Altenew Remember This Birthday Wishes

I recently purchased Altenew’s Remember This stamp set after watching a video on YouTube.  I also recently purchased the new Altenew Warm & Cozy ink cubes and wanted to use the beautiful oranges with the flowers in this stamp set.  It turned out vibrant and beautiful.  The picture does adequately show the shadows on the flowers on these layering images.  I can see myself using this stamp set again and again in the future.

I began by stamping the Flowers in Altenew Orange Cream on 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock.  The next layer was stamped with Autumn Glaze, these stamps were probably one of the easiest layering stamps I have used, or maybe I’m finally getting the hang of using them.  The final layer was stamped with Altenew Firebrick. The last step was to stamp the outline of the images with Hero Hues  India Ink Black.  The leaves were stamped in a similar process with Altenew Frayed Leaf and Forest Glade. The bud was stamped with Altenew Buttercream and Warm Sunshine. Once the stamping was complete the images were cut with the matching dies.

I love the look of clean and simple cards with white on white layering.  A top folding A2 Cardbase was made from 120# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock.  A rectangle was cut from 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock using the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  Another rectangle was cut from Darice Adhesive Fun Foam and trimmed to be slightly smaller and then applied to the back of the white rectangle.

The flowers were arranged on the rectangle to determine the placement of the sentiment.  Press and Seal was used to keep the flower arrangement together until it could be adhered to the rectangle.  The sentiment, which is from Clearly Besotted Layered Chrysanthemums, was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black.

Tombo Mono Multi Glue was added to the back layer of the flower arrangement and placed on the rectangle.  I put slight pressure on the images and wait about 30 to 60 seconds before removing the Press and Seal.  The top two flowers were adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to add dimension.  Sequins from Doodlebug Tangerine and Pretty Pink Posh Tangerine were added for additional embellishment with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  The rectangle was then adhered to the card base with Tombo Mono Multi Glue on the back of the fun foam and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Remember This
  • Clearly Besotted Layered Chrysanthemums
  • Altenew: Orange Cream; Autumn Glaze, Firebrick, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glade, Buttercream, Warm Sunshine
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Doodlebug Tangerine Sequins
  • Pretty Pink Posh Tangerine Sequins
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue

Altenew Lacy Scrolls Sympathy

I bought some Derwent Inktense Pencils several years ago and have never used them.  This month my challenge has been to use stamps and product that I have not yet used.  I watched a video recently from Jennifer McQuire where she used colored pencils to add depth and dimension to a stamped image and thought I would give it a try.  I also used the Altenew Lacy Scrolls for the first time and think they turned out beautiful.

First I stamped the flowers and leaves on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock using the Altenew Rouge and Forest Glade Inks and then cut them out using the matching dies.

Next I selected Derwent Inktense 36: 0200 Sun Yellow, 1530 Felt Green, 0300 Tangerine, 2300 Antique White to add the highlights and shadows to the images.  In her video Jennifer used an eraser to smooth out the edges of the pencil coloring.  I used the Tombo Mono Zero Elastomer Eraser.  It has a very small tip and yet is a very good eraser.  At first I wasn’t sure I liked the effect.  It is not as smooth as the transition and blending you get with Copic Markers, but over time it really grew on me and I liked it more and more.

Once I was done coloring I die cut some Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles and arranged the flowers and leaves the way I wanted them to determine placement of the sentiment.  Since I wanted this to be a sympathy card I wanted a softer feel and so the sentiment from Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings was stamped with Altenew Silver Stone Ink.  All the flowers and leaves were then adhered to the rectangle with Tombo Mono Multi Glue, except the lowest flower, it was adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape for a little dimension.

An A2 Top Folding Cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was adhered to the front using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  A scattering of Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Rhinestones were added with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was complete.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Lacy Scrolls
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Gina K. Designs Assorted Greetings (inside)
  • Altenew Rouge, Silver Stone, Forest Glade Ink
  • Derwent Inktense 36: 0200 Sun Yellow, 1530 Felt Green, 0300 Tangerine, 2300 Antique White
  • Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Rhinestones
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Tombo Mono Zero Elastomer Eraser

Concord & 9th Hello Lovely Sympathy

This is the second card I made with Concord & 9th Hello Lovely Stamp.  It made a beautiful sympathy card.

This time I kept the colors more subdued, mainly keeping the flowers white with very light purple accents.  Supplies and Copic colors used are listed below.

After completing the coloring I die cut the image with the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  I then cut another rectangle from Gina K. Designs 120# Black cardstock using Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle and adhered the two together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

For the sentiment I die cut the Winnie & Walter the Big, the Bold, and Comfort Sympathy from Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock and three times from scrap black cardstock. These were adhered together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Adhesive Spray.  I placed the cutout sentiment on the focal image to determine placement of the secondary sentiment, which is from Altenew’s Sentiments & Quotes, stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Silver Embossing Powder.

The focal image panel was adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Darice Adhesive Fun Foam for added dimension.  The die cut word was attached to the card front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Concord & 9th Hello Lovely
  • Winnie & Walter the Big, the Bold, and Comfort
  • Altenew Sentiments & Quotes
  • Copic: V17, V15, V12; C2, C1, C0; YG05, YG03, YG01; YG97, YG95, YG93; G99, G94, G24; B000, B0000
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • Ranger Silver Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam

Ranunculus Happy Birthday

WPlus9 has such beautiful bouquet stamps and I hope they make more. This card was made with Beautiful Bouquet Ranunculus, stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto an outline for the stamp cut with my Silhouette Cameo.  (Instructions for creating a cutout image can be found on the September 29, 2016, post entitled “Happy Birthday Princess with Silhouette Cameo.”)  Copic Markers used were: Y13, Y15, Y17; V12, V15, V17; RV02, RV04; G85, G43, G24; G99, G94; YG93, YG95, YG97; G85, G94; BG10.

I dies cut a rectangle from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with the Memory Box Stitched Rectangles.  I placed the focal image on the rectangle to determine placement for the sentiment, which is from Sugar Pea Designs Celebrate All Things, stamped with Hero Hues Black.  I really like the look of dimension on my cards and so I generously added 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the back of the flower image and applied it to the white rectangle.

I took some purple cardstock from my stash to create a top foldling cardbase.  For added interest I ran the front of the card through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was added to the back of the panel and then adhered to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

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I always add details to the inside of my cards, but I don’t usually photograph them.  This time I liked the way the sentiment “celebrate” was carried over to the inside “you” from Simon Says Stamp You Matter stamp set and thought I would share.  I stamped the flower bouquet with Memento London Fog ink, and then stamped “you” with Altenew Deep Iris ink.  Next “Happy Birthday” was stamped with Hero Hues Black.

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I liked the look of the card, but felt it was too much purple and so I cut down the front of the card to be 5 1/4″ x 4″ and glued it to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Next I cut down the inside of the card to the same size and applied it with Tombo Stamp Runner adhesive to the inside of the card.  Making this change really let the focal image panel pop off the card and I liked it much better.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • WPlus9 Ranunculus Stamp Set
  • Sugar Pea Designs Celebrate All Things Sentiment Stamp
  • Simon Says Stamp You Matter Stamp
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • Memory Box Stitched Rectangles
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder
  • Memento Tuxedo Black and London Fog Ink
  • Altenew Deep Iris Ink (Inside)
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Copic Markers: Y13, Y15, Y17; V12, V15, V17; RV02, RV04; G85, G43, G24; G99, G94; YG93, YG95, YG97; G85, G94; BG10

You’re In My Prayers

We all need sympathy cards at times and I like those that are simple and elegant.

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The flowers in Altenew’s Beautiful Day Stamp are beautiful.  I stamped the image with VersaMark Ink on Strathmore 140# Cold Press Watercolor paper and embossed it with Ranger’s Platinum Embossing Powder.  Be sure to prep the surface with an embossing buddy tool to ensure the powder only clings to the VersaMark ink.  To color the image I used Winsor & Newton Winsor Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Olive Green, keeping the colors light by diluting them with a lot of water.

Once the watercolor was completely dry I ran it through my Big Shot with the largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  I cut a piece of Paper Accents Mirror Gold Paper slightly larger, which added a lovely accent to the edges of the focal piece and adhered them together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

I then stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts Prayers with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with Ranger Platinum Embossing Powder.

All was adhered it to a cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Strathmore 140# Cold Press Watercolor paper
  • Paper Accents Mirror Gold Paper
  • Altenew Beautiful Day Stamp
  • Hero Arts Prayers Stamp
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Platinum Embossing Powder
  • Inkadinkado Embossing Buddy
  • Winsor & Newton Winsor Watercolor: Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Olive Green
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles Die
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Sizzix Big Shot

 

Happy Father’s Day Sweetheart

I have the most incredible husband. Patient, kind, trustworthy, hardworking, with a sense of humor to add a little spice. My children and I are blessed every day by this amazing man. I hope he has a Father’s Day worthy of the husband and father that he is.

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This card was simple in design and was inspired by a card found on the Winnie & Walter web site using the word love from the Winnie & Walter the Big the Bold & the Happy stamp set. (https://www.winniewalter.com/products/the-big-the-bold-and-the-happy).

Using Simon Says Stamp Bundled of Stitched Shapes I cut a rectangle from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Since my husband’s favorite color is blue I stamped the “happy” from Winnie & Walter the Big the Bold & the Happy multiple times in different colors of blue using Altnew Inks: Artic, Caribbean Sky, Prussian Blue, and Sapphire.  I then stamped “father’s day” from the same stamp set in Hero Hues Black ink.  I die cut silver glitter hearts with Simon Says Stamp Holiday Shapes Large and Small and scattered around the words using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

The cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs Navy 120# cardstock, cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.  The panel was adhered to the front of the card with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to add dimension.

A second panel of white cardstock was die cut and stamped onceith the words “You are amazing” from Winnie & Walter The Big the Bold and You stamp set.  This panel was adhered to the inside of the card with my Scotch ATG glue gun and the card was done.

Products used:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Navy Cardstock
  • The Paper Studio Silver Glitter Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundled of Stitched Shapes die
  • Simon Says Stamp Holiday Shapes Large and Small dies
  • Winnie & Walter the Big the Bold & the Happy stamp set
  • Winnie & Walter The Big the Bold and You stamp set
  • Altenew Inks:
    • Artic
    • Caribbean Sky
    • Prussian Blue
    • Sapphire
  • Scotch Advanced Tape Glider
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Scor Buddy

A Warm Welcome

A couple of weeks ago we had three families move into our congregation at church. Our congregations are organized into wards, which are a geographic area that determines who attends at what times.  This ensures that the congregations don’t get so big people won’t be able to know one another and get lost in the crowd. But even with smaller congregations it’s hard to move and not know anyone.  I decided that since I love making cards I would start making welcome cards for the new families. Here are the three cards that I made. I must have been in a pink mood, because all of them have pink flowers.

CARD #1 was made with Altenew’s Peony Bouquet and stamped with Altenew Ink.  This image has multiple layers. I tried stamping the outline area first, but after some trial and error I found I got a better image when I started with the solid base.  For the flowers, layer 1 was stamped with Blush, layer 2 with Rouge, layer 3 with Crimson, and the outline with Hero Hues Black. The leaves were stamped with Frayed Leaf for layer 1 and Forest Glades for layer 2.

I die cut a panel of Gina K. Design 120# white cardstock  using the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles and adhered one of the full blooms, the bud, and leaves with Elmer’s Dot Runner adhesive.  The final bloom was adhered with 3M 1/2″ foam tape to give added dimension.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts Little One and was stamped with my MISTI in Hero Hues Black. This allowed me to stamp a few times to get a crisp black.  I adhered the panel to a 120# Gina K. Design white card base with 3M 1/2″ foam tape, scattered a few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh Sweetheart collection, added a bloom to the inside left corner and the card was done.

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Products Used:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Altenew Peony Bouquet Stamp and Die
  • Hero Arts Little One Stamp
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles Die
  • Hero Arts Little One Stamp
  • Altenew Ink: Blush, Rouge, Crimson, Frayed Leaf, and Forest Glades
  • Hero Hues Black Ink
  • Elmer’s Dot Runner adhesive
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Pretty Pink Posh Sweetheart Sequins
  • Sizzix Big Shot

CARD #2 was made with Penny Black’s Centerpiece and stamped in VersaMark ink on 140# Cold Press Strathmore Watercolor Paper.  Before stamping I prepped the area with my embossing buddy so the embossing powder would only cling to the stamped image.  I used Ranger’s Platinum Embossing Powder, which gives an elegant feel to the card.  I watercolored the image by wetting down individual flowers and dropping the color into the area, letting the color move on its own and concentrating the darker color where there would be shadows.  I used the following Distress Inks: Spun Sugar, Tattered Rose, Picked Raspberry, Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserves, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber, Antique Linen, and Tumbled Glass.

I die cut the watercolor image using the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles. The sentiment is from Hero Arts Little One and was stamped with VersaMark and embossed with Ranger Platinum embossing powder. I adhered the panel to a 120# Gina K. Design white card base with 3M 1/2″ foam tape.  You can see a hint of the inside of the card.  I always stamp the image in a light ink or add a small die cut image similar to what is on the front of the card.   Sometimes I add another sentiment, but not always.  I do something similar for the envelopes.  Once the inside was stamped the card was done.

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Products Used:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Strathmore 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Penny Black Centerpiece Stamp
  • Ranger’s Platinum Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark ink
  • Inkadinkado Embossing Buddy
  • Distress Inks: Spun Sugar, Tattered Rose, Picked Raspberry, Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserves, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber, Antique Linen, and Tumbled Glass
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles Die
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape

CARD #3 was made with Penny Black’s Blooming Garden. I used the poppy flower image, stamped it with VersaMark ink on 140# Cold Press Strathmore Watercolor Paper, after I prepped the area with my embossing buddy so the embossing powder would only cling to the stamped image.  I used Ranger’s Platinum embossing powder and set it with my heat tool.

I watercolored the image by wetting down individual flower petals and dropping the color into the water, letting it move on its own.  I used Winsor and Newton Permanent Rose and Sap Green.  The background was a blend of Cerulean Blue and Turquoise Light, watered down so that it was a very light wash.  The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Beautiful Baby, stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger’s Platinum Embossing Powder.

I die cut the image using the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles and adhered the panel to a 120# Gina K. Design white card base with 3M 1/2″ foam tape, stamped the image on the inside of the card with Altenew Rouge ink and the card was done.

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Products Used:

  • Strathmore 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Penny Black Blooming Garden Stamp
  • My Favorite Things Beautiful Baby Stamp
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles Die
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Altenew Rouge Ink
  • Inkadinkado Embossing Buddy
  • Ranger Platinum Embossing Powder
  • Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Sizzix Big Shot

Thanks a Bunch

I am always in need of thank you cards.  Last weekend we were in Salt Lake City for a family wedding and my beautiful sister Julie generously gave us a place to stay.  Staying with loved ones is always better than a hotel.  For one you get really good home cooked food and terrific company.

I love the flower stamps from Altenew.  This time I used their Hennah Elements, but I did a little something different by stamping on colored cardstock with a darker die ink and then adding some highlights with Copic markers.  This ensured that the die cut images have color, even the border.

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The colored cardstock I have had for ages, so I can’t give you colors or brands, the inks used for stamping were Color Box Cyan, Violet, and Amber.  The Copic markers used were: B04, V99, and YR23.

The card base is Gina K. Designs 120# white card stock, cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and scored it at 4 1/4″ for a landscape top folding card.  I stamped two images of the middle flower and fussy cut the center of the flower from one of them.  I adhered the middle flower to the card base with 3M 1/2” foam tape and then attached the fussy cut center of the flower using another layer of foam tape for added dimension.  I tucked the other two flowers and leaves underneath, adhering them with Elmer’s Craft Bond Dot Runner.  To add some additional dimension and pop to the center of the flowers I added The Paper Studio Gold Glitter Stripe Gemstones.

I stamped Altenew’s Label Love for the sentiment on white cardstock with Hero Hues Black ink and cut a fish tail end to one side.  I need to practice on how to do this better so the words are crisper.  In the end I used a white gel pen and traced over the letters for a clearer sentiment.  Not sure if this was any better since the letters weren’t perfectly formed, but you could read them better.  I attached it to the bottom of the card using 3M 1/2″ foam tape, and the card was done.

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Products Used:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Altenew Hennah Elements Stamp
  • Altenew Label Love Stamp
  • Color Box Inks: Cyan, Violet, and Amber
  • Copic Markers: B04, V99, and YR23
  • The Paper Studio Gold Glitter Stripe Gemstones
  • 3M 1/2” Foam Tape
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Dot Runner