Mandala Hello

I’ve had this Spellbinder’s stamp for a while and wasn’t sure how to use it. I decided to inset it into a circle die cut. I really like the way it pulls the eye to the pretty mandala design.

Products Used:

  • Spellbinders Mandala Blossoms
  • Paper Smooches Scripty Sayings
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Zig Real Brush Watercolor Markers: 040 Green, 067 Mustard, 031 Cobalt Blue, 021 Light Carmine, 046 Mid Green
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Deep Blue Green Cardstock from Stash
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Carstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Polka Dot Organza Ribbon from Stash

Happy Moments Hello

I love the flowers in this Unity Stamps image. It makes for a pretty card. I used glossy accents to give the vase the look of glass.

Products Used:

  • Unity Stamps Happy Moments
  • Paper Smooches Scripty Sayings
  • Zig Clean Color Markers: 020 Red, 050 Yellow, 041 Light Green, 042 Turquoise Green
  • Memory Box Stitched Rectangles
  • Memento Toffee Crunch Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Glossy Accents

MFT Summer School Repetition and White Space Butterfly Celebration

This is the fourth card I’ve made for My Favorite Things Summer School 2018.  This one is for day three repetition.  It was inspired by a card created by Laura Bassen for Paper Smooches Butterfly Duet, which can be found at: https://www.papersmoochesstamps.com/Butterfly_Duet_Die_p/m1d-15-202.htm.  For my card I decided to use Ranger Alcohol Inks and love the way the butterflies turned out.

I started with Ranger Yupo Paper.  I saturated it with Alcohol Blending Solution and added Shell Pink, Flamingo, Watermelon, Wild Plum, and Mermaid Alcohol Inks.  I picked up the paper and moved it around to cause the colors to blend into one another and then set it aside to dry.  I wanted to add some gold accents and so I used a small piece of iCraft Gold Deco Foil, but I had waited a little too long and only had a few spots were the foil stuck to the background.  It still turned out beautiful.

When the background was completely dry I used the butterflies from Paper Smooches Butterfly Duet and ran it through the Big Shot.

I die cut a rectangle from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.  These are my favorite dies.  I probably use them on half of the cards I create.  I added Darice Sticky Back Foam to the back of the panel to add dimension and adhered it to a side folding pre-scored cardbase from Simon Says Stamp.

I arranged the butterflies on the stitched rectangle and tried to glue them together with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  It didn’t adhered very well, but I knew I wanted to add 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the back and that kept them together.

To enhance the little bit of gold in the butterflies I pulled out some Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and cut the Penny Back Doodle Thins Celebrate die for my sentiment.  It was adhered to the lower right of the card front and the butterflies were adhered above it and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Paper Smooches Butterfly Duet
  • Penny Black Doodle Things Celebrate
  • Tim Holtz Alcohol Blending Solution
  • Ranger Alcohol Inks: Shell Pink, Flamingo, Watermelon, Wild Plum, Mermaid
  • Ranger Yupo Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Pre-Scored A2 White Cardbase
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

 

 

Layer Cake Birthday Celebration

I wanted to create all the birthday cards I would need until the end of the year since I was having surgery and didn’t know how I would be feeling.  I ran across this Power Poppy Layer Cake Digital Stamp and printed it on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with an HP Laser Printer and cut around the image with the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.

The inspiration for the color of the image was taken from piece of pink hexagon paper from Doodlebug Kraft in Color 6 x 6 Paper Pad, which was die cut using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle and adhered to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The cake image was colored with Copic Markers RV14, RV13, RV12, RV11; V09, V06, V06; E59, E57, E55, since purple is a good complimentary color for pink, and who doesn’t like chocolate cake.

When you have a bright background I like to use a neutral color to highlight the focal image.  A rectangle was die cut from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle and then dry embossed with the Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder, which I think complemented the polka dot icing on the cake.

The sentiment from Paper Smooches Scripty Sayings was stamped on the pink rectangle with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was traced, fussy cut, and adhered to the back of the focal image.  It was then adhered to the dry embossed rectangle with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Layer Cake Digital Stamp
  • HP Laser Printer
  • Paper Smooches Scripty Sayings
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Copic Markers: RV14, RV13, RV12, RV11; V09, V06, V06; E59, E57, E55
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Doodlebug Kraft in Color 6 x 6 Paper Pad
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue

Balloon Bouquet Birthday

I found a 12 x 12 paper pack at Michael’s called Momenta Cardstock Carton that had great watercolor looking paper.  This blue paper was perfect for sky and so I decided to use it for the background for a digital balloon stamp.  A rectangle was cut from the paper using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle. Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller and adhered to the back and then the watercolor paper was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

I printed the image on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using an HP Laser Printer and cut out an outline around the image with the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.

I decided to color the image with rainbow colored Copic Markers: R29, R27, R17; R85, R83; B04, B02, B01; B95, B93, B91; V25, V22, V20; YG03, YG01, YG61; YR00, Y23, Y21, Y11; G000, G00.  The image was traced on a scrap of Darice Sticky Back Foam, fussy cut, and adhered to the back of the image and then adhered to the card front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment is from Paper Smooches Scripty Sayings and was stamped with Distress Oxide Salty Ocean at the bottom of the card front.  A very clean and simple card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pinterest Digi Stamp Pin 562035228474770857 from the Stamping Boutique.com
  • HP Laser Printer
  • Paper Smooches Scripty Sayings Stamp
  • Copic Markers: R29, R27, R17; R85, R83; B04, B02, B01; B95, B93, B91; V25, V22, V20; YG03, YG01, YG61; YR00, Y23, Y21, Y11; G000, G00
  • 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 Pad
  • Distress Oxide Salty Ocean

Vellum Greetings Birthday Card

I have a friend who is just starting out with cardmaking and so she is using digital stamps that she finds on Pinterest.  She has found some lovely images and so I went searching and found digital stamp pin 51087777001816094.  I printed it onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solor White Cardstock with my HP Laser Printer.  I then die cut the image using the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo, which is so much easier than fussy cutting the image.

The image is quite wide and so I decided to use a side fold A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  I wanted to give some dimension and interest to the card and so I die cut a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder.  Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the back for added dimension.  3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the focal image and it was adhered to the dry embossed rectangle/

I decided to add the sentiment from Paper Smooches Scripty Sayings by stamping it on a strip of Vellum with VersaMark Ink and heat embossing it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I cut it to be 1” tall and wrapped it around the focal image, adhering it to the back of the panel with Scotch Tape, it was then adhered to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pinterest Digital Stamp Pin 51087777001816094
  • HP Laser Printer
  • Paper Smooches Scripty Sayings
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles

Scotch Tape

Morocco Stencil Background Hello

This is the third card I made for the Rainbow Maker card class. This time I used the Bo Bunny Morocco Stencil and added some additional color to the blend. I love how colorful adding some yellow and orange made the card. I hadn’t use my Oxide Inks before trying it with stencil backgrounds and really love the results you get.

Once again the word “hello” was die cut from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock using Paper Smooches Quote Tag Die. I love the way adding a mat of black behind the image makes it pop off the card front. Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the rectangle and then adhered to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase of Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Bo Bunny Morocco Stencil
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, and Salty Ocean
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Paper Smooches Quote Tag Hello Die
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black and White Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock

Chevron Background Hello Card

This is the second card I made using a stencil and Distress Oxide Inks.  This time I used the Tim Holtz Chevron Stencil and ink blended blue and green Oxide Inks on Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock.  Another clean and simple card with a lot of punch because of the beautiful design in the stencil and the smooth blending you get with Distress Oxide.

The word “hello” was die cut from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock using Paper Smooches Quote Tag Die.  I love the way adding a mat of black behind the image makes it pop off the card front.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the rectangle and then adhered to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase of Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Tim Holtz Chevron Stencil
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feather, Broken China, Salty Ocean
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Paper Smooches Quote Tag Hello Die
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black and White Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet

Latticework Background Hello Card

I participated in the Online Card Class Rainbow Maker.  One of the days was using stencils to create interesting card backgrounds.

I pulled out my Tim Holtz Latticework Stencil and ink blended blue and green Distress Oxide Inks on Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock.  I love the way it turned out.  A clean and simple card with a lot of punch because of the beautiful design in the stencil and the smooth blending you get with these amazing inks.

The word “hello” was die cut from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock using Paper Smooches Quote Tag Die.  I love the way adding a mat of black behind the image makes it pop off the card front.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the rectangle and then adhered to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase of Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Tim Holtz Latticework Stencil
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feather, Broken China, Salty Ocean
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Paper Smooches Quote Tag Hello Die
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black and White Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet

Hero Arts Floral Filigree Stencil Background Hello

For this card I decided to pull out one of my stencils, Hero Arts Floral Filigree 2, and use ink daubers to add color to the image.  In order to ensure that the colors didn’t bleed into other areas of the stencil Post-it Tape was used to mask off the areas.  Once it was dry it was run through the Big Shot with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangle.

Since this is a clean and simple card and so I decided to use a Paper Smooches Quote Tag Hello word die cut from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock, it was also used to add a mat behind the focal image.  To add dimension Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut with the same rectangle die and adhered to the back of the focal image.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

I like the way it turned out.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Hero Arts Floral Filigree 2 Stencil
  • Distress Oxide: Spiced Marmalade, Lucky Clover, Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Paper Smooches Quote Tag Hello Die
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black and White Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet