Thinking of You Allison

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.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Perfectly Perfect
  • Crafter’s Companion Grande Swirls
  • Penny Black Wishes Die
  • Copic Markers: V28, V25, V22, V20; G46, G43, G24; YR24, YR21
  • Ink On 3 Fade Out Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Paper Accents Brush Gold Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Thinking of You Reba

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.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Perfectly Perfect
  • Matty’s Crafting Joy Thinking of You
  • Mama Elephant Madison Avenue Framed Tags
  • Copic Markers: RV95, RV93, RV91; G21, G43, G00; Y28, Y21
  • Ink On 3 Fade Out Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • Paper Accents Brushed Silver Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Rhinestones from Stash

Sailing Into a Happy Birthday

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.

Products Used:

  • Stampin’Up The Open Sea
  • My Favorite Things Make a Wish
  • Altenew Dotted Scaled Debossing Plate
  • Gina K. Designs Blue Denim Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight In the Navy Cardstock
  • Blue and White Bakers Twine
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Ovals

Have a Beautiful Day Megan

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.

Products Used:

  • Mama Elephant Peonies in Bloom
  • Altenew Smile More
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 031 Cobalt Blue, 092 Blue Gray, 048 Emerald Green
  • Darice Basket Weave Embossing Folder
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

Celebrate Your Special Day Ashley

This card was made especially for Ashley incorporating her favorite colors. I love this pretty flower from Mama Elephant.

Products Used:

  • Mama Elephant Peonies in Bloom
  • Altenew Smile More
  • My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 021 Light Carmine, 028 Pale Pin, 042 Turquoise Green, 067 Mustard
  • Sizzix Fancy Edged Ovals
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Turquoise Sea

You Are Amazing Adelyn

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:

Products Used:

  • Sparkle N Sprinkle Gymnast
  • Altenew Sentiments and Quotes
  • Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Birthday
  • Copic Markers: YG67, YG63, YG25, YG03 G21; E49, E59, E57; E59, E57, E55, E53; E11, E01, E00, R20
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Grass Green Ink
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle
  • Little B Frames
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Birthday Blowout 6×6 Paper Pack
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Dotted Wish Big Cupcake

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.

Products Used:

  • My Favorite Things Wish Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Hello You
  • China Polka Dot Background
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Candied Apple, Ripe Persimmon, Fossilized Amber, Mowed Lawn, Faded Jeans, Seedless Preserves
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen
  • Foam Dots from Stash
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock

Beautiful Flower Hello

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.

Products Used:

  • Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers
  • Altenew Rose Flurries 3d Dies Leaves
  • 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
  • Fabriano Artistico 140# Extra White Hot Pressed Watercolor Paper
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Daniel Smith Watercolors: Quinacridone Rose, Cerulean Blue Chromium, Hansa Yellow Light, White Gouche
  • Mama Elephant Hello Script Die
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Pop of Red Hello

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
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen

Sending Hugs and Prayers

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.