Bowl of Beauty Enjoy Every Moment

Power Poppy had a sale on their stamps this past week and I purchase this beautiful stamp, which comes with two different images. For this card I used the one with the flower in a bowl.

It is a digital image and was printed on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then colored with Copic Markers.

Once the color was completed the sentiment was stamped under the image. To add visual interest on the card a wood frame was created using the Hero Arts Wood Frame Infinity Die. The die is really quite flimsy, because the lines of the wood are cut through. To stabilize the the frame two rectangle dies were used to cut a frame without the wood lines and the two were adhered together with liquid glue. 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back and adhered over the focal image.

Products Used:

  • Power Poppy Bowl of Beauty Flowers Only
  • Penny Black Good Wishes
  • Copic Markers: YG67, YG17, YG03; YG17, YG05, YG03; G28, G24, G21; G99, G94, G43; R85, R83, R81; RV29, RV25, RV23; V09, V06, V04; Y17, Y15; C3, C1
  • Hero Arts Wood Frame Infinity Die
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Bottle Green
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K Designs 120# White Cardstock

Enjoy Your Special Day Cosmos

This is a cute image from Fred She Said. It was printed onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and colored with Copic Markers. There are a lot of different colored Cosmos, but I decided on a hot pink.

The image was die cut using Penny Black Antique Frames. The sentiment was stamped onto black cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with detailed gold embossing powder. It was cut into a thin strip and adhered to the front of the card with a narrow strip of 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

To really set off the image a rectangle of black cardstock was cut using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle and the focal image was adhered to the front. It was then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with a dotliner adhesive.

The final embellishment was to add Ranger Gold Stickles to the center of the flowers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Fred She Said Cosmos
  • My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings
  • Copic Markers: RV29, RV25, RV23; YR24, YR23, YR20; YG67, YG17, YG03
  • Ranger Gold Stickles
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Penny Black Antique Frames
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Black Cardstock from Scraps
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Fun Foam

Cup of Flowers Thinking of You

This is another image found on Pinterest. It was printed on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and colored with Copic Markers. I looked up tiger lilies on Google and found this some that had a beautiful dark burgundy center fading into white edges. I love the way they turned out. I added a little gray Copic Marker to the base of the cup to ground it.

The sentiment is from Altenew’s Thinking of You set and was stamped with Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink underneath the cup. The final embellishment was to add some Ranger Gold Stickles to the center of some of the flowers. Once they were dry the image was die cut with a Penny Black’s Swirley Stitched Rectangle. It add some lovely visual interest to a card.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the focal image and it was adhered to a 120# White Cardstock A2 cardbase and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pinterest Cup of Flowers (bc3ce1b7a0fdc34aecbcb98baa57229f)
  • Altenew Thinking of  You
  • Copic Markers: R89, R59, C2, C1; R85, R83, R81; B97, B95, B93; Y15, Y13, Y11; G46, G24, G20; YG67, YG17, YG03; G99, G24; YG17, YG03, YG01; YR24, YR23, YR21; C2, C1; BG000
  • Ranger Gold Stickles
  • Penny Black Swirly Stitched Rectangle
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkles Pen
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Fun Foam
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink

Daisy Bouquet Thinking of You

It’s springtime and what better flower to use for a card than daisies. This is a coloring page image I found on Pinterest. I printed it on some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers. The background was a little streaky so I pulled out my Distress Tumbled Glass and used a small blending brush to ink blend the background. It look a lot better when done.

I used the largest My Favorite Things Tag Corner Rectangle to die cut the image. It adds a unique shape and some lovely stitching to the edges.

Penny Black’s Wishes Sentiment Dies were used to cut the “Thinking of You” from Gold Mirror Cardstock that Be Creative Tape had been added to the back. You really have to run it through the Big Shot several times to get it to cut through both, but it makes it easier to adhered these very detailed sentiment dies to a card.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the focal image and then it was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock. I like to cut the cardbase to matched the tag shape of the focal image. The easiest way to do this is take a pencil and mark where you want to cut with a guillotine trimmer. I like the crisp clean look to this shape.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pinterest Daisy Coloring Page
  • Penny Black Wishes Sentiment Die
  • Copic Markers: YR24, YR23, YR21, E37, E35, E33; Y38, Y35, Y32; V17, V15, V12; R85, R83, R81; YG67, YG17, YG03; B000, B0000
  • Distress Tumbled Glass Ink
  • Ranger Gold Stickles
  • My Favorite Things Tag Corner Rectangle
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Fun Foam

Sweet Wishes Cupcake

I wanted to use the remainder of some of the patterned paper I had leftover from a couple of cards I had made previously. I had a thin rectangle of polka dot paper that wasn’t wide enough for a cardbase, so I used some leftover matching blue patterned cardstock and cut some thin strips and added them to the dotted rectangle. I felt like the two patterned papers didn’t go together as well as what I wanted and so I cut thin strips of dark blue and added it between the two patterned papers. That looked much better.

I had a square of the dark blue cardstock leftover from another card that I turned on a diamond. To adhere the diamond sticky back foam was added to the back. The sentiment was cut from the same dark cardstock and shading was added to the die cut sentiment with Copic Cardstock.

A cupcake top and bottom and a candles was stamped on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and colored with Copic markers. They was die cut with the matching dies and adhered together with liquid glue and then adhered with the same glue to the front of the diamond.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Avery Elle Cupcakes
  • Penny Black Sweet Wishes
  • Avery Elle Double Pierced Square
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Copic Markers: E33, E31, E30; YR24, YR21; B99, B97, B95, B93, B91
  • Ranger Crystal and Gold Stickles
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Reverse Confetti Warm Heart 6 x 6 Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Scraps

Happy Birthday Quilt

I had some leftover square from the previous card and decided to put four of them together to create a 5″ x 5″ card. The squares were adhered together using Scotch Tape.

I looked through my dies and stamps to add some focal images for three of the squares. The cake die cut had gold mirror cardstock added behind the cake and candles. Ranger Gold Stickles were added to the cupcake. Nuvo Crystal Drops were added to the polka dot patterned paper.

A sentiment was stamped on the fourth square. The four square block were added to a 5 1/4″ square cardbase and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Birch Press Designs Party Balloon
  • Spellbinders Celebrate with Cake
  • Avery Elle Bring on the Cake
  • Altenew Birthday Greetings
  • Reverse Confetti Warm Heart 6 x 6 Patterned Paper
  • Light Blue and Dark Blue Cardstock from Scraps
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Midnight Blue
  • Ranger Gold Stickles
  • Gina K. Designs In the Navy Ink
  • Avery Elle Pierced Square Die
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Many More Fantastic Years

For this card I used the Echo Park Balloons Stencil again, but this time in simply ink blended the stencil using three colors of teal ink from Gina K. Designs. I used a small blending brush so that I could create an ombre effect on the balloons.

For the focal image balloon and sentiment I used the same inks to ink blend some cardstock with the same colors, making the sentiment strip a little darker so the white embossed sentiment would stand out well.

The balloon was cut using an Birch Press Design Party Balloon. A sentiment was stamped on the balloon with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. The same embossing powder was used on the sentiment strip. I used a Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label die to cut the sentiment into a thin strip. I added fishtail ends to the strip by hand. Both were adhered to the stenciled background using sticky back foam.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Echo Park Balloons Stencil
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Penny Black Smile Today
  • Birch Press Designs Party Balloons
  • Gina K. Designs Tranquil Teal, Ocean Mist, and Sea Glass Inks
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Kraft Base Weight Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Cousins Iridescent Silver Cord

Happy Birthday Candles

I had some embossing paste leftover from my previous card and didn’t want to waste it, so I decided do make another card. This time I pulled out the Hero Arts Circles and Squares Stencil.

I started with a rectangle die cut with a stitched rectangle and used purple tape on the back of the stencil to secure it in place. Once the embossing paste had been smoothed across the surface the stencil was carefully removed and washed with clean warm water.

As with the other cards I’ve made with stencils and embossing paste I didn’t want the focal image to obscure the background I pulled out these great candle die cuts from Elizabeth Crafts along with a Penny Black Your Day die for the sentiment. I found some peachy orange paper in scraps for the top layer of the candles and used mirror cardstock for the back solid layer. To adhered the two layers together I take scissors and cut off the fame from the orange cardstock and use liquid glue to adhered the two layers together.

To adhere the candles foam tape was added to the back and then liquid glue was also used to ensure it would stick on the embossing paste.

For the sentiment orange sticky back foam was die cuts with the sentiment and adhered to the back. It too had liquid glue added to the foam to ensure it would stick to the surface. The embossed panel was adhered to a top folding cardbase with dotliner adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Hero Arts Circles and Squares Stencil
  • Penny Black Your Day
  • Elizabeth Crafts Birthday Candles
  • Copic Markers: R02, R01
  • Wendy Vecchi Embossing Past
  • Gina K. Designs Sandy Beach and Altenew Orange Cream Inks
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Peach Cardstock from Scraps
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Sticky Back Orange Fun Foam

Sweet Wishes

I’ve seen a lot of people coloring their embossing paste and then applying it through their stencils. I decided to give it a try. I smooched some orange inks onto my craft mat and then added the embossing paste and mixing it until blended. It gave a soft orange. I’m sure if I used ink refills I could have a more vibrant color, but I liked the soft hue.

I like the look of this geometric diamond stencil from Hero Arts and think it makes an eye catching background to my focal image.

I didn’t want a large image on the card because I wanted that great background to be able to shine, so I printed this digi image from Coloring4Kids using registration marks in the Silhouette Cameo Software and cut it out after printing. It was color with Copic Markers and adhered to the embossed background with foam tape.

For the sentiment I pulled out Penny Black’s Sweet Wishes die, what better sentiment to go with a cake image, and die cut it from gold mirror cardstock, and again from orange sticky back foam and adhered it below the focal image.

The panel was adhered to a top folding cardbase using dotliner adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Hero Arts Diamond Stencil
  • Coloring4Kids Birthday Cake
  • Penny Black Sweet Wishes
  • Wendy Vecchi Embossing Past
  • Copic Markers: R29, R27, R24, R22; YR09, YR07, YR04, YR02; R08, R05, R02, R01; YR24, YR20
  • Gina K. Designs Sandy Beach and Altenew Orange Cream Inks
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Ranger Gold Stickles
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Die Cut Flower Border Thank You

This is the last die from the Sizzix Mixed Media set. I like the way the flowers and leaves form a border on the card.

I decided to die cut the border from Neena Classic Crest 80# and then ran it through again with a stitched border die. I use stitched borders on almost all of cards. I love the subtle finished look it gives to a card front.

I wanted some color behind the die cut. This time I pulled out my smallest blending brush and added blue behind the flowers and a blue green behind the leaves. I simply placed the die cut on another piece of cardstock and would determine where it needed color and gently lift it to add what was needed. I think it turned out nice. The two rectangles where adhered together using liquid glue.

The sentiment is a Penny Black Wishes die and was cut from silver mirror cardstock this time. I thought it went better with the colors of this card. It was adhered directly to the focal image rectangle.

Sticky back foam was added to the back of the panel for dimension and it was adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Sizzix Thinlits Mixed Media Dies  662688
  • Penny Black Wishes Die
  • Distress Oxide Inks Faded Jeans and Lucky Clover
  • Recollections Pearls
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen