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

Striped Alcohol Ink Background Birthday Balloon Bouquet

This is the second card I created using a more controlled application of Ranger Alcohol Inks.  This is done by using  a Ranger Felt Pad, loading it with the alcohol inks and blending solution and dragging across the Yupo Paper in a diagonal.  They are so striking that a simple die cut really make a lovely card.

Yupo Paper is usually 5″ x 7″ in size, which give you a little room to select the best section of the background to use for your card. Once it was dry it was run through the Big Shop with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle. Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger and the two were adhered together using Be Creative Tape.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock. Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the background for dimension and adhered to the cardbase with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The Simon Says Stamp Birthday Balloon Die was cut from Mirror Cardstock and adhered directly to the alcohol inked background with Ranger Collage Medium.

The word “happy” from the Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy stamp and die and again three times from white cardstock. They were adhered together using Ranger Collage Medium. The secondary sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder directly below the “happy” die cut.

A simple card design, but with that beautiful background it is really striking.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Balloon Bouquet Die
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Die
  • Winnie & Walter Sentiment Birthday
  • Ranger Alcohol Inks: Cranberry, Sunshine Yellow, Gold Mixative
  • Ranger Yupo Paper
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Golden Yellow and Coral Cardstock from Stash
  • Ranger Collage Medium
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX

Rainbow Happy Masculine Birthday

I am really happy the way this card turned out.  I decided to my new Simon says Stamp Stitched Alphabet stamp set and used rainbow colors for the word “Happy.”  It made a great masculine card.

I colored the letters with Copic Markers (R29, R27, R24; YR09, YR07, YR04; Y18, Y15, Y13; YG17, YG03, YG01; B26, B24, B21).  Since this stamp set does not have matching dies I fussy cut around each letter and added 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape for dimension.

I die cut a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle die.  I wanted to place the word on an angle and decided on a strip of black cardstock for the secondary greeting, which was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.   I added a thin strip of foam tape so that the letters could tuck behind it.

I wasn’t happy with the way it look and so I decided to cut more strips of black paper in varying widths and adhere them randomly.  I liked that much betters, but didn’t like some of the spacing and so I took a Pigma Macron Archival Pen 05 and 01 to add lines and dashes and really like how it turned out.

An A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock and the focal rectangle was adhered with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

Butterfly Birthday Wishes

I really love this Butterflies stencil from Simon Says Stamp.  It was a very simple card to create and I love the way it turned out.

I die cut a rectangle with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle Die.  I placed the stencil and taped it to the back of the rectangle.  I used finger daubers to add different colored Distress Oxide Ink in Broken China, Twisted Citron, and Squeezed Lemonade. The sentiment from Gina K. Designs Various Verses was stamped with Broken China Oxide Ink.

I decided to mat the rectangle with some blue cardstock I had in my scraps and adhered the two together with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back and then it was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

As a final embellishment different colored pearls were scattered on the cardstock following the line the of the butterflies.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Butterflies 6 x 6 Stencil
  • Gina K. Designs Various Verses
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Teal Cardstock from Stash
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Broken China, Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX

 

 

Dresden China Birthday Cards

These are the last two cards that I made with the Jillian Vance Dresden China Quilt Die.  This time I decided to stamp my own patterned paper using the Simon Says Stamp Kaleidoscope Leaves Background Die.  One was stamped with Simon Fog Ink and the other with Memento Summer Sky.

These were very easy cards to make.  I stamped the background and then die cut the images using an A2 My Favorite Things Stitched Rectange STAX die.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller and adhered to the back.  I die cut the quilt from colored cardstock that was backed with Be Creative Tape and then removed the backing and adhered it to the card front.  For one of the cards I used a die cut sentiment and for the other I stamped it on the same colored cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.

PRODUCTS USED CARD #1:

  • Jillian Vance Dresden China Quilt Block
  • Simon Says Stamp Kaleidoscope Leaves Background Stamp
  • Simon Say Stamp Fog Ink
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • BasicGrey Knee High Cat’s Cradle Cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Birthday Border
  • Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Pretty Pink Post Clear Droplets
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Elizabeth Craft Design 6 X 6 Double Sided Tape

PRODUCTS USED CARD #2

  • Jillian Vance Dresden China Quilt Block
  • Simon Says Stamp Kaleidoscope Leaves Background Stamp
  • Memento Summer Sky Ink
  • Sugarpea Designs Celebrate All The Things
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • My Mind’s Eye Wild Asparagus Baby Boy Circles/Blue Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Elizabeth Craft Design 6 X 6 Double Sided Tape
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • My Favorite Things Sentiment Die
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder

Watercolored Mother’s Day Card 3

I was asked to help the 12 and 13 year-old girls in my church make cards for the mothers.  I decided to use a watercolor medium.  I stamped the images on Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and then embossed it with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  This creates wells where they could only watercolor a small portion of the image at a time and it wouldn’t run into another section of the flower or leaves.  I created several card as example so they could make a selection on what they wanted to use for their mothers.  There are two cards using this stamp from Simon Says Stamp called Bouquet of Thanks, how appropriate for Mother’s Day.  These are the third example cards.

CARD 1:  I added some color at the base of a petal with a ZIG Clean Real Brush Markers 024 Wine, 044 Deep Green, 036 Light Blue and then pulled the color throughout using a watercolor brush and water. Once the watercoloring was dry I ran it through the Big Shot with the Pretty Pink Posh Winnie & Walter Audrey Essentials Rectangle Die.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back for added dimension.

The sentiment is a combination of stamping and die cutting. The stamped sentiment from Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves was stamped on a scrap of pink cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder using Marvy Embossing Tool. It was cut into a then strip and 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape. The Mom word was cut from mirror cardstock using the Lawn Fawn Cole’s ABC Die and adhered to the lower left of the card and the sentiment was adhered above.

A side folding cardbase was made from pink cardstock in my stash. The focal image was adhered to the front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  Raspberry Sequins were added to the font with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

CARD 2:  This card was essentially the same with a little different because Distress Inks  Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn, Broken China were used for watercoloring and the Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Rectangle Die was used to cut the image.  Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets were added for visual interest and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED CARD 1:

  • Simon Says Stamp Bouquet of Thanks
  • Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves
  • SugarPea Designs Mom Words Die
  • ZIG Clean Brush Markers: 024 Wine, 044 Deep Green, 036 Light Blue
  • Pretty Pink Posh Watermelon and Sweetheart Mix Sequins
  • Gina K. Designs Onyx Black Base Weight Cardstock
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Winnie & Walter Audrey Essentials Die

PRODUCTS USED CARD 2:

  • Simon Says Stamp Bouquet of Thanks
  • Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves
  • Lawn Fawn Cole’s ABC Dies
  • Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn, Broken China
  • Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets
  • Gina K. Designs Onyx Black Base Weight Cardstock
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Cardstock
  • Pink Cardstock from Stash
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

 

Tarnished Metal Mechanics Birthday

On Splitcoaststampers.com this week’s featured stamper is Donna and I was inspired by one of her creations called Metallic Masculine Birthday found at: https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2865710?&cat=500&ppuser=12992.  I decided to try my hand at a similar card using the new Sizzix 3-D Mechanics Texture Plate, embossing it on silver mirror cardstock and giving it a good tarnish with StazOn Onyx Black Ink.

I die cut a rectangle of Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock with the largest My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Sizzix 3-D Mechanics Embossing Folder.  These new embossing folder give such a deep impression and are amazing.  I took StazOn Onyx Black Ink and ran it across the surface until all the raised areas of the embossing were covered with black ink.

I didn’t want the sentiment to take away from the wonderful background and so a circle of Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock was cut using a My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX die.  The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Detailed Silver Embossing Powder.  The circle was adhered directly to the mirror cardstock at the center of one of the gears using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Black Fun Foam cut 1/8″ smaller than the rectangle was added to the back of the focal image.  A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock and the embossed rectangle was adhered to the card front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Sizzix Alterations 3-D Texture Fades Mechanics Embossing Folder
  • Simon Says Stamp Best Ever
  • StazOn Jet Black Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Black Onyx Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • Black Fun Foam
  • Be Creative Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

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