Spring Shower Happy Birthday

I wanted to use Altenew’s Spring Shower Cover Die again, but wanted to see if I could make it easier to paper piece the flowers back into the panel once they had been colored.  This time I decided to use Glad Press ‘n Seal to remove the flowers and it worked like a charm.  I decided to color all the flowers in different colors of blue and really liked how it turned out.

I die cut the background from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then added the Press ‘n Seal to the back and carefully removed the background, leaving only the flowers and leaves.  It was easy to then color the flowers and leaves with Copic Markers (colors listed below).  Once the coloring was complete the background was placed over the colored images and the Press ‘n Seal kept everything together.  It was much quicker and easier using the die in this manner.  I then die cut the background using a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX.  This not only gives a nice edge to the background, but it also presses the flowers and leaves tightly into the image.

The sentiment from Hot Off the Press Birthday Greetings was stamped on vellum with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder.  It was then wrapped around the focal image and secured with Scotch Tape at the back of the panel.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller than the rectangle and adhered to the back.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from some blue paper I had in my stash.  The blue base really made the flowers pop.  As a final embellishment, Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Sequins were added to the centers of the largest flowers with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and then a drop of Glossy Accents was added to the center to help keep everything in place.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Spring Shower Cover Die
  • Hot Off the Press Birthday Greetings
  • Copic Markers: YG03, YG17, YG67; G24, G94, G99; G24, G94, G99; B000, B01, B02; B23, B24, B26; B24, B26, B28; B99; B32, B34, B37; B91, B93, B95; B41, B45; BG45, BG49; BG000, BG01, BG02
  • Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Sequins
  • Glad Press ‘n Seal
  • Vellum
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matt
  • Ranger Glossy Accents

Layered Cupcake Masculine Birthday Card

I liked the way the balloon card inspired by Doodlebug’s Sugar Coated Confetti cardstock turned out so much that I decided to create another card using Altenew’s Layered Cupcake stamp and die with the same color scheme.  It too makes a great masculine birthday card.

The image was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then the layers were stamped with the Altenew Inks listed below.  Once the coloring was complete it was die cut with the matching die.  My Wink of Stella was running a little dry and quite a bit came out at once when I pinched the barrel.  It looks really shiny in this picture, but the actual card isn’t as glittery.

For the focal image background the Cuttlebug Birthday Embossing Folder was run through the Big Shot with Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then die cut with a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller and adhered to the back of the rectangle.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs Red Hot 120# Cardstock and the embossed rectangle was adhered to the front using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  The cupcake was adhered to the focal rectangle with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

As with the previous card using the Doodlebug Sugar Coated Confetti cardstock to ensure the confetti didn’t peel off the die cut sentiment Ranger Glossy Accents were added.  Once dry the sentiment word was adhered to the front of the card with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Layered Cupcake
  • Cuttlebug Birthday Embossing Folder
  • CZ Designs Birthday Palooza Die
  • Copic Markers: R29, R27, R24, R22, R17; E57, E55; YR21, YR23, YR24
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Doodlebug Sugar Coated Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Red Hot 120# Cardstock
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Wink of Stella Glitter Pen

Blooming Bouquet Happy Birthday

The Altenew Blooming Bouquet stamp is a lovely, large image that makes a striking card.  This time I decided to stamp it twice in diagonal corners of the card and use Copic Markers to color the image.

The image was stamped on a quarter sheet of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock in alternating corners with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  The Copic Markers used to color the image are listed below.

Once the image was colored the panel was die cut using a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller than the rectangle and adhered to the back.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts Birthday Message and was stamped on a strip of Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back and it was then adhered just under the half way part of the focal image.

The focal image was then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from 120# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  Wink of Stella was added to the flowers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Blooming Bouquet
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Copic Markers: V09, V25, V22, V20; Y08, Y06, Y04; RV13, RV11, RV10; R89, R37, R32; G99, G94, G24; YG97, YG95, YG93; G17, G16, G00; C1
  • Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Wink of Stella Glitter Pen

Remember This Make a Wish Birthday Card

I wanted to use the Altenew Spring Shower Cover Die, but I didn’t want to take the time to do paper piecing.  This time I decided to dry emboss the die as a background to Altenew’s Remember This, another beautiful layering flower stamp.  It’s hard to see in the picture, but it makes a lovely background to this card.

The largest My Favorite Things Rectangle STAX was used to cut Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock. Next the Altenew Spring Shower Cover Die was placed on the rectangle and run through the Big Shot a second time on the embossing tab using the Spellbinder tan embossing pad.  I wanted a deep impression and so a shim was used to create greater depth with the embossing.

I wanted to the embossed background to show as much as possible and so I decided to only use one flower and bud from the Remember This stamp set.  They were stamped with the Altenew Inks listed below.  I forgot that I had the matching dies, and so I fussy cut around the images.

The sentiment is from Mama Elephant’s Make a Wish and was stamped on The Paper Company Vellum with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder.  The vellum was wrapped around the embossed rectangle and adhered to the back using Scotch Tape.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller than the embossed rectangle and adhered to the back.  The bud and leaves were adhered to the vellum and embossed rectangle and the flower was adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image rectangle was adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  Wink of Stella was added to the flowers and the card and a clean, simple, but beautiful card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Remember This
  • Mama Elephant Make a Wish
  • Altenew Spring Shower Cover Die (Embossed Background)
  • Altenew Inks: Rose Quartz, Puffy Heart, Purple Wine; Mountain Mist, Volcano Lake
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • Paper Company Vellum
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Wink of Stella Glitter Pen

Spring Shower Cover Die Make a Wish Birthday Card

I had seen a video with Jennifer McGuire using this die and loved it.  I too love the results of this card, but it was very time consuming to color and then paper piece each of the flowers and leave back into the background.

First the largest My Favorite Things Rectangle STAX was used to cut Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.  Next the Altenew Spring Shower Cover Die was placed on the rectangle and run through the Big Shot a second time.  Both are the same size, so Post-it Tape was used to hold it in place while die cutting.

Copic Markers were used to color all of the die cut flowers and leaves.  Colors used are listed below.  I had watched Nicole Spohr cover the back of a panel to be paper pieced with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  This eliminates the need to add adhesive to each item and also adds dimension when it is added to the cardbase.

After each piece was adhered back in place I pulled some clear Rhinestones from my stash of supplied and added them to the centers of the flowers.  I wanted the background to show as much as possible and so the sentiment from Hero Arts Birthday Messages was stamped on a then strip of Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back and it was adhered to the bottom third of the card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Spring Shower Cover Die
  • Copic Markers: RV13, RV11, RV10; R08, R05, R02; Y08, Y06, Y04; B26, B24, B23; B39, B37; V17, V15, V12; R35, R46; YG99, YG95, YG93; G46, G24; YG25, YG03; G28, G07; C2
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Clear Rhinestones from Stash
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Garden Treasures Happy Birthday

This is the second card made with Altenew’s Garden Treasures stamp set.  This time a small focal image rectangle was used to allow for stamping the sentiment below the focal image.

The layered flowers were stamped with Altenew Inks (colors listed below) and then die cut with the matching dies, which makes card making so much easier.

A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  A rectangle was cut from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle and adhered directly to the cardbase with Be Creative Tape.

The die cut flowers were arrange the way I liked them and then picked up with Glad Press ‘n Seal, making it easy to keep them as arranged to adhere to the focal image rectangle.  Before gluing the flowers in place the sentiment from Hero Arts Birthday Messages was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black.

The leaves and smaller flowers were adhered to the focal image rectangle with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the yellow and blue flowers.  I wasn’t careful enough removing the press and seal and a little of the paper on yellow flower tore.  It was glued down with some Raner Multi Medium Matte.  To cover the small imperfection Studio Katia Majestic Confetti was place over the area and scatter around the flower and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Garden Treasures
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle
  • Altenew Inks: Sea Breeze, Turquoise, Tide Pool; Citrus Burst, Fresh Lemonade, Maple Yellow; Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, Rubellite; Frayed Leaf, Forest Glade, Evergreen
  • Pigma Micron Pen
  • Copic Markers for Flower Centers: Y17, Y15, RV13, C3
  • Be Creative Tape
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Desluxe Adhesive
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Studio Katia Majestic Confetti

Garden Treasures Birthday Wishes

I recently purchased Altenew’s Garden Treasures.  I love the flowers in this stamp set and they make beautiful cards.

For this card the layered flowers were stamped with Altenew Inks (colors listed below) and then die cut with the matching dies, which makes card making so much easier.

A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  This is my favorite cardstock for cardbases.  A rectangle was cut from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle and adhered directly to the cardbase with Be Creative Tape.  If I am not using foam behind a focal image I use the Be Creative Tape because it will not show as sometimes you can see the lines of liquid glue with a thinner cardstock.

The die cut flowers were arrange the way I liked them and then picked up with Glad Press ‘n Seal, which makes keeping them as arranged so easy to adhere to the focal image rectangle.  Before gluing the flowers in place the sentiment from Ranger’s Letter It Birthday and Winnie & Walter the Big, The Bold and Party were stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black.

The leaves and smaller flowers were adhered to the focal image rectangle with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the pink and blue flowers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Garden Treasures
  • Ranger Letter It
  • Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold and Party
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle
  • Altenew Inks: Sea Breeze, Turquoise, Tide Pool; Citrus Burst, Fresh Lemonade, Maple Yellow; Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, Rubellite; Frayed Leaf, Forest Glade, Evergreen
  • Pigma Micron Pen
  • Copic Markers for Flower Centers: Y17, Y15, RV13, C3
  • Be Creative Tape
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Desluxe Adhesive
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black

 

Blooming Bouquet Birthday

I like the drapping leaves that are part of this bouquet.  They are a delicate addition to the design.  This image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a HP Laser Printer and then outline die cut using the Silhouette PIXScan Mat and Cameo Machine.

I like the way dimension can be added to an outline image and brings visual interest to a card.

The card was colored using Copic Markers: G46, G82; YG99; YG57, YG17, YG03; BG13, BG34, BG32; B25, B24, B23; V25; RV06, RV04, RV02; RV14, RV13, RV11; Y17, Y08, Y02; YR24.  Once the color was complete the focal image was placed on a sheet of Darice Sticky Back Foam and traced with a pencil, fussy cut with scissors, and adhered to the back of the image.  I have begun adding foam dimension in this manner and like the solid surface that it gives.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  A quarter sheet of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock was run through the Big Shot with the Winnie & Walter Audrey Essentials Scalloped Rectangle.  Darice Sticky Fun Foam was added to the back for dimension.

The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink on the Paper Company Fellum and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The focal image was adhered to the scalloped rectangle using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the sentiment was wrapped around the rectangle and adhered to the back using Scotch Tape.  The focal image scalloped rectangle was then adhered to the top of the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Blooming Bouquet Stamp
  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles Stamp
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • The Paper Company Vellum
  • Copic Markers: G46, G82; YG99; YG57, YG17, YG03; BG13, BG34, BG32; B25, B24, B23; V25; RV06, RV04, RV02; RV14, RV13, RV11; Y17, Y08, Y02; YR24
  • Winnie & Walter Audrey Essentials Die

Blooming Bouquet Bring on the Happy

really like the image from Altenew’s Blooming Bouquet and decided to watercolor it on Canson XL Cold Press 140# Watercolor Paper.  It was stamped with VersaMark Onyx Black In, and heat embossed with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder using the Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.

Winsor & Newton Artist Grade Watercolor Winsor Yellow, Aureolin, Permanent Rose, Chinese White, Winsor Violet, Olive Green, Permanent Sap Green, Viridian, Cerulean Blue, Turquoise Light were used to color the image.  Once it was completely dry Derwent Inktense Pencils 210 Cadmium Yellow, 510 Cherry, 520 Carmine Pink, 760 Deep Violet, 1330 Vivid Green, 1560 Fern using a Dove Blending Pen.

The watercolored panel was then die cut using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  A slightly larger rectangle was cut with a guillotine paper cutter out of Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and adhered to the back of the watercolored panel with Sookwang Be Creative Tape.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image panel was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  As a final embellishment Pretty Pink Posh Sugar Plum Mix Sequins were adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Blooming Bouquet
  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles
  • Canson XL Cold Press 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • VersaMark Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle
  • Winsor & Newton Artist Grade Watercolors: Winsor Yellow, Aureolin, Permanent Rose, Chinese White, Winsor Violet, Olive Green, Permanent Sap Green, Viridian, Cerulean Blue, Turquoise Light
  • Derwent Inktense Pencils: 210 Cadmium Yellow, 510 Cherry, 520 Carmine Pink, 760 Deep Violet, 1330 Vivid Green, 1560 Fern
  • Dove Blending Pen

Altenew Adore You Birthday Wishes

A woman I serve with in the young women’s organization at church has a birthday the first week of September.  Her favorite colors are blue and gray.  I had recently purchased Altenew’s Adore You stamp and dies and decided to use them for her birthday card.  I love the way that it turned out.

I stamped the flowers and leaves on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored them with Copic Markers B93, B95, B97, B99; G94, YG03.  I then ran them through the Big Shot with the matching dies.  I die cut a rectangle of the same white cardstock with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangle and arranged the flowers the way I wanted them to determine where to stamp the sentiment from Penny Black Sprinkles & Smiles.  It was stamped with VersaMark Ink and then heat embossed with Ranger Detail Silver Embossing Powder, which pulled in a little sparkling gray.

Some of the flowers were adhered directly to the white rectangle with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and others were adhered using 3M ½” Foam Tape and some foam squares I have in my stash that has a slightly higher profile.  Silver Stickles were added to the stamen and then Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Silver Sequins were scattered around the flowers.

To accent the blue color of the flowers I decided to make the cardbase from Gina K. Designs 120# Navy Cardstock.  The white rectangle focal image was adhered directly to the front of the cardbase with Sookwang Be Creative Tape.  Clear Wink of Stella was added to the flowers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Adore You Stamp and Dies
  • Penny Black Sprinkles & Smiles
  • Copic Markers: B93, B95, B97, B99; G94, YG03
  • Foam Sqaures from Stash
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Foam Squares from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Navy
  • Ranger Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Silver Stickles
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Pretty Pink Posh Silver Sequins
  • Sookwang Be Creative Tape