Nothing Bundt the Best

At Splitcoaststampers.com this week the Technique Lovers Challenge was to create a Tri-Fold Card.  It looked interesting and so I decided to give it a try.

You take a full sheet of cardstock and score it at 4 1/4″ and 5 1/2″ and then you cut it diagonally from corner to corner.  This creates the tri-fold card base.  I decided to do a top folding card and decorated the bottom right of the card with patterned paper from Bo Bunny’s Isabella Collection.  Then I needed to decide on what focal image I could create that would go well with the patterned paper I had chosen.  I decided to us Avery Elle’s Bring on the Cake.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored it with Copic Markers.  I then pulled out My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX die and selected one that would closely cut around the focal image.  I left enough room to stamp the sentiment from the same stamp set.  I matted my circle with pink cardstock I had in scraps using the Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles Small.

When adhering the focal image you want to be sure that you only do so to one side so that the tri-fold card can be opened.  I decided to scatter some Doodebug Designs Sprinkles Cupcake Assortment around the focal image, added Ranger Glossy Accents to the frosting and the card was done.

The problem with this type of card is that it doesn’t stay together very well.  This really bothered me and so I went to my sewing room and pulled out some clear Velcro and added a small square underneath the focal image to keep the card together and it worked much better.

Products Used:

  • Avery Elle Bring on the Cake
  • Bo Bunny Isabella Collection Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Copic Markers: RV13, RV11, RV10; E49, E59, E57; C4, C2, C1
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Glossy Accents
  • Doodlebug Design Sprinkles Cupcake Assortment
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles Small
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders

Happy BDay 2U

I recently purchased Tim Holtz’ Distress Micro Glaze to use with Distress Oxide Inks on photo paper.  When Distress Oxide Inks are combined with water they turn very cloudy, but you can keep layering colors as long as you want, as long as you dry the layers in between.  I almost through away this ink blended background.  It was an ugly, cloudy mess, but I pulled it out of the trash and decided to experiment and see what it would look like after adding the micro glaze and low and behold it turned out to be a gorgeous, vibrant green.

I was able to get two cards from one panel of 4″ x 6″ photo paper.  For the first card I die cut ballo0ns using both Avery Elle Balloons and Lawn Fawn Party Balloons from the micro glaze paper.  I used My Favorite Things Little Uppercase and Lowercase Letters Dies to cut the sentiment in the balloons.  A panel of cardstock from Doodlebug Designs Kraft in Color 6″ x 6″ Cardstock was die cut with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle and adhered to the front of an A2 top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The balloons and they were adhered to the patterned paper using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  Sequins were scattered around the balloons and the card was done.

For the second card a rectangle of green cardstock was cut with the MFT Stitched Rectangle and adhered to a top folding cardbase.  Balloon were cut from DCWV Floral Fair Stack 12″ x 12″ Paper using the same dies.  The letters that had been die cut from the micro glaze paper were adhered to the front of the balloons with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the balloons and they were adhered to the front of the cardbase.  Sequins were scatter around the balloons and a second card was created.  Love when that happens.

Products Used:

  • Avery Elle Balloons Dies
  • Lawn Fawn Party Balloons Dies
  • My Favorite Things Little Uppercase and Lowercase Letters Dies
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Peeled Paint, Bundles Sage, Lucky Clover
  • Ranger Distress Micro Glaze
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangles
  • Canson 4” x 6” Glossy Photo Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Doodlebug Designs Kraft in Color 6” x 6” Cardstock or
  • DCWV Floral Fair Stack 12” x 12” Paper
  • Green Cardstock from Scraps
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Pretty Pink Posh Seattle Spirit Mix and Fresh Mint Sequins
  • Doodlebug Designs Limeade Sequins

Deepest Sympathy

Yesterday I found out that a dear friend of ours passed away early in the morning of July 4. As soon as I heard I wanted to get a card made for Jan and her family, letting them know they are in our thoughts and prayers, and we are here for them if they need us. This card was very easy to create, but then the  Ranger 3-D Botanical Texture Plate makes a gorgeous card.

I embossed a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White with the embossing folder and gently ink blended the raised surfaces with Distress Oxide Antique Linen.

For the sentiment I die cut the word “Sympathy” using the matching dies for Avery Elle’s With Sympathy stamp set out of Couture Creations Gold Matte Cardstock. I cut a strip of Paper Accents Ivory Vellum to fit the die cut and then stamped the secondary sentiment with Memento Luxe Rich Cocoa. I wrapped the vellum around the embossed rectangle and adhered it to the back using Scotch Tape.

The card front was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase K made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Sizzix 3-D Texture Botanical
  • Avery Elle With Sympathy
  • Distress Oxide Antique Linen
  • Memento Luxe Rich Cocoa
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Couture Creations Gold Matte Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Ivory Vellum
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Scotch Tape

Rainbow Hooray! It’s Your Birthday

This week’s featured stamper on Splitcoaststampers is Cheiron Brandon.  I decided to case one of her cards to created this rainbow birthday card.  Cheiron’s card can be found at: https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2863217?&cat=500&ppuser=246382.

I loved the rainbow background against the white die cut background.  Cheiron used patterned paper, but I decided to ink blend my background with Distress Oxide Inks onto some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.

I pulled out my Avery Elle Horizontal Stripes Die.  It not only creates a great background, it also included this word die.  I cut the background and word dies four times from the Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and stacked them together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive.  I placed the background onto my rainbow background to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes, stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black.

The stacked die cuts were adhered to the rainbow background with Nuvo Deluxe adhesive.  The focal panel was then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  It was a pretty easy card to make, but the rainbow background really makes it pop.

When I was done I had the leftover negative space of the circle/word die.  I glued all the layers together and added it to another rainbow ink blended background.  Added some rainbow sequins around the word and adhered it to the card front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The secondary sentiment is from My Favorite Things Jungle Vibes.  It was stamped with VersaMark Ink below the circle die cut and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.

I love when you can get two card at once.

Products Used Card #1:

  • Avery Elle Horizontal Stripes Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Shaded Lilac
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Products Used Card #2:

  • Avery Elle Horizontal Stripes Die – Word Circle Only
  • My Favorite Things Jungle Vibes
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Shaded Lilac
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Various Rainbow Colored Sequins

 

Let Freedom Ring

This card was created as inspired by Splitcoaststampers card layout design for this week.  Since it was the week of July 4th I decided to pull out this cute image from La-La Land Crafts called Saluting Luka.  I am so grateful for all those men and women who dedicate their lives to keep America and the world free.  This is in honor of them.

I revised the layout slightly with the placement of the small rectangles/square. I cut the three rectangle/square elements of the card from Gina K. Designs Kraft Cardstock.  I used My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangles and Avery Elle’s Double Pierced Square dies.  I had to elongate the square to make a rectangle, and the A2 rectangle needed to be elongated as well so that it would align with the other two elements.

I stamped Luka on some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  He was colored using Copic Markers (listed below).  I used my Silhouette PIXScan mat to scan and cut around the image.  I placed the image onto the paper side of Darice Sticky Back Foam and traced around it, fussy cut it just smaller than the trace, and adhered it to the back of the image for added dimension.  Luka was the focal image and was placed on the long rectangle and adhered with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  For the banner across the bottom I decided to use a stars banner from Stampin’ Up/Sizzix Mini Treat Bag out of red cardstock and back it with gold glitter cardstock.  I added a small square of foam to each end and placed it across the bottom of Luka.

I searched online to find another image that would compliment Luka and found this really cute patriotic eagle holding an American Flag created by MarinaNeira.  I saved the image, uploaded it into the Silhouette Cameo, traced around the image and cut it out to add to the lower elongated rectangle.

For the upper square I die cut a Spellbinders Stars Five out of gold glitter cardstock and added one of the red stars leftover from the banner.  I scatter the three of the remaining small red hearts around the eagle.

For the sentiment I pulled out Dare 2B Artzy’s My Hero stamp set and stamped it in the lower right of the card with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I decided to add some score lines between the images and the sentiment and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • La-La Land Crafts Saluting Luka
  • Dare 2B Artzy My Hero
  • Patriotic Eagle by MarinaNeira
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Dark Chocolate Base Weight Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: E13, E11, E01, E00, R20; E37, E35, E34; E55, E51, E35; E33, E31, E30;  B39, B37, B34; R29, R27, R24; E29, E33; YG97, YG95, YG93; 100, C8, C, C6, C5, C4, C3, C2, C1
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle (extended)
  • Avery Elle Double Pierced Square (extended)
  • Stampin’ Up/Sizzix Mini Treat Bag Border
  • Spellbinders Stars Five
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Goodbye Roxie Sympathy Card

This morning I found out that my good friend had to put down her beloved Australian Shepherd dog named Roxie yesterday.  I know how much these sweet animals become a part of your family and their passing is a difficult time of adjustment.  I wanted Margie to know that we loved her and we are here for her during this time of sorrow.  I went out to her Facebook page to find a picture of Roxie and used that to color this image I found online.  I think it turned out pretty good.  You can’t really see the copper coloring on the picture below, but it gives you and idea of how Roxie looked in life.

 

When I heard that Roxie had passed I went on line and searched for Australian Shepherd Line Art and found this image from GetDrawings.com.  I printed it with my Silhouette Cameo with registration marks onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock so that I could cut around the finished image.  I colored the image with Copic Markers (listed below).

I traced around the image onto the paper side of some Darice Sticky Back Foam and then fussy cut around it inside of the lines and added it to the back of the focal image for dimension.  A rectangle of Neena cardstock was die cut using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle die and adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs base weight Onyx Black Cardstock with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

For the sentiment I cut the “sympathy” word die from Avery Elle’s With Sympathy four times from black cardstock.  I used Elmer’s CraftBond Spray Adhesive to glue them all together and then adhered it to the bottom of the white rectangle with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  The secondary sentiment is from the same stamp set and was stamped using Hero Hues India Ink Black.  The image of Roxie was then adhered with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive just above the sentiment die and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Australian Shepherd Line Drawing from GetDrawings.com
  • Avery Elle With Sympathy
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Copic Makers: W9, W7, W6, W5, W4, W3, W2, W1; C9, C7, C5; R22, R20; E55, E53, E51
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive Long
  • Silhouette Cameo

 

Layered Daisies Hello II

This is the second card that I made using Gina K. Designs Layered Daisies.  This time I had a coral and turquoise color scheme and used leaves from Altenew’s Adore You stamp set.

The daisies were stamped on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and stamped with Gina K. Designs inks, listed below.  The leaves  are from Altenew’s Adore You.  A rectangle of the same white cardstock was cut using a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle, which was adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Grass Green Base Weight Cardstock.

The wonky rectangle was adhered directly to the cardbase using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive Long.  The flowers were arranged the way I liked them and then picked up using Glad Press ‘n Seal, which allows you to keep them arranged and turn them over to add adhesive.  For this arrangement 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back and then placed on the wonky rectangle.

The sentiment was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock using the Mama Elephant Hello Script Die.  It was cut again from Darice Sticky Back Foam and the mirror cardstock was adhered to the front and then glued to the card front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Layered Daisies
  • Altenew Adore You (Leaves)
  • Mama Elephant Hello Script Die
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs Ink: Sea Glass, Ocean Mist, Peach Bellini, Coral Reef, Fresh Asparagus, Jelly Bean Green, Grass Green
  • Copic Markers: YG97, YG95, YG93
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Grass Green Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Nuvo Glitter Gloss Pen
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Ebony Black
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

 

Happy Birthday Cupcake

I decided that I wanted to used the Altenew Layered Plaid A for a subtle background to a masculine card and love the way it turned out.  The blue and grey color pallet is really pretty against the white.

I created a top folding A2 cardbase from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  I cut the Altenew Layered Plaid A die from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and sprayed the back with Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive.  I really works well when you have delicate die cuts.

I stamped the Avery Elle Cupcakes with Distress Oxide Broken China and Hickory Smoke.  I enhanced shadows and the flame with Copic Markers.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back for dimension and adhered to the lower left of the card with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The sentiment combines a die cut word from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy, cut from Silver Mirror Cardstock, and another three times from gray cardstock, adhered together with Ranger Collage Medium.  The secondary greeting was from Winnie & Walter’s Sentimental Birthday was stamped on a scrap of gray cardstock with Distress Oxide Broken China and cut into a thin strip with an angled end.  A thin strip 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back and then it was adhered below the “happy” die cut word.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Avery Elle Cupcakes
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Altenew Layered Plaid A
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Broken China and Hickory Smoke
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • Scrap Gray Cardstock
  • Ranger Collage Medium
  • Clear Wink of Stella

 

Wish Big Masculine Card

It seems like I go through spurts where I create a lot of masculine birthday cards at one time.  Maybe I just get my masculine mojo working and it’s easier to keep on going.  This card was inspired by the plaid patterned paper from my scraps.  I really like the way it turned out, maybe that’s becaue red is my favorite color.

I stamped one of the cupcakes from the Avery Elle Cupcakes stamp and die onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.  I used colors that complimented the patterned paper, Distress Oxide Fired Brick, Antique Linen, and Twisted Citron.  To add dimension and shadows I used Copic Markers (E19, E08, B95, BG75, BG72; YG95, YG93, YG91, YG23, YG03, YG01; Y38, Y35, YR16; E40; E55).  I then die cut the images with the matching dies and added some Darice Sticky Back Foam to the back.

I created a top folding A2 cardbase from Gina K. Designs Red Velvet Base Weight Cardstock, added a square of the the plaid patterned paper and stamped the sentiment from Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments:Birthday with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I decided to add a strip of blue cardstock as a separation, then I adhered the cupcake with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  Clear Wink of Stella was added to the frosting and flame, along with a few Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Avery Elle Cupcakes
  • Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Distress Oxide: Fired Brick and Antique Linen
  • Gina K. Designs Red Velvet Base Weight Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Scrap Plaid Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: E19, E08, B95, BG75, BG72; YG95, YG93, YG91, YG23, YG03, YG01; Y38, Y35, YR16; E40; E55
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins
  • Ranger Collage Medium
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive

Anemone Heartfelt Sympathy

When I initially saw Gina K. Designs Anemone stamp set I was not impressed and so I did not purchase it.  Then I saw a card that someone created using it and I was blown away with how beautiful the flowers were with their dark centers.

Unfortunately I’ve had a reason to use several sympathy cards recently and needed to create a few more to have on hand.  I love the way this card turned out.  Clean and simple in style, and oh so elegant.

I stamped the flowers and leaves with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock, since I planned to color them with Copic Markers.  The sprig was stamped with Altenew Forest Glad so the stems would be green.  The Copic Markers colors used were: YR15, YR14, YR00; G99, G94, G24; YG67, YG17, YG03, YG97, YG95, YG93.  I used Navy Nuvo Crystal Drops for the berries on the green sprigs.  For the stamen in the center of the flowers I used a white Uniball Gel Pen.

I die cut a rectangle of the same white cardstock using a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller and adhered to the back of the rectangle.

After the berries were dry I arranged the flowers, leaves, and sprigs the way I liked them and used Press ‘n Seal to keep them together.  This allows you to move them around on the card to see where to place the sentiment.  I stamped the sentiment from the Avery Elle With Sympathy stamp set using Hero Hues India Ink Black.  Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive was used to glue down the leaves and sprigs, holding it in place for a few moments to allow it to set.  I carefully removed the flowers and added 3M 1/2″ foam tape to the back, removed the backing, and carefully turned of the  Press ‘n Seal to adhere them where I desired.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Anemone Wishes
  • Avery Elle With Sympathy
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Altenew Forest Glade Ink
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Navy Blue
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • ScorBuddy
  • Teflon Bone Folder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Copic Markers: YR15, YR14, YR00; G99, G94, G24; YG67, YG17, YG03, YG97, YG95, YG93