Orange Dahlia Thinking of You

I loved the bright colors I used in the last card I created and decided to color this image with a bright orange and like the way it turned out. I colored it with Copic Markers and then fussy cut the image out.

The image did not have leaves and I used the leaves from Altenew’s Beautiful Heart and colored them with more olive green colors. I felt that it would go best with the orange of the flower. Liquid glue was used to adhered the leaves to the flower.

A rectangle was cut using a Penny Black Swirly stitched Rectangle. It adds great visual interest to a clean and simple card design.

The flower image was traced on a foam sheet and fussy cut 1/8″ smaller and adhered to the back of the flower image and adhered with liquid glue and then added to the card front.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pinterest Color-Pages-Adults_Dahlia
  • Hero Arts Messages with Flourish
  • Altenew Beautiful Heart (Leaves)
  • Copic Markers: YR09, YR07, YR04, YR02; YG99, YG97, YG95
  • Penny Black Swirly Stitched Rectangles
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Darice Foam Sheet

Yellow Magnolia Thinking of You

This is the second card I made with this pretty magnolia image from Pinterest. This time I printed it on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a laser printer and colored it with Copic Markers. Once coloring was complete I fussy cut the image with detailed scissors.

The image doesn’t have leaves and so I used leaf images from Altenew Beautiful Heart and fussy cut them out and adhered them with liquid glue to the flower. A Pentel Sunburst Metallic Gold Gel Pen for the stamen on the flower.

A pretty rectangle was cut using a Gina Marie Designs Petite Looped Lace Rectangle and adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase.

I placed the flower focal image on a foam sheet and traced around it with a pen and then fussy cut it 1/8″ smaller and adhered it to the back of the image.

I placed the image on the card front to determine where to stamp the sentiment with black amalgam ink and then the image was adhered to the card front with liquid glue.

PRODUCT USED:

  • Pinterest Magnolia (00e11c966fb3192ea891ad76ad37d1b0)
  • Altenew Thinking of You
  • Altenew Beautiful Heart (Leaves)
  • Copic Markers: Y19, Y17, Y15, Y13; YG99, YG67, YG95
  • Gina Marie Designs Petite Looped Lace Rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Pentel Sunburst Metallic Gold Gel Pen
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Darice Foam

Purple Dahlia Thinking of You

I have this pretty Dahlia image from Pinterest that I decided to print with a laser printer and color with Copic Markers.

The image doesn’t have leaves and so I pulled out Altenew Beautiful Flowers and stamped it in Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink and then die cut them with the matching die. They were glued to flower with liquid glue. To add dimension to the image I traced it on some fun foam and fussy cut it 1/8″ smaller and adhered to the back with liquid glue.

I die cut a rectangle using a Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle and adhered it to a side folding A2 cardbase with dotliner adhesive.

The focal image was laid on the card front to determine where to stamp the sentiment from My Favorite Things Peaceful Wildflowers with Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink. The focal image was adhered to the card front with liquid glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pinterest Color-Pages-Adults_Dahlia
  • My Favorite Things Peaceful Wildflowers
  • Altenew Beautiful Heart (Leaves)
  • Copic Markers: V09,V06, V04, V01, YG67, YG17, YG03
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Darice Foam

Pink Magnolia Thinking of You

This is an image from Pinterest that a friend of mine found and made a beautiful card with. She sent me the image so that I could use it too.

I printed the image with a laser jet printer onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock and colored it using a light and dark pink marker. Once the image was dry I used the Silhouette PIXScan Mat to cut around the image.

The image did not have any leaves so I pulled out the Altenew Beautiful Heart stamp and die and stamped them with a MISTI stamping tool and colored them with a light and dark green marker. They were then cut using the matching die. They were glued behind the flower using liquid glue. To add dimension I traced around the image onto some Darice foam with a pencil and fussy cut it about 1/8″ smaller and adhered it to the back of the image with liquid glue.

For visual interest I die cut another rectangle using a Memory Box Matinee Rectangle and adhered it to the front of a side folding A2 cardbase with dotliner adhesive.

I placed the image on the card front to determine where to stamp the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Day with Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink. The focal image was adhered on an angle in the upper left corner of the card front.

As a final embellishment I used a Pentel Sunburst Metallic Gold Gel Pen to the stamen on the flower center and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pinterest Magnolia (00e11c966fb3192ea891ad76ad37d1b0)
  • Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Day
  • Altenew Beautiful Heart (Leaves)
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 202 Peach Pink, 026 Light Pink, 201 Pink Haze, 043 Olive Green
  • Pentel Sunburst Metallic Gold Gel Pen
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Memory Box Matinee Rectangles
  • Canson 110# Watercolor Paper
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Darice Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive

Hey There Cupcake

When you purchased $60 of product this month at My Favorite Things you got this great “Hey There, Cupcake” die. I wanted to use it for the final cupcake using the monthly card kit.

I found this great striped cardstock from Lawn Fawn and used a stitched rectangle from My Favorite Things to size it to leave a thin white border around it when adhered to the front of an A2 cardbase. I decided to pull out my new Ellen Hutson Essential Rectangle die and create a thin border that I would add to the card front. I cut it three times and glued them together use liquid glue.

The cupcake liner was cut from some green and white striped paper from the same paper pack. The cupcake frosting was cut from white cardstock. A C1 Copic Marker was used to add shadows to the layers of frosting. The two were adhered together using a thin line of liquid glue at the top of the cupcake liner. Foam Tape was added to the back to add dimension when it was adhered to the card front on a slight angle.

The Hey There Cupcake die was cut three times from the same white cardstock and adhered together with liquid glue. It was then glued above and below the cupcake.

The final embellishment was to add Nuvo Crystal Drops in multi colors to the frosting to add sprinkles.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Cupcake and Sprinkles Die
  • My Favorite Things Hey There Cupcake Die
  • Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow 6×6 Petite Paper Pack
  • Neena Classic Crest 110# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Copic Markers C1
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Ellen Hutson Essential Rectangle
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops: Red Berry, Wedgewood Blue, Dandelion Yellow, Caribbean Ocean, Apple Green

Camellia Enjoy Your Day

This is the newest layering build-a-flower stamp from Altenew. It is a beautiful, large image. After looking at camellia images on the interest I decided to stamp the flower in pinks.

The stamp set is fairly easy to line up. I used Altenew Pink Diamond, Pinakalicious, and Rebellite for the flower. Mountain Mist, Volcano Lake, and Lagoon inks were used for the leaves. Once stamped they were die cut using the coordinating dies.

A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and run through the Big Shot with the Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder. This creates a beautiful linen look to the paper.

I had a leftover gold thin frame sitting on my desk and decided to use it on this card. It was adhered to the center of the card front with liquid glue and then the leave were adhered using liquid glue. The flower was then adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam tape to add dimension.

The sentiment was cut from some gold mirror cardstock and adhered to the top right of the card. I wanted the secondary sentiment to match the colors of the flower and so some Pinkalicious ink was run across a scrap of paper. Once it was dry the secondary sentiment was stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed with detail white embossing powder.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Camellia Build-A-Flower
  • Simon Says Stamp Painted Enjoy Die
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Altenew Inks: Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, Rubellite, Mountain Mist, Volcano Lake, Lagoon
  • Memory Box Double Stitched Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Foam Strips
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder

Mid Century Frame Hello

This is another quick and easy card made from pretty patterned paper and a couple of die cuts.

A rectangle of the patterned paper was cut using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle and adhered to a cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock.

The Mid Century Frame from Altenew was cut from some gold mirror cardstock and some ivory cardstock. The gold frame was adhered to the front of the patterned paper rectangle with Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive. The ivory center of the other die was was added to the golden frame. This created a neutral background for the flowers, which were fussy cut from some leftover patterned paper and added to the center of the frame with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape. The leaves were cut from scraps of green cardstock using the dies from Altenew’s Adore You. Shading was added to both with Copic markers.

The “hello” was die cut from gold mirror cardstock and adhered directly to the patterned paper with liquid glue. The final embellishment was to add some Nuvo Pale Gold Crystal Drops and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Happy Hello
  • Altenew Mid Century Frame Die
  • Altenew Adore You
  • Copic Markers: RV11, RV91, RV10, RV000, R21
  • Echo Park Just Married Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Sticky Back Yellow Foam
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Pale Gold
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Fantasy Floral Hello

Since I had some leftover flower cardstock leftover from my previous card I decided to use it again for this one. However, this time I decided to use Ellen Hutson’s Oval Essential dies.

I first die cut a rectangle from the patterned paper using a guillotine cutter to 3 3/4″ x 5″. An Ellen Hutson Essential Oval die was used to cut an oval from gold mirror cardstock, which was adhered to the center of the patterned paper and then both were adhered to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardbase.

For this card I decided to cut another oval from base weight ivory cardstock and added it to the center of the gold frame. This gave a neutral base for adding the sentiment.

I pulled out the Altenew Fantasy Floral dies to create a focal image on the front of the card. Scraps of paper were used to cut the layers of the flower and then Copic Markers added some shading. The flower and leaves were added to the lower left of the oval.

The sentiment was cut from gold mirror cardstock. The secondary sentiment was stamped and then the “hello” die cut was adhered using liquid glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Fantasy Floral 3D
  • My Favorite Things Happy Hellos
  • LDRS Creative If Friends Were Flowers
  • Ellen Hutson Essential Ovals and Rectangles
  • Graphic 45 Hello Sunshine Bloom Collection Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Layering Weight and Base Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Scraps of Deep Red and Pink Cardstocks
  • Copic Markers: YG97, RV23, RV21, R20; RV99, R37, R35
  • Distress Oxide Forest Moss Ink
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Cup of Flowers Thinking of You

This is another image found on Pinterest. It was printed on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and colored with Copic Markers. I looked up tiger lilies on Google and found this some that had a beautiful dark burgundy center fading into white edges. I love the way they turned out. I added a little gray Copic Marker to the base of the cup to ground it.

The sentiment is from Altenew’s Thinking of You set and was stamped with Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink underneath the cup. The final embellishment was to add some Ranger Gold Stickles to the center of some of the flowers. Once they were dry the image was die cut with a Penny Black’s Swirley Stitched Rectangle. It add some lovely visual interest to a card.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the focal image and it was adhered to a 120# White Cardstock A2 cardbase and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pinterest Cup of Flowers (bc3ce1b7a0fdc34aecbcb98baa57229f)
  • Altenew Thinking of  You
  • Copic Markers: R89, R59, C2, C1; R85, R83, R81; B97, B95, B93; Y15, Y13, Y11; G46, G24, G20; YG67, YG17, YG03; G99, G24; YG17, YG03, YG01; YR24, YR23, YR21; C2, C1; BG000
  • Ranger Gold Stickles
  • Penny Black Swirly Stitched Rectangle
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkles Pen
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Fun Foam
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink

Flowers in a Vase Thinking of You

I decided to make some Thinking of You cards that I could send to friends during this period of social isolation, a way to keep in touch safely. So, I pulled out some of my digital stamps to make some cards.

This card is an image from Creative Haven and is found on Pinterest. I printed it on some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers.

I added some Pentel Gold Metallic Gel Pen on the flourishes of the vase. It added some nice visual interest.

To highlight the image I die cut an oval frame using the Spellbinders Fancy Edged Ovals. It make a beautiful frame. I cut some narrow strips of 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape and added them to the back of the oval to give it dimension and then placed it over the flowers in the vase. I took some detail scissors and cut the excess paper from the focal image away, leaving just an oval vocal image. As a final embellishment Nuvo Crystal Drop in Bright Gold were added to the flower centers.

A top fold A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock. The oval framed image was placed on top to determine where to stamp the sentiment from Altenew’s Thinking of You. It was stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with detailed gold embossing powder.

To finish the card Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive was added to the back of the focal image and it was adhered to the card front and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pinterest Creative Haven Flowers in a Vase
  • Altenew Thinking of You
  • Copic Markers: YR24, YR21, YR20; G02, G00, G000; G28, G24, G21; R21, R02, R12, R11
  • Pentel Gold Metallic Gel Pen
  • Spellbinders Fancy Edged Oval
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Bright Gold
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive