After four years of med school, three years of residency in pediatrics, one year as chief resident, and three years of fellowship in pediatric intensive card Janae is finally done with her medical training and is off to a great job at San Antonio Methodist Hospital in Pediatric Intensive Care. She is an amazing doctor and we reap the benefits of her medical knowledge all the time as aging parents. We are so very proud of her and her determination and dedication to be the best doctor she can be. I wanted to create a special congratulations card for her and found this cute image by La-La Land Crafts.
I printed the image onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with my laser printer and the Silhouette Cameo software using registration marks so I could have the machine cut out the image. This ensures that the lines will not blead when coloring the image with Copic Markers. Janae’s favorite color is teal/aqua and so that is the color I used for the dress. She usually wears scrubs in intensive care, but I’m sure she will appreciate the doctor’s coat as a symbol of her profession. I shaded it with light gray markers to keep it white in color.
I die cut a rectangle from Gina K. Designs Tranquil Teal Cardstock using a stitched rectangle and then embossed it with the Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder which would be a great background to the image and sentiment.
I originally thought I would have a die cut sentiment block, but the amount of text I wanted to use in the space available just didn’t give a great cut, so I printed a message onto the same size block and cut it with the Silhouette. There are five layers of the block for dimension so that the focal image, which was adhered with foam tape, could overlap and rest on the word block. I also cut the Hero Arts Congrats from gold mirror cardstock and sticky back foam twice so that it would be the same height as the sentiment block. I cut away a little of the foam behind the letters that were resting on the image and word block.
As a final embellishment I scattered gold confetti around the panel and adhered it to a top folding white cardbase.
- La-La Land Crafts Doctor Marci
- Hero Arts Congrats
- Computer Generated Sentiment with Andy and Arial Fonts Cut with Silhouette
- Copic Markers: E11, E01, E00, R20; R21, R22; BG49, BG15, BG13; E35, E53, E50; C6, C4, C3, C2, C1, C00
- Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Confetti
- 3M ½” Foam Tape
- Darice Sticky Back Foam
- Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
- Gina K. Designs Base Weight Tranquil Teal Cardstock
- Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
- Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
- Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
- My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
- Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder
I was asked to teach the 12 and 13 year-old girls from church how to color with alcohol markers. I decided the easiest image to learn on would be a simple flower design, so I printed a lot of the roses from Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile digital stamp with my HP Laser printer onto 80# Ninnah Solar White cardstock. I wanted them to have enough images to practice coloring before completing a final image to make a Mother’s Day card for their Mom. When the evening was done I had a lot of leftover printouts and decided to make several cards with them rather than throw them away. I will post a lot of different renditions of this image and you will be able to see how one image can create a lot of unique and pretty cards.
For this card the rose was colored hot pink with Copic Markers: RV02, RV04, RV06; YG13, YG17, YG67; C00, C0, C1.
When the coloring was complete the image was die cut using a My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX die. A slightly larger circle was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror cardstock with a Simon Says Stamp Nested Circle die and both were adhered together with Be Creative Double-Sided Tape. A top folding A2 cardbase made from 120# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock and the focal image was placed on top to determine where to stamp the sentiment. The sentiment from Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings was stamped with VersaMark Ink at the bottom center of the card front and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder. A circle of Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was adhered to the back of the focal image and then it was applied to the cardbase using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card done.
- Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Digital Stamp
- Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
- Copic: RV02, RV04, RV06; YG13, YG17, YG67; C00, C0, C1
- My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX Die
- Simon Says Stamp Nested Circled Die
- Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
- Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
- VersaMark Ink
This stamp set from Hero Arts reminded me of some of the flowers my grandmother had in her garden. I think the antique rose makes a beautiful card.
I began by stamping the image from Hero Arts Antique Rose onto 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. It was colored using Copic Markers RV11, RV13, RV15; YG95, YG97, YG99. I then placed the image on my Silhouette PIXScan Mat and cut around it using the Cameo.
To create a visual background for the image an oval was cut using My Favorite Things Pierced Oval STAX and ink blended with Distress Tumbled Glass 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 rose cutout was then adhered to the oval using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.
To enhance the pink in the rose an A2 top folding cardbase was made from pink cardstock that I had in my stash. A rectangle of white 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock was cut using the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle and adhered to the pink cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue. Then the oval was attached using the same glue to the back of the fun foam.
The sentiment is from Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Congrats and was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and an additional three time from scraps of white cardstock. All were adhered together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive and then the word was adhered to the bottom of the focal image with Ranger Multi Medium Matte. To add a little sparkle, Clear Wink of Stella was added to the flower and the card was done.
- Hero Arts Antique Rose
- Hero Arts Congrats
- My Favorite Things Pierced Oval STAX
- Distress Tumbled Glass
- Inkylicious Ink Bending Brush
- Copic Markers: RV11, RV13, RV15; YG95, YG97, YG99
- Darice Fun Foam
- Clear Wink of Stella
- Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
- Gina K. Designs 80# to 120# White Cardstock
- Pink Cardstock
- Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
- Tombo Mono Multi Glue
- Ranger Multi Medium Matte
I really like a clean and simple card that lets the focal image shine on the page. This card was made using Power Poppy Camellias Digital Stamp.
The Power Poppy Camellias Digital Stamp was printed and cut using the Silhouette Cameo and then colored with Copic Markers (colors listed below).
A panel of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock was die cut using the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables and then run through the Big Shot again with the Cricut Swiss Dots Embossing Folder. The gold mirror cardstock adds an elegant feel to the card and was cut 1/8″ larger than the embossed panel. The focal image was adhered to the panel using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape and the entire panel was adhered to a top folding A2 Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Darice Adhesive Fun Foam.
The sentiment was cut from gold mirror cardstock using Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold, and You die. It was cut again three times with scrap white card stock and adhered together with Elmer’s Adhesive Spray. Tombo Mono Multi Glue was used to adhere it to the front of the card panel. This beautiful sentiment can be used for birthdays, weddings, graduations, or any other occasion where you want to express your congratulations.
- Power Poppy Camellias
- Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold and You
- Gina K. Designs 80# White
- Gina K. Designs 120# White
- Gold Mirror Cardstock
- Copic Markers: RV10, RV11, RV13, RV17; YG01, YG03, GY67; B0000
- Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables
- Cricut Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
- Elmer’s Adhesive Spray
Our youngest daughter is completing her three year residency in Pediatrics at University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. She is an amazing doctor. Next year she will be the chief resident and the following year she will be off to a three-year fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care. We are very proud of her. When I saw La-La Land Crafts’ Dr. Marci I knew it would make the perfect card.
The stamp was no longer available so I ordered the digital image and printed it with my small HP Laser printer on Gina K. Designs 80# White cardstock, since it wouldn’t bleed when I colored it with Copic markers. Colors used were:
- Hair: E55, E53, E50, E55, YR21
- Pigtail Ribbons: BG18, BG15, BG13
- Magnifying Glass and Band: R22, R21, C3, C2, C1, C00
- Skin: E01, E000, E0000 / Eyeshadow: E31
- Lips: R22, R21
- Cheeks: R20
- Stethoscope: R22, R21, R20
- Dress: BG18, BG15, BG13
- Coat: C03, C01, C00
- Bear: E33, E34, E35, E51 / Ears: E53 / Nose: C9, C7, C6
- Sneakers: BG18, BG15, BG13, C04, C03, C01
Her favorite color is aqua/teal so I used those colors in the image, as well and the cardbase, which was from paper I had in my stash. I die cut the image with the second size Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables and another panel of teal with the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Stackable, but I wanted it to be a little smaller and so I ran it through my Big Shot again to remove about 1/8″. This allowed me to cut the same size panel with American Crafts Silver Glitter Cardstock for a pretty border. All panels were adhered using 5/8″ Be Creative tape. The multi-panel focal image was adhered to the cardbase using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape for added dimension.
I die cut “Congrats” from Hero Arts Stamp and Cut in both teal and silver and adhered them together and to the front of the card with Ranger Multi Medium Matte. I stamped the phrase “you did it” from the same stamp set just below the die cut.
For the envelope I typically stamp the image in a lighter complimentary ink, but I didn’t have the stamp to do this, so I used Spellbinder’s On the Edge Heart Scallop die and ran it through with both teal and silver cardstock, filling the heart openings with silver and adhering to the bottom of the envelope with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.
- Teal Cardstock
- Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
- American Crafts Silver Glitter Cardstock
- Copic Markers as listed above
- Lawn Fawn Large and Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles die
- Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Congrats die
- Spellbinder’s On the Edge Heart Scallop die
- 5/8″ Be Creative tape
- 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
- Ranger Multi Medium Matte
- Sizzix Big Shot
- Copic Markers (As Listed Above)