TLC687 Gold Black Ice Feathers Birthday Wishes

For this card I decided to use gold mirror cardstock for the black ice technique, and I used an embossing folder for added dimension.  I really like the way it turned out.

I decided to try debossing the Sizzix 3D Feathers into Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.  Once that was completed I ran StazOn Jet Black Ink across the surface of the mirror cardstock.  This gives a much darker background.  Once the ink was dry I ran a VersaMark Ink pad over the surface of the card and then heat embossed it with Hero Arts Detailed Clear Embossing Powder, which gives the shimmer to the background.

I ran the embossed, distress panel through the Big Shot with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Die.  I decided to add a mat of gold mirror cardstock behind the embossed panel, cut 1/8″ larger and adhered to the back with Be Creative Tape.  I find this works the best when adhered to the ultra smooth surface of mirror cardstock.

For embellishments, I stamped some feathers from the Mama Elephant Fair Feathers stamp set with the StazOn Ink and once the ink was dry I ran them through the Big Shot with the matching dies.  I distressed the feathers lightly by running the StazOn ink over the surface and then glued them together with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  I added a pile of Cousin Iridescent Gold Cord behind the feathers and then attached them to the embossed panel by added 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the back.

The sentiment is from the same Mama Elephant stamp set and was stamped on a scrap of Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back and it was adhered to the front of the card just underneath the quill of the feathers.  The embossed panel was then adhered to an A2 top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Sizzix 3D Embossing Folder Feathers
  • Mama Elephant Fair Feathers
  • Cousin Iridescent Cord Gold
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Be Creative Tape

Remember This Make a Wish Birthday Card

I wanted to use the Altenew Spring Shower Cover Die, but I didn’t want to take the time to do paper piecing.  This time I decided to dry emboss the die as a background to Altenew’s Remember This, another beautiful layering flower stamp.  It’s hard to see in the picture, but it makes a lovely background to this card.

The largest My Favorite Things Rectangle STAX was used to cut Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock. Next the Altenew Spring Shower Cover Die was placed on the rectangle and run through the Big Shot a second time on the embossing tab using the Spellbinder tan embossing pad.  I wanted a deep impression and so a shim was used to create greater depth with the embossing.

I wanted to the embossed background to show as much as possible and so I decided to only use one flower and bud from the Remember This stamp set.  They were stamped with the Altenew Inks listed below.  I forgot that I had the matching dies, and so I fussy cut around the images.

The sentiment is from Mama Elephant’s Make a Wish and was stamped on The Paper Company Vellum with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder.  The vellum was wrapped around the embossed rectangle and adhered to the back using Scotch Tape.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller than the embossed rectangle and adhered to the back.  The bud and leaves were adhered to the vellum and embossed rectangle and the flower was adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image rectangle was adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  Wink of Stella was added to the flowers and the card and a clean, simple, but beautiful card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Remember This
  • Mama Elephant Make a Wish
  • Altenew Spring Shower Cover Die (Embossed Background)
  • Altenew Inks: Rose Quartz, Puffy Heart, Purple Wine; Mountain Mist, Volcano Lake
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • Paper Company Vellum
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Wink of Stella Glitter Pen

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