Wish You the Most Beautiful Day

I recently posted another butterfly card where I stamped different butterflies onto a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and cut around them using my Silhouette Cameo.  When I went to throw away that rectangle I saw that I had stamped those butterflies in a really pretty formation and decided to use it to create another card.  I really like the way it turned out.

I ink blended the butterfly rectangle using Distress Oxide Inks and then die cut it using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.  To add visual interest I die cut some Simon Says Stamp White Glitter Cardstock with the same rectangle die and adhered the two together with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The butterfly panel was adhered directly to the card front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  Pink Offray Ribbon was added to the bottom of the card.  I didn’t want the sentiment to add element to the card front and so I decided to print a sentiment on Avery Clear Labels and adhere it to the ribbon.  I like the way it turned out.  As a final embellishment, a lot of white pearls were scattered all over the front of the card.

Products Used:

  • Hero Arts Butterflies
  • Distress Oxide Inks Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp White Glitter Cardstock
  • Offray Pink 5/8” Ribbon
  • Avery Clear Labels
  • Calibri and Willow Bloom Fonts
  • Pearls from Stash

Fluttering By to Say Happy Birthday

The Clean and Simple Challenge this week at Splitcoaststampers was to create a card with wings.  I have had the Hero Arts Butterflies stamp set for years and don’t think I’ve ever used it, so I decided to give it a try for this card.  I decided on a white, gray, and pink color scheme and think it turned out pretty.

The nice thing about this stamp set is that all the butterflies have a pretty background.  I stamped them on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with pink Distress Oxide Inks and then placed them on my Silhouette PIXScan Mat to cut around them.

I die cut a circle from Bo Bunny’s Isabella Collection Paper using a My Favorite Things Pierced Circle die and then scattered the three largest butterflies around the surface.  I used the smaller butterflies I had stamped and punched smaller butterflies using Martha Stewart’s 3 Butterflies Punch.  All were adhered to the circle using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  The larger butterflies only had glue added to the center so the wings could be lifted slightly.

A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  I found a sentiment I liked in Hot of the Press’s Small Stamps Dragonfly but modified it a little.  I covered up the word “hi” with Post-it Tape and using Memento Fog Ink stamped it in the lower right of the cardbase.  I used Winnie & Walter’s Sentiment Birthday to stamp “happy birthday” below in the same ink.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the circl and it was adhered to the left of the card front, slightly overlapping the edge, which cut off with scissors.  Another small butterfly was adhered to the upper right of the card, small white pearls were added for the butterfly bodies and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Hero Arts Butterflies
  • Hot Off the Press Small Stamps Dragonfly
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Memento Fog Ink
  • Distress Oxide Inks Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Pearls from Stash
  • Bo Bunny Isabella Collection Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Martha Stewart 3 Butterflies Punch\ Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

You Are the Tweetest

My granddaughter recently had her 13th birthday.  The years are passing too quickly.  She loves parakeets and has two of her own.  When I saw this cute stamp by Penny Black I knew it would make the perfect card for Aurora.

I colored the image with Copic Markers in her favorite colors of turquoise and purple.  And the little parakeet was colored the same as one of her birds.  Once coloring was complete I die cut the image using the Silhouette PIXScan Mat.  The stamped image has long hair, so I manipulated the cut file to have short hair, just like Aurora.  I traced around the image onto some Darice Sticky Back Foam and fussy cut around it, making it slightly smaller so it would fit behind the die cut focal image.

For the card front I die cut a rectangle of Turquoise cardstock I had in my stash with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle and then dry embossed it with Do Crafts Small Polka Dot Hearts Embossing Folder.  It was adhered directly to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

For the focal image I die cut a scalloped rectangle using a die from Gina Marie Designs.  I placed the die cut image on the rectangle to determine where to stamp the sentiments from Penny Black’s Tweetie and Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments.  I used Altenew Volcano Lake Ink.  The focal image was adhered to the scalloped rectangle with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and then it was adhered to the card front using the same liquid glue.

Products Used:

  • Penny Black Tweetie
  • Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments
  • Copic Markers: E55, E53, E51; E11, E01, E00, R21, R20; YG25, YG03, YG21; Y06, Y02, Y11, Y12; W5, W3, W1; C2, C1; V25, V22, V20; BG15, BG13, BG11
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangles
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • DoCrafts Small Polka Hearts Embossing Folder
  • Altenew Volcano Lake Ink
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Silhouette Cameo PixScan Mat and Software
  • Turquoise Cardstock from Scraps
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Keilie

This birthday card is for Keilie who turns fifteen on August 22.  She is a beautiful young lady with lots of long dark hair and beautiful olive toned skin.  I thought it would be fun to create a card that had her adding some makeup to enhance her natural beauty.

This is a digital image from Lily of the Valley called Jasmine Glam.  I printed it on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo with registration marks so I could cut around the image and pop it up on the card front.  The Copic Markers I used to color the image are listed below.

Once the die cutting was complete I traced the image on the paper side of some Darice Sticky Back Foam and fussy cut it, making it just smaller than the image.  I find this is the easiest and quickest way to add dimension to a die cut image.

I die cut a rectangle from the Neena cardstock using a Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle and adhered it to a top folding A2 cardbase made from some light blue cardstock I had in my stash.  I placed the focal image on the card front to determine where to stamp the sentiment.  I thought this sentiment from Hero Arts Birthday Messages was perfect for the image.  It was stamped using Altenew Persian Blue Ink.  The focal image was adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Lily of the Valley Jasmine Glam
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Copic Markers: B14, B12, B00; B37, B34, B32; R22, R21, R20; C9, E49, E47, E44, E35; C5, C4, C2, C1; Y38, Y06l E13, E11, E01, E00, R20
  • Altenew Persian Blue Ink
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Sky Blue Cardstock from Scraps
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle

Happy Birthday Bouquet for Julia

I really enjoy creating birthday cards for the young women in my church.  I like looking through my stamps and finding an image that looks a little like the recipient and color it with their hair color and favorite color for the clothes.  This card is for Julia, who is turning seventeen.  Her favorite color is olive green.

This is a digital stamp.  I printed it using the Silhouette Cameo software with registration marks so that I could cut around the image when I was done coloring.  I used Copic Markers to color this lovely young lady.  Colors are listed below.

Once the coloring was complete I cut out the image and then traced around it onto the paper side of some Darice Sticky Back Foam and fussy cut around it keeping inside of the lines and then added to the back of the focal image.

I went through my scraps of paper to find something I could use for a background for Julia and ran across this green grid patterned paper.  I die cut it using a Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle.  Since I had used a golden yellow as the accents for the image I adhered the scalloped rectangle to a larger My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  The rectangles where adhered to an A2 top folding cardbase made from dark green cardstock I had in my stash.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts Yummy Treats and was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The focal image was then adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Lemon Shortbread Hat Bouquet
  • Hero Arts Yummy Treats
  • Copic Markers: YR24, YR23, YR21; YG99, YG97, YG95, YG93; YG67, YG17, YG03; R05, R02; Y38, Y08; E33, YR21, YR20; R21; E00, E000, E11, R01
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Paper Accents Glossy Gold Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Green Grid Patterned Paper from Scraps
  • Green Bazzills Paper from Scraps
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

You Are a Fabulous, Amazing, Super Dad

I’m a little late posting this Father’s Day card I made for my husband because we went to Texas for a couple of weeks before the holiday and I didn’t get time to post it before we left.  I have the most amazing husband.  He is kind, generous, hard working, honey, supportive, and every other wonderful adjective you can think of.  I am truly blessed.  So, I decided to use the new Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel Sentiments Stamp and Die to create his card because I could use some of the adjectives that describe him.

I decided to use a tropical theme because recently Michael had to throw out his beloved Hawaiian shirt, so I bought him a couple of new ones for Father’s Day.  His favorite color is blue and I added a little yellow accents as well.  The parrot is from the Hero Arts Color Layering Parrot stamp set.  I used Altenew inks (listed below).  The branch is from the Altenew Vintage Floral stamp set.

Once the stamping was complete the parrot was cut with the matching die and the background leaves and branch was cut using Lawn Fawns Reveal Wheel dies.  The reveal wheel designs was easy to assemble and I love the way it turned out.

I pulled some blue cardstock from my stash for the card base.  The reveal wheel panel was adhered to the front using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.   Once I had everything in place I felt the background was too stark of a white and so I carefully ink blended the background using Distress Tumbled Glass and Broken China inks.  The final embellishment was to add some Pretty Pink Post Clear Droplets with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Hero Arts Color Layering Parrot
  • Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel Sentiments
  • Altenew Vintage Floral
  • Altenew Inks: Citrus Burst, Caribbean Sky, Persian Blue, Forrest Glade, Evergreen
  • Gina K. Designs Grass Ink and Dark Chocolate
  • Distress Tumbled Glass Ink and Broken China
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Ranger Round Ink Blending Tool
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplet
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Owl Celebrate Your Birthday

I found this cute owl image on Pinterest (post number is listed below).  It really made a cute birthday card.  I was pleased with the color combination I decided to use.  The the pretty plaid paper background really compliments the focal image.

I printed the image on some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a laser jet printer and colored it with Copic Markers E59, E57, E55; G99, G94, G24; G85, G82, G24, B21; V06, V04, V01; BG75, BG18, BG72; Y26, Y23, Y21; E41, E40, B000.  Once the coloring was complete it was die cut using the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added by tracing the image and fussy cutting the foam.

To enhance the purple in the owl a Rectangle of purple plaid paper from the Lawn Fawn Rainbow Plaid Paper Pad was cut the largest My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back and it was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The sentiment was stamped onto the plaid paper with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.

An oval was cut from Neena cardstock using a My Favorite Things Pierced Oval STAX.  It was dry embossed using one of the Lifestyle Crafts Chain folders.  It was adhered to the plaid rectangle with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  The focal image was adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Glossy Accents was added to the eyes of the owl and Clear Wink of Stella was added to the purple areas of the owl.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Owl Pinterest Digi Stamp 194710383873288691
  • Hero Arts Many Birthday Messages
  • Copic Markers: E59, E57, E55; G99, G94, G24; G85, G82, G24, B21; V06, V04, V01; BG75, BG18, BG72; Y26, Y23, Y21; E41, E40, B000
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Lawn Fawn Rainbow Plaid 6” x 6” Paper Pad
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Oval STAX
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Lifestyle Crafts Chain Embossing Folder

 

Have a Beautiful Birthday Shaedyn

We have a new young lady at church whose birthday is coming up soon.  I found out her favorite color is pink and decided to pair it with some green as well.  I used this cute image from Connie Fong called Little Blossom Holding Balloons.

This is a digital image so I printed it on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with my laser jet printer.  This ensure that the lines will not bleed when coloring with Copic Markers.  I used Copic Markers RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10; YG03, YG01; G24, G21; E11, E01, E00, R20; e35, E55, E53, E51; C02, C01.  After the coloring was dry I added accents to the balloons and her dress using a Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen.  I die cut the image with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX die.

I actually assembled the card twice.  First with it adhered to some ombre pink cardstock.

I felt it was too plain and so I decided to add a frame using Mama Elephant Madison Avenue Frame.  I felt it still needed a little something, so I cut the focal image down smaller with another die and added some green patterned paper from the DCWV Glitter Basics Paper Pad cut to fit behind the focal image so that it was showing between it and the frame.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the frame and it was all adhered to a top folding pink cardbase.

As a final embellishment Stardust Stickles was added to the largest balloon and then Glossy Accents were a to all.  Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh Sweetheart Mix were scatted on the card, one in the center of a balloon that had a little bubble in the glossy accents.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Connie Fong Little Blossom Holding Balloons Digi Stamp
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Gina K. Designs Bubblegum and Dusty Rose Ink
  • Brother HL-L2380DW Ink Jet Printer
  • Copic Markers: RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10; YG03, YG01; G24, G21; E11, E01, E00, R20; e35, E55, E53, E51; C02, C01
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Sakura white Gelly Roll Pen
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • DCWV Glitter Basics
  • Mama Elephant Madison Avenue Frame
  • Pink Cardstock from Stash

It’s Your Birthday – Treat Yourself

One of the things I really like about digital stamps is that you can make them any size you want.  For this card I use the Pretty Cute Stamps Hey Cupcake and made it large enough to be the focus of the card.

I printed it on some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo with registration marks.  This allows you to send it back through the software after coloring to cut around the image.

I colored the image with Copic Markers: YR24, RY23, YR21; E59, E57, E55; YG17, YG03, YG01; R24, YR23, Y02.  For the card front I die cut a rectangle using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle and matted it with a piece of lime green cardstock I had in my scraps.  I placed the cupcake on the rectangle to determine where to stamp the sentiment from Hero Arts Birthday Messages with Distress Oxide Twisted Citron Ink.  3M 1/2″

Foam Tape was added to the back of the cupcake for added dimension.  I went through my paper pads and found this plaid patterned in the Lawn Fawn 6 x 6 Rainbow Paper Pack and cut it using a larger MFT rectangle die.  A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the plaid patterned paper was adhered using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  The focal image rectangle was adhered to the cardbase using the same adhesive.  The backing was removed from the foam tape and the cupcake was applied and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pretty Cute Stamps Hey Cupcake
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Brother HL-L2380DW Ink Jet Printer
  • Distress Oxide Twisted Citron Ink
  • Copic Markers: YR24, RY23, YR21; E59, E57, E55; YG17, YG03, YG01; R24, YR23, Y02
  • Lawn Fawn 6 x 6 Rainbow Paper Pack
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Lime Green Cardstock Scrap
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Embossed Arrow Tarnished Gold Celebrate Birthday Card

This is the last card that I made with a tarnished gold mirror embossed panel.  This time I kept it very clean and simple with just the embossed panel and a sentiment strip.

The Darice Arrow Embossing Folder was used with Gold Mirror Cardstock and then tarnished by running StazOn Jet Black Ink over the surface.  Once the ink was dry I ran it through the Big Shot with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX die.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back and the panel was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts Many Birthday Messages and was stamped with VersaMark Ink on a a strip of black cardstock and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  3M 1/2″ Foam tape was added to the back and then it was adhered to the card front and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Darice Arrow Embossing Folder
  • Hero Arts Many Birthday Messages
  • StazOn Jet Black Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX