Joy to the World Ink Blended Edges

This time I decided to use only Altenew Inks to ink blend the edges to the “Joy” panel and like it much better. I think this is the card I am going to create for this year’s Christmas card.

Products Used:

  • Spellbinder Joy Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas
  • Altenew Inks: Jet Black and Velvet
  • Copic Markers: R89, G46, YG99
  • Gina K. Designs Cranberry Tart Base Weight Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Brushed Gold Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Cranberry Tart Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Joy to the World Oxide Blended Edges

This time I decided not to use the background word stamp. I wanted to set off the “Joy” panel from the cardbase and so I ink blended it with Distress Oxide Inks, but it was too muted for my taste, so I also used some Altenew Inks and like it much better.

Products Used:

  • Spellbinder Joy Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Barn Door and Candied Apple
  • Altenew Inks: Jet Black and Velvet
  • Copic Markers: R89, G46, YG99
  • Paper Accents Brushed Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Glitter Carstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Cranberry Tart Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Joy to the World Red and Gold

I usually make several renditions of my Christmas cards before I finally settle on one. This time I made the card the same as the previous one, but with a red background. At first I added red rhinestones, but it still needed something more and so once again I colored it with Copic Markers, but only the leaves and poinsettias.

Products Used:

  • Spellbinder Joy Die
  • Hero Arts Noel Prints Background
  • Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers: G46, YG99, R89
  • Paper Accents Brushed Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Red Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Whisper Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Cranberry Tart Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Red Rhinestones from Stash

Joy to the Word Cream, Red and Gold

This is another card loosely based on a card by Nicole Spohr. I cannot take the time to die cut all the leaves, branches, and poinsettias when I’m mass producing my Christmas Cards. At first I left it plain, but it just needed something more, so I pulled out my Copic Markers and colored them instead. Much faster than die cutting everything.

Products Used:

  • Spellbinder Joy Die
  • Hero Arts Noel Prints Background
  • Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers: G46, YG99, R89
  • Paper Accents Brushed Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Red Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Whisper Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Cranberry Tart Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Red Rhinestones from Stash

Scalloped Edge Garden Picks Happy Birthday

I recently was going through all my dies to determine which I should get rid of and pass on to another crafter to enjoy. I realized that I hadn’t used the edge dies that came in the Spellbinders Small Die of the Month for February 2019 and decided I should give them a try before I decided if I wanted to give them away. I think the lacey scallop is pretty and went searching from patterned paper that would look good with it. When I found this pretty paper with its pink roses I decided to add some 3D flowers from Altenew’s Garden Picks. Love the way it turned out.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Birthday Greetings
  • Spellbinders Small Die of the Month February 2019
  • Altenew Garden Pick 3D
  • Authentique Classique Pretty Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Pink and Green Cardstock from Scraps
  • Celebrate It Cross Grain Ribbon Black with White Stitching
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink

Celebrate with Cake Happy Birthday

I saw Tina from Cards and Coffee Time use this die from Spellbinders and knew that it would be perfect for making birthday and wedding cards. My design is similar to hers with the addition of some candles.

Products Used:

  • Spellbinders  Celebrate with Cake Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Handwritten Happy Birthday Die
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Festive Berries, Candied Apple, Abandoned Coral, Peeled Paint
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Small Gold Brads from Stash
  • WeR Memory Keepers Flower Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Be Creative Double Sided Tape
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Mandala Hello

I’ve had this Spellbinder’s stamp for a while and wasn’t sure how to use it. I decided to inset it into a circle die cut. I really like the way it pulls the eye to the pretty mandala design.

Products Used:

  • Spellbinders Mandala Blossoms
  • Paper Smooches Scripty Sayings
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Zig Real Brush Watercolor Markers: 040 Green, 067 Mustard, 031 Cobalt Blue, 021 Light Carmine, 046 Mid Green
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Deep Blue Green Cardstock from Stash
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Carstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Polka Dot Organza Ribbon from Stash

Enjoy the Journey Masculine Birthday

I love the look of blue and brown. This blue gingham paper with brown ink and accents make for a clean and simple masculine birthday card. The sentiment by Tim Holtz is one we should all remember.

Products Used:

  • Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous The Journey
  • Spellbinders Nested Medallion Labels Die
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Wild Asparagus Blue Gingham Cardstock
  • Blue and Brown Cardstock from Scraps
  • 3M ½” Foam Tap
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangles
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

You’re the Star of the Day

I recently purchase Altenew’s Molded Lines Stencil.  I really like out the lines are on a curve.  It reminded me of the trails of light to a shooting star and so I decided to create a birthday using a heart star die cut.

I ink blended the stencil onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with yellow Distress Oxide Inks.  When the ink was dry I die cut the panel using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle and added Darice Sticky Back Foam to the back for dimension.  It was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

In my stash of papers I had some gold glitter foam and decided to use it to die cut my star using the largest Spellbinders Stars Five Die.  Since it already had dimension I was adhered directly to the card front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

I didn’t have a sentiment that went with the star theme and so I created one using Microsoft Word.  Cut it into a thin strip and adhered it to the card front with liquid adhesive and the card was done.

Very quick and easy card.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Molded Lines Stencil
  • Spellbinders Stars Five Die
  • Antiqua Caps and Book Antiqua Fonts for Sentiment
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey
  • Gold Glitter Craft Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# and 120# Solar White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Let Freedom Ring

This card was created as inspired by Splitcoaststampers card layout design for this week.  Since it was the week of July 4th I decided to pull out this cute image from La-La Land Crafts called Saluting Luka.  I am so grateful for all those men and women who dedicate their lives to keep America and the world free.  This is in honor of them.

I revised the layout slightly with the placement of the small rectangles/square. I cut the three rectangle/square elements of the card from Gina K. Designs Kraft Cardstock.  I used My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangles and Avery Elle’s Double Pierced Square dies.  I had to elongate the square to make a rectangle, and the A2 rectangle needed to be elongated as well so that it would align with the other two elements.

I stamped Luka on some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  He was colored using Copic Markers (listed below).  I used my Silhouette PIXScan mat to scan and cut around the image.  I placed the image onto the paper side of Darice Sticky Back Foam and traced around it, fussy cut it just smaller than the trace, and adhered it to the back of the image for added dimension.  Luka was the focal image and was placed on the long rectangle and adhered with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  For the banner across the bottom I decided to use a stars banner from Stampin’ Up/Sizzix Mini Treat Bag out of red cardstock and back it with gold glitter cardstock.  I added a small square of foam to each end and placed it across the bottom of Luka.

I searched online to find another image that would compliment Luka and found this really cute patriotic eagle holding an American Flag created by MarinaNeira.  I saved the image, uploaded it into the Silhouette Cameo, traced around the image and cut it out to add to the lower elongated rectangle.

For the upper square I die cut a Spellbinders Stars Five out of gold glitter cardstock and added one of the red stars leftover from the banner.  I scatter the three of the remaining small red hearts around the eagle.

For the sentiment I pulled out Dare 2B Artzy’s My Hero stamp set and stamped it in the lower right of the card with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I decided to add some score lines between the images and the sentiment and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • La-La Land Crafts Saluting Luka
  • Dare 2B Artzy My Hero
  • Patriotic Eagle by MarinaNeira
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Dark Chocolate Base Weight Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: E13, E11, E01, E00, R20; E37, E35, E34; E55, E51, E35; E33, E31, E30;  B39, B37, B34; R29, R27, R24; E29, E33; YG97, YG95, YG93; 100, C8, C, C6, C5, C4, C3, C2, C1
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle (extended)
  • Avery Elle Double Pierced Square (extended)
  • Stampin’ Up/Sizzix Mini Treat Bag Border
  • Spellbinders Stars Five
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte