Get Well Wishes

This is another cute image from Lili of the Valley. I created this card by pulling the image into my Silhouette Cameo and printing and cutting it with registration marks.

I colored the image with Copic Markers and then added foam tape behind. I used a white gel pen to add details to the blanket. I went through my scraps of blue cardstock until I found one that blended well with the color of the blanket and die cut with a stitched rectangle and adhered it to a side folding cardbase with dotliner adhesive.

I determined where to stamp sentiment by laying the focal image on the blue rectangle. I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. The focal image was added and adhered with liquid glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lili of the Valley Get Well Bunny
  • Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flower
  • Copic Markers: Y04, Y02, Y00; YG17, YG05, YG03, YG01; R22, R35, Y08, Y06, Y04; YR16, YR14, YR12; C5, C3, C2, C00; B23, B21, B12; R02, R01
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Uniball Signo White Gel Pen
  • Silhouette Cameo

Under the Weather

It’s hard to find good get well images, so when I saw this cute image from Lily of the Valley I immediately purchased it. I created several cards with it, coloring the owl and umbrella a little differently.

I pulled the image into a Word Document and added a sentiment below using Cattieshine Font and then printed it onto 80# white cardstock using my laser printer so the lines of the image wouldn’t bleed when colored with Copic Markers.

Once the image was colored I die cut it with a stitched rectangle and then added sticky back foam to the back for dimension. On this card I embossed the front of an A2 top fold cardbase with the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder and adhered the focal image rectangle to the front with liquid glue.

The final embellishment was to add Ranger Crystal Stickles to the raindrops and the card was done.

Below are a couple more cards created with this image.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lily of the Valley Under the Weather Digi
  • Sentiment in Word with Cattieshine Font
  • Copic Markers: YR24, YR23; Y06, Y04, Y02; YG17, YG05, YG03, G43; C7, C6, C4, C3, C2, C1; E57, E55, E53; B01, B00, B000, B0000, B24, B21; RV23, RV02, RV000
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Crystal Stickles
  • Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass

Spring Card Camp 2 Day 17 Die Cut Pieces Highlight Small Cover Dies

For Day 17 of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp 2 May Park and Lea Lawson were the guest designers and their technique was to highlight background die pieces. May ink blended a background, added foam behind it and then die cut a star background from it. The background was once again cut from white cardstock and adhered to a top folding cardbase. The ink blended shapes were then added to areas of the white background creating a lovely colorful card front. She die cut a large sentiment from glitter cardstock and added a secondary black and white sentiment strip. Lea Lawson took a background die and removed the negative die cut,leaving only the positive pieces on the card.

The next four cards I created used small cover dies from Sizzix. I was able to get all four cards from one quarter sheet of ink blended blue cardstock. The greatest challenge with this smaller dies it how to lay them out on a card front. I decided to use small focal images with the panels.

Card 1 Circle and Diamond Background Positive (Featured Image).

As with the other cards I added sticky back foam to the ink blended background before cutting the background die. After cutting the circle and diamond shaped background liquid glue was added to the positive pieces of the die and adhered to a white rectangle the same size as the opening of the background die. I didn’t like the way it looked on the card front so cut a piece of white cardstock 3/4″ larger and embossed to add visual interest and adhered the rectangle with the positive shapes to the center. I still didn’t like the way it looked on a white card front, so I searched and found a scrap of blue cardstock and cut it using a stitched rectangle and adhered the white embossed rectangle with the positive shapes to it and then adhered it all to the card front.

I printed and die cut a hot air balloon image in the Silhouette Cameo software. At the same time I created a sentiment strip with a blue background, which was cut with a sentiment label die. The balloon was adhered to the left of positive die cut shapes and the sentiment label was adhered below the balloon.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Birds Card Hot Air Balloon 4
  • Silhouette Print and Cut Sentiment
  • Sizzix Creative Background Small Cover Die Diamond Circle
  • Altenew Inks: Sea Breeze, Turquoise, Tide Blue, Starlight
  • Copic Markers: B26, B24, B23, B21, B02, BG13; B000, B0000; Y28, Y23; Y17, Y15, Y13
  • Sizzix Dotted Lattice Embossing Folder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Crystal Stickles
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Card 2 Circle and Diamond Background Negative

I decided to turn this panel into a shaker card. Acetate was cut to the same size of the panel and adhered with liquid glue. Foam tape was doubled and cut into thin strips and applied tot he frame of the panel. A blue seed bead mix was added to the well of the die cut. The backing was removed from the foam tape and another piece of acetate was adhered adhered to the back of the panel to create the shaker.

A stitched rectangle was cut from white cardstock and adhered to a top folding white cardbase. I decided to adhere the shaker to the left of the card front and determined where to stamp the sentiment. The cute little bird image was adhered to the right of the panel to be over the sentiment. Ranger Crystal Stickles were added to the polka dot on the scarf on the hat and the center of the flowers.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Sparkle ‘n Sprinkle Bonnet Birdie
  • Avery Elle Tweet Tweet
  • Sizzix Creative Background Small Cover Die Diamond Circle
  • Altenew Inks: Sea Breeze, Turquoise, Tide Blue, Starlight
  • Copic Markers: B16, B14, B12; YR28, YR26, YR23; Y35, Y18; E33, E31, E30, R20
  • Beader Paradise Miami Surf Mix
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Tonic Tropical Tide Glitter Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Crystal Stickles
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Card 1 Moroccan Tile Background Negative

For this card I decided to add some blue glitter paper behind the die cut panel. I also used a Fun Stampers Journey Rectangle Long to cut around the die cut, giving visual interest. To also add visual interest the front of the card base was embossed with the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder. The panel was adhered in the center of the card and the focal image was added to the left of the panel, sitting on a sentiment strip created in the Silhouette software.

  • Conie Fong Tori The Dragon
  • Silhouette Print and Cut Sentiment
  • Sizzix Creative Background Small Cover Die Moroccan Tile
  • Altenew Inks: Sea Breeze, Turquoise, Tide Blue, Starlight
  • Copic Markers: BG18, BG15, BG13; G19, G16, G14, B7, G07, G03, G02, G00; Y26, Y23, Y21
  • Fun Stamper Journey Rectangle Long Die
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Tonic Tropical Tide Glitter Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Crystal Stickles
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder

Card w Moroccan Tile Background Positive

The positive die cuts from the background were adhered to a rectangle of white cardstock and then adhered to the front of a cardbase that was embossed with the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder. The sentiment was cut from blue glitter cardstock and then twice more from sticky back foam. The cute little bunny was adhere over the sentiment, straddling the Moroccan tiles.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lili of the Valley Balloon Bunny
  • Penny Black Sweet Wishes
  • Sizzix Creative Background Small Cover Die Moroccan Tile
  • Altenew Inks: Sea Breeze, Turquoise, Tide Blue, Starlight
  • Copic Markers: B97, B95, B93; B16, B14, B12; RV23, RV21, RV02; Y26, Y23, Y21
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Tonic Tropical Tide Glitter Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Crystal Stickles
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder

Spring Card Camp 2 Day 17 Die Cut Pieces Highlight Candy

For Day 17 of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp 2 May Park and Lea Lawson were the guest designers and their technique was to highlight background die pieces. May ink blended a background, added foam behind it and then die cut a star background from it. The background was once again cut from white cardstock and adhered to a top folding cardbase. The ink blended shapes were then added to areas of the white background creating a lovely colorful card front. She die cut a large sentiment from glitter cardstock and added a secondary black and white sentiment strip. Lea Lawson took a background die and removed the negative die cut,leaving only the positive pieces on the card.

For these two cards I used the Gina Marie Designs Candy Stripe Background die. I cut the background from both the pink ink blended panel and gold glitter cardstock that I had added sticky back foam to for dimension. Different positive stripes were used for each of the cards.

For the first card I removed the die cut stripes and then adhered the negative background to a top folding white cardbase with liquid glue. I then filled the larger stripe openings with the gold glitter stripes.

For the second card I die cut the background again from white cardstock and adhered the negative panel to a top folding cardbase. I adhered the pink large stripes and thin gold stripes into the appropriate places.

I found a couple of digi cupcake images for the cards and used a couple of sentiments from My Favorite Things Sugar Coated Sentiments, which were stamped with VersaMark Ink on black cardstock and heat embossed white.

Below is the card with the larger pink stripes.

Pretty Cute Stamps Heart Cupcake

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lili of the Valley Little Fairy Cake
  • My Favorite Things Sugar Coated Sentiments
  • Gina Marie Designs Candy Stripe Background
  • Altenew Inks: Frosty Pink, Baby Pink, Fuchsia, Magenta
  • Copic Markers: RV23, RV21, RV02; RV17, RV14, RV13, RV11; Y26,Y23, Y21; Y17, Y15, Y13
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Glitter Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Crystal Stickles
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder

Welcome Baby Ember

My niece had a little girl on Friday, May 1 that they named Ember. When I heard her name I imaged all the light, warmth, and love she would bring into her family of an older sister and brother. What a blessing a new baby is.

I wanted to create a welcome card for little Ember and her family. I have a few baby stamps, but I wanted something new and so I went searching online and found some really cute images from Lili of the Valley. This one is called cloud. I fell in love with it because my youngest was a stuffies collector and I loved all the little animals surrounding this sweet baby.

I printed it with my laser printer onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock. This ensures the lines will not bleed when coloring with alcohol markers. The image had a bald baby with just a few tuffs of hair, but Ember has a lot of dark hair and so I added them to the coloring. The background colored with Copic’s was a little streaky so I used some Tumbled Glass ink to smooth it out, ink blending from the edges and staying away from the focal image.

Once the coloring was complete I cut it down with a stitched rectangle and sticky back foam for dimension. It just didn’t look feminine enough and so I decided to mat it with a white scalloped rectangle and glued the two together with liquid glue.

I found this soft pink cardstock in my stash and adhered the focal image to a top folding cardbase with liquid glue. The sentiment was stamped in the lower right corner with London Fog, since I wanted it to be softer than stark black.

As a last embellishment I added Ranger Crystal Stickles to the clouds and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lili of the Valley Clouds
  • My Favorite Things Beautiful Baby
  • Copic Markers: B04, B02, B01, B00, B000, B0000; RV23, RV02, RV000; V17, V15, V12, R20; E49, E29, E27; E59, E55, E57; E34, E31, E30; Y26, Y23, Y21; E11, E01, E00, E000, R20; C6, C4, C3; C2, C1, C0
  • Ranger Crystal Stickles
  • Memento London Fog Ink
  • Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass Ink
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • Simon Says Stamp Cotton Candy Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Hooray – Have a Happy 16th Birthday

My grandson Matthew recently turned 16. I made a card and sent it to him with his birthday money inside, but even though the postal service says it was delivered, he never received it. So, I created another card for him, different than the first, just in case it ever shows up.

Matthew is excited to finally be able to drive. I liked this image from Lili of the Valley. It is a pre-colored image that I printed and cut using the Silhouette Cameo. I added some additional shading with Copic Markers.

To personalize the image I used a red signature pen to add his name to the license plate, along with the number 16 written on the hood of the car with a white gel pen.

The sentiment is from Honey Bee and was die cut from a scraps of red cardstock and again from red sticky back foam. The secondary sentiment was created in Word and then die cut using a Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label die.

To add visual interest to the card front, a rectangle was cut using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle and then embossed using the Darice Argyle Embossing Folder. It was then matted with blue cardstock to compliment the blue car.

The focal image was adhered with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape and the sentiment were adhered using liquid glue. Blue and red sequins were scattered around the focal image. Ranger Glosy Accents was added to the windshield of the car and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lili of the Valley Oliver Driving Test
  • Honey Bee Stamps Hooray
  • Word Sentiment Strip Have a Happy 16th Birthday
  • Copic Markers: B24, B23, B21; W3, W2, W1
  • Recollections Cherry Red Signature Pen
  • Uni-Ball Signo 1mml White Gel Pen
  • Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Mix and Seattle Spirit Mix Sequins
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Red Sticky Back Foam
  • Darice Thin Strip Foam
  • Darice Argyle Embossing Folder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Scraps
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Ranger Glossy Accents

Under the Bonnet Happy Birthday

Most men around my husband’s age have putter around with a car, long before they had all the fancy computer parts. I saw this cute image and thought it would made a great guy card.

I printed it with a laser printer and colored it with Copic Markers. Once colored it was cut using the Silhouette PIXScan Mat.

A tagged corner rectangle was cut using a My Favorite Thing die. It was ink blended using a blending brush. The focal image was added to the front using foam tape for added dimension.

I wanted to have some additional visual interest behind the tagged rectangle and pulled out a brick wall embossing folder. The problem is that I only had smaller brick folders so a strip of blue was added to the bottom for the sentiment, embossed in white on royal blue cardstock. It worked perfectly.

PRODUCTS USED

  • Lili of the Valley Under the Bonnet
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Copic Markers: E37, E99, E97; E39, E35, E33, E31; E59, E57, E55; E47, E44, E43; E11, E01, E00, R20; YG17, YG05, YG03; BG01, BG000, BG0000; B99, B97, B95, B93, B91; Y35, Y32; C6, C5, C3, C1, C0
  • Pentel Sunburst Metallic Silver Medium Gel Pen
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Tag Corner Rectangle
  • Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass Ink
  • Darice Brick Wall Embossing Folder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Scraps
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Ranger Glossy Accents

Enjoy Your Day Chris

My husband is retiring the end of March. The first of May we are going to take our 5th Wheel Trailer and travel the USA doing genealogy work on his ancestors. We are also going to spend a month in Texas while one of our grandson’s graduation from high school, his older brother comes home from a two-year mission for our church, our youngest daughter finishing her Fellowship Program in Pediatric Intensive Card and moves to her new location, yet to be determine. Needless to say, I won’t be creating many cards for 3-1/2 months, so I’m creating cards now to get me through August.

This card is for my son Chris whose has a birthday in June. He likes to go camping with his kids and when he does he sleeps in a hammock. I thought this image would be perfect for his birthday.

The image was printed with a laser printer and then colored with Copic Markers. Once coloring was complete it was cutout with the Silhouette PIXScan Mat.

For the card front I die cut a rectangle using a Penny Black Antique Frame and thin ink blended a section of sky to be behind the focal image.

The sentiment was stamped with Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass Ink and then the focal image was added to the panel with foam tape. The rectangle was then added to a side fold A2 cardbase and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lili of the Valley Sunday Papers
  • Poppy Stamps Birthday Blowout
  • Copic Markers: B99, B97, B95, B93, B91; B24, B23, B45, B41; B01, B00, B0000; C6, C4; E59, E57, E55; E35, E33, E31, E30; E43, E42, E41; E53, E51; E11, E01, E00, R20; R27, R24, R22; YG67, YG17, YG03
  • Penny Black Antique Frame
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder

You Couldn’t Be More Awesome

My grandson will be seventeen soon. This past year he has been enrolled in the Running Start Program in Washington State where high school junior and seniors can attend college and obtain an associates degree with state funds. It’s a great opportunity, but it also requires a fine mind and discipline. Seth is doing amazing well. I loved this image for him. The sentiments on one of the book and the mug are perfect.

I colored the image with some of his favorite colors and the hair to match his own. Once the coloring with Copic Markers was complete it was die cut using the Silhouette PIXScan Mat.

For the cardbase I decided to use Kraft cardstock and added a rectangle of wood cardstock to the front. Foam tape was added to the focal image and it was adhered to the card front.

For the sentiment I pulled out this one from from Simon Says Stamp and stamped it with VersaMark Ink on some leftover wood cardstock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I didn’t want the embossing to be a start white, so I used some Copic Markers to tone it down to a soft ivory. I fussy cut around the sentiment and added to the card front with some foam tape and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lili of the Valley Oliver Studying
  • Simon Says Stamp Thankful Flowers
  • Copic Markers: E19, E17, E15; YG17, YG05, YG03; R7, R24, R22; E42, E41; E51, E50; B39, B37, B34; BG78, BG75, BG72; Y18, Y15; Y38, Y35; E59, E57, E55; C6, C4, C3
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder (Copic Marker E42)
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • My Mind’s Eye Designer Wood Paper Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

May All Your Wishes Come True Aubrey

This card is for Aubrey who is a dancer. The image is from Lili of the Valley and was printed with a laser printer and colored with Copic Markers. Once colored it was cut using the Silhouette Cameo PIXScan Mat.

It is a simple image and so the card needed to have visual interest added. A frame was cut using the Mama Elephant Madison Avenue Frame Tag. Another rectangle was embossed using the Lifestyle Crafts Chain Embossing Folder and added to the back of the frame.

The focal image had 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape and it was then adhered to the middle of the frame. The frame was wide enough that a sentiment could be added with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lili of the Valley Ballet Shoes
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Copic Markers: RV23, RV21, RV10; RV14, RV13, RV11; E11, E01, E00, R20; E50, E53, E55, E57; R22
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Mama Elephant Madison Avenue Framed Tag
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Lifestyle Crafts Chain Embossing Folder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive