Praying for You Diane

I recently found out that my son’s mother-in-law has cancer and will be undergoing surgery soon. I wanted to send her a quick card letting her know we are praying for her quick recovery.

I pulled out Honey Bee Stamps Everything Wonderful and stamped it with London Fog Memento Ink. It was colored with Copic Markers. Once the coloring was complete it was stamped again with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed gold. It was then cut out using the coordinating die. The die was used to cut the shape from sticky back foam, which was trimmed down and then adhered behind the flower bouquet for dimension.

A panel of white cardstock was cut down using a stitched rectangle. The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed in the lower right of the card and was then dry embossed with Stampin’ Up’s Subtle Embossing Folder. It is one of my favorite folders to add visual interest behind the focal image.

The panel was adhered to the a side folding cardbase with dotliner adhesive. The flower bouquet was then adhered using liquid glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Honey Bee Stamps Everything Wonderful
  • Memento London Fog Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers: RV25, RV23, RV02, RV00, RV000; YG67, YG17, YG03; Y18, Y15, Y13, V09, V06, V04
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

Willoughby Butterfly Thinking of You

I love the beautiful color of the turquoise foil using Crafter’s Companion Grande Dots Background. It was cut down using a stitched rectangle. Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the panel and it was adhered to a top folding cardbase.

When I had a butterfly die out for a previous card I saw this one from Memory Box. I wanted it to match the dots in the background so I hot foiled some paper with the foil only and cut the back of the butterfly from it. The detailed layer of the butterfly was cut from silver mirror cardstock, along with the butterfly body. They were adhered together using liquid glue.

I decided to add some flower and leaves from Altenew’s Beautiful Day. The pink and green add a lovely contrast to the turquoise. They were die cut with the coordinating dies once the Copic coloring was complete. Thin strips of foam were added to the back and they were adhered in the corner of the card front. A thin strip of foam was added to the body of the butterfly only and it was adhered in the corner of the card front as well.

I decided to use a die cut sentiment, cut from silver mirror cardstock and again from sticky back foam. I decided not to use the die cut words “of you” and replace them with foiled words.

I think this is one of my favorite foiled cards.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Crafter’s Companion Grande Dots Background
  • Honey Bee Stamps Thinking of You Die
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Everyday Sentiments
  • Memory Box Willoughby Butterfly
  • Altenew Beautiful Day
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Turquoise Foil
  • Copic Markers: YG67, YG17, YG03; RV23, RV00, RV000
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Pink & Main Sentiment Strip
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock

Hot Foil Hope Your Birthday is a Hit

I used Gina Marie Designs Stud Dot Argyle Background to hot foil a panel with silver foil for this card. The foil adds such great visual interest to a card.

I have been pulling out some of my dies that I haven’t used for awhile. I love this Honey Bee Stamps for the Record stamp and dies. I am a music fan and the record, controls, and player arm makes a terrific card.

I used black, red, and silver mirror cardstock to cut out the elements of the record player. I used smaller circle dies to add behind the record and base of the arm to pop them up on the card.

I stamped the sentiment onto red mirror cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it silver. I love Honey Bee Stamps sentiments because they come with matching dies. I die cut the sentiment from red sticky back foam to pop it up on the card as well.

A top folding cardbase was used and the elements of the card were adhered with liquid glue.

This die set makes a great masculine birthday card, or its great for anyone who is a music lover.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Honey Bee Stamps For the Record Stamp and Dies
  • Gina Marie Designs Stud Dot Argyle
  • Crafter’s Companion Papercraft Silver Hot Foil
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangle
  • Paper Accents Red, Silver and Black Mirror Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape

Fall Leaves A Grateful Heart

During this time of social distancing our church has been having drive-by activities. We’ve had a pizza, ice cream, muffins and donut breakfast as a few of the activities. The women’s organization planned on a fall activity where they would give out bread to the women of the ward. They asked me to create a handout that they could attached that would have a message they would like to share. The theme was gratitude.

I had this lovely die from Simon Says Stamp and had recently purchased a pretty fall leaves stencil from Carta Bella. I die cut a panel using a stitched rectangle die and then ink blended the “Hello Autumn” stencil with pretty fall colors. It was adhered to a olive green rectangle that was cut 1/8″ larger than the stenciled panel. The “Grateful” die was cut from gold mirror cardstock then a 1″ strip of the same green cardstock was cut and the words “A” and “Heart” was stamped and embossed gold to be before and after the die cut. To add a little more visual interest a small maple leaf was cut from soft golden orange and the edges were blended with Vintage Photo ink. A small bow was made with ivory and gold baker’s twine and adhered to the bottom of the leaf, which was adhered to the left of the sentiment with liquid glue.

The message panel was printed and then die cut with a stitched rectangle. The edges were distress with the same brown ink and it was adhered to the back of the stenciled panel. I think it turned out nice.

I love the message. There is so much distress and unrest in the world. So many people are angry and lashing out. If we would take the time to be grateful for all we have been given, to be grateful for the privilege to freely express ourselves and allow others the same right, without anger if they have a different opinion, the world would be a better place.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Carta Bella Hello Autumn
  • Simon Says Stamp Grateful Die
  • Honey Bee Stamps Thanks and Giving
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Barn Door, Ripe Persimmon, Vintage Photo
  • Copic Markers YR24, YR21, YR20
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Paper Accent Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Golden Yellow Cardstock from Scraps
  • Green Cardstock from Stash
  • White and Gold Baker’s Twine
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Yoseng Ink Blending Brushes

Cruisin’ Into Your Birthday in a Classic Malibu

My husband had this exact car when he was a teenager and his was red and white. He said that you screwed the tail like off to fill the car with gas. How cool is that.

I stamped the image onto some Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored it with Copic Markers. I used the coordinating die to cut it out. I also cut some sticky back foam with the same die and adhered the two together for dimension.

The sentiments were stamped and cut using the coordinating dies, along with sticky back foam for dimension.

I wanted to add some visual interest behind the car so I cut a smaller rectangle of white cardstock using a stitched rectangle and embossed it using the Sizzix Foundry 3D Embossing Folder. Red cardstock was matted behind the embossed rectangle and it was adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase.

The car and sentiments were adhered using liquid glue and the car was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Honey Bee Stamps Car Show
  • Honey Bee Stamps You’re a Classic
  • Copic Markers: R29, R27, R24; C7, C5, C4, C3, C1, C0; B0000
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam and Red Velvet Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Sizzix Foundry 3D Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Red Velvet Cardstock
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

You’re Not Old – Your a Classic Corvette

Who didn’t want a sporty Corvette when they were growing up and my dream was always that it would a bright and shiny red.

I stamped the image onto Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored it with Copic Markers. Once the coloring was complete it was cut using the coordinating die. I also used the die to cut some sticky back foam and adhered the card to it for dimension.

I picked a couple of the sentiment from Honey Bee Stamp’s You’re a Classic stamp set and cut them out with the coordinating dies. Sticky back foam was also cut and added to the back of the sentiments.

To add visual interest behind the card I cut down a panel of what cardstock with a stitched rectangle and embossed it with the Sizzix Mechanics 3D Embossing Folder. It was matted with black cardstock and adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase with liquid glue.

The car and sentiments were adhered using liquid glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Honey Bee Stamps Car Show
  • Honey Bee Stamps You’re a Classic
  • Copic Markers: R29, R27, R24; C7, C5, C4, C3, C1, C0; B0000
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam and Red Velvet Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Sizzix Mechanics 3D Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Black Onyx Cardstock
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

You’re Not Old – You’re Vintage (Ford Pickup)

I learned to drive in a green Ford Pickup. Not as old as this one from Honey Bee Stamps but still pretty old. The good thing about learning to drive a stick shift is once you get the clutch and gas down you can drive nearly anything.

I stamped it onto Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored it with Copic Markers. I then used the coordinating die to cut it out. Using the die sticky back foam was cut and added to the back of the car.

I wanted to add some visual interest behind the car and pulled out Sizzix’s Woven 3D Embossing Folder and embossed a smaller rectangle that would cut down using a stitched die. It was matted with some green cardstock from my stash.

I love the way that Honey Bee Stamps has coordinating dies for their sentiments. If you get their Car Show stamp set, you really need to get their You’re a Classic, which has perfect sentiments to go along with the vintage and classic cars in the set. I stamped a couple of the sentiments and cut them out with coordinating dies. I used the coordinating dies to also cut some sticky back foam and added it to the sentiments.

The embossed rectangle was added to a top folding A2 cardbase and then the car and sentiment were added with liquid glue and the card was done.

My friend said that “vintage” was worse than “classic” it meant you were even older. I reminded her we were going to be 69 this year and that was vintage and vintage is rare.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Honey Bee Stamps Car Show
  • Honey Bee Stamps You’re a Classic
  • Copic Markers: G29, G28, G46, G43; C7, C5, C4, C3, C1, C0; B0000
  • Distress Oxide Ink Mowed Lawn
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Sizzix Woven 3D Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Green Cardstock from Stash
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

You Rock – Hope Your Birthday is a Hit

I was a teenager in the 60 and 70’s and Rock ‘n Roll was king. I also grew up in a musical family, although my Mom didn’t like modern music, we listened to the classics, which I like as well. In any case, I love music. Honey Bee Stamps Music Speaks is a truly wonderful stamp set for any music lovers out there. I pulled three of the guitars for this card.

I stamped them with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and colored them with Copic Markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. For the red and white guitar I also cut some sticky back foam and added it to the back of the guitar for dimension.

I wanted to add some visual interest behind the guitars and decided to dry emboss a panel of white cardstock that was cut down with a stitched rectangle using Spellbinders Music Embossing Folder and added it to a red cardbase.

I pulled out Matty’s Crafting Joy “You Rock” from my stash and cut it from red cardstock and sticky back foam and adhered the two together. I cut away the foam where the sentiment with overlap the red guitar so that it would be the same height.

The blue and yellow guitars were adhered directly to the embossed panel with liquid glue. The red guitar was adhered in the center of the two, which already had foam adhered to the back. The sentiment was then adhered to the bottom of the card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Honey Bee Stamps Music Speaks
  • Matty’s Crafting Joy You Rock Die
  • Copic Markers: B28, B26, B24, B23; Y19, Y17, Y15; YG17, YG05, YG03; R29, R27, R24; Y26, Y23; C1, C0
  • Spellbinders Music Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Red Velvet Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock

Pink Rose Hello

My crafting friend encouraged me to purchase Altenew’s newest build-a-flower die. This is my first attempt. I like the size of the flower, but I’m not sure if I like the flat petals to the bottom of the flower.

When the dies first arrived we went shopping for some colored cardstock. I found some pretty textured cardstock from Paper Studio in different colors of pink. I did pull out one pink from my scraps and used some Copic Markers to deepen the color on another. The dies are a little harder to determine where to layer than some of the others I have, but in the end they turned out pretty.

I decided to place the large rose and leaves onto the second largest scalloped rectangle from Gina Marie Designs. For added visual interest I embossed the rectangle using Stampin’ Up’s Subtle Embossing Folder. I placed the rose and leaves in the upper left corner of the scalloped rectangle and adhered them with liquid glue.

For the sentiment I cut the beautiful Honey Bee Stamps “Hello” from gold mirror cardstock. I thought about adding foam behind it, but decided to adhered it directly to the scalloped rectangle.

The scalloped rectangle was adhered to side fold cardbase with Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Build-A-Flower Rose
  • Honey Bee Stamps Hello
  • Copic Markers: RV25, RV23, RV00, YG05, YG67
  • The Paper Studio Texture Lime Green, Light Pink, Bright Pink, Pink Watercolor
  • Bazzill Green and Pink Cardstock from Stash
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Clear Wink of Stella

Sorry for Your Loss Corner Flowers

This is the last card I made with Pink Fresh Studio’s Celebrate Our Differences stamp. This time I decided to adhered the flower arrangement directly to the card front. However, I wanted to add some dimension and visual interest, so I cut a scalloped rectangle from white cardstock and then dry embossed it using Stampin’ Up’s Tasteful Textures.

I went through my stash of papers to find a blue that matched the flowers and adhered the scalloped, embossed rectangle to the front of the card with liquid glue. I find liquid glue works best when adhering something that has texture. The flowers were adhered to the corners of the scalloped rectangle, also with liquid glue.

I decided to make this a sympathy card. Unfortunately, I have been in need of quite a few lately. I die cut the word “sorry” three times from leftover blue cardstock and adhered them together with liquid glue and then adhered to the middle of the card with the same glue. The secondary sentiment was stamped on a scrap of green cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed gold. It was adhered using Darice Thin Strip Foam Tape.

The final embellishment was to add Ranger Gold Stickles to the center of the flowers. I liked this card. The colors are lovely, but I think I like it best when the flowers are adhered with foam tape to add some dimension to the flowers.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pink Fresh Studio Celebrate Our Differences
  • Honey Bee Stamps With Sympathy
  • Avery Elle With Sympathy
  • Silhouette Cameo Cut File
  • Altenew Inks: Eastern Sky, Ultramarine, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades
  • Stampin’ Up Tasteful Textile
  • Ranger Gold Stickles
  • Paper Studio 5 Color Blue Paper Stack
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Thin Strip Foam