Spring Card Camp Day 1 – Blue Embossed Background Wishing You a Day Wrapped in Love

To see instructions on how the background was created please see my Green Embossed Background Hello card.

This time the embossing was done onto white cardstock and Distress Oxide Broken China Ink was used to enhance the background.

I had Ellen Hutson’s Mondo Sakura stamp set out the use a sentiment on another card. I think this flower image is beautiful, but I didn’t want to cover up the embossed background, so I decided to stamp the image onto vellum and heat emboss it with white embossing powder. I used the coordinating die to cut around the image and then added dots of liquid glue behind the dots on the stamen.

I pulled out a thin sentiment and stamped it onto back cardstock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. It was cut into a thin strip and foam tape was added behind for dimension.

The final embellishment was to add tiny white pearls to some of the stamen on the largest flower. I like the way it turned out.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Hero Arts Lotus Background
  • Ellen Hutson Mondo Sakura
  • Gina K. Designs Wrapped in Love
  • Distress Oxide Inks Broken China
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • White Pearls from Stash

Spring Card Camp Day 2 Rock ‘n Roll Background – Celebrate You

For the second day of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp Kristina Werner stamped a background onto a have sheet of paper with stars, with each star having a two color blend with multiple different colors. I really don’t like too many colors on a card. I think it is my “winter” nature to want no more than three colors on most of my card. So, I decided to use the rock ‘n roll method to a solid stamp, adding darker ink on the edges of the flowers and leaves. I love the way it turned out. The only think I didn’t like was that the Distress Oxide Inks were kind of blotchy, but all in all, I think it turned out well.

The entire premise of this class is to get two different cards from one technique. Stamping a background on a half sheet of paper give you background paper for two different cards. I created both a landscape and portrait card from the background.

Since the flower have black centers, I decided to use black sentiments. The landscape card has a die cut sentiment from black cardstock, with black sticky back foam added behind the sentiment to add dimension. The stamped background was die cut using a stitched rectangle and then matted with black cardstock and adhered to a white card base.

For the portrait card the sentiment was stamped onto black cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder. It was die cut using a My Favorite Things Stitched Tag Corner Die. Back stick back foam was added to the back and the sentiment was adhered to the front of the card.

PRODUCTS USED PORTRAIT:

  • Hampton Art Believe Flower Layering (SC0746)
  • Gina K. Designs Electro Pop Flowers
  • Gina K. Designs Layered Daisies
  • My Favorite Things Mini Modern Blooms
  • Avery Elle Petals & Stems
  • Penny Black Beautiful Heart
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Black Soot
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Darice Sticky Back Black Foam
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Tag Corner

PRODUCTS USED LANDSCAPE:

  • Hampton Art Believe Flower Layering (SC0746)
  • Gina K. Designs Electro Pop Flowers
  • Gina K. Designs Layered Daisies
  • My Favorite Things Mini Modern Blooms
  • Avery Elle Petals & Stems
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Black Soot
  • Altenew Thinking of You Die
  • Darice Sticky Back Black Foam
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

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 makes 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