Great Love Valentine’s Day Card

I send cards every 4-6 weeks to the young people from our church who are serving either an 18 month or two year mission for the church.  They are away from home and it is always nice to get a message of encouragement and support.  Since this month is February, I decided to sent a love themed card.  I love this Penny Black stamp set, All Great Things, because it has great quotes.  This one is from Mother Teresa.  We all can do small things with love that will help others around us.  The world would be a better place if we did it a little more consistently.

I die cut a large heart using a Spellbinder Classic Hearts die from Gina K. Designs Red Hot 120# Cardstock.  The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink and then heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.  I was adhered on the left of the front of a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Small white hearts were die cut using the Impression Obsession Heart of Heart Die.  I really like this die for small hearts since it has both solid and open heart.  They were scattered around the large heart and adhered using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  Using the same red cardstock the word love from Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Love was die cut and adhered to the right of the heart with the same glue.  To add more dimension and interest I pulled out some heart dies from Papertrey Ink Heart Prints and Simon Says Stamp Holiday Shapes and embossed them around the large heart using the Spellbinders embossing pad.

A clean and simple card that has a big punch with the bright red and white mix of colors.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black All Great Things
  • Hero Arts love
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Red Hot and White Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • Spellbinders Silicone Mat
  • Spellbinders Classic Heart Dies
  • Impression Obsession Heart of Hearts Die
  • Papertrey Ink Heart Prints
  • Simon Says Stamp Holiday Shapes Hearts
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

You Are Beautiful Inside and Out (TLC675)

This card was created by adding distress ink onto acetate and smooshing it onto damp watercolor paper.  This technique creates really beautiful background, but it also can create some lovely die cut images and florals.The flowers are from the Spellbinder January Die of the Month and were cut from leftover watercolor background paper.  I wanted something bright and cheerful to accent the flower images and so another watercolor background was created using yellow distress inks.The yellow background was die cut using a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX.  The die cut flowers were adhered to the watercolor panel with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  A small turquoise rhinestone was added to the center flower.The sentiment is from Penny Black’s Heartfelt and was stamped just below the flowers using Hero Hues India Ink Black.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller than the focal image panel and adhered to the back.To accent the color of the flowers some turquoise cardstock was found in my stash and die cut using a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle.  A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The turquoise rectangle was adhered to the cardbase using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  The focal image panel was adhered to the center using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.PRODUCTS USED:

  • Strathmore Vision 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Teal Cardstock from Stash
  • Distress Inks: Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, and Mowed Lawn / Scattered Straw and Fossilized Amber
  • Spellbinders Heart from January 2018 Die of the Month Kit
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Penny Black Heartfelt
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle

Butterfly Happy Everything Card (TLC675)

This card was created by adding distress ink onto acetate and smooshing it onto damp watercolor paper.  This technique creates really beautiful background.

Because the background is so pretty I wanted to keep the rest of the card for clean and simple by only adding a die cut focal image and sentiment from white cardstock.  The butterfly is from Paper Artist’s 3 Butterflies Die and was cut three time from 80# white cardstock and adhered together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive.  The same technique was used to die cut and adhere layers of one of the word dies from Penny Black’s Awesome.

The watercolor background was die cut using My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX.  Darice Sticky Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller and adhered to the back.  A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the watercolor panel was adhered to the front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The butterfly and sentiment were adhered to the front of the watercolor panel using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  To add a little additional focal image Crystal Stickles was added to the word die cut and the body of the butterfly and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Strathmore Vision 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Distress Inks: Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, and Mowed Lawn
  • Paper Artist 3 Butterflies Die
  • Penny Black Awesome Die Set
  • Crystal Stickles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX

Blooming Garden Fabulous Birthday Card (TLC675)

The SplitCoastStampers Try a New Technique Challenge this week was to make watercolor background with acetate.  I really like the pretty backgrounds you get with this technique.  The first card I made used Distress Inks: Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, and Wilted Violet.

I wanted to let the pretty ink blended background shine in this card so I die cut it using a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle, which added just a little of focal interest.  The outline for the poppies in Penny Black’s Blooming Garden were cut from 80# white cardstock and adhered to the right of the watercolor panel.

The sentiment is from Penny Black’s Heartfelt and was stamped with Distress Oxide Wilted Violet in the lower left of the card.  For additional focal interest butterflies were cut from the same white cardstock using Martha Stewart’s butterfly punch and butterfly trio punch.  White pearls were added for the bodies of the butterflies.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the watercolor panel and then adhered to the cardbase using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Because I wasn’t adding any color to the flowers I decided to use Crystal Stickles to add the veins in the flowers, and add a little sparkle to the edges of the butterfly wings and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Strathmore Vision 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Distress Inks: Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, and Wilted Violet
  • Spellbinders Heart from January 2018 Die of the Month Kit
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Penny Black Blooming Garden Die
  • Penny Black Heartfelt
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle
  • Triveni Craft Adhesive Pearls
  • Crystal Stickles

Vine Heart Valentine’s Day Card

In the January 2018 Spellbinders Die of the Month Kit there was a heart die that creates a vine cutout that can be inlaid back into the heart creating a unique and pretty card.  I created two cards using this die, using the positive and negative die cuts for each card.

For the first card the heart die was cut from both Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and Doodlebug Designs Purple Petite Prints.  The purple vine was inlaid back into the white base heart.  I used Scotch Tape to keep the two pieces of the heart together until Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back to create dimension and adhered the pieces together.  The Doodlebug paper  was die cut using a Memory Box Stitched Rectangle.  This die cuts an a rectangle, and also a very narrow stitched border when cutting out the rectangle.  For the first card the interior rectangle was used for the card, adding purple cardstock from my stash 1/8″ larger as an accent.  Both rectangles were adhered together using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the back of the heart to add dimension and then it was adhered to the patterned paper rectangle with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  The sentiment is from Penny Black’s Heartfelt and was stamped with Distress Oxide Wilted Violet Ink.

A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image rectangle was adhered with the same dotliner adhesive.  Sequins from Doodlebug Designs Lilac and Pretty Pink Posh Sugar Plum Mix Sequins were scatted around the heart and adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matt and the card was done.

The second card was created in  pretty much the same way with the exception that 80# white cardstock was die cut with the same Memory Box Rectangle and the thin purple stitched border from the first card was adhered to edge of the cardbase.  The vine of the heart was cut an additional three time and stacked and adhered together with Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive.  Since the heart was purple, the sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.

PRODUCTS USED:

FIRST CARD

  • Doodlebug Petite Prints
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Purple from Stash
  • Doodlebug Designs Lilac and Pretty Pink Posh Sugar Plum Mix Sequins
  • Spellbinders Heart from January 2018 Die of the Month Kit
  • Penny Black Heartfelt
  • Distress Oxide Wilted Violet Ink
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive

SECOND CARD

  • Doodlebug Petite Prints
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Purple from Stash
  • Pretty Pink Posh Sugar Plum Mix and Enchanted Garden Sequins
  • Spellbinders Heart from January 2018 Die of the Month Kit
  • Penny Black Heartfelt
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • Memory Box Double Cut Stitched Rectangles

 

Full of Glee Hello

I think Penny Black has some of the prettiest flower image stamps for cardmaking.  For this hello card I decided to color it with red and purple Copic Markers and love the combination.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink using the MISTI.  This allowed me to stamp several time for a dark, crisp image.  The Copic Markers used to color the image are listed below.  Once the coloring was complete the image was die cut with a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX die.  To add visual interest to the card a rectangle of Gina K. Designs 120# Black cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger and adhered to the back with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

The sentiment is the Mama Elephant Hello Script Die and was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and again from the black cardstock.  The layers were adhered together with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and then adhered to the card front.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120#White Cardstock.  To add visual interest the front of the base was run through the Big Shot with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder.  The focal image rectangle was then adhered to the front with the same adhesive.  Wink of Stella was added to the flowers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Full of Glee
  • Copic Markers: R89, R39, R37; YG99, YG97, YG93; V09, V06, V05
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Mama Elephant Hello Script Die
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matt
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Wink of Stella

Cupcake Trio Birthday Card with Ganzai Pearl Colors

I really like the Whimsy Stamp Cupcake Trio, it makes a great masculine card.  I recently purchased the Ganzai Pearl Watercolors and wanted to try them out on this card.  I really like the bright and pretty colors they give to a card.  The frosting was painted with Finetec M600 gold watercolors.

I stamped the image with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The cupcakes were then colored with the blue, green, and yellow colors for the Gansai set.  After the image was dry it was die cut with a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back.  To add visual interest another rectangle was cut from blue cardstock with a larger wonky rectangle and the focal image panel was adhered to the front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The sentiment is from Penny Black Doodles Thin Die and was cut from Paper Accents Gold Metallic Cardstock and adhered to the card front with the same glue.

A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was adhered to the front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Whimsy Stamps Cupcake Trio
  • Ganzai Tambi Pearl Colors
  • Finetec M600
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles
  • Penny Black Doodles Thin Die
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

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

Festive Frames Christmas Card

The frame from the Gina K. Designs Festive Frames make a lovely Christmas Card.  I love the sentiment from Penny Black Yuletide Wishes.  For this card the frame was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers.  The sentiment was stamped with Distress Oxide Candied Apple and heat embossed with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  This is the card that we sent out for our 2017 Christmas Card.

This card takes a little over an hour to create, so it isn’t a quick card, but it turns out to be a pretty card.  Wink of Stella was used on the petals and Stickles Gold was used to the center of the flower to add visual interest to the flowers.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Festive Frames
  • Penny Black Yuletide Wishes
  • Memento Northern Pine Ink
  • Distress Oxide Candied Apple
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers: R46, R29, R27, R24; G29, G28, G99, G94, G85; R89; YR24; E55, E57, E59
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX 2nd Largest
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Red Velvet Cardstock
  • Pine Green Cardstock from Stash

Festive Frames with Pearlescent Colors

I love the beautiful stamp from Gina K. Designs called Festive Frames.  It makes a beautiful Christmas card.  I decided to try making a couple using Finetec Pearlescent Colours and Finetec M600.  They turned out beautifully.  I love the sentiment from Penny Black Yuletide Wishes, which enhances the card design.

  • Gina K. Designs Festive Frames
  • Penny Black Yuletide Wishes
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Finetec M600: Moon Gold, Inka Gold, Gold Pearl, Inka Gold/Gansai Tambi Pearl Color May Green
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX 2nd Largest
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock

  • Gina K. Designs Festive Frames
  • Penny Black Yuletide Wishes
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Finetec M600: Moon Gold, Inka Gold, Gold Pearl, Inka Gold/Gansai Tambi Pearl Color May Green
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX 2nd Largest
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock