For this second masculine thank you card for the Senior Life Resources Northwest I used a piece of watercolor paper with silver foiled polka dots. I cut down the paper to be the same size as an A2 cardbase and adhered it to the front with dotliner adhesive.
I die cut the word thanks from silver cardstock, but it got lost in all the silver polka dots, so I cut a small rectangle from leftover cardstock without any silver dots and adhered the thanks to the front. I then created a silver mat behind the sentiment panel and adhered it to the bottom right of the card using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.
A second card was created from the leftover cardstock that only had a few silver foiled dots. Two cards from one panel of cardstock.
After I thought I had completed the thank you cards for Senior Life Resources Northwest I saw they were all flowers. I know they have a need for masculine thank you cards and so I thought I should put together a few. I pulled out a great 12×12 paper pack that I have Momenta that has pretty watercolor looking paper. Some have foiled accents.
For this first masculine thank you I had a piece of this lovely diagonal striped paper leftover in the paper pad and though it would make a great masculine card. I simply cut down the cardstock to the size of an A2 card and adhered it to a top folding cardbase. The word thanks was cut from silver mirror cardstock and adhered on the angle of the stripes, and the card was done.
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.
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.
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.
Pinterest Digi Stamp Pin 562035228474770857 from the Stamping Boutique.com
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.
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.
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.