Fantasy Floral Hello

Since I had some leftover flower cardstock leftover from my previous card I decided to use it again for this one. However, this time I decided to use Ellen Hutson’s Oval Essential dies.

I first die cut a rectangle from the patterned paper using a guillotine cutter to 3 3/4″ x 5″. An Ellen Hutson Essential Oval die was used to cut an oval from gold mirror cardstock, which was adhered to the center of the patterned paper and then both were adhered to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardbase.

For this card I decided to cut another oval from base weight ivory cardstock and added it to the center of the gold frame. This gave a neutral base for adding the sentiment.

I pulled out the Altenew Fantasy Floral dies to create a focal image on the front of the card. Scraps of paper were used to cut the layers of the flower and then Copic Markers added some shading. The flower and leaves were added to the lower left of the oval.

The sentiment was cut from gold mirror cardstock. The secondary sentiment was stamped and then the “hello” die cut was adhered using liquid glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Fantasy Floral 3D
  • My Favorite Things Happy Hellos
  • LDRS Creative If Friends Were Flowers
  • Ellen Hutson Essential Ovals and Rectangles
  • Graphic 45 Hello Sunshine Bloom Collection Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Layering Weight and Base Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Scraps of Deep Red and Pink Cardstocks
  • Copic Markers: YG97, RV23, RV21, R20; RV99, R37, R35
  • Distress Oxide Forest Moss Ink
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Patterned Floral Paper Hello

I recently saw a video on Ellen Hutson new essential die and new that they could be used to add beautiful visual interest to cards. They die cut a rectangle, but they also cut a thin frame. I purchased all the different shapes (oval, rectangle, square, and rectangle).

For this card I pulled out some beautiful flower cardstock I had on hand and used two different size rectangles to die cut the paper. Then to add visual interest I cut them again from some burgundy cardstock I had on hand. The largest thin frame was adhered to the front of a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock using liquid glue. Next the largest flower rectangle was added to the cardbase with dotliner adhesive and the smaller burgundy frame was added to the cardbase.

Darice sticky back foam was added to the back of the smallest rectangle. When I went to adhere it to the cardbase you could see the ivory cardbase showing through, so I took a Copic Marker and colored the cardbase next to the inner thin frame and also the the edges of the foam, which resolved the issue. The smaller rectangle was adhered to the cardbase with liquid glue.

The sentiment was cut from the burgundy cardstock, but it got lost on the busy flower pattern so it was cut again from a scrap of light pink cardstock. The two were adhered together offset a little so you could see the pink behind the burgundy and it was adhered to the card front with liquid glue.

Using pretty patterned paper makes for a beautiful, easy card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Painted Hello
  • Ellen Hutson Essential Rectangle
  • Graphic 45 Hello Sunshine Bloom Collection Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • Deep Red Cardstock from Stash
  • Pink Cardstock from Scraps
  • Copic Markers: RV99, R37, R35
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Sakura Happy Birthday to You

I love the way this stamp set from Ellen Hutson covers the front of a card. I stamped it on Bristol Smooth Cardstock and colored it with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, cut it out with the matching die, and mounted it with foam tape on a pretty background rectangle.

Products Used:

  • Ellen Hutson Mondo Sakura
  • Poppy Stamps Birthday Blowout
  • Memento London Fog Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Hero Arts Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Makers: 021 Light Carmine, 028 Pale Pink, 048 Emerald Green, 042 Turquoise Green
  • Gina Marie Designs Petite Looped Lace Rectangle
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

Handpicked Bouquet Thank You

Recently a mother and daughter in our church sang in Sacrament Meeting. They did a beautiful job and really brought the spirit into our meeting. I wanted to say thank you for sharing their talents with us and created this card.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Handpicked Bouquet
  • Ellen Hutson Mondo Sakura
  • Stampin’ Up Tufted 3-D Embossing Folder
  • Altenew Inks: Pink Diamond, Pinkalicioius, Rubellite, Limeade, Lime
  • Copic Markers: RV55, RV52; YG01, YG03
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Pink Cardstock from Scraps
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock

Mondo Peony Have a Beautiful Birthday

This is the largest flower from the stamp set and it takes up the whole page. This time I added a background of Penny Black’s new Swirly Stitched Rectangles.

Products Used:

  • Ellen Hutson Mondo Peony
  • Hero Arts Birthday Message
  • Arteza Real Brush Pens: 125 Orchid Purple, 156 Sunset Yellow, 150 Pea Green, 146 Olive Green
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Strathmore  Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Penny Black Swirly Stitched Rectangles

Mondo Peony Happy Birthday

I stamped all three flowers from the Ellen Hutson Mondo Peony and was able to get two cards from them. These are large beautiful flowers that make a statement on a card. I like using white on white for backgrounds. I think it adds a lot of visual interest.

Products Used:

  • Ellen Hutson Mondo Peony
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Arteza Real Brush Pens: 125 Orchid Purple, 156 Sunset Yellow, 150 Pea Green, 146 Olive Green
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Strathmore  Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Scalloped Frame from Hong Kong

Analogous Colors Beautiful Birthday Bouquet

This is the last card I made using the principle taught in the Online Card Class Introduction to Color Theory.  This card uses the analogous colors discussed in Day 2, which means that you take 3 to 4 colors side-by-side on the wheel to create your color scheme.

I love the beautiful fall feel to this color combination.  I stamped Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers onto some Strathmore #140 Cold Press Watercolor Paper with VersaMark Ink and heat set it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I always love the look of gold embossing powder, but I think it particularly enhances the colors of this card.

This card uses orange, yellow/orange, yellow, and yellow/green from the color wheel.  The background was a light wash of yellow and was applied before stamping the image.  I varied the intensity or hues of the color to give variation to the flowers.  Once the watercolor was completed I splattered gold metallic paints from the FineTec M600 watercolor set.

The sentiment is from Ellen Hutson’s Mondo Sakura, with the smaller secondary sentiments from Winnie & Walter’s Sentiment Birthday.  Both were stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with the gold embossing powder.

The image was die cut using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the panel and then adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Fresh Asparagus Cardstock.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers
  • Ellen Hutson Mondo Sakura
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Strathmore #140 Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Fresh Asparagus Cardstock
  • Daniel Smith Watercolors: Cerulean Blue, Chromium; Hansa Yellow Light; Quinacridone Rose
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • FineTec M600 Metallic Gold Watercolors