello Card I and II

I like using the Silhouette PIXScan Mat for cutting around images that I do not have a matching die for.  These cards are made by printing the Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile digital stamp with a laser printer onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock, which ensure the lines won’t bleed when colored with Copic Markers (listed below).

To add visual interest a rectangles of the same cardstock were cut using a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX and then dry embossed with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder (red) or the Cricut Ben Day Dots Embossing Folder (orange).

A2 top folding cardbases were made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the rectangles were adhered using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  The flowers were adhered to the card front using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to add dimension.  The sentiment is Mama Elephant’s Hello Script Die, which was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and adhered to the card front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED ORANGE FLOWER:

  • Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Digital Stamp
  • Copic Markers: YR18, YR16, YR15; YG99, YG97, YG93
  • Cricut Ben Day Dots Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Mama Elephant Hello Script Die
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matt
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock

PRODUCTS USED RED FLOWER:

  • Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Digital Stamp
  • Copic Markers: R08, R05, R22; YG99, YG97, YG95, YG93
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Mama Elephant Hello Script Die
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matt
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock

Tree Peony Hello

I recently purchased the Power Poppy Tree Peony digital stamp.  It was printed using a laser printer onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and colored with Copic Markers (listed below).  I printed two and colored one yellow and the other orange.  After they were colored they were outline die cut using the Silhouette Cameo.

To add visual interest a rectangles of the same cardstock were cut using a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX and then dry embossed with the Cricut Oxford Embossing Folder (yellow) or the Cricut Ben Day Dots Embossing Folder (orange).

A2 top folding cardbases were made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the rectangles were adhered using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  The flowers were adhered to the card front using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to add dimension.  The sentiment is Mama Elephant’s Hello Script Die, which was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and adhered to the card front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED YELLOW FLOWER:

  • Power Poppy Tree Peony Digital Stamp
  • Copic Markers: Y38, Y35, Y32; YR24, YR23; YG99, YG95, YG91
  • Cricut Oxford Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Mama Elephant Hello Script Die
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matt
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock

PRODUCTS USED ORANGE FLOWER

  • Power Poppy Tree Peony Digital Stamp
  • Copic Markers: Y38, Y35, Y32; YR24, YR23; YG99, YG95, YG91
  • Cricut Oxford Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Mama Elephant Hello Script Die
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matt
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock

Luminous Bouquet Hello Card I and II

Power Poppy’s Luminous Bouquet is a very detailed image and takes a while to color, but it make a beautiful card.  It can look very different depending on the color palette you choose to use.

This is a digital image and was printed with a laser printer on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock, which ensures that it will not bleed when colored with Copic Markers (listed below).  After printing it was traced and cut using the Silhouette Cameo.  Takes a little more time than using a matching die, but does and excellent job.

For added dimension and to draw your eye to the focal image, a rectangle was cut from the same white cardstock using a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX and then dry embossing with an embossing folder (see below).  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the bouquet, which was then adhered to the embossed rectangle.

The sentiment is the Mama Elephant Hello Script die cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.  It was adhered to the bottom of the rectangle with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image rectangle was adhered to the front with the Nuvo adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED CARD I

  • Power Poppy Luminous Bouquet Digital Stamp
  • Copic Markers: R08, R05, R22; YR24, YR23, YR21; YR18, YR14; G94, YG93; BG18, BG15, BG49, B97
  • Cuttlebug Charles Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Mama Elephant Hello Script Die
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matt
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock

PRODUCTS USED CARD II

  • Power Poppy Luminous Bouquet Digital Stamp
  • Copic Markers: RV17, RV14, RV13; V17, V15, V13; B95, B93, B91; G28, G94, G24; R59, R46, R36; YR24, YR23, YR21
  • Cricut Oxford Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Mama Elephant Hello Script Die
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matt
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock

Camellias Hello Card

This card was made from a Power Poppy Camellias digital stamp.  I like digital stamps because you can size them to whatever you want.  I printed the image with a laser printer on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then die cut using the Silhouette Cameo.  It was then colored using Copic Markers (listed below).

A rectangle of the same white cardstock was die cut using a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX and then run through the Big Shot with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back and then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

To add dimension to the focal image 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the flower image and then it was the adhered to the dry embossed rectangle.

The sentiment is Mama Elephant’s Hello Script Die and was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and adhered to the bottom of the stitched rectangle with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Camellias Digital Stamp
  • Copic Markers: YR24, R08, R05, R02; Y38, Y35, Y32; YG99, YG97, YG95
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Mama Elephant Hello Script Die
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matt
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock

Floral Bouquet Hello Card

Altenew’s Floral Bouquet makes a beautiful card, and with the matching dies it makes easy to add dimension.

The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and then colored with Copic Markers (listed below) and then die cut with the matching dies.  A rectangle was cut from the same white cardstock using a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX die and then embossed with the Cricut Oxford Folder.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut slightly smaller and adhered to the back.  The focal image was adhered to the front with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  The smaller berries and flower buds were tucked under the main bouquet and adhered with liquid glue.  Shimmer was added with Wink of Stella.

A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was adhered to the front using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The sentiment is Mama Elephant’s Script Hello die and was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and adhered to the bottom of the card with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Floral Bouquet
  • Copic Markers: V17, V15, V12; Y19; RV14, RV13; G99, G94, G24
  • Cricut Oxford Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Mama Elephant Hello Script Die
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matt
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Wink of Stella

Full of Glee Hello

I think Penny Black has some of the prettiest flower image stamps for cardmaking.  For this hello card I decided to color it with red and purple Copic Markers and love the combination.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink using the MISTI.  This allowed me to stamp several time for a dark, crisp image.  The Copic Markers used to color the image are listed below.  Once the coloring was complete the image was die cut with a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX die.  To add visual interest to the card a rectangle of Gina K. Designs 120# Black cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger and adhered to the back with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

The sentiment is the Mama Elephant Hello Script Die and was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and again from the black cardstock.  The layers were adhered together with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and then adhered to the card front.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120#White Cardstock.  To add visual interest the front of the base was run through the Big Shot with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder.  The focal image rectangle was then adhered to the front with the same adhesive.  Wink of Stella was added to the flowers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Full of Glee
  • Copic Markers: R89, R39, R37; YG99, YG97, YG93; V09, V06, V05
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Mama Elephant Hello Script Die
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matt
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Wink of Stella

Diamond Stencil Hello Card

I recently purchased the Hero Arts Diamond Stencil and decided to use it for a masculine hello card.  I really like the way that it turned out.

I ink blended a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Distress Oxide Inks Broken China, Twisted Citron, and Fossilized Amber.  The Oxide Inks blend beautifully and seamlessly.  The panel was then die cut using the largest Memory Box Stitched Rectangle, which is the size of the front of an A2 cardbase.

For the sentiment a My Favorite Things Happy Hello die was cut from the bottom right of the panel and then again from black cardstock.  Be Creative Tape was added to the panel of the die cut work on the stenciled panel so that the black letters could be easily inlaid.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the panel and it was then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Hero Arts Diamond Stencil
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Broken China, Twisted Citron, Fossilized Amber
  • My Favorite Things Happy Hellos
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock

Cupcake Trio Birthday Card with Ganzai Pearl Colors

I really like the Whimsy Stamp Cupcake Trio, it makes a great masculine card.  I recently purchased the Ganzai Pearl Watercolors and wanted to try them out on this card.  I really like the bright and pretty colors they give to a card.  The frosting was painted with Finetec M600 gold watercolors.

I stamped the image with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The cupcakes were then colored with the blue, green, and yellow colors for the Gansai set.  After the image was dry it was die cut with a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back.  To add visual interest another rectangle was cut from blue cardstock with a larger wonky rectangle and the focal image panel was adhered to the front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The sentiment is from Penny Black Doodles Thin Die and was cut from Paper Accents Gold Metallic Cardstock and adhered to the card front with the same glue.

A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was adhered to the front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Whimsy Stamps Cupcake Trio
  • Ganzai Tambi Pearl Colors
  • Finetec M600
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles
  • Penny Black Doodles Thin Die
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Happy Birthday To You Balloons Birthday

Avery Elle Balloons makes a great masculine birthday card.  It is simple to create and yet looks festive and fun.

I stamped the balloons on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Gina K. Designs Inks Jelly Bean Green, Powder Blue, Sweet Corn Yellow and then die cut the images with the matching dies.  A rectangle of the same white cardstock was die cut using the My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle die.  The balloons were placed on the rectangle to determine where to stamp the strings and then the balloons were adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from some matching blue cardstock I had in my stash and the focal image rectangle was adhered with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive and the card was done.  Simple and easy to create.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Avery Elle Balloons
  • Gina K. Designs Ink: Jelly Bean Green, Powder Blue, Sweet Corn Yellow
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Studio Katia Crystal Rainbow Confetti
  • Simon Says Stamp Milk & Cookies Confetti
  • Pretty Metallic Gold Confetti

Maturing is Optional Birthday Card

I loved the sentiment from this Art Impressions front and back stamp set called Maturing.  I have a few friends that the sentiment makes a fitting birthday card.  What I really liked about the set was that it had an inside and outside image, so I decided to make is a spinner card.

I stamped both images with VersaMark Ink on Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper and heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  (If I were to do it again I would stamp it with VersaFine Onyx Black and heat emboss it with clear embossing powder.)  The images were colored with Winsor and Newton Professional Watercolor (listed below).

I found some watercolor looking paper in the Momenta Carton Cardstock 12 x 12 Paper Pad and die cut it using the largest Memory Box Stitched Rectangle so that it would cover the entire front of an A2 top folding cardbase, made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

Prior to adhering to the cardbase the focal images were cut with a My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX.  A strip of Sookwang Be Creative Tape was added to the middle of the circle and a string of South Bend Monofilament Line was used to create the spinner.  Once the string was in place Tombo Mono Multi Glue was added to the rest of the circles and the two were adhered together.  A Spellbinder Classic Circle Large was used to die cut a circle from the cardbase and the yellow background paper.  The focal image circle was placed where it needed on the white cardbase and the two ends of the strings were adhered in place with more Be Creative Tape.  Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive was added to the back of the yellow rectangle and it was adhered over the string onto the front of the cardbase.

The sentiment was stamped using Hero Hues India Ink Black and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Art Impressions Maturing
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Momenta Carton Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • South Bend Monofilament Line
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX
  • Spellbinders Classic Circle Large
  • Winsor and Newton Watercolors: Prof. Aureoline, Cotman Cadmium Yellow, Prof. Cadmium Red; Cotman Alizarin Crimson; Prof. Cobalt Blue, Cotman Ultramarine, Viridian, Perm Sap Green, Yellow Ochre, Prof. Rose Madder, Chinese White, Ivory Black, Burnt Umber, Prof. Ultra Marine Violet
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black