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

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