Deepest Sympathy

Yesterday I found out that a dear friend of ours passed away early in the morning of July 4. As soon as I heard I wanted to get a card made for Jan and her family, letting them know they are in our thoughts and prayers, and we are here for them if they need us. This card was very easy to create, but then the  Ranger 3-D Botanical Texture Plate makes a gorgeous card.

I embossed a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White with the embossing folder and gently ink blended the raised surfaces with Distress Oxide Antique Linen.

For the sentiment I die cut the word “Sympathy” using the matching dies for Avery Elle’s With Sympathy stamp set out of Couture Creations Gold Matte Cardstock. I cut a strip of Paper Accents Ivory Vellum to fit the die cut and then stamped the secondary sentiment with Memento Luxe Rich Cocoa. I wrapped the vellum around the embossed rectangle and adhered it to the back using Scotch Tape.

The card front was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase K made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Sizzix 3-D Texture Botanical
  • Avery Elle With Sympathy
  • Distress Oxide Antique Linen
  • Memento Luxe Rich Cocoa
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Couture Creations Gold Matte Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Ivory Vellum
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Scotch Tape

Rainbow Hooray! It’s Your Birthday

This week’s featured stamper on Splitcoaststampers is Cheiron Brandon.  I decided to case one of her cards to created this rainbow birthday card.  Cheiron’s card can be found at: https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2863217?&cat=500&ppuser=246382.

I loved the rainbow background against the white die cut background.  Cheiron used patterned paper, but I decided to ink blend my background with Distress Oxide Inks onto some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.

I pulled out my Avery Elle Horizontal Stripes Die.  It not only creates a great background, it also included this word die.  I cut the background and word dies four times from the Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and stacked them together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive.  I placed the background onto my rainbow background to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes, stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black.

The stacked die cuts were adhered to the rainbow background with Nuvo Deluxe adhesive.  The focal panel was then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  It was a pretty easy card to make, but the rainbow background really makes it pop.

When I was done I had the leftover negative space of the circle/word die.  I glued all the layers together and added it to another rainbow ink blended background.  Added some rainbow sequins around the word and adhered it to the card front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The secondary sentiment is from My Favorite Things Jungle Vibes.  It was stamped with VersaMark Ink below the circle die cut and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.

I love when you can get two card at once.

Products Used Card #1:

  • Avery Elle Horizontal Stripes Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Shaded Lilac
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Products Used Card #2:

  • Avery Elle Horizontal Stripes Die – Word Circle Only
  • My Favorite Things Jungle Vibes
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Shaded Lilac
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Various Rainbow Colored Sequins

 

Birthday Balloon Wishes

I recently purchased the Sparkle ‘n Sprinkle New Balloon Bunch.  I love simple birthday images that can be used for masculine birthday cards.  I find them the most challenging to create.  For this card I decided to watercolor the image with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers in a rainbow hue.

This is a digital image and so it was printed on Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock with a laser printer and then colored with 020 Red, 052 Bright Yellow, 043 Olive Green, 031 Cobalt Blue, 032 Persian Blue, 084 Deep Violet, 080 Violet.

The sentiment is from the Ranger Letter It Birthday stamp set.  It was stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed with Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder.

I cut the image down with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle die, matted it with a rectangle of turquoise cardstock I had in my stash.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back and the panel was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the ward was done.

PRODUCT USED:

  • Sparkle ‘n Sprinkle New Balloon Bunch
  • Ranger Letter It Birthday
  • VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Turquoise Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 020 Red, 052 Bright Yellow, 043 Olive Green, 031 Cobalt Blue, 032 Persian Blue, 084 Deep Violet, 080 Violet
  • Waterbrush
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive

Industrial Tarnished Silver Birthday Card

I love the new Ranger 3-D embossing folders.  They give such a deep impression and a couple of them make great masculine birthday card.  This card using the Ranger 3-D Foundry Embossing Folder and Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock.  Once it was embossed it was distressed or tarnished by running StazOn Jet Black Ink lightly over the surface, which really highlighted all the rivets in the design.

For the sentiment the word “birthday” was stamped on black cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder.  The word “happy” was die from the same mirror cardstock with the Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy die and adhered above the embossed sentiment.  In keeping with the industrial feel, the sentiment was adhered to the front of the dry embossed panel using silver wire.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the panel and then it was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Onyx Black Base Weight Cardstock.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Ranger 3D Foundry Embossing Folder
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Die
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Black Onyx Base Weight Cardstock
  • Ranger Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • StazOn Jet Black Ink
  • Bead Landing Stringing 24-Gauge Beading Wire
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

 

 

Garden Treasures Birthday Wishes

I recently purchased Altenew’s Garden Treasures.  I love the flowers in this stamp set and they make beautiful cards.

For this card the layered flowers were stamped with Altenew Inks (colors listed below) and then die cut with the matching dies, which makes card making so much easier.

A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  This is my favorite cardstock for cardbases.  A rectangle was cut from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle and adhered directly to the cardbase with Be Creative Tape.  If I am not using foam behind a focal image I use the Be Creative Tape because it will not show as sometimes you can see the lines of liquid glue with a thinner cardstock.

The die cut flowers were arrange the way I liked them and then picked up with Glad Press ‘n Seal, which makes keeping them as arranged so easy to adhere to the focal image rectangle.  Before gluing the flowers in place the sentiment from Ranger’s Letter It Birthday and Winnie & Walter the Big, The Bold and Party were stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black.

The leaves and smaller flowers were adhered to the focal image rectangle with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the pink and blue flowers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Garden Treasures
  • Ranger Letter It
  • Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold and Party
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle
  • Altenew Inks: Sea Breeze, Turquoise, Tide Pool; Citrus Burst, Fresh Lemonade, Maple Yellow; Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, Rubellite; Frayed Leaf, Forest Glade, Evergreen
  • Pigma Micron Pen
  • Copic Markers for Flower Centers: Y17, Y15, RV13, C3
  • Be Creative Tape
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Desluxe Adhesive
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black