A Farm Life Get Well

My Uncle Melvin is ninety years old and recently had surgery.  He was a successful dry farmer in his younger years and I thought the barn and silo scene from Gina K. Designs Farm Life would make a nice get well card.

I stamped the image on 80# Gina K. Designs Ivory Cardstock with Memento Rich Cocoa and colored it with Copic Markers, colors used are listed below.  I stamped a sentiment from Gina K. Designs Assorted Greetings on the bottom of the image with the same Memento ink.

I die cut the image with Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles and then cut a smaller piece of Darice Adhesive Fun Foam and applied it to the back.

A horizontal A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock.  I decided I wanted a little more color to the background of the image and so I found in my stash of cardstock some BoBunny Doubledot Design Chiffon Stripe and die cut it with Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle.  The paper warped a little when I ran it through the Big Shot so it was adhered to the cardbase with 1″ Score Tape. The focal image was adhered to the center of the card front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.  Pretty simple and easy.

Products Used:

  • Gina K. Designs Farm Life and Various Verses
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • BoBunny Doubledot Design Chiffon Stripe
  • Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Copic Markers: R32, R56, R59; C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7; G24, G94, G99; YG91, YG93, YG95, YG99; B000, 0
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • 1” Scor Tape

WPlus9 Watercolored Anemones Birthday

I liked the outcome from my previous card made with WPlus9 Watercolored Anemones and wanted to create a birthday card with a little more color.  I like the look of the blue flowers and multi colored green stems.

This time I stamped the bouquet with Altenew’s Frayed Leaf on 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock to use as a background for assembling the separately stamped individual flowers and leaves, which were stamped on another piece of cardstock and then cutout with the matching dies.  The die cuts were glued to the stamped bouquet with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then the finished bouquet was fussy cut with scissors.

It was time to determine the layout of the card.  A scalloped oval was cut with Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock.  A rectangle was also die cut from the same cardstock with Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  Both were ink blended with Distress Ink Stormy Sky applied with the Inkylicious Ink Blending Brush.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was added to the back of both.

I wanted to use some gold on this card and so I decided on Delicata Celestial Copper Ink for the flower centers and sentiment.  The sentiment is from Gina K. Designs Sentiment Bouquet and was stamped on the bottom of the Lawn Fawn rectangle.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the Lawn Fawn rectangle was adhered with Tombo Mono Multi Glue the fun foam.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the bouquet focal image and applied to the scalloped oval with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then applied to the rectangle with the same glue. Sequins from Doodlebug Designs Swimming Pool and Simon Says Stamp Sparkle and Shine were scattered on the front of the focal image, applied with Ranger Multi Medium Matte, and the card was done.

Supplies Used:

  • WPlus9 Watercolored Anemones
  • Gina K. Designs Sentimental Bouquet
  • Altenew Ink: Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Evergreen, Ocean Waves, Dusk
  • Delicata Celestial Copper Ink
  • Distress Stormy Skies Ink
  • Doodlebug Designs Swimming Pool Sequins
  • Simon Says Stamp Sparkle & Shine Sequins
  • Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Gina K. Designs 120# and 80# White Cardstock
  • Darice Fun Foam
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape

WPlus9 Watercolored Anemones Sympathy

I love Wplus9 flower stamps.  I recently purchased their Watercolored Anemones and dies and thought they would make a pretty sympathy card. When making a sympathy card I like to mix a pop of color with more subdued colors as well.  I liked the look of the tangerine and grey.

The stamp set comes with a bouquet of leaves and flowers and then there are individual layered flower stamps.  I stamped the bouquet with Altenew Silver Stone Ink on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock.

The sentiment is from Gina K. Designs Sentimental Bouquet and was stamped with Altenew Industrial Diamond ink and placed at the bottom of the grey bouquet.  Next the focal image was die cut with My Favorite Things Pierced Oval STAX and Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was added to the back.

The individual flowers were stamped with Altenew Rouge and Crimson on 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock.  The flower centers were stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black and then cut with the matching dies with the Sizzix Big Shot.  The lower flower was glued to the focal image oval with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the upper flower was adhered with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape for a little dimension.

For the card base a rectangle of Gina K. Designs 120# Navy Cardstock was cut with the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles and Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was added to the back.  Another rectangle was cut from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with my paper trimmer 1/8″ larger than the Lawn Fawn rectangle.  A third rectangle of Navy cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger than the white panel.  A top folding A2 Cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  All the panels were adhered together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Silver Sequins were added to finish the card.

Supplies Used:

  • WPlus9 Watercolored Anemones
  • Gina K. Designs Sentimental Bouquet
  • Altenew: Silver Stone; Industrial Diamond; Rouge; Crimson
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Oval STAX
  • Gina K. Designs 120# and 80# White Cardstock
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Silver
  • Darice Fun Foam
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Navy

Celebrate with with WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet Dahlias

This card was created with WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet Dahlias.  It was printed and cut with the Silhouette Cameo on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock.

Usually before I color a stamp I search on the internet for images of the flower.  I wanted the Dahlias to have a two toned look of orange and yellow and I really like the way it turned out.  The Copic markers used are listed below.

I die cut a panel of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles and then ran it through the Big Shot again with the Cricut Oxford Embossing Folder.  I then cut some mirror cardstock to be 1/8″ larger than the embossed panel and adhered to two together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  A panel of Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was cut just smaller than the embossed panel and both were adhered together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

I used the Neat & Tangled Celebrate die and shadow for the sentiment.  I wanted the sentiment to match the flowers and so I colored a scrap of white cardstock with the same Copic markers in a ombre from darkest to light.  The shadow was cut with gold mirror cardstock.  The flowers and sentiment were adhered to the card using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet Dahlias
  • Neat & Tangled Celebrate Die
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: R29, R27, R24; Y13, R02, R05, R08; G24, G99; YG97, YG95, YG93; G94, G24; G94, G28; B37, B34, B0000
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Cricut Oxford Embossing Folder

 

 

Happy Birthday Aunt Leora

My Aunt Leora turned 100 years old the end of November.  She is an amazing lady, still active, her mind is sharp, and she says she has no aches or pain.  Lucky Aunt Leora!  Her favorite color is red and so I made the following card to celebrate her special day.

I used my Silhouette Cameo to print and cut the Power Poppy Camellia digital stamp  on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock.  I colored the image with the Copic marker listed below.  I cut a panel of Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and the Big Shot with the Cricut Oxford Embossing Folder to add dimension and interest to the card.  I added some Darice Adhesive Fun Foam to the back and adhered it to a top folding A2 card made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and adhered the panel with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts Yummy Treats and was stamped with VersaMark Ink on Gina K. Designs Black 120# Cardstock and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder.  It was adhered to the front of the card with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

Products used:

  • Power Poppy Camellias Digital Stamp
  • Hero Arts Yummy Treats
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers: R35, R46, R59, R89; YG03, YG17, YG67; B0000
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Cricut Oxford Embossing Folder

Happy Birthday Wishes (Power Poppy Camellias)

I really like using the digital images from Power Poppy.  They can be printed to any size you desire, and when printed using the Silhouette Cameo you can have it cut around the image, much like using a die.

I made two birthday cards with the Power Poppy Camellias.  My favorite is the one with pink and purple flowers, but the metallic center of the flowers in the second it beautiful as well. Both cards were printed on Canson 90# Watercolor Paper and then watercolored with Winsor & Newton’s Artist Grade Half Pan 24 Watercolor Set.

Both Cards were assembled with an A2 top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Both had a rectangle die cut from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes out of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock.  Both rectangles were embossed using the Cricut Oxford Embossing Folder, which were applied to the cardbase using Darice Adhesive Fun Foam.  Both focal images were applied using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape with sentiment banners made from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock.  But because of the differences in color they each have a unique feel.

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The sentiment used for this card was from Gina K. Designs Birthday Greetings, stamped on Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and Heat Embossed with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder.

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The sentiment from this card is from the Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings stamp set.  The word belated was eliminated from the beginning of the phrase.  The sentiment was stamped on Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and Heat Embossed with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder. The stamen in the flowers were painted using FineTec 630 Arabic-Gold.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • Canson 90# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Power Poppy Camellias Digital Stamp
  • Gina K. Designs Birthday Greetings
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • FineTec Gold Watercolor
  • Winsor & Newton Artists Grade 24 Half Pan Watercolor Set
  • Cricut Oxford Embossing Folder
  • VersaMark Ink

 

Blessed is the Season Christmas Card

This is the second Christmas card I created.  It too is a very simple card and would be easy to mass produce.  I cut a rectangle from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  I placed the rectangle in my MISTI and stamped the trees from Gina K. Designs Blessed is the Season with VersaMark Ink.  The image was covered with Ranger Gold Embossing Powder and heat set with the Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts Very Merry Christmas stamp set and was stamped and embossed in the same manner.

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The white and gold are beautiful.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Blessed is the Season
  • Hero Arts Very Merry Christmas
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
  • Darice White Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive

Beautiful Bouquet Birthday Mums

This card also used some of the beautiful paper I have in my stash. Today I picked a pink with gold foil polka dots from DCWV Happy Day Stack Paper. You can probably tell by the cards I create that I love the look of flowers. This time I used WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet Mums Stamp.

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I stamped the image on Strathmore 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper with VersaMark Ink, treating it with an Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Pad to remove any oils from the paper. I sprinkled Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and heat set it with the Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.

The side fold cardbase was make from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored with the ScorBuddy and the Simon Says Stamp Small Teflon Bone Folder to 4 1/4″. A panel of the patterned paper was cut with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and adhered to the card with Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.

I watercolored the image with Distress Ink.  Because of the color of the paper the ink used were: Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters. Once the image was dry I cut it with the largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles Die. A panel of Paper Accents Gold Mirror cardstock was added behind the focal image to make it pop and all was adhered with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • DCWV Happy Day Stack Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Strathmore 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Paper
  • WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet Mums Stamp
  • Gina K. Designs Birthday Greetings Stamp
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Distress Ink: Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Die
  • Sizzix Big Shot