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

Penny Black About Town Birthday

I love the Penny Black little people images.  They make perfect cards for the young women at church.  This one was made for a young girl who is turning sixteen and will soon have her driver’s license, how appropriate is that.

I began by stamping Penny Black’s About Town on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, since I planned to color it with her favorite colors of burgundy and turquoise.  The colors used are listed below.  I grounded the car with a hill of dark grey (Copic C8, C7, C6).

From my stash of cardstock I found BoBunny’s Double Dot Ocean Stripe cardstock and cut it with the Sizzix Big Shot using WPlus 9 Gift Card Layers Rectangle, which is the same size as an A2 card front.  Next I die cut the image using the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangle. When I  placed it on the striped background it needed a little something more and so I cut a rectangle from dark teal cardstock from my stash 1/8″ larger than the focal image, and adhered them together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

I placed the focal image on the card front to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment, which is from Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Happy.  I used VersaMark Ink and then covered it with Ranger Detailed Silver Embossing Powder, heat set with the Marvy Embossing Tool. Next Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was added to the back of the focal image and adhered to the card front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The word happy was cut using the die from Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Happy out of Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock and then cut three more times from scrap white cardstock.  The word cutouts were adhered together using Elmer’s Craft Bond spray adhesive.  The word was adhered to the bottom of the focal image with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Penny Black About Town
  • Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Happy
  • Copic: R69, R59, R39; C8, C7, C6; C0, C1, C2, C3; BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11; E21, E00, E000, R20; Y02, Y04, Y06; E79, E57, E55, E53
  • BoBunny Double Dot Ocean Stripe
  • Gina K Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • WPlus 9 Gift Card Layers
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive

Penny Black Swinging Valentine’s Day Card

I don’t know what it is about the cute girl and boy images from Penny Black but I really like them.  The Swinging stamp set was perfect for a Valentine’s Day card for Michael.  I am so grateful I get to sit beside this wonderful man who makes every day better in my life.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock.  Since there isn’t a matching die I decided to try the Silhouette Cameo PixScan Mat to cutout the image and it worked perfectly. I colored the image with the following Copic Markers: R29, R27, R24; E55, E59, E49; E50, E53, E35; E00, E01, E11; B26, B24, B23; B32, B34, B95; G24, G99; E55, E57, E59 (wood), B000, B0000.

I wanted a sky background behind the image so I used some Canson Cold Press 140# Watercolor Paper and die cut it using the Avery Elle Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle.   I applied Distress ink onto a smooth surface and using the wet on wet method dropped the following colors; Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire, Faded Blue Jeans, to create the sky.

I die cut Hero Arts Love from red cardstock and coated it with Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Powder and added Recollection Clear Embossing Powder.  It did this several times.  You can create a similar look using Glossy Accents, but I prefer the smooth look of multi layers of embossing powder.

I placed both the focal image and sentiment die on the sky background to determine placement for the secondary sentiment.  I prepped the area with an anti static pad and stamped the sentiment from Avery Elle Simply Said: Love set with Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Powder and added Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, heat setting it with the Marvy Embossing Tool.

It was now time to assemble the card.  To add a splash of color and help the focal image panel stand out I die cut a rectangle of red cardstock with the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes rectangle.  I glued it to the watercolored background with the strong adhesive from the 3M ATG gun.  Both were glued to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The focal image was added to the watercolor panel using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  Four more “love” dies were cut with heavy weight white cardstock. Since the top of the “l” would rest on the focal image the top of the letter was removed with scissors to ensure it would lay flat on the panel. These were adhered together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive and applied to the watercolor panel with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Glossy Accents were applied to the small hearts in the image and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Swinging
  • Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Love
  • Avery Elle Simply Said: Love
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • SSS Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangles
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Red Cardstock
  • Canson 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Copic: R29, R27, R24; E55, E59, E49; E50, E53, E35; E00, E01, E11; B26, B24, B23; B32, B34, B95; G24, G99; E55, E57, E59 (wood), B000, B0000
  • Distress Ink: Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire, Faded Blue Jeans
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Stickles Tidings Gold
  • Inkssentials Glossy Accents
  • 3M ATG
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive

MFT Color Challenge 61: Love You

I’ve been wanting to participate in My Favorite Things Color Challenges for some time.  It always seems like I’m on a deadline for other cards I need to make, I’m out of town, or various other reasons why I don’t do it.  (Couldn’t be that it intimidates me have my work on display.)

This week’s challenge used coral, red persimmon, blue, and gray.  Since it is getting close to Valentine’s Day I decided to use the Heart of Heart die from Impression Obsession and fill the hearts will all the colors of the challenge.

I used scrap paper that I have in my stash and cut a circle from gray and blue cardstock using the third largest My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX.  I then placed the Heart of Heart die in the center of the gray circle and once it was cut I adhered it to the blue circle cut earlier for a backing to adhered all the colored hearts to.  I cut the Heart of Heart die from all the colors in the challenge and began filling in the heart openings, gluing them in place with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

For the card background I used My Favorite Things Chevron Coverup and cut it from blue cardstock.  I cut it again from Darice Adhesive Fun Foam and adhered it to the blue cardstock for added dimension.  I ink blended the edges with Distress Peacock Feathers ink and adhered it to a side folded cardbase made from 120# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock.

To adhere the focal image to the card I cut a circle from Darice Adhesive Fun Foam just smaller than colorful heart circle and glued it to the front of the card using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

For the sentiment I cut Hero Arts Love and Heart die from red cardstock six times.  Since the top of the “L” was going to lay on top of the focal image I cut off the loop so that it would lay flat on the circle.  The word “you” from Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold, and Party stamp set was stamped with Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink and then heat set with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder.  The word was cut into a narrow banner and adhered to the card front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Impression Obsession Heart of Hearts die
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX
  • My Favorite Things Chevron Coverup
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Distress Peacock Feathers ink
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Hero Arts Love and Heart die
  • Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold, and Party stamp set
  • Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder

Below is a small format image for the challenge.