Patterned Paper Hello

Patterned papers can make some really pretty cards. These two cards were made from the same cardstock with different vellum and glitter cardstock embellishments.

The paper used is from the Paper Studio Antiquity 12″ x 12″ Paper Pack.  I cut a strip 4 1/2 x 12 of each paper and then die cut them using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX die.  I wanted them to have a diagonal visual interest and so I pulled out my Lawn Fawn Stitched Border Die to die cut the angle, this ensured that edge would have stitched detail as well.  To separate the two patterns of paper a thin strip of Bronze Paper Studio Glittered Cardstock was adhered on the diagonal edge with Be Creative Tape.  I find this works best when adhering glittered cardstock.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock.  The Patterned Paper was adhered to the front with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

For card #1 I die cut the My Favorite Things Plentiful Petals dies from Ivory Vellum and adhered them together with a little Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive in the center.  This would be covered up the by center of the flower, which was cut from the bronze glitter cardstock.  For added dimension a decorative bronze gemstone was added to the center of the flower.  It was adhered the card front with liquid glue.

Simon Says Stamp Painted Hello was die cut from the glitter cardstock, and another three time from scraps of ivory cardstock, adhered together with liquid glue and then adhered to the card front.

For card #2 I die cut Simon Says stamp Calliope Flourish twice from both vellum and glitter cardstock.  They were adhered together by adding liquid glue to the center of the flower and adhering them together a little off set, with the vellum on top.  The flourish was then adhered with liquid glue along the diagonal.  Gold Rhinestones from my stash were added to the center of the flowers to add visual interest and hide the liquid glue.

This time the Simon Says Stamp Painted Hello was adhered to the bottom right of the card front.

PRODUCTS USED CARD 1:

  • My Favorite Things Plentiful Petals
  • Simon Says Stamp Painted Hello
  • The Paper Studio Antiquity Paper Pack
  • The Paper Studio Glittered Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • The Paper Studio Ivory Vellum
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Be Creative Tape

PRODUCTS USED CARD 2:

  • Simon Says Stamp Calliope Flourish
  • Simon Says Stamp Painted Hello
  • The Paper Studio Antiquity Paper Pack
  • The Paper Studio Glittered Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • The Paper Studio Ivory Vellum
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Be Creative Tape

Alcohol Ink Marbled Background Hello 2

This is the second hello card I made with an alcohol marbled background.  This time I pounced the ink on with the Ranger Blending Felt.  It gives a little different look, but still striking.

Cranberry, Sunshine Yellow, Gold Mixative, and the blending solution were added to the felt pad and then pounced on the Yupo Paper until it was blended to your liking.  Once it way dry it was cut with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX die and adhered directly to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

As with the other card, the background is so pretty you want to keep the sentiment to a minimum.  The Simon Says Stamp Painted Hello was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock, and an additional three time from a scrap of red cardstock.  All were adhered together using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  It was adhered to the front of the card with the same adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Painted Hello
  • My Favorite Things – Happy Hellos
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX
  • Gina K. Designs Passionate Pink Ink
  • Ranger Alcohol Inks: Cranberry, Sunshine Yellow, Gold Mixative
  • Ranger Yupo Paper
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Red Cardstock from Stash
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Dresden China Inlaid Quilt Block Hello

This is the second card I made with the Jillian Vance Dresden China Quilt Block.  The inlaid design is my favorite.

For this card I only used two patterned papers.  Be Creative Tape was added to the back of each. A rectangle of Gina K. Designs Layering Weight Cardstock was cut using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX. Be Creative Tape was then added to the back and the quilt block was again, ensuring it was centered in the rectangle towards the top.

Using the Be Creative Tape allows all the die cuts to become stickers and are then easy to assemble in the desired patterned. The stitched rectangle was placed on the front of a top folding A2 Cardbase, made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock, to ensure placed of the ivory quilt frame. The patterned paper quilt pieces were then adhered in the appropriate pattern.

To create the inlaid look Darice Stick Back Foam was added to the back of the rectangle with the opening for the quilt block and carefully adhered in place.

The sentiment was cut from one of the patterned papers using the My Favorite Things Happy Hellos Die and an additional three time from ivory cardstock.  All were stacked and adhered together using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  After placing the sentiment at the bottom of the card it just felt like it needed a little some extra, so a thin strip of the  other patterned paper was added just above, and an even thinner strip was added using the back of that double sided paper.  Love the way it turned out.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Jillian Vance Dresden China Quilt Block
  • My Mind’s Eye Deena’s Penny Lane Graceful Circles Cardstock
  • BasicGrey Knee High Cat’s Cradle Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Happy Hellos
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Elizabeth Craft Design 6 X 6 Double Sided Tape

Zen Bouquet Hello Card on Vellum with Gold Embossing

This is the third card made with the Honey Bee Stamp Zen Bouquet.  This time  I decided to let the gold embossing on vellum be the star of the show and really liked how it turned out.

I created a side folding A2 cardbase from Gina K. Designs 120# Turquoise Sea Cardstock and then added Ranger Multi Medium Matte glue to the back of the bouquet on the embossed lines and adhered it in the upper left corner of the card.  This left enough room in the lower right for the sentiment from Concord & 9th Hello Lovely, which was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder. The excess image hanging over the edges of the card were trimmed with a pair of scissors.

As a final embellishment Martha Stewart Butterfly and Three Butterflies Punches were used to add three butterflies from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock .  A clean and simple card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Honey Bee Zen Bouquet
  • Concord & 9th Hello Lovely
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Turquoise Sea Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Paper Studio Vellum
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Martha Stewart Butterfly and 3 Butterflies Punch
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Glue Dot Adhesives

Altenew Caps Bold Alphabet Masculine Hello

I needed a masculine hello card to send to a gentleman who recently moved into our ward at church.  I had been making cards using the alphabet dies from Altenew and thought that I would use the new large capital letters to die cut the word hello and adhere them vertically on an A2 cardbase.  I wanted to keep it clean and simple so I used some navy and gold striped paper from Paper Studio’s Be Bold…Be Bright paper pad and really liked the way it turned out.

The letters are very large and took up the full height of the card and about half of the width.  I die cut a rectangle of Gina K. Designs 120# In the Navy Cardstock using Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle and adhered it to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The letters were cut from the Paper Studio striped paper and black sticky back foam.  The two were adhered together and then the letters were glued to the card front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.  Easy and yet still striking.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Caps Bold Alphabet Dies
  • Paper Studio Be Bold…Be Bright Paper Pad
  • Gina K. Designs 120# In the Navy and White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Black Sticky Back Craft Foam
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle

Adore You Hello Card

I try to send out cards within a month of someone new moving into our church boundaries.  It’s fun to sending a welcoming word and hopefully make them feel more comfortable attending.  This past month there were two families who moved in.  I used the same Altenew Adore Stamp and Die, using a different color scheme for each one.  The first is blue and red, two of my favorite colors.  The second is pink and teal, which are beautiful together.

I stamped all the images at one time in my MISTI onto Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  I then colored them with Copic Markers (colors listed below).  Once the coloring was done I stamped them again with Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed them with Hero Arts Detailed Clear Embossing Powder.

The flowers and leaves were were cut with the matching dies and then arranged the way I liked them.  To adhere them to the card I used Glad Press ‘n Seal to keep them all together for adhering to the card front.

I die cut a quarter sheet of the Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock using a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle.  I placed the flower arrangement on the rectangle to determine where to stamp the sentiment from Concord & 9th Hello Lovely with Hero Hues Black Ink.  Next, I turned the flower arrangement on the Press ‘n Seal over and applied Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive to all except the center flower and placed it on the card front.  The center flower was adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape for added interest and dimension.

A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller than the wonky rectangle and then Nuvo Adhesive was used to adhered it to the cardbase.

PRODUCTS USED:

Red and Blue

  • Altenew Adore You Stamp Set and Dies
  • Concord & 9th Hello Lovely
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles
  • Copic Markers: R89, R39, R37; YG97, YG95, YG93; YG99, YG95; B39, B37, B34; R24, R22, R21
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Detailed Clear Embossing Powder

Pink and Teal

  • Altenew Adore You Stamp Set and Dies
  • Concord & 9th Hello Lovely
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles
  • Copic Markers: RV14, RV13, RV11; BG18, BG15, BG13; Y08, Y06, Y04; YR24, YR21; G99, G94, G24
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Detailed Clear Embossing Powder

 

Morocco Stencil Background Hello

This is the third card I made for the Rainbow Maker card class. This time I used the Bo Bunny Morocco Stencil and added some additional color to the blend. I love how colorful adding some yellow and orange made the card. I hadn’t use my Oxide Inks before trying it with stencil backgrounds and really love the results you get.

Once again the word “hello” was die cut from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock using Paper Smooches Quote Tag Die. I love the way adding a mat of black behind the image makes it pop off the card front. Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the rectangle and then adhered to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase of Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Bo Bunny Morocco Stencil
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, and Salty Ocean
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Paper Smooches Quote Tag Hello Die
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black and White Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock

Chevron Background Hello Card

This is the second card I made using a stencil and Distress Oxide Inks.  This time I used the Tim Holtz Chevron Stencil and ink blended blue and green Oxide Inks on Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock.  Another clean and simple card with a lot of punch because of the beautiful design in the stencil and the smooth blending you get with Distress Oxide.

The word “hello” was die cut from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock using Paper Smooches Quote Tag Die.  I love the way adding a mat of black behind the image makes it pop off the card front.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the rectangle and then adhered to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase of Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Tim Holtz Chevron Stencil
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feather, Broken China, Salty Ocean
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Paper Smooches Quote Tag Hello Die
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black and White Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet

Latticework Background Hello Card

I participated in the Online Card Class Rainbow Maker.  One of the days was using stencils to create interesting card backgrounds.

I pulled out my Tim Holtz Latticework Stencil and ink blended blue and green Distress Oxide Inks on Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock.  I love the way it turned out.  A clean and simple card with a lot of punch because of the beautiful design in the stencil and the smooth blending you get with these amazing inks.

The word “hello” was die cut from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock using Paper Smooches Quote Tag Die.  I love the way adding a mat of black behind the image makes it pop off the card front.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the rectangle and then adhered to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase of Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Tim Holtz Latticework Stencil
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feather, Broken China, Salty Ocean
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Paper Smooches Quote Tag Hello Die
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black and White Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet

Hero Arts Floral Filigree Stencil Background Hello

For this card I decided to pull out one of my stencils, Hero Arts Floral Filigree 2, and use ink daubers to add color to the image.  In order to ensure that the colors didn’t bleed into other areas of the stencil Post-it Tape was used to mask off the areas.  Once it was dry it was run through the Big Shot with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangle.

Since this is a clean and simple card and so I decided to use a Paper Smooches Quote Tag Hello word die cut from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock, it was also used to add a mat behind the focal image.  To add dimension Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut with the same rectangle die and adhered to the back of the focal image.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

I like the way it turned out.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Hero Arts Floral Filigree 2 Stencil
  • Distress Oxide: Spiced Marmalade, Lucky Clover, Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Paper Smooches Quote Tag Hello Die
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black and White Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet