Time to Celebrate You

I really like the Stampers Anonymous Stencils but they are narrow and don’t cover an entire card front, so decided to place it in the center of the cardbase leaving some kraft cardstock showing on the edges.

This stencil has a lot of different old time clocks. I thought it would be great for the sentiment to play off the background, so I went to my Silhouette Cameo and create a sentiment block with the words “Time to Celebrate You” and cut it using the software.

I wanted to have a colorful focal image, but I didn’t want it to be too large, so I pulled out a digi image from Pinterest and sized it to fit. I printed it using registration marks in the Silhouette software onto some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and die cut. I find this easier than fussy cutting a lot of images.

It was then colored with Copic Markers and foam tape was added to the back of both the sentiment and focal image and adhered to the embossed background.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Stampers Anonymous Clockwork Stencil
  • Pinterest Coloring Book Balloon Image
  • Silhouette Word Phrase
  • Copic Markers: R29, R27, R24, R22; YG67, YG17, YG03; B37, B34, B32; V09, V06, V04; YR07, YR04, YR02; Y15, Y13, Y11; Y38, Y35, Y32; YR24, YR23, YR20; E55, E53, E50
  • Distress Ink Vintage Photo
  • Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste
  • Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Kraft Base Weight Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Happy Birthday Handsome

I needed some guy birthday cards and decided to pull out some stencils and use embossing paste with them. I decided to die cut a panel of cardstock using a stitched rectangle and then add the embossing past.

For this card I pulled out Stampers Anonymous Burlap and added embossing paste to a corner. I decided I didn’t want the full rectangle so I pulled out a Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Border Die add matching stitched on the angle.

I decided to use kraft cardstock for the cardbase and stamped the focal image directly onto the base with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink. I have never Copic colored on kraft cardstock and decided to give it a try and really like the way it turned out. I placed the rectangle on the cardbase wot determine where to stamp the image and the sentiment.

What I found out is that kraft cardstock isn’t as think as 120# cardstock I usually use for a cardbase and so the Copic colors blead through, but that was easily fixed my cutting another rectangle of kraft cardstock and adhering it to the inside of the card.

I didn’t like the start white embossed area against the kraft, so I pulled out my regular Distress Antique Linen and ink blended it over the embossing paste and liked the way that looked much better.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Stampers Anonymous Burlap Stencil
  • Art Impressions Birthday Wishes
  • Altenew Layered Cupcake
  • Copic Markers: YR09, YR07, YR04; YG67, YG17, YG03, YG01; E11, E01, E00, R20, R22; E59, E57, E55; E51, E50
  • Distress Ink Antique Linen
  • Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste
  • Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Sandy Beach Ink
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders Die
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Die Cut Flower Border Thank You

This is the last die from the Sizzix Mixed Media set. I like the way the flowers and leaves form a border on the card.

I decided to die cut the border from Neena Classic Crest 80# and then ran it through again with a stitched border die. I use stitched borders on almost all of cards. I love the subtle finished look it gives to a card front.

I wanted some color behind the die cut. This time I pulled out my smallest blending brush and added blue behind the flowers and a blue green behind the leaves. I simply placed the die cut on another piece of cardstock and would determine where it needed color and gently lift it to add what was needed. I think it turned out nice. The two rectangles where adhered together using liquid glue.

The sentiment is a Penny Black Wishes die and was cut from silver mirror cardstock this time. I thought it went better with the colors of this card. It was adhered directly to the focal image rectangle.

Sticky back foam was added to the back of the panel for dimension and it was adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Sizzix Thinlits Mixed Media Dies  662688
  • Penny Black Wishes Die
  • Distress Oxide Inks Faded Jeans and Lucky Clover
  • Recollections Pearls
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen

Die Cut Flower Thank You

This is the second die from the Sizzix Mixed Media set. It is a love flower and leaf die and takes center stage on your card front.

I die cut it from a quarter sheet of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then ran it through again with Penny Black’s Swirly Stitched Rectangle, which adds some great visual interest.

I decided to back the die cut with a colored cardstock. I tried a lot of different colors and finally settled on this pale pink I had in scraps. I used Spectrum Noir’s Clear Sparkle Pen behind the flowers and then adhered the two pieces together with dotliner adhesive.

The sentiment is from Gina K. Designs’ Wrapped in Love. It was stamped in the lower left of the focal image rectangle with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

Sticky back foam was added to the back of the focal image rectangle to add dimension when it was adhered to an A2 top folding cardbase.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Sizzix Thinlits Mixed Media Dies  662688
  • Gina K. Designs Wrapped in Love
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Penny Black Swirly Stitched Rectangle
  • Martha Stewart Pearls
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen

You’re Fabulous – Happy Everything

This is the last card I made recently using the Sizzix Creative Background dies. Gold mirror cardstock was added behind the die cut panel. They were die cut using a stitched rectangle.

For the focal image the rose from Clearly Besotted Happy Everything was stamped and colored using Copic Markers and then cut out with the matching die. Foam tape was added to the back of the die cut for dimension. Before placing the sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

The focal image panel was added to a top folding cardbase and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Clearly Besotted Happy Everything
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Copic Markers: Y19, Y15, Y13; YG67, YG17, YG03
  • Sizzix Creative Background Die
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight and Layering Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Be Creative Double Sided Tape
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle


Beautiful Blooms Happy Birthday

This is the second card made with one of the Sizzix Creative Background dies. This time gold mirror cardstock was added behind the die cut and then it was sized using a stitched rectangle. The rectangle was adhered directly to a top folding A2 cardbase.

For this card I pulled out the LDRS Creative Beautiful Blooms, colored with Copic Markers, and die cut using the Silhouette PIXScan Mat. Foam tape was added to the back of the focal image to add dimension. Before adhering the sentiment was stamped below with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • LDRS Creative Beautiful Blooms
  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles
  • Copic Markers: V17, V15, V12; BV04, BV02, BV01; B24, B23, B21; G46, G24, G21; YG67, YG17, YG03, YG01; RV14, RV13, RV11; YR23, YR21, YR20
  • Sizzix Creative Background Die
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight and Layering Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Be Creative Double Sided Tape
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Peaceful Flowers Enjoy Every Moment

I saw the Sizzix Creative Background dies at Hobby Lobby and thought they might make some interest visual interest on some cards, paired with smaller focal image stamps.

A rectangle was cut using a stitched rectangle. Next one of the small background panels were die cut from the left of the card.

Gina K. Designs Peaceful Florals was stamped and colored with Copic Markers and then cut using the Silhouette Cameo PIXScan Mat. Foam tape was added to the back to add dimension to the image and it was adhered to the right of the decorative panel.

The sentiment was stamped underneath the focal image. Another rectangle was cut to fit behind the decorative panel and the same peachy pink color was used to add color behind the die cut. The focal image rectangle was added to a top folding cardbase.

The final embellishment was to add small pearls to the diamonds of the die cut.

PRODUCTS USED:

Sizzix Creative Background Die

Enjoy Your Day Tool Man

I have some guys in my life who like creating things with tools. When I saw this cute image from Lili of the Valley I needed to buy it. I printed the image with a laser printer on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock. Copic Markers were used to color the image, when that was done it was die cut using a Silhouette Cameo PIXScan Mat.

I wanted a background that would enhance the image and so I pulled out my Sizzix 3D Lumber Texture Plate. I ran some Gina K. Designs Warm Cocoa Ink across the embossed panel.

3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the image die cut to add dimension to the card. I only had a small space for a sentiment so I decided to use a circle die to place in the upper left of the card front.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lili Of The Valley The Work Bench
  • Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel Sentiments
  • Copic Markers: E57, E55, E53; E11, E01, E00; E29, E27, E25; E37, E35, E33, E31, E30; E43, E42, E41, E40; B37, B34, B32; Yg67, Yg17, Yg05, Yg03; C5, C4, C3, C2, C1, C0
  • Versamark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • Sizzix 3d Texture Plate Lumber
  • Hero Arts Infinity Circle Dies
  • 3m ½” Foam Tape
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
    Gina K. Designs Base Weight Kraft Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs Warm Cocoa Ink

Woven Distress Background You’re a Classic

The cars in Honey Bee Stamps Car Show make great masculine cards. This time I decided to stamp the Corvette with Ink On 3 Fade Out Ink and color it red with Copic Markers. Once the color was complete I restamped it with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with Silver Embossing Powder.

Honey Bee Stamps You’re a Classic are the perfect pairing for these classic cars. They come with dies to cutout the sentiment. I stamped the first in Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink and the secondary sentiment with her Red Hot ink.

I wanted something to add focal interest behind the card and decided on Sizzix’s Woven 3D Embossing Folder. I first cut a rectangle of silver mirror cardstock and then ran it through the Big Shot to add the embossing. Next it was distressed with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and then matted with Gina K. Designs Base Weight Red Hot Cardstock. The cardbase is Gina K.’s Onyx Black Cardstock. I’m happy with the way it turned out.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Honey Bee Stamps Car Show
  • Honey Bee Stamps You’re a Classic
  • Copic Markers: R39, R29, R27, R24; C9, C8, C5, C3; B00, B000, YR23, YR20
  • Gina K. Designs Red Hot and Amalgam Ink
  • Sizzix Woven 3D Embossing Folder
  • VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Hero Arts Detailed Clear Embossing Powder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Onyx Black and Red Hot Base Weight Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Black Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Gone Fishing – It’s Your Day – Celebrate

I’m always looking for good images for masculine cards and ran across this Gone Fishing stamp from Whimsy Stamps. I know a lot of fishermen and thought it would make a great card.

I stamped this image with Memento Tuxedo Black because I planned to color it with Copic Markers. Once the coloring was done I decided to make a smaller rectangle die cut so that I could add a wood embossed background using Sizzix’s Lumber 3D Embossing Folder. I ran Distress Oxide Vintage Photo Ink over the embossing to bring out the look of the wood. I matted it on a dark chocolate rectangle and then adhered it to a kraft cardbase.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Whimsy Stamps Gone Fishing
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Copic Markers: E59, E57, E55; E17, E13, E11; E29, E27, E25; E37, E35, E33; B26, B24, B23; BG01, BG000, BG0000; YR24, YR23, YR21, Y32, Y21; W5, W3, W1; G99, G94, G24; YG97, YG93, YG91; YG67, YG17, YG03
  • Sizzix 3D Texture Lumber
  • Distress Oxide Vintage Photo Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Gina K. Designs Kraft and Dark Chocolate Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive