Butterfly Birthday Wishes

I really love this Butterflies stencil from Simon Says Stamp.  It was a very simple card to create and I love the way it turned out.

I die cut a rectangle with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle Die.  I placed the stencil and taped it to the back of the rectangle.  I used finger daubers to add different colored Distress Oxide Ink in Broken China, Twisted Citron, and Squeezed Lemonade. The sentiment from Gina K. Designs Various Verses was stamped with Broken China Oxide Ink.

I decided to mat the rectangle with some blue cardstock I had in my scraps and adhered the two together with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back and then it was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

As a final embellishment different colored pearls were scattered on the cardstock following the line the of the butterflies.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Butterflies 6 x 6 Stencil
  • Gina K. Designs Various Verses
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Teal Cardstock from Stash
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Broken China, Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX

 

 

Anemone Happy Birthday

Even though I love the font of the Mama Elephant Birthday Wishes stamp I rarely use it because it is so large.  But it worked perfectly with this card design.

I stamped the flowers and leaves with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock, since I planned to color them with Copic Markers. The sprig was stamped with Altenew Forest Glad so the stems would be green. The Copic Markers colors used were: B95, B93, B91; G99, G94, G24; YG67, YG17, YG03, YG97, YG95, YG93. I used Carnation Pink Nuvo Crystal Drops for the berries on the green sprigs. For the stamen in the center of the flowers I used a white Uniball Gel Pen.

I die cut a rectangle of the same white cardstock using the largest Winnie and Walter Audrey Essentials Rectangle Die. Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller and adhered to the back of the rectangle.

After the berries were dry I arranged the flowers, leaves, and sprigs the way I liked them and used Press ‘n Seal to keep them together. This allows you to move them around on the card to see where to place the sentiment. I stamped the sentiment  using Hero Hues India Ink Black. Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive was used to glue down the leaves and sprigs, holding it in place for a few moments to allow it to set. I carefully removed the flowers and added 3M 1/2″ foam tape to the back, removed the backing, and carefully turned of the Press ‘n Seal to adhere them where I desired.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Anemone Wishes
  • Mama Elephant Birthday Wishes
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Altenew Forest Glade Ink
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Carnation Pink
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Winnie and Walter Audrey Essentials
  • ScorBuddy
  • Teflon Bone Folder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Copic Markers: B95, B93, B91; G99, G94, G24; YG67, YG17, YG03, YG97, YG95, YG93

Anemone Heartfelt Sympathy

When I initially saw Gina K. Designs Anemone stamp set I was not impressed and so I did not purchase it.  Then I saw a card that someone created using it and I was blown away with how beautiful the flowers were with their dark centers.

Unfortunately I’ve had a reason to use several sympathy cards recently and needed to create a few more to have on hand.  I love the way this card turned out.  Clean and simple in style, and oh so elegant.

I stamped the flowers and leaves with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock, since I planned to color them with Copic Markers.  The sprig was stamped with Altenew Forest Glad so the stems would be green.  The Copic Markers colors used were: YR15, YR14, YR00; G99, G94, G24; YG67, YG17, YG03, YG97, YG95, YG93.  I used Navy Nuvo Crystal Drops for the berries on the green sprigs.  For the stamen in the center of the flowers I used a white Uniball Gel Pen.

I die cut a rectangle of the same white cardstock using a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller and adhered to the back of the rectangle.

After the berries were dry I arranged the flowers, leaves, and sprigs the way I liked them and used Press ‘n Seal to keep them together.  This allows you to move them around on the card to see where to place the sentiment.  I stamped the sentiment from the Avery Elle With Sympathy stamp set using Hero Hues India Ink Black.  Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive was used to glue down the leaves and sprigs, holding it in place for a few moments to allow it to set.  I carefully removed the flowers and added 3M 1/2″ foam tape to the back, removed the backing, and carefully turned of the  Press ‘n Seal to adhere them where I desired.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Anemone Wishes
  • Avery Elle With Sympathy
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Altenew Forest Glade Ink
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Navy Blue
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • ScorBuddy
  • Teflon Bone Folder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Copic Markers: YR15, YR14, YR00; G99, G94, G24; YG67, YG17, YG03, YG97, YG95, YG93

 

Happy Birthday KaraLee

KaraLee is a delightful young woman at church who recently turned 16, which is such an exciting age.  Her favorite color is turquoise.  She has beautiful long, blond hair and big blue eyes.  I used the Make It Crafty Jacinta Sitting and Thinking Digi Stamp for her birthday card this year.

I printed the image with my laser jet printer onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.  This allows for coloring with Copic Markers without the lines bleeding.  Markers used were: BG18, BG16, BG13, BG11; G24, G94; E35, E53, E50; E11, E01, E000, R20, R21; C0, C1, C2, C4, C6; B12, B000.

Once the coloring was complete I used the PIXScan Mat to cut around the image with the Silhouette Cameo.  I traced around the cutout image on some Darice Sticky Foam, cut it with scissors and adhered it to the back of the focal image.  A rectangle of the same white cardstock was die cut using a Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle Die.  The focal image was then adhered to the front using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

A rectangle of green patterned paper was die cut using an A2 My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Die and the Scalloped Rectangle was adhered to the center using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

The sentiment is from Gina K. Designs Birthday Greetings and was stamped on a strip of vellum with Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers Ink and then heat embossed with Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder.  The vellum sentiment was then wrapped around the green rectangle and adhered to the back with plain old scotch tape.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image panel was adhered to the front with the same dotliner adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Make It Crafty Jacinta Sitting and Thinking Digi Stamp
  • Gina K. Designs Birthday Greetings
  • Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers Ink
  • Copic Markers: BG18, BG16, BG13, BG11; G24, G94; E35, E53, E50; E11, E01, E000, R20, R21; C0, C1, C2, C4, C6; B12, B000
  • Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder
  • Paper Accents Vellum
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Recollections Bright & Basic Cardstock
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

 

Watercolor Mother’s Day Card 5

The last Mother’s Day Card example for the 12-13 year-old girls in my church uses the Clearly Besotted On Your Day stamp set.

It was colored using ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers 036 Light Blue, 026 Light Pink, 044 Deep Green, 046 Mid Green. I added some color at the base of a petal and then pull the color throughout using a watercolor brush and water. Once the watercoloring was dry I ran it through the Big Shot with the Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Rectangle Die. Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back for added dimension.

The sentiment is a combination of stamping and die cutting. The stamped sentiment from Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves was stamped on a scrap of pink cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder using Marvy Embossing Tool. It was cut into a then strip and 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape. One of the Mom words from SugarPea Designs Mom Words Die Set was cut from Tonic Gold Pearl Mirror Satin Cardstock and adhered to the lower left of the card and the sentiment strip was adhered above.

A side folding cardbase was made from pink cardstock in my stash. The focal image was adhered to the front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins were add for visual interest and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Clearly Besotted On Your Day
  • Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves
  • SugarPea Designs Mom Words Die
  • ZIG Clean Brush Markers: 036 Light Blue, 070 Orange, 044 Deep Green, 046 Mid Green
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins
  • Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Rectangle Die
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Gina K. Designs Onyx Black Base Weight Cardstock
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Watercolor Mother’s Day Card 4

I was asked to help the 12 and 13 year-old girls in my church make cards for the mothers. I decided to use a watercolor medium. I printed this image from Sparkle ‘n Sprinkle called Beautiful Magnolia on Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper I created several card as example so they could make a selection on what they wanted to use for their mothers. This is the fourth example card.

This is another beautiful flower stamp from Clearly Besotted called Make a Wish, and I really like the purple color used. ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers 080 Violet, 044 Deep Green, 046 Mid Green, 050 Yellow, 036 Light Blue were used. I added some color at the base of a petal and then pull the color throughout using a watercolor brush and water. Once the watercoloring was dry I ran it through the Big Shot with the Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Rectangle Die. Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back for added dimension.

The sentiment is a combination of stamping and die cutting. The stamped sentiment from Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves was stamped on Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder using Marvy Embossing Tool. It was cut into a then strip and 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape. One of the Mom words from SugarPea Designs Mom Words Die Set was cut from Tonic Gold Pearl Mirror Satin Cardstock and adhered to the lower right of the card and the sentiment was adhered above.

A side folding cardbase was made from purple cardstock in my stash. The focal image was adhered to the front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive. Doodlebug Designs Lilac and Pretty Pink Posh Sugar Plum Mix Sequins were added to the front and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Clearly Besotted Make a Wish
  • Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves
  • SugarPea Designs Mom Words Die
  • Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Rectangle Die
  • ZIG Clean Brush Markers: 080 Violet, 044 Deep Green, 046 Mid Green, 050 Yellow, 036 Light Blue
  • Doodlebug Designs Lilac and Pretty Pink Posh Sugar Plum Mix Sequins
  • Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Rectangle Die
  • Gina K. Designs Onyx Black Base Weight Cardstock
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Watercolored Mother’s Day Card 3

I was asked to help the 12 and 13 year-old girls in my church make cards for the mothers.  I decided to use a watercolor medium.  I stamped the images on Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and then embossed it with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  This creates wells where they could only watercolor a small portion of the image at a time and it wouldn’t run into another section of the flower or leaves.  I created several card as example so they could make a selection on what they wanted to use for their mothers.  There are two cards using this stamp from Simon Says Stamp called Bouquet of Thanks, how appropriate for Mother’s Day.  These are the third example cards.

CARD 1:  I added some color at the base of a petal with a ZIG Clean Real Brush Markers 024 Wine, 044 Deep Green, 036 Light Blue and then pulled the color throughout using a watercolor brush and water. Once the watercoloring was dry I ran it through the Big Shot with the Pretty Pink Posh Winnie & Walter Audrey Essentials Rectangle Die.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back for added dimension.

The sentiment is a combination of stamping and die cutting. The stamped sentiment from Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves was stamped on a scrap of pink cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder using Marvy Embossing Tool. It was cut into a then strip and 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape. The Mom word was cut from mirror cardstock using the Lawn Fawn Cole’s ABC Die and adhered to the lower left of the card and the sentiment was adhered above.

A side folding cardbase was made from pink cardstock in my stash. The focal image was adhered to the front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  Raspberry Sequins were added to the font with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

CARD 2:  This card was essentially the same with a little different because Distress Inks  Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn, Broken China were used for watercoloring and the Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Rectangle Die was used to cut the image.  Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets were added for visual interest and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED CARD 1:

  • Simon Says Stamp Bouquet of Thanks
  • Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves
  • SugarPea Designs Mom Words Die
  • ZIG Clean Brush Markers: 024 Wine, 044 Deep Green, 036 Light Blue
  • Pretty Pink Posh Watermelon and Sweetheart Mix Sequins
  • Gina K. Designs Onyx Black Base Weight Cardstock
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Winnie & Walter Audrey Essentials Die

PRODUCTS USED CARD 2:

  • Simon Says Stamp Bouquet of Thanks
  • Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves
  • Lawn Fawn Cole’s ABC Dies
  • Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn, Broken China
  • Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets
  • Gina K. Designs Onyx Black Base Weight Cardstock
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Cardstock
  • Pink Cardstock from Stash
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

 

Watercolored Mother’s Day Card 2

I was asked to help the 12 and 13 year-old girls in my church make cards for the mothers.  I decided to use a watercolor medium.  I printed this image from Sparkle ‘n Sprinkle called Beautiful Magnolia on Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper  I created several card as example so they could make a selection on what they wanted to use for their mothers.  This is the second example card.

Since this was not an embossed image it was necessary to talk with the girls about the importance of not working on petals of the flower right next to one another.  It was colored with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers026 Light Pink, 045 Pale Green, 048 Emerald Green.  The color on the flowers was added to the base of a petal and then spread through with a watercolor brush.  For the leaves the darker color was added to the veins and base and then the lighter color was used to meet that color and spread it throughout the leaf.  Once the image was colored and dry it was run through the Big Shot with a Gina Marie Designs Loopy Rectangle Die, which add a beautiful border to the image.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back for dimension when adhering to the front of a side folding A2 cardbase made from some pink cardstock I had in my stash.

The sentiment is a combination of stamping and die cutting. The stamped sentiment from Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves was stamped on Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder using Marvy Embossing Tool. It was cut into a then strip and 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape. One of the Mom words from SugarPea Designs Mom Words Die Set was cut from Tonic Gold Pearl Mirror Satin Cardstock and adhered to the lower right of the card and the sentiment was adhered above.

Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins were scattered on the front, adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Sparkle ‘n Sprinkle Beautiful Magnolia
  • Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves
  • SugarPea Designs Mom Words Die
  • ZIG Clean Brush Markers: 026 Light Pink, 045 Pale Green, 048 Emerald Green
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins
  • Gina K. Designs Onyx Black Base Weight Cardstock
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Watercolored Mother’s Day Card 1

I was asked to help the 12 and 13 year-old girls in my church make cards for the mothers.  I decided to use a watercolor medium.  I stamped the images on Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and then embossed it with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  This creates wells where they could only watercolor a small portion of the image at a time and it wouldn’t run into another section of the flower or leaves.  I created several card as example so they could make a selection on what they wanted to use for their mothers.  This is the first example card.

I love this flower stamp from Clearly Besotted called Happily Ever After, and I really love the bright orange that was used to color it.  ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers 036 Light Blue, 070 Orange, 044 Deep Green, 046 Mid Green were used.  I added  some color at the base of a petal and then pull the color throughout using a watercolor brush and water.  Once the watercoloring was dry I ran it through the Big Shot with the Winnie & Walter Audrey Essential Rectangle Die.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back for added dimension.

The sentiment is a combination of stamping and die cutting.  The stamped sentiment from Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves was stamped on Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder using Marvy Embossing Tool.  It was cut into a then strip and 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  One of the Mom words from SugarPea Designs Mom Words Die Set was cut from Tonic Gold Pearl Mirror Satin Cardstock and adhered to the lower right of the card and the sentiment was adhered above.

A top folding cardbase was made from orange cardstock in my stash.  The focal image was adhered to the front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  Doodlebug Design Tangerine and Pretty Pink Posh Tangerine Sequins were add for visual interest and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Clearly Besotted Happily Ever After
  • Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves
  • SugarPea Designs Mom Words Die
  • ZIG Clean Brush Markers: 036 Light Blue, 070 Orange, 044 Deep Green, 046 Mid Green
  • Doodlebug Design Tangerine and Pretty Pink Posh Tangerine Sequins
  • Gina K. Designs Onyx Black Base Weight Cardstock
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Cardstock
  • Tonic Gold Pearl Mirror Satin Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Winnie & Walter Audrey Essentials Die

 

TLC687 Nature Scene Black Ice Birthday Card

This is the third card I made using the Black Ice Technique, which really creates some unique and stunning cards.  Because the surface is so shiny photographs really don’t do it justice.

I started with some Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock and die cut it using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX die.  Next I lightly ran StazOn Jet Black Ink across the surface to give it a distressed look. I then stamped the image and sentiment from Gina K. Designs’ Winter Trees with the same black ink.

It takes a little bit of time for this ink to dry, so be sure and wait for it be completely set before taking VersaMark Ink and running it very lightly across the surface and then heat setting it with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder. This is what gives it the black ice look.

I added Darice Sticky Back Foam 1/8″ smaller than the focal image and adhered it to side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Winter Trees
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • StazOn Jet Black Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive