My Favorite Things Morocco Background with Flowers and Leaf Trio Birthday

I love a pretty background die.  This card was made using My Favorite Things Modern Morocco, which was die cut out of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock three times and adhered together using Elmer’s Adhesive Spray to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The white on white makes a clean and simple, yet elegant card.

The flowers were die cut out of We R Memory Keepers Purple Polka Dot Vellum using several My Favorite Things flower dies (Flowers and Leaf Trio, Gerbera Daisy, and Plentiful Petals) and adhered with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The pearl centers are from my stash of embellishments.  The flourish was cut from Grafix 30# Green Leaf Vellum using My Favorite Things Fancy Flourish die.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts Little One and stamped on Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and embossed with Recollections Snow Embossing Powder.  It was adhered to the bottom of the card with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Modern Morocco Coverup
  • My Favorite Things Fancy Flourish die
  • Hero Arts Little One Stamp Set
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • We R Memory Keepers Purple Polka Dot Vellum
  • Grafix 30# Green Leaf Vellum
  • My Favorite Things Flowers and Leaf Trio, Gerbera Daisy, and Plentiful Petal dies
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Recollections Snow Embossing Powder
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue

 

 

Hero Arts Tiny Flags Background Masculine Birthday

The graphic element of Hero Arts Tiny Flags creates a great masculine birthday card.  Most men I know like the color blue and so the distress blending of blues and greens it a visually pleasing design.

A panel of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock was cut with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  Before stamping the Hero Arts Tiny Flags Background stamp with VersaMark ink an anti-static pad was used to eliminate any oils from the surface to ensure the Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder would only stick where wanted.

Distress ink was applied using the Ranger Mini Embossing Tool.  Colors used are: Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers.  Blue Offray Grosgrain Ribbon was was tied around the panel and tied in a knot, then the panel was glued to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

For the focal image the Just Right Spellbinders Nested Medallion Labels was used to cut some Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock. Inkadinkadoo’s Happy Birthday was stamped on the label with VersaMark Ink and sprinkled with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder and heat set with the Marvy Embossing Tool.  “Happy Birthday” was added from Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold, and Party stamp.

The label was adhered to the ink blended panel using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape. Tiny blue confetti stars were added to the label with Multi Matte Medium and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 80# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Offray Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Hero Arts Tiny Flags Background
  • Inkadinkadoo Happy Birthday
  • Winnie & Walter the Big the Bold and Party
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Distress: Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers

Masculine Birthday with Ink Blending

Clean and simple graphics cards are excellent for masculine cards.  This card uses Hero Arts Pinstripes Background with Distress Ink blending.

A panel of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock was cut with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  After preparing the panel with a anti-static tool the panel was stamped with Hero Arts Pinstripes Background stamp and VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.

Using a Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool to add a rainbow hue with the following Distress Ink: Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, Barn Door.

A panel of scrap blue cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger than the embossed panel and glued to the back with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was added to back of the panel and adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

Scrap green, red, and blue cardstock was ink blended in red, green, and blue distress ink and then die cut with Lawn Fawn Party Balloons.  Next sentiments were embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder using Hero Arts Make a Wish and My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings.  The balloon tails were cut from scrap white cardstock.  The green balloon was adhered directly to the panel with Tombo Mono Multi Glue, the blue balloon was adhered using one layer of 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape, and the red balloon was adhered using two layers of 3M 1/2″.  To add a confetti feel Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Mix and Seattle Spirit Mix, along with Gold Stars from Scrapbooking Days were scattered around the front of the panel with Multi Medium Matte.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • MFT Birthday Greetings
  • Hero Arts Pinstripes
  • Hero Arts Make a Wish
  • Lawn Fawn Party Balloons
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Gina K. Detail White Embossing Powder
  • SSS Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Scrap Blue Cardstock
  • Distress: Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, Barn Door
  • PPP Christmas Mix and Seattle Spirit Mix
  • Gold Stars from Scrapbooking Days

 

Power Poppy French Lilac Hello

Some of the sweetest smelling flowers of spring are lilacs.  I really love this image from Power Poppy called French Lilacs.  It was printed and cut using the Silhouette Cameo and then colored with Copic Markers (colors listed below).

When creating a clean and simple white card I like to add dimension by adding a panel that has been dry embossed.  This card uses the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder.  First the panel was cut using the largest rectangle from Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles and embossing it with the folder.

A panel of mirror gold cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger than the panel and both were adhered together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then adhered directly to a top folding A2 Card made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The focal image was adhered to the front of the panel using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

The sentiment was cut from mirror gold cardstock using Hero Arts Hello Stamp and Cut.  When adding dimension to a die cut sentiment you can either cut several words and glue them together, or in this case I die cut Darice Adhesive Fun Foam and then glued to the panel using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy French Lilac
  • Hero Arts Hello
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: V04, V06, V09; YG61, YG63; YG67; R35, R46, R59; B0000
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Happy Birthday Aunt Leora

My Aunt Leora turned 100 years old the end of November.  She is an amazing lady, still active, her mind is sharp, and she says she has no aches or pain.  Lucky Aunt Leora!  Her favorite color is red and so I made the following card to celebrate her special day.

I used my Silhouette Cameo to print and cut the Power Poppy Camellia digital stamp  on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock.  I colored the image with the Copic marker listed below.  I cut a panel of Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and the Big Shot with the Cricut Oxford Embossing Folder to add dimension and interest to the card.  I added some Darice Adhesive Fun Foam to the back and adhered it to a top folding A2 card made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and adhered the panel with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts Yummy Treats and was stamped with VersaMark Ink on Gina K. Designs Black 120# Cardstock and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder.  It was adhered to the front of the card with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

Products used:

  • Power Poppy Camellias Digital Stamp
  • Hero Arts Yummy Treats
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers: R35, R46, R59, R89; YG03, YG17, YG67; B0000
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Cricut Oxford Embossing Folder

Autumn Leaves Welcome

This is the last fall leaf card that I made this week.  This time I created a top folding A2 card from some dark green cardstock I had in my stash.  I decided to have a two toned background for the front of the card and so I die cut a green rectangle with Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  00287w

For the sentiment I took a strip of the light orange cardstock and ink blended the edges with Rusty Hinge.  I ensured it was completely dry before stamping “welcome” from Hero Arts Little One in Simon Says Stamp Clear ink and embossing it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  To adhere the sentiment to the green rectangle I used 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  It needed a little something to separate the two so I pulled out some gold glitter cardstock and cut a thin strip and tucked it behind the sentiment, gluing it down with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

I cut the leaves and ink blended the edges with Distress Ink, colors used are listed below.  I arranged the leaves how I liked them and adhered them all using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  For a final touch I added a couple of the Little B Acorn Stickers from Simon Says Stamp October Card Kit of the Month, and fall colored sequins I had in my stash.

I decided to use some gold glitter cardstock behind the green rectangle and cut it 1/8″ larger.  Because of the rough texture of glitter cardstock I adhered the two together using Be Creative Tape and then adhered the entire panel to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves die
  • Stampendous Leaf die
  • Hero Arts Little One
  • Distress Ink: Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber, Forest Moss, Rusty Hinge, Gathered Twigs
  • Fall Colored Sequins
  • Little B Acorn Stickers
  • Be Creative Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape

Autumn Leaves Hello II

For this second card I changed the orientation to a side fold card made from Simon Says Stamp Dark Chocolate cardstock.  I once again pulled some scrap fall colors and die cut the leaves and inked the edges with Distress Ink, colors used are listed below. I die cut a rectangle from Lawn Fawn Fall Plaid Collection with Simon Says Bundle of Stitched Shapes and blended the edges with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink and applied directly to the cardbase with Tombo Adhesive Dot Runner.

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I cut the Hero Arts Hello die three times, one from dark chocolate, again with yellow and the last from gold glitter cardstock.  I glued them together with Elmer’s Glue Spray Adhesive and offset them just a little so all the colors could be seen..

I arranged the leaves how I liked them and glued the larger brown leaf in the back directly to the plaid rectangle with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The rest were adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  For a final touch I added three of the Little B Acorn Stickers from Simon Says Stamp October Card Kit of the Month, and red sequins I had in my stash.  The Rusty Hinge ink was darker than I wanted and to add some additional sparkle I added Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen to the plaid rectangle and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves die
  • Stampendous Leaf die
  • Distress Ink: Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber, Forest Moss, Rusty Hinge, Gathered Twigs
  • Lawn Fawn Fall Plaid Collection
  • Red Sequins
  • Little B Acorn Stickers
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen

Autumn Leaves Hello

It was time to create some more welcome/hello cards for the new people in our ward at church.  This time I wanted to make them fall cards and so I pulled some leaf dies that I hand: Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves and Stampendous Leaf.

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Like all papercrafters we have a lot of leftover paper.  I pulled some fall colors and die cut the leaves.  To provide some dimension I blended the edges with Distress Ink, colors used are listed below. I die cut a rectangle from Lawn Fawn Fall Plaid Collection with Simon Says Bundle of Stitched Shapes and blended the edges with Fossilized Amber Distress Ink.  I applied it directly to a top folding A2 cardbase made from craft cardstock with Tombo Adhesive Dot Runner.

I cut the Hero Arts Hello die three times from the same brown cardstock used for the leaves and inked the edges with Distress Rusty Hinge ink.  I glued them together with the Sakura Glue Pen.

I arranged the leaves how I liked them and glued a couple of the larger leaves in the back directly to the plaid rectangle with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The rest were adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  For a final touch I added three of the Little B Acorn Stickers from Simon Says Stamp October Card Kit of the Month, and Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves die
  • Stampendous Leaf die
  • Distress Ink: Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber, Forest Moss, Rusty Hinge, Gathered Twigs
  • Lawn Fawn Fall Plaid Collection
  • Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins
  • Little B Acorn Stickers

Blessed is the Season Christmas Card

This is the second Christmas card I created.  It too is a very simple card and would be easy to mass produce.  I cut a rectangle from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  I placed the rectangle in my MISTI and stamped the trees from Gina K. Designs Blessed is the Season with VersaMark Ink.  The image was covered with Ranger Gold Embossing Powder and heat set with the Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts Very Merry Christmas stamp set and was stamped and embossed in the same manner.

00283wNext a rectangle from Paper Accents Mirror Gold Cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger than the die cut rectangle and both were adhered with the Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.  A rectangle of Darice White Adhesive Fun Foam was cut with the SSS Stitched Rectangle die and adhered to the back of the focal image, then it was adhered to a top folding A2 card from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The white and gold are beautiful.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Blessed is the Season
  • Hero Arts Very Merry Christmas
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
  • Darice White Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive

Sending You Prayers

It’s good to have some sympathy cards on hand for when they are needed. This card was made by cutting outline images to match Simon Says Stamp Spring Flowers from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with the Silhouette Cameo.  I didn’t want to have harsh black lines for the flowers so I used Altenew Inks to stamp the images onto the cutout and then colored them with Copic Markers. Colors used for both are listed below.

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A top folding card was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.  A rectangle of the same paper was cut using Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Frames.  Darice Adhesive White Fun Foam was cut just smaller than the rectangle and adhered to the back and then adhered to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Blue.

The flowers were glued to the flower stems with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and arranged on the stitched rectangle.  The pink flower in the back and the stems were glued directly to the rectangle, with the exception of the stem at the front, which was adhered using thin strips of 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  Foam tape was also added to the back of blue flower and double foam tape was added to the back of the purple flower.  For the flowers that had centers Queen and Company Rock Candy Yellow Rhinestones were added.

The Hero Arts Prayers die was cut three times from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and glued together with Ranger Multi Medium Matte. Before attaching the secondary sentiment “Sending You” was stamped with Hero Hues Black Ink.  The prayers die cut was adhered using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  For a little added shine Wink of Stella Clear was added to all the flowers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Spring Flowers Stamp Set
  • Hero Arts Prayers Stamp and Die Set
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Hero Arts Messages with a Flourish Stamp Set
  • Altenew Inks: Forest Glade, Ruby Red, Coral Berry, Dessert Night, Warm Sunshine, and Prussian Blue
  • Copic Markers: V15, V17, V99; RV06, RV09, RV17; YG01, YG03, YG23; B34, B37, B39; B02, B04, B05; R20, R21, R22, R32; RV13, RV14; G94, YG63, G24
  • Queen and Company Rock Candy Yellow Rhinestones
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Wink of Stella Clear