Kraft and Patterned Paper Hello

I love when you can create a great card that takes hardly any time.  I usually do this by using patterned paper.  For the card below I pulled some great woodgrain paper from DCWV’s Gilded Paper Stack, die cut the word “hello” from it and then added a panel of Embossed Kraft Cardstock on top with a little twine.  A quick and simple card.

Products Used:

  • My Favorite Things Happy Hello
  • Cuttlebug Feathers and Arrows Dies
  • DCWV The Gilded Paper Stack
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • Kraft Cardstock from Scraps
  • Sizzix 3-D Feathers Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Beautiful Flowers 2 Bouquet Watercolor Hello

In the Online Card Classes Color Theory course you learned about hues of color and how adding water to hues changes the intensity of the colors.  This card has a much softer feel because of the lighter hues of the primary colors used.

Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers 2 has both a large bouquet of flowers along with individual flowers that can be used in creating a card.  For this card I stamped the large bouquet onto Acquarello Artistico Extra White 140# Watercolor Paper with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  All of the primary colors were used, along with the secondary color of green, but the hues used were very light because a lot of water was added to each color.

Once the watercolor was dry the bouquet was die cut using the matching die.  To add dimension to the card the bouquet was traced onto Darice Sticky Back Foam, fussy cut, and then adhered to the back.  A rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock was die cut using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle and ink blended with Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass.

A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the blue panel and it was then adhered to the card front.  The flower bouquet was placed on the card front to determine where to stamp the sentiment from Gina K. Designs Rose Bouquet, which was stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with the same gold embossing powder.  The flower bouquet was then adhered to the front of the cardbase with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  As a final embellishment Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins were scattered around the flower bouquet.

PRODUCTS USED:

Introduction to Color Theory Primary Colors – Day 1

  • Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers 2
  • Gina K. Designs Rose Bouquet
  • Daniel Smith Watercolors: Cerulean Blue, Chromium; Hansa Yellow Light; Quinacridone Rose
  • Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Acquarello Artistico Extra White 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

MFT Summer School Primary Colors and Symmetry Celebrate You

For this card I combined both the Primary Colors and Symmetry instructions.    I could probably fall in white space as well, but I decided to focus on these two elements.  Red, blue, and yellow really do make a card that is pleasing to the eye, and when keeping the rule of thirds in mind it is even more enhanced.

I had created a card not long ago using My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers.  In that card I keep all the flowers white, but I thought it could be equally as pleasing to the eye using the primary colors.  I die cut the flowers and their centers from scraps of red, blue, and yellow cardstock.  I arranged the flowers in the top two-thirds of the card and used the bottom third for the sentiment.  The flowers were arranged in a pyramid formation, which is also pleasing to the eye.

A side folding A2 Cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The flower were adhered together using Ranger Multi Medium Matte, with the exception of the center flower which was adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  I added a little Copic Marker Y17 to the flower centers for a little added visual interest.

The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Celebrate You.  I went through my swatch book to try and find a matching blue ink to stamp the sentiment.  The closest that I had was Gina K. Designs Blue Raspberry.

After the card was assembled I decided to pull out some gold rhinestones from my stash and add them to the centers of the flowers.  Not sure if I liked it any better, but it does add some bling.

I had enough flowers left over that I made a second card using the rule of symmetry.

I decided to adhere the flowers to a smaller scalloped rectangle cut from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a Gina Marie Designs Stitched Scalloped Rectangle.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back.

The cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the front was embossed using the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder.  The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Happy Hellos.  It was cut from both red and blue cardstock and adhered together on a slight offset.

Products Used Card #1:

  • My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers
  • My Favorite Things Celebrate You
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Red, Blue, Yellow cardstock scraps
  • Gina K. Designs Blue Raspberry Ink
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Gold Rhinestones

Products Used Card #2:

  • My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers
  • My Favorite Things Happy Hellos
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Red, Blue, Yellow cardstock scraps
  • Gina Marie Designs Stitched Scalloped Rectangle
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Gold Rhinestones

 

MFT Summer School White Space Flower Fusion Cover Up

I love My Favorite Things Summer School videos.  They are so instructional and really fun to play along with.  The first challenge this year was using white space.  Most of the cards I have created thus far fall into this category because I like a lot of white space on my cards.  They may fall into other categories as well, but white space is definitely part of what I love.  Here is my first card.

I love the beautiful cards that the My Favorite Things Flower Fusion Background die makes.  You really don’t have to do anything else but add it to a card front.  For this card I added Darice Sticky Back Foam to the back of a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock for added dimension.  I adhered it to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

For added visual interest I added white pearl flower centers.  For the sentiment I first tried using the scripty hello from My Favorite Things Happy Hellos, but it just got lost on the background, so I decided to use the  block “hello” instead.  I cut it from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock four times and adhered the letters together with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  To adhere the letters to the card front I used Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  I love the way the back looks against all the white.

Products Used:

  • My Favorite Things Flower Fusion Die
  • My Favorite Things Happy Hellos
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Carstock
  • White Pearls
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

3-D Mechanics Masculine Hello

I really like this new Sizzix 3-D Texture Embossing Folder.  It is perfect for masculine cards.  I embossed it on Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock and distressed it with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed it with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  Love the distressed/tarnished look it gives to a card.

Once the embossing was complete I ran the panel through the Big Shot with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX die.  It was then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black cardstock using Be Creative Tape.

The sentiment is one of the My Favorite Things Happy Hello dies and was cut four times from black cardstock, adhered together with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and then adhered with the same liquid glue to the bottom right of the card front.

A quick and easy card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Sizzix 3-D Texture Embossing Folder Mechanics
  • My Favorite Things Happy Hello Die
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Be Creative Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Black
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder
  • Marvy Embossing Heat Tool

Foundry Masculine Hello

I was in need for some masculine hello card to send to new members in our church.  A few of the new Sizzix 3-D Texture Embossing Plates are perfect and create really amazing cards.  For this card the embossing plate was used on Paper Accents Silver Mirror cardstock and then distress with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink.

The VersaFine ink really does dry on the mirror cardstock, so I dried it as best I could with a heat tool and then ran VersaMark Ink over the surface and heat embossed it with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  I love the distressed look this creates.

The embossed panel was run through the Big Shot again with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.  The sentiment is one of the My Favorite Things Happy Hello Dies.  It was cut from the embossed panel and an additional three times from a scrap of black cardstock.  All were adhered together using Ranger Multi Medium Matte and then inlaid back into focal image panel.

I was really happy with the way this turned out.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Sizzix 3-D Texture Embossing Folder Foundry
  • My Favorite Things Happy Hello Die
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Be Creative Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Black
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder
  • Marvy Embossing Heat Tool

Layered Daisies Hello III

This is the fourth hello/hi card made using Gina K. Designs Layered Daisies Stamp and Dies.  It is my least favorite.  I’m not that please with the way the vellum leaves look in the background, but it is still a pretty card.

The daisies were stamped onto some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Gina K. Designs inks (listed below).  A rectangle of the same cardstock was cut using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX die.  It was then run through the Big Shot with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder.  This is one of my favorite embossing folders for adding visual interest and dimension to a card.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the embossed rectangle and then it was adhered to the front of a side folded A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Leaf Green Base Weight Cardstock.

For a background to the daisies multiple Impression Obsession Leafy Branches were cut from Grafix Leaf Green 30# Vellum.  They were adhered to the embossed rectangle using small dots of Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  Two of the flowers were adhered on top with the same liquid glue and the large yellow flower was adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

Mama Elephant’s Hello Script Die was die cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and adhered directly to the card front with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Layered Daisies
  • Mama Elephant Hello Script Die
  • Impression Obsession Leafy Branch
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs Ink: Lemon Drop, Sweet Corn, Peach Bellini, Coral Reef, Jelly Bean Green, Grass Green
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Grass Green Cardstock
  • Grafix Leaf Green 30# Vellum
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Ebony Black
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Layered Daisies Hi

This is the third card I made with Gina K. Designs Layered Daisies Stamp and Die set.  To add visual interest to the card front a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock was cut using a Gina Marie Designs Loopy Rectangle.  I love the way it draws the eye to the beautiful flower arrangement.

The flowers were stamp on some Neena cardstock with Gina K. Designs inks (listed below) and then die cut with the matching dies.  The flowers were adhered in the lower left corner using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  The top flower and leaves were adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the others with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

The sentiment is one of the dies from the My Favorite Things Happy Hellos.  It was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and again from Darice Sticky Back Foam.  I had to place it a little higher on the card front than desired because it just didn’t fit in the lower right.  It was adhered using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  I’m still please with the overall design.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Fresh Asparagus Cardstock.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the loopy rectangle and it was adhered to the cardbase using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  Nuvo Crystal Drops in Ebony Black were added to the center of the daisies for added dimension and interest and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Layered Daisies
  • My Favorite Things Happy Hellos
  • Gina Marie Designs Loopy Rectangles
  • Gina K. Designs Ink: Sea Glass, Ocean Mist, Peach Bellini, Coral Reef, Fresh Asparagus, Jelly Bean Green, Grass Green
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Fresh Asparagus Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Ebony Black
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Layered Daisies Hello II

This is the second card that I made using Gina K. Designs Layered Daisies.  This time I had a coral and turquoise color scheme and used leaves from Altenew’s Adore You stamp set.

The daisies were stamped on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and stamped with Gina K. Designs inks, listed below.  The leaves  are from Altenew’s Adore You.  A rectangle of the same white cardstock was cut using a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle, which was adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Grass Green Base Weight Cardstock.

The wonky rectangle was adhered directly to the cardbase using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive Long.  The flowers were arranged the way I liked them and then picked up using Glad Press ‘n Seal, which allows you to keep them arranged and turn them over to add adhesive.  For this arrangement 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back and then placed on the wonky rectangle.

The sentiment was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock using the Mama Elephant Hello Script Die.  It was cut again from Darice Sticky Back Foam and the mirror cardstock was adhered to the front and then glued to the card front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Layered Daisies
  • Altenew Adore You (Leaves)
  • Mama Elephant Hello Script Die
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs Ink: Sea Glass, Ocean Mist, Peach Bellini, Coral Reef, Fresh Asparagus, Jelly Bean Green, Grass Green
  • Copic Markers: YG97, YG95, YG93
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Grass Green Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Nuvo Glitter Gloss Pen
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Ebony Black
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

 

Layered Daisies Hello I

I recently purchased Gina K. Designs Layered Daisies stamp set.  This is probably the easiest layering stamp set I have used to day, and it makes beautiful cards.

For this card I used a combination of purple and yellow Gina K. Designs Inks, with the centers being stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black and then Nuvo Crystal Drops in Ebony Black being added for dimension.

I stamped the daisies onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and die cut them with the matching dies.  For the flowers I die cut the Memory Box Lorelai Leaf Die several times from Gina K. Designs Grass Green Base Weight Cardstock and then used Copic Marker G94 to add depth and dimension.

A scalloped rectangle was cut for the Neena cardstock using a Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangles die.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller and adhered to the back.  The panel was adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase made from purple cardstock I had in my stash using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  The daisies were adhered directly to the scalloped rectangle with the same adhesive, tucking the leaves behind before permanently adhering the flowers, with the exception of one of the lower left yellow flowers which was adhered with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

The sentiment is from Concord & 9th Hello Lovely Stamp Set and was stamped using the MISTI and Hero Hues India Ink Black.  Love the way it turned out so much that I made three more cards with this stamp set.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Layered Daisies
  • Concord & 9th Hello Lovely
  • Memory Box Lorelai Leaf Die
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangles
  • Gina K. Designs Ink: Lovely Lavender, Wild Lilac, Lemon Drop, Sweet Corn
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Grass Green Cardstock
  • Purple Cardstock from Stash
  • Copic Markers G94
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Ebony Black
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen