Every two months we have an evening meeting for the women in our church. This month our theme is “Scatter Sunshine.” One of the activities we will be doing is making handmade cards that can be given to someone we know who needs a pick-me-up. Since there are a lot of the women who have never made a handmade card we wanted to be sure some of the cards would be less intimidating, so we have several samples made with patterned paper, stamping a sentiment, and adding a little embellishment.
I thought it would be fun to share some pretty cards that can be made with pattern papers we have in our personal stash of supplies.
For this card the flower and leaves were stamped in VersaMark ink from Simon Says Stamp Handwritten Floral Greetings and embossed with Ranger Gold Embossing Powder. A finger sponge dauber was used to color the center of the flower with Distress Spun Sugar and the leaves with Distress Peeled Paint. For the Martha Steward Butterfly Punch and the Simon Says Stamp Faith die a piece of scrap paper was covered with VersaMark Ink and Ranger Gold Embossing Powder before die cutting/punching. This way they perfectly match the flower and leaves. The word “with” is from Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold and Comfort.
This paper had the same loopy flowers as Simon Says Stamp Heart of Roses die. I used some red cardstock from my stash to die cut the heart, along with Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Love. The patterned paper was run through the Sizzix Big shot with the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables and then backed with some red card stock, which was cut 1/8″ larger. This added a pop of color to the panel and tied in the heart and sentiment. The “sending you” sentiment was stamped with Hero Hues Black from the same stamp set. The patterned paper panel was adhered to the card base with some Fun Foam to add dimension.
For this card red flowers were die cut from Paper Smooches Pocket Wise die set. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Look for the Miracles stamp set and was stamped with VersaMark Ink and embossed with Recollections Snow Embossing Powder. The center of the flowers are Doodlebug Designs Enamel Sprinkles. The patterned paper was run through the Sizzix Big Shot with Simon Says Stamp Bundles of Stitched Shapes and then attached to a card base with Fun Foam to add some dimension.
This card only has some Doodlebug Designs Enamel Sprinkles for the center of the flowers and a sentiment stamped in Hero Hues Black ink from Simon Says Stamp Handwritten Floral Greetings. The paper has a rough surface, so I used the MISTI so the sentiment could be stamped several times. The patterned paper was run through the Sizzix Big Shot with Simon Says Stamp Bundles of Stitched Shapes and then attached to a card base with Fun Foam to add some dimension.
Hope you have fun using some of your pretty patterned paper lying around your craft room.
This clean and simple card could be used for a sympathy card or just to give encouragement to someone who is having a hard time.
This is a simple card that doesn’t take very long to make. I used my Inkadinkado Embossing Buddy to removing any oils from the Canson 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper prior to stamping the rose from Clearly Besotted Happy Everything Stamp with VersaMark Ink. Next I embossed the image with Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder and heat set it with my Marvy Embossing Heat Tool. Embossing the image makes watercoloring quick and easy as it ensures the color stays within the raised lines.
For my palette I have a piece of white cardstock that I have laminated. Using my mini Distress Ink pads I smooshed some Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, Bundled Sage, Crushed Olive onto the palette. I applied the color with my Kuretake Waterbrush.
Once the watercolor panel was completely dry I ran it through my Big Shot with the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles. Because I was stamping on watercolor paper I stamped the sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Friendship Blooms Sentiment Stamp using my MISTI so I could stamp multiple time for a clear impression.
I applied the focal image with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to a Top Folding Gina K. Designs 120# White card base, cut at 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″ and the card was done.
- Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardbase
- Canson 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
- Clearly Besotted Happy Everything Stamp
- Simon Says Stamp Friendship Blooms Sentiment Stamp
- Distress: Bundled Sage, Crushed Olive, Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry
- Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
- Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
- 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
- Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
- Inkadinkado Embossing Buddy
I love creating birthday cards for family. I think about their favorite colors and try to make sure that the card is something they know was made just for them. This card was created for my sister-in-law Hilda. She is a special lady and I wanted her card to be special for her. I used My Favorite Things Mini Modern Blooms and their matching dies to create her card.
Altenew inks make it so easy to be successful with multi-layered images. For these flowers I used the following inks: Deep Iris, Midnight Violet, Lavender Field, Blush, Cotton Candy, Coral Berry, Mango Smoothie, Warm Sunshin, Dark Chocolate, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glade, and Evergreen.
I die cut a panel of Gina K. Designs 120# white cardstock with the largest Lawn Fawns Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles, which adds a lovely detail the edges of the panel. I laid out the flowers on the panel until I liked the way they were arranged. This allowed me to determine where I wanted the sentiment to be stamped, which is from Simon Says Stamp Hello Beautiful. I then glued some of the flowers and leaves to the panel, adhered others with one layer of 3M 1/2″ foam tape, and the last with two layers of foam tape, giving dimension to the bouquet of flowers.
The purple cardstock for the card came from my stock of colored paper. I cut it to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored it at 4 1/4″. I then glued the panel directly to the card base with Tombo Mono Multi Glue. I cut another stitched panel and adhered it to the inside of the card with Elmer’s Glue Runner, added a small flower and leaf to the left corner and stamped the greeting “HAPPY BIRTHDAY, I HOPE YOUR DAY IS FABULOUS” from Papertrey Ink Boutique Borders Birthday stamp set. I scattered a few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh Enchanted Garden and the card was finished.
- Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
- Purple Card Stock
- My Favorite Things Mini Modern Blooms Stamp and Die
- Simon Says Stamp Hello Beautiful Stamp
- Papertrey Ink Boutique Borders Birthday Stamp
- Lawn Fawns Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles Die
- Altenew Inks: Deep Iris, Midnight Violet, Lavender Field, Blush, Cotton Candy, Coral Berry, Mango Smoothie, Warm Sunshin, Dark Chocolate, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glade, and Evergreen
- 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
- Tombo Mono Multi Glue
- Elmer’s Glue Runner
- Pretty Pink Posh Enchanted Garden Sequins
- Sizzix Big Shot