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

 

Fall Rose Bouquet Birthday

When I saw Gina K. Designs Rose Bouquet Stamp I really like the image, but when I got it in the mail it was smaller than I thought it would be.  An easy way to make a small image take center stage is to cut a rectangle just larger than the image and then back it was a different colored frame.

For this card I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then die cut a rectangle using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock was cut 1/8” larger and the two were adhered together using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  The black border really draws the eye to the focal image.

The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday Cosmos and was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black in the lower left of the focal image panel.

I used fall colors for the flowers.  Copic Markers: Copic Markers: R08, R05, R22; YR16, YR14, YR12; YR18, YR16, YR12; YG97, YG95, YG9.  Light blue markers were added for a sky effect (B0000, B000).

Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut with the same Simon Says Stamp rectangle die and adhered to the back of the focal image.  A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was adhered to the front using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Rose Bouquet Stamp
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Technique Tuesday Cosmos Sentiment Stamp
  • Copic Markers: R08, R05, R22; YR16, YR14, YR12; YR18, YR16, YR12; YG97, YG95, YG93; B0000, B000
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive

Red Peony Wishes Birthday

I really like the peony bouquet from Gina K. Designs Peony Wishes.  It was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then die cut using the PIXScan and the Silhouette Cameo.  It is the perfect size for a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle base.  Both were stamped and cut from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.  A rectangle 1/8” larger than the wonky rectangle was cut with a guillotine paper cutter and adhered to the back with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

My favorite color is red and so I used different hues to color the flower images.  Copic Markers used were: R08, R05, R22; R29, R27, R24; R22, R21, R20; YG97, YG93, YG91; B000.

3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the flowers and then they were adhered to the front of the wonky rectangle.  The focal image panel was placed on the front of a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock to determine where to stamp the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Messages with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  Once the sentiment was stamped the focal image was adhered to the front of the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Peony Wishes
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Messages
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Copic Markers: R08, R05, R22; R29, R27, R24; R22, R21, R20; YG97, YG93, YG91; B000
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black

My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles