Rose Peonies Happy Birthday

Recently I watched a video with Tim Holtz demonstrating how to use Glossy Photo Paper, Distress Oxide Inks, and Ranger Distress Micro Glaze.  He created amazing backgrounds and I immediately went and ordered the Micro Glaze.  It came last week and I finally had some time to play with it.  One thing I can say about this technique is don’t throw anything away, no matter how awful you think it looks, until after you add the micro glaze.  You never know what beauty is hiding behind all that oxidize color until you bring it out with the glaze.  Here is a card made with my first attempt at using this product.

For this technique you ink smooch your glossy paper into Distress Oxide Inks that have been spritzed with water.  Oxide inks become very milky in saturation when they come in contact with water.  The great thing about them is that they are opaque and so you can add as many layers as you want, as long as you dry each layer between applications.  The beauty of the colors is only reveal after you add the glaze and buff away the residue.

I made several backgrounds and for this card decided to use the background created with the following colors.  For the flowers I used Picked Raspberry and Worn Lipstick.  For the leaves I used Peeled Pain, Bundled Sage, and Lucky Clover.

I recently purchased Gina K. Designs Rose Peonies and hadn’t yet used that stamp set.  I decided to stamp them onto my background with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder and then die cut them with the matching dies.

I arranged the flowers and leaves to fit an A2 side folding cardbase, made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  I wanted to have some visual interest behind the flowers and die cut a few background dies from Neena 80# cardstock, the one I liked best was Gina Marie Designs Stud Dot Argyle.  I was going to place it directly, white on white, to the cardbase, but at the last minute I found some matching pink cardstock in my stash and really liked how it complimented the flowers.

I glued the two rectangles together with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive, added Darice Sticky Back Foam behind it and adhered it to the cardbase.  The flowers and leaves were adhered with both Nuvo Adhesive and 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  I stamped the sentiment from Papertrey Ink’s Inside & Out Birthday onto a scrap of the same pink cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder, die cut it with a My Favorite Things Stitched Sentiment Strip and added it to the card front with foam tape and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Gina K. Designs Rose Peonies
  • Papertrey Ink Inside & Out Birthday
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Gina Marie Designs Stud Dot Argyle
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Sentiment Strips
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint, Bundled Sage, Lucky Clover
  • Ranger Distress Micro Glaze
  • Kodak 4” x 6” Glossy Photo Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Pink Cardstock from Stash
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

 

Layered Daisies All About Celebrating You

I love this Gina K. Designs stamp set.  It makes beautiful cards.  I used it previously to create some beautiful hello cards.  For this card I decided to use it for a birthday card.  I love the pink and blue color combination with the mint green leaves.

I stamped the daisies with Gina K. Designs and Altenew Inks (listed below) onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar What Cardstock and then die cut them with the matching dies.  I have really enjoyed using My Favorite Things Stitched Mod Rectangle STAX dies.  It really creates a lovely focal interest to a card.  I laid flowers in the in the corners of the panel to determine where the stamp the sentiment from Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  The flowers were then adhered directly to the mod panel with Ranger Multi Medium Matte, with the exception of the large pink flowers, which was adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the focal image panel and then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  As a final embellishment, Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets were scattered on the card front and adhered using Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Layered Daisies
  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Mod Rectangle STAX
  • Gina K. Designs Ink: Powder Blue, Innocent Pink, Dusty Rose, Apple Mint, Lucky Clover
  • Altenew Ink: Persian Blue
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Asparagus Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Ebony Black
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Layered Daisies Hello III

This is the fourth hello/hi card made using Gina K. Designs Layered Daisies Stamp and Dies.  It is my least favorite.  I’m not that please with the way the vellum leaves look in the background, but it is still a pretty card.

The daisies were stamped onto some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Gina K. Designs inks (listed below).  A rectangle of the same cardstock was cut using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX die.  It was then run through the Big Shot with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder.  This is one of my favorite embossing folders for adding visual interest and dimension to a card.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the embossed rectangle and then it was adhered to the front of a side folded A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Leaf Green Base Weight Cardstock.

For a background to the daisies multiple Impression Obsession Leafy Branches were cut from Grafix Leaf Green 30# Vellum.  They were adhered to the embossed rectangle using small dots of Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  Two of the flowers were adhered on top with the same liquid glue and the large yellow flower was adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

Mama Elephant’s Hello Script Die was die cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and adhered directly to the card front with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Layered Daisies
  • Mama Elephant Hello Script Die
  • Impression Obsession Leafy Branch
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs Ink: Lemon Drop, Sweet Corn, Peach Bellini, Coral Reef, Jelly Bean Green, Grass Green
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Grass Green Cardstock
  • Grafix Leaf Green 30# Vellum
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Ebony Black
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Layered Daisies Hi

This is the third card I made with Gina K. Designs Layered Daisies Stamp and Die set.  To add visual interest to the card front a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock was cut using a Gina Marie Designs Loopy Rectangle.  I love the way it draws the eye to the beautiful flower arrangement.

The flowers were stamp on some Neena cardstock with Gina K. Designs inks (listed below) and then die cut with the matching dies.  The flowers were adhered in the lower left corner using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  The top flower and leaves were adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the others with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

The sentiment is one of the dies from the My Favorite Things Happy Hellos.  It was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and again from Darice Sticky Back Foam.  I had to place it a little higher on the card front than desired because it just didn’t fit in the lower right.  It was adhered using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  I’m still please with the overall design.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Fresh Asparagus Cardstock.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the loopy rectangle and it was adhered to the cardbase using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  Nuvo Crystal Drops in Ebony Black were added to the center of the daisies for added dimension and interest and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Layered Daisies
  • My Favorite Things Happy Hellos
  • Gina Marie Designs Loopy Rectangles
  • Gina K. Designs Ink: Sea Glass, Ocean Mist, Peach Bellini, Coral Reef, Fresh Asparagus, Jelly Bean Green, Grass Green
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Fresh Asparagus Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Ebony Black
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Layered Daisies Hello II

This is the second card that I made using Gina K. Designs Layered Daisies.  This time I had a coral and turquoise color scheme and used leaves from Altenew’s Adore You stamp set.

The daisies were stamped on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and stamped with Gina K. Designs inks, listed below.  The leaves  are from Altenew’s Adore You.  A rectangle of the same white cardstock was cut using a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle, which was adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Grass Green Base Weight Cardstock.

The wonky rectangle was adhered directly to the cardbase using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive Long.  The flowers were arranged the way I liked them and then picked up using Glad Press ‘n Seal, which allows you to keep them arranged and turn them over to add adhesive.  For this arrangement 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back and then placed on the wonky rectangle.

The sentiment was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock using the Mama Elephant Hello Script Die.  It was cut again from Darice Sticky Back Foam and the mirror cardstock was adhered to the front and then glued to the card front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Layered Daisies
  • Altenew Adore You (Leaves)
  • Mama Elephant Hello Script Die
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs Ink: Sea Glass, Ocean Mist, Peach Bellini, Coral Reef, Fresh Asparagus, Jelly Bean Green, Grass Green
  • Copic Markers: YG97, YG95, YG93
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Grass Green Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Nuvo Glitter Gloss Pen
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Ebony Black
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

 

Layered Daisies Hello I

I recently purchased Gina K. Designs Layered Daisies stamp set.  This is probably the easiest layering stamp set I have used to day, and it makes beautiful cards.

For this card I used a combination of purple and yellow Gina K. Designs Inks, with the centers being stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black and then Nuvo Crystal Drops in Ebony Black being added for dimension.

I stamped the daisies onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and die cut them with the matching dies.  For the flowers I die cut the Memory Box Lorelai Leaf Die several times from Gina K. Designs Grass Green Base Weight Cardstock and then used Copic Marker G94 to add depth and dimension.

A scalloped rectangle was cut for the Neena cardstock using a Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangles die.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller and adhered to the back.  The panel was adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase made from purple cardstock I had in my stash using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  The daisies were adhered directly to the scalloped rectangle with the same adhesive, tucking the leaves behind before permanently adhering the flowers, with the exception of one of the lower left yellow flowers which was adhered with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

The sentiment is from Concord & 9th Hello Lovely Stamp Set and was stamped using the MISTI and Hero Hues India Ink Black.  Love the way it turned out so much that I made three more cards with this stamp set.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Layered Daisies
  • Concord & 9th Hello Lovely
  • Memory Box Lorelai Leaf Die
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangles
  • Gina K. Designs Ink: Lovely Lavender, Wild Lilac, Lemon Drop, Sweet Corn
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Grass Green Cardstock
  • Purple Cardstock from Stash
  • Copic Markers G94
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Ebony Black
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen

 

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