This fourth set of thank you card for the Senior Life Resources Northwest had me pulling out a stamp set I’ve had for a long time and haven’t use for several years. I don’t know why, the large rose image makes a beautiful statement on a card front. This card did take a little more time because it required a lot of die cutting.
I stamped the images onto a quarter sheet of Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and colored them with Copic Markers. Another quarter sheet of leaves were stamped to have enough for two leaves on five cards. When coloring was complete all images were cut out with the coordinating dies.
A stitched rectangle was used to cut a panel just smaller than an A2 cardbase. It was run through the Big Shot with the Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder.
The sentiment was cut from both mirror cardstock and sticky back foam.
To assemble the card the embossed panel was adhered to a side folding cardbase with dotliner adhesive. The rose but and leaves were adhered directly to this panel with liquid glue. 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the large rose, which was adhered in place by removing the backing on the tape. The sentiment was adhered using liquid glue.
It’s funny how I tend to get into the groove of creating a lot of cards using the same medium. This card uses patterned paper with a more masculine feel.
I cut down the patterned paper with a stitched rectangle and then matted it with a dark pine green cardstock.
I pulled out Papertrey Ink’s Party Time Text Block die and cut it from silver mirror cardstock and sticky back foam to add dimension. It was adhered to the center of the patterned paper and the card was done.
From the previous card I made I had three red mirror squares leftover. I wanted to put them to use on a card, but I wanted a different layout, so I cut three more squares and adhered them to a panel of white cardstock in a grid of 3 x 2. I decided to cut down the panel so that there was a smaller white border of cardstock around the square using a stitched rectangle. If I had to do this again I would place a piece of printer paper over the panel. If your cutting plates are well used you might get a few indentations and imperfections in the mirror cardstock. They weren’t significant so I proceeded with the project, but it would have been better if I had protected the mirror cardstock.
I went through my birthday stamps to find some images that could be stamped in the squares. I decided to use VersaMark Ink and heat emboss them white. I decided to add a mat of red mirror cardstock behind the focal images panel. This helped it to pop on the white cardbase. I also decided to embossed the front of the cardbase for some additional visual interest.
For day 16 of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp 2 Ashlea Cornell and Norine Borys were the guest designers and her technique was watercolor washes, creating beautiful, vibrant background with different mediums. For this watercolor wash Tombo Watercolor Pens were used, they gave a bright, vibrant blue wash.
For this card I pulled out this great die from Papertrey Ink and die cut it from the watercolor wash. I carefully safed all the positive pieces from the die cut so that I cut use them to create a second card that I will show below.
I decided to turn this card into a shaker. I cut a rectangle the same size as the die’s frame from acetate and adhered it to the back of the watercolor die cut with liquid glue. I then cut the die four more times from 110# cardstock and adhered them all together using spray adhesive. This create wells that I cut then add light blue seed beads into. I cut a second acetate rectangle and adhered it over the back of the balloon panel. I find this an easy way to seal the shaker. I tried some different patterned papers behind the shake, but finally decide to just adhered it to a slightly large stitched rectangle.
The front of the cardbase was embossed with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder, giving great visual interest to a white on white card.
Below is the second card I was able to make using the positive pieces of the die cut. I cut the die again from white cardstock, cut a rectangle the same size as the die cut and completely covered it with dotliner adhesive. I then adhered the die cut and added all the positive pieces into their appropriate places and a quick and easy two for one card was made. Blue sequins were scattered around the words of the die cut as a final embellishment.
You’ll have to let me know which one you like best.
Papertrey Ink Text Bloc Birthday Portrait
Tombo Watercolor Pens: 565, 476, 515, 533
Neena Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White Cardstock
For day seven of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp we were suppose ink blend a stencil, cut a sentiment block and adhere the negative to one card and the positive to another.
I pulled out Simon Says Stamp Square Dance Stencil and used yellow and oranges to ink blend a background. I die cut the background using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle and adhered it to a top folding cardbase.
Since I didn’t have sentiment blocks I decided to try using Papertrey Ink’s Text Block Birthday Portrait. I though I might be able to use the negative pieces of the die for the second card. That did not work, but I like the results of using it for this card. I decided to cut it from black cardstock, which really has a visual punch to the card. I also cut it from black sticky back foam to add dimension.
Simon Says Stamp Square Dance Stencil
Papertrey Ink Text Block Birthday Portrait
Gina K. Designs Inks: Sweet Corn, Sweet Mango, Coral Reef
This is a Suzy Plantamura watercolor card that was part of the Simon Says Stamps March Card Kit. I colored it with ZIG Real Brush Markers and die cut it with a stitched rectangle. A sentiment was stamped in the upper right and yellow sequins were scattered around the image and the card was done. Quick and easy!
Plantamura Watercolor Card Sunflowers
Ink Inside & Out Birthday
Clean Color Read Brush Markers: 050 Yellow, 052 Bright Yellow, 062 Dark Brown,
067 Mustard, 043 Olive Green, 041 Light Green, 036 Light Blue
This is the second card I made using the Fiskars Geo Border stamp. This time I decided to make it a bright red. The rectangle was sized down using a stitched rectangle. I didn’t like the unfinished edge and so I pulled out a scrap of red cardstock and created a thin strip and adhered it over the flat edge of the border.
For the focal image I pulled out My Favorite Things Party Balloons and stamped three different stamps, two with sentiments and one with diagonal stripes. They were added to the front of the rectangle with foam tape for dimension.
The sentiment if from Papertrey Ink’s Stylish Sentiments: Birthday.
I pulled out a red pen to add the strings to the balloons and the card was done.
This cute image from Lili of the Valley reminds me of what my husband likes to do to unwind. He sits in his comfortable chair and watches some old westerns or SVU reruns.
I printed the image using a laser printer then colored it with Copic Markers. It was then cut with a Silhouette Cameo PIXScan Mat.
For the scene I pulled out a brick pattern embossing folder for the wall and then used some wood paper for the floor, gluing it to the bottom of the brick panel. I used a stitched rectangle to die cut the panel. I glued the image to the panel.
I knew what I wanted to have for a sentiment so I pulled out several stamp sets to create it. Stamped them on some bright blue paper with VersaMark Ink and embossed them with white embossing powder and then cut them into rectangles.
For this card I used Papertrey Ink’s Text Block Party Time and created small wells around three of the balloons to make them shakers. It’s easy to do with Darice Foam Strips. I like the way it turned out and any card with a shaker is so fun to play with.
Ink Text Block Party Time Die
seed Beads Chartreuse Mix
Seed Beads Lagoon Mix
Seed Beads Light Sapphire
K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
K. Designs Base Weight Blue Denim Cardstock
Says Stamp Party Like a Panda Doodlebug Designs Cardstock