Black, White, and Gold Statement Flower Celebrate

My husband asked me to create a card for his nephew’s oldest daughter who is getting married next week. Her colors are black, white, and gold. I like color and creating a card without any is a challenge. I guess you could say white is a color, but to not have any other colors with it is typically not something that I do. I decided to use the lovely Altenew Statement Flowers again for this wedding card.

I knew I wanted to use gold embossing on the image for the gold in Nikki’s colors, so I stamped the image with a light gray ink and left the stamp in place in my MISTI. Embossing powder is hard on your Copic Markers so I always stamp the image in a light ink for coloring and then stamp it again after the coloring is complete with VersaMark and then heat emboss it.

I only used gray Copic Markers for the flowers and leaves, adding the darkest shade to the leaves. After it was colored and heat embossed the images was die cut with the coordinating die. It was always die cut from sticky back foam and trimmed and adhered to the back of the colored image.

In keeping with Nikki’s colors I die cut a panel from black cardstock using a stitched rectangle and dry embossed it with Stampin’ Up’s Subtle embossing folder. It was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase with liquid glue and the focal image was then adhered to the rectangle with liquid glue.

I pulled out My Favorite Things Celebrate die and cut it from gold mirror cardstock. This die does not come with a shadow so I created one in my Silhouette software by taking a picture of the word cut from black cardstock and placed on the PIXScan Mat. Once it was imported I added a .5 shadow to the word and cut it from black cardstock. The shadow and gold word were adhered together with liquid glue. Small pieces of foam tape was added to the back of the word that would hang off the focal image.

The final embellishment was to scatter gold sequins around the image and sentiment.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Statement Flowers
  • My Favorite Things Celebrate
  • Copic Markers: C7, C5, C3, C1; YR27, YR23, YR20
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder

Spring Card Camp 2 Day 18 Ink Pad Dragging Sakura Blossom Hello

On day 18 of the Online Card Class, Spring Card Camp 2, Yana Smakula and Seeka were the guest designers. Their technique was to take your ink pads and drag them across your cardstock to create a patterned background paper.

For this last card using the ink pad dragging technique I decided to use bright colors to create a plaid background. I tried dragging the ink free hand, but it looked awful. So I pulled out my ruler and used it as a guide to keep the lines of the ink straight and even.

Once again I decided to use some pretty flower images on the card front. The Spellbinders Sakura Blossom Die comes with a panel of flowers, but it was just to large for the card front to allow the inked panel to be seen. So I used the separate flowers and leaves. I decided to cut them from black cardstock. I think it gives a dramatic look to the card.

I cut a hello die from black cardstock, as well as black sticky back foam and adhered the sentiment in the lower right of the card. Black foam was added to the back of each of the flowers as well and they were scattered around the card front, some overlapping the sentiment slightly.

I decided to add enamel dots to the center of the flowers and also scattered coordinating dots around the flowers.

The plaid background was cut down with a stitched rectangle and matted with black cardstock. The panel was then adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Spellbinders Sakura Blossoms
  • My Favorite Things Happy Hello
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Coral Reef, Tangerine Twist, Sweet Corn
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Doodlebug Designs and Recollections Enamel Dots
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Sticky Back Black Foam Sheet
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

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

Spring Card Camp 2 Die Cut Pieces Highlight Polka Dots

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.

I ink blended four different backgrounds, yellow, pink, blue, and rainbow. For this card I used the rainbow background. I die cut it first with a stitched rectangle. Another rectangle was cut using the stitched die from white cardstock and it was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase.

Sticky back foam was cut the same size as the rectangle and adhered to the back. I pulled out my polka dot background die and cut it from the ink blended and foam rectangle. Liquid glue was added to the back of each dot and then the background was carefully placed on the white stitched rectangle. A couple of large stamp block were placed on top until the glue had a chance to set, then the negative of the polka dot background was carefully removed, leaving behind a rainbow of dimension dots.

The sentiment was stamped onto black cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. It was cut into a strip using a Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label with the sentiment on the right of the strip, leaving room to adhered the focal image on the right.

The focal image was colored with Copic Markers in rainbow colors. I’ve never seen a rainbow frosted cake, but it went well with the polka dots. The sentiment strip and cake were adhered directly to the polka dots with liquid glue. Ranger Crystal Stickles was added to the polka dots on the frosting of the cake and the card using the positive polka dots was done.

A second card was created using the negative panel. It was adhered to a top folding cardbase with liquid glue. The focal image cake was colored with rainbow colors as well. The cake was adhered to the polka dot panel with liquid glue on the lower left of the card front. A sentiment word was cut from black cardstock three times and adhered together with liquid glue, then also adhered to the right of the cake on the polka dot panel.

A scrap of cardstock was ink blended with the red ink used in the background and then a small “birthday” was stamped in black and die cut using a Pink & Main Sentiment Strip and adhered to the card front with liquid glue. Ranger Crystal Stickles were added to the lollipops on the cake and the card was done.

The image for the second card is below.

Gracielle Designs Candy Birthday Cake 3 and My Favorite Things Cause to Celebrate

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pretty Cute Stamps Wonky Cake
  • My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings
  • My Favorite Things Peek-a-Boo Polka Dots Background
  • Altenew Inks Crimson, Autumn Blaze, Maple Yellow, Parrot, Tide Blue, Lavender Fields
  • Copic Markers: R27, R24, R22; YR16, YR14, YR12; Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11; Y26, Y23, Y21; YG17, YG05, YG01; V06, V04; RV23, RV02; B95, B93, B91; BG16, BG11
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Silhouette Print and Cut
  • Ranger Crystal Stickles
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Spring Card Camp 2 Easy Watercolor Washes Celebrate You

For day 16 of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp 2 Ashlea Cornell was the guest designer and her technique was watercolor washes, creating beautiful, vibrant background with different mediums.

ZIG Clean Color Read Brush Markers were used for this color wash, which used purple, pink, and yellow. After it was dry a pearl shimmer spray was added to the wash.

For this card I decided to use the background panel from the watercolor wash. I used the My Favorite Things Flower Fusion Coverup Die. Rather than adhering it to white cardstock I decided to use white glitter paper behind the die cut flowers and cut a rectangle the same size as the background die. Since glitter paper has a rough texture a fair amount of liquid glue was added to the back of the panel to adhered the two together.

It took me a while to decide what I wanted to do for a sentiment. I cut the “celebrate” word first from black cardstock and didn’t like that at all with the soft colors of the background. I knew I had a light yellow glitter paper in my stash and decided to cut the sentiment from it. However, it got lost when placed over the yellow at the bottom of the card and I didn’t like it over the purple at the top. So I decided to cut an outline/shadow for the die using my Silhouette Cameo. I placed the black die cut on my PIXScan Mat and imported the image into my software and created a .6 outline of the die cut. I pulled out some bubblegum pink glitter cardstock for the shadow. When I placed the pink outline on the card front it was too pink, so I pulled out a V04 Copic Marker and colored the cardstock to tone it down a bit and make it match the background better. The sentiment and shadow were adhered together with liquid glue. I decided to cut the shadow two more time from 110# cardstock and stacked them together to add a little more dimension to the sentiment die. For the secondary sentiment I used a Copic Marker to color a scrap of watercolor paper and then stamped the work with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it white. This was placed over the last two letters of the word die cut.

Enamel dots were added to the center of the flowers and the watercolor die cut panel was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Flower Fusion Coverup Die
  • My Favorite Things Celebrate
  • Winnie & Walter The Bold & Party
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 080 Violet,025 Pink, 050 Yellow
  • Blick Liquid Watercolor Pearl Simmer
  • Various Enamel Dots from Doodlebug and Recollections
  • Neena Classic Crest 110# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Doodlebug Lily White Sugar Coated Cardstock
  • Doodlebug Vanilla Sugar Coated Cardstock
  • Doodlebug Bubblegum Sugar Coated Cardstock
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Copic Markers: V4, R81
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder

Spring Card Camp 2 Easy Watercolor Washes Sweet Day

For day 16 of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp 2 Ashlea Cornell was the guest designer and her technique was watercolor washes, creating beautiful, vibrant background with different mediums.

ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers were used for this watercolor wash, creating a rainbow of stripes. I separated the red and orange at the top and bottom of the panel.

I decided to use the My Favorite Things Modern Morocco Background. Watercolor paper is very thick and a few of the tiles did not come out of the die cut when removing the die. I liked the look of this and decided to leave a few of them in place. It was adhered over the watercolor wash with liquid glue.

I decided to use the My Favorite Things Cupcake and Sprinkles Die for the focal image. I also used a sentiment from the stamp set that was released at the same time as the die. I stamped it in two lines so that there was enough room for the cupcake to the left of the sentiment. It was stamped on black cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed white. The sentiment was cut using a Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label. The yellow strip in the watercolor wash was covered up by the sentiment so I used yellow for the cupcake frosting. The cupcake was adhered to the sentiment strip and both were adhered to the card front with foam tape.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Sugar Coated Sentiments
  • My Favorite Things  Modern Morocco Background
  • My Favorite Things Cupcake & Sprinkles Die
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 020 Red, 080 Violet, 037 Cornflower Blue, 031 Cobalt Blue, 041 Light Green, 050 Yellow, 023 Scarlet Red
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder

Spring Card Camp 2 Day 15 Easy Shaker Celebrate

The quest designer for day 15 of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp 2 was Kristina Werner. Her technique was easy shaker cards. She cut circles from her cards and added a cut die cut image.

I went through my dies to see what I could use for a simple card and ran across this pretty Frilly Frame from Altenew. I thought it would make a lovely accent to a circle shaker.

I cut a circle from a quarter sheet of cardstock using a Hero Arts Infinity Circle Die that would be the exact same size as the center of the frilly frame. To add some visual interest I used the Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder. I die cut the frame from gold mirror cardstock and adhered it to the front of the die cut circle.

I pulled out an Ellen Hutson Essential Circle Die that was just larger than the circle opening. Rather than using foam tape for the dimension behind the shaker I decided to use sticky back foam. I cut two rectangles of foam and traced where the opening of the circle would need to be die cut on both rectangles of foam and then adhered them together. They were then adhered to the back of the card front with liquid glue. Gold sequins were added to the well of the shaker.

I decided to make this a black, white, and gold shaker and pulled out a patterned paper to add behind the shaker. It was adhered behind the shaker opening and then the double depth foam rectangles were added and the shaker was adhered to a top folding cardbase.

For the sentiment I pulled out the large “celebrate” die from My Favorite Things and cut it from both gold mirror and black cardstock and adhered them together with the black behind the gold and slightly offset so the black peeked out behind the gold. I fit perfectly underneath the frilly frame and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Frilly Frame Die
  • My Favorite Things Celebrate Die
  • My Favorite Things Black & White Basic 6”x6” Paper
  • Buttons Galore Gold Sequin Mix
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Hero Arts Infinity Circle Die
  • Ellen Hutson Essential Circle Die
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock

Spring Card Camp 2 Day 13 Spotlight Background Celebrate Your Special Day

This is the third card I made with spotlight frames. I had three leftover frames sitting on my desk from a mistake in die cutting for an earlier card and decided to put them to good use.

The frames were white and I decided to stamp them with Simon Says Stamp’s Rose Blooms Background using Gina K. Designs Blue Lagoon Ink. I held the three frames together using purple tape on the back. I wanted the recessed frame to be different from the two dimension frames and decided to ink blend a lighter Ocean Mist Ink to make the back a pale turquoise. I also used the same ink to ink blend the center sentiment rectangle.

I liked the way it look, but decided I wanted a larger rectangle panel behind the frames. It was cut with the largest rectangle and ink blended to make the center rectangle. All rectangles and frames were adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase, which left some nice white space on the card.

The final embellishment was to add some glue droplets around the sentiment.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings
  • Simon Says Stamp Rose Blooms Background
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Gina K. Designs Ocean Mist and Blue Lagoon Ink
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Hero Arts Blue/Green Droplets
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock

Spring Card Camp 2 Day 13 Spotlight Background Hi

Andy Granick had a different take on Spotlight Die Cutting. He used stitched rectangle dies to cut multi-layered frames from both white and patterned paper. He then popped up the patterned paper frame add dimension and focal interest. He used a striped paper. I had this pretty watercolor look paper from ModaScrap and decided to use it for my patterned paper.

I assembled the card but decided that I wanted to add a little something to the center sentiment rectangle and pulled out Altenew’s Ditsy Prints to stamp a few small flowers in coordinating colors in the corners of the rectangle. I liked it so much that I decided to stamp the flower and leaves on the frames that were already adhered to my cardbase. This was a little tricky, but it turned out well, with the exception I had a very little overstamping on the white frame in the lower right. I decided to cover that up with a clear droplet and scatter a few more around the card.

I kept the sentiment a simple white die cut word.

Below is the second card I made with the leftover frames. Rather than stamp the patterned paper I decided to add a few butterflies.

Card made with Altenew’s Sentiments and Quotes, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punches, Crystal Stickles and Copic Marker shading.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Happy Hellos
  • Altenew Ditsy Prints
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Mint, Powder Blue, Lovely Lavender, Bubblegum Pink
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • ModaScrap Fly & Scrap 6”x6” Paper Pack

Spring Card Camp 2 Day 13 Spotlight Background I Love You

Jennifer McGuire was the guest designs for Day 13 of Spring Card Camp 2. Her technique was to take die cuts and create a background and then spotlight one of those dies to create great visual interest. She took several small dies from various stamp sets, but one of her other suggestions was to use a background die. Which is what I decided to do.

I pulled out my Hero Arts Window on Love Confetti Fancy Die. The background die cuts around fifty different hearts. Jennifer had taken her dies that she cut from her background and layered them to create visual depth. I didn’t want to do this with all of the hearts in this background die, so I strategically decided on a few that I would layer to add the same type of visual dimension.

I die cut the background once from white cardstock, but most of the heart came out of the background and I wanted to keep them together as one piece, so I cut it again from a rectangle that I had added Press ‘n Seal to the back. This worked great at keeping most of the hearts in place. I then ink blended the die cut rectangle with three different pink Oxide inks. I then stamped the rectangle with the Simon Says Stamp You Are Background. (Jennifer had used them background stamp on her card as well.) It blended in so well with the ink blended background that I pulled out Festive Berries, which is darker pinkish red and stamped the word background again.

I decided to size down my heart background using an Ellen Hutson Essential Rectangle so that there would be some white space around the rectangle when it was placed on a card front. I determined the hearts that I would layer for dimension and removed them from the rest of the heart panel and set them aside. Since the rectangle had Press ‘n Seal behind it and removing it would make it too difficult to keep all the piece of the background together I decided to use double-sided tape to adhere the heart panel to a top folding cardbase.

It was now time to being layering the selected hearts. I had the one white die cut panel and found the correct heart to layer behind the pink blended and stamped heart, but I didn’t like the way the white edge could be seen when put back in place, so I die cut the background four times from a deep pink cardstock I had in my stash. This ensured that there wouldn’t be white edges showing as I layered the selected hearts and I liked that look much better.

Jennifer added foam tape behind her one focal die cut, I decided to cut just the large heart two more times from the pink cardstock and the top layer was cut from white glitter cardstock. Before adhering it in place I decided to add some vellum leaves behind the focal image. I had some patterned vellum that I die cut three leaf sprigs from and adhered them with liquid glue into the opening of the heart. The focal image heart was then adhered in place with liquid glue.

For a sentiment I stamped a small “I Love You” on a scrap of pink cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed white. A Pink & Main Sentiment Strip die was used to cut the sentiment with fishtail ends. It was adhered over the white glitter heart with liquid glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Hero Arts Window On Love Confetti Fancy Die
  • My Favorite Things Sugar Coated Sentiments
  • Simon Says Stamp You Are Background
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Festive Berries
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Pink Cardstock from Scraps
  • Doodlebug Designs Lily White Sugar Coated Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Vellum with Roses
  • Clearly Besotted Leafy Accents Die
  • Pink & Main Sentiment Strip Die
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive