Watercolored Spring Bouquet Thinking of You

This is a Pinterest image I’ve had for a long time. I don’t remember if I have used it before, but it make a lovely spring bouquet.

I printed the image onto some Bristol Smooth Cardstock using a laser jet printer. This ensures the lines won’t bleed when watercoloring the image.

I used ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers to watercolor the image. Once the coloring was dry I die cut it with a Memory Box Matinee Rectangle. I adhered it to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock. This really lets the pretty die cut be seen.

The sentiment is from Gina K. Designs Framescape Winter Trees. It was stamped with VersaMark Ink onto a scrap of black cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder and then die cut with a Honey Bee Sentiment Banner. Foam tape was added to the back and it was adhered to the bottom of the focal image. The final embellishment was to add Pentel Sunburst Metallic Gold Gel Pen to the center of some of the flowers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pinterest Spring Bouquet (461e4adf175033df3017066f5381bf1a)
  • Gina K. Designs Framescape Winter Trees
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 400 Marine Green, 031 Cobalt Blue, 032 Persian Blue, 043 Olive Green, 047 May Green, 044 Deep Green, 051 Lemon Yellow, 050 Yellow, 052 Bright Yellow, 080 Violet, 083 Lilac, 222 Pink Flamingo, 028 Pale Pink, 065 Mid Brown
  • Pentel Sunburst Metallic Gold Gel Pen
  • Memory Box Matinee Rectangle
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Honey Bee Sentiment Banner

Happy Happy Birthday to You

When I saw this beautiful flower wreath from Gina K. Designs I knew it would make a beautiful card. I worried that it was so large, but it turned out perfectly. I had a circle of watercolor gold paper sitting on my craft desk that was a little too small for the stamp so I decided to stamp it both on the gold circle and a rectangle of white cardstock

Copic Markers were used to color the image, on both the gold circle and the white rectangle. Once coloring was done sticky back foam was added to the back of the circle and it was adhered to the card front.

The center of the wreath is large enough for almost any sentiment. I chose this one from Amy R that I’ve had for years, it is no longer available, but it was perfect for this card.

A mat of black cardstock was added to the back of the white rectangle. Gold organza ribbon was tied to the card front underneath the focal image. The focal image rectangle was adhered to the front of a white top folding cardbase.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Kindness Wreath
  • Amy R Great Birthday Greetings
  • Copic Markers: YR09, YR07, YR04; YG67, YG17, YG03
  • Golden Watercolor Look Cardstock Circle from Scraps
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Ranger Gold Stickles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gold Organza Ribbon from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink

Heartfelt Thanks

This is another pretty flower stamp from Gina K. Designs. It was stamped on Bristol Smooth Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with gold. It was colored with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

I like this stamp set. This is the first time I’ve used the butterfly in the set. I think it’s a little large for the flower, but it is a pretty accents.

The image was die cut using a stitched rectangle and then a frame of gold mirror cardstock was added behind and then sticky back foam was added to the back of the panel for dimension.

I went through my scraps to find a blue cardstock to match the color of the flower and heat embossed the sentiment in gold and adhered it directly over the flower image.

The focal image panel was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase with liquid glue. As a final embellishment gold sequins were scattered around the flower.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Another Name for Love
  • Clearly Besotted Magnificent Magnolia
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 033 Persian Green, 048 Emerald Green, 050 Yellow
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Scratch
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Purple Peonies Thank You

Once again I pulled out a stamp set that haven’t used much, but is really lovely, Gina K. Designs Wrapped in Love.

This time I decided not to use embossing powder but to stamp it with the standard black Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Bristol Smooth Cardstock.

I colored the image with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers but the violet color didn’t want to move much with my waterbrush pen, so I pulled out a light purple and colored it with the two colors.

Once coloring was completed I decided to use a wonky rectangle to cut the image before placing it on a side folding A2 cardbase. Sticky back foam was added to the back of the panel for dimension. It also give a solid surface to stamp the sentiment, which was stamped with Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink. As a final embellishment I pulled out some lilac sequins and scattered them around the image.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Wrapped in Love
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 080 Violet, 083 Lilac, 048 Emerald Green, 049 Green Shadow
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Gina K. Amalgam Ink
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles
  • Doodlebug Designs Lilac Sequins
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen

Die Cut Flower Thank You

This is the second die from the Sizzix Mixed Media set. It is a love flower and leaf die and takes center stage on your card front.

I die cut it from a quarter sheet of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then ran it through again with Penny Black’s Swirly Stitched Rectangle, which adds some great visual interest.

I decided to back the die cut with a colored cardstock. I tried a lot of different colors and finally settled on this pale pink I had in scraps. I used Spectrum Noir’s Clear Sparkle Pen behind the flowers and then adhered the two pieces together with dotliner adhesive.

The sentiment is from Gina K. Designs’ Wrapped in Love. It was stamped in the lower left of the focal image rectangle with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

Sticky back foam was added to the back of the focal image rectangle to add dimension when it was adhered to an A2 top folding cardbase.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Sizzix Thinlits Mixed Media Dies  662688
  • Gina K. Designs Wrapped in Love
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Penny Black Swirly Stitched Rectangle
  • Martha Stewart Pearls
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen

Thank You…Bunches and Bunches

I was in Hobby Lobby the other day and saw this Mixed Media Die set from Sizzix. I thought they might make some nice cards and you can’t beat their 40% Off Coupon.

This is my least favorite of the three dies included. To me it looks like an envelope flap, but the intricate detail is pretty. My friend purchased them as well and she used a portrait orientation and I think that looks better.

I decided to back the die with gold mirror cardstock. It was adhered to the back with dotliner adhesive. You have to be careful using this because you can get little bits outside of the die cuts. Once the two where adhered together they were run through the Big Shot with a stitched rectangle die.

The sentiment is from Penny Black’s Special Sentiments set. It was stamped with VersaMark Ink in the lower right and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

Sticky back foam was added to the back of the panel and it was then adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Sizzix Thinlits Mixed Media Dies  662688
  • Penny Black Special Sentiments
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Peaceful Flowers Enjoy Every Moment

I saw the Sizzix Creative Background dies at Hobby Lobby and thought they might make some interest visual interest on some cards, paired with smaller focal image stamps.

A rectangle was cut using a stitched rectangle. Next one of the small background panels were die cut from the left of the card.

Gina K. Designs Peaceful Florals was stamped and colored with Copic Markers and then cut using the Silhouette Cameo PIXScan Mat. Foam tape was added to the back to add dimension to the image and it was adhered to the right of the decorative panel.

The sentiment was stamped underneath the focal image. Another rectangle was cut to fit behind the decorative panel and the same peachy pink color was used to add color behind the die cut. The focal image rectangle was added to a top folding cardbase.

The final embellishment was to add small pearls to the diamonds of the die cut.

PRODUCTS USED:

Sizzix Creative Background Die

Framescape Happy Birthday Wishes

I love this lovely lake and evergreen tree scene by Gina K. Designs. I stamped the image with Gina K. Designs Christmas Pine and then again with VersaMark Ink and heat set it with clearing embossing powder. This keeps the crisp green color for the trees white you add color to the rest of the nature scene. Usually I would ink blend the sky and lake, but this time I decided to used Copic Markers. I added reflections of the trees in the lake by adding some irregular squiggly lines. Once the scene was complete I decided to add the birds in the sky and the boat on the lake.

As a finishing touch I created a wooden frame using Hero Arts Wood Frame Infinity Die and ink blended it with Distress Oxide Inks. It added to the woodsy feel to the card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Framescape Winter Trees
  • Gina K. Designs Christmas Pine Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Copic Markers: E49, E47, E44; G29, G28, G46, G82, N7, N5; Y15, Y13, Y11, Y08, Y06, Y04, Y00
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Christmas Pine Base Weight Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Hero Arts Wood Frame Infinity Die
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Gathered Twigs and Vintage Photo
  • Be Creative Double Sided Tape
  • Darice Thin Strips Foam Tape

You Make Me Smile Happy Birthday

I really like this stamp set from Gina K. Designs. I used Gina Marie Designs Peekaboo Oval to frame the image and really like the way it turned out.

Products Used:

  • Gina K. Designs You Make Me Smile
  • My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 047 May Green, 045 Pale Green, )31 Cobalt Blue, 033 Persian Green
  • Gina Marie Designs Peekaboo Oval Die
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Blue Raspberry  Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder

Wrapped in Love Birthday Wishes

My daughter-in-law Monica loves burgundy and black. Since black doesn’t really make the prettiest flowers, I decided to focus on a deep rich burgundy. I used the new stamp from Gina K. Designs called Wrapped in Love and added some gold accents with embossing powder and cardstock.

Products Used:

  • Gina K. Designs Wrapped in Love
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Daniel Smith Watercolors: Quinacridone Rose, Hansa Yellow Light, Cerulean Blue
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Brushed Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder
  • Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Birthday
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam