Garden Bouquet Sending Hugs

This is another card I created for Laina Taylor to give out to some of the sisters from church. I used another great image from Conie Fong with flowers in a watering can.

I printed the image onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers. I cut the colored panel down using a Memory Box Matinee Rectangle and added sticky back foam to add dimension when it was adhered to the card.

The sentiment is a standard font paired with a lovely script. It was stamped under the focal image with Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink.

The card front of an A2 cardbase was embossed using the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder and the focal image rectangle was adhered using liquid glue. Silver sequins were scattered around the focal image and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Conie Fong Garden Bouquet
  • Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flower
  • Copic Markers:  C6, C5, C4, C3, C2, C1, C0; Y15, Y11, Y00; Y26, Y23, Y21; V01, V04, V06, V01; RV23, RV02, RV000; YR14, YR12, YR00; YG67, YG17, YG03; G99, G94, YG03; YG17, YG05, YG03
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Silver Sequins
  • Memory Box Matinee Rectangle

Peony Delight Thinking of You

I volunteered to create some Thinking of You cards for our Relief Society President, who watches over all the women in my ward, which is approximately 180 women. This has been a difficult time for some of the ladies and she is trying to keep in touch with them to ensure all is going well. There are assignments made where we all have sisters (or ladies) to watch over, but still it is a large responsibility for the president of the organization. This is the first card I made for Laina using the lovely Peony Delight digi stamp from Conie Fong.

I printed the image onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a laser printer and then colored it with Copic Markers. Once the coloring was done I used an oval die to cut out the focal image.

I found a thinking of you sentiment that would fit in the small open area in the upper right of the image and stamped it with Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink. Sticky Back Foam was cut with the same oval die and then trimmed down so that it wouldn’t show.

The front of a side folding cardbase was embossed using the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder. I love the way embossing the front of the card adds such great visual interest behind a focal image, which was adhered with liquid glue.

Purple sequins were scattered around the focal image and sentiment and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Conie Fong Peony Delight
  • Simon Says Stamp Delicate Flowers
  • Copic Markers:  G05, B02, B00, B000; RV23, RV02, RV000; V17, V15, V12; Y26
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Pretty Pink Posh Enchanted Garden Mix Sequins
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder

Spring Card Camp 2 Day 17 Die Cut Pieces Highlight Small Cover Dies

For Day 17 of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp 2 May Park and Lea Lawson were the guest designers and their technique was to highlight background die pieces. May ink blended a background, added foam behind it and then die cut a star background from it. The background was once again cut from white cardstock and adhered to a top folding cardbase. The ink blended shapes were then added to areas of the white background creating a lovely colorful card front. She die cut a large sentiment from glitter cardstock and added a secondary black and white sentiment strip. Lea Lawson took a background die and removed the negative die cut,leaving only the positive pieces on the card.

The next four cards I created used small cover dies from Sizzix. I was able to get all four cards from one quarter sheet of ink blended blue cardstock. The greatest challenge with this smaller dies it how to lay them out on a card front. I decided to use small focal images with the panels.

Card 1 Circle and Diamond Background Positive (Featured Image).

As with the other cards I added sticky back foam to the ink blended background before cutting the background die. After cutting the circle and diamond shaped background liquid glue was added to the positive pieces of the die and adhered to a white rectangle the same size as the opening of the background die. I didn’t like the way it looked on the card front so cut a piece of white cardstock 3/4″ larger and embossed to add visual interest and adhered the rectangle with the positive shapes to the center. I still didn’t like the way it looked on a white card front, so I searched and found a scrap of blue cardstock and cut it using a stitched rectangle and adhered the white embossed rectangle with the positive shapes to it and then adhered it all to the card front.

I printed and die cut a hot air balloon image in the Silhouette Cameo software. At the same time I created a sentiment strip with a blue background, which was cut with a sentiment label die. The balloon was adhered to the left of positive die cut shapes and the sentiment label was adhered below the balloon.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Birds Card Hot Air Balloon 4
  • Silhouette Print and Cut Sentiment
  • Sizzix Creative Background Small Cover Die Diamond Circle
  • Altenew Inks: Sea Breeze, Turquoise, Tide Blue, Starlight
  • Copic Markers: B26, B24, B23, B21, B02, BG13; B000, B0000; Y28, Y23; Y17, Y15, Y13
  • Sizzix Dotted Lattice Embossing Folder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Crystal Stickles
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Card 2 Circle and Diamond Background Negative

I decided to turn this panel into a shaker card. Acetate was cut to the same size of the panel and adhered with liquid glue. Foam tape was doubled and cut into thin strips and applied tot he frame of the panel. A blue seed bead mix was added to the well of the die cut. The backing was removed from the foam tape and another piece of acetate was adhered adhered to the back of the panel to create the shaker.

A stitched rectangle was cut from white cardstock and adhered to a top folding white cardbase. I decided to adhere the shaker to the left of the card front and determined where to stamp the sentiment. The cute little bird image was adhered to the right of the panel to be over the sentiment. Ranger Crystal Stickles were added to the polka dot on the scarf on the hat and the center of the flowers.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Sparkle ‘n Sprinkle Bonnet Birdie
  • Avery Elle Tweet Tweet
  • Sizzix Creative Background Small Cover Die Diamond Circle
  • Altenew Inks: Sea Breeze, Turquoise, Tide Blue, Starlight
  • Copic Markers: B16, B14, B12; YR28, YR26, YR23; Y35, Y18; E33, E31, E30, R20
  • Beader Paradise Miami Surf Mix
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Tonic Tropical Tide Glitter Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Crystal Stickles
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Card 1 Moroccan Tile Background Negative

For this card I decided to add some blue glitter paper behind the die cut panel. I also used a Fun Stampers Journey Rectangle Long to cut around the die cut, giving visual interest. To also add visual interest the front of the card base was embossed with the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder. The panel was adhered in the center of the card and the focal image was added to the left of the panel, sitting on a sentiment strip created in the Silhouette software.

  • Conie Fong Tori The Dragon
  • Silhouette Print and Cut Sentiment
  • Sizzix Creative Background Small Cover Die Moroccan Tile
  • Altenew Inks: Sea Breeze, Turquoise, Tide Blue, Starlight
  • Copic Markers: BG18, BG15, BG13; G19, G16, G14, B7, G07, G03, G02, G00; Y26, Y23, Y21
  • Fun Stamper Journey Rectangle Long Die
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Tonic Tropical Tide Glitter Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Crystal Stickles
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder

Card w Moroccan Tile Background Positive

The positive die cuts from the background were adhered to a rectangle of white cardstock and then adhered to the front of a cardbase that was embossed with the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder. The sentiment was cut from blue glitter cardstock and then twice more from sticky back foam. The cute little bunny was adhere over the sentiment, straddling the Moroccan tiles.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lili of the Valley Balloon Bunny
  • Penny Black Sweet Wishes
  • Sizzix Creative Background Small Cover Die Moroccan Tile
  • Altenew Inks: Sea Breeze, Turquoise, Tide Blue, Starlight
  • Copic Markers: B97, B95, B93; B16, B14, B12; RV23, RV21, RV02; Y26, Y23, Y21
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Tonic Tropical Tide Glitter Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Crystal Stickles
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder

Garden Bouquet Counting My Blessings

I really like this image from Conie Fong. I can’t wait for the flowers in my garden to start flowering and I can create some pretty flower arrangements to put in my kitchen. I only have pretty vases, maybe I’ll have to go and get a pretty watering can, I really like the look.

The image was printed with a laser printer, this ensures the lines will not bleed when coloring with Copic markers. Once the coloring was complete I die cut it with a stitched rectangle.

For additional visual interest I embossed the front of the A2 cardbase with the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder and adhered the focal image with dotliner adhesive.

The sentiment was created and cut in the Silhouette Cameo Software and adhered at the bottom of the image with foam tape.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Conie Fong Garden Bouquet
  • Silhouette Cameo Sentiment
  • Copic Markers: R24, R22, R21; R05, R02, R01, R00; Y38, Y35, Y32; R37, R35, R32; R39, R29, R27; G99, G94, YG03; YG67, YG17, YG03; BV 04, Bv02, BV01; C7, C6, C5, C4, C3
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Cricut Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Garden Bouquet The Happiest of Birthdays

While searching Etsy for some digital stamps I ran across this image from Conie Fang that I really liked. I printed it with my ink jet printer on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers.

The sentiment is from Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday and was stamped with Altenew Amalgam Ink.

I decided to frame the image with a Gina K. Designs Peekaboo Rectangle and added dimension with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

Products Used:

  • Conie Fong Garden Bouquet
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Copic Markers: B99, B97, B95, B21; B16, B14, B12;; Y15, Y13, Y11; G46, G24, G20; C3 C1; YG67, YG17, YG03; R85, R83, R81; RV13, RV11, RV10; V17, V15, V12
  • Gina Marie Designs Peekaboo Rectangle
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops English Mustard and Dandelion Yellow
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K Designs 120# White Cardstock

Peony Delight Happy Birthday

This beautiful image is from Conie Fong. She has a lot of really cute girl images and a few pretty flower arrangements. It was printed onto some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock. I like this cardstock because it has a really smooth finish and you get beautiful results with your Copic Markers and also because its weight goes through most printers easily.

I search the interest for peony images and decided to color these flowers in a pretty soft pink. The smaller flowers were colored purple. I really like the combination of these two colors together.

Once the coloring was complete the sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink and then heat set with gold embossing powder. To add visual interest it was die cut using a Spellbinder Fancy Edged Oval die. I liked the way it looked but I finally decided to really draw the eye to the focal image by cutting a gold frame from gold mirror cardstock using two of the same oval dies. 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was cut into thin strips and added to the back of the oval frame and then the two die cuts were carefully adhered together. To help align two detailed die cuts with one having foam tape on then, put a little liquid glue on the foam tape and it allows you to move and adjust them until they align perfectly.

Dotliner adhesive was added to the back of the focal image and it was adhered to a side folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Conie Font Peony Delight 2
  • Winnie & Walter The Party
  • Copic Markers: RV13, RV11, RVG28, G24, G20, BG000
  • Spellbinders Fancy Edged Oval
  • VersaMark Ink
  •  Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

The Happiest of Birthdays Aubrey

This card was made for Aubrey who is a talented dancer, so when I say this cute Connie Font image call Abbie with Cake in her little tutu I thought it would be perfect.

I printed it on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a laser printer and colored it with Copic Markers: RV21, RV20; RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10; V17, V15, V12; E55, E53, E51, E50; E11, E01, E00; B0000.  Once the coloring was complete it was die cut using the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back by tracing the image on the paper of the foam sheet and fussy cutting with scissors.

To provide focal interest behind the image a rectangle of the Neena cardstock was cut with the Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangles.  It was then run through the Big Shot with the Darice Hearts Diagonal Embossing Folder.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back for dimension.  The focal image was adhered with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The sentiment is from the Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday stamped onto vellum with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed with Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder.  It was cut into a thin strip and wrapped around the rectangle and adhered at the back with Scotch Tape.

Since Aubrey’s favorite color is pink, a rectangle of pink cardstock from my stash was cut with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle and adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  The focal image was then adhered to the front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Connie Fong Abbie with Cake Digital Image
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Darice Hearts Diagonal Embossing Folder
  • Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangles
  • Copic Markers: RV21, RV20; RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10; V17, V15, V12; E55, E53, E51, E50; E11, E01, E00; B0000
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive

Cute Dragon Make a Wish Birthday

When I saw this digital image from Connie Fong call Tori the Dragon with Heart Cake I knew it would make a really cute birthday card, for any age.

I printed the image onto some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers BG18, BG57, BG53, B01, B00; B000, B0000; G94, G24, G21; RV14, RV13, RV11; Y26, Y23, Y21.

Once the coloring was complete it was die cut using the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added by tracing around the image with a pencil and fussy cutting with a scissor.

To compliment the color pallet used a rectangle of turquoise plaid patterned paper from the Lawn Fawn Rainbow Plaid paper pack was die cut using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX and adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

To help the little dragon pop on the card front a circle of Neena cardstock was cut with a My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX die.  It was adhered to the plaid paper with the dotliner adhesive and the dragon was adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The sentiment is from the Penny Black Sentiment die set and was cut from the same white cardstock and adhered to the card front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  Clear Wink of Stella was added to the frosting, flowers, hearts, and dragon wings and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Connie Font Tori the Dragon with Heart Cake Digi Stamp
  • Penny Black Celebrations Die
  • Silhouette Cameo Image Cutting
  • Copic Markers: BG18, BG57, BG53, B01, B00; B000, B0000; G94, G24, G21; RV14, RV13, RV11; Y26, Y23, Y21
  • Lawn Fawn Rainbow Plaid 6” x 6” Paper Pad
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Circles STAX
  • Darice Swirl Embossing Folder
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Heart Cupcake Happy Day

This is another cupcake design from Connie Fong with a couple of heart on the top of the cupcake.  I decided to color it with purple and pink, since they are complimentary colors.

This was a simple card to make.  I printed it using the Silhouette Cameo with registrations marks and then cut around the image.  I colored it with Copic Markers E53, E51, E50; V09, V06, V04; RV09, RV06, RV04 and added Darice Sticky Back Foam to the back.  A rectangle of purple embossed cardstock from Recollections Embossed Brights was die cut with a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Stack and adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

The word “happy” was cut from gold mirror cardstock and an additional three times with white cardstock.  On the white cutouts I cut off the upper loop that went over the cupcake with scissors.  All were adhered together with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  I placed the cupcake and die cut word on the card front to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment “day” using the Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pretty Cute Stamps Hey Cupcake Digi Stamp
  • Mama Elephant Happy Script Die
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
  • Brother HL-L2380DW Ink Jet Printer
  • Copic Markers: E53, E51, E50; V09, V06, V04; RV09, RV06, RV04
  • Recollections Embossed Brights (Modified by Ink Blending Distress Oxide Wilted Violet)
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Have a Beautiful Birthday Shaedyn

We have a new young lady at church whose birthday is coming up soon.  I found out her favorite color is pink and decided to pair it with some green as well.  I used this cute image from Connie Fong called Little Blossom Holding Balloons.

This is a digital image so I printed it on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with my laser jet printer.  This ensure that the lines will not bleed when coloring with Copic Markers.  I used Copic Markers RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10; YG03, YG01; G24, G21; E11, E01, E00, R20; e35, E55, E53, E51; C02, C01.  After the coloring was dry I added accents to the balloons and her dress using a Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen.  I die cut the image with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX die.

I actually assembled the card twice.  First with it adhered to some ombre pink cardstock.

I felt it was too plain and so I decided to add a frame using Mama Elephant Madison Avenue Frame.  I felt it still needed a little something, so I cut the focal image down smaller with another die and added some green patterned paper from the DCWV Glitter Basics Paper Pad cut to fit behind the focal image so that it was showing between it and the frame.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the frame and it was all adhered to a top folding pink cardbase.

As a final embellishment Stardust Stickles was added to the largest balloon and then Glossy Accents were a to all.  Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh Sweetheart Mix were scatted on the card, one in the center of a balloon that had a little bubble in the glossy accents.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Connie Fong Little Blossom Holding Balloons Digi Stamp
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Gina K. Designs Bubblegum and Dusty Rose Ink
  • Brother HL-L2380DW Ink Jet Printer
  • Copic Markers: RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10; YG03, YG01; G24, G21; E11, E01, E00, R20; e35, E55, E53, E51; C02, C01
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Sakura white Gelly Roll Pen
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • DCWV Glitter Basics
  • Mama Elephant Madison Avenue Frame
  • Pink Cardstock from Stash