Beautiful Heart With Sympathy

I learned in a Christmas card that a friend of mine lost her mother recently so I decided to make her a sympathy card. I pulled out my Altenew Beautiful Heart stamp set and paired it with a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Bouquet of Thanks. This is a layering stamp and I decided to use a gray ink for the outline. I took the mini ink cubes used on the stamp and created diagonal stripes for the background. It turned out pretty.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Beautiful Heart
  • Simon Says Stamp Bouquet of Thanks
  • Gina K. Designs Dusty Rose and Innocent Pink Ink
  • Altenew Industrial Diamond, Parrot, and Bamboo Ink
  • Altenew Watercolor Stripes Cover Die
  • Pentel Sunburst Metallic Silver Gel Pen
  • Ranger Silver Stickles
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen

Framescape Happy Birthday Wishes

I love this lovely lake and evergreen tree scene by Gina K. Designs. I stamped the image with Gina K. Designs Christmas Pine and then again with VersaMark Ink and heat set it with clearing embossing powder. This keeps the crisp green color for the trees white you add color to the rest of the nature scene. Usually I would ink blend the sky and lake, but this time I decided to used Copic Markers. I added reflections of the trees in the lake by adding some irregular squiggly lines. Once the scene was complete I decided to add the birds in the sky and the boat on the lake.

As a finishing touch I created a wooden frame using Hero Arts Wood Frame Infinity Die and ink blended it with Distress Oxide Inks. It added to the woodsy feel to the card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Framescape Winter Trees
  • Gina K. Designs Christmas Pine Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Copic Markers: E49, E47, E44; G29, G28, G46, G82, N7, N5; Y15, Y13, Y11, Y08, Y06, Y04, Y00
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Christmas Pine Base Weight Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Hero Arts Wood Frame Infinity Die
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Gathered Twigs and Vintage Photo
  • Be Creative Double Sided Tape
  • Darice Thin Strips Foam Tape

Sunset on the Lake – Enjoy Your Day

This is the second card I made using Penny Black’s On the Lake. This time I wanted the scene to be a sunset. I stamped the image with Versa Fine Onyx Black Ink and heat set it with clear embossing powder. I added a circle of full adhesive post-it for the moon and I used different shade of yellow for most of the sky, preserving only a little bit of blue at the top. The lake was ink blended with different shades of blue Distress Oxide Inks. I decided to have a red moon and used the negative circle die cut post-it to color it with different red oxide inks.

The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I added several layers of white and black mats behind the image and adhered them all to a white cardstock base.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black On the Lake
  • Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Birthday
  • Versa Fine Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Scattered Straw, Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Aged Mahogany, Candied Appel, Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean
  • Laromni Blending Brushes
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs Onyx Black Base Weight Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Hero Arts Circle Infinity Die
  • Post-it Full Adhesive Note
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Only the Best for Your Birthday

I saw this beautiful scene stamp from Penny Black and thought it would make great masculine birthday cards. My husband’s favorite color is blue, and I know a lot of other men like that color as well so I decided to use various blues for the color scheme for this card.

I stamped the image StazOn Midnight Blue Ink and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. This allows you to ink blend over the image, preserving the intensity of the stamping.

I cut a circle from a full adhesive post-it note and placed it where I wanted the moon to be in the image. I then ink blended the lake and sky with different blue Distress Oxide Inks and then removed the post-it circle.

The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black On the Lake
  • Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Birthday
  • StazOn Midnight Blue Ink
  • VersaMark Embossing Pen
  • Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean
  • Laromni Blending Brushes
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs In the Navy Base Weight Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Hero Arts Circle Infinity Die
  • Post-it Full Adhesive Note

Happy Birthday Alcohol Ink Background

I had an extra rectangle of hot pink alcohol ink cardstock waiting to be used. I decided to die cut the Poppy Stamps Happy Birthday Background and add the hot pink panel behind it. It needed a little something extra so I pulled out the cupcake from Simon Says Stamp’s Birthday Circle and die cut it from both white cardstock and hot pink glitter cardstock and adhered it to the bottom left of the card front.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Poppy Stamps Happy Birthday Background
  • Simon Says Stamp Birthday Circle
  • Leftover Alcohol Ink Background in Pink and Silver
  • Paper Studio Glitter Hot Pink Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 110# White Cardstock
  • Kirkland Glossy Photo Paper
  • Ranger Alcohol Inks
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive

Spring Shower Flowers Happy Birthday

There are several ways that this cover die can be used. You remove the background and leave only the flowers behind. You can take the flowers and layer them together. Or you can do as I did and keep the flowers and background together. The easiest way to do this is to turn the panel over after die cutting and add a panel to the back holding all the pieces together. To color the flowers and leaves I did a very messy watercolor, going outside of the lines. This makes the coloring go very quickly. For a finished look the panel was die cut again and the flowers and leaves removed, leaving only the back behind. It was sprayed with Elmer’s Craft Bond Adhesive and placed over the messy watercolored panel, leaving behind and crisp and clean panel.

A frame was created by cutting a scalloped rectangle and then using another A2 stitched rectangle to cut out the center of the frame. It was adhered using foam tape around the edges.

The sentiment was stamped on black cardstock and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Altenew Spring Show Cover Die
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • My Favorite Things  A2 Rectangles
  • Altenew 36 Pan Watercolors: Pink Diamond, Cotton Candy, Coral Berry, Lavender Fields, Mountain Mist, Citrus Burst, Forest Glades, Frayed Leaf, Bamboo, Evergreen
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Colorful Flower Fusion Birthday

This is the second card I made using My Favorite Things Flower Fusion Cover Die. This time I decided to watercolor the flowers rather than the background. A vellum sentiment was wrapped around the flower panel. Foam tape was added to the back of the flowers and the panel was adhered to a card front. For a more finished look a frame was die cut using Penny Black’s Swirly stitched Rectangles and adhered over the flower panel and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Flower Fusion Cover Die
  • My Favorite Things Anything But Basic Birthday Wishes
  • Penny Black Swirly Stitched Rectangle Die
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangles
  • Simon Says Stamp Double Stitched Rectangles
  • Cotman Watercolors: Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Pale Red, Cobalt Blue, Cadmium Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Sap Green
  • Copic Markers: B26, B24, B23; BG78, BG75, B39; R17, R14, R12; R29, R46, R24; Y35, Y15
  • Blue Cardstock from Scraps
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Vellum
  • Rhinestones from Stash
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Scotch Tape

Watercolor Flower Fusion Birthday

I really like this background cover die from My Favorite Things. If you cut it several times and adhere it together for added dimension it make a lovely statement on a card. I decided to watercolor a colorful background for the flowers using Cotman Watercolors. I stamped the sentiment on some black cardstock, heat embossed it gold, and adhered it to the lower right of the card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Flower Fusion Cover Die
  • My Favorite Things Anything But Basic Birthday Wishes
  • Cotman Watercolors: Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Pale Red, Lemon Yellow, Sap Green
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Onyx Black Base Weight Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 110# White Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive

Fluttering By for a Happy Birthday

This is another couple of My Favorite Things dies I’ve had in my stash for a long time and decided to pull it out and make a card. I die cut them from Bristol Smooth Cardstock and watercolored them using Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors. Adhered them to a scalloped rectangle from Gina Marie Designs, and added to panel to a top folding A2 cardbase.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Flowers and Leaf Trio
  • My Favorite Things Fancy Flourish
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • Memory Box Blooming Chrysanthemums
  • My Favorite Things Pentiful Petals and Paper Smooches Pocket Wish (Flower Centers)
  • Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors: Prussian Blue, Cerulean Blue, Bright Clear Violet, Sap Green, Yellow Green
  • Winsor and Newton White Gouache
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Beautiful Daisies Happy Birthday

I pulled out this die set from My Favorite Things called Plentiful Petals. The leaves are from Altenew’s Peony Dream 3D dies. My flower dies don’t cut well unless I use a metal shim, and because I used Bristol Smooth Cardstock they needed the extra pressure. I watercolor the flowers with Altenew’s 36 Pan Watercolor set. I rarely add splatters to my images, but I really like the way it turned out adding splatters of all the colors used to color the flowers, along with some FineTec gold watercolor.

To assemble I added foam tape between the flower layers, added gold mirror flower centers and added them to the top left of a cardbase. For added visual interest I had die cut and adhered Simon Says Stamp’s Triangle Pattern Background to the card front.

The sentiment was die cut from gold mirror cardstock. I used KB Riley’s Happy Birthday die, but I only wanted the word “Happy” so I fussy cut it away from the birthday. Added a secondary sentiment stamped on black cardstock and heat embossed gold.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Plentiful Petals Dies
  • Altenew Peony Dream 3D Dies (Leaves) Die
  • KB Riley Happy Birthday Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Triangle Pattern Background Die
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Onyx Black Base Weight Cardstock
  • Altenew 36 Pan Watercolors: Cotton Candy, Coral Berry, Forest Glades, Frayed Leaf, Citrus Burst, Fresh Lemon
  • FineTec M600 630 Arabic Gold
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape