Diamond Stencil Hello Card

I recently purchased the Hero Arts Diamond Stencil and decided to use it for a masculine hello card.  I really like the way that it turned out.

I ink blended a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Distress Oxide Inks Broken China, Twisted Citron, and Fossilized Amber.  The Oxide Inks blend beautifully and seamlessly.  The panel was then die cut using the largest Memory Box Stitched Rectangle, which is the size of the front of an A2 cardbase.

For the sentiment a My Favorite Things Happy Hello die was cut from the bottom right of the panel and then again from black cardstock.  Be Creative Tape was added to the panel of the die cut work on the stenciled panel so that the black letters could be easily inlaid.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the panel and it was then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Hero Arts Diamond Stencil
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Broken China, Twisted Citron, Fossilized Amber
  • My Favorite Things Happy Hellos
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock

Medallion Stencil Birthday Card

This is another card made from a Simon Says Stamp detailed stencil.  This time the Medallion Stencil was used and ink blended with Distress Oxide Inks Broken China and Twisted Citron.  I really like the blue/green combination.

The stencil was ink blended twice and the center of the medallion was fussy cut.  The complete stencil background was die cut with a My Favorite Things STAX and the center of the medallion was adhered on top using Darice Sticky Back Foam.  A rectangle of the sticky back foam was added to the rectangle focal image.

An  A2 top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Blue cardstock was found in my stash and cut to cover the entire front of the cardbase and then the stenciled panel was adhered to the front.

The sentiment from My Favorite Things Delicious Birthday was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black in the lower right of the card.  Blue Rhinestone were pulled from my stash and added to add interest to the medallion design.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Medallion Stencil
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Broken China and Twisted Citron
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • My Favorite Things Delicious Birthday Stamp
  • Rhinestones from Stash
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Teal Cardstock from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock

Pop Pop Poppy Birthday Card

I love Penny Black’s watercolor look flower stamps.  They make lovely cards when you use Tombo Markers and Water.  It works best with a MISTI so that you can stamp the image multiple times.  The markers were used directly to the darker areas of of the image.

Once the image was stamped it was die cut using a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX.  Dark teal cardstock was pulled from my stash and cut to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″.  The watercolor panel was adhered using Sookwang Be Creative Tape.

The sentiment from My Favorite Things Celebrate You was stamped on vellum and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder and was wrapped around the focal image and then adhered to the front of an A2 top folding cardbase using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCT USED:

  • Penny Black Pop Pop Poppy Stamp
  • My Favorite Things Celebrate You Stamp
  • WorldWin Translucent Vellum
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Turquoise Cardstock from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • Darice Sticky Foam Sheet
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Tombo Markers 373, 443, 451, 452, 158, 177

Red Camillias Birthday Card

The Power Poppy digital stamp always makes a great card.  Red is my favorite color and so the stamp was printed with a laser printer to ensure that it wouldn’t bleed when colored with Copic Markers.

For this card the focal image was die cut with an Avery Elle Double Pierced Square and Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back.  To add interest for the sentiment a double square line was created with a score board below the focal image.

The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Handwritten Happiness was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Camellias Digital Stamp (Printed with LaserJet Printer)
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Handwritten Happiness
  • Lifestyle Crafts Chain Embossing Folder
  • Copic Markers: R59, R46, R35; R89, R37, R17; YG97, YG95, YG93
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black

Three Scoops Birthday I and II

I made two cards from this Pinterest Digital Stamp from Bridscards.com.  It was printed with a Laser Printer, die cut with the Silhouette Cameo and the PIXScan Mat and colored with Copic Markers E59, E27, E57; RV11, RV02, RV10; G00, BG11, G000; R29, R27; E37, E33.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  A small rectangle of pink and silver foil cardstock from Momenta Cardstock Carton 12 x 12 Paper Pack was die cut using the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle.  Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream is one of my grand-daughter’s favorites, so dots of chocolate chips were added to the mint ice cream.  I made an error coloring the image with Copic Markers: E59, E27, E57; RV11, RV02, RV10; G00, BG11, G000; R29, R27; E37, E33, so it was printed a second time and the ice cream was fussy cut from the cone and 3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back for dimension

The sentiment was stamped with Lawn Distress Oxide Ink to the bottom of the card front and then it was dry embossed using the Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder.

A very simple card to make.

PRODUCT USED:

  • HP Laser Printer
  • My Favorite Things Twice the Wishes Sentiment Stamp
  • Copic Markers: E59, E27, E57; RV11, RV02, RV10; G00, BG11, G000; R29, R27; E37, E33
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Momenta Cardstock Carton 12 x 12 Paper
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio Ink / Worn Lipstick

Daisy Background Birthday Card

When I printed this Pinterest digital image on Neena Classic Crest Cardstock  the resolution was very good, but I decided to see what I could do with it to make it look okay.

One thing I decided to do was the color the background a light blue, this helped even out the pixilation.

Next I decided to color the flowers in a rainbow of different Copic Marker colors (YR12, YR14, YR16, YR68, R17; YR38, YR15, YR18; Y17, Y08, Y02; Y08, Y02, Y11; RV06, RV04, RV02; R14, RV13, RV11; R20, R22, R20; R08, R05, R02; R39, E37, R27; YG67, YG17, YG03; BG000, BG0000).

Next I cut down the image so it was smaller using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die.

A black rectangle 1/8” larger than the die cut image was adhered to the back of the focal image with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

The last thing was to have a sentiment that took a little more real-estate on the card.  I used a sentiment from My Favorite Things Celebrate You, Stamped it on Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  Adding dimension to the sentiment by adding 3M ½” Foam Tape to the back.

Everything was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pinterest Digi Stamp Flower Background
  • HP Laser Printer
  • My Favorite Things Celebrate You
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle
  • Copic Markers: YR12, YR14, YR16, YR68, R17; YR38, YR15, YR18; Y17, Y08, Y02; Y08, Y02, Y11; RV06, RV04, RV02; R14, RV13, RV11; R20, R22, R20; R08, R05, R02; R39, E37, R27; YG67, YG17, YG03; BG000, BG0000

 

California Poppy Happy Birthday I and II

When I found these digital poppy corners I wasn’t sure if I was going to use both or one on a card.  As you can see I decided to use only one and made two separate cards.  The different colored matting gives a different feel to each of the cards.

There are many different colors for poppies, but my favorite is the orange red, with the deep black center.  That is how I colored these poppies with Copic Markers: YG97, YG95, YG93; YR18, YR16, YR12.  I printed them with my HP Laser Printer on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then cut out the outline using the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.

The poppy flowers were laid on some Darice Sticky Back Foam and traced, fussy cut, and adhered to the back of the image for dimension.  A rectangle of the Classic Crest Cardstock was cut using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle and the flowers were placed in the corner to determine where to stamp the sentiment.  I wanted to use large sentiments for the cards so I used “happy birthday” from Mama Elephant Birthday Wishes for one, and “happy birthday to you” from My Favorite Things Handwritten Happiness.  Both were stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black using the MISTI.

Black and orange rectangles were added to the back of the focal images that 1/8” larger than the stitched rectangle.  The two were adhered together using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  Each panel was adhered to a top folding A2 Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the flower focal image was adhered to the front using the same glue.

A Sakura White Gel Pen was added to the center of one of the flower arrangement and the card was done.

CARD ONE PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pinterest Pin 473229873336066271
  • HP Laser Printer
  • My Favorite Things Handwritten Happiness
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Recollection Essentials 6 x 6
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Copic Markers: YG97, YG95, YG93; YR18, YR16, YR12

CARD TWO PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pinterest Pin 473229873336066271
  • HP Laser Printer
  • Mama Elephant Birthday Wishes
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Copic Markers: YG97, YG95, YG93; YR18, YR16, YR12

 

One in a Million Birthday Card

The Clearly Besotted One in a Million Stamp is made of two corner flower arrangements.  Clearly Besotted is no longer making dies for their stamps, but that isn’t an issue when you have the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.  It is a lot less time consuming that fussy cutting the images out with scissors.

I Stamped both flower corners onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then cut out the images.  They were colored with Copic Markers: BG15, BG13; BG0000; YG17, YG03; G46, G82; B95, B93, B91; YR21, Y08; YR24, YR23; R85, R83, R81; V15, V12.

They were placed on some Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet and traced with a pencil, fussy cut with scissors, and adhered to the back of the focal images.  I decided to arrange them on a landscape A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

A rectangle of Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock was due cut using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle  Gina K. Designs 120# Back Cardstock was cut 1/8” larger and adhered to the back using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  It was adhered to the cardbase using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then the sentiment was stamped in the middle of the cardbase using Hero Hues India Ink Black and a sentiment from My Favorite Things Handwritten Happiness.

The two floral focal images were adhered into two opposing corners, gluing them in place with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  For a final embellishment Queen & Co. Candy Shoppe Jellies in Yellow, Pink, and Blue were scatter on the card front and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Clearly Besotted One in a Million Stamp
  • My Favorite Things Handwritten Happiness Stamp
  • Copic Markers: BG15, BG13; BG0000; YG17, YG03; G46, G82; B95, B93, B91; YR21, Y08; YR24, YR23; R85, R83, R81; V15, V12
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Queen & Co. Candy Shoppe Jellies: Yellow, Pink, Blue
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue

Hobnail Pitcher Birthday Tulip Card

I like the image from Power Poppy Tulips in a Hobnail Pitcher.  Although we are far  beyond tulip season it still make a love card.  I printed the image using my HP Laser Jet Printer onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then die cut around the image using the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.  The image was colored with the following Copic Markers: R85, R83, R81; R22, R21, R20; Y08, Y02; YG67, YG17, YG03, YG01; C7, C5, C3, C2, C1.

I decided to die cut a rectangle from the same cardstock using a My Favorite Things Stitched Shapes Rectangle and then dry embossed it using the Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder.  I thought it complemented the hobnails in the pitcher beautifully.  A scrap of white cardstock was colored with the darkest cool gray makers and dried with the Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.  The sentiment from My Favorite Things Celebrate You was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed using Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.  3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back to add dimension.

To assemble the card Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the polka dot rectangle.  The focal image was traced on some leftover Sticky Back Foam and the two were adhered together.  The sentiment was added to the lower third of the cardbase with 3M ½” Foam Tape and the focal image was adhered above it using Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Tulips in a Hobnail Pitcher Digital Image
  • HP Laser Printer
  • My Favorite Things Celebrate You
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers: R85, R83, R81; R22, R21, R20; Y08, Y02; YG67, YG17, YG03, YG01
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle

Sugar n’ Spice Happy Birthday Cora

This card was made for Cora, who is turning twelve this year and joining the young women organization in our church.  We are excited to have her join us.  Her favorite color is blue.

The image for this card is La-La Land Crafts Sugar n’ Spice Marci.  This is a digital image and was printed on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then cut with the Silhouette Cameo and the PIXScan Mat.  It was colored with Copic Markers (colors listed below).

 

To set off the image a heart was die cut from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using the Spellbinders Classic Hearts Die.  It was then dry embossed with the DoCrafts Small Polka Hearts Embossing Folder.  I went through my stash of cardstock and found some blue and white polka dot paper.  It was die cut using the WPlus9 Gift Card Layers Rectangle Die and adhered to the front of a top folding A2 Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  The heart die was adhered to the front using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment consists of a Happy die cut three times from 80# white cardstock using the Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Stamp and Die set.  The secondary sentiment is from My Favorite Things Happy Everything Stamp with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder.

3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the focal image and it was then adhered to the embossed heart and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La Land Crafts Sugar n’ Spice Marci Digital Stamp
  • My Favorite Things Happy Everything Stamp
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Die
  • Copic Markers: B99, B97, B95, B93, B91; E35, E33, E31, E25; E11, E00, E000, R20, R21; C1; R85, R83, R81
  • Blue Polka Dot Paper from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • DoCrafts Small Polka Hearts Embossing Folder
  • Spellbinders Classic Hearts Die
  • WPlus9 Gift Card Layers Rectangle Die
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue