Believe in Miracles Hello Card

I have used the sentiments in Simon Says Stamp Believe in Miracles, but I had not yet used the flowers.  I cut some outlines of the flowers and leaves with the Silhouette from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and stamped them in Altenew inks (listed below).  These are outline images and so I decided to color them using Copic Markers (colors listed below).  Once I was done with the coloring it was time to assemble the card.

I die cut a rectangle of the 80# cardstock with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and then laid the flowers and leaves out to determine where I wanted to stamp the sentiment, which is from Hero Arts Spring Hello, stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black, using the MISTI to be able to stamp multiple times to get a crisp image.

I adhered all the flowers except the large blue one with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  It was at this point that I decided I wanted a sky background and so I used the Inkylicious Ink Duster Bending Brush to apply Distress Tumbled Glass Ink from the upper right corner into the center of the card.  The large blue flower was adhered using 3M ½” Foam Tape.  Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the focal image rectangle.  A landscape A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was adhered with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  In looking at the card I decided that the flowers needed to have something to make them pop and so I added Stickles Tidings to the centers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Look for the Miracles
  • Hero Arts Spring Hello
  • Altenew Inks: Coral Berry, Ruby Red, Ocean Waves, Dusk
  • Copic Markers: BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, BG75; BG15, BG45, BG32, BG34; R20, R21, R22; R32, R35, R37; G20, G24, G43
  • Distress Ink Tumbled Glass
  • Inkylicioius Ink Duster Blending Brush
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Stickles Tinsel

Spring Flowers and More Spring Flowers Hello Card

This past week I finally got the new Simon Says Stamp More Spring Flowers.  I already had the Spring Flowers stamp and die and wanted to create a card using both.  I’m ready for spring and liked the way it turned out.

I stamped the flower and leaf images on 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, which is Copic friendly and doesn’t bleed when coloring the images.  The Copic colors used were: Y11, Y15, Y18; B91, B93, B95; YG03, YG17, YG67; G20, G24, G46; RV11, RV13, RV14; V12, V15, V17.  I stamped multiple stems and stem and leaf combinations so that I could have options when assembling the flowers into a bouquet.

To add dimension and interest behind the flower bouquet I die cut a rectangle of 80# white cardstock with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and then ran it through the Big Shot again with the Lifestyle Crafts Chain Embossing Folder.

It was now time to determine the layout of the bouquet.  I began by placing the flower where I wanted them on the embossed rectangle.  Next I determined which stems and leaves would make the most pleasing arrangements.  Once this was complete I carefully would lift each stem and add a little Ranger Multi Medium Matte to adhere them together.  Once that was done I adhered the flowers to the appropriate stem.   A few leaves were added to balance the focal image.  I wanted the stems to be adhered directly to the embossed rectangle, but I thought it would add more interest if some of the flowers were lifted, so I added a strip of 3M ½” Foam Tape to the back of the rose, purple crocus, and the yellow flower.  I peeled the backing from the foam tape, added Ranger Multi Medium Matte to the stems and adhered the entire bouquet to the embossed rectangle.  To cover some of the stems at the bottom some die cut grass was added.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts Stamp & Cut Hello and was cut from 120# Gina K. Designs Black Cardstock and adhered to the bottom of the embossed rectangle with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was cut using the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle, which is just smaller than the embossed rectangle, and the foam was adhered to the back of the focal image panel.  Zookwang Scor-Tape was then added to the fun foam and the focal image was adhered to the front of the cardbase.  As a finishing touch, Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Glitter was added to the flowers.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Spring Flowers and More Spring Flowers Stamps and Dies
  • Hero Arts Stamp & Cut Hello
  • Copic Markers: Y11, Y15, Y18; B91, B93, B95; YG03, YG17, YG67; G20, G24, G46; RV11, RV13, RV14; V12, V15, V17
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Die
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Lifestyle Crafts Chain Embossing Folder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • Sookwang Scor-Tape
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

By The Sea Welcome Card

I wanted to create a masculine welcome card for a new gentleman who had moved into our church.  Gina K. Designs By the Sea would make a good card.

When creating cards with this stamp set I like to ink blend a background with the sea and sky.  To create the sun I took a full sticky backed Post-it and die cut a small circle with Simon Says Stamp Nested Circle.  I placed the negative Post-it in the upper left of the background and ink blended it with Distress Squeezed Lemonade and Fossilized Amber.

I then stamped the lighthouse image to the right of the background with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  I used a Copic friendly marker to extend the hillside on the left of the image. I cut some Post-its to cover the lighthouse and land and then covered the sun with the circle Post-it and placed several Post-its below the horizon and ink blended the sky with Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Ink.  I then moved the Post-Its to cover the sky and ink blended the ocean using Tumbled Glass and Broken China.  The land was ink blended with Crushed Olive and Peeled Paint.

Copic Markers were used to color the lighthouse and rock base.  Colors used were:  Lighthouse/B95, B97, B99, C0, C01, C02, Y15, Y17, YR24; Rocks/C3, C4, C5, C6.

The birds are from Gina K. Designs By The Sea II and were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  The sentiment is from Avery Elle We R Family Additions and was also stamped with the same ink.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs By the Sea and By the Sea II
  • Avery Elle We R Family Additions
  • Distress Ink: Salty Ocean/Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean; Sky/Tumbled Glass, Broken China; Grass/Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint; Sun/Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber
  • Copic Markers: Lighthouse/B95, B97, B99, C0, C01, C02, Y15, Y17, YR24; Rocks/C3, C4, C5, C6
  • Memento Tuxedo Black and Cracked Pistachio
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Post-it Full Adhesive
  • Tombo Mono Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Simon Says Stamp Nested Circles, Stitched Rectangles, Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock

By the Sea Landscape Hello Card

This card was inspired by a card I saw on online by Theresa Momber.

I began with a 5 ½” x 4 ¼” rectangle from Gina K. Designs 80# Ivory Cardstock.  To create the sky and water I used full adhesive Post-its.  I created the sky first by ink blending Antique Linen and Vintage Photo.  To create the clouds I cut some clouds out of another Post-it and used the negative space to ink blend some Vintage Photo into the lighter areas of the sky.  I then moved the post-its to cover the sky and ink blended the horizon/water with Fossilized Amber, Brushed Corduroy, and Peanut Brittle.  The darker areas on the outside of the rectangle are land and the lighter area in the center represents a cove for boats to sail into.

Once the ink blending was done it was time to begin stamping.  I used the pine trees from Gina K. Designs Blessed is the Season and stamped them with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink.  I did some second generation stamping for trees in the background.  Next I stamped the grass and sailboat from Gina K. Designs By the Sea with the same ink, then using By the Sea II I stamped the birds in the sky.

To assemble the card I die cut the focal image with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and then cut a slightly larger rectangle from Gina K. Designs 120# Chocolate Brown Cardstock  with Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and adhered to two together with Tombo Mono Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.

The sentiment is from Concord & 9th Hello Lovely and was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink in the lower right of the panel.  A rectangle of Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was cut smaller than the brown rectangle and adhered to the back for added dimension.  A cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock and the focal image was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Blessed is the Season
  • Gina K. Designs By the Sea and By the Sea II
  • Concord & 9th Hello Lovely
  • Distress Ink: Antique Linen, Fossilized Amber, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Peanut Brittle
  • Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Chocolate Brown Cardstock
  • Post-it Full Adhesive
  • Tombo Mono Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock

CTD433: Penny Black Stitched Flowers Sending You Love

I love the flowers from the Penny Black 2017 Release and purchased a lot of them.  This card is made from the Stitched Flowers stamp set.

I began by stamping the image a couple of times with VersaMark Ink on Canson XL Cold Press 140# Watercolor Paper.  Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder was applied and heat set with the Marvy Embossing Gun.

The sentiment is from Penny Black Happy Thoughts and was stamped between the two flower images with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with the same embossing powder.

I knew I wanted to watercolor these images and I have a lot of different watercolor mediums, but I don’t use my ZIG Clean Color Brushes very often so I pulled them out for this card.

The color scheme for the throwdown challenge this week was blue, green, and white.  The blue of the door in the image seemed more like a periwinkle blue and so I used both blue (030 Blue)and purple (080 Violet) to color the flowers, putting the blue at the base and the purple at the tip and then blending the two colors together.  For the leaves and vines I used 004 FL Green and 040 Green.

I love the sentiment because it could be used for a lot of different themes, thinking of you, birthday, encouragement, whatever the need may be. Since the sentiment was embossed in white I needed to add a background color that would allow it to show and I chose 031 Cobalt Blue, concentrating more color around the sentiment and blending it out to the edges.

Once the watercolor was dry I ran the focal image through the Sizzix Big Shot with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  To make the blue flowers pop I went to my scraps of paper and pulled out some blue cardstock to match the flowers and die cut it with the rectangle from WPlus9 Gift Card Layers.  This die cuts an A2 size rectangle that completely covers the front of a card.

A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and it was now time to assemble the card.  I glued the blue rectangle to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  I cut a rectangle of Darice Adhesive Fun Foam 1/8″ smaller than the focal image and applied it to the back.  To adhere it to the card front I added Tombo Mono Multi Glue to the back of the fun foam and added it to the card.  I thought about adding sequins or enamel dots to the card, but thought that there was enough details to the image that it would be better to not have anything else competing with the image and so the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Penny Black Stitched Flowers
  • Penny Black Happy Thoughts
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens: 030 Blue, 080 Violet, 004 FL Green, 040 Green, and 031 Cobalt Blue
  • Zakura Waterbrush Pen
  • Black Velvet Silver #8 Waterbrush
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • WPlus9 Gift Card Layers

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Masculine Silhouette Hello Cards

I needed some masculine hello cards, which I find more of a challenge, but I like the way these turned out. The Echo Park Dots & Stripes paper are beautiful yet simple.

As with the previous hello cards, This time I did not cut the word from the center of a rectangle.  I cut the word only from a scrap of paper with the Brannboll Fet font cut at 120 pt.  At the same time I cut a .04 outline of the word from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.

I created a rectangle of the polka dot paper with the Big Shot and the smallest Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangle.  I created a slightly larger rectangle from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock with the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes rectangle.

To assemble the card the polka dot and gold rectangles were adhered together using the Scotch ATG Glidder.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was added to the back of the panel and then it was adhered to a A2 side folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Kraft Cardstock.  The hello cutout and outline were adhered together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Adhesive Spray.  Strips of 3M 1/2 Foam Tape were added to the back of the word and it was adhered to the front of the polka dot panel with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

For this card the hello word was cut from the center of a 6″ x 4 3/4″ rectangle.  The rectangle was run through the Big Shot with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  A small rectangle of Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock was adhered to the back of polka dot rectangle behind the word cutout with Scotch Tape.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was then added to the back of the panel for dimension.  The rectangle was adhered to the a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Kraft Cardstock.

Small strips of 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape were added to the back of the word cutout, but even with the gold foil behind it and the added dimension it was getting lost so I ink blended some Barn Door Distress ink to the edges and this helped.  The backing on the foam tape was removed and the word was placed back into the rectangle and the card was done.

This card is exactly the same as the first but I used a different color of the Echo Park Dots & Stripes paper.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Echo Park Dots & Stripes Gray and Gold and Red and Gold Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Kraft Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundles of Stitched Shapes Rectangle die
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles die
  • Silhouette Word Cut – Brannboll Fet 120 pt. / Offset .04
  • 3M 1/2 Foam Tape
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Scotch Tape

Gold Rose Background Hello

This is the third design of hello card I created.  I found this beautiful paper in the Craft Smith Blush Glam Cardstock Pack.  I think it made a stunning card.

As with the previous hello cards, I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut a 6″ x 4 3/4″ rectangle and centered the word hello in that shape.  The font used was Brannboll Fet cut at 120 pt.

I ran the rectangle through the Big Shot with the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes rectangle to give it a stitched border.  I cut a small rectangle of Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock to place behind the word cutout and taped it in place with regular scotch tape.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was added to the back of the panel for added dimension.  An A2 side folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the hello panel with adhered with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

It was very pretty and I could have left it that way and been happy with it, but I felt that it needed a little something extra to break up all the gold foil.  I die cut the My Favorite Things Hybrid Camellia die from Doodlebug White Sprinkles Vellum and the leaves from Grafix 30# Leaf Green Vellum with My Favorite Things Layered Leaves die and glued it in the upper right corner of the card with Ranger Multi Matte Medium and liked it much better.

Very simple to make, but an elegant hello card to send to someone.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Craft Smith Blush Glam Cardstock Pack
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Doodlebug White Sprinkles Vellum
  • Grafix 30# Leaf Green Vellum
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundles of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • My Favorite Things Hybrid Camellia die
  • My Favorite Things Layered Leaves die
  • Silhouette Word Cut – Brannboll Fet 120 pt. / Offset .04
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Scotch Tape
  • Ranger Multi Matte Medium

Silhouette Hello Card

I send out Hello or Welcome cards to all the new people who move into our church.  In January there were quite a few.  I wanted to create some cards with a large die cut “hello” but I didn’t have a die large enough for what I wanted, so I decided to use my Silhouette Cameo.  I picked out some patterned paper that I liked and created a cut file with the Brannboll Fet font at 120 pt.  For these two cards I used paper from the DCWV Happy Day Cardstock Stack.

For the first card I created a rectangle that was 6″ by 5″ and centered the word “hello” in the rectangle.  Once cutting the file was complete, I removed the word cutout from the rectangle and set it aside to use on the next card.  I ran the rectangle through the Big Shot with both the WPlus9 Gift Card Layers Rectangle and the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles to create a frame.  I added 3M 1/2″ Foam tape to the back of the frame and added it to a side fold A2 size card made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  I felt that something was missing when the word rectangle was placed in the frame and so I decided to back the word with a rectangle of matching pink cardstock I had in my stash and liked it much better.  It was glued to the back of the patterned paper with Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive and then both were glued into the center of the frame with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

For added embellishment a flower was created from Doodlebug White Sprinkles Vellum by die cutting and assembling My Favorite Things Hybrid Camellia flower.  The leaves were made from Grafix 30# Leaf Green Vellum and cut with the My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers.  These were glued together using Ranger Multi Matte Medium and then glued to the lower right of the card front.

For the second card I used the hello word I had set aside earlier.  It is hard to tell in the pictures, but the patterned paper flowers have gold centers.  I die cut a rectangle using Simon Says Stamp Bundles of Stitched Shapes Rectangle die and glued it to a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  To make the word stand out on the rectangle I created a .04 outline of the word in my Silhouette and die cut it from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.  Because mirror cardstock is such a slick surface I sprayed the back of the patterned paper “hello” with Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive to glue the two cutouts together.

Even with the gold outline the “hello” word faded into the patterned paper rectangle and so I cut a smaller rectangle from pink cardstock I had in my stash with the largest Avery Elle Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles and then glued the “hello” word to the center with Tombo Mono Multi Glue. Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was added to the back of the pink rectangle and then adhered to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The flower and leaves for this card were created by die cutting My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers die from Doodlebug White Sprinkles Vellum and the leaves were cut from Grafix 30# Leaf Green Vellum with the same die. The flower center was die cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock with My Favorite Things Plentiful Petals die.  Ranger Multi Medium Matte was used to created the flower and glue it to the lower right of the card front.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • DCWV Happy Day Cardstock Stack
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Doodlebug White Sprinkles Vellum
  • Grafix 30# Leaf Green Vellum
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers die
  • My Favorite Things Plentiful Petals die (flower center)
  • My Favorite Things Hybrid Camellia die
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundles of Stitched Shapes Rectangle die
  • Silhouette Word Cut – Brannboll Fet 120 pt. / Offset .04
  • My Favorite Things Hybrid Camellia die
  • Simon Says Stamp Shapes Rectangle die
  • WPlus9 Gift Card Layers
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles die
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Silhouette Word Cut – Brannboll Fet 120 pt. / Offset .04
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Matte Medium

My Favorite Things Morocco Background with Flowers and Leaf Trio Birthday

I love a pretty background die.  This card was made using My Favorite Things Modern Morocco, which was die cut out of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock three times and adhered together using Elmer’s Adhesive Spray to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The white on white makes a clean and simple, yet elegant card.

The flowers were die cut out of We R Memory Keepers Purple Polka Dot Vellum using several My Favorite Things flower dies (Flowers and Leaf Trio, Gerbera Daisy, and Plentiful Petals) and adhered with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The pearl centers are from my stash of embellishments.  The flourish was cut from Grafix 30# Green Leaf Vellum using My Favorite Things Fancy Flourish die.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts Little One and stamped on Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and embossed with Recollections Snow Embossing Powder.  It was adhered to the bottom of the card with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Modern Morocco Coverup
  • My Favorite Things Fancy Flourish die
  • Hero Arts Little One Stamp Set
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • We R Memory Keepers Purple Polka Dot Vellum
  • Grafix 30# Green Leaf Vellum
  • My Favorite Things Flowers and Leaf Trio, Gerbera Daisy, and Plentiful Petal dies
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Recollections Snow Embossing Powder
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue

 

 

Power Poppy French Lilac Hello

Some of the sweetest smelling flowers of spring are lilacs.  I really love this image from Power Poppy called French Lilacs.  It was printed and cut using the Silhouette Cameo and then colored with Copic Markers (colors listed below).

When creating a clean and simple white card I like to add dimension by adding a panel that has been dry embossed.  This card uses the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder.  First the panel was cut using the largest rectangle from Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles and embossing it with the folder.

A panel of mirror gold cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger than the panel and both were adhered together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then adhered directly to a top folding A2 Card made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The focal image was adhered to the front of the panel using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

The sentiment was cut from mirror gold cardstock using Hero Arts Hello Stamp and Cut.  When adding dimension to a die cut sentiment you can either cut several words and glue them together, or in this case I die cut Darice Adhesive Fun Foam and then glued to the panel using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy French Lilac
  • Hero Arts Hello
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: V04, V06, V09; YG61, YG63; YG67; R35, R46, R59; B0000
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape