Heard You’re Feeling Under the Weather

This is another image by Bird’s Cards that has the sentiment around the focal image. I also copied the image and erased everything around the umbrella so it could be cut alone and popped up with foam tape for visual dimension. I printed the image with a laser printer. I colored the umbrella with blue Copic Markers and used a Hero Arts Infinity Circle Die to cut out the circle and then added foam tape behind the umbrella and added it in the appropriate place.

I wanted a background that would really let the focal image and sentiment pop on the page and eventually setting on this pretty background die from Gina Marie Designs from some navy blue cardstock I had in scraps. I adhered the panel to a top folding A2 cardbase with Elmer’s Craft Bond Adhesive and adhered the focal image to the center of the background with liquid glue.

The final embellishments was to add Ranger Crystal Stickles to the raindrops and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Bird’s Cards Under the Weather Digi
  • Copic Markers: B39, B37, B34, B32; B00, B000, B000; C3, C1
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Scraps
  • Signo Uniball White Gel Pen
  • Ranger Crystal Stickles
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina Marie Designs Mandala Lace Background
  • Ellen Hutson Essential Circle Die
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Silhouette Cameo

I made a second card and colored the umbrella in a rainbow of green, yellow, and orange. This time I used Avery Elle’s Horizontal Stripes as the background the to sentiment focal image.

Get Well Wishes

This is another cute image from Lili of the Valley. I created this card by pulling the image into my Silhouette Cameo and printing and cutting it with registration marks.

I colored the image with Copic Markers and then added foam tape behind. I used a white gel pen to add details to the blanket. I went through my scraps of blue cardstock until I found one that blended well with the color of the blanket and die cut with a stitched rectangle and adhered it to a side folding cardbase with dotliner adhesive.

I determined where to stamp sentiment by laying the focal image on the blue rectangle. I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. The focal image was added and adhered with liquid glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lili of the Valley Get Well Bunny
  • Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flower
  • Copic Markers: Y04, Y02, Y00; YG17, YG05, YG03, YG01; R22, R35, Y08, Y06, Y04; YR16, YR14, YR12; C5, C3, C2, C00; B23, B21, B12; R02, R01
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Uniball Signo White Gel Pen
  • Silhouette Cameo

Under the Weather

It’s hard to find good get well images, so when I saw this cute image from Lily of the Valley I immediately purchased it. I created several cards with it, coloring the owl and umbrella a little differently.

I pulled the image into a Word Document and added a sentiment below using Cattieshine Font and then printed it onto 80# white cardstock using my laser printer so the lines of the image wouldn’t bleed when colored with Copic Markers.

Once the image was colored I die cut it with a stitched rectangle and then added sticky back foam to the back for dimension. On this card I embossed the front of an A2 top fold cardbase with the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder and adhered the focal image rectangle to the front with liquid glue.

The final embellishment was to add Ranger Crystal Stickles to the raindrops and the card was done.

Below are a couple more cards created with this image.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lily of the Valley Under the Weather Digi
  • Sentiment in Word with Cattieshine Font
  • Copic Markers: YR24, YR23; Y06, Y04, Y02; YG17, YG05, YG03, G43; C7, C6, C4, C3, C2, C1; E57, E55, E53; B01, B00, B000, B0000, B24, B21; RV23, RV02, RV000
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Crystal Stickles
  • Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass

Hang in There!

This is the same as the previous card, but this time I used a sentiment I created and cut in the Silhouette software.

I scanned and pulled into my Silhouette to print and cut. I think this sloth with his arm in a bandage is so cute. The sentiment was created using the Andy font and printed and cut at the same time as the sloth.

I kept it real clean and simple. After the image was colored with Copic Markers foam tape was added to the back for dimension. A rectangle of woodgrain cardstock was cut with a stitched die and adhered to a side folding cardbase with dotliner adhesive. Foam tape was added behind the sloth and sentiment and they were adhered to the card front and the card was done.

I created two card, one with an embossed background and the other plain.

  • Stampin’ Up Back on Your Feet
  • Sentiment in Word with Andy Font
  • Copic Markers: E49, E47, E44, E43; E42, E41; YG17, YG05, YG03; E59, E57, E55, E553, E51; E55, E59, E17, E13, E11
  • K & Company Wood Flat Patterned Paper
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight and Layering Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • Distress Oxide Gathered Twigs Ink
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Get Better Soon

This is another image from Stampin’ Up Back on Your Feet that I scanned and pulled into my Silhouette to print and cut. I think this sloth with his arm in a bandage is so cute. The sentiment was also print and cut at the same time.

I kept it real clean and simple. After the image was colored with Copic Markers foam tape was added to the back for dimension. A rectangle of woodgrain cardstock was cut with a stitched die and adhered to a side folding cardbase with dotliner adhesive. Foam tape was added behind the sloth and sentiment and they were adhered to the card front and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Stampin’ Up Back on Your Feet Sloth
  • Copic Markers: E49, E79, E77, E74, E47; E59, E57, E55, E53, E51, E17, E15, E13; E43, E42, E40;UG17, YG03, YG01
  • K & Company Wood Flat Patterned Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Silhouette Cameo

Hope Your Back on Your Feet Soon Denise

My wonderful friend Denise recently had surgery and I wanted to create a get well card for her. When I saw this cut image of a turtle cuddled up in a blanket I knew it was perfect for her. She not only loves to create cards, but she is a quilter as well.

I printed the image with registration marks in the Silhouette Cameo with my laser printer, which doesn’t bleed when coloring with Copic Markers and allows you to cut around the image to add dimension. I also printed the sentiment and cut around it with the Silhouette.

I cut a rectangle with a stitched die and then embossed it using the Darice Argyle Embossing Folder, which reminds me of a quilt. I was matted with a thin border of blue that was colored with the same Copic Markers as that used on the focal image. The sentiment was also matted with blue. The turtle and sentiment were adhered the the embossed rectangle with foam tape and then it was all adhered to a side folding cardbase.

For a final embellishment Rainbow Confetti was scattered around the image and sentiment and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • KLM Designs Sick Turtle
  • Copic Markers: YG99, YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91, G43; YG67, YG17, YG03; Y17, Y15, Y13; B24, B23, B21
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Studio Katia Rainbow Confetti
  • Darice Argyle Embossing Folder
  • Silhouette Cameo

This is Knot Good

When I saw this cute stamp set from Stampin’ Up I had to get it. It makes such great get well cards and the sentiments are perfect. For this card I used the giraffe with his neck in a knot. I stamped it and scanned it so I had it electronically. That way I could size it to fit the card design and I could also cut around the image. I printed it with registration marks and then cut and colored. I added a grassy hill and then some tall grass as well. Everything was colored with Copic Markers.

I had some wood grain cardstock leftover on my desk and cut a rectangle with a stitched die and added it to a top folding A2 ivory cardbase. The hill was adhered with liquid glue and the grass sprigs were adhered with foam tape. Foam tape was also added behind the giraffe for dimension.

The sentiment make me smile. I recreated it in the Silhouette with Andy Font. It was adhered to a rectangle of dark brown cardstock mat.

A quick and easy card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Stampin’ Up Back on Your Feet Giraffe
  • Sentiment in Word with Andy Font
  • Copic Markers: YG17, YG05, YG03, YG01; Y26, Y23, Y21; E17, E15, E13; B000
  • K & Company Wood Flat Patterned Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • My Favorite Things Tall Grasses
  • Taylored Expressions Wispy Grass
  • Silhouette Cameo

I created two additional cards with the image and just changed the background for the giraffe on each.

Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
Lawn Fawn Simple Stitched Hillside Border

Back On Your Feet

I was in need of some get well cards and decided to use this digi stamp from Bird’s Card called Back On Your Feet. It comes with the sentiment surrounding the cute turtle image. I pulled the image into my Silhouette Cameo and added registration marks so I could cut around the image after I printed it with my laser printer, which allows you to color an image with Copic Markers and not have the ink bleed. I also traced around the turtle only and cut it as well. Once everything was colored I popped up the turtle using foam tape.

I went through my paper I had on hand and pulled out this create wood patterned paper from K & Company. Since the image was a circle I wanted to add some visual interest on the bottom of the card and scored a few lines in the wood paper before adhering it to a top folding A2 cardbase. A quick and easy card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Bird’s Cards Back On Your Feet Turtle
  • Copic Markers: B01, B00, B000, B0000; YG99, YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91; YG67, YG17, YG03; Y28, Y26, Y23, Y21
  • K & Company Wood Flat Patterned Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Silhouette Cameo

I created the card again, but this time I added a woodgrain texture with a background die and cut it down with a stitched rectangle. I ink blended over the wood background to pull grain in the die cut. A thin mat of dark brown cardstock was added to the back of the woodgrain rectangle. Hemp cording was wrapped around the bottom of the rectangle and everything was adhered to a top folding ivory cardbase.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Bird’s Cards Back On Your Feet Digi
  • Copic Markers: G28, G24, G21; G46, G43, G40; YG17, YG05, YG03; B01, B00, B000; Y26, Y23, Y21
  • Gina K. Designs Kraft Ink
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs Layering Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • Brown Cardstock from Scraps
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Hero Arts Woodgrain Fancy Background Die
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Hemp Cord from Stash

Sniffles & Snuggles Get Well Soon

In the midst of all the cards I have been creating for the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp I made this get well card for a virtual friend of mine on Splitcoast Stampers. Jen and I have never met, but she is a wonderfully supportive friend to my cards. When I found out she had been sick I wanted to create a card for her, so I asked for her address.

Jen creates those cutest cards with great patterned paper and a wonderful focal image. I tried to recreate something that would appeal to her creative style, so I pulled out this cute image from SugarPea Designs.

I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink so I could color it with Copic Markers and the lines would not bleed. When Jen creates her card she colors her images to coordinate with the patterned paper she is using. Since we can’t go shopping for paper right now, I found some paper in my stash I thought would work and colored this sweet little girl surrounded by her stuffies in the colors of the cardstock. However, when I went to put the finished image on that cardstock it didn’t look good at all. I am no Jen in creating this type of card. So, I pulled out a double sided subtle pink patterned paper and used that instead. I added a thin border of plain pink cardstock to the back of the focal image, which was cut down with a stitched rectangle. I then adhered her to a scalloped white rectangle, added some foam behind for dimension and added it to the pink patterned paper card front. Not as good as Jen’s but still cute.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • SugarPea Designs Sniffles & Snuggles
  • Copic Markers: R39, R37, R35; YG67, YG17, YG03; B02, B01, B00, B000, B0000; Y08, Y04; Y26, Y23, Y21; E79, E29, E57, E55; E35, E33, E31; C8, C6, C6, C3, C1, C0; N3, N1; E11, E01, E00, R20
  • Bo-Bunny’s Back to Backs Double Dot Pink Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • 3/8” White Organza Ribbon
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Innocent Pink Ink
  • Signo Uniball White Gel Pen
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Spring Card Camp Day 4 – Wishing You a Sweet Day

Julie Ebersole was the guest designer/instructor for day four of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp. Julie’s technique was to stamp a small focal image, with a coordinating die onto the front of a cardbase using a stamping tool like the MISTI. Then using the coordinating die you cut out the image, leaving an opening to the center of the card and stamp the image again in the die cut opening.

You would then open the card and add other images to the center of the card to enhance the card design. She used potted succulents. The center pot was seen through the die cut opening, but the rest would only been seen when opening the card.

Now you can create a second card using the die cut image that was cut from the first card and adhered it to the front of another card with foam tape. The inside would be stamped and colored the same as the previous card.

I went through my stash of stamps to find some images that I could use for a similar card. I decided to make a get well card using Clearly Besotted’s Under the Weather stamp and die. The images were colored with Copic Markers.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Clearly Besotted Under the Weather
  • Copic Markers: E59, E57, E55, E53; YR26, YR23, YR21; E29, E27, E25; E43, E42, E41; R22; B95, B93, B91; B02, B01, B00, B000; R37, E35, R32; Y17, Y15, Y13; YG67, YG17, YG03; C2
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
Both card fronts