Happy Birthday KaraLee

KaraLee is a delightful young woman at church who recently turned 16, which is such an exciting age.  Her favorite color is turquoise.  She has beautiful long, blond hair and big blue eyes.  I used the Make It Crafty Jacinta Sitting and Thinking Digi Stamp for her birthday card this year.

I printed the image with my laser jet printer onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.  This allows for coloring with Copic Markers without the lines bleeding.  Markers used were: BG18, BG16, BG13, BG11; G24, G94; E35, E53, E50; E11, E01, E000, R20, R21; C0, C1, C2, C4, C6; B12, B000.

Once the coloring was complete I used the PIXScan Mat to cut around the image with the Silhouette Cameo.  I traced around the cutout image on some Darice Sticky Foam, cut it with scissors and adhered it to the back of the focal image.  A rectangle of the same white cardstock was die cut using a Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle Die.  The focal image was then adhered to the front using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

A rectangle of green patterned paper was die cut using an A2 My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Die and the Scalloped Rectangle was adhered to the center using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

The sentiment is from Gina K. Designs Birthday Greetings and was stamped on a strip of vellum with Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers Ink and then heat embossed with Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder.  The vellum sentiment was then wrapped around the green rectangle and adhered to the back with plain old scotch tape.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image panel was adhered to the front with the same dotliner adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Make It Crafty Jacinta Sitting and Thinking Digi Stamp
  • Gina K. Designs Birthday Greetings
  • Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers Ink
  • Copic Markers: BG18, BG16, BG13, BG11; G24, G94; E35, E53, E50; E11, E01, E000, R20, R21; C0, C1, C2, C4, C6; B12, B000
  • Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder
  • Paper Accents Vellum
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Recollections Bright & Basic Cardstock
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

 

Watercolored Mother’s Day Card 2

I was asked to help the 12 and 13 year-old girls in my church make cards for the mothers.  I decided to use a watercolor medium.  I printed this image from Sparkle ‘n Sprinkle called Beautiful Magnolia on Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper  I created several card as example so they could make a selection on what they wanted to use for their mothers.  This is the second example card.

Since this was not an embossed image it was necessary to talk with the girls about the importance of not working on petals of the flower right next to one another.  It was colored with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers026 Light Pink, 045 Pale Green, 048 Emerald Green.  The color on the flowers was added to the base of a petal and then spread through with a watercolor brush.  For the leaves the darker color was added to the veins and base and then the lighter color was used to meet that color and spread it throughout the leaf.  Once the image was colored and dry it was run through the Big Shot with a Gina Marie Designs Loopy Rectangle Die, which add a beautiful border to the image.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back for dimension when adhering to the front of a side folding A2 cardbase made from some pink cardstock I had in my stash.

The sentiment is a combination of stamping and die cutting. The stamped sentiment from Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves was stamped on Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder using Marvy Embossing Tool. It was cut into a then strip and 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape. One of the Mom words from SugarPea Designs Mom Words Die Set was cut from Tonic Gold Pearl Mirror Satin Cardstock and adhered to the lower right of the card and the sentiment was adhered above.

Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins were scattered on the front, adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Sparkle ‘n Sprinkle Beautiful Magnolia
  • Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves
  • SugarPea Designs Mom Words Die
  • ZIG Clean Brush Markers: 026 Light Pink, 045 Pale Green, 048 Emerald Green
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins
  • Gina K. Designs Onyx Black Base Weight Cardstock
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

You Are Sew Special Quilt Block Card

This is another card that was made with the Gina Marie Designs Quilt Block #8 Die and the Jillian Vance Sew Special Stamp Set.  The nice thing about die cutting the die from multiple patterned papers is that you can make multiple cards with a similar design.  If you look at other cards made with this die you will see how the different patterned papers have made equally pretty cards using the papers in different portions of the quilt frame.  Two are shown below with the “You Are Sew Special” sentiment.

PRODUCTS USED:

Card #1

  • Gina Marie Designs Quilt Block #8
  • Jillian Vance Sew Special Stamp Set
  • Authentique Flourish Paper Pack
  • Paper Accents Glossy Gold Cardstock
  • Pebbles Front Porch Paper Pack
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • MFT Pierced Circle STAX
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Cream Organza Ribbon from Stash

Card #2

  • Gina Marie Designs Quilt Block #8
  • Jillian Vance Sew Special Stamp Set
  • Echo Park Wedding Bliss
  • Paper Accents Glossy Gold
  • Pebbles Front Porch
  • Authentique Flourish
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • MFT Pierced Circle STAX
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Pink Ribbon from Stash

 

Sorry You’re Feeling Sew Sew

This is another card made with the Gina Marie Quilt Block #8 Die and the Jillian Vance Sew Special Stamp Set.  This time the sentiment used is for a perfect get well card.

In order to make the card you die cut the quilt block from four different patterned papers, backed with Be Creative Tape which allows them to be pieced into the frame.  I cute a square piece of cardstock slightly smaller than the frame and then add the different fabric type cardstock into the block.  Once the quilt is assembled Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back.  The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink in the lower right of a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder with the Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.  An ivory organza bow was died above the sentiment and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina Marie Designs Quilt Block #8
  • Jillian Vance Sew Special Stamp Set
  • Echo Park Wedding Bliss
  • Paper Accents Glossy Gold
  • Pebbles Front Porch
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • MFT Pierced Circle STAX
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Cream Organza Ribbon from Stash

Memories Are Stitched With Love Quilt Block

Recently I purchased the Jillian Vance Design Sew Special Stamp Set and love the sentiments.  They go perfectly with any quilt die set you may have.  For this card I used the Gina Marie Designs Quilt Block #8.

I had this beautiful floral patterned paper with a back background that I loved and decided to use it as the color inspiration for creating this quilt block.  The most important thing to keep in mind when creating a quilt block card is to use small patterns in the paper selected.

I like to back any papers I am using for a design with Be Creative Tape before die cutting.  They way it is very simple to adhered the different papers into the design.

I think the sentiment used for this card would also make a wonderful sympathy card, since it our memories that we treasure the most after a loved one is gone.  It would also make a great Thinking of You card.  Love the way this turned out.   I will be using this die cut and stamp set a lot.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina Marie Designs Quilt Block #8
  • Jillian Vance Sew Special Stamp Set
  • Echo Park Wedding Bliss
  • Paper Accents Glossy Gold
  • Pebbles Front Porch
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Forest Green Cardstock from Stash
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam