Flashy Florals Hello Card

This is another card created recently from stamps I had not yet used.  I purchased the My Favorite Things Flashy Floral months ago and finally created a card using them.  I love floral images, they make lovely cards, and I will be using this stamp set again and again.

I stamped the images on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Altenew Inks: Forest Glade, Evergreen, Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Ocean Waves, and Dusk.  Once the stamping was complete I die cut the images with the matching dies.

To assemble the card a top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  A rectangle was die cut from GKD 80# White Cardstock with the second largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles and then dry embossed using the Sizzix Dotted Lattice Embossing Folder.  The flowers and leaves were arranged on this rectangle and adhered with both Tombo Mono Multi Glue and 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape. The large pink flower had double foam tape to add dimension to the card.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Hello.  I first die cut the word from 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock and then stamped it using Altenew Dusk Ink, but I didn’t like the tiny white border that was left from this process, so I took the ink pad and ran it across the die cut word for complete coverage.  Three more words were cut from scrap cardstock and all were adhered together using Ranger Multi Medium Matte and then adhered to the bottom of the focal image with the same glue.

Darice Sticky Backed Fun Foam was adhered to the back of the focal image rectangle and then was adhered to the card base using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  At the last minute I pulled some rhinestones from my stash for the flower centers and added Spectrum Noir Sparkle to the flowers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Flashy Florals
  • Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Hello
  • Altenew Inks: Forest Glade, Evergreen, Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Ocean Waves, Dusk
  • Sizzix Dotted Lattice Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Fun Foam
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Liquid Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock

Believe in Miracles Hello Card

I have used the sentiments in Simon Says Stamp Believe in Miracles, but I had not yet used the flowers.  I cut some outlines of the flowers and leaves with the Silhouette from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and stamped them in Altenew inks (listed below).  These are outline images and so I decided to color them using Copic Markers (colors listed below).  Once I was done with the coloring it was time to assemble the card.

I die cut a rectangle of the 80# cardstock with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and then laid the flowers and leaves out to determine where I wanted to stamp the sentiment, which is from Hero Arts Spring Hello, stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black, using the MISTI to be able to stamp multiple times to get a crisp image.

I adhered all the flowers except the large blue one with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  It was at this point that I decided I wanted a sky background and so I used the Inkylicious Ink Duster Bending Brush to apply Distress Tumbled Glass Ink from the upper right corner into the center of the card.  The large blue flower was adhered using 3M ½” Foam Tape.  Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the focal image rectangle.  A landscape A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was adhered with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  In looking at the card I decided that the flowers needed to have something to make them pop and so I added Stickles Tidings to the centers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Look for the Miracles
  • Hero Arts Spring Hello
  • Altenew Inks: Coral Berry, Ruby Red, Ocean Waves, Dusk
  • Copic Markers: BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, BG75; BG15, BG45, BG32, BG34; R20, R21, R22; R32, R35, R37; G20, G24, G43
  • Distress Ink Tumbled Glass
  • Inkylicioius Ink Duster Blending Brush
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Stickles Tinsel

Spring Flowers and More Spring Flowers Hello Card

This past week I finally got the new Simon Says Stamp More Spring Flowers.  I already had the Spring Flowers stamp and die and wanted to create a card using both.  I’m ready for spring and liked the way it turned out.

I stamped the flower and leaf images on 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, which is Copic friendly and doesn’t bleed when coloring the images.  The Copic colors used were: Y11, Y15, Y18; B91, B93, B95; YG03, YG17, YG67; G20, G24, G46; RV11, RV13, RV14; V12, V15, V17.  I stamped multiple stems and stem and leaf combinations so that I could have options when assembling the flowers into a bouquet.

To add dimension and interest behind the flower bouquet I die cut a rectangle of 80# white cardstock with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and then ran it through the Big Shot again with the Lifestyle Crafts Chain Embossing Folder.

It was now time to determine the layout of the bouquet.  I began by placing the flower where I wanted them on the embossed rectangle.  Next I determined which stems and leaves would make the most pleasing arrangements.  Once this was complete I carefully would lift each stem and add a little Ranger Multi Medium Matte to adhere them together.  Once that was done I adhered the flowers to the appropriate stem.   A few leaves were added to balance the focal image.  I wanted the stems to be adhered directly to the embossed rectangle, but I thought it would add more interest if some of the flowers were lifted, so I added a strip of 3M ½” Foam Tape to the back of the rose, purple crocus, and the yellow flower.  I peeled the backing from the foam tape, added Ranger Multi Medium Matte to the stems and adhered the entire bouquet to the embossed rectangle.  To cover some of the stems at the bottom some die cut grass was added.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts Stamp & Cut Hello and was cut from 120# Gina K. Designs Black Cardstock and adhered to the bottom of the embossed rectangle with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was cut using the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle, which is just smaller than the embossed rectangle, and the foam was adhered to the back of the focal image panel.  Zookwang Scor-Tape was then added to the fun foam and the focal image was adhered to the front of the cardbase.  As a finishing touch, Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Glitter was added to the flowers.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Spring Flowers and More Spring Flowers Stamps and Dies
  • Hero Arts Stamp & Cut Hello
  • Copic Markers: Y11, Y15, Y18; B91, B93, B95; YG03, YG17, YG67; G20, G24, G46; RV11, RV13, RV14; V12, V15, V17
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Die
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Lifestyle Crafts Chain Embossing Folder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • Sookwang Scor-Tape
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Hero Arts Antique Rose Congrats

This stamp set from Hero Arts reminded me of some of the flowers my grandmother had in her garden.  I think the antique rose makes a beautiful card.

I began by stamping the image from Hero Arts Antique Rose onto 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  It was colored using Copic Markers RV11, RV13, RV15; YG95, YG97, YG99.  I then placed the image on my Silhouette PIXScan Mat and cut around it using the Cameo.

To create a visual background for the image an oval was cut using My Favorite Things Pierced Oval STAX and ink blended with Distress Tumbled Glass Ink using the Inkylicious Ink Bending Brush to create a soft sky color to the oval.  Another oval was cut out of Darice Adhesive Fun Foam and trimmed to be slightly smaller than the ink blended oval and attached to the back. The rose cutout was then adhered to the oval using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

To enhance the pink in the rose an A2 top folding cardbase was made from pink cardstock that I had in my stash.  A rectangle of white 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock was cut using the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle and adhered to the pink cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Then the oval was attached using the same glue to the back of the fun foam.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Congrats and was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and an additional three time from scraps of white cardstock.  All were adhered together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive and then the word was adhered to the bottom of the focal image with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  To add a little sparkle, Clear Wink of Stella was added to the flower and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Hero Arts Antique Rose
  • Hero Arts Congrats
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Oval STAX
  • Distress Tumbled Glass
  • Inkylicious Ink Bending Brush
  • Copic Markers: RV11, RV13, RV15; YG95, YG97, YG99
  • Darice Fun Foam
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# to 120# White Cardstock
  • Pink Cardstock
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Whimsy Stamps Cupcake Treat Trio Birthday

I was cleaning up my desk and found Whimsy Stamps Cupcake Treat Trio stamp and thought I would make a card for an upcoming birthday for a friend.  I knew that I wanted it to have pink and so I went to my stash of cardstock and found BoBunny DoubleDots Passion Fruit Cardstock and thought it would make a great background for the focal image.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock.  I colored the image with the Copic Markers listed below, with the pink icing cupcake taking center stage, and who doesn’t like chocolate cupcakes.  After the coloring was complete I cut the focal image with the Spellbinders Wonky Rectangle using my Sizzix Big Shot.  Another rectangle was cut from Darice Adhesive Fun Foam and then trimmed to be slightly smaller so it wouldn’t show when adhered behind the focal image.

An A2 landscape cardbase was created from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  A rectangle was cut from the pink patterned paper using Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle and was adhered to the front of the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The focal image wonky rectangle was adhered by Tombo Mono Multi Glue on the back of the fun foam.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Happy.  It was die cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror cardstock and then again three additional times from scraps of white cardstock.  All were glued together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive and then adhered to the focal image with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  To add a little more sparkle Tiding Stickles was added to the confetti dots and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Whimsy Stamps Cupcake Treat Trio
  • Spellbinders Wonky Rectangle
  • BoBunny DoubleDots Passion Fruit Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Happy
  • Copic: RV14, RV13, RV11; V17, V15, V12; YG17, YG03 YG01; E49, E59, E57
  • Stickles Tidings
  • Wink of Stella Clear
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive

Penny Black Bonjour! Mimi Birthday

I am always looking for some good girl images for the birthday cards I make for the young women at church.  Recently I purchased Penny Black’s Bonjour! Mimi.  We have a young woman who wants to be an interior designer when she grows up and what better image would convey style and design.

Her favorite colors are grey and white.  I stamped the image on 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  For a little color accent I used a pale blue.  The Copic Marker colors used are listed below.  When I was done coloring I used the Silhouette PixScan to cut around the image.  (I usually stamp and color several images and cut them all at once.)

I used Spellbinders Label 16 to cut two labels from 80# Gina K. Designs White and 120# Moonlit Fog.  The white label was then run through the Sizzix Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder. Additionally, two rectangles were cut from the same cardstock, the white with Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles, and the grey with Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle.  A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the two rectangles were adhered to the card front using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

For the focal image the two labels were glued together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back to give dimension to the focal image.  The Mimi image also received 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape and was adhered to the center of the labels.

For the sentiment Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Congrats was die cut four times from the grey cardstock and adhered together with Elmer’s Craft Bond Adhesive Spray.  The focal image and Congrats die cut were placed on the front of the cardbase to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment, which is from the same Hero Arts stamp set, and stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat set with Ranger Silver Embossing Powder.  Then the card was assembled together with the sentiment cutout being adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  Silver Stickles was added to the necklace and purse buckle, and some leftover teal blue hearts were scattered around the sentiment and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Peimon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectanglenny Black Bonjour! Mimi
  • Hero Arts Congrats die and stamp set
  • Ranger Silver Embossing Powder
  • Silver Stickles
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Spellbinders Label 16
  • Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Moonlit Fog Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Copic: BG01, BG000, BG0000; C4, C3, C2; C0, C1; C6, C5, C4; E01, E00, E000; E53, E51, E35
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Adhesive Spray
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Whimsy Stamps Cupcake Treat Trio Masculine Birthday

I like the Whimsy Stamps Cupcake Treat Trio stamp.  It makes a quick and easy card that, depending on the colors you use, can easily make a masculine birthday card.

To make this card masculine I used a green and cream striped paper from Keeping Memories Alive Meadow Green Ribbon Cardstock.  I cut a rectangle using the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle and added a slightly smaller rectangle of Darice Adhesive Fun Foam, which was added to the back of the panel.  The rectangle was adhered to a side folding A2 Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

I stamped the cupcake trio to a quarter sheet of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  The image was colored with Copic Markers, colors are listed below.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts Many Birthday Messages and was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  For added interest to the focal image I wanted to die cut it with Spellbinders Wonky Rectangle, but it didn’t leave enough room at the bottom for the sentiment, so it was cut with Spellbinders Label 28.  The label was cut again with Darice Adhesive Fun Foam and then trimmed to just smaller than the original.  Once the foam was adhered to the focal image it was glued to the front of the card using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  To add a little more gold to the card the flourishes were traced with Stickles Tidings and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Whimsy Stamps Cupcake Treat Trio
  • Spellbinders Label 28
  • Keeping Memories Alive Meadow Green Ribbon Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Hero Arts Many Birthday Messages
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Stickles Tidings
  • Copic: E40, E41, E42; B05, B02, B01; YG17, YG03, YG01; Y08, Y04, Y02
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam

Concord & 9th Hello Lovely Birthday Card for Diane

I am the oldest of five girls in my family.  I also have two brothers, so I come from a wonderful, large, happy family.  My sister Diane’s birthday is on March 13 and her favorite colors are purple, blue, and hot pink.  I knew she would love a card made from Concord & 9th’s Hello Lovely stamp set and it turned out beautifully.

I began by stamping the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock.  The Copic colors used are listed below. I used a light blue to outline the image and I think it really makes it pop. Once the coloring was complete I ran it through the Sizzix Big Shot with Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle.

For the sentiment I used Technique Tuesday’s Say it Happy die, which also includes a shadow for the word die.  I cut the shadow from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and the “happy” from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.  The two were adhered together using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  I placed the word die on the focal image to determine placement of the secondary sentiment, which is from Hero Arts Happy stamp set and was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black.

A top folding A2 Cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was added to the back of the focal panel, which was glued to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.   Sequins were added from Pretty Pink Posh Sugarplum Mix and Doodlebug Lilac Sequins.  A little sparkle and shine was added with Clear Wink of Stella and the card was done.

Supplies Used:

  • Concord & 9th Hello Lovely
  • Copic: V12, V15, V17; BG11, BG15, BG18; RV11, RV13, RV14; G40, G43, G46; G82, G94, G99; YG91, YG93, YG95; B000, B0000
  • Technique Tuesday Say it Happy Die
  • Hero Arts Happy
  • Darice Fun Foam
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Pretty Pink Posh Sugarplum Mix Sequins
  • Doodlebug Lilac Sequins
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

 

CTD432: Hero Arts Flowers for You

I am always intimated about participating in My Favorite Things Color Throwdown Challenges, but the card below turned out so pretty that I decided to give it a try.

If you are like me, you see these amazing videos of new product and you just have to have it and then I don’t use it right away.  I gave myself a challenge to use all of my floral stamps that I have not yet used.  One of them was Hero Arts Flowers for You.  This is a flower layering stamp set and I love the Altenew inks for this process because they are made to help you be successful in picking three colors that go well together.

I stamped the flowers on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with the ink colors listed below and then fussy cut them with scissors.  I then cut a panel from the same cardstock with Lawn  Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles and ran it through the Sizzix Big Shot with the Sizzix Dotted Lattice Embossing Folder.

The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings and I forgot to stamp it prior to embossing the panel, but with the MISTI I was able to get a clean image by stamping a couple of times.

I arranged the flowers on the lower left corner of the panel and took a picture with my cell phone so that I could adhere them in the same pattern.  I used Tombo Mono Multi Glue for all of them except the large blue and red flowers, which were adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  For added interest I used Stickles Tidings to create the flower centers and I love the sparkle.

The embossed panel was adhered to a top folding A2 Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Hero Arts Flowers for You
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Altenew Inks: Rouge, Crimson, Velvet; Buttercream, Mango Smoothie, Warm Sunshine; Caribbean Sky, Persian Blue, Sapphire; Forest Glad, Evergreen, Frayed Leaf
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Sizzix Dotted Lattice Embossing Folder
  • Stickles Tidings
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock

Picture sized for entering contest.

Hero Arts Color Layering Gold Fish Birthday Wishes

My son-in-law Troy is an avid fish lover.  He has a huge salt water aquarium with beautiful fish and anemones. Every year for his birthday we give him a gift card that he uses to add something beautiful to his tank, so I try to make his birthday cards with a fish and water theme. This year I used Hero Arts Color Layering Gold Fish and I liked the end product.

I began by making a frame with My  Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Frames die and then cutting a piece of 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock just smaller to create a shaker card.  I used Ranger’s mini ink blending tools to ink blend  a blue background with Distress Ink Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, and Broken China.  I ink blended the frame using the Distress Inks.  The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted It’s Your Birthday and was stamped a couple of times with Salty Ocean.  I added a rectangle of Office Depot Binding Acetate Sheet cut 1/8″ smaller than the frame with 1/8″ Scor Tape.  Next a double layer of 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape, cut in half to be narrow enough not to show, was added behind the frame. Mikuki Seed Beads in Honey Butter and Gold was sprinkled into the frame for sand and the ink blended panel and frame were adhered together.

The seaweed was ink blended with Distress Inks Crushed Olive and Peeled Paint and die cut with the matching dies.  Originally I planned to put these inside the shaker, but I completely forgot and so they were applied to the front of the acetate panel with Scor Tape.

The gold fish were stamped with Hero Hues Pastel Peach, Butter Bar, and Wet Cement and die cut with the matching dies.  The two smaller fish were adhered to the front of the shaker with Score Tape and the largest with given added dimension with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

The shaker panel was adhered to a side folded A2 cardbase made from 120# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock and the card was done.

Supplies Used:

  • Hero Arts Color Layering Gold Fish and dies
  • Clearly Besotted It’s Your Birthday
  • Hero Hues Pastel Peach, Butter Bar, and Wet Cement for fish
  • Distress Salty Ocean (background and frame), Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Crushed Olive, and Peeled Paint
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Frames
  • Mikuki Seed Beads Honey Butter and Gold for sand
  • Office Depot Binding Acetate Sheets
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock