My Favorite Things Steeped in Love: Hope You Feel Better Soon

I have an elderly friend who has really had a rough year.  I wanted to send her a card to let her know I was thinking of her and hoping that she would feel better soon.  I recently purchased My Favorite Things Steep In Love and thought it would make a perfect card.


I stamped the little girl image on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  I modified the image a little by adding bangs and socks, and enlarging the eyes with a Sakura Pigma Micron 01 Archival Ink Pen.  I colored the image using Copic Markers, colors used are listed below.  Once the coloring was done I cutout the image with the matching die and the Sizzix Big Shot.

A rectangle was cut from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock using the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  The focal image was placed on the rectangle to determine placement of the sentiment, which is from the Steeped in Love stamp set.  The sentiment was stamped with Altenew Persian Blue Ink.  Copic C1 and C2 were used to ground the image so that she didn’t appear to be floating on air.  The focal image was adhered to the rectangle using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

For added color another rectangle was cut using Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitches Shapes out of My Minds Eye Feeling Groovy Cardstock.  An A2 Top Folding Cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the blue rectangle was adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Next the white rectangle with the focal image was adhered using the same glue and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • My Favorite Things Steeped in Love
  • Copic: B91, B93, B95 dress; C00, C1 apron and socks; C1, C2 ground; E55, E57, E49 hair; E00, E01, E11, R20 skin; B95, B97, B99 shoes; BV01, BV02, BV04 teapot; Y06, Y08, YR23 flower; Rv11, RV13, RV14 cup and heart; G40, G43, G41 flower stem and vase; E23, E25, E29 tray
  • Pigma Micron 01 Archival Ink Pen
  • Altenew Persian Blue Ink
  • My Minds Eye Feeling Groovy Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundles of Stitched Shapes Rectangle

A Farm Life Get Well

My Uncle Melvin is ninety years old and recently had surgery.  He was a successful dry farmer in his younger years and I thought the barn and silo scene from Gina K. Designs Farm Life would make a nice get well card.

I stamped the image on 80# Gina K. Designs Ivory Cardstock with Memento Rich Cocoa and colored it with Copic Markers, colors used are listed below.  I stamped a sentiment from Gina K. Designs Assorted Greetings on the bottom of the image with the same Memento ink.

I die cut the image with Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles and then cut a smaller piece of Darice Adhesive Fun Foam and applied it to the back.

A horizontal A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock.  I decided I wanted a little more color to the background of the image and so I found in my stash of cardstock some BoBunny Doubledot Design Chiffon Stripe and die cut it with Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle.  The paper warped a little when I ran it through the Big Shot so it was adhered to the cardbase with 1″ Score Tape. The focal image was adhered to the center of the card front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.  Pretty simple and easy.

Products Used:

  • Gina K. Designs Farm Life and Various Verses
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • BoBunny Doubledot Design Chiffon Stripe
  • Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Copic Markers: R32, R56, R59; C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7; G24, G94, G99; YG91, YG93, YG95, YG99; B000, 0
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • 1” Scor Tape

Bright and Colorful Background Stamping

I’ve done this card before but wanted to see how it would blend with pinks and blues.  I love the combination.

00173I stamped Hero Arts Flower Wallpaper Background Stamp on Canson 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper with VersaMark Ink.  I covered the stamped image with Recollections Snow Embossing Powder and heat set it with the Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.

Using Tsukineko Sponge Daubers I applied the following Distress Inks: Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Picked Raspberrry, Spun Sugar, Mowed Lawn, and Shaded Lilac

Once the Distress ink was applied I generously misted it with water to let the colors blend and set it aside to dry.  Afterwards I ran it through the Big Shot with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundled of Stitched Shapes.

The stamped the sentiment from C. C. Designs Amy R. Elegant Greetings Stamp on a strip of WorldWin Papers Vellum in VersaMark Ink, prepping the vellum with an Embossing Buddy to ensure a crisp clean image.  I then heat embossed it with Ranger Silver Embossing Powder with my Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.

I wrapped the vellum around the background image a little to the right so that I could add some rhinestone daisies that I’ve had in my stash forever, so I don’t know the manufacturer.  To keep it in place I simply used Scotch Tape on the back of the panel.

I cut a piece of white craft foam 1/4″ smaller than the panel and adhered it to the back with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  I then used the same glue to adhere the panel to a top folding Gina K. Designs 120# White Card Base cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″ and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Canson 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • WorldWin Papers Vellum
  • Recollections Snow Embossing Powder
  • Ranger Silver Embossing Powder
  • Distress Inks: Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, Mowed Lawn, and Shaded Lilac
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Scotch Tape
  • Darice Foam Sheets
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Marvy Heat Embossing Tool
  • Blue Daisy Rhinestones

 

Hang in There

My niece Alannah had some pretty significant surgery yesterday and I wanted to send her a card to make her smile and encourage her to hang in there during her long convalescence. I thought the cute images from Clearly Besotted’s Cheeky Monkey would be perfect.

00138aI stamped the monkey images and 3 branches with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Gina K. Designs 80# White cardstock. Since I planned to color them with Copic Markers, cut them with their matching dies, and attached them to the card, bleed through wouldn’t be a problem as it would be with a one-layer card. The markers used were:

  • Sky: BG0000, BG10
  • Leaves & Vine: G28, G99, G94, G24
  • Branches: E29, E39, E35
  • Monkey Body: E57, E23, E33
  • Monkey Belly and Face: E55, E43, E42
  • Cheeks and Tongue: R20, R22

I cut a panel of the same white cardstock using the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  At first I used Lawn Fawn’s Jessie’s ABCs to stamp a “Hang in There” sentiment at the bottom of the page, but I didn’t like how it looked.  The card seems to be top heavy and it got lost amidst the monkeys. So, I cut a strip of leftover brown cardstock, stamped the sentiment “hang in there” from Poppy Stamps Into the Words three times with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with Recollections Snow Detail Embossing Powder.  I glued the strip over the first attempt and liked that much better.

I have been collecting patterned and colored paper for years, long ago when I was doing scrapbooking.  My husband says that I have my own store, and that is probably true.  I have no idea which company a lot of them came from, and they probably wouldn’t be available today. I selected a pretty lime green cardstock for the card base, cutting it to 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored it with my Scor-Buddy at 5 1/2″.  I then found a loose leafy patterned paper and cut it using the largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles and adhered it directly to the card base with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue.  I used 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape on the back of the cute monkey images and the branch two of them were sitting on for dimension and placed them on the white panel.  I used the leaves from the other two branches to balance the images, gluing them directly to the paper.  I mounted the white image panel to the card base using a generous amount of foam tape and thought I was done, but it looked too stark white.  So I added BG0000 and BG10 to the background for a blue sky and was satisfied.

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