Rose and Chamomile Hello Card I and II

I like using the Silhouette PIXScan Mat for cutting around images that I do not have a matching die for.  These cards are made by printing the Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile digital stamp with a laser printer onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock, which ensure the lines won’t bleed when colored with Copic Markers (listed below).

To add visual interest a rectangles of the same cardstock were cut using a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX and then dry embossed with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder (red) or the Cricut Ben Day Dots Embossing Folder (orange).

A2 top folding cardbases were made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the rectangles were adhered using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  The flowers were adhered to the card front using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to add dimension.  The sentiment is Mama Elephant’s Hello Script Die, which was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and adhered to the card front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED ORANGE FLOWER:

  • Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Digital Stamp
  • Copic Markers: YR18, YR16, YR15; YG99, YG97, YG93
  • Cricut Ben Day Dots Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Mama Elephant Hello Script Die
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matt
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock

PRODUCTS USED RED FLOWER:

  • Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Digital Stamp
  • Copic Markers: R08, R05, R22; YG99, YG97, YG95, YG93
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Mama Elephant Hello Script Die
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matt
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock

Tree Peony Hello

I recently purchased the Power Poppy Tree Peony digital stamp.  It was printed using a laser printer onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and colored with Copic Markers (listed below).  I printed two and colored one yellow and the other orange.  After they were colored they were outline die cut using the Silhouette Cameo.

To add visual interest a rectangles of the same cardstock were cut using a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX and then dry embossed with the Cricut Oxford Embossing Folder (yellow) or the Cricut Ben Day Dots Embossing Folder (orange).

A2 top folding cardbases were made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the rectangles were adhered using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  The flowers were adhered to the card front using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to add dimension.  The sentiment is Mama Elephant’s Hello Script Die, which was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and adhered to the card front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED YELLOW FLOWER:

  • Power Poppy Tree Peony Digital Stamp
  • Copic Markers: Y38, Y35, Y32; YR24, YR23; YG99, YG95, YG91
  • Cricut Oxford Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Mama Elephant Hello Script Die
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matt
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock

PRODUCTS USED ORANGE FLOWER

  • Power Poppy Tree Peony Digital Stamp
  • Copic Markers: Y38, Y35, Y32; YR24, YR23; YG99, YG95, YG91
  • Cricut Oxford Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Mama Elephant Hello Script Die
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matt
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock

Luminous Bouquet Hello Card I and II

Power Poppy’s Luminous Bouquet is a very detailed image and takes a while to color, but it make a beautiful card.  It can look very different depending on the color palette you choose to use.

This is a digital image and was printed with a laser printer on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock, which ensures that it will not bleed when colored with Copic Markers (listed below).  After printing it was traced and cut using the Silhouette Cameo.  Takes a little more time than using a matching die, but does and excellent job.

For added dimension and to draw your eye to the focal image, a rectangle was cut from the same white cardstock using a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX and then dry embossing with an embossing folder (see below).  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the bouquet, which was then adhered to the embossed rectangle.

The sentiment is the Mama Elephant Hello Script die cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.  It was adhered to the bottom of the rectangle with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image rectangle was adhered to the front with the Nuvo adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED CARD I

  • Power Poppy Luminous Bouquet Digital Stamp
  • Copic Markers: R08, R05, R22; YR24, YR23, YR21; YR18, YR14; G94, YG93; BG18, BG15, BG49, B97
  • Cuttlebug Charles Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Mama Elephant Hello Script Die
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matt
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock

PRODUCTS USED CARD II

  • Power Poppy Luminous Bouquet Digital Stamp
  • Copic Markers: RV17, RV14, RV13; V17, V15, V13; B95, B93, B91; G28, G94, G24; R59, R46, R36; YR24, YR23, YR21
  • Cricut Oxford Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Mama Elephant Hello Script Die
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matt
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock

Camellias Hello Card

This card was made from a Power Poppy Camellias digital stamp.  I like digital stamps because you can size them to whatever you want.  I printed the image with a laser printer on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then die cut using the Silhouette Cameo.  It was then colored using Copic Markers (listed below).

A rectangle of the same white cardstock was die cut using a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX and then run through the Big Shot with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back and then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

To add dimension to the focal image 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the flower image and then it was the adhered to the dry embossed rectangle.

The sentiment is Mama Elephant’s Hello Script Die and was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and adhered to the bottom of the stitched rectangle with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Camellias Digital Stamp
  • Copic Markers: YR24, R08, R05, R02; Y38, Y35, Y32; YG99, YG97, YG95
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Mama Elephant Hello Script Die
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matt
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock

Floral Bouquet Hello Card

Altenew’s Floral Bouquet makes a beautiful card, and with the matching dies it makes easy to add dimension.

The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and then colored with Copic Markers (listed below) and then die cut with the matching dies.  A rectangle was cut from the same white cardstock using a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX die and then embossed with the Cricut Oxford Folder.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut slightly smaller and adhered to the back.  The focal image was adhered to the front with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  The smaller berries and flower buds were tucked under the main bouquet and adhered with liquid glue.  Shimmer was added with Wink of Stella.

A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was adhered to the front using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The sentiment is Mama Elephant’s Script Hello die and was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and adhered to the bottom of the card with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Floral Bouquet
  • Copic Markers: V17, V15, V12; Y19; RV14, RV13; G99, G94, G24
  • Cricut Oxford Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Mama Elephant Hello Script Die
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matt
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Wink of Stella

Full of Glee Hello

I think Penny Black has some of the prettiest flower image stamps for cardmaking.  For this hello card I decided to color it with red and purple Copic Markers and love the combination.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink using the MISTI.  This allowed me to stamp several time for a dark, crisp image.  The Copic Markers used to color the image are listed below.  Once the coloring was complete the image was die cut with a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX die.  To add visual interest to the card a rectangle of Gina K. Designs 120# Black cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger and adhered to the back with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

The sentiment is the Mama Elephant Hello Script Die and was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and again from the black cardstock.  The layers were adhered together with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and then adhered to the card front.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120#White Cardstock.  To add visual interest the front of the base was run through the Big Shot with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder.  The focal image rectangle was then adhered to the front with the same adhesive.  Wink of Stella was added to the flowers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Full of Glee
  • Copic Markers: R89, R39, R37; YG99, YG97, YG93; V09, V06, V05
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Mama Elephant Hello Script Die
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matt
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Wink of Stella

Circular Lace Stencil Birthday Card

I’ve seen some card recently where they ink blended backgrounds using some of the new stencils from Simon Says Stamp and let that be the focal image of the card.  This card uses the Circular Lace Stencil and was ink blended with Distress Inks: Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, and Broken China.  It makes a striking card.

The background is so eye catching that all you need is a sentiment, which was Mama Elephant Happy Script Die cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock with a secondary sentiment from Hero Arts Birthday Messages stamped with VersaMark Ink on black cardstock and heat embossed with Hero Arts Detailed White Embossing Powder.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Circular Lace Stencil
  • Distress Inks: Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Broken China
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Memory Box Stitched Rectangles
  • Mama Elephant Happy Script Die
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages Stamp
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Celebrated Every Day Birthday Card

My granddaughter Emma is turning twelve is quite the little artist.  The cute image from La-La Land Crafts entitled Artist Marci is perfect for her.  Her favorite color is aqua/teal blue and so that is what I used to color the image and stencil.

I originally made this card as a spinner, but when I was showing it to a friend the string broke and there wasn’t any way I could add new string between the front and back image because they had been adhered together with Sookwang Be Creative Tape and so I decided to make it a see through card.

This is a digital image and so it was easy to print both an original and mirror image.  They were colored with Copic Markers (listed below) and then die cut using the Silhouette PIXScan Mat.  As stated above the two images were adhered together with Be Creative Tape.

I pulled some striped blue ccardstock from the Echo Park Hello Winter 6 x 6 Pack and die cut it with a Memory Box Stitched Rectangle that would cover a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 top folding cardbase, made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The patterned paper was temporarily adhered to the front of the cardbase so a rectangle opening could be die cut through both the cardbase and the patterned paper.

Southbend Monofilament Line was adhered between the two focal images, leaving long tails.  The images were adhered in the center of the small rectangle with the strings being secured with more Sookwang Be Creative Tape then more tape was added to the back of the patterned paper and it was adhered to the front of the cardbase, covering the strings and securing them in place.

The Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Rectangle Frame was used to cut four teal blue frames.  Before adhering them to the front of the card the sentiment from Mama Elephant Make a Wish was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  Then two frames were together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was cut in half so that it would be narrow enough to be placed on the back of the frame adding dimension.  The other two were adhered to the inside of the card with liquid glue.

When the string broke on the spinner a piece of acetate was cut just smaller than the opening and was adhered to the front of the first frames with 1/8″ Be Creative Tape.  Another teal frame was die cut and adhered over the acetate with the same tape.  The focal image was run through my Xyron  Sticker Maker so that it would be smooth when placed on the acetate.

Since you  could see through the front of the card there wasn’t any place to stamp the sentiment and write a message, so a quarter sheet of Neena Classic Crest was cut 4 1/4″ x 5 3/4″ and the Echo Park Balloon Stencil and ink blended with Distress Oxide Inks Broken China and Peacock Feather.  It was scored at 5 1/4″ and the fold was adhered to the back of the card with some Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Another frame was die cut and an edge was cut to adhere to the top of the shorter stencil piece.  This allowed it to be a tri-fold where the sentiment could stamped behind the stenciled panel and a message written.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La Land Crafts Artist Marci Digital Image (Printed and cut with Silhouette Cameo)
  • Mama Elephant Make a Wish Stamp
  • Copic Markers: BG49, BG15, BG13; E49, E77, E57; E59, E55, E53; R35, R32, R14; B99, B93; E13, E11, E01, R20, R21; W0, W2, W3; V1, RV34, B91, G03, Y18
  • Echo Park Balloon Stencil
  • Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Rectangle Frame
  • Echo Park Hello Winter 6 x 6 Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Versa Mark Ink
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Broken China and Peacock Feathers

 

Stitched Leaves Birthday Card

I love the stamp Stitched Leaves by Gina K. Designs.  You can either stamp a solid image of each leaf, or you can stamp the outline only for a beautiful fall card.  For this card I created a watercolor background using Distress Inks and stamped the outline image with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed them with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I love the multi colored look of each leaf.

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 coated 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 and the front was dry embossing using the Darice Wood Grain Embossing Folder.  The leaves were then arranged into a grouping and adhered to the front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape for the top maple leaf.

The sentiment is from the Mama Elephant Birthday Script Die and was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.  It was cut an additional four times from Gina K. Designs 80# Ivory Cardstock and adhered together with Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive.  The secondary sentiment from the Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold, and Party stamp set was stamped on a scrap of red cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with the same gold embossing powder.  The die cut birthday was adhered to the card front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the secondary greeting was adhered over it with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves Stamp
  • Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold, and Party Stamp
  • Mama Elephant Birthday Script Die
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory and Cherry Red Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Extra Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Distress Inks: Candied Apple, Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint
  • Darice Wood Grain Embossing Folder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • Marvy Embossing Tool

 

Studio Katia Blooming Trio Birthday

When I saw the new Studio Katia Blooming Trip Stamp I knew that it was one that I wanted.  It isn’t a big cluster of flowers, but with the draping leaves it is lovely.

I stamped the flower bouquet with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and cut it out using the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.  As long as you don’t use too thick of paper the silhouette does a beautiful job of cutting around an image.

I colored the image with Copic Markers: RV29, R27, R17; R08, R05, R22; R22, Y08; YG97, YG95, YG93; BG0000.  Love the pretty olive green that is achieved with the yellow green inks.  The focal image was placed on Darice Sticky Back Foam and was traced, fussy cut, and adhered to the back.

A rectangle of the Neena Solar White Cardstock was cut using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle and then run through the Big Shot using the Darice Quatrefoil Embossing Folder.  Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock was cut 1/8” larger than the die embossed rectangle and adhered to the back with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  A scrap of black cardstock was used to stamp the sentiment from Mama Elephant Make a Wish Sentiment Stamp with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  3M ½” Foam tape was added to the back and the sentiment was adhered to the lower third of the card front.  The focal image was adhered with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USE

  • Studio Katia Blooming Trio Stamp
  • Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Mama Elephant Make a Wish Sentiment Stamp
  • Copic Markers: RV29, R27, R17; R08, R05, R22; R22, Y08; YG97, YG95, YG93; BG0000
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Darice Quatrefoil Embossing Folder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Kokuyo Dotliner AdhesiveD: