Pink Rose Hello

My crafting friend encouraged me to purchase Altenew’s newest build-a-flower die. This is my first attempt. I like the size of the flower, but I’m not sure if I like the flat petals to the bottom of the flower.

When the dies first arrived we went shopping for some colored cardstock. I found some pretty textured cardstock from Paper Studio in different colors of pink. I did pull out one pink from my scraps and used some Copic Markers to deepen the color on another. The dies are a little harder to determine where to layer than some of the others I have, but in the end they turned out pretty.

I decided to place the large rose and leaves onto the second largest scalloped rectangle from Gina Marie Designs. For added visual interest I embossed the rectangle using Stampin’ Up’s Subtle Embossing Folder. I placed the rose and leaves in the upper left corner of the scalloped rectangle and adhered them with liquid glue.

For the sentiment I cut the beautiful Honey Bee Stamps “Hello” from gold mirror cardstock. I thought about adding foam behind it, but decided to adhered it directly to the scalloped rectangle.

The scalloped rectangle was adhered to side fold cardbase with Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Build-A-Flower Rose
  • Honey Bee Stamps Hello
  • Copic Markers: RV25, RV23, RV00, YG05, YG67
  • The Paper Studio Texture Lime Green, Light Pink, Bright Pink, Pink Watercolor
  • Bazzill Green and Pink Cardstock from Stash
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Clear Wink of Stella

Village Die Welcome to Your New Home

I make a lot of welcome cards for people who move into the boundaries of our church, so when I saw this new die from Hero Arts I thought it could make some good welcome cards.

I first die cut the image and tried to color them with Copic Markers, but I did not like the way it turned out. There isn’t a defined edge to the bottom of the house and it just didn’t look good. I saw Nicole Spohr do this, but she added a glitter snowbank on each of the layers near the bottom of the houses. I didn’t want a winter scene, so that didn’t work out for me.

The first time I cut the rows of house they were a little angled, so this time I made sure that the roof tops were straight so they didn’t look like they were going to fall over in a stiff breeze. I decided to die cut the different levels with different color cardstock. I used Copic Markers to only color the roof and around the doors and windows and liked this much better. I did color one house in the center of the first layer of homes to signify their new home, adding the tree , windows, and door.

I stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Home Sweet Home to the front layers of houses with a dark gray ink. I ink blended the front of a top folding cardbase by masking off the top of using Distress Oxide Inks. I cut some white fluffy clouds with the Avery Elle Pierced Clouds Die.

To assemble the card I added Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape behind the first and second layer of homes. The tallest, back layer of homes was adhered directly to the card front with liquid glue and then the other layers were adhered with the foam tape. The clouds were adhered with liquid glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Hero Arts Tri-Fold Edge Village Fancy Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Home Sweet Home
  • Avery Elle Pierced Clouds
  • Copic Markers: YG17, YG05; B06, B04, B02, B01; Y08, Y04; R24, R22; C4, C7; E31, E57
  • Gina K. Designs Stormy Sky Ink
  • Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass and Broken China
  • Blue, Yellow, Green Cardstock from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape

Forever Fern Hello

I have really enjoyed the stamp and die set from Stampin’ Up called Forever Fern. It is a basic and it makes great clean and simple cards.

For this card I stamped a few of the leaves in different colors of green and the berries in a nice deep red. The coordinating dies were used to cutout the images. A large leaf cluster was cut twice from vellum and added behind the stamped and die cut leaves. All were arranged in a cluster. A smaller scalloped rectangle was used as the backing for the leaves, which were adhered with liquid glue. The clean and simple “hello” was stamped below. Gold baker’s twine was tied in a bow and added to the bottom of the cluster.

When I am using white on white I like to add texture with embossing folders. The largest scalloped rectangle was cut from white cardstock and dry embossed using the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder and adhered to a top folding A2 Cardbase. The leafy rectangle was then adhered using Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape which provides a low loft dimension.

As a final embellishment, Ranger Glossy Accents were added to the berries. A lovely clean and simple card that was quick and easy to create.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Stampin’ Up Forever Fern
  • Concord & 9th Hello Lovely
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Applemint, Christmas Pine, Edible Eggplant
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Copic Markers: G20, G24, G28, RV69
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • Paper Studio Vellum
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gold Baker’s Twine
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape

Front Door Wreath Hello

I love the way this card turned out! I recently purchased quite a few Stampin’ Up stamp sets and decided to put them to good use. The first that I pulled out was the Arrange a Wreath stamp and die.

I went on line and saw some of the designs people had used for this set and decided that I wanted to use both wreaths in the set. The leaves were cut from green cardstock and the other wreath was cut from a couple of different oranges. I used Copic Markers to add some shadows and dimension to the cuts. The die sets were adhered together offsetting each layer. Glossy accents were added to the tips of some of the orange flower/leaves to add some visual interest.

I thought the wreath would be a good size to use on a front door for a hello card, but I didn’t have a door die to create the card. So, I went to the Silhouette Cameo store and found the perfect design. I sized the elements to fit the front of an A2 cardbase and die cut everything from Kraft cardstock, with the exception being the lock and key and know from gold mirror. Once everything was cut I ran everything through Stampin’ Ups’ Wood Plank Embossing Folder. To bring out the woodgrain a blending brush and Distress Vintage Photo was added to the wood. All the pieces were adhered together with liquid glue.

I decided to use Stampin’ Ups Brick and Mortar Embossing Folder to give a brick entrance behind the door. I ran the front of the cardbase through the embossing folder to add the texture.

I added a thin strip of gray cardstock at the bottom of the door for the porch and another smaller strip with angled ends for the step.

I pulled out some gold organza ribbon to create a double bow for the wreath. At the last minute I pulled out Stampin’ Ups Beautiful Bouquet dies and added some flower clusters in three locations on the wreath. Gold rhinestones were add to the center of the flowers. For the sentiment the word “hi” was cut from gold mirror cardstock and added to the center of the wreath on sticky back foam.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Silhouette Coffered Flower Wreath Door by Jennifer Rush
  • Stampin’ Up Arrange a Wreath Dies
  • My Favorite Things Happy Hello
  • Stampin’ Up Beautiful Bouquet Flower Die
  • Stampin’ Up Wood Plank 3D Embossing Folders
  • Stampin’ Up Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder
  • Copic Markers: R14, R17, YR24, YR21; YG99, YG67; W6, W7
  • Distress Ink Vintage Photo
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Kraft and Ivory Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Orange, Yellow, and Green Cardstock from Scraps
  • Darice Thin Strip Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Paper Studio Rhinestones
  • Gold Organza Ribbon from Stash
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Ripened Pumpkin

Floral Bunch Hello There

This is the second stamp that was part of Studio Katia’s Stamptember Collaboration. This one is more round than the previous image.

I stamped the flowers onto Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored it with Copic Markers. My youngest daughter loves Calla Lilies and they come is a variety of colors, one being a very dark purple, which was gorgeous with the color scheme of this card.

Once the color was complete I die cut it using the coordinating die. I also used the die to cut some sticky back foam and trimmed it down so it would show behind the image. I wanted to use the Pierced Rectangle Frame from My Favorite Things. It was laid on the card front to determine where to stamp the sentiment. To add texture the card front was embossed using the Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder. The frame was adhered to the card front with thin strips of sticky back foam and then the flower arrangement was adhered in upper portion of the frame.

Ranger Gold Stickles was used for the centers of a few of the flowers and the card was done.

It is so sad that the collaboration stamps are not available after they are sold out, but they are gorgeous images.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Studio Katia Floral Bunch
  • Copic Markers: V25, V22, V20; R32, R21, R11; YG67, YG17, YG03; YG97, YG95, YG91
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder
  • Ranger Gold Stickles
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Frame

Tropical Hello

Who doesn’t love thinking about spending time in a beautiful tropical setting. This stamp set from Stampin’ Up is lovely. I searched on the web for people who have created cards with this stamp and found a layout I liked from Stampin with Kristi. She used a red cardstock and die cut and layered her images, but the layout is similar.

I love the color red, and with a clean white background the flowers make a real statement on the card. Since I don’t have the dies yet, so I used Post-it Full Adhesive Notes for my masking. Always stamp the image you want in the front first and work your way back. It really is a fairly simple process.

I colored my images with Copic Markers and then die cut the panel with the Memory Box Matinee Rectangle. It adds such beautiful visual interest to a card. I added sticky back foam to the back for dimension and adhered it to a side folding white card.

The sentiment was a calligraphy word die cut from gold mirror cardstock. I love the color red, and it looks stunning against a white background.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Stampin’ Up Timeless Tropical
  • Simon Says Stamp Painted Hello
  • Copic Markers: R39, R29, R24, R22; YG67, YG17, YG03
  • Stampin’ Up Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder
  • Memory Box Matinee Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Welcome to the Neighborhood


I recently purchased this Home Sweet Home stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. I make a lot of welcome cards for people moving into our congregation at church and thought it would make some great cards to send. This is the second card I created with this stamp. The Hawks moved in to a house four houses down from us. We gave them a cake from Desserts by Kelly, the best bakery in the area.

I stamped the image and then used the Silhouette PixScan Mat to cut it out. I’ve had a few issues with the Silhouette not cutting correctly since I got my new iPhone 11, so I cut the outline first and then used Jennifer McGuire’s tip of keeping the negative and placing some repositional to hold it in place in the Misti and then put the positive cut out in place and then stamp. It worked great.

I colored the images with Copic Markers and then needed to create my scene. I cut a slimline rectangle with a Pink Fresh Studio Stitched Rectangle. I stamped a yellow sun in the upper left of the card and I then masked off the top portion of the card with Post-it Tape and ink blended the grass with Distress Oxide Mowed Lawn. I turned the Post-it Tape and then ink blended the sky with a couple of blue Oxide inks.

I pulled out my Avery Elle Pierced Clouds and decided to use the cloud boder for this card. I cut it from white cardstock and added foam tape to the back for dimension. For this card I decided to use the cut airplane pulling a banner. The banners in the stamp set weren’t the sentiment I wanted to use, so I created it in Microsoft Word, ink blended it, and die cut it with a sentiment banner. I used some platinum embroidery thread for the string on the banner and adhered it flying across the clouds. It turned out cute.

I decided to back the focal image panel with some blue cardstock from my stash so that it had a thin border. It was then adhered to a slimline cardbase and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Home Sweet Home
  • Copic Markers: G85, G82, G43; G29, G24; YG97, YG93; YG67, YG17, YG03; C9, C7, C6, C5, C3, C2, C1, C00; R27, R24, R22; E79, E77, E74; E19, E17, E15, E13; E33, E31, E30; E00, E000; B21; B01; Y02
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Mustard Seed
  • Kat Scrappiness Slimline Wonky Rectangle
  • Avery Elle Pierced Clouds
  • Honey Bee Sentiment Banners
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120 White Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • 3M ½ Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • DMC Mouline Embroidery Floss Platinum

Welcome to Your New Home

I recently purchased this Home Sweet Home stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. I make a lot of welcome cards for people moving into our congregation at church and thought it would make some great cards to send. It is a large stamp that works perfectly with slimline cards.

I stamped the image and then used the Silhouette PixScan Mat to cut it out. I’ve had a few issues with the Silhouette not cutting correctly since I got my new iPhone 11, so I cut the outline first and then used Jennifer McGuire’s tip of keeping the negative and placing some repositional to hold it in place in the Misti and then put the positive cut out in place and then stamp. It worked great.

I colored the images with Copic Markers and then needed to create my scene. I cut a slimline rectangle with a Pink Fresh Studio Stitched Rectangle. I then masked off the top portion of the card with Post-it Tape and ink blended the grass with Distress Oxide Mowed Lawn. I turned the Post-it Tape and then ink blended the sky with a couple of blue Oxide inks.

I pulled out my Avery Elle Pierced Clouds and die cut a few clouds from white cardstock and laid them on the panel to determine where to stamp the sentiment with VersaMark Ink and heat emboss it white. The clouds where then adhered, two with liquid glue and the third with foam tape.

I decided to back the focal image panel with some blue cardstock from my stash so that it had a thin border. It was then adhered to a slimline cardbase and the card was done.

I like the look of slim line cards, but I don’t know how many I will create. I don’t like that they take about twice as much paper as an A2 card, but some stamp sets really need the length.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Home Sweet Home
  • Copic Markers: G85, G82, G43; G29, G24; YG97, YG93; YG67, YG17, YG03; C9, C7, C6, C5, C3, C2, C1, C00; R27, R24, R22; E79, E77, E74; E19, E17, E15, E13; E33, E31, E30; E00, E000; B21; B01; Y02
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Pink Fresh Studio Slimline Stitched Rectangle
  • Avery Elle Pierced Clouds
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120 White Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Dazzling Dahlia Hello

I think a lot of us are creating hello cards to send to family and friends during this interest time in history when we aren’t gathering together as much. I purchased this pretty stamp set from Gina K. Designs called Dazzling Dahlia in a little scrapbook store in Springfield, MO.

I first stamped the solid layer of the flowers and leaves with Altenew Pinkalicious and Fresh Leaf inks. I then used a couple of Copic Markers to add some depth to the petals and leaves. Next I stamped the outline of the images with VersaMark Ink and then heat embossed them with gold embossing powder.

Since I do not have the coordinating dies I fussy cut the images. I wanted to add some focal interest to the flowers and decided to use a stitched rectangle. I then pulled out my Ellen Hutson Essential Ovals. I love these dies because they not only cut the oval but also a thin border. I cut the oval from the center of the stitched rectangle and then cut it again from gold cardstock.

I adhered the stitched rectangle to the front of a side folding A2 cardbase with liquid glue and then added the thin gold border using liquid glue as well. The flower and leaves were adhered to the white oval with liquid glue, with the exception of the flower in the front, which was adhered to foam tape. Foam tape was also added to the back of the oval and adhered to the card front.

The sentiment was cut from gold mirror cardstock and adhered to the bottom of the oval and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Dazzling Dahlia
  • Simon Says Stamp Bold Hello
  • Altenew Pinkalicious and Fresh Leaf Inks
  • Copic Markers: YG67, YG05, YG03, RV17, RV14
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Ellen Hutson Essential Ovals Die
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Wink of Stella Clear Sparkle Pen

Bouquet Ballet Hello

I think this is my favorite of all the ink smooshing cards I made lately. I love the variation in colors with the red, orange, yellow, and green. You have to be very careful when using both orange/red and green to ensure it doesn’t turn into a brown.

Once the smooshed background was dry I cut it using the largest scalloped rectangle from Gina Marie Designs. I then stamped Penny Black’s Bouquet Ballet into the center with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it gold. I then used the same distress inks used in the background to color the image, adding some more oranges and a brown. I think it turned out so pretty.

I kept it pretty simple and merely added a die cut sentiment in gold mirror cardstock and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Bouquet Ballet
  • Honey Bee Stamps Hello
  • Distress Inks: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Dried Marigold, Candied Apple, Mustard Seed (Background)
  • Distress Inks: Barn Door, Rusty Hinge, Carved Pumpkin, Ground Espresso, Twisted Citron (Bouquet)
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • Darice Foam Sheet
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder