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

Spring Shower Cover Die Make a Wish Birthday Card

I had seen a video with Jennifer McGuire using this die and loved it.  I too love the results of this card, but it was very time consuming to color and then paper piece each of the flowers and leave back into the background.

First the largest My Favorite Things Rectangle STAX was used to cut Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.  Next the Altenew Spring Shower Cover Die was placed on the rectangle and run through the Big Shot a second time.  Both are the same size, so Post-it Tape was used to hold it in place while die cutting.

Copic Markers were used to color all of the die cut flowers and leaves.  Colors used are listed below.  I had watched Nicole Spohr cover the back of a panel to be paper pieced with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  This eliminates the need to add adhesive to each item and also adds dimension when it is added to the cardbase.

After each piece was adhered back in place I pulled some clear Rhinestones from my stash of supplied and added them to the centers of the flowers.  I wanted the background to show as much as possible and so the sentiment from Hero Arts Birthday Messages was stamped on a then 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 adhered to the bottom third of the card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Spring Shower Cover Die
  • Copic Markers: RV13, RV11, RV10; R08, R05, R02; Y08, Y06, Y04; B26, B24, B23; B39, B37; V17, V15, V12; R35, R46; YG99, YG95, YG93; G46, G24; YG25, YG03; G28, G07; C2
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Clear Rhinestones from Stash
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Garden Treasures Happy Birthday

This is the second card made with Altenew’s Garden Treasures stamp set.  This time a small focal image rectangle was used to allow for stamping the sentiment below the focal image.

The layered flowers were stamped with Altenew Inks (colors listed below) and then die cut with the matching dies, which makes card making so much easier.

A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  A rectangle was cut from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle and adhered directly to the cardbase with Be Creative Tape.

The die cut flowers were arrange the way I liked them and then picked up with Glad Press ‘n Seal, making it easy to keep them as arranged to adhere to the focal image rectangle.  Before gluing the flowers in place the sentiment from Hero Arts Birthday Messages was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black.

The leaves and smaller flowers were adhered to the focal image rectangle with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the yellow and blue flowers.  I wasn’t careful enough removing the press and seal and a little of the paper on yellow flower tore.  It was glued down with some Raner Multi Medium Matte.  To cover the small imperfection Studio Katia Majestic Confetti was place over the area and scatter around the flower and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Garden Treasures
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle
  • Altenew Inks: Sea Breeze, Turquoise, Tide Pool; Citrus Burst, Fresh Lemonade, Maple Yellow; Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, Rubellite; Frayed Leaf, Forest Glade, Evergreen
  • Pigma Micron Pen
  • Copic Markers for Flower Centers: Y17, Y15, RV13, C3
  • Be Creative Tape
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Desluxe Adhesive
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Studio Katia Majestic Confetti

Diamond Stencil Hello Card

I recently purchased the Hero Arts Diamond Stencil and decided to use it for a masculine hello card.  I really like the way that it turned out.

I ink blended a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Distress Oxide Inks Broken China, Twisted Citron, and Fossilized Amber.  The Oxide Inks blend beautifully and seamlessly.  The panel was then die cut using the largest Memory Box Stitched Rectangle, which is the size of the front of an A2 cardbase.

For the sentiment a My Favorite Things Happy Hello die was cut from the bottom right of the panel and then again from black cardstock.  Be Creative Tape was added to the panel of the die cut work on the stenciled panel so that the black letters could be easily inlaid.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the panel and it was then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Hero Arts Diamond Stencil
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Broken China, Twisted Citron, Fossilized Amber
  • My Favorite Things Happy Hellos
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock

Mandala Stencil Birthday Card

I really like how the Simon Says Stamp Mandala Stencil creates some heart shapes in the design.  For this stencil a purple and pink color scheme was used by ink blending Distress Oxide Inks: Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Shaded Lilac, and Spun Sugar.

Once the ink blending was complete the design was run through the Big Shot with a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX.  A dark purple cardstock was found in my stash and cut 1/8″ larger than the focal image and adhered to the back with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts Birthday Messages and was stamped on WorldWin Translucent Vellum with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder.  It was cut into a strip and wrapped around the focal image rectangle and adhered to the back using Scotch Tape.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut with the same rectangle die and added to the back for dimension.  A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Mandala Stencil
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar
  • WorldWin Translucent Vellum
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Purple Cardstock from Stash
  • Ranger Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages Stamp