Alcohol Striped Background Time to Celebrate

For this card I decided to apply the alcohol inks side to side.  I added more yellow to the felt pad that I had in other cards and really like the bright pop of color it added.

Yupo Paper is usually 5″ x 7″ in size, which give you a little room to select the best section of the background to use for your card. Once it was dry it was run through the Big Shop with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle. Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger and the two were adhered together using Be Creative Tape.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock. The background was cut with a paper trimmer to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and adhered directly to the cardbase with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive..

The focal image is a digital stamp from Papernest Dolls called Cupcake Girl.  It was printed on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a laser jet printer and colored with Copic Markers Y19, Y17, Y15, Y11; Y08, Y06, Y02; RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10; E11, E00, E000, R20.

Once the coloring was complete the image was die cut using the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back by tracing the image onto the paper backing of the foam and fussy cutting with scissors.  To let the image standout from the colorful background a rectangle of Neena Solar White was cut with a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle and dry embossed with the Darice Dots Embossing Folder.  It was adhered directly to the striped background with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  The focal image was adhered to the embossed rectangle with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The sentiment from Whimsy Stamps Party Mini Letter Seals was stamped on a scrap of bright pink cardstock with Gina K. Designs Passionate Pink Ink.  It was then die cut using a My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX die.  A small yellow ribbon was added to the top, 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back and adhered to the lower right of the white rectangle and the card was done.

A bright and colorful birthday card for MaryLynn.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Papernest Dolls Cupcake Girl Digi Stamp
  • Whimsy Stamps Party Mini Letter Seals
  • Copic Markers: Y19, Y17, Y15, Y11; Y08, Y06, Y02; RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10; E11, E00, E000, R20
  • Darice Dots Embossing Folders
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Micro Glue Dot
  • Offray Spool O’ Ribbon 1/8” Yellow Ribbon
  • Gina K. Designs Passionate Pink Ink
  • Ranger Alcohol Inks: Cranberry, Sunshine Yellow, Gold Mixative
  • Ranger Yupo Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Pink Cardstock from Stash
  • Ranger Ink Blending Felt
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Carnation Pink and Dandelion Yellow

A Little Birthday Wish for Lizzie

This card was made for a wonderful young woman in my church named Lizzie whose favorite color is blue.  When I’m making cards for the young women in the ward I try and find a stamp that looks a little similar to them in length of hair.  This stamp is a digital image from Paper Nest Dolls called Cupcake.

I printed the image onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with my Brother Laser Printer, which allows you to color the image without the lines bleeding. Colors used: B97, B95, B93, B91; BG49, BG45; R46, R43; E55, E57, E31; E11, E02, D01, E00, E000; C6, C4, C2; Y26, Y23. Once the coloring was complete I die cut around the image with the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo. I placed the image on some Darice Sticky Back Foam, traced around it with a pencil, fussy cut the foam with scissors, the added it to the back of the image.

Since Lizzie’s favorite color is blue I found some blue patterned paper that matched the colors in the image and die cut it with an A2 My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle. I decided I wanted to have a raised frame around the image and so I placed a Gina Marie Designs In & Out Stud Dot Rectangle in the center of the paper and cut it using the Big Shot. 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was cut to add to the back of the frame.

The image and frame were placed on a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock to determine where to stamp the sentiment. The sentiment is from the My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings stamp set and was stamped using Distress Oxide Faded Jeans. The backing was removed from the foam tape and the frame was added to the font of the of the card. The image was then adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Paper Nest Dolls Cupcake Digi Stamp
  • My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings
  • Distress Oxide Blue Jeans Ink
  • Copic Markers: Li
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Recollections Bright & Basic Cardstock
  • Gina Marie Designs In & Out Stud Dot Rectangle
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape