Beautiful Heart Happy Everything

This is the second card created with Altenew’s Beautiful Heart stamp.  However, this time I only stamped the outline with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored it in using Copic Markers.

This was a one layer card.  The flower was stamped first and then stamped again onto some masking paper in order to stamp the leaves.  They were colored with Copic Markers V28, V25, V22; YG17, YG25, YG01.  When the coloring was complete it was die cut using My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX and then matted with Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.  The sentiment was also cut from gold mirror and Darice Sticky Back Foam to add dimension and adhered to the card front.

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

Products Used:

  • Altenew Beautiful Heart
  • Penny Black Awesome Die Set
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Copic Markers: V28, V25, V22; YG17, YG25, YG01
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Nuvo Aqua Glitter Gloss Shimmer Pen1

 

Beautiful Heart Happiest of Birthdays

I recently purchased Altenew’s Beautiful Heart stamp set.  It has a lovely big flower and leaves that are very easy to layer.  For this card I decided to use Altenew purple inks.

The stamp leaves a lot of white space, which creates a lot of lovely highlights.  The outline was stamped first using Memento Tuxedo Black onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.  It was then stamped with Lilac and Lavender Fields for the flower, Frayed Leaf and Forest Glad for the leaves.

To add visual interest to the card I die cut a rectangle of the Neena cardstock with a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX and dry embossed it with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder.  Darice sticky back foam was added to the back to add dimension and then it was adhered to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

The flower and leaves were die cut with the matching dies.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back and then adhered to the card front.  The sentiment is from Winnie & Walter’s Sentimental Birthday was stamped onto Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.  Foam Tape was added to the back and it was adhered just below the focal image and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Beautiful Heart
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Altenew Inks: Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Nuvo Aqua Glitter Gloss Shimmer Pen

Analogous Colors – It’s Your Birthday! Let’s Celebrate!

I really like the color combination of blue, green, and yellow.  This cupcake layering stamp from Altenew is very easy to line up and creates a great focal image.  I decided to use this new frame die cut from Little B.  Also adding visual interest was dry embossing the cardbase front with Cricut Cuttlebug Charles Embossing Folder.

The cupcake image was die cut with the matching dies, foam tape was added to the back for dimension and glued to the front of the decorative rectangle.  The final embellishment was adding sequins from Pretty Pink Posh Share Kindness Mix.  After the card was done I decided to add some seed beads as sprinkles on the frosting.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Layered Cupcakes
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Sweet Corn, Blue Lagoon, Applemint, Lucky Clover
  • Pretty Pink Posh Share Kindness Sequin Mix
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Turquoise Sea Cardstock
  • Little B Frames
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Cricut Cuttlebug Charles Embossing Folder
  • Mikuki Lagoon Seed Beads Mix

Budding Thanks Celebrate You

Another card for complementary colors theory in the Online Card Classes Introduction to Color Theory.  I’ve had the Altenew Budding Thanks stamp set for a long time and never made a card with it.  I found that it was a little more difficult to line up this layering stamp than some others that I’ve worked with, but I really like the pink and green colors that were used on this card.

I really like using a lot of white space on my cards.  Clean and simple really appeals to me and I find myself creating a lot of cards using this design.  In the color theory class we talked about using complementary colors, which are opposite each other on the color wheel.  The intensity or hue of the color is changed by the amount of water used.  This also works when selecting ink colors, varying the intensity of color can give a completely different feel to a card.

Altenew Inks were used to stamp the images.  Once the stamping/layering was complete the images were die cut with the matching dies and added 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the back to add dimension.  For visual interest a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock was die cut using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle and then dry embossed using the Cricut Cuttlebug Polka Dot folder. 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.

The flowers were adhered to the polka dot panel by removing the backing paper from the foam tape.  Penny Black’s Celebrations die was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and adhered to the bottom right of the card front.  For the secondary sentiment a scrap of cardstock was colored and stamped using the same Altenew inks used to stamp the flowers.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Budding Thanks
  • Penny Black Celebrations
  • Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold, and Party
  • Altenew Inks: Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, Rubellite, Razzelberry, Mountain Mist, Volcano Lake
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Cricut Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Nuvo Aqua Glitter Gloss Shimmer Pen

Hoping Your Birthday is Happy

One of this week’s color challenge at Splitcoaststampers included a deep pink, pale yellow, and pale green.  I had previously cut some of the images from Altenew’s Beautiful Day and had them sitting in a draw ready to be used.  I decided to pull them out for this challenge.  I think the combination turned out pretty.

This is a layering stamp set that aligns very easily and the Altenew inks make it easy to get the variation in colors.  For this card I had already die cut the shapes from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and stamped on the shapes.  It worked great.

Once the stamping was done I arranged the flowers and leaves into a pattern I like and used Press ‘n Seal to hold them together to decide placement on a rectangle of the same cardstock that was cut with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.  I decided I wanted to add some visual interest behind the flowers and dry embossed the rectangle with the Lifestyle Crafts Chain Embossing Folder.   Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive to the back on all items except the front flower, which was adhered with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  The great thing about using Press ‘n Seal is you can move the arrangement around until you have perfect placement.

I didn’t want to cover up the beautiful flowers and so I decided to stamp the sentiment from Winnie & Walter Sentiment Birthday onto Paper Accents Vellum with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and heat emboss it with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  It was wrapped about the embossed rectangle and adhered to the back using Scotch Tape.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the focal image rectangle for some added dimension.  A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the  focal image panel was added to the front using liquid glue.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Beautiful Day
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
  • Altenew Inks: Razzleberry, Puffy Heart, Rose Quartz,
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Lifestyle Crafts Chain Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Vellum

Sending Birthday Hugs and Wishes

This is the second card I created using the Tri-Fold Cardbase.  For this card I decided on a landscape orientation and adhered by patterned paper on the bottom left of the cardbase.  I added a square of dark gray cardstock to be the base for my focal image, which was a cupcake stamped using Altnew’s Layered Cupcake stamp and die.

This card was quick and easy to create.  I die cut the cupcake shape first and then stamped the layers using Altenew Inks.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink’s Stylish Sentiments: Birthday and was stamped with VersaMark Ink on the gray square and heat set with Ranger Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the focal image square only on the portion that would be adhered to patterned paper tri-fold.

I did the same thing I had done with my previous card and used some Velcro to keep the tri-folds together.  Really like the color combination from this patterned paper.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Layered Cupcake
  • Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
  • Altenew Limestone Ink
  • Brilliance Starlight Silver, Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, Rubellite
  • Copic Markers: Y00, E50
  • Avery Elle Double Pierced Square Die
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • Bo Bunny Isabella Collection
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

Hope Transcends All Sorrow

To me the grief of losing a loved one would be overwhelming without hope.  We have hope that they are no longer suffering, we hope that this life is not the end and we will see them again, we hope that the pain of loss will ease, we have hope in the resurrection promised by the Savior.  Hope it what transcends our sorrow and shines through the dark days of our loss.

To create the card I die cut some patterned paper from from DCWV Bella Armoire Paper Stack with the largest My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle. I used Altenew’s Caps Bold Alphabet Dies to cut the word “HOPE” from the patterned paper. It was then adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The secondary greeting was created in Microsoft Word, printed on Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock and die cut using a My Favorite Things Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Die.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back and it was adhered just below the die cut word.  Because it was too white I took a Copic Marker E42 and went over the letter so that it blended better with the patterned paper.

Finetec M600 Gold watercolor was used to color the letters. The letters were cut again from black sticky back foam and the two were adhered together with the Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and then adhered back into the negative space on the card front.

A easy yet elegant card in a short period of time.

Products Used:

  • DCWV Bella Armoire Stack
  • Altenew Caps Bold Alphabet
  • FineTec M600 Gold
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Black Fun Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Die
  • Copic Marker E42

A Perfect Brightness of Hope Masculine

This is the card I made this month to send to the young men I know who are serving missions for the LDS church. I pick a gospel principle and center my card and message around it. This month I chose the word Hope. The opposite of hope is despair. To live life joyfully we need to embrace the concept of Hope.

For the masculine version of this card I used plaid patterned paper and love the way it turned out.

To create the card I die cut some patterned paper from from DCWV Bella Armoire Paper Stack with the largest My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle. I used Altenew’s Caps Bold Alphabet Dies to cut the word “HOPE” from the patterned paper. It was then adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Finetec M600 Gold watercolor was used to color the letters. The letters were cut again from black sticky back foam and the two were adhered together with the Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and then adhered back into the negative space on the card front.

Products Used:

  • DCWV Bella Armoire Stack
  • Altenew Caps Bold Alphabet
  • FineTec M600 Gold
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Black Fun Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX

Hope Selective Coloring

Every month I write a card to the young men and women I know who are serving missions for the LDS church.  I pick a gospel principle and center my card and message around it.  This month I chose the word Hope.  The opposite of hope is despair.  To live life joyfully we need to embrace the concept of Hope.

I decided to selectively color the die cut word hope and added Gold FineTec M600 Watercolors to make it shine, to emulate a “perfect brightness of hope.”  I think with the black, cream, and gold it has an elegant flair.

This is the card I created for the young ladies serving on missions.  The first time I tried it I completely coated all of the letters, but I decided to try it again only painting the ivory portions of the patterned paper and liked it better.  Both are shown below.

I did go back afterward and added even more gold to the lighter portions of the paper and like the way it turned out much better.

To create the card I die cut some patterned paper from from DCWV Bella Armoire Paper Stack with the largest My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.  I used Altenew’s Caps Bold Alphabet Dies to cut the word “HOPE” from the patterned paper.  It was then adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Finetec M600 Gold watercolor was used to color the letters.  The letters were cut again from black sticky back foam and the two were adhered together with the Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and then adhered back into the negative space on the card front.

A easy yet elegant card in a short period of time.

Products Used:

  • DCWV Bella Armoire Stack
  • Altenew Caps Bold Alphabet
  • FineTec M600 Gold
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Black Fun Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX

 

You’re the Star of the Day

I recently purchase Altenew’s Molded Lines Stencil.  I really like out the lines are on a curve.  It reminded me of the trails of light to a shooting star and so I decided to create a birthday using a heart star die cut.

I ink blended the stencil onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with yellow Distress Oxide Inks.  When the ink was dry I die cut the panel using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle and added Darice Sticky Back Foam to the back for dimension.  It was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

In my stash of papers I had some gold glitter foam and decided to use it to die cut my star using the largest Spellbinders Stars Five Die.  Since it already had dimension I was adhered directly to the card front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

I didn’t have a sentiment that went with the star theme and so I created one using Microsoft Word.  Cut it into a thin strip and adhered it to the card front with liquid adhesive and the card was done.

Very quick and easy card.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Molded Lines Stencil
  • Spellbinders Stars Five Die
  • Antiqua Caps and Book Antiqua Fonts for Sentiment
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey
  • Gold Glitter Craft Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# and 120# Solar White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive