Rainbow Butterfly Birthday Card

Every week at Splitcoaststampers.com they have a featured stamper.  I was selected to be one last year and it was an honor.  This weeks featured stamper is nerdybeth.  Typically you select one of the FS card to showcase and design and used it to inspire you to create a similar card.  I chose to case https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2745486?&cat=500&ppuser=157841 where she used rainbow colored butterflies.  For my card I pulled out my Simon Says Stamp Butterflies Stencil.

It was a simple card to create.  I used Distress Oxide Inks to sponge the butterflies using a finger dauber onto some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.  Crystal Stickles was used to add some sparkle.  Different colored sequins were scattered in the areas where the stencil had small dots.  I decided to stamp the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Best Ever with Picked Raspberry Oxide Ink to add that touch of pink.  To finish the card I die cut it using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle, added some Darice Sticky Back Foam to the back of the panel and adhered it to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  A clean and simple card, but a rainbow punch of color.

Products Used:

  • Simon Says Stamp Butterflies Stencil
  • Simon Says Stamp Best Ever
  • Distress Oxide: Candied Apple/Barn Door, Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feather, Blueprint Sketch, Dusty Concord/Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Stickles Crystal

Birthday Cupcake Circle

I had some leftover background paper that was created using Kodak Glossy Photo Paper, Distress Oxide Inks, and Ranger Distress Micro Glaze that I had used for leaves in a previous card.  I couldn’t let it go to waste, so I die cut the remainder into a circle and added the Simon Says Stamp Birthday Cake die to the front.  In the end I added three layers of the word circle and the cupcake for a little added dimension.

I wanted to add a little more visual interest so I die cut two more circles from coordinating green cardstock I had on hand, each a little larger than the previous circle.  I added Darice Sticky Back Foam behind each for added dimension and adhered it to a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock, which was die cut using the largest My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle Die.  An A2 top folding cardbase made from some of the green cardstock and the focal image rectangle was adhered to the front.  There was a lot of white space at the bottom of the card and so I cut thin strips from the remaining background and adhered them underneath the focal image circle.

A quick and easy card made from scraps on hand.

Products Used:

  • Simon Says Stamp Birthday Circle
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Peeled Paint, Bundles Sage, Lucky Clover
  • Ranger Distress Micro Glaze
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangles
  • Kodak 4” x 6” Glossy Photo Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Green Cardstock from Stash
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive

Color Burst Strips Happy Day

I had made several cards using watercolor background created with Ken Oliver Color Burst Watercolor Powder.   I cut those background down with some rectangle dies and had a lot of strips of watercolor remaining.  This is the second card where I decided to tape the strips together to create another background.   This time the color combination was blues and purples.

I used some Post-it Tape to hold the strips of watercolor paper together and then die cut it using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.  Since this color combination is more feminine to me I decided to add the rectangle to Gina Marie Designs’ Blossom Lace Die.

The background is so colorful I wanted to keep the rest of the elements on the card pretty simple. I love the way white die cuts look against a really bright and colorful background so I decided to use Simon Says Stamp’s Balloon Bouquet and Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy dies. I cut them three times from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and glued them together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive and then glued it to the watercolor strips rectangle with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the watercolor panel and adhered it to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the card was done.

Easy to create, but really beautiful because of that pretty watercolor background.

Products Used:

  • Simon Says Stamp Balloon Bouquet Die
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy
  • Ken Oliver Color Burst Fuchsia, Turquoise, Violet
  • Canson XL Watercolor 140# Cold Press Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Gina Marie Designs Blossom Lace Die
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder

Have a Beautiful Day Dear Sister

My baby sister had a birthday this month.  Her favorite color is blue and so I knew I wanted to create something with that as the predominate color, however, I always like to add a complimentary color as well.  I had seen a card where someone took the Power Poppy Countryside Bouquet, turned it a little, and let it flow off the  page.  I decided to give that a try and really like the way it turned out.

I have this stamp in the digital format.  I wanted to have a no line coloring look and so I changed the lines to gray and printed it on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.  I colored the image with Copic Markers (colors listed below)  I decided to add a soft yellow background around the image.

Once the coloring was completed I die cut it to size using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller and adhered to the back.

The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Day and was stamped using Memento Gray Flannel Ink.  The panel was then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from navy blue cardstock I had in my stash.  As a final embellishment I punched a butterfly from light blue cardstock using the Martha Stewart 3 Butterflies Punch.  Accented the ended with Copic Markers and added Stickles Crystal to the edges of the butterfly and the center of the flowers.

Products Used:

  • Power Poppy Countryside Bouquet Digi Stamp
  • Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Day
  • Copic Markers: B24, B23, B21; B39, B28, B24; RV13, RV21, RV10; YR23, Y08, Y06, Y11, Y02; Y00 0; G24, G21; YG03, YG63, YG67; G46, G43
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen Clear
  • Stickles Crystal
  • Martha Stewart 3 Butterflies Punch
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Memento Gray Flannel Ink
  • Brother Ink Jet Printer
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

MFT Summer School Primary Colors HB2U Balloons

I decided to try Distress Oxide Inks to create  a ink blended background with primary colors.  You have to be very careful when doing this because you need to overlap a little for a smooth blended background, but of course they can turn into different colors where they meet.  I was able to cover up the little big of green that was created when the yellow and blue met with the My Favorite Things Chevron Coverup Die.

I added Darice Sticky Back Foam to a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and die cut the coverup die.  I love the way the white chevron coverup really lets the primary colors pop and the foam backing adds some dimension.

For a sentiment I decided to use My Favorite Things Party Balloons.  You can stamp the balloons with some sentiments, but I wanted to have ink blended balloons to match the background.  So, I decided to die cut my sentiment from My Favorite Things Little Upper Case from Neena Classic Crest and adhered them to the balloons with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  For balloon strings I used Lawn Fawns Party Balloons and My Favorite Things Balloon Shaker Window.

The coverup background was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The blue balloon was adhered directly to the coverup with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the sentiment balloons were adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  Ranger Multi Medium Matte was used to adhered the balloon strings.  The oxide inks must not have been completely dry and so there were a few small smudges of color on the white chevron background, so I pulled out Simon Says Stamp Moonstone Sequins and strategically placed them to cover them up and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • My Favorite Things Little Upper Case Dies
  • My Favorite Things Party Balloons Dies
  • My Favorite Things Chevron Coverup
  • Lawn Fawn Party Balloons Dies
  • My Favorite Things Shaker Balloon Die
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Wild Honey, Broken China, Candied Apple
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Moonstone Sequins
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

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

 

Beautiful Flower Birthday

I’ve had this stamp set for a month and hadn’t used it yet, but thought it would make some really pretty blue and red flowers for the Splitcoaststampers color challenge this week of red, white, and blue.

I stamped it on Bristol Smooth Cardstock with VersaFine Ink and heat embossed it with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  When you watercolor it is hard to keep a red color from turning pink, but the Zig Markers are a little easier to keep the intensity of the color.  Really like the way it turned out.

I couldn’t find an open stop where I liked the sentiment placement, either to high or in a awkward spot, so I stamped it on vellum with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed it with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder and wrapped it around the image.

I die cut the image with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle, added foam to the back, and adhered it to the front of a blue cardbase.  I really like the way it turned out.

Products Used:

  • Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers
  • Altenew Beautiful Day
  • Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Paper Accents Medium Weight Vellum
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 022 Carmine Red, 030 Blue, 044 Deep Green, 046 Mid Green
  • Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Be Creative Tape
  • Scotch Tape

Red Poppy Birthday Wishes

This digital poppy stamp is from Just Inkline.  I like the way it is a corner image.  Makes a pretty clean and simple card.

I printed the image on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a laser jet printer and then colored it with Copic Markers (R39, R29, R17; YR24, YR23; YG99, YG95, YG93; C7, C9, C10).  I die cut the images with a Simon Says Stamp Double Stitched Rectangle and then matted it with some black cardstock cut 1/8″ larger.  Both were adhered together with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back.

The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Birthday Flowers with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The focal image rectangle was then adhered to the cardbase with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  Clear Wink of Stella was added to the poppy and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Just Inkline Corner Poppy Digital Stamp
  • Simon Says Stamp Birthday Flowers
  • Simon Says Stamp Double Stitched Rectangles
  • Copic Markers: R39, R29, R17; YR24, YR23; YG99, YG95, YG93; C7, C9, C10
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Silhouette PIXScan Mat to Cut Image
  • Wink of Stella Clear

Patterned Paper Hello

Patterned papers can make some really pretty cards. These two cards were made from the same cardstock with different vellum and glitter cardstock embellishments.

The paper used is from the Paper Studio Antiquity 12″ x 12″ Paper Pack.  I cut a strip 4 1/2 x 12 of each paper and then die cut them using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX die.  I wanted them to have a diagonal visual interest and so I pulled out my Lawn Fawn Stitched Border Die to die cut the angle, this ensured that edge would have stitched detail as well.  To separate the two patterns of paper a thin strip of Bronze Paper Studio Glittered Cardstock was adhered on the diagonal edge with Be Creative Tape.  I find this works best when adhering glittered cardstock.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock.  The Patterned Paper was adhered to the front with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

For card #1 I die cut the My Favorite Things Plentiful Petals dies from Ivory Vellum and adhered them together with a little Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive in the center.  This would be covered up the by center of the flower, which was cut from the bronze glitter cardstock.  For added dimension a decorative bronze gemstone was added to the center of the flower.  It was adhered the card front with liquid glue.

Simon Says Stamp Painted Hello was die cut from the glitter cardstock, and another three time from scraps of ivory cardstock, adhered together with liquid glue and then adhered to the card front.

For card #2 I die cut Simon Says stamp Calliope Flourish twice from both vellum and glitter cardstock.  They were adhered together by adding liquid glue to the center of the flower and adhering them together a little off set, with the vellum on top.  The flourish was then adhered with liquid glue along the diagonal.  Gold Rhinestones from my stash were added to the center of the flowers to add visual interest and hide the liquid glue.

This time the Simon Says Stamp Painted Hello was adhered to the bottom right of the card front.

PRODUCTS USED CARD 1:

  • My Favorite Things Plentiful Petals
  • Simon Says Stamp Painted Hello
  • The Paper Studio Antiquity Paper Pack
  • The Paper Studio Glittered Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • The Paper Studio Ivory Vellum
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Be Creative Tape

PRODUCTS USED CARD 2:

  • Simon Says Stamp Calliope Flourish
  • Simon Says Stamp Painted Hello
  • The Paper Studio Antiquity Paper Pack
  • The Paper Studio Glittered Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • The Paper Studio Ivory Vellum
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Be Creative Tape

Alcohol Ink Marbled Background Hello 2

This is the second hello card I made with an alcohol marbled background.  This time I pounced the ink on with the Ranger Blending Felt.  It gives a little different look, but still striking.

Cranberry, Sunshine Yellow, Gold Mixative, and the blending solution were added to the felt pad and then pounced on the Yupo Paper until it was blended to your liking.  Once it way dry it was cut with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX die and adhered directly to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

As with the other card, the background is so pretty you want to keep the sentiment to a minimum.  The Simon Says Stamp Painted Hello was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock, and an additional three time from a scrap of red cardstock.  All were adhered together using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  It was adhered to the front of the card with the same adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Painted Hello
  • My Favorite Things – Happy Hellos
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX
  • Gina K. Designs Passionate Pink Ink
  • Ranger Alcohol Inks: Cranberry, Sunshine Yellow, Gold Mixative
  • Ranger Yupo Paper
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Red Cardstock from Stash
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte