Rose Bowl Thanks So Very Much

This is the fifth thank you card set that was created for Senior Life Resources Northwest. I love this pretty flower bowl image from Penny Black.

The image was stamped onto a quarter sheet of Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers. When the coloring was complete the panel was cut down using a stitched rectangle die.

The sentiment was stamped in the lower left with Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink. Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back and it was adhered to a side folding cardbase with liquid glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Rose Bowl
  • Gina K. Designs Autumn Wreath Builder
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Copic Markers: R89, R39, R37, R35; Y26, Y35, Y02; YG97, YG95, YG03; BG01, BG000, BG0000
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

Foiled Celebrate with Cake

I had a thin strip of the pretty blue and white flowered patterned paper leftover from a previous card and decided to use it on another card instead of throwing it away. I searched through the same 6×6 paper pad to find a coordinating paper. A rectangle was cut down using a stitched rectangle die.

I decided to use my new Crafter’s Companion Distress Border die. I determined where to place it so that it would be covered up by the patterned paper strip and ran it through the Gemini FoilPress with gold foil. I love the way it turned out. The strip of patterned paper was also cut using a stitched rectangle die. Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape was added to the back and it was adhered to the left of the foiled distress border.

For the focal image I decided to use the Spellbinders Celebrate With Cake die. Each layer of the cake was cut from a scrap of navy cardstock and the background die was used to cut gold mirror cardstock and adhered it behind the navy cake layers with the patterns cut out. It was pretty, but I decided to cut the detailed layers from gold mirror cardstock that had double-sided tape added to the back and inlay the pieced into the navy layers. I liked that much better.

The cake stand, flowers, and leaves of the die set were also cut from gold mirror cardstock. Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape was added to the back of the cake stand, cake layers, and flowers and then each was adhered to the blue patterned paper.

The sentiment was cut from gold mirror cardstock and adhered below the cake with liquid glue. Copic markers were used to add a little dimension to the cake layers.

At the last minute I decided to add a thin strip of navy blue cardstock between the flower patterned paper and the foiled border.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Spellbinders Celebrate With Cake Die
  • Penny Black Doodles Thin
  • Crafter’s Companion Distress Border FoilPress Die
  • Pink Paislee Choose Happy Indigo & Ivy Cardstock
  • Navy Cardstock From Stash
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: B39 and B34
  • Be Creative Double-Sided Tape
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape
  • My Favorite Things A2 Rectangle Die
  • Blue Sequin from Stash
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Delightful Blooms Hello

I had used a quarter sheet of mirror cardstock to cut the Party Time Text Block for a previous card and the leftover outline was sitting on my desk. I don’t like to waste mirror cardstock, so I decided to use a stitched rectangle die to create a frame from the leftover. Now I needed a focal image to pair with it.

I stamped the pretty floral arrangement from Gina K. Designs onto watercolor with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it silver to complement the silver frame. The image was colored using Karin Brushmarker Pro markers. This time I wanted a softer hue to the watercoloring, so I only used a little of each marker at the back of the petals and leaves and used a wet brush to pull out the color.

Once the watercoloring was dry the panel was cut down to be just smaller the silver mirror frame. Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape was cut down and added to the frame and then the floral image was adhered to the back. More foam tape was added to the back of the foam image frame and it was adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase.

The sentiment was cut from a scrap of silver mirror cardstock and adhered at the bottom of the focal image. The final embellishment was to scatter some white and pink sequins around the focal image.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Delightful Blooms
  • Penny Black Doodle Thin
  • Karin Brushmarkers: 375 Cerise, 247 Pale Violet, 281 Olive Green, 357 Pale Orange, 283 Gold
  • Pretty Pink Posh Sweetheart Mix Sequins
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Spectrum Noir Crystal Sparkle Pen

Foiled Birthday Wishes Balloons

This is another card made with foiled background dies. The darker foiled balloons are made from foiling the waste.  This time I used Lawn Fawn Party Balloons and Penny Black Uplifting Balloons and the same DFN Craft Thread in Turquoise.

I also decided to use a polka dot embossing folder for a background behind the balloons. The panel was sized using a stitched rectangle before the embossing. The embossed rectangle was matted with turquoise cardstock. The darker balloons were adhered directly to the embossed panel with liquid glue and the smaller balloon at the front was adhered using Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape. The balloon ties were adhered at the back of the panel with Scotch Tape. For additional depth sticky back foam was added to the back of the panel before adhering it to a top folding cardbase.

The sentiment was hot foiled as well, using turquoise foil and then cutting into a strip using a Pink & Main Sentiment Strip. Simon Says Stamp foam tape was added to the back before adhering it over the balloon strings.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Uplifting Balloons
  • Lawn Fawn Party Balloons
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Everyday Sentiments
  • My Favorite Things Modern Morocco Background
  • Crafter’s Companion Grande Dots FoilPress Background
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Turquoise Foil
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Tranquil Teal Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • DFN Craft Thread Turquoise
  • Pink & Main Sentiment Strip

Confetti Balloon Shaker Happy Birthday

I don’t like to waste items leftover from making a card. I had used the Your Next Stamp Confetti Panel to add confetti pieces on another card and had the leftover blue background. I decided to pair it with My Favorite Things Balloon Shaker.

I adhered the confetti panel to a top folding cardbase using liquid glue. The shaker balloon, the balloon string, and the star confetti pieces were cut from silver mirror cardstock and a piece of acetate was added to the back. The balloon string was adhered to the bottom of the balloon with liquid glue. To create the shake 3M Foam Tape was doubled in thickness and cut into thin strip and added to the edges of the balloon die cut.

When I’m creating a shaker I find it easier to have a piece of cardstock to add behind the shaker element. This allows you to enclose the shaker pieces and you can turn over the completed item and adhered it exactly where you want it. You can also add some additional visual interest if you use patterned paper for the backing. I found this great plaid in a Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Paper Pack and cut it down so it would fit perfectly behind the shaker window. I added the silver die cut stars and some blue beads and adhered the plaid paper cutout to the back of the balloon. It was then adhered to the top of the confetti panel.

For the sentiment I used the same plaid cardstock to die cut “happy birthday” from Penny Black’s Your Day. It was also cut from sticky back foam and the two were adhered together by removing the paper from the sticky back of the foam. It was then adhered to the front of the card using liquid glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Your Next Stamp Confetti Panel
  • My Favorite Things Balloons Shaker Window
  • Penny Black Your Day Die
  • Studio Katia Silver Crystal Rhinestones
  • Beaders Paradise Miami Surf Beads
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Winter
  • Blue Cardstock from Scraps
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Rainbow Who’s Counting

I had all the positive numbers left over from my previous card and didn’t want to just through them away, so I decided to glue them together and add them to the front a panel that was cut with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangle, which is the same size as a card front.

Once I had all the number it place it was kind of blah and I didn’t like it. So I pulled out my Copic Markers and colored all the number in rainbow order. I think this is my favorite version of this card. It is so bright and colorful.

I used the same sentiment stamp from Penny Black. It was stamped on black cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed white. I used a smaller Memory Box Matinee Rectangle to cut it down. Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape was added to the back and it was adhered in the center of the card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Silhouette Number Collage with Impact Font
  • Penny Black Sprinkles & Smiles
  • Copic Markers: B39, B37, B34; B95, B93, B91; BG34, BG32, BG11; YG17, YG05, YG01; Y08, Y06, Y04; R29, R27, R24; YR16, YR14, YR12; V09, V06, V04
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangle
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Black Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape

It’s Just a Number – Who’s Counting

I saw a card on Pinterest by iminhaven that she had created for her father’s 75th birthday. I thought maybe I would replace the previous card I made for my husband with this one, but my daughter Janae liked the first one best, so I didn’t adhered the large “70” onto the front of the card, but made it more generic to be used for anyone.

Iminhaven used difference sized number dies to create her background. I didn’t have a large number die set, so I decided to create it in the Silhouette, which worked out well because you didn’t have to keep placing individual dies, you could cut the entire background at once. I cut it four times from white cardstock and adhered them all together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive.

I then tried to die cut the panel using a stitched rectangle, but it was just too thick to cut through all layers. It did add the nice stitching though and I simply trimmed it down with my guillotine cutter. It was then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase.

The most time consuming task of creating this card was adhered all the tiny pieces that were the center of the numbers. It took quite awhile.

Once the back ground was complete I went searching for a sentiment that would work with all the numbers in the background and found a perfect sentiment from Penny Black Sprinkles & Smiles. It was stamped on black cardstock and heat embossed white and then cut down into a small rectangle. Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape was added to the back and it was adhered in the top center of the card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Silhouette Number Collage with Impact Font
  • Penny Black Sprinkles & Smiles
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangle
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Black Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive

Eliza You Are a Little Bit Older and a Lot More Fabulous

Eliza shares a birthday with Autumn and her favorite color is also yellow. Maybe it’s because they are autumn children and the leaves turn such a beautiful yellow color.

I printed the cute image from La-La Land Crafts onto Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a laser printer so the lines would not bleed when colored with alcohol markers. Once the coloring was complete I stamped the sentiment in the lower left of the card. To add some visual interest the focal image was die cut using a My Favorite Things Elegant Rectangle. I hardly ever use this die, but I really like the way it looks. I cut the next largest die from leftover yellow cardstock and adhered the two die cuts together with liquid glue. Sticky back foam was added to the back for dimension and it was adhered to a top folding white cardbase with liquid glue.

I felt that it needed a little something more, so I pulled out Nuvo White Crystal Drops and added them around the focal image on the yellow background. I really like the way it turned out.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La Land Craft Sightseeing Marci
  • Penny Black Carefree Wishes
  • Copic Markers: Y08, Y06, Y04, Y02,  Y00; Y25, Y23, Y21, Y11, E43, E42; Y38, Y35, Y32, Y11; R22, R21; R20, E11, E01, E00; C2, C1
  • My Favorite Things Elegant Rectangle
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Yellow Cardstock from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops White
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink

Have a Wonderful Birthday Autumn

I have a young friend who is turning seventeen in a couple of days. She is really into sports, particularly volleyball. I thought this cut image from La-La Land Crafts was perfect for her.

Autumn’s favorite color is yellow and so I pulled out a lot of different shades of yellow to color this image. I used gray markers to give her some ground to stand on so she didn’t look like she was floating in air.

I stamped the sentiment in the lower left of the card front and then cut out the image using the Memory Box Matinee Rectangle die. I really like the corners on this die, they add such great visual interest. I added sticky back foam to the back of the panel and adhered it to a top folding A2 cardbase made from some yellow cardstock I had in my stash.

The final embellishment was to add some clear stickles to the heart on the sweatshirt and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La Land Crafts Sweet Molli
  • Penny Black Carefree Wishes
  • Copic Markers: Y38, Y35, Y13; Y08, Y06, Y04, Y02; E55, E53, E51, E50; E11, E01, E00, R21, R20; C2, C1
  • Memory Box Matinee Rectangle
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Yellow Cardstock from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Crystal Stickles
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Sorry You’re Feeling Under the Weather

I was in need of a get well card and still had the Stampin’ Up Forever Fern set on my desk. I wondered what it would look like if I stamp several images in a circle. My first attempt was freehand and that turned out pretty wonky. For my second attempt I cut a circle from a full stick post-it and placed it in the center of my card. I visually divided it into thirds and added little tick marks on the mask.

I stamped the first light green leaves where there were tick marks and then stamp the olive green leaves to the left of those. The last was to stamp some plum colored berries.

I looked for a sentiment that would fit well in a circle and found this perfect sentiment by Penny Black. I stamped it with the same plum ink as the berries and cut it out using a Hero Arts Infinity Circle die. I used the next largest die to cut a green circle to mat the sentiment on. It was adhered in the center of the leaves with foam tape. I also added some flowers that were die cut using Stampin’ Up’s Beautiful Bouquet and added green rhinestones for the centers.

Since there was extra space at the bottom of the spray I scored three lines using a bone folder and score board.

This was so easy to do that I create 8 more to give my Relief Society President at church so she could used them to send to people who are ill in the congregation.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Stampin’ Up Forever Fern
  • Penny Black Special Thoughts
  • Stampin’ Up Beautiful Bouquet
  • Altenew Inks: Fresh Leaf, Olive, Midnight Velvet
  • Hero Arts Infinity Circle Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Nested Circles
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangles
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Fresh Asparagus
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Green Rhinestones from Stash
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam