Deep Pink Large Flower Thinking of You

I’ve used this image previously but this time I printed it on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a laser printer and colored it with Copic Markers. The flower is a corner image and so I die cut it with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle. It was matted with some black cardstock. Darice Foam Sheet was cut 1/8″ smaller to add dimension to the focal image rectangle.

The sentiment was stamped using Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink in the lower right. The focal image rectangle was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase with liquid glue and the card was done. A fairly quick and easy card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pinterest Digi Flower Image
  • Gina K. Designs Framescape Winter Trees
  • Copic Markers: R95, R81, R83, RV69; YG67, YG17, YG03, YR24, YR21
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Foam Sheet
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Hydrangea Happy Birthday

This beautiful, large hydrangea image is from Just Ink Line. It was printed onto some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and colored with Copic Markers.

To add visual interest the image was die cut with a Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle. The final embellishment was to Ranger Gold Stickles to the center of the flowers.

The sentiment is from Winnie & Walters The Party and was stamped with Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink. Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the focal image and it was adhered to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Just Ink Line Hydrangea
  • Winnie & Walter The Party
  • Copic Markers: BV04, B34, B32; YG67, YG17, YG03; Y15, Y26
  • Ranger Gold Stickles
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangles
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Fun Foam

Spring Flowers Thank You

Rather than purchasing new stamps all the time I am trying to use what I have. Michael will soon be retiring and I won’t have the funds that I’ve been used to all these years.

It has been quite some time since I used Simon Says Stamp Even More Spring Flowers. I stamped them on Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock and watercolored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. They were then die cut using the coordinating dies.

This time I cut a rectangle using a scalloped die and then ran it through with the Cricut Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder. It adds a lot of visual interest behind the flowers and draws your eye.

The sentiment was cut using mirror cardstock and again with sticky back foam. The flowers were arranged and picked up with Glad Press ‘n Seal, which keeps your arrangement together until you can determine here you want to place it. Because the “t” in the thanks overlapped the flowers the foam tape was cut away so that it would lay flat together. 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the flowers, holding them all together in a bunch and adhered to the upper left of the scalloped rectangle and the sentiment was in the lower right.

For a final embellishments gold sequins were scattered on the card. The focal image rectangle was then adhered to the side folding A2 cardbase and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Even More Spring Flowers
  • Karen Burniston Thank You
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 049 Green Shadow, 040 Green, 027 Dark Pink, 028 Pale Pink, 026 Light Pink, 021 Light Carmine
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Cricut Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Delicate Flowers Enjoy Every Moment

These are the last two flowers I stamped from Simon Says Stamp Delicate Flowers and colored with red Copic Markers.

For visual interest behind the focal image flowers I used the Mama Elephant Framed Tags/Artist Mat die. To add even more visual interest a panel was added behind the frame that had been embossed using the Gina Marie Designs Mandala Lace Cover Die. It is subtle, but very lovely close up.

Even though the embossed panel was a little rough the sentiment was stamped directly onto the embossing. Surprising it came out pretty well. I did take a black thin line pen and fill in just a few areas in the sentiment.

The flowers and leaves were added to the lower left of the frame using both liquid glue and foam tape. A little Ranger Gold Stickles was added to the open flower center and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Delicate Flowers
  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles
  • Copic Markers: R29, R27, R24, R22; YG67, YG17, YG03, C6
  • Mama Elephant Framed Tags/Artist Mat
  • Gina Maried Designs Mandala Lace Die
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# and #110 Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Ranger Gold Stickles
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Jubilant Today is All About You

These are such beautiful lily flowers in this stamp set. I guess I’ve been into soft colors lately and decided to use a soft pink. I decided to use silver embossing and then watercolor the image using ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

There is a fairly new marker color called 202 Peach Pink. It was perfect for a deeper pink in the center of the flower fading out to a light pink. I decided to watercolor a soft blue sky behind the flowers.

The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed silver as well.

To add visual interest to the card the focal image was die cut using a Gina Marie Designs Petite Looped Lace Rectangle. It goes perfectly with these delicate flowers.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Jubilant
  • Penny Black Smile Today
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers:202 Peach Pink, 044 Deep Green, 032 Persian Blue
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Gina Marie Designs Petite Looped Lace Rectangle
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock

Marble Background Fantasy Floral Birthday

I had created some watercolor backgrounds that were different shades of pink. I thought that it would make some beautiful 3D flowers, so I pulled out Altenew’s Fantasy Floral and die cut the layers, adhered them together with liquid glue. I had some green background that I thought would go good with the deep pink color and I used it to die cut the leaves.

I decided to use Gina Marie Designs’ Looped Lace Rectangle. Since I had stamped and embossed the sentiment in gold I decided to add a gold back behind the lacy background.

At the very end I decided it needed one more flower to balance out the arrangement, so I pulled out Altenew’s Garden Picks 3D dies and created the small flower at the bottom. I think it turned out beautiful. The picture doesn’t show how shiny and gorgeous the flowers are.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Fantasy Floral 3D
  • Altenew Garden Picks 3D
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Copic Markers: , RV14, RV13, RV11; RV99, RV69, R89, R59; G16, G09 G24
  • Gina Marie Designs Petite Looped Lace Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Cannon Glossy Photo Paper
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Marble Background Daisy Bouquet

This background is similar to the previous card. This time a cut it using a scalloped rectangle and decided to die cut this In/Out Daisy Bouquet. I first tried inlaying the daisy petals into the die with purple cardstock, but did like the way it look, so I used my Copic Markers to add shading, and that looked even worse. So I decided to die cut it again from white cardstock and lay it over the purple. You can see it peeking out once in a white, but I like that effect.

I added a purple die cut sentiment and white pearls to the center of each flower. Adhered the focal image panel to a top folding A2 cardbasee. Took a big of time, there are lot of petal and I did it twice, but I like the final product. Added Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen to make the petals shine and the card was done.

  • Gina Marie Designs Cut In/Cut Out Daisy Bouquet
  • Simon Says Stamp Happy Birthday Script
  • Copic Markers: V09, V06, RV14, RV13, RV11
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • Be Creative Double Sided Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Purple Cardstock from Scraps
  • Pearls from Stash

Peony Dream Happy Birthday to You

The Altenew Peony Dream 3D Die is a large image and really makes a statement on a card. I decided to use the yellow and orange combination that I used on previous card. It turned out more orange and coral with a hint of yellow, but I think it’s pretty.

I die cut the layers from Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock and colored them with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers. When assembling the layers I like to add some dimension between the bottom layers and the top.

To add visual interest I die cut a rectangle using Gina Marie Designs Lotus Blossom, stamped the sentiment at the bottom with Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink and adhered it to the card front with Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive. The flower was adhered using liquid glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Peony Dream 3D Dies
  • Lawn Fawn Scripty Sayings
  • Gina Marie Designs Lotus Blossom Rectangle
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 022 Carmine Red, 046 Mid Green, 050 Yellow
  • Ranger Crystal Stickles
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock

Spring Shower Flowers Happy Birthday

There are several ways that this cover die can be used. You remove the background and leave only the flowers behind. You can take the flowers and layer them together. Or you can do as I did and keep the flowers and background together. The easiest way to do this is to turn the panel over after die cutting and add a panel to the back holding all the pieces together. To color the flowers and leaves I did a very messy watercolor, going outside of the lines. This makes the coloring go very quickly. For a finished look the panel was die cut again and the flowers and leaves removed, leaving only the back behind. It was sprayed with Elmer’s Craft Bond Adhesive and placed over the messy watercolored panel, leaving behind and crisp and clean panel.

A frame was created by cutting a scalloped rectangle and then using another A2 stitched rectangle to cut out the center of the frame. It was adhered using foam tape around the edges.

The sentiment was stamped on black cardstock and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Altenew Spring Show Cover Die
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • My Favorite Things  A2 Rectangles
  • Altenew 36 Pan Watercolors: Pink Diamond, Cotton Candy, Coral Berry, Lavender Fields, Mountain Mist, Citrus Burst, Forest Glades, Frayed Leaf, Bamboo, Evergreen
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Fluttering By for a Happy Birthday

This is another couple of My Favorite Things dies I’ve had in my stash for a long time and decided to pull it out and make a card. I die cut them from Bristol Smooth Cardstock and watercolored them using Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors. Adhered them to a scalloped rectangle from Gina Marie Designs, and added to panel to a top folding A2 cardbase.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Flowers and Leaf Trio
  • My Favorite Things Fancy Flourish
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • Memory Box Blooming Chrysanthemums
  • My Favorite Things Pentiful Petals and Paper Smooches Pocket Wish (Flower Centers)
  • Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors: Prussian Blue, Cerulean Blue, Bright Clear Violet, Sap Green, Yellow Green
  • Winsor and Newton White Gouache
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam