My sweet niece has been battling ovarian cancer. I wanted to send her a thinking of you card and these beautiful flowers from Altenew make a lovely arrangement. I paired it with the beautiful background die from Crafter’s Companion and a die cut sentiment.
When I heard that my sweet little 91 year-old friend from the guy had a mild heart attack I went right home and created this card for her. I wanted her to know I was thinking of her and sending her prayers. I love these flowers from Altenew and the Mama Elephant Madison Avenue Frame makes a beautiful focal point. I stamped first in Ink On 3 Fade Out Ink, colored the images with Copic Markers, and then stamped again with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.
I wanted to use up the oval of navy cardstock I had left over from another card I made and thought that it would be a great background for this ship from Stampin’ Up’s The Open Sea. I paired it with Altenew’s Dotted Scaled Debossing Plate because it looks a little bit like waves, but I wanted some added dimension, so I inked the plate with navy ink before running it through the Big Shot. I really like the distressed look that it gave to the background.
The Open Sea
Favorite Things Make a Wish
Dotted Scaled Debossing Plate
K. Designs Blue Denim Ink
K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
I love how a pretty embossed background draws the eye into the focal image on a card front. To embossed the front of a card I have to use a top folding card, since my Big Shot can only take the folder that way, but it make a pretty statement.
Elephant Peonies in Bloom
Arts Birthday Messages
Super Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 031 Cobalt Blue, 092 Blue Gray, 048 Emerald
Adelyn is a competitive gymnast. When I saw this image from Sparkle and Sprinkle I knew it would be perfect for her. I used a Copic friendly fine line marker to extend the balance beam to the edges of the focal panel and colored everything with Copic Markers:
From the previous card that I made I decided to use the negative dots and create a background by adding small foam dots behind each polka dot and adhering them to a white panel. In keeping with the rainbow theme I stamped the cupcake on Bristol Smooth Cardstock and watercolored it with the same Distress Oxide Inks. The sentiment is a die from My Favorite Things.
I was in need of a hello card to send to a new member of our ward at church and saw this leftover flowers from another project I had created and decided to put it to good use. I pulled out some patterned paper from My Mind’s Eye Heritage, cut it on the diagonal, and added the pretty flower at the intersection, which a die cut hello added in gold. Turned out pretty and required very little effort.
Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers
Rose Flurries 3d Dies Leaves
Mind’s Eye My Heritage 6 x 6 Paper
Studios Craft Perfect Gold Pearl Satin Mirror Cardstock
K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
Artistico 140# Extra White Hot Pressed Watercolor Paper
Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
Smith Watercolors: Quinacridone Rose, Cerulean Blue Chromium, Hansa Yellow
Light, White Gouche
When I saw these two black and white patterned papers in the October Simon Says Stamp card kit I immediately wanted to pair them together. I decided to cut them using a rectangle die from My Favorite Things and then use a border die from Pretty Pink Posh to cut them on the diagonal. What is more striking on black and white than to add a pop of red. Love the way they turned out.
My Mind’s Eye My Heritage 6 x 6 Paper
Tonic Studios Craft Perfect Gold Pearl Satin Mirror Cardstock
Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
Altenew Rose Flurries 3d Dies
Gina K. Designs Inks: Cherry Red, Red Velvet, Red Hot, Christmas Pine, Grass, Applemint, Lucky Clover
Altenew Ink: Grapevine
Copic Marker: R56
Mama Elephant Hello Script Die / My Favorite Things Hello Die
My baby sister has been in the hospital twice in the last month. They are not sure what is her problem, but she is contracting sepsis and they don’t know the cause. This time her blood pressure got to an extreme low of 56/30 before they started on medication to bring it up. She is doing better, but we are still waiting to see if they can determine the cause. We are definitely sending lots of prayers.