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

 

Masculine Birthday With Gold Striped Paper

I have had a lot of fun creating masculine cards with the Paper Studio Be Bold…Be Bright paper pad.  For this card I used the gray and gold stripe and really like how it turned out.

I die cut striped paper using a Memory Boxes Double Stitched Rectangle and then again from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.  This die leaves a very narrow stitched frame.  I created a top folding A2 cardbase from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and adhered the gold narrow frame using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and then glued the striped rectangle into place using the same adhesive.  Next I die cut a large balloon from the gold mirror cardstock using My Favorite Things Balloons.  The balloon string was cut from the same cardstock using Lawn Fawn’s Party Balloons.  The string was adhered to the back of the balloon using Scotch Tape and a circle of Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut just smaller than the balloon and adhered to the back to create dimension.  The balloon and string was adhered to the card front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

For the sentiment I raided my scraps of cardstock to find a matching gray cardstock and stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts Many Birthday Messages with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  It was then die cut using a My Favorite Things Stitched Fishtail Sentiments die.  A thin strip of leftover double sided foam was added to the back and the sentiment was adhered to the bottom of the card front and the card was done.

Easy to make and yet clean, simple, and stunning with the gold mirror stripe.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Paper Studio Be Bold…Be Bright Paper Pad
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gray Cardstock from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Balloons
  • Lawn Fawn Party Balloons (String)
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Fishtail Sentiments
  • Hero Arts Many Birthday Messages
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Memory Box Double Stitched Rectangles

Altenew Caps Bold Alphabet Die Masculine Birthday

I’ve said it before, but masculine cards are the most challenging for me.  I recently purchased Altenew’s Caps Bold Alphabet Die set because I thought it would be good in making masculine cards, and I really like how it turned out.  For this card I really like how the bold gold and navy striped paper looks when die cut with these large letters and adhered to the front of a white panel.

I die cut the letters from this striking gold and navy striped paper from Paper Studio’s Be Bold…Be Bright collection.  I then cut them again from black sticky back craft foam.  This makes it really easy to add dimension to the letters. I cut a rectangle from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundles of Stitched Shapes and laid the letters on the panel to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment from Hero Arts Birthday Messages, stamped with In the Navy Gina K. Designs dye ink.

Balloons from Honey Bee’s Celebration Box were cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and strings of Sulky Gold Metallic Thread where adhered to the back with Scotch Tape.  The balloons were arranged and then picked up with Glad Press ‘n Seal.  This makes it easy to keep them together as arranged and turn them over to add glue to back.  They were adhered to the white panel using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the strings were wrapped around the bottom of the panel and secured with Scotch Tape.

The letters were aligned using a T-Square ruler and a long strip of Post-it Tape was used to keep them all together.  Tombo Mono Multi Glue was added to the back and then the letters were adhered to the front of the panel.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller than the white focal image rectangle and then it was adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# In the Navy cardstock.

Love the way this turned out.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Caps Bold Alphabet Dies
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Honey Bee Celebration Box Balloon Dies
  • Paper Studio Be Bold…Be Bright Paper Pad
  • Gina K. Designs 120# In the Navy
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Black Sticky Back Craft Foam
  • Sulky Gold Metallic Thread
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Gina K. Designs In the Navy Ink
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle

 

Great Love Valentine’s Day Card

I send cards every 4-6 weeks to the young people from our church who are serving either an 18 month or two year mission for the church.  They are away from home and it is always nice to get a message of encouragement and support.  Since this month is February, I decided to sent a love themed card.  I love this Penny Black stamp set, All Great Things, because it has great quotes.  This one is from Mother Teresa.  We all can do small things with love that will help others around us.  The world would be a better place if we did it a little more consistently.

I die cut a large heart using a Spellbinder Classic Hearts die from Gina K. Designs Red Hot 120# Cardstock.  The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink and then heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.  I was adhered on the left of the front of a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Small white hearts were die cut using the Impression Obsession Heart of Heart Die.  I really like this die for small hearts since it has both solid and open heart.  They were scattered around the large heart and adhered using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  Using the same red cardstock the word love from Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Love was die cut and adhered to the right of the heart with the same glue.  To add more dimension and interest I pulled out some heart dies from Papertrey Ink Heart Prints and Simon Says Stamp Holiday Shapes and embossed them around the large heart using the Spellbinders embossing pad.

A clean and simple card that has a big punch with the bright red and white mix of colors.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black All Great Things
  • Hero Arts love
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Red Hot and White Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • Spellbinders Silicone Mat
  • Spellbinders Classic Heart Dies
  • Impression Obsession Heart of Hearts Die
  • Papertrey Ink Heart Prints
  • Simon Says Stamp Holiday Shapes Hearts
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Sending You Love Valentines (F4A414)

The Free For All Challenge on SplitCoastStampers this week is All About Love.  I had used Hot Pink Silly Winks Glitter Foam and the Impression Obsession Heart of Heart Die for a previous card and decided to use the leftover negative space from that card to create a second card.  I also decided to cut additional hearts from the leftover Silly Winks Glitter Foam to create an additional two hearts for this card.  Love using up leftover product.

I decided to back the Impression Obsession Heart of Heart negative space die with some white glitter cardstock I had in my stash.  I die cut it using a Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Heart die and adhered the two together using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  Since I still had some leftover Silly Winks Glitter Foam I decided to add another two hearts in different sizes to the card front.  I found some chevron paper that matched the color scheme in the Recollections Little Princess 8 1/2″ x 11″ Paper Pad and cut it to be 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″.  I adhered the three hearts in a diagonal on the card front, one with the same the same adhesive and the other two 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts Love Stamp and Die set and was cut five times from 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock.  The top layer was colored with Copic Markers RV66 and RV63 to create an ombre look.  The secondary sentiment from the same set was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Spellbinders Heart from January 2018 Die of the Month Kit
  • Impression Obsession Heart of Hearts Die
  • Spellbinders Classic Hearts and Classic Hearts Scallop Dies
  • Hero Arts Love Stamp Set and Die
  • White Glitter Paper
  • Hot Pink Silly Winks Glitter Foam Sheet
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Recollections Little Princess 8 ½ x 11 Paper Pad
  • Copic Markers RV66, RV63
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black

Blooming Bouquet Happy Birthday

The Altenew Blooming Bouquet stamp is a lovely, large image that makes a striking card.  This time I decided to stamp it twice in diagonal corners of the card and use Copic Markers to color the image.

The image was stamped on a quarter sheet of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock in alternating corners with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  The Copic Markers used to color the image are listed below.

Once the image was colored the panel was die cut using a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller than the rectangle and adhered to the back.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts Birthday Message and was stamped on a strip of Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back and it was then adhered just under the half way part of the focal image.

The focal image was then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from 120# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  Wink of Stella was added to the flowers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Blooming Bouquet
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Copic Markers: V09, V25, V22, V20; Y08, Y06, Y04; RV13, RV11, RV10; R89, R37, R32; G99, G94, G24; YG97, YG95, YG93; G17, G16, G00; C1
  • Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Wink of Stella Glitter Pen