Sending You Prayers

It’s good to have some sympathy cards on hand for when they are needed. This card was made by cutting outline images to match Simon Says Stamp Spring Flowers from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with the Silhouette Cameo.  I didn’t want to have harsh black lines for the flowers so I used Altenew Inks to stamp the images onto the cutout and then colored them with Copic Markers. Colors used for both are listed below.

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A top folding card was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.  A rectangle of the same paper was cut using Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Frames.  Darice Adhesive White Fun Foam was cut just smaller than the rectangle and adhered to the back and then adhered to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Blue.

The flowers were glued to the flower stems with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and arranged on the stitched rectangle.  The pink flower in the back and the stems were glued directly to the rectangle, with the exception of the stem at the front, which was adhered using thin strips of 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  Foam tape was also added to the back of blue flower and double foam tape was added to the back of the purple flower.  For the flowers that had centers Queen and Company Rock Candy Yellow Rhinestones were added.

The Hero Arts Prayers die was cut three times from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and glued together with Ranger Multi Medium Matte. Before attaching the secondary sentiment “Sending You” was stamped with Hero Hues Black Ink.  The prayers die cut was adhered using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  For a little added shine Wink of Stella Clear was added to all the flowers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Spring Flowers Stamp Set
  • Hero Arts Prayers Stamp and Die Set
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Hero Arts Messages with a Flourish Stamp Set
  • Altenew Inks: Forest Glade, Ruby Red, Coral Berry, Dessert Night, Warm Sunshine, and Prussian Blue
  • Copic Markers: V15, V17, V99; RV06, RV09, RV17; YG01, YG03, YG23; B34, B37, B39; B02, B04, B05; R20, R21, R22, R32; RV13, RV14; G94, YG63, G24
  • Queen and Company Rock Candy Yellow Rhinestones
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Wink of Stella Clear

Garden Blooms Birthday with Copic Colored Ribbon

This is not a card I liked enough that I would post it, except it shows that when you do not have ribbon to match a particular color you can use your alcohol markers to change the ribbon color.

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This card uses a Silhouette Cameo Outline, which was stamped with the Penny Black Garden Blooms stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Markers.

I pulled some peachy pink cardstock from my leftover cardstock that matched one of the flowers and cut a lacy oval with the Spellbinders Lacey Ovals die.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the focal image and then adhered to the lacy oval.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was cut with a Spellbinders oval die and trimmed to be just smaller than the lacy oval.

The stamp set has the sentiment Garden Blooms on the jar label, but I wanted it to say “happy birthday” so a small rectangle was die cut with the smallest My Favorite Things Rectangle Postage Stamp and the My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings Sentiment stamp set was stamped in the center with Hero Hues Black ink and then glued over the original label with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

A rectangle was cut from a pink gingham patterned paper from the Authentique Delightful 6 x 6 Paper Pack with Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Frames and adhered to the front of a top folding cardbase made from 120# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock.  Next the lacy oval was adhered to the patterned paper with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

Originally 5/8″ white organza ribbon was used to tie a bow around the bottom of the card, but it just got lost in the pale color of the patterned paper.  All of the pink ribbon I hand on hand was pink, rather than peach, so I used Copic Marker R22 to color the ribbon to match the color of the lacy oval.  For added interest Recollections Faux Pearls White were added to the front of the oval and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Garden Blooms Stamp Set
  • My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings Sentiment Stamp Set
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Authentique Delightful 6 x 6 Paper Pack
  • Copic Markers: Y15, Y17, Y19; R12, R14, R24; R02; R04; V12, V15, V17; RV02, RV04, RV06; B34, B37; R24, R27; R22 (Ribbon)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Hero Hues Black Ink
  • Recollections Faux Pearls White
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Frames
  • Spellbinders Lacey Ovals
  • Berwick Offray 3/8″ Ribbed Ribbon

Dahlias Happy Birthday

This is another card using a Silhouette Cameo outline of an image, which I planned to to adhered to a yellow cardbase, but decided that I would like it better with white border around a yellow rectangle.

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Since the image would be colored with Copic Markers it was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Marker colors used are listed below.  My Favorite Things Postage Stamp STAX die was cut from 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock and then run through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Divine Swirls Embossing Folder.

A rectangle of Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was cut just smaller than the postage stamp die cut and adhered to the back.  The rectangle of yellow cardstock from my stash was cut to 5 1/4″ x 4″ and adhered to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the flower focal image and adhered to the top of the postage stamp rectangle.  Hero Arts Happy Stamp and Cut die was cut three times from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and glued together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and adhered to the bottom of the postage stamp rectangle.  The word “birthday” from the same stamp set was stamped to the bottom right corner of the yellow rectangle with Hero Hues Black ink.  The focal image was glued to the yellow rectangle with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet Dahlias
  • Hero Arts Happy Stamp Set and Die
  • My Favorite Things Postage Stamp STAX die
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • Cuttlebug Divine Swirls Embossing Folder
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Co3,ic Markers: Y13, Y15, Y17, Y19; R14, R24, R27; BG15, BG18; V12, V15, V17; YG93, YG95, YG97; YG67; YG99; G43, G85; BG10

Ranunculus Happy Birthday

WPlus9 has such beautiful bouquet stamps and I hope they make more. This card was made with Beautiful Bouquet Ranunculus, stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto an outline for the stamp cut with my Silhouette Cameo.  (Instructions for creating a cutout image can be found on the September 29, 2016, post entitled “Happy Birthday Princess with Silhouette Cameo.”)  Copic Markers used were: Y13, Y15, Y17; V12, V15, V17; RV02, RV04; G85, G43, G24; G99, G94; YG93, YG95, YG97; G85, G94; BG10.

I dies cut a rectangle from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with the Memory Box Stitched Rectangles.  I placed the focal image on the rectangle to determine placement for the sentiment, which is from Sugar Pea Designs Celebrate All Things, stamped with Hero Hues Black.  I really like the look of dimension on my cards and so I generously added 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the back of the flower image and applied it to the white rectangle.

I took some purple cardstock from my stash to create a top foldling cardbase.  For added interest I ran the front of the card through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was added to the back of the panel and then adhered to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

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I always add details to the inside of my cards, but I don’t usually photograph them.  This time I liked the way the sentiment “celebrate” was carried over to the inside “you” from Simon Says Stamp You Matter stamp set and thought I would share.  I stamped the flower bouquet with Memento London Fog ink, and then stamped “you” with Altenew Deep Iris ink.  Next “Happy Birthday” was stamped with Hero Hues Black.

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I liked the look of the card, but felt it was too much purple and so I cut down the front of the card to be 5 1/4″ x 4″ and glued it to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Next I cut down the inside of the card to the same size and applied it with Tombo Stamp Runner adhesive to the inside of the card.  Making this change really let the focal image panel pop off the card and I liked it much better.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • WPlus9 Ranunculus Stamp Set
  • Sugar Pea Designs Celebrate All Things Sentiment Stamp
  • Simon Says Stamp You Matter Stamp
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • Memory Box Stitched Rectangles
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder
  • Memento Tuxedo Black and London Fog Ink
  • Altenew Deep Iris Ink (Inside)
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Copic Markers: Y13, Y15, Y17; V12, V15, V17; RV02, RV04; G85, G43, G24; G99, G94; YG93, YG95, YG97; G85, G94; BG10

PENNY BLACK BOUQUET SYMPATHY CARD

Recently the mother of a friend of ours passed away.  In her obituary it specifically noted that her favorite color was purple, so I wanted to create a sympathy card with purple flowers.  I pulled out the Penny Black Centerpiece stamp set, it’s one of my favorites, and stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on an outline I had cut previously with my Silhouette Cameo from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock.  I used Copic Markers to color the image, listed below are the colors used.

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From purple cardstock I had in my stash I cut a rectangle using Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts Prayers and was cut from the same purple cardstock three times and adhered together using Elmer’s Glue Adhesive Spray.  I then die cut a smaller rectangle from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  The focal image and prayers cutout were placed on the white rectangle to determine where to stamp the secondary greetings, also from Hero Arts Prayers.  They were stamped with Altenew Deep Iris Ink.

The two rectangles were adhered together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then adhered to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The focal image was adhered with 3M ½” Foam Tape and the sentiment cutout was adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  To add a little more interest the to the front of the card purple sequins were used from Pretty Pink Posh Enchanted Garden Mix and the card was done

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Penny Black Centerpiece
    • Silhouette Cameo Cutout
  • Hero Arts Prayers
  • Copic Markers:
    • Vase: YG67, YG63, G21
    • Leaves: G94, G24, G43
    • Flowers: V09, V17, V15; V12, V15, V17; BV02, BV01, BV00; V20, V22, V25; Y06, Y02, Y15
    • Background: BG10
  • Pretty Pink Posh Enchanted Garden Mix 8 and 4 mil.
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • SSS Bundle of Stitched Shapes

SUMMER BLOOMS HAPPY BIRTHDAY

There are no matching dies for the WPlus9 Summer Blooms stamp set, so I cut some outlines with my Silhouette Cameo to create this card.  I merged the flowers, stems, and leaves into one image prior to cutting.  I used the Altenew inks listed below to stamp the images on the cutouts.

00270I used the Sizzix Big Shot to die cut a rectangle from Winnie & Walter Audrey Essentials Pierced Scalloped Rectangles from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and glued the largest and smallest flowers directly to the panel with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The two medium flowers in the center I adhered using 3M ½” Foam Tape.
The sentiment is from Gina K. Designs Birthday Greetings and was stamped on 120# Gina K. Designs Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink.  Recollections Snow Embossing Powder was added and heat set with the Marvy Embossing Tool.  I used my paper cutter to trim the sentiment and then cut double fishtail ends.  The sentiment strip was adhered using 3M ½” Foam Tape to the scalloped rectangle.  Some Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was cut to be just smaller than the scalloped rectangle and, once applied, was adhered to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • WPlus9 Summer Blooms
  • Gina K. Designs Birthday Greetings
  • Altenew Inks: Mango Smoothie, Carmel Toffee; Ruby Red, Coral Berry; Deep Iris, Lavender Fields; Forest Glades
  • Winnie & Walter Audrey Essentials Pierced Scalloped Rectangle

HELLO BIRTHDAY GIRL

This card uses flowers and leaves from Simon Says Stamp Look for the Miracles stamp set.  Since there aren’t matching dies for this set I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut some outline images and then stamped them with Altenew Inks listed below.  I used the Sizzix Big Shot to die cut a rectangle from Winnie & Walter Audrey Essentials Pierced Scalloped Rectangles from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock.  I arranged the leaves and flowers the way I liked them and then used Tombo Mono Multi Glue for the leaves and small flower, gluing them directly to the rectangle.  The lighter pink flowers were adhered using 3M ½” Foam Tape, and the blue flower has a double thickness foam tape for added dimension.

00268The Hero Arts Hello sentiment was cut once from Gold Mirror Cardstock and three more times with leftover white cardstock.  To glue them together I used some Elmer’s Spray Adhesive.  Before adhering it to the panel I laid it out to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment “birthday girl” from Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Blossom Loves Balloons.  Since I had gone to so much work, I but the panel in my MISTI and stamped it with Hero Hues Black ink.  I glued the “hello” die with some Ranger Multi Medium Mat and then glued the panel directly to a side folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

I liked the card, but it needed a little something more, so I pulled out my new Nuvo Crystal Drops Pale Gold and added small dots to the center of the flowers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • SSS Look for the Miracles
  • Hero Arts Hello
  • Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Blossom Loves Balloons
  • Altenew Inks:
  • Winnie & Walter Audrey Essentials Pierced Scalloped Rectangle
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Pale Gold

SCRIBBLE FLOWERS HAPPY BIRTHDAY

I created a couple of cards with the same format using my Cameo Silhouette to cut outlines of My Favorite Things Scribble Flowers and stamped the flowers and leaves with Memento London Fog Ink.  I then used my Copic Markers to color them.  The colors used are listed below.  Next I ran some Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder and cut it down to be 2 ¾” x 5 ½.  I added some black Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock just wider than the dry embossed panel and glued them together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

00266For the sentiment I prepared some leftover Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with an anti-static pad and stamped the sentiment from My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments in VersaMark Ink.  I then sprinkled on some Recollection Snow Embossing Powder and heat set it with my Marvy Embossing Tool.  I then cut it to be just larger than the sentiment with a fishtail on the left side.

I laid out the flowers and leaves, glued one directly to the panel and added dimension with 3M ½” foam tape for the other two flowers.  White pearls from my stash were added to the center of the flowers.  I added foam tape to the back of the sentiment banner and placed it at the bottom of the panel.  I added some Darice White Adhesive Fun Foam to the back of the panel, cutting it to be slightly smaller so it wouldn’t show and adhered it to a cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”.  I added Clear Wink of Stella to the flowers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • MFT Circle Scribble Flowers
  • MFT Big Birthday Sentiments
  • Copic: RV11/RV13/RV15; G24/G94/G99
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder
  • Wink of Stella

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For the second card I colored the flowers with yellow and blue Copic Markers and embossed the white panel with the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder.  I added some blue cardstock from my stash and adhered it to the panel using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  I cut a small strip of the same blue cardstock for the sentiment, which is from Fiskars Birthday Bash.  All three flowers have 3M ½” Foam Tape on the back to create dimension.  I added Darice Adhesive Fun Foam to the back of the panel, but when I went to place it on the card, it needed something to tie in the yellow of the flowers.  I decided to add another panel of yellow, slightly wider than the blue, which I glued directly to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5”.  This pulled both of the colors of the flowers into the design and I like it better.  I added Clear Wink of Stella to the flowers for some shine, but it was still missing something, so I pulled some Recollections Enamel Dots from my stash and added blue dots to the center of the yellow flowers and yellow to the center of the blue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • MFT Circle Scribble Flowers
  • Fiskars Birthday Bash
  • Copic: Y11/Y13/Y15; B91/B93/B95; G24/G94/G99
  • Cutlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • Recollections Enamel Dots
  • Wink of Stella

SCRIBBLE FLOWERS SWEET BIRTHDAY WISHES

I used my Cameo Silhouette to cut some outlines of My Favorite Things Scribble Flowers and stamped the flowers and leaves with Memento London Fog Ink.  I then used my Copic Markers to color them.  The colors used are listed below.  Next I ran some Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock through the Big Shot with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and then dry embossed it with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder.

00265I prepared some Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with an anti-static pad and stamped the sentiment from My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments in VersaMark Ink then sprinkled on some Recollection Snow Embossing Powder and heat set it with my Marvy Embossing Tool.  I then cut it to be just larger than the sentiment and created a fishtail on the right side.

I laid out the flowers and leaves and added dimension with 3M ½” foam tape, using double tape for the smaller flower.  Some Doodlebug Designs Sprinkles Lily White were added to the center of the flowers.  Foam tape was added to the back of the sentiment banner and it tucked it underneath the flowers.

I planned to add some fun foam to the back and adhere it to a side folded cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, but decided to add a black background from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock.  This helped tie in the banner and made the dry embossed panel standout on the page.  I applied the panel to the cardbase using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • MFT Circle Scribble Flowers
  • MFT Big Birthday Sentiments
  • Doodlebug Designs Sprinkles Lily White
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Copic: V12/V15/V17; G24/G94/G99
  • Wink of Stella

DAISY FLOWERS HAPPY BIRTHDAY

The outline for the Stampendous Daisy Thank stamp set was cut with the Silhouette Cameo and then stamped with Memento Toffee Crunch for some Copic no line coloring.  Colors used are listed below.  A rectangle of Gina K. Design 120# White Cardstock was cut with Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles and then run through the Sizzix Big Shot with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder.

00259The Sentiment is from Hot Off the Press Birthday Greetings stamp.  It was stamped with VersaMark Ink to the front of a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”.  Stampendous Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder was sprinkled on the sentiment and heat set with the Marvy Embossing Tool.

The daisy image was adhered to the Basketweave rectangle with 3M ½” Foam Tape.  Some sparkle was added to the flowers with Clear Wink of Stella.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was added to the back of the rectangle and then adhered to front of the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Stampendous Daisy Thanks
  • Hot Off the Press Birthday Greetings
  • Stampendous Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder
  • ZING Chestnut Embossing Powder
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Memento Desert Sand Ink
  • Copic Markers: R22/R24/R27; RV11/RV13/RV14; Y13/Y15/Y17; E55/E57/E59/E77; G94/G99
  • Ranger Cinnamon Stickles
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Clear Wink of Stella