Zen Bouquet Hello Card on Vellum with Gold Embossing

This is the third card made with the Honey Bee Stamp Zen Bouquet.  This time  I decided to let the gold embossing on vellum be the star of the show and really liked how it turned out.

I created a side folding A2 cardbase from Gina K. Designs 120# Turquoise Sea Cardstock and then added Ranger Multi Medium Matte glue to the back of the bouquet on the embossed lines and adhered it in the upper left corner of the card.  This left enough room in the lower right for the sentiment from Concord & 9th Hello Lovely, which was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder. The excess image hanging over the edges of the card were trimmed with a pair of scissors.

As a final embellishment Martha Stewart Butterfly and Three Butterflies Punches were used to add three butterflies from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock .  A clean and simple card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Honey Bee Zen Bouquet
  • Concord & 9th Hello Lovely
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Turquoise Sea Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Paper Studio Vellum
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Martha Stewart Butterfly and 3 Butterflies Punch
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Glue Dot Adhesives

Zen Bouquet Birthday Card with Polychromos Pencils

This is the second card I made with Honey Bee Stamp’s Zen Bouquet.  This time it was stamped on vellum and then colored from the back with Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils.  This is the first time I have used these new pencils.  One thing to be aware of when coloring on vellum is that the colors are very muted.  They are very pretty, but they are pastel rather than vibrant in hue.

One of the challenges when working with vellum is how to adhere it to your card.  The image was too wide to go through Xyron Create a Sticker Maker so I decided to use 6″ Be Creative Tape adhered to a 6″ x 6″ piece of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then die cut it with the matching die.  The focal image was also die cut with the matching die and the two were adhered together.  Both were adhered to a rectangle of the same white cardstock, but I didn’t like the way the white on white looked on the cardbase, made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  So I decided to run it through the Big Shot with a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle.  This was a challenge because now it was several layers, but eventually, with a lot of passes and a little cutting with a guillotine cutter .  I then decided to add some teal blue cardstock as a border around the image and used that same cardstock to create the banner greeting from My Favorite Things Delicious Birthday, which was heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.

As a final embellishment I used one of the butterflies from the Clearly Besotted Butterfly Wishes set was stamped with Gina K. Designs Sweet Corn Ink and two smaller butterflies from Martha Stewart’s Butterfly Trio Punch colored with Gina K. Designs Blue Lagoon and Bubblegum ink and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Honey Bee Zen Bouquet
  • My Favorite Things Delicious Birthday
  • Simon Says Stamp Folded Banners
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles
  • Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils: 195/130; 108/104/183; 136/119; 158/154; 149/145; 266; 142/127; 117/113/111; 267/171; 267/172; 156/158; 138/119; 193/130; 225/217; 174/172;267/171; 267/163
  • Paper Studio Vellum
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Turquoise Cardstock from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs Sweet Corn, Bubblegum, and Blue Lagoon Ink
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs
  • White Embossing Powder
  • Imagins Halloween Face Decal Rhinestones

Copic Colored Zen Bouquet Birthday Card

Recently I decided to stamp a lot of my flower stamp sets and set them aside so I would have them to make a quick card when needed.  I decided to stamp them once on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock, once on vellum with gold embossing power, and a third time on vellum with white embossing powder.  The next few posts will show how different the same stamp can look when created with these different mediums.

Below is the Honey Bee Zen Bouquet stamped on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  This is a huge image measuring about 5 3/4″ in diameter.  For this card I decided to create a 6″ x 6″ cardbase from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and then used her Black Cardstock as a background for the stamp, cut 1/8″ smaller.  I colored the image using Copic Markers.  It looks striking on the black background.

Once the image was colored it was die cut using the matching die and then cut again from Darice Sticky Back Foam.  The foam was trimmed down so that it wouldn’t show when adhered to the back of the image and then adhered to the black square with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The sentiment from Clearly Besott

ed Butterfly Wishes was stamped on Paper Studio Vellum with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  It was wrapped around the flower image and adhered to the back of the black rectangle with Scotch Tape.  The focal image panel was then adhered to the front of the 6″ x 6″ cardbase with Be Creative Tape.  To add a little more visual interest to this large image one of the butterflies from the Clearly Besotted Butterfly Wishes set was stamped with Gina K. Designs Blue Lagoon Ink and adhered to the left of the sentiment strip.  Using Martha Stewart’s Butterfly Trio Punch two additional butterflies where adhered, which were colored with Gina K. Designs Sweet Corn and Bubblegum ink and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Honey Bee Zen Bouquet
  • Clearly Besotted Butterfly Wishes
  • Copic Markers: B28, B24; B06, B04; V09, V06 V04; RV17, RV14, RV11; R08, R05; R27, R24, R22; R89, R56; Y17, Y15; BG18, BG15; BV17, BV13; BG75, BG72; YG99, YG95, YG67, YG63, YG03, G99, G46, G40, G29, G24, G21, G19, G09, G02, B000
  • Gina K. Designs Sweet Corn, Bubblegum, and Blue Lagoon Ink
  • Black and White Cardstock from Stash
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Paper Studio Vellum
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder

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

 

Stitched Leaves Have a Grateful Heart

This is the second card made from Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves.  Beautiful, colorful leaves are a hallmark of fall and this time of year is when we more fully count our blessings.  I send cards monthly to the young women and men from our church who are serving missions for 1 1/2 to 2 years.  This month I wanted to focus on a talk by President Thomas S. Monson called The Divine Gift of Gratitude, which was the inspiration for the design of this card.

To create this card Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper was covered with Distress Ink Candied Apple, Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, and Peeled Paint. Each color was randomly applied onto the watercolor paper by directing smooching the ink pads all over the paper. The paper was saturated with a spray bottle of water so that the colors would blend together.

When everything was completely dry an anti static pad was used to liberally coat the surface of the watercolored paper to ensure the embossing powder would only stick to the stamped images. The leaf images were stamped with VersaMark Ink, heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, heat set with the Marvy Embossing Tool, and die cut with the matching dies.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock.  A rectangle was cut from Gina K. Designs 80# Ivory Cardstock using a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle.  The leaves were adhered to the front of the rectangle using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive for the maple leaves and the two leaves on top were adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

The sentiment was made using the Paper Accents GOld Mirror Cardstock and the Simon Says Stamp Grateful Die.  The  stamped words are from the Honey Bee Thankful Stamp set.  A strip of Gina K. Designs 120# Chocolate Cardstock was cut to fit the sentiment.  The grateful die was laid on the strip to determine where to stamp the secondary words with VersaMark Ink and heat emboss them with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The die cut word was then adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the sentiment strip was adhered to the bottom of the rectangle with the same adhesive.

The focal image rectangle was adhered to the front of the cardbase with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves Stamp
  • Honey Bee Thankful Stamp
  • Simon Says Stamp Grateful Die
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle Die
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Chocolate 120# Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Extra Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Distress Inks: Candied Apple, Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Marvy Embossing Heat Tool