Garden Treasure on Vellum Birthday Card

Recently I decided to stamp a lot of my stamps on vellum so that I would have them to create quick cards.  I stamped Altenew’s Garden Treasure on vellum and heat embossed it with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder and then colored it with Copic Markers from the back.  I like the way it turned out.

One thing to keep in mind when coloring on vellum is that the colors are pretty muted from the front, so pink darker colors than you normally would.  Also, the coloring doesn’t look so good from the back, but it really makes a pretty card when you turn it over.  Also, keep in mind that if you are layering multiple die cuts you will see all of the image behind the vellum.  It makes for an interesting collage, but still pretty.

I decided to adhere my vellum flowers to a rectangle cut a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle from Gina K. Designs Turquoise Sea 120# Cardstock.  Ranger Multi Medium Matte was added to the lines of the embossed image to adhered them to the focal image panel.

The sentiment is from Gina K. Designs Birthday Greetings and was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with the same embossing power.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the focal image panel for added dimension and then it was adhered to the front of a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Garden Treasure
  • Gina K. Designs Birthday Greetings
  • Paper Studio Vellum
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Turquoise Sea and White
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Copic Markers: BG49, BG45; BG18, BG15; RV14; G46, G24
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet

Pretty Pink Rose Happy Birthday

I always love the way cards turnout using Power Poppy’s flower images, this one was made with the Rose and Chamomile digital stamp. I serve with an amazing women in the Young Women’s organization at church whose favorite color is pink.  I love the way the shading turned out on this image.

I have the digital image, so I can make it just the size I want. I printed the image with my laser printer onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then colored it with Copic Markers (listed below). Once I was done coloring, I then scanned and imported it into the Silhouette Cameo to cut around the image. Almost as good as a matching die, just takes a little more time, but faster than fussy cutting.

I cut a rectangle from the same white cardstock using a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Charles Embossing Folder and adhered the focal image using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock. To make the focal image pop on the white cardbase, I looked through my scraps of paper and found this matching pink paper, which was cut 1/8″ larger than the embossed rectangle and adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The sentiment is from Gina K. Designs Grand Greetings  and was stamped on Vellum with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder then wrapped around the focal image panel and adhered to the back with Scotch Tape. Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the panel and then adhered to the cardbase with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Digital Stamp
  • Gina K. Designs Grand Greetings
  • Copic Markers: YG03, YG17; YG99, YG97, YG93; GYG67, YG23; V04, V09; R37, R39; RV14, RV13, RV11
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Pink Cardstock from Stash
  • WorldWin Papers Translucent Vellum
  • Versa Mark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Queen & Co. Candy Shoppe Jellies Pink
  • Cuttlebug Charles Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle

Festive Frames Christmas Card

The frame from the Gina K. Designs Festive Frames make a lovely Christmas Card.  I love the sentiment from Penny Black Yuletide Wishes.  For this card the frame was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers.  The sentiment was stamped with Distress Oxide Candied Apple and heat embossed with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  This is the card that we sent out for our 2017 Christmas Card.

This card takes a little over an hour to create, so it isn’t a quick card, but it turns out to be a pretty card.  Wink of Stella was used on the petals and Stickles Gold was used to the center of the flower to add visual interest to the flowers.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Festive Frames
  • Penny Black Yuletide Wishes
  • Memento Northern Pine Ink
  • Distress Oxide Candied Apple
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers: R46, R29, R27, R24; G29, G28, G99, G94, G85; R89; YR24; E55, E57, E59
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX 2nd Largest
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Red Velvet Cardstock
  • Pine Green Cardstock from Stash

Merry and Bright Ornament Christmas Card

I love the simply beauty of this card with navy cardstock and gold embossed decorative ornaments.  It is very easy to make and yet elegant in design.  It is the card that my new crafting friend chose to make for her first Christmas card.

The card uses the Gina K. Designs Merry and Bright stamp set.  The ornaments with strings and the sentiment were stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The focal image was then die cut using a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle.  To enhance the gold embossing, Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger and adhered to the back of the focal image with Sookwang Be Creative Tape.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back for dimension and then the panel was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase make from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and In the Navy Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Be Creative Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs Merry & Bright Stamp Set
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
  • VersaMark Ink
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangles

Seasonal Sentiments Christmas Card

This was the second Christmas card that was made which would be a simple design for a beginning card maker.  It was a bit more complicated since it required stamping with multiple colors of ink, but still a fairly easy design for someone to create.

Products Used:

  • Gina K. Designs Seasonal Sentiments Stamp and Die
  • Hero Arts Happy Holly Days
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Green Cardstock from Stash
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles
  • Gina K. Designs Dark Sage, Warm Cocoa, Dark Chocolate Ink
  • Altenew Olive and Moss Ink

Festive Frames with Pearlescent Colors

I love the beautiful stamp from Gina K. Designs called Festive Frames.  It makes a beautiful Christmas card.  I decided to try making a couple using Finetec Pearlescent Colours and Finetec M600.  They turned out beautifully.  I love the sentiment from Penny Black Yuletide Wishes, which enhances the card design.

  • Gina K. Designs Festive Frames
  • Penny Black Yuletide Wishes
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Finetec M600: Moon Gold, Inka Gold, Gold Pearl, Inka Gold/Gansai Tambi Pearl Color May Green
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX 2nd Largest
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock

  • Gina K. Designs Festive Frames
  • Penny Black Yuletide Wishes
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Finetec M600: Moon Gold, Inka Gold, Gold Pearl, Inka Gold/Gansai Tambi Pearl Color May Green
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX 2nd Largest
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock

Stitched Leaves Congratulations

This is the third card I made using the Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves stamp set.  My Aunt Betty and Uncle Delos are celebrating their 70th Wedding Anniversary this week.  I felt like these beautiful leaves would be a reminder of the time of year they began their lives together.

As with the other cards, Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper was covered with Distress Ink Candied Apple, Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, and Peeled Paint. Each color was randomly applied onto the watercolor paper by directing smooching the ink pads all over the paper. The paper was saturated with a spray bottle of water so that the colors would blend together.

When everything was completely dry an anti static pad was used to liberally coated the surface of the watercolored paper to ensure the embossing powder would only stick to the stamped images. The leaf images were stamped with VersaMark Ink, heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, heat set with the Marvy Embossing Tool, and die cut with the matching dies.

To assemble this card I combined the design of the other two cards I made with these leaves.  An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock.  A rectangle was cut from Gina K. Designs 80# Ivory Cardstock using a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle and dry embossed with the Darice Wood Grain Embossing Folder and the Sizzix Big Shot.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller and adhered to the back of the rectangle.  The arrangement of leaves were adhered to the front using both Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

The sentiment is from the Sizzix Celebrate Die set and was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and an additional four time from Gina K. Designs 80# Ivory Cardstock.  Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive was used to adhere all of them together.  The sentiment was adhered to the front of the focal image rectangle with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  The panel was adhered to the front of the cardbase with the same glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves Stamp
  • Sizzix Celebrate Die
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle Die
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Extra Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Distress Inks: Candied Apple, Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint
  • Darice Wood Grain Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Foam Sheet
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive

Stitched Leaves Have a Grateful Heart

This is the second card made from Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves.  Beautiful, colorful leaves are a hallmark of fall and this time of year is when we more fully count our blessings.  I send cards monthly to the young women and men from our church who are serving missions for 1 1/2 to 2 years.  This month I wanted to focus on a talk by President Thomas S. Monson called The Divine Gift of Gratitude, which was the inspiration for the design of this card.

To create this card Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper was covered with Distress Ink Candied Apple, Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, and Peeled Paint. Each color was randomly applied onto the watercolor paper by directing smooching the ink pads all over the paper. The paper was saturated with a spray bottle of water so that the colors would blend together.

When everything was completely dry an anti static pad was used to liberally coat the surface of the watercolored paper to ensure the embossing powder would only stick to the stamped images. The leaf images were stamped with VersaMark Ink, heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, heat set with the Marvy Embossing Tool, and die cut with the matching dies.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock.  A rectangle was cut from Gina K. Designs 80# Ivory Cardstock using a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle.  The leaves were adhered to the front of the rectangle using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive for the maple leaves and the two leaves on top were adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

The sentiment was made using the Paper Accents GOld Mirror Cardstock and the Simon Says Stamp Grateful Die.  The  stamped words are from the Honey Bee Thankful Stamp set.  A strip of Gina K. Designs 120# Chocolate Cardstock was cut to fit the sentiment.  The grateful die was laid on the strip to determine where to stamp the secondary words with VersaMark Ink and heat emboss them with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The die cut word was then adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the sentiment strip was adhered to the bottom of the rectangle with the same adhesive.

The focal image rectangle was adhered to the front of the cardbase with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves Stamp
  • Honey Bee Thankful Stamp
  • Simon Says Stamp Grateful Die
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle Die
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Chocolate 120# Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Extra Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Distress Inks: Candied Apple, Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Marvy Embossing Heat Tool

Stitched Leaves Birthday Card

I love the stamp Stitched Leaves by Gina K. Designs.  You can either stamp a solid image of each leaf, or you can stamp the outline only for a beautiful fall card.  For this card I created a watercolor background using Distress Inks and stamped the outline image with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed them with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I love the multi colored look of each leaf.

To create this card Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper was covered with Distress Ink Candied Apple, Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, and Peeled Paint.  Each color was randomly applied onto the watercolor paper by directing smooching the ink pads all over the paper.  The paper was saturated with a spray bottle of water so that the colors would blend together.

When everything was completely dry an anti static pad was used to liberally coated the surface of the watercolored paper to ensure the embossing powder would only stick to the stamped images.  The leaf images were stamped with VersaMark Ink, heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, heat set with the Marvy Embossing Tool, and die cut with the matching dies.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock and the front was dry embossing using the Darice Wood Grain Embossing Folder.  The leaves were then arranged into a grouping and adhered to the front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape for the top maple leaf.

The sentiment is from the Mama Elephant Birthday Script Die and was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.  It was cut an additional four times from Gina K. Designs 80# Ivory Cardstock and adhered together with Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive.  The secondary sentiment from the Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold, and Party stamp set was stamped on a scrap of red cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with the same gold embossing powder.  The die cut birthday was adhered to the card front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the secondary greeting was adhered over it with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves Stamp
  • Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold, and Party Stamp
  • Mama Elephant Birthday Script Die
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory and Cherry Red Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Extra Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Distress Inks: Candied Apple, Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint
  • Darice Wood Grain Embossing Folder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • Marvy Embossing Tool

 

Fall Luminous Bouquet Birthday

Power Poppy’s Luminous Bouquet Digital Stamp has a very detailed center to the largest flower.  I printed it on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with an HP Printer and then cut an outline around the image with the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.

You have to color very carefully if when coloring a flower red with a yellow center if you don’t want the red to bleed into the yellow, but I like the combination.  Copic Markers R20, 422, 424, 427, 429; YR20, YR21, YR23; Y02, Y08, Y1Y; G00, G1, G19, YG04; BG000 were used to color the image.

I like when a smaller rectangle is used to set off a focal image, with a little bit of the focal image spreading over the edges.  Winnie & Walter’s Audrey Essential Die was used to create a scalloped rectangle to adhere the focal image to with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was used to trace the focal image and then adhered to the back.  The focal image was then adhered to the scalloped rectangle with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The focal image rectangle was placed on a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock to determine where to stamp the sentiment from Gina K. Designs Peony Wishes with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and the card was done.

PRODUCT USED:

  • Power Poppy Luminous Bouquet Digital Stamp
  • HP Laser Printer
  • Gina K. Designs Peony Wishes Stamp Sentiment
  • Winnie & Walter Audrey Essential Die
  • Copic Markers: R20, 422, 424, 427, 429; YR20, YR21, YR23; Y02, Y08, Y1Y; G00, G1, G19, YG04; BG000
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock