Orange Dahlia Thinking of You

I loved the bright colors I used in the last card I created and decided to color this image with a bright orange and like the way it turned out. I colored it with Copic Markers and then fussy cut the image out.

The image did not have leaves and I used the leaves from Altenew’s Beautiful Heart and colored them with more olive green colors. I felt that it would go best with the orange of the flower. Liquid glue was used to adhered the leaves to the flower.

A rectangle was cut using a Penny Black Swirly stitched Rectangle. It adds great visual interest to a clean and simple card design.

The flower image was traced on a foam sheet and fussy cut 1/8″ smaller and adhered to the back of the flower image and adhered with liquid glue and then added to the card front.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pinterest Color-Pages-Adults_Dahlia
  • Hero Arts Messages with Flourish
  • Altenew Beautiful Heart (Leaves)
  • Copic Markers: YR09, YR07, YR04, YR02; YG99, YG97, YG95
  • Penny Black Swirly Stitched Rectangles
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Darice Foam Sheet

Bowl of Beauty Enjoy Every Moment

Power Poppy had a sale on their stamps this past week and I purchase this beautiful stamp, which comes with two different images. For this card I used the one with the flower in a bowl.

It is a digital image and was printed on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then colored with Copic Markers.

Once the color was completed the sentiment was stamped under the image. To add visual interest on the card a wood frame was created using the Hero Arts Wood Frame Infinity Die. The die is really quite flimsy, because the lines of the wood are cut through. To stabilize the the frame two rectangle dies were used to cut a frame without the wood lines and the two were adhered together with liquid glue. 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back and adhered over the focal image.

Products Used:

  • Power Poppy Bowl of Beauty Flowers Only
  • Penny Black Good Wishes
  • Copic Markers: YG67, YG17, YG03; YG17, YG05, YG03; G28, G24, G21; G99, G94, G43; R85, R83, R81; RV29, RV25, RV23; V09, V06, V04; Y17, Y15; C3, C1
  • Hero Arts Wood Frame Infinity Die
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Bottle Green
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K Designs 120# White Cardstock

Welcome to the World Sweet Baby

My nephew and his wife had a beautiful baby boy last week. This is the card I made to welcome little Theo to the world.

I searched my baby stamps and couldn’t find what I wanted so I went to the Silhouette Store and found this cute cut file from Stinkin Cute Paper Piecing called Baby Boy Planning Stickers. I sized them for what I wanted, printed them with registration marks, and then cut them with the software.

To add some dimension to the images I used some Copic Markers to add shading.

I pulled out a paper pad from DCWV called Nana’s Nursery Baby Boy and found this cute yellow plaid paper for a background and cut a rectangle using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle. I searched my stash of paper and found a blue cardstock that matched the blue in the images and created a side folding A2 cardbase and adhered the plaid rectangle to the front with dotliner adhesive.

I arranged the images I decided to use on the card to determine where to stamp the large “welcome” from Hero Arts Little One using Gina K. Designs Blue Denim Ink. Next I stamped the secondary sentiment on a scrap of yellow cardstock with the same ink and cut it into a thin strip with a Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label.

The ABC Blocks and baby bottle where adhered directly to the plaid paper with liquid glue. Ranger Glossy Accents were added to the bottle to make it look more like glass. The pacifier was adhered to the hands of the bear with liquid glue and the bear was then adhered to the patterned paper with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape. A thin strip of foam was added behind the secondary sentiment and it was adhered over the stamped “welcome” and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Silhouette Stinkin Cute Paper Piecing Baby Boy Planning Stickers
  • Hero Arts Little One
  • DCWV 12 X 12 Paper Pad Nana’s Nursery Baby Boy
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs Blue Denim Ink
  • Copic Markers: E55, E53, E51, E50; Y15, Y13; G04, G03; B23, B21, B12
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops: Woodland Green, Midnight Blue, Dandelion Yellow
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Thin Strip Adhesive Foam

Who’s Counting

This stencil was created by cutting acetate with the Silhouette Cameo using a Sarah Hurley Numbers Page Image. As you can see I used the positive cut of the file. A rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock was die cut with a stitched rectangle. I used some Gina K. Designs blue in to ink blend the stencil, leaving the number white. It was a little too stark white for the look I wanted to I used the little bit of ink left on the blending brush to soften the white number.

The sentiment was created in the Silhouette Cameo software and welded together so that it could be die cut with a small border. The cake image was also die cut in the software. Both were printed with registration marks so that the software could cut around them.

The cake was colored with Copic Markers and Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen was added to the lollipops and the platter. Ranger Glossy Accents was added to the frosting. Before adhering to the stenciled background they were placed on the rectangle to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment. 3M Foam tape was cut into thin strips to add to the back of the sentiment and it was also placed on the back of the cake to add dimension when adhering to the focal image panel.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Silhouette Numbers Stencil
  • Graciellie Designs It’s Cake Time
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Silhouette Word Phrase Gallery Font
  • Copic Markers: B26, B24, B23, B21; E59, E57, E55; C4, C3, C2
  • Gina K. Designs Blue Raspberry and Powder Blue Inks
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen
  • Ranger Glossy Accents

Many More Fantastic Years

For this card I used the Echo Park Balloons Stencil again, but this time in simply ink blended the stencil using three colors of teal ink from Gina K. Designs. I used a small blending brush so that I could create an ombre effect on the balloons.

For the focal image balloon and sentiment I used the same inks to ink blend some cardstock with the same colors, making the sentiment strip a little darker so the white embossed sentiment would stand out well.

The balloon was cut using an Birch Press Design Party Balloon. A sentiment was stamped on the balloon with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. The same embossing powder was used on the sentiment strip. I used a Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label die to cut the sentiment into a thin strip. I added fishtail ends to the strip by hand. Both were adhered to the stenciled background using sticky back foam.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Echo Park Balloons Stencil
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Penny Black Smile Today
  • Birch Press Designs Party Balloons
  • Gina K. Designs Tranquil Teal, Ocean Mist, and Sea Glass Inks
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Kraft Base Weight Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Cousins Iridescent Silver Cord

Happy Birthday Candles

I had some embossing paste leftover from my previous card and didn’t want to waste it, so I decided do make another card. This time I pulled out the Hero Arts Circles and Squares Stencil.

I started with a rectangle die cut with a stitched rectangle and used purple tape on the back of the stencil to secure it in place. Once the embossing paste had been smoothed across the surface the stencil was carefully removed and washed with clean warm water.

As with the other cards I’ve made with stencils and embossing paste I didn’t want the focal image to obscure the background I pulled out these great candle die cuts from Elizabeth Crafts along with a Penny Black Your Day die for the sentiment. I found some peachy orange paper in scraps for the top layer of the candles and used mirror cardstock for the back solid layer. To adhered the two layers together I take scissors and cut off the fame from the orange cardstock and use liquid glue to adhered the two layers together.

To adhere the candles foam tape was added to the back and then liquid glue was also used to ensure it would stick on the embossing paste.

For the sentiment orange sticky back foam was die cuts with the sentiment and adhered to the back. It too had liquid glue added to the foam to ensure it would stick to the surface. The embossed panel was adhered to a top folding cardbase with dotliner adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Hero Arts Circles and Squares Stencil
  • Penny Black Your Day
  • Elizabeth Crafts Birthday Candles
  • Copic Markers: R02, R01
  • Wendy Vecchi Embossing Past
  • Gina K. Designs Sandy Beach and Altenew Orange Cream Inks
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Peach Cardstock from Scraps
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Sticky Back Orange Fun Foam

It’s Your Day to Celebrate

For this card I started with a rectangle with stitched edges and pulled out my Echo Park Balloons Stencil and added some embossing past. It creates a subtle background the for the die cut balloons.

I ink blended some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with some Gina K. Designs green inks and die cut three balloons using the Birch Press Designs Party Balloons. I really like the stitched edges to these balloons. Once I had adhered them to the embossed balloon background.

Once the balloons were adhered I thought they were kind of blah, so I pulled out some Ranger Gold Stickles and added some designs to the balloon. I really liked the way it turned out. I added some gold thread for the balloon strings. The largest balloon was adhered directly to the embossed rectangle with liquid glue. The next two balloon were cut again with stick back foam and trimmed down a little so it would show when adhered to the back. I had to cut off a little of the foam where the small balloon overlapped the medium one. Gold thread was added for the balloon strings, which were wrapped around the rectangle and adhered in place with Scotch Tape.

A scrap of cardstock was ink blended with the same green inks and the sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder and adhered at the bottom of the panel with foam tape. I marked where the balloon strings were so that I could cut small strips of foam and leave a little channel for the strings to the sentiment would lay flat.

The focal image panel was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase using dotliner adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Echo Park Balloons Stencil
  • Hero Arts Many Birthday Messages
  • Birch Press Designs Party Balloons
  • Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste
  • Gina K. Designs Fresh Asparagus, Grass Green, Jelly Bean Green Inks
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Ranger Gold Stickles
  • DMC Mouline Embrodery Floss Gold

Orange and Purple Sketched Flowers Thanks

This is the last thank you card I made with Simon Says Stamps Sketched Flowers. Orange and purple are opposite one another on the color wheel and they make a really pretty card. This time I paired with with Hero Arts Thanks Die.

The image was stamped on Bristol Smooth Cardstock and watercolored with SIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Once coloring was completed it was die cut with the matching die. Sticky back foam was also die cut with the die and adhered to the back of the flower image.

The cardbase was dry embossed with Stampin’ Up’s Subtle Embossing Folder. The focal image was adhered. The thanks die was cut from mirror cardstock and again from sticky back foam and adhered in the lower right corner and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers
  • Hero Arts Thanks
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 041 Light Green, 043 Olive Green, 044 Deep Green, 052 Bright Yellow, 023 Scarlet Red, 024 Wine Red, 070 Orange, 222 Pink Flamingo, 026 Light Pink, 029 Geranium Red, 033 Persian Green, 046 Mid Green, 084 Deep Violet, 903 Platinum Brown, 050 Yellow, 061 Light Brown
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

A Blue Bouquet Happy Birthday

I’ve been busy making cards so I have them ready through August because my husband and I are going on a 3 1/2 month trip around the USA when he retires. This card is for my baby sister Colette. Her favorite color is blue.

I love Hero Arts January 2020 Monthly Kit, the flowers are gorgeous. I colored them with Copic Markers in multiple colors of blue and added in just a little of pink and purple.

To hold the bouquet of flowers I pulled out Altenew’s Versatile Vases and stamped the sentiment in blue, it is very subtle.

I ran the card front through the Big Shot with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder to add some visual interest behind the flowers.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Hero Arts 01/20 Monthly Kit
  • My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings
  • Altenew Versatile Vases
  • Copic Markers: G46, G24, G21; YG67, YG17, YG03; YG17, YG03,  YG01; YG17, YG25, YG03; YG99, YG67, YG03; BV04, BV02, BV01; B99, B97, B95; B95, B93, B91; B24, B23, B21; B45, B41; R85, R83, R81
  • Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Light Blue Cardstock from Scraps

Enjoy Your Day Flower Bouquet

For this card I pulled out the LDRS Creative If Friends Were Flowers. It was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers. Once coloring was complete it was cut out with the matching die.

I love clean and simple cards. Once of the favorite things I like to do is use a pretty die cut panel behind the focal image. I also like to used foam tape to add dimension to the focal image.

The sentiment was stamped underneath the focal image and the decorative panel adhered to the front of top folding card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • LDRS Creative If Friends Were Flowers
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Copic Markers: Y19, Y15, Y13; G99, G94, YG03
  • Spellbinders Candlewick Rectangles
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight and Layering Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink