Framed Masculine Thank You

I love the Memory Box Double Stitched Rectangles. They add the perfect focal image to a clean and simple card. All you need is great paper and bold and wonderful sentiment die.

Products Used:

  • Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves
  • My Mind’s Eye Jaune Papier Buddies Plaid
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • Teal Cardstock from Stash
  • Memory Box Double Stitched Rectangles
  • Simon Says Stamp Double Stitched Rectangles
  • Distress Oxide Peacock Feather Ink
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Merry Christmas Foliage

This is the second card I created in 2018 for a Christmas Card.  I loved the way it turned out, but it was too time consuming to recreate 100 times. 

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Seasonal Sentiments
  • Hero Arts Happy Holly Days
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Red Velvet, Fresh Asparagus, Grass, Warm Cocoa, Dark Chocolate
  • Copic Markers G43, G40
  • Red Rhinestones from Stash
  • 3M ½”Foam Tape
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Gina K. Designs Cherry Red Base Weight Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock


Wishing You a Joyous Christmas

I have been so busy this year and then there was a problem with my web site that prevented me from posting my 2018 Christmas cards until now.  Every year I make about twelve  card designs and then my husband decides which one  will be mass produced for the approximately 100 people we sent handmade Christmas cards to, with veto rights from me on the ones that just take too much time.  This was the first design.

This is a clean and simple design and very easy to create.  I stamped the image from Gina K. Designs Merry and Bright and the sentiment from Gina K. Designs Fruits of the Season with VersaMark Ink onto Gina K. Designs Cherry Red Cardstock and then heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The focal image was die cut using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle. I wanted to mat the focal image with gold and so I too a mini VersaMark Pad and inked the edges of a rectangle cut 1/8 larger than the die cut focal image and heat set the same gold embossing powder.

I ink blended the edges of the rectangle with some Gina K. Designs Red Velvet Ink.  Adhered the two rectangles together with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and then glued them to the front of a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Merry and Bright
  • Gina K. Designs Fruits of the Season
  • Gina K. Designs Cherry Red Base Weight Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive


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