This is the fifth thank you card set that was created for Senior Life Resources Northwest. I love this pretty flower bowl image from Penny Black.
The image was stamped onto a quarter sheet of Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers. When the coloring was complete the panel was cut down using a stitched rectangle die.
The sentiment was stamped in the lower left with Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink. Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back and it was adhered to a side folding cardbase with liquid glue.
I had used a quarter sheet of mirror cardstock to cut the Party Time Text Block for a previous card and the leftover outline was sitting on my desk. I don’t like to waste mirror cardstock, so I decided to use a stitched rectangle die to create a frame from the leftover. Now I needed a focal image to pair with it.
I stamped the pretty floral arrangement from Gina K. Designs onto watercolor with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it silver to complement the silver frame. The image was colored using Karin Brushmarker Pro markers. This time I wanted a softer hue to the watercoloring, so I only used a little of each marker at the back of the petals and leaves and used a wet brush to pull out the color.
Once the watercoloring was dry the panel was cut down to be just smaller the silver mirror frame. Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape was cut down and added to the frame and then the floral image was adhered to the back. More foam tape was added to the back of the foam image frame and it was adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase.
The sentiment was cut from a scrap of silver mirror cardstock and adhered at the bottom of the focal image. The final embellishment was to scatter some white and pink sequins around the focal image.
Gina K. Designs Delightful Blooms
Penny Black Doodle Thin
Karin Brushmarkers: 375 Cerise, 247 Pale Violet, 281 Olive Green, 357 Pale Orange, 283 Gold
This is another card I created by stamping an image onto patterned paper.
I first stamped the image with a Memento London Fog onto the pink patterned paper and then colored it with Copic Markers. Once the color was complete I stamped again with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it silver. The focal image was then cut down using a stitched rectangle die.
I didn’t want the sentiment to overshadow the floral spray so I stamped it on a scrap of the patterned paper and used a Ellen Hutson Essential Oval die to cut it out. Using the same die the thin border was cut from silver mirror cardstock. Both were adhered to an oval of sticky back foam and adhered in the lower left of the card front.
The panel was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase. The final embellishment was to scatter silver sequins around the floral bouquet. A quick and easy card to create.
I incorrectly ordered Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White. I almost always used 80# Neenah, so I decided to give it a try. This cardstock isn’t as smooth as the 80#, but Copic Markers still blend well.
I have been doing a lot of cards lately with hot foiling and I wanted to do a standard card with only black ink lines. I had seen a card on Pinterest that took a smaller image and cut it down to a smaller rectangle and matted it with white and then adhered it to a cardbase that had been dry embossing. I decided to give it a try.
The card I saw on Pinterest had smaller focal image, but I love this pretty flower stamp from Gina K. Designs. I stamped it onto a quarter sheet of 110# Neenah cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored it with Copic Markers (colored listed below). I then stamped the sentiment in a an open spot to the right of the image with Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink.
When the coloring was complete I die cut it down with a stitched A2 rectangle die and then took a slightly larger A2 rectangle die with a smooth edge and matted the two together with dotliner adhesive. I added sticky back foam to the back of the card for dimension.
I took the A2 top folding cardbase and ran it through the Big Shot with a floral embossing folder from WeR Memory Keepers. The focal image was then adhered using liquid glue.
As a final embellishments gold confetti was scattered around the image.
This is another card using Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White. I stamped the image onto the cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, which is Copic Marker friendly. I also used Copic Markers to color the background a light blue.
This image has a blunt top and bottom design and so I thought it would look well in a frame. I pulled out the largest My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Frame die and cut it from some 110# cardstock and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Sizzix 3-D Texture Lumber Embossing Folder. Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape was added to the back of the frame and then it was adhered over the focal image.
The frame was just a little too large for the image. You could see the abrupt edge of the bottom of the image so I decided to add a banner sentiment to cover it up. It was heat embossed white on black cardstock and foam tape was added to the back so it was the same dimension as the frame.
Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape was added to the back of the focal rectangle and then adhered to a top folding cardbase. The final embellishment was to add Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen to the flowers.
I have a young friend from who has a birthday this coming week. Her favorite colors are purple and teal and Katie has beautiful brown hair, so those are the colors I used on this cute image from La-La Land Crafts.
This is a digital image. I printed the girl and garden bench onto Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using a laser printer. I find that toner ink does not smear when using Copic Markers.
I colored the images with Copic Markers. I have a garden bench that is wood and iron, so that was the inspiration in coloring this garden bench. I then used the Silhouette PIXScan Mat to cutout the images. So much faster and smoother lines than fussy cutting. The girl was adhered to the bench with liquid glue.
I cut a panel of cardstock with a stitched rectangle ink blended the top two-thirds of the card with blue ink for a sky. Grass was die cut using Taylored Expressions Wispy Grass Die. It is a narrow strip of grass and I wanted another layer of taller grass so I did partial die cutting. The smaller grass color was deepened with Copic Markers and then adhered to the taller grass with liquid glue and then adhered over the sky blended background panel. I couple of clouds were cut from white cardstock with the Avery Elle Pierced Clouds die. A pale blue Copic Markers was used in the corners of the clouds. The largest cloud was adhered to the sky with liquid glue and the smaller cloud with sticky back foam. The panel was then adhered to a side folding cardbase.
The girl and bench were placed on the panel to determine where to stamp the sentiment with Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers. Darice Thin Strip Foam Tape was added to the back of the bench and 3M foam tape was added to the back of the girl. The release paper was removed and the images where adhered to the front of the card.
The last embellishment was to add crystal stickles to the clouds and heart. A gold metallic pen was added to the centers of the flowers on her shoes and the card was done.
I have a young friend from church whose birthday is coming up. Her favorite color is turquoise. I used this cute girl image from La-La Land Crafts and colored her with Copic Markers. I’m not very good at fussy cutting, so once the coloring was complete I used the Silhouette PIXScan Mat to cut her out.
I cut a panel of white cardstock using the Memory Box Matinee Die. I love the corners of this rectangle. I stamped the sentiment in the bottom center of the panel with turquoise ink before running it through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder. You always want to stamp before embossing so you get a crisp stamped sentiment.
I cut a larger matinee rectangle from teal cardstock and adhered the polka dot rectangle on top with liquid glue. I find liquid glue works best to adhere embossed panels. The rectangles were then adhered to a top folding cardbase.
Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape was added to the focal image. A little gray Copic Marker was added underneath where the feet were so she didn’t look like she was floating on the page. The release paper was removed from the foam tape and the image was adhered to the cardfront.
The final embellishments were to add polka dots to the girl’s top with a white gel pen and crystal stickles were added to the heart.
I had an envelop sitting on my desk from a previous card I made using Gina K. Designs Delightful Blooms and needed to give it a card to go with it. I love this pretty stamp set, it has two gorgeous bouquets of flowers to choose from.
I stamped it first with a light gray ink and colored it with Copic Markers. I like the combination of the light pink with the darker plum. Once the color was complete I put it back in the MISTI and re-stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it gold.
For the sentiment I did a little stamp surgery. I cut about one of the sentiments in the stamp set so that I could stack it in the available space in the lower right of the card. It too was stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed gold.
The focal image panel was sized down using a stitched rectangle. Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back for dimension. The front of a top folding cardbase was dry embossed using the Cuttlebug Oxford embossing Folder and the focal image panel was adhered to the front of the card with liquid glue.
Unfortunately I needed some sympathy cards. I decided to make two with similar soft colors to one on hand when needed. The lovely stamp set Delight Blooms from Gina K. Designs has two lovely flower bouquets. I stamped the first with a light ink onto Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers.
The panels were cut down using a stitched rectangle. For the first card the word sympathy was cut from gold mirror cardstock and adhered to the bottom right of the focal image. The secondary sentiment was stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed gold. Foam Tape was added to the back and it was adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase.
The final embellishment was to scatter a few purple sequins on the card front.
For the second card, it was stamped on vellum with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed gold. When coloring vellum with Copic Markers you color from the back. This softens the colors, so use darker colors than you normally would.
The hardest thing about using vellum is how to adhere it. You can see any adhesive you use through the vellum. I decided to cut a thin purple frame using an Ellen Hutson Essential Rectangle and adhere it to the edges of the focal image with liquid glue. I decided to adhere the panel to a rectangle of white cardstock, which would allow me to add foam to the back for dimension.
I decided to use the same purple cardstock as the frame for the sentiments. The edges were outlined with a Copic Marker. Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape was added to the back and it was adhered to the bottom right of the card front.
I pulled out my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils to add some depth to the front of the vellum at the base of the petals and leaves.
The final embellishment was to scatter a few purple sequins.
I love that this stamp set from Gina K. Designs has two gorgeous flower bouquets. My best friend from high school has a birthday on December 17th. Her favorite colors are red and yellow. I had accidentally stamped and embossed this image onto Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock instead of Bristol Smooth Cardstock when I was using my ZIG Clean Color Markers. It was sitting on my desktop and I thought it would be great for Bev’s birthday card. You need to be very careful when you color with Copic Markers on an embossed imaged. The embossing powder can ruin the nibs of the markers.
Once coloring was complete I die cut the panel down using a stitched rectangle and added a thin black border. Sticky back foam was added to the back for dimension and it adhered it to a side folding cardbase.
The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Celebrate die set and was cut from gold mirror cardstock and adhered to the bottom of the focal image with liquid glue. The small secondary sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed gold. I love the combination of yellow and red.