Gold Foiled Mandala Lace Birthday Wishes

I decided to try foiling on a dark cardstock and used the Gina Marie Designs Mandala Lace Background die. It turned out beautiful on black cardstock from Gina K. Designs. Such an elegant look. I cut down the background with a stitched rectangle so that there was a small black border when it was adhered to a black cardbase using Simon Says Stamp Mama Foam Tape.

I wanted something elegant to add as focal interest and decided to cut the Altenew Fantasy Floral Layering Die with two different pink mirror cardstock. To make the base layer darker I used some Copic Markers. The leaf cluster was cut from green mirror cardstock.

The sentiment was hot foiled using the same gold foil and cut into a flagged banner with a Pink & Main Sentiment Strip. Foam tape was added to the back of the banner as well.

The banner was adhered to the flower and leaf with liquid glue and then the release paper was removed from the foam tape and everything was adhered to the lower left of the card.

A very elegant look with this pretty background.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina Marie Designs Mandala Lace Background Die
  • Altenew Fantasy Floral Dies
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Everyday Sentiments
  • Crafter’s Companion Papercraft Gold Hot Foil
  • Crafter’s Companion Mauve and Dusky Pink Mirror Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Green Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Pink & Main Sentiment Strip

Hot Foil Hope Your Birthday is a Hit

I used Gina Marie Designs Stud Dot Argyle Background to hot foil a panel with silver foil for this card. The foil adds such great visual interest to a card.

I have been pulling out some of my dies that I haven’t used for awhile. I love this Honey Bee Stamps for the Record stamp and dies. I am a music fan and the record, controls, and player arm makes a terrific card.

I used black, red, and silver mirror cardstock to cut out the elements of the record player. I used smaller circle dies to add behind the record and base of the arm to pop them up on the card.

I stamped the sentiment onto red mirror cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it silver. I love Honey Bee Stamps sentiments because they come with matching dies. I die cut the sentiment from red sticky back foam to pop it up on the card as well.

A top folding cardbase was used and the elements of the card were adhered with liquid glue.

This die set makes a great masculine birthday card, or its great for anyone who is a music lover.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Honey Bee Stamps For the Record Stamp and Dies
  • Gina Marie Designs Stud Dot Argyle
  • Crafter’s Companion Papercraft Silver Hot Foil
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangle
  • Paper Accents Red, Silver and Black Mirror Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape

Hot Foil Life’s A Journey Masculine Birthday Card II

This card uses the leftover dies from the previous card. The Cottage Cuts Racecars and Flags die has two different cars. This time I decided to adhered the elements directly to the background using liquid glue.

The background is the waste of a background create using Gina Marie Designs Stud Dot Argyle. Even the name of the die sounds masculine. When foiling waste you get a more distressed look to the foil. You will see there are few places where the foil didn’t adhere, but I kind of like that look. The edges of the foiling were overly distressed and so I decided to cut down the panel with a stitched rectangle.

I began by laying the elements of the card on the background panel and then start gluing things in place. I actually created this card before the previous one. I first removed all the checkers on the red flag and glued it to the background panel. I then carefully removed the checkers from the place die cut flag and adhered them in place with tiny dots of liquid glue. This took a bit of time, but I like the way it turned out. The red car was then placed and adhered and then the tired were layered and adhered in place.

The sentiment was stamped on a scrap black mirror cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed silver.

Foam tape was added to the foiled background focal image panel and it was adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase. If I had to do this card again I would add the red mat to the focal image panel and the sentiment, but I still like the look of the card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Cottage Cuts Racecars and Flags
  • Unity Stamps for the Guys
  • Gina Marie Designs Stud Dot Argyle
  • Crafter’s Companion Papercraft Silver Hot Foil
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label Die
  • Paper Accents Red, Silver and Black Mirror Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Glimmer Daisy Bouquet Happy Birthday

This card uses different hot foil techniques. The daisies are foiling a regular die, which gives you a fine gold border. The second is foiling the waste of another project, which gives a solid foil look with a pattern. I’ve had mixed success with foiling the waste, but this one turned out nice on Kraft cardstock. The sentiment and small leaf and flower is a hot foil stamp/die.

The daisies were colored with Copic Markers, which work great with hot foil. It resists the maker, but you need to work slowly and precisely to stay within the thin gold outlined. I decided to use a golden yellow. The daisy die comes with a coordinating outline die and works perfectly on foiled projects.

The foiled waste background was cut down using a stitched rectangle and adhered to a top folding Kraft cardbase with liquid glue. The daisy bouquet and sentiment were adhered using Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape.

The final embellishment was to add small gold rhinestones to the center of the larger flowers.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina Marie Designs Cut In/Cut Out Daisy Bouquet
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Stylish Script Happy Birthday
  • Copic Markers: YR24, YR23, YR21; E37, E35
  • China Flower Grid Background Die
  • Crafter’s Companion Papercraft Gold Hot Foil
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Kraft Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gold Rhinestones from Stash

Statement Flowers Card Gift Box

I decided to make one more set of cards for a Christmas Gift Box. I used the same flower image from Altenew’s Statement Flowers. I stamped it six times and colored with six different color schemes. I also included sentiments stamped on black cardstock with double sided tape added to the back. This way they can select the perfect sentiment for what they need.

I stamped the image onto Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento London Fog, leaving the stamp in the MISTI. I then colored the images with the Copic Markers listed below.

Once the coloring was complete I restamped the image with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. To add additional visual interest I cut down the image using the Memory Box Matinee Rectangle and adhered it to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase.

At the last minute I decided to add some sparkle to the petals with a Wink of Stella Sparkle Pen.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Statement Flowers
  • Gina K. Designs Peony Wishes, Stampin’ Up Blossoms in Bloom, Concord & 9th Hello Lovely, Simon Says Stamp Jumbo Stripes
  • Copic Markers:
    • RV23, RV02, RV00; YG57, YG17, YG03; G46, G24, YG03; YR23, YR20
    • RV69, R59, R39; YG57, YG17, YG03; YG99, YG97, YG91; YR24, YR23
    • Y38, Y35, Y32; G99, G94, G21; YG67, YG17, YG03; YR27, YR24
    • YR18, YR16, YR12; YG99, YG95, YG93; YG57, YG17, YG03; YR24, YR23
    • BV04, BV02, BV01, BV000; YR27, YR24; G99, G94, G21; YG67, YG17, YG03
    • R29, R27, R24, R22; YG99, YG95, YG93; G99, G94, G21; YG24, YG21
  • Memory Box Matinee Rectangle
  • Memento London Fog Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Wink of Stella Sparkle Pen

Wildflower Thinking of You

This image from Power Poppy is called Wildflower Mini, but when you get it in digital form you can size it large or small. I printed it onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a laser printer to ensure the lines don’t bleed when coloring with Copic Markers.

I used gray markers to ground the image so it didn’t look like it was floating in air. Once the coloring was done I stamped the sentiment below the flower image and used a scalloped rectangle to die cut the image. I like the way a pretty die cut lets the focal image pop when you are using white on white in a card.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the scalloped focal image and then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase with liquid glue. A few confetti and sequins were scattered around the image and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Wildflower Mini
  • Altenew Thinking of You
  • Copic Markers:  RV23, RV02, RV000; V17, V15, V12; R89, R59, R56; R24, R22, R20; Y08, Y06, Y04, Y02; B24, B23, B21; BG02, BG01, BG000, BG0000; G46, G24, G20; YG67, YG17, YG03; G99, G94; E29, E27, E25; E39, E37, E35; C2, C1, C0
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Confetti
  • Simon Says Stamp Watermelon Sequins
  • Neat & Tangled Starry Night Sequins
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Heard You’re Feeling Under the Weather

This is another image by Bird’s Cards that has the sentiment around the focal image. I also copied the image and erased everything around the umbrella so it could be cut alone and popped up with foam tape for visual dimension. I printed the image with a laser printer. I colored the umbrella with blue Copic Markers and used a Hero Arts Infinity Circle Die to cut out the circle and then added foam tape behind the umbrella and added it in the appropriate place.

I wanted a background that would really let the focal image and sentiment pop on the page and eventually setting on this pretty background die from Gina Marie Designs from some navy blue cardstock I had in scraps. I adhered the panel to a top folding A2 cardbase with Elmer’s Craft Bond Adhesive and adhered the focal image to the center of the background with liquid glue.

The final embellishments was to add Ranger Crystal Stickles to the raindrops and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Bird’s Cards Under the Weather Digi
  • Copic Markers: B39, B37, B34, B32; B00, B000, B000; C3, C1
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Scraps
  • Signo Uniball White Gel Pen
  • Ranger Crystal Stickles
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina Marie Designs Mandala Lace Background
  • Ellen Hutson Essential Circle Die
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Silhouette Cameo

I made a second card and colored the umbrella in a rainbow of green, yellow, and orange. This time I used Avery Elle’s Horizontal Stripes as the background the to sentiment focal image.

Spring Card Camp 2 Day 12 Beautiful Background Wish

Ashley Tucker showed how to use a thin rectangle die to create a graphic striped element to a card. I didn’t have a thin strip die, but I did have a quilt die from Gina Marie Designs. I decided to use this to create a striped line graphic element card.

The hardest part to the card was cutting it from eight different colors and finding the right strip in the color desired to create the design. It was actually more time consuming than the previous cards I made, but I like the overall look o f the card.

To adhered all the stripes in the right place I took a piece of Press ‘n Seal and placed the outline die onto the sticky surface. I then located the correct color shape for the pattern and placed it into the outline. It stayed in place because of the Press ‘n Seal. Once I had everything in place I used another piece of Press ‘n Seal and placed it over the front of the pattern. I carefully turned it over and removed the Press ‘n Seal on the back exposing the back of each strip so that liquid glue could be added to each strip, not putting any glue on the frame. I then took a rectangle of white card and placed it over all the strips of color. When the liquid glue was dry I turned of the rectangle and removed the outline. I then took an Ellen Hutson Essential Rectangle to size down the stripped panel so that it would leave some nice white space around the rectangle.

The Ellen Hutson Essential Rectangle cuts not only a rectangle shape, it also cuts a thin border. I cut the same size rectangle from white and added the thin border around the strips on the card front.

For a sentiment I decided to keep it simple and cut the large “wish” die from My Favorite Things out of gold glitter cardstock and adhered it in the center of the stripes.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina Marie Designs Woven Ribbons Card Panel
  • Ellen Hutson Essential Rectangle Die
  • My Favorite Things Wish
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Glitter Cardstock
  • Blue, Turquoise, Green, Yellow Cardstock from Scraps
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Botanical Have A Blooming Good Birthday

For Spring Card Camp2 day 5 I stamped both a purple and gold sentiment onto vellum and decided to use the gold on the card for the class. This left me with the purple sentiment strip and I didn’t want to throw it away, it was pretty. I had been experimenting with the Gemini Junior on embossing 3D embossing folder and had a panel that had been embossed using the Sizzix Botanical Embossing Folder sitting on my desk and decided to pair these two items into a card.

I had some purple ink and blending brushes on my desk from the previous card I had made and decided to add a bit a color to the raised flower images on the embossed panel. Next I pulled out a soft mint green ink and added color to the leaves and stems on the embossed background. I cut down the panel to be 1/4″ smaller than an A2 cardbase and wrapped the leftover vellum sentiment around the panel. Sticky back foam was then added to the back for dimension.

I went through my stash of cardstock until I found a mint green I could use for the cardbase. The embossed focal panel was adhered to the green card base with liquid glue, purple sequins were scattered in a few places, and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Wealth of Wishes
  • Sizzix 3D Texture Botanical Embossing Folder
  • Gina K. Designs Applemint and Wild Lilac
  • Distress Oxide Wilted Violet Ink
  • Hero Arts Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Wink of Stella Clear
  • Paper Accents Vellum
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Mint Green Cardstock from Stash
  • Scotch Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Buttons Galore Lila Sequin Mix
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Rose Bowl Thinking of You

After using this Penny Black image for some unique embossing technique in the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp, I decided to use it by stamping it with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and coloring it with Copic Markers.

It is a beautiful stamp and I think the pink roses turned out lovely. I added gray markers under the vase to ground the image. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp’s Delicate Flowers.

I die cut the image using a scalloped rectangle and added sticky back foam for dimension. It was adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase.

I added glossy accents to the vase to make it look like glass, and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Rose Bowl
  • Simon Says Stamp Delicate Flowers
  • Copic Markers: RV25, RV23, RV02, RV000; G02, G00, G000, G24, G21, G20; YR24, YR21, YR20; 04, B02, B01, B00, B000, B0000; BG000, BG0000; C2, C1
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Pale Gold
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen