Beautiful Heart With Sympathy

I learned in a Christmas card that a friend of mine lost her mother recently so I decided to make her a sympathy card. I pulled out my Altenew Beautiful Heart stamp set and paired it with a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Bouquet of Thanks. This is a layering stamp and I decided to use a gray ink for the outline. I took the mini ink cubes used on the stamp and created diagonal stripes for the background. It turned out pretty.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Beautiful Heart
  • Simon Says Stamp Bouquet of Thanks
  • Gina K. Designs Dusty Rose and Innocent Pink Ink
  • Altenew Industrial Diamond, Parrot, and Bamboo Ink
  • Altenew Watercolor Stripes Cover Die
  • Pentel Sunburst Metallic Silver Gel Pen
  • Ranger Silver Stickles
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen

Sunset on the Lake – Enjoy Your Day

This is the second card I made using Penny Black’s On the Lake. This time I wanted the scene to be a sunset. I stamped the image with Versa Fine Onyx Black Ink and heat set it with clear embossing powder. I added a circle of full adhesive post-it for the moon and I used different shade of yellow for most of the sky, preserving only a little bit of blue at the top. The lake was ink blended with different shades of blue Distress Oxide Inks. I decided to have a red moon and used the negative circle die cut post-it to color it with different red oxide inks.

The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I added several layers of white and black mats behind the image and adhered them all to a white cardstock base.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black On the Lake
  • Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Birthday
  • Versa Fine Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Scattered Straw, Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Aged Mahogany, Candied Appel, Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean
  • Laromni Blending Brushes
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs Onyx Black Base Weight Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Hero Arts Circle Infinity Die
  • Post-it Full Adhesive Note
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Only the Best for Your Birthday

I saw this beautiful scene stamp from Penny Black and thought it would make great masculine birthday cards. My husband’s favorite color is blue, and I know a lot of other men like that color as well so I decided to use various blues for the color scheme for this card.

I stamped the image StazOn Midnight Blue Ink and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. This allows you to ink blend over the image, preserving the intensity of the stamping.

I cut a circle from a full adhesive post-it note and placed it where I wanted the moon to be in the image. I then ink blended the lake and sky with different blue Distress Oxide Inks and then removed the post-it circle.

The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black On the Lake
  • Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Birthday
  • StazOn Midnight Blue Ink
  • VersaMark Embossing Pen
  • Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean
  • Laromni Blending Brushes
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs In the Navy Base Weight Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Hero Arts Circle Infinity Die
  • Post-it Full Adhesive Note

Happy Birthday Alcohol Ink Background

I had an extra rectangle of hot pink alcohol ink cardstock waiting to be used. I decided to die cut the Poppy Stamps Happy Birthday Background and add the hot pink panel behind it. It needed a little something extra so I pulled out the cupcake from Simon Says Stamp’s Birthday Circle and die cut it from both white cardstock and hot pink glitter cardstock and adhered it to the bottom left of the card front.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Poppy Stamps Happy Birthday Background
  • Simon Says Stamp Birthday Circle
  • Leftover Alcohol Ink Background in Pink and Silver
  • Paper Studio Glitter Hot Pink Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 110# White Cardstock
  • Kirkland Glossy Photo Paper
  • Ranger Alcohol Inks
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive

Beautiful Daisies Happy Birthday

I pulled out this die set from My Favorite Things called Plentiful Petals. The leaves are from Altenew’s Peony Dream 3D dies. My flower dies don’t cut well unless I use a metal shim, and because I used Bristol Smooth Cardstock they needed the extra pressure. I watercolor the flowers with Altenew’s 36 Pan Watercolor set. I rarely add splatters to my images, but I really like the way it turned out adding splatters of all the colors used to color the flowers, along with some FineTec gold watercolor.

To assemble I added foam tape between the flower layers, added gold mirror flower centers and added them to the top left of a cardbase. For added visual interest I had die cut and adhered Simon Says Stamp’s Triangle Pattern Background to the card front.

The sentiment was die cut from gold mirror cardstock. I used KB Riley’s Happy Birthday die, but I only wanted the word “Happy” so I fussy cut it away from the birthday. Added a secondary sentiment stamped on black cardstock and heat embossed gold.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Plentiful Petals Dies
  • Altenew Peony Dream 3D Dies (Leaves) Die
  • KB Riley Happy Birthday Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Triangle Pattern Background Die
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Onyx Black Base Weight Cardstock
  • Altenew 36 Pan Watercolors: Cotton Candy, Coral Berry, Forest Glades, Frayed Leaf, Citrus Burst, Fresh Lemon
  • FineTec M600 630 Arabic Gold
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Cheery Flower Happy Birthday

I really like this circle of flowers from Memory Box. It makes a quick and easy card. I wanted to add visual interest to the background behind the circle so I stamped Simon Says Stamp’s You Matter Background in a matching pink ink. Add some foam tape behind the die cut, colored it with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers, added a pretty gold sentiments with a pink secondary stamped greetings and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Honey Bee Birthday Die
  • Memory Box Cheery Flower Collage Die
  • Simon Says Stamp You Matter Background
  • Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Birthday
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 028 Pale Pink, 021 Light Carmine, 953 Yellow Green, 041 Light Green
  • Gina K. Designs Innocent Pink Ink
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Loopy Rose Happy Birthday

It never ceases to amazing me how different people like different things. I created this card and it definitely was not one of my favorites, but when I showed it to a friend, along with some other cards I created, it was her fav. Makes me stop and think that I someone who receives this card will like it. It is bright and colorful using ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers on Bristol Smooth cardstock.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Single Roses Die
  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles
  • Gina K. Designs Tangerine Twist Ink
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 047 May Green, 045 Pale Green, 023 Scarlet Red, 070 Orange, 052 Bright Yellow
  • Spellbinders Fancy Edged Ovals
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Vintage Truck Birthday

You can find the best images from digi coloring sites. I found this vintage truck and balloons from BulkColor.com. I pulled them into my Silhouette and merged the two images together and then printed it and then colored with Copic Markers. Since I had printed the image with registration marks I could send it through the Silhouette to cut around the image and adhered it to a card front. For the background for the image I used Simon Says Stamp You Matter Background Stamp. Love the way it turned out and it made a great guy birthday card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • BulkColor.com Dodge Pickup
  • Simon Says Stamp You Matter Background
  • Poppy Stamps Birthday Blowout
  • Copic Markers: C10, C9, C8, C7, C6, C5, C4, C3, C2, C1; R46, R24, R14, R02; B99, B97, B95, B93; YG67, YG17, YG23, YG03; Y26, Y23, Y21; B000, B0000
  • Simon Says Stamp Barely Beige Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Signo Uniball White Gel Pen
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs Faded Brick Base Weight Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Ivory Base Weight Cardstock
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen Clear
  • Silhouette PIXScan Mat

Beautiful Flowers 2 Congratulations

I needed a wedding card and decided to use the very large flower arrangement in Simon Says Stamp’s Beautiful Flower 2. Because of it’s size I decided to use a #10 envelope and sized the cardbase to fit. I added a strip of gold and white foiled paper to the bottom and love the way it turned out.

Products Used:

  • Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers 2
  • Simon Says Stamp Congratulations
  • Copic Markers: G24, G21, G20; R85, R83, R81
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs 120# and 80# White Cardstock
  • Craft Smith Gold Foil 12×12 Paper Pad
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Be Creative Double Sided Tape

Dotted Wish Big Cupcake

From the previous card that I made I decided to use the negative dots and create a background by adding small foam dots behind each polka dot and adhering them to a white panel. In keeping with the rainbow theme I stamped the cupcake on Bristol Smooth Cardstock and watercolored it with the same Distress Oxide Inks. The sentiment is a die from My Favorite Things.

Products Used:

  • My Favorite Things Wish Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Hello You
  • China Polka Dot Background
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Candied Apple, Ripe Persimmon, Fossilized Amber, Mowed Lawn, Faded Jeans, Seedless Preserves
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen
  • Foam Dots from Stash
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock