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 it was 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

Autumn Leaves Welcome

This is the last fall leaf card that I made this week.  This time I created a top folding A2 card from some dark green cardstock I had in my stash.  I decided to have a two toned background for the front of the card and so I die cut a green rectangle with Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  00287w

For the sentiment I took a strip of the light orange cardstock and ink blended the edges with Rusty Hinge.  I ensured it was completely dry before stamping “welcome” from Hero Arts Little One in Simon Says Stamp Clear ink and embossing it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  To adhere the sentiment to the green rectangle I used 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  It needed a little something to separate the two so I pulled out some gold glitter cardstock and cut a thin strip and tucked it behind the sentiment, gluing it down with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

I cut the leaves and ink blended the edges with Distress Ink, colors used are listed below.  I arranged the leaves how I liked them and adhered them all using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  For a final touch I added a couple of the Little B Acorn Stickers from Simon Says Stamp October Card Kit of the Month, and fall colored sequins I had in my stash.

I decided to use some gold glitter cardstock behind the green rectangle and cut it 1/8″ larger.  Because of the rough texture of glitter cardstock I adhered the two together using Be Creative Tape and then adhered the entire panel to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves die
  • Stampendous Leaf die
  • Hero Arts Little One
  • Distress Ink: Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber, Forest Moss, Rusty Hinge, Gathered Twigs
  • Fall Colored Sequins
  • Little B Acorn Stickers
  • Be Creative Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape

Autumn Leaves Hello II

For this second card I changed the orientation to a side fold card made from Simon Says Stamp Dark Chocolate cardstock.  I once again pulled some scrap fall colors and die cut the leaves and inked the edges with Distress Ink, colors used are listed below. I die cut a rectangle from Lawn Fawn Fall Plaid Collection with Simon Says Bundle of Stitched Shapes and blended the edges with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink and applied directly to the cardbase with Tombo Adhesive Dot Runner.

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I cut the Hero Arts Hello die three times, one from dark chocolate, again with yellow and the last from gold glitter cardstock.  I glued them together with Elmer’s Glue Spray Adhesive and offset them just a little so all the colors could be seen..

I arranged the leaves how I liked them and glued the larger brown leaf in the back directly to the plaid rectangle with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The rest were adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  For a final touch I added three of the Little B Acorn Stickers from Simon Says Stamp October Card Kit of the Month, and red sequins I had in my stash.  The Rusty Hinge ink was darker than I wanted and to add some additional sparkle I added Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen to the plaid rectangle and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves die
  • Stampendous Leaf die
  • Distress Ink: Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber, Forest Moss, Rusty Hinge, Gathered Twigs
  • Lawn Fawn Fall Plaid Collection
  • Red Sequins
  • Little B Acorn Stickers
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen

Autumn Leaves Hello

It was time to create some more welcome/hello cards for the new people in our ward at church.  This time I wanted to make them fall cards and so I pulled some leaf dies that I hand: Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves and Stampendous Leaf.

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Like all papercrafters we have a lot of leftover paper.  I pulled some fall colors and die cut the leaves.  To provide some dimension I blended the edges with Distress Ink, colors used are listed below. I die cut a rectangle from Lawn Fawn Fall Plaid Collection with Simon Says Bundle of Stitched Shapes and blended the edges with Fossilized Amber Distress Ink.  I applied it directly to a top folding A2 cardbase made from craft cardstock with Tombo Adhesive Dot Runner.

I cut the Hero Arts Hello die three times from the same brown cardstock used for the leaves and inked the edges with Distress Rusty Hinge ink.  I glued them together with the Sakura Glue Pen.

I arranged the leaves how I liked them and glued a couple of the larger leaves in the back directly to the plaid rectangle with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The rest were adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  For a final touch I added three of the Little B Acorn Stickers from Simon Says Stamp October Card Kit of the Month, and Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves die
  • Stampendous Leaf die
  • Distress Ink: Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber, Forest Moss, Rusty Hinge, Gathered Twigs
  • Lawn Fawn Fall Plaid Collection
  • Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins
  • Little B Acorn Stickers

MASCULINE PATTERNED PAPER HELLO

I wanted to create a masculine hello card and found this paper in the Craft Smith Indigo Gold Paper Pack.  All that was needed was to run it through the Big Shot with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes, add some Darice Adhesive Fun Foam to the back and attach it to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, and the card was done.  How easy it that!

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  • Craft Smith Indigo Gold Paper Pack
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Creative Hands Peel and Stick Foam Sheets