Altenew Caps Bold Alphabet Masculine Hello

I needed a masculine hello card to send to a gentleman who recently moved into our ward at church.  I had been making cards using the alphabet dies from Altenew and thought that I would use the new large capital letters to die cut the word hello and adhere them vertically on an A2 cardbase.  I wanted to keep it clean and simple so I used some navy and gold striped paper from Paper Studio’s Be Bold…Be Bright paper pad and really liked the way it turned out.

The letters are very large and took up the full height of the card and about half of the width.  I die cut a rectangle of Gina K. Designs 120# In the Navy Cardstock using Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle and adhered it to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The letters were cut from the Paper Studio striped paper and black sticky back foam.  The two were adhered together and then the letters were glued to the card front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.  Easy and yet still striking.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Caps Bold Alphabet Dies
  • Paper Studio Be Bold…Be Bright Paper Pad
  • Gina K. Designs 120# In the Navy and White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Black Sticky Back Craft Foam
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle

Altenew Caps Bold Alphabet Die Masculine Birthday

I’ve said it before, but masculine cards are the most challenging for me.  I recently purchased Altenew’s Caps Bold Alphabet Die set because I thought it would be good in making masculine cards, and I really like how it turned out.  For this card I really like how the bold gold and navy striped paper looks when die cut with these large letters and adhered to the front of a white panel.

I die cut the letters from this striking gold and navy striped paper from Paper Studio’s Be Bold…Be Bright collection.  I then cut them again from black sticky back craft foam.  This makes it really easy to add dimension to the letters. I cut a rectangle from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundles of Stitched Shapes and laid the letters on the panel to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment from Hero Arts Birthday Messages, stamped with In the Navy Gina K. Designs dye ink.

Balloons from Honey Bee’s Celebration Box were cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and strings of Sulky Gold Metallic Thread where adhered to the back with Scotch Tape.  The balloons were arranged and then picked up with Glad Press ‘n Seal.  This makes it easy to keep them together as arranged and turn them over to add glue to back.  They were adhered to the white panel using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the strings were wrapped around the bottom of the panel and secured with Scotch Tape.

The letters were aligned using a T-Square ruler and a long strip of Post-it Tape was used to keep them all together.  Tombo Mono Multi Glue was added to the back and then the letters were adhered to the front of the panel.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller than the white focal image rectangle and then it was adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# In the Navy cardstock.

Love the way this turned out.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Caps Bold Alphabet Dies
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Honey Bee Celebration Box Balloon Dies
  • Paper Studio Be Bold…Be Bright Paper Pad
  • Gina K. Designs 120# In the Navy
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Black Sticky Back Craft Foam
  • Sulky Gold Metallic Thread
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Gina K. Designs In the Navy Ink
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle

 

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

Wishing You a Very Happy Birthday

This is the second card I made with Simon Says Stamp Square Dance Stencil by ink blending the background with Distress Inks.  This time I stayed with only blue and green ink and used a different word sentiment die to complete the card.

The rest of the card is clean and simple, adding a die cut sentiment from matching blue cardstock and then giving a little visual color interest with Copic Markers. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink’s Text Block Birthday Portrait and was cut four time and adhered together with Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive.  A simple and easy card to make.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Papertrey Ink Text Block Birthday Portrait
  • Simon Says Stamp Square Dance Stencil
  • Distress Inks Mowed Lawn, Bundled Sage, Broken China, Tumbled Glass
  • Copic Markers BG15 and BG18
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Turquoise Cardstock from Stash
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Wink of Stella
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Party! It’s Your Birthday

I recently purchased Simon Says Stamp Square Dance Stencil and love the way it make a very graphic background that is perfect for Masculine Cards.  This one I ink blended the background with Distress Inks on the diagonal.

I love the combination of green, blue and yellow.  I decided to keep the rest of the card pretty clean and simple by adding a die cut sentiment from matching blue cardstock and then giving a little visual color interest with Copic Markers.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Large Party Circle and was cut four time and adhered together with Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive.  The secondary sentiment is from Poppy Stamps Into the Words and was stamped with Gina K. Designs Turquoise Sea Ink on 80# white cardstock and adhered just below the word “Party” with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape cut into a thin strip.  A simple and easy card to make.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Large Party Circle
  • Simon Says Stamp Square Dance Stencil
  • Poppy Stamps Into the Words
  • Gina K. Designs Turquoise Sea
  • Distress Inks Mowed Lawn, Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Squeezed Lemonade
  • Copic Markers BG15 and BG18
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Turquoise Cardstock from Stash
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

 

A Skater’s Happy Birthday

When I saw this stamp from La-La Land Crafts called Figure Skater Marci I knew it would make the perfect birthday card for Julia, who is a competitive figure skater.  Love the way it turned out.

I have the digital image, so I can make it just the size I want. I printed the image with my laser printer onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then colored it with Copic Markers (listed below). Once I was done coloring, I then scanned and imported it into the Silhouette Cameo to cut around the image, much faster than fussy cutting.

I cut a rectangle from the same white cardstock using a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder.  This time I reversed the polka dots s they were recessed.  I adhered the focal image to the embossed rectangle using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock. To make the focal image pop on the white cardbase, I used Gina K. Designs Black 120# Cardstock, which was cut 1/8″ larger than the embossed rectangle and adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Messages and was stamped on Vellum with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder then wrapped around the focal image panel and adhered to the back with Scotch Tape. Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the panel and then adhered to the cardbase with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La Land Crafts Figure Skater Marci Digi Stamp
  • Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Messages
  • Copic Colors: C0, C2, 0; C9, C7, C5; RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10; R20, R21; E49, E47, E29
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • WorldWin Papers Translucent Vellum
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Versa Mark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Love You Hailey – Happy Birthday

I love making birthday cards for the young women at church.  It is fun to find an image that looks similar to what they look like and color matching hair and skin tones and the clothes in their favorite colors.  I really like the navy and coral combination that Hailey likes.

I stamped the image from La-La Land Crafts Love You Molli onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, which is Copic friendly and colored the image with the markers listed below.

Once I was done coloring, I then scanned and imported it into the Silhouette Cameo to cut around the image. Almost as good as a matching die, just takes a little more time, but faster than fussy cutting.

I cut a rectangle from the same white cardstock using a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Cross My Heart Embossing Folder and adhered the focal image using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock. To make the focal image pop on the white cardbase, I used Gina K. Designs In the Navy 120# cardstock, which was cut 1/8″ larger than the embossed rectangle and adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The sentiment is from the Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Message set and was stamped on Vellum with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder then wrapped around the focal image panel and adhered to the back with Scotch Tape. Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the panel and then adhered to the cardbase with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La Land Crafts Love You Molli
  • Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Message
  • Copic Markers R20, R21, R22; E00, E01, E11, R20; C1, C2, C3, C4; C6, C7, C9; B34, B37, B39; E31, E33, E37, 0
  • Sakura Gelly Roll 08 White Pen
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Navy Cardstock
  • WorldWin Papers Translucent Vellum
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Versa Mark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Cuttlebug Cross My Heart Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Heart Lattice Valentine’s Shaker Card (CAS466)

The Clean and Simple Challenge on Splitcoaststampers this week is Keep it Clear.  Whenever I think about using something clear in cardmaking I think of a shaker card.  In the Spellbinders January Die of the Month there was a really large lattice heart that I thought would make a great shaker card.

The die set comes with the lattice heart and a solid heart that goes behind it.  I die cut the lattice heart from some hot pink Silly Winks glitter foam and added some acetate behind it to create the shaker.  Next I created a heart cardbase by die cutting the solid heart from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock, leaving a small amount of the top of the heart off the edge. I  and ink blended the top of the cardbase with Distress Inks (listed below).

I used 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to add the dimension needed for the shaker.  I cut it into thin strips and added it to the edge of the heart on the back.  I create two layers of foam so the shaker elements could move freely.  I filled the well with Beader Paradise Rose Beads,Mikuki Seed Beads Silver Lined Pink and Lilac, Martha Stewart Sugar Plum Confetti, andMartha Stewart Cotton Candy Confetti.  I carefully placed the cardbase onto the foam tape lattice heart to create the shaker card.

I die cut a Simon Says Stamp tilted banner from white cardstock and stamped the sentiment from the Clearly Besotted Type Clear Stamp Set with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  I added Ranger Multi Medium Matte to the ends of the banner and a thin strip of 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the center of the banner and adhered it to the front of the lattice heart.

At the last minute I decided to add the lattice heart card to a rectangle of 80# white cardstock.  The edges were scalloped using one of the Simon Says Stamp Scalloped Stitched Edge Dies.  The Lattice Heart was adhered to the center of the rectangle with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and small hearts cut from the glitter foam using the Impression Obsession Heart of Hearts Die were scattered around the large heart.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Spellbinders Heart from January 2018 Die of the Month Kit
  • Impression Obsession Heart of Hearts Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Scalloped Stitched Edge Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Tilted Banners Die
  • Clearly Besotted Type Clear Stamp Set
  • Distress Oxide Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry
  • Hot Pink Silly Winks Glitter Foam Sheet
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Beader Paradise Rose Beads
  • Mikuki Seed Beads Silver Lined Pink and Lilac
  • Martha Stewart Sugar Plum Confetti
  • Martha Stewart Cotton Candy Confetti
  • Copic RV66 to color the edges of the foam tape

Mandala Stencil Birthday Card

I really like how the Simon Says Stamp Mandala Stencil creates some heart shapes in the design.  For this stencil a purple and pink color scheme was used by ink blending Distress Oxide Inks: Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Shaded Lilac, and Spun Sugar.

Once the ink blending was complete the design was run through the Big Shot with a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX.  A dark purple cardstock was found in my stash and cut 1/8″ larger than the focal image and adhered to the back with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts Birthday Messages and was stamped on WorldWin Translucent Vellum with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder.  It was cut into a strip and wrapped around the focal image rectangle and adhered to the back using Scotch Tape.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut with the same rectangle die and added to the back for dimension.  A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Mandala Stencil
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar
  • WorldWin Translucent Vellum
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Purple Cardstock from Stash
  • Ranger Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages Stamp

Medallion Stencil Birthday Card

This is another card made from a Simon Says Stamp detailed stencil.  This time the Medallion Stencil was used and ink blended with Distress Oxide Inks Broken China and Twisted Citron.  I really like the blue/green combination.

The stencil was ink blended twice and the center of the medallion was fussy cut.  The complete stencil background was die cut with a My Favorite Things STAX and the center of the medallion was adhered on top using Darice Sticky Back Foam.  A rectangle of the sticky back foam was added to the rectangle focal image.

An  A2 top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Blue cardstock was found in my stash and cut to cover the entire front of the cardbase and then the stenciled panel was adhered to the front.

The sentiment from My Favorite Things Delicious Birthday was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black in the lower right of the card.  Blue Rhinestone were pulled from my stash and added to add interest to the medallion design.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Medallion Stencil
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Broken China and Twisted Citron
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • My Favorite Things Delicious Birthday Stamp
  • Rhinestones from Stash
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Teal Cardstock from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock