I was in need of some get well cards and decided to use this digi stamp from Bird’s Card called Back On Your Feet. It comes with the sentiment surrounding the cute turtle image. I pulled the image into my Silhouette Cameo and added registration marks so I could cut around the image after I printed it with my laser printer, which allows you to color an image with Copic Markers and not have the ink bleed. I also traced around the turtle only and cut it as well. Once everything was colored I popped up the turtle using foam tape.
I went through my paper I had on hand and pulled out this create wood patterned paper from K & Company. Since the image was a circle I wanted to add some visual interest on the bottom of the card and scored a few lines in the wood paper before adhering it to a top folding A2 cardbase. A quick and easy card.
I created the card again, but this time I added a woodgrain texture with a background die and cut it down with a stitched rectangle. I ink blended over the wood background to pull grain in the die cut. A thin mat of dark brown cardstock was added to the back of the woodgrain rectangle. Hemp cording was wrapped around the bottom of the rectangle and everything was adhered to a top folding ivory cardbase.
After four years of med school, three years of residency in pediatrics, one year as chief resident, and three years of fellowship in pediatric intensive card Janae is finally done with her medical training and is off to a great job at San Antonio Methodist Hospital in Pediatric Intensive Care. She is an amazing doctor and we reap the benefits of her medical knowledge all the time as aging parents. We are so very proud of her and her determination and dedication to be the best doctor she can be. I wanted to create a special congratulations card for her and found this cute image by La-La Land Crafts.
I printed the image onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with my laser printer and the Silhouette Cameo software using registration marks so I could have the machine cut out the image. This ensures that the lines will not blead when coloring the image with Copic Markers. Janae’s favorite color is teal/aqua and so that is the color I used for the dress. She usually wears scrubs in intensive care, but I’m sure she will appreciate the doctor’s coat as a symbol of her profession. I shaded it with light gray markers to keep it white in color.
I die cut a rectangle from Gina K. Designs Tranquil Teal Cardstock using a stitched rectangle and then embossed it with the Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder which would be a great background to the image and sentiment.
I originally thought I would have a die cut sentiment block, but the amount of text I wanted to use in the space available just didn’t give a great cut, so I printed a message onto the same size block and cut it with the Silhouette. There are five layers of the block for dimension so that the focal image, which was adhered with foam tape, could overlap and rest on the word block. I also cut the Hero Arts Congrats from gold mirror cardstock and sticky back foam twice so that it would be the same height as the sentiment block. I cut away a little of the foam behind the letters that were resting on the image and word block.
As a final embellishment I scattered gold confetti around the panel and adhered it to a top folding white cardbase.
La-La Land Crafts Doctor Marci
Hero Arts Congrats
Computer Generated Sentiment with Andy and Arial Fonts Cut with Silhouette
I recently purchased Hero Arts Woodgrain Fancy Background die and decided to use it on a card. I cut the woodgrain background from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock, but didn’t like the edges, so I cut it down using a stitched rectangle. It was then ink blended with Distress and Distress Oxide Weathered Wood Inks.
For the focal image I decided to create flowers in grayscale colors and pulled out three different shades of gray from my scraps and die cut Altenew’s Fantasy Floral 3D dies. I layered two flowers differently. One with the dark on the bottom and the other with the light on the bottom layer. The leaves were cut from the darkest gray.
In keeping with the gray color scheme the sentiment was cut from silver mirror cardstock. The sentiment was placed in the lower right of the panel and then the flowers and leaves were adhered around it. Black enamel dots were scattered around the focal image.
The woodgrain focal image panel was adhered to a top folding black cardbase and the card was done.
For day 16 of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp 2 Ashlea Cornell was the guest designer and her technique was watercolor washes, creating beautiful, vibrant background with different mediums.
For this watercolor background I used ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Makers. They worked almost as good as the Tombo Watercolor Pens. I decided on pinks and purples for this watercolor wash. I also watercolor a small craft with the same colors to create the flowers and butterfly used as focal images.
I like this frame that was purchased online from a company in Hong Kong, no name given. It is a little shorter than the dimension of a standard A2 card so I ran the stitched rectangle through a second time, cutting off about 1/4″ from the length of the rectangle for an even border of background. I had to do the same for the cardbase, but it turns out pretty.
The frame was cut three times from 110# cardstock and adhered together with spray adhesive. Liquid glue was used to adhere it to the watercolor background, since it is a rough medium.
I decided to pull out the flowers and leaves for Hero Arts January 2020 Monthly Hero Kit. I love the stitched details on the flowers and butterfly. I arranged them in the lower left of the oval in the middle of the frame and selected a small “hello” stamp to nestle in the small opening on the right of the flowers. To keep the flower at the front supported low loft foam tape was added to the lower part of the flower that was not resting on the upper flower. The butterfly was also adhered using this foam tape.
For a little bit of bling Ranger Gold Stickles was added to the center of a couple of flowers, as well as the butterfly.
Hero Arts January 2020 Monthly Hero Kit
Hero Arts Color Layering Peacock
Hong Kong Lace Net Frame
ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 029 Geranium Red, 27 Dark Pink, 025 Pink, 026 Light Pink, 083 Lilac, 084 Deep Violet, 048 Emerald Green
I watercolored a quarter piece of watercolor paper with greens, yellows, and a little orange. I wasn’t going to use it but as I looked at it I thought that it looked like green grass and a yellow sunshiny day. I remembered that I had this image from Inkadinkado and thought it might work well with the panel. The image was stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink since stamping a solid image on watercolor paper can be difficult. It had to be stamped several times, but eventually a good image was achieved.
The background was cut down with a stitched rectangle and then the sentiment was stamped with the same ink. A black mat was added behind the watercolor panel. Sticky back foam was added to the back of the rectangle and then it was adhered to the cardbase.
I thought I was done making cards for this day’s Spring Card Camp 2 but I needed some stripes of watercolor to add the envelopes. Once they were made I had a leftover panel of cardstock and decided to put it to good use.
The panel was long, but thinner than an A2 cardbase. This time I decided to use a black flower outline die. I think it looks great on the watercolor panel. It was die cut three times and adhered together with liquid glue then adhered to the watercolor background.
I decided to use a die black cut sentiment with a stamped secondary sentiment. I added a mat of black cardstock to add a thin strip to each side of the rectangle. The watercolor panel was adhered to the cardbase with liquid glue and the card was done.
For the last card I planned for day 14 of the Spring Card Camp 2 I decided I wanted my watercolor striped panel to be less random. I pulled out a ruler and a 1/2″ flat watercolor brush. I ran the the loaded brush along the ruler, moving it down 1/2″ before adding the next strip.
Once the watercolor was dry I die cut a panel with a stitched rectangle and adhered it with liquid glue to a side folding cardbase.
The sentiment was cut from black cardstock and black sticky back foam to add dimension. Before adhering the die cut a secondary sentiment was stamped underneath with black ink.
For this card I watercolored a large piece of Canson XL Watercolor Paper in a rainbow order. Once it was dry I hand tore each color into a strip, which was what Yoosun Hur had done in her cards for Day 14 of the Spring Card Camp 2. I used a guillotine cutter to cut the top of each strip making sure that they would fit onto a panel of white cardstock cut with a stitched rectangle.
The strips of color where adhered to the stitched rectangle with foam tape. The sentiment was stamped on the red strip with black ink. Matching color sequins were added to each strip. I decided to add a mat of black cardstock behind the stitched rectangle, adhered it to a top folding cardbase and the card was done. Pretty quick and easy.
Day 14 of the Spring Card Camp 2 was taught by Debby Hughes and was watercolor inspired by children. I didn’t want to do the same thing Debby had making rainbows or dots so I decided to do free hand stripes on an angle. It was very random and I didn’t like it at all, I guess I like things more uniform. I threw it in the garbage, but on second thought I wondered what it would like if I cut the watercolor background into smaller geometric shapes, combining the class taught by Laura Bassen a couple of days ago.
I pulled out the Ellen Hutson Essential Squares, which not only cuts the square but also a thin frame. I die cut six squares in rainbow order and laid them out into two rows of three. I wanted to use a black sentiment strip between the squares. Once I had a layout I pulled out my stitched rectangle dies and decided on one that would be a perfect size for the layout.
I adhered the thin frame of the squares with liquid glue and then added foam tape behind the center square, giving it great dimension. The sentiment was cut with a Simon Says Stamp sentiment label and was also adhered with foam tape.
Before adhering the panel to the side folding cardbase I decided to mat it with black cardstock. I was very happy with the outcome of this card.
Jennifer McGuire was the guest designs for Day 13 of Spring Card Camp 2. Her technique was to take die cuts and create a background and then spotlight one of those dies to create a focal image. She took several small dies from various stamp sets, but one of her other suggestions was to use a background die.
This is the second card I made with the Hero Arts Window on Love Confetti Fancy Background Die. I had cut it four time from dark pink cardstock for the previous card I made and had all those background leftover, so I decided to make another card using those backgrounds. I glued them all together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive.
I had used white glitter cardstock for the large heart in the center of the background on the last card. For this card I decided to use pink glitter cardstock for the rectangle panel behind the heart background.
I wanted the large center heart to be the focal image and stand out from the other pink glitter background so I used some Gina K. Designs Bubblegum Pink Ink to darken a piece of glitter cardstock.
I then decided that it needed something more to make the center heart a focal image die cut. I decided to try stamping on the glitter cardstock with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink using Simon Says Stamps Modern Rose Blooms Background. As you can image, stamping on such a rough, non porous medium was difficult. I think I must have stamped it about six or seven times before I had a small section that was acceptable. I didn’t want it to smear so I embossed it with clear embossing powder and then die cut the center heart from it.
When I went to assemble the card I didn’t like how the pink die cut backgrounds blended in with the pink glitter rectangle behind it. So, I cut it from white cardstock, but I didn’t like the way the pink and black heart looked with the white, so I cut it again from black cardstock and finally liked how it looked. This made four six layers of the background die and in order for the center heart to have more dimension than the background two layers of foam tape was added behind the heart.
For the sentiment I wanted something small enough that it wouldn’t detract from the background. I wanted to stamp it on a pink cardstock that would match the pink glitter cardstock so I ink blended some white cardstock with Gina K. Designs Bubblegum Ink but it was too bright of a pink so added some Peach Bellini on top, but it was still too pink, so I pulled out a little Sweet Corn and added that and it matched great. Once it was dry I stamped the sentiment with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and used my heat tool to ensure it was dry before die cutting it with the second smallest Memory Box Matinee Rectangle. It was adhered just below the focal image heart with liquid glue and the card was done.