Perfectly Perfect Watercolor Birthday

I love Altenew’s flower stamps. They make such lovely cards. I pulled out the Perfectly Perfect Set and stamped them on watercolor paper with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed them gold.

I know there are not a lot of blue flowers in nature, but in the crafting world you can make a flower any color you want. I used a pretty Cyan color from the Karin Brushmarkers to color the flowers and a couple of greens for the leaves. Once they were dry I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I decided to add some visual interest by cutting a scalloped rectangle to adhere the flowers to. I laid them out where I wanted them and then determined where I wanted and took a picture so I could place them again in the same layout after I stamped the sentiment.

I adhered the leaves and two back flowers directly to the scalloped rectangle with liquid glue and then adhered the top flower with foam squares. The scalloped rectangle was adhered to a side folding cardbase using Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Perfectly Perfect
  • Penny Black Carefree Wishes
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Karin Brushmarkers: 207 Cyan, 228 Lush Green, 281 Olive Green
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Hearts Closer Congratulations

We have a friend who lost her husband to cancer a while ago and is remarrying soon. Michael asked me to create a wedding card for her. I now she has a lot of gray and white in her home with touches of light colors, so I decided to make a white flower with light pink centers. I think it turned out pretty.

I have used this beautiful flower stamp from Altenew before and it makes such a gorgeous card. I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, my go to when coloring with Copic Markers.

I decided to cut a panel of cardstock to add behind the flower and looked at a light gray, and light pink, but eventually settled Gina K. Designs Slate Gray Cardstock, which is a deep rich color. I added foam tape behind the flowers to add dimension and adhered it to the gray panel, which really let the flowers pop.

For a sentiment I die cut Simon Says Stamp Celebrate word die from silver mirror cardstock and fun foam. I cut away the foam where the sentiment would rest on top of the flowers.

The focal panel was adhered to a side folding cardbase and the card was done. I hope Luray likes it and knows how happy we are for her to find someone to fill the hole in her heart.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Statement Flowers
  • My Favorite Things Celebrate
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Copic Markers: C10, C8, C7, C5, C3, C2, C0, RV23, RV02
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Slate Gray Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

A Camellia Hello

I purchased this beautiful flower from Altenew and received just before leaving on our trip. I also purchased the beautiful purple ink in the Enchanted Garden Mini Cube Set. I decided to use both on this card.

I love Altenew’s layering flowers. They add such beautiful dimension and shadows. The stamp was pretty easy to line up and was stamped with the three lightest colors. I also used Limeade, Fresh Leaf, and Lime on the leaves and then cut them out using the coordinating dies. I cut the flower again from fun foam and trimmed it down to be slightly smaller and adhered it to the back to add dimension.

I used a stitched rectangle to create a panel for the card front. I laid the flower where I wanted it and added the leaves directly to the panel with liquid glue. The flower was adhered using the same liquid glue on the foam backed flower.

I pulled out Honey Bee’s beautiful hello die and cut it from gold mirror cardstock and fun foam. I cut away the foam where the sentiment would overlap the flower and adhered it to the lower right of the panel.

The entire panel was added to a side folding cardbase with liquid glue. If I were at home I would have added a few sequins to the card front, but I didn’t have any on hand and so the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Camellia Build-a-Flower
  • Honey Bee Stamps Hello
  • Altenew Inks: Limeade, Fresh Leaf, Lime, Wisteria, Hydrangea, Ultraviolet
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Chinese Peony Thinking of You

I like the ruffled edges to this peony image. I printed it on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a laser printer so that the lines would like bleed when coloring with Copic Markers.

Once the coloring was complete I stamped the sentiment below the flower image with Amalgam Ink.

For this card I decided to die cut the focal image using Penny Black’s Antique Frame. Sticky back foam was added behind for dimension. It was then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase with liquid glue.

The final embellishment was to scatter gold metallic confetti around the flower and sentiment and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Alex Syberia Designs Chainese Peony
  • Altenew Thinking of You
  • Copic Markers:  R89, R85, R83, R81; YR24, YR21; G46, G24, YG17, YG05
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Penny Black Antique Frame
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Confetti
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Wildflower Thinking of You

This image from Power Poppy is called Wildflower Mini, but when you get it in digital form you can size it large or small. I printed it onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a laser printer to ensure the lines don’t bleed when coloring with Copic Markers.

I used gray markers to ground the image so it didn’t look like it was floating in air. Once the coloring was done I stamped the sentiment below the flower image and used a scalloped rectangle to die cut the image. I like the way a pretty die cut lets the focal image pop when you are using white on white in a card.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the scalloped focal image and then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase with liquid glue. A few confetti and sequins were scattered around the image and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Wildflower Mini
  • Altenew Thinking of You
  • Copic Markers:  RV23, RV02, RV000; V17, V15, V12; R89, R59, R56; R24, R22, R20; Y08, Y06, Y04, Y02; B24, B23, B21; BG02, BG01, BG000, BG0000; G46, G24, G20; YG67, YG17, YG03; G99, G94; E29, E27, E25; E39, E37, E35; C2, C1, C0
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Confetti
  • Simon Says Stamp Watermelon Sequins
  • Neat & Tangled Starry Night Sequins
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Peonies Thinking of You

I love the images from Power Poppy and going digital allows you to size them perfectly to fit your design. I printed this peonies image onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a laser printer to eliminate bleeding of the lines when coloring with Copic Markers.

Once the coloring was complete I stamped the sentiment below the flower with Amalgam Ink.

For this design I decided to frame the flower with My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Frame die. I cut it from the same cardstock and then added foam tape behind for dimension. I placed it over the flower image to determine where to cut down the image so that it would be behind the frame in the perfect location. I marked it with pencil and then cut it down with my guillotine cutter. I removed the backing from the foam tape and placed the flower rectangle behind the frame. The using liquid glue I adhered it to a top folding cardbase.

The final embellishment was to add different colored green sequins around the flower and sentiment. I like the way the frame is slightly smaller than the card front.

This was a quick and easy card to make.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Irresistible Peonies
  • Altenew Thinking of You
  • Copic Markers:  R24, R22, R21, R20; YG67, YG17, YG03; Y28, Y26, Y21
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Frame
  • Pretty Pink Posh Mossy Green Sequins
  • Doodlebug Designs Limeade Sequins
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Grayscale Fantasy Floral Hello

I recently purchased Hero Arts Woodgrain Fancy Background die and decided to use it on a card. I cut the woodgrain background from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock, but didn’t like the edges, so I cut it down using a stitched rectangle. It was then ink blended with Distress and Distress Oxide Weathered Wood Inks.

For the focal image I decided to create flowers in grayscale colors and pulled out three different shades of gray from my scraps and die cut Altenew’s Fantasy Floral 3D dies. I layered two flowers differently. One with the dark on the bottom and the other with the light on the bottom layer. The leaves were cut from the darkest gray.

In keeping with the gray color scheme the sentiment was cut from silver mirror cardstock. The sentiment was placed in the lower right of the panel and then the flowers and leaves were adhered around it. Black enamel dots were scattered around the focal image.

The woodgrain focal image panel was adhered to a top folding black cardbase and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Fantasy Floral 3D
  • Simon Says Stamp Painted Hello
  • Hero Arts Woodgrain Fancy
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • 3 Shades of Gray Cardstock from Scraps
  • Distress Oxide and Distress Weathered Wood Inks
  • Doodlebug Designs Black Enamel Drops
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Wink of Stella Clear Sparkle Pen

Black, White, and Gold Statement Flower Celebrate

My husband asked me to create a card for his nephew’s oldest daughter who is getting married next week. Her colors are black, white, and gold. I like color and creating a card without any is a challenge. I guess you could say white is a color, but to not have any other colors with it is typically not something that I do. I decided to use the lovely Altenew Statement Flowers again for this wedding card.

I knew I wanted to use gold embossing on the image for the gold in Nikki’s colors, so I stamped the image with a light gray ink and left the stamp in place in my MISTI. Embossing powder is hard on your Copic Markers so I always stamp the image in a light ink for coloring and then stamp it again after the coloring is complete with VersaMark and then heat emboss it.

I only used gray Copic Markers for the flowers and leaves, adding the darkest shade to the leaves. After it was colored and heat embossed the images was die cut with the coordinating die. It was always die cut from sticky back foam and trimmed and adhered to the back of the colored image.

In keeping with Nikki’s colors I die cut a panel from black cardstock using a stitched rectangle and dry embossed it with Stampin’ Up’s Subtle embossing folder. It was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase with liquid glue and the focal image was then adhered to the rectangle with liquid glue.

I pulled out My Favorite Things Celebrate die and cut it from gold mirror cardstock. This die does not come with a shadow so I created one in my Silhouette software by taking a picture of the word cut from black cardstock and placed on the PIXScan Mat. Once it was imported I added a .5 shadow to the word and cut it from black cardstock. The shadow and gold word were adhered together with liquid glue. Small pieces of foam tape was added to the back of the word that would hang off the focal image.

The final embellishment was to scatter gold sequins around the image and sentiment.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Statement Flowers
  • My Favorite Things Celebrate
  • Copic Markers: C7, C5, C3, C1; YR27, YR23, YR20
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder

Statement Flower Hello

The Altenew Statement Flower Bundle was finally available again and purchased and received a couple of days ago. I wanted to give it a try. It is such a large beautiful flower and leaves image.

I stamped the image onto a quarter sheet of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink since I planned to color it with Copic Markers. I decided to color the flowers pink. Copic Markers used are listed below.

Once the coloring was complete I used the coordinating die to cut out the image. I also cut out the image from sticky back foam and then trimmed around it, removed the backing, and adhered it to the back of the image.

I decided to add some visual interest behind the card with dry embossing. I cut a rectangle with a stitched rectangle and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder. It is one of my favorites with a subtle linen look. The rectangle was adhered to a top folding cardbase and then the flower image was adhered in place with liquid glue.

I had recently purchased Honey Bee’s Hello die. It come with two different shadow dies as well. I cut the smallest shadow from black cardstock and the die from gold mirror cardstock and adhered the two together with liquid glue. A little bit of foam tap was added to the portion of the sentiment that hung over the flowers and the rest was adhered over the flowers with liquid glue. The final embellishment was to scatter gold sequins around the image.

It is a lovely flower image and I’m sure I will use it on a lot of cards.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Statement Flowers
  • Honey Bee Hello Die
  • Copic Markers: RV04, RV23, RV02, RV000; YG67, YG17, YG03; YR27, YR24, YR23, YR20
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder

Spring Card Camp 2 Day 18 Ink Pad Dragging Bold Cap Hello

I was in need of a masculine hello card and decided to use the technique taught in Day 18 of the Spring Card Camp 2 Online Card Class. It is a very easy technique to do the one that creates a pretty plaid. I used a ruler to ensure that the lines were straight. You simply drag the mini ink pad down and across with different colors until you create the look you want. This time I used a light turquois, yellow green, and yellow.

I added stitching to the edges of the card front with the largest Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle. I then pulled out my Altenew Bold Caps dies and cut the word “hello” from the center of the rectangle. I ran the light turquoise across a scap of cardstock until it was slightly darker than the lines in the plaid and die cut the word “hello” twice again. Once from the turquoise and again from sticky back foam and put the two together.

The plaid rectangle was adhered to a side folding cardbase with dotliner adhesive. The turquoise hello was adhered in the letters die cut from the plaid with liquid glue. I thought I was done, but I decided to add a secondary sentiment. I ran the green ink used in the plaid onto a scrap of paper and after it was completely dry I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed white. It was adhered over the “H” and “E” of the hello with foam tape and the card was done.

I had the leftover letters cut from the plaid background and decided to create another card. I use a stitched rectangle to die cut a rectangle from Gina K. Designs Sea Glass Ink and adhered it to a side folding cardbase. The letters were cut again from sticky back foam and adhered together. To ensure that the sentiment remained evenly spaced and straight I lined them up on my grid mat, placed purple tape over them to keep them in place, and then adhered them to the center of the turquoise rectangle with liquid glue.

Another secondary sentiment was created with leftover green ink pad dragged paper and heat embossed white. Adhered over the first two letters of the sentiment with foam tape and another card was done. Below is a picture of the second card made with the leftover letters.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Caps Bold Alphabet
  • Simon Says Stamp Handwritten Floral Greetings
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Sweet Corn, Jelly Bean Green, Ocean Mist
  • Gina K. Designs Sea Glass Base Weight Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape