Purple and Silver Blooming Chrysanthemum Sympathy

I had two sweet friends pass away within a week of one another. I will miss them. Valerie had two of her sons living in our ward and so I wanted to create sympathy cards that were purple, since that was her favorite color. This is the second card. I love the elegance of the purple with a touch of silver.

Products Used:

  • Memory Box Blooming Chrysanthemum Die
  • Honey Bee With Sympathy Stamp and Die
  • Ranger Alcohol Pearl Ink Villainous
  • Ranger Alcohol Inks Amethyst and Purple Twilight
  • Ranger Alcohol Blending Solution
  • Kirkland Glossy Photo Paper
  • Paper Accents Glossy Silver Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 110# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Blooming Chrysanthemum Happy Birthday

Can you tell I’ve been on an alcohol ink background kick. I love the way they have such beautiful variation in colors. They make the perfect background for a simple die cut focal image.

Products Used:

  • Pearl Alcohol Inks and Alcohol Inks
  • Memory Box Blooming Chrysanthemum Die
  • Papertrey Ink Inside Out Birthday Stamp
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Elmer’s Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Kirkland Glossy Photo Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 110# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

Cheery Flower Bring on the Happy

Love the way this circle die from Memory Box looks against the pretty alcohol ink background.

Products Used:

  • Pearl Alcohol Inks and Alcohol Inks
  • Memory Box Cheery Flower Collage Die
  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles Stamp
  • Altenew Rubellite Ink
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kirkland Glossy Photo Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 110# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • White Pearls from Stash

Altenew Rose Flurries 3-D Birthday II

I love the way this background die from Memory Box makes the roses look like they are climbing a trellis.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Rose Flurries 3D Dies
  • Memory Box Eliana Cover Die (3 layers)
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday Stamp
  • Arteza Read Brush Pens: 117 Artic Blue, 159 Cyanine Blue, 108 Bright Blue; 150 Pea Green, 146 Olive Green; 151 Acid Yellow, 105 Lemon Yellow, 128 Bumblebee Yellow
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 110# Solar White
  • Strathmore 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Elmer’s Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Studio18 Rhinestones Strass Yellow

Framed Hello Friend

Patterned Paper can make a terrific card all on it’s own, but add a pretty mirrored frame and it sets it off perfectly.

Products Used:

  • DCWV Happy Day 12 x 12 Paper Stack
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Memory Box Double Stitched Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Framed Thinking of You

I love this double cut die from Memory Box. It creates a narrow frame that sets off your focal image or sentiment perfectly.

Products Used:

  • Honey Bee Stamps Thinking of You Die
  • Recollections Midnight Garden 12 x 12 Paper Pack
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Memory Box Double Stitched Rectangles
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Be Creative Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Cheery Flower Happy Everything

The white and gold against the navy cardstock makes this pretty die cut standout.

Products Used:

  • Memory Box Cheery Flower Collage Die
  • Penny Black Awesome Die Set
  • Neena Classic Crest 110# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight In the Navy Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Elegant Black and Gold Birthday Wishes

I love the elegant look of black and gold. This lovely die from memory box makes a stunning focal image on the card.

Products Used:

  • Memory Box Blooming Chrysanthemum Die
  • Wplus9 Birthday Wishes
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Super Fine Detail Copper Embossing Powder
  • Wink of Stella
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Tonic Studio Craft Perfect Pearlescent Comic Copper Cardstock
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Layered Daisies Hello I

I recently purchased Gina K. Designs Layered Daisies stamp set.  This is probably the easiest layering stamp set I have used to day, and it makes beautiful cards.

For this card I used a combination of purple and yellow Gina K. Designs Inks, with the centers being stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black and then Nuvo Crystal Drops in Ebony Black being added for dimension.

I stamped the daisies onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and die cut them with the matching dies.  For the flowers I die cut the Memory Box Lorelai Leaf Die several times from Gina K. Designs Grass Green Base Weight Cardstock and then used Copic Marker G94 to add depth and dimension.

A scalloped rectangle was cut for the Neena cardstock using a Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangles die.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller and adhered to the back.  The panel was adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase made from purple cardstock I had in my stash using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  The daisies were adhered directly to the scalloped rectangle with the same adhesive, tucking the leaves behind before permanently adhering the flowers, with the exception of one of the lower left yellow flowers which was adhered with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

The sentiment is from Concord & 9th Hello Lovely Stamp Set and was stamped using the MISTI and Hero Hues India Ink Black.  Love the way it turned out so much that I made three more cards with this stamp set.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Layered Daisies
  • Concord & 9th Hello Lovely
  • Memory Box Lorelai Leaf Die
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangles
  • Gina K. Designs Ink: Lovely Lavender, Wild Lilac, Lemon Drop, Sweet Corn
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Grass Green Cardstock
  • Purple Cardstock from Stash
  • Copic Markers G94
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Ebony Black
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen

 

Starry Night Happy Birthday

I needed a masculine birthday card and decided to use a star theme.  I pulled out my Memory Box Starry Night Background die and cut it from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock cut to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.  I backed it with a rectangle of Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and adhered them together with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  The panel was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from the same black cardstock.

For the focal image I die cut the largest Spellbinders Star Five die from the same mirror cardstock.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut with the same die and trimmed with scissors to be just smaller and was adhered to the back and then adhered to the background with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

For the sentiment I die cut one of the “Happy” words from the Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy stamp and die set from black cardstock and adhered it to the center of the large star with Ranger Collage Medium.  The secondary sentiment was stamped on a scrap of black cardstock with VersaMark Ink and embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  It was cut into a thin strip with an angled end and adhered to the large star with the same Collage Medium.  I added Ranger Glossy Accents to the Happy word and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Stamp and Die
  • Spellbinders Star Five Die
  • Memory Box Starry Night Background Die
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Base Weight Black Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Collage Medium
  • Darcie Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX (Embossed)