C. C. Design Bouquet Birthday

When I saw this beautiful tulip bouquet from C.C. Design I knew it would make a lovely card.  I’m so glad that I purchased it, I’m sure I’ll use it again and again.

I cut an outline of the C. C. Designs Bouquet image from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo and then stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  The image was then colored with Copic Markers (colors used are listed below).

To create a visual background for the image an oval was cut using My Favorite Things Pierced Oval STAX and ink blended with Distress Stormy Sky Ink using the Inkylicious Ink Bending Brush to create a soft sky color to the oval.  Another oval was cut out of Darice Adhesive Fun Foam and trimmed to be slightly smaller than the ink blended oval and attached to the back. The bouquet cutout was then adhered to the oval using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

A rectangle was cut from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and ink blended on the edges, softly fading to the center.  It was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The oval was then adhered to the card front using the same glue on the fun foam.

The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink Inside & Out Birthday stamp set and was stamped with VersaMark Ink on a strip of Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and heat embossed with Rangers Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the edges to ensure it was the same level as the bouquet and then the sentiment was adhered to the bottom of the focal image with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Clear Wink of Stella was added to the flowers for some sparkle and shine and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • C.C. Design Bouquet
  • Papertrey Ink Inside & Out Birthday
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Oval STAX
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Copic: B37, B34, B32; V12, V15, V17; RV11, RV13, RV14; R24, R27, R29; G24, G94
  • Darice Fun Foam
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Distress Ink Stormy Sky
  • Inkylicious Ink Bending Brush
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock

CTD433: C.C. Designs Cupcake Brigitta Time to Celebrate

Who wouldn’t like a mound of cupcakes for their birthday.  This card was made for a young woman whose favorites colors are blue and green.  I think the card turned out cute and I really like the flowered cardstock background.

The outline for the image from C.C. Designs Cupcake Brigitta was cut with the Silhouette Cameo from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock, then the image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers.  Colors used are listed below.

The green and white flowered paper was pulled from my stash.  I’ve had it so long I have no idea the company that created it, but it is really cute with the color scheme we are using.  A rectangle of the paper was cut using Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle.  To add some blue a rectangle of blue cardstock was cut with my paper cutter to be 1/8″ larger and the two were adhered together using Tombo Stamp Dot Runner Adhesive.

To create a focal area for the stamped image Spellbinders Label #08 was cut from some Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and then run through the Sizzix Big Shot again with the We R Memory Keepers Flower Embossing Folder.

The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps Party Mini Letter Seals and then cut using one of the circles from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  An added embellishment was created by making a small Lime Green Polka Dot Gross Grain Ribbon, which was adhered to the sentiment circle with Glue Dot.

It was now time to assemble the card.  A top folding A2 Cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The patterned paper, blue background rectangle was adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue. 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the focal image label and then adhered to the patterned paper.  The sentiment circle was adhered with more foam tape. Pretty Pink Posh Seattle Spirit Mix Sequins were scattered on the card front and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • C.C. Designs Cupcake Brigitta
  • Whimsy Stamps Party Mini Letter Seals
  • We R Memory Keepers – Flower Embossing Folder
  • Spellbinders Label #08
  • Pretty Pink Posh Seattle Spirit Mix Sequins
  • Lime Green Polka Dot Gross Grain Ribbon
  • Patterned Paper
  • Blue Paper
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle and Circle
  • Copic: E000, E00, E01; E49, E59, E55; E53, E55, E57; YG03, YG17, YG67; B99, B97, B95, B93, B91, B00
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

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Clearly Besotted Layered Chrysanthemums Happy Birthday

This is the second card made with the Clearly Besotted Layered Chrysanthemums.  I had stamped them for a previous card and had plenty of flowers and leaves left over so it was simply putting the card together.

A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Then using the same cardstock a frame was created using My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Frames.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was cut in half so that it would be narrow enough to be placed on the frame without being seen.

Before adhering the frame on the cardbase the flowers were arranged in the lower left corner to determine where the sentiment should be stamped. The arrangement was removed using Glad Press ‘n Seal so that they could easily be placed again once the sentiment was complete.

The sentiment, which is from Amy R Great Birthday Greetings, was stamped with Versa Mark Ink and then heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  After it had cooled the frame was placed on the cardbase.  Next it was time place the flower arrangement.  Because some of the flowers would both rest on the frame and also be within the frame 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was strategically placed on the back of the flowers and Tombo Mono Multi Glue was used where they would rest on the frame. The yellow flower in the bottom left had a double layer of foam tape.  I love the final look of the card.

Products Used:

  • Clearly Besotted Layered Chrysanthemums
  • Amy R Great Birthday Greetings
  • Ranger Super Fine Detailed Gold Embossing Powder
  • Altenew Cotton Candy, Coral Berry, Ruby Red/Coral Berry Blend; Soft Lilac Dbl Stamp, Lavender Fields, Deep Iris; Buttercream, Mango Smoothie, Warm Sunshine; Parrot, Olive, Moss
  • Glad Press and Seal
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Fun Foam
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Frames
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Gina K. Designs 120# and 80# White Cardstock

C.C. Designs Swiss Pixie Sunflower Lula Birthday Card

For young girls I think little people stamps make cute birthday cards.  I created birthday cards for the young women in our church who range in age from 12-18.  It was time to create some cards to have on hand for upcoming birthday. One of the girls favorite colors were orange and black. The image from C. C. Designs Swiss Pixie Sunflower Lula was great for creating a card with that color scheme.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, since I would be doing Copic Coloring, on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and ran it through my Silhouette Cameo with the PIXScan Mat to cut an outline around the image.  The Copic Markers used were: YR09, YR07, YR04; YR12, YR14, YR15; W7, W8, W9; YR09, Y19; W9, E49, E59; E49, E47, E55; E00, E00, E01.

In keeping with the color scheme I die cut a rectangle from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Frames.  I found some orange paper in my stash of cardstock that had faint yellow sunflowers and cut it to be just 1/8″ smaller than the die cut rectangle and adhered them together using the Scotch ATG Gun.  I pulled some black and white gingham ribbon from my stash and wrapped it around the background retangle, tying the bow on the left and placing it in the bottom third of the card.  Then the panel was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue, which gives you a few moment to move things around and center it perfectly on the cardbase.

I wanted the focal image to pop from the page so I die cut My Favorite Things Vertical Greetings Die from 80# White Cardstock and adhered it to the cardbase with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  The focal image was then centered on the vertical greeting die cut and adhered with some more foam tape.

The sentiment is from is from Whimsy Stamps Party Mini Letter Seals.  It was stamped on 80# white cardstock and then run through the Big Shot with a Spellbinders circle die.  Foam tape was added to the back of the sentiment and it was tucked under the ribbon bow.  A little Ranger Multi Matte Medium was used to ensure it remained in place.

The final embellishment was to scatter some Doodlebug Beetle Black, Pretty Pink Posh Charcoal, Doodlebug Tangerine, Pretty Pink Posh Tangerine Sequins and the card was done.

C.C. Designs DoveArt Studios Himalayan Poppy Birthday Card

I am always looking for pretty flower stamps and when I saw the Himalayan Poppy stamp from C. C. Designs I knew it would make a beautiful card.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink because I wanted to color it with Copic Markers.  Since there wasn’t a matching die available I used my so I used my Silhouette Cameo PIXScan Mat to cut around the image.  The Copic Markers used were: G24, G94, G99 ; BG18, BG15, BG13; B00.

To assemble the card i die cut some Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with the largest Avery Elle Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables and then ran it through the Big Shot again with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder.  To accent the color of the flowers I cut some matching cardstock 1/8″ larger than the die cut rectangle and adhered the two together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the embossed panel was applied using Darice Adhesive Fun Foam and Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the focal image flowers and added to the embossed panel.

The sentiments is from My Favorite Things Celebrate You stamp set.  It was stamped on some Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink and Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder was added and heat set with the Marvy Embossing Tool.  It was then cut into a double fishtail banner and adhered to the card with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  To add a little more interest Gold Tinsel Stickles was added to the stamen of the flowers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • C. Designs DoveArt Studios Himalayan Poppy
  • My Favorite Things Celebrate You
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gold Tinsel Stickles
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Copic Markers: G24, G94, G99 ; BG18, BG15, BG13; B00
  • Avery Elle Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

This cute image is from C. C. designs Heidi Among the Flower stamp set.  I prepared some Canson 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper with an anti-static pad and stamped the image with VersaMark Ink.  I then used Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and heat set it with my Marvy Embossing Tool.  Using an anti-static pad ensure that the embossing powder only sticks to the VersaMark Ink and give you a crisp impression.

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I enjoy using watercolor.  I think it is must faster than coloring with Copic Markers, and I like the variation in colors that can be achieve by mixing different colors.  I used Winsor & Newton Lightweight Sketchers’ Box Half Pan Set of 24.  Once the watercolor was dry I die cut the image using Avery Elle Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  I then stamped the sentiment from Avery Elle Cake and Candles Sentiment stamp set with VersaMark Ink and covered it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and heat set it with my embossing tool.  I cut a slightly larger piece of gold glitter cardstock and adhered the two together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue, which give you a little bit of time to  adjust for a perfect, even border.

The cardbase is made with Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”.  I adhered the focal image using Darice White Adhesive Fun Foam and applied it to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was complete.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • C. Designs Heidi Among the Flowers Stamp
  • Avery Elle Cake and Candles Sentiment Stamp
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Gold Glitter Cardstock
  • Avery Elle Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Winsor & Newton Lightweight Sketchers Box Half Pan Set of 24

Bright and Colorful Background Stamping

I’ve done this card before but wanted to see how it would blend with pinks and blues.  I love the combination.

00173I stamped Hero Arts Flower Wallpaper Background Stamp on Canson 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper with VersaMark Ink.  I covered the stamped image with Recollections Snow Embossing Powder and heat set it with the Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.

Using Tsukineko Sponge Daubers I applied the following Distress Inks: Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Picked Raspberrry, Spun Sugar, Mowed Lawn, and Shaded Lilac

Once the Distress ink was applied I generously misted it with water to let the colors blend and set it aside to dry.  Afterwards I ran it through the Big Shot with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundled of Stitched Shapes.

The stamped the sentiment from C. C. Designs Amy R. Elegant Greetings Stamp on a strip of WorldWin Papers Vellum in VersaMark Ink, prepping the vellum with an Embossing Buddy to ensure a crisp clean image.  I then heat embossed it with Ranger Silver Embossing Powder with my Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.

I wrapped the vellum around the background image a little to the right so that I could add some rhinestone daisies that I’ve had in my stash forever, so I don’t know the manufacturer.  To keep it in place I simply used Scotch Tape on the back of the panel.

I cut a piece of white craft foam 1/4″ smaller than the panel and adhered it to the back with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  I then used the same glue to adhere the panel to a top folding Gina K. Designs 120# White Card Base cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″ and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Canson 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • WorldWin Papers Vellum
  • Recollections Snow Embossing Powder
  • Ranger Silver Embossing Powder
  • Distress Inks: Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, Mowed Lawn, and Shaded Lilac
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Scotch Tape
  • Darice Foam Sheets
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Marvy Heat Embossing Tool
  • Blue Daisy Rhinestones

 

Happy Happy Birthday to You

The fourth card I made with background stamps was my favorite.  I used Hero Arts Flower Wallpaper stamp on Strathmore 140# Cold Press Watercolor paper, stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Stampin Stuff Clear Embossing Powder.

I applied Distress inks with Tsukineko Sponge Daubers. The following inks were used: Picket Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Spun Sugar, Spiced Marmalade, Mowed Lawn, Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass, and Mustard Seed. Using a water bottle a fine mist of water was added to the watercolor paper to help the colors blend.  The results were a bright and colorful background.

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Once the background was dry a panel was cut with the largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangle die.  The flowers received a coating of Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen.  Using the same die as the front panel a strip of heavy weight white vellum was run through the Big Shot twice so that it measured 1 3/8″ x 5 1/2″. The vellum was prepped with an anti-static bag and the sentiment from C. C. Designs Amy R. Great Birthday Greetings was stamped with VersaMark ink, sprinkled with Recollections Snow Embossing Powder and heat set with my Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.  The vellum greeting was centered on the bottom of the front panel, wrapped around the edge,s and taped in place with Scotch Tape.

3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the panel, which was then adhered to a cardbase 4 1/4″ x 11″ made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and scored at 5 1/2″ for a  top folding card.

On the inside of the card a sentiment from My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings was stamped with Hero Hues Black ink. A strip of the watercolor background was added to the bottom of the page and the card was done.

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Products Used:

  • Strathmore 140# Cold Press Watercolor
  • Gina K. Design 120# White Cardstock
  • Heavy Weight White Vellum
  • Hero Arts Flower Wallpaper stamp
  • My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings stamp
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Hero Hues Black Ink
  • Distress Ink as Listed Above
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangle die
  • Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
  • Scotch Tape
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape

 

Happy Birthday Julie

I made this card for my sister Julie.  Her favorite color is ice blue and I wanted it to be elegant, because she is an elegant lady.  What is more elegant with ice blue than white and silver.  This is what inspired the design.

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I found some ice blue paper in my stock and cut a panel using the largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables.  Since I wanted to have a strip of silver glitter cardstock on the left I recut the panel making it slightly narrower.  Using Hero Arts Leafy Vine Background I prepped the panel with my embossing buddy before stamping with VersaMark ink.  I then applied Reflections Snow embossing powder and heat set it with my heat gun.  This created a lovely background.

I created a top folding card by cutting Gina K. Designs 120# white cardstock to 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored to 5 1/2″. I cut a small strip of American Craft Silver Glitter cardstock and adhered it to card base on the left.

Using some heavy weight velum I prepped it with my embossing buddy and stamped a sentiment from C.C. Designs Amy R. Great Birthday Greetings with VersaMark ink and added Ranger Super Find Detail Silver Embossing Powder and heat set it with my heat gun.  I made sure the velum was wider than the ice blue panel so that I could wrap it around the edges and adhere it with scotch tape on the back. I then cut some white craft foam slightly smaller than the ice blue panel and adhered it with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then adhered the completed panel to the card front.

Butterflies were cut from silver glitter cardstock with Martha Stewart’s 3-1 Classic Butterfly Punch and Martha Stewart’s Classic Butterfly Punch. The center of the butterflies were adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  On the largest butterfly Zot Glue Dots were rolled and placed under the wings to add dimension.  Recollections clear mini gemstones were adhered to front of the card and it was done.

Products Used:

  • Hero Arts Leafy Vine Background, VersaMark Ink, Recollections Snow Embossing Powder
  • C.C. Designs Amy R. Great Birthday Greetings
  • Hero Arts Yummy Treats (Inside)
  • American Crafts Glitter Cardstock Silver
  • Martha Stewart 3-1 Classic Butterfly Punch
  • Martha Stewart Classic Butterfly Punch
  • Recollections Clear Gemstones
  • Ranger Silver Detail Embossing Powder
  • Vellum
  • Largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables
  • ⅜ Zots Glue Dots Rolled
  • Sizzix Big Shot