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

Starry Night Happy Birthday

I needed a masculine birthday card and decided to use a star theme.  I pulled out my Memory Box Starry Night Background die and cut it from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock cut to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.  I backed it with a rectangle of Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and adhered them together with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  The panel was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from the same black cardstock.

For the focal image I die cut the largest Spellbinders Star Five die from the same mirror cardstock.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut with the same die and trimmed with scissors to be just smaller and was adhered to the back and then adhered to the background with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

For the sentiment I die cut one of the “Happy” words from the Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy stamp and die set from black cardstock and adhered it to the center of the large star with Ranger Collage Medium.  The secondary sentiment was stamped on a scrap of black cardstock with VersaMark Ink and embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  It was cut into a thin strip with an angled end and adhered to the large star with the same Collage Medium.  I added Ranger Glossy Accents to the Happy word and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Stamp and Die
  • Spellbinders Star Five Die
  • Memory Box Starry Night Background Die
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Base Weight Black Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Collage Medium
  • Darcie Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX (Embossed)

 

Wish You the Most Beautiful Day Window Card

I have had the Spellbinders Windows 2 die ever since I began purchasing dies, and I’ve never used it.  I decided that I would challenge myself to use some of those things that sit on my shelves collecting dust.  Not sure how often I will use this die, but I really like the way it turned out.

I die cut the window from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.  I  wanted it to look like the window was open and so I reinforced the score lines on the shutters.  To make it look more like a window I added a piece of acetate behind the cutout.

The die has a base at the bottom of the window that I decided to make look like a flower box.  But, first I needed to stamp the sentiment from Altenew’s Beautiful Day with Hero Hues India Ink Black.

I die cut a couple of Simon Says Stamp Calliope Flourishes (which I hadn’t used yet either), along with My Favorite Things Fresh Cut Flowers and Wildflower Centerpieces.  I colored them with Copic Markers RV11, RV14, V04, V06, V09, BG15, G24 and then adhered them to the flower box with Ranger Collage Medium.

I die cut the cardstock leftover from cutting the window with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle and ink blended it with Distress Oxide Squeezed Lemonade.  I added very thin strips of 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the back of the window and adhered it back in place.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  I ink blended behind where the window would be with Distress Oxide Broken China.  The window panel was adhered using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  Little pearls were added to the center of the flowers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Beautiful Day
  • Spellbinders Window 2
  • My Favorite Things Fresh Cut Flowers Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Calliope Flourish
  • My Favorite Things Wildflower Centerpieces
  • Distress Oxide Ink: Squeezed Lemonade, Broken China
  • Copic Markers: RV11, RV14, V04, V06, V09, BG15, G24
  • Triveni Craft Adhesive Pearls 4mm
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Ranger Collage Medium
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black

 

Great Love Valentine’s Day Card

I send cards every 4-6 weeks to the young people from our church who are serving either an 18 month or two year mission for the church.  They are away from home and it is always nice to get a message of encouragement and support.  Since this month is February, I decided to sent a love themed card.  I love this Penny Black stamp set, All Great Things, because it has great quotes.  This one is from Mother Teresa.  We all can do small things with love that will help others around us.  The world would be a better place if we did it a little more consistently.

I die cut a large heart using a Spellbinder Classic Hearts die from Gina K. Designs Red Hot 120# Cardstock.  The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink and then heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.  I was adhered on the left of the front of a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Small white hearts were die cut using the Impression Obsession Heart of Heart Die.  I really like this die for small hearts since it has both solid and open heart.  They were scattered around the large heart and adhered using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  Using the same red cardstock the word love from Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Love was die cut and adhered to the right of the heart with the same glue.  To add more dimension and interest I pulled out some heart dies from Papertrey Ink Heart Prints and Simon Says Stamp Holiday Shapes and embossed them around the large heart using the Spellbinders embossing pad.

A clean and simple card that has a big punch with the bright red and white mix of colors.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black All Great Things
  • Hero Arts love
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Red Hot and White Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • Spellbinders Silicone Mat
  • Spellbinders Classic Heart Dies
  • Impression Obsession Heart of Hearts Die
  • Papertrey Ink Heart Prints
  • Simon Says Stamp Holiday Shapes Hearts
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Vine Heart Valentine’s Day Card

In the January 2018 Spellbinders Die of the Month Kit there was a heart die that creates a vine cutout that can be inlaid back into the heart creating a unique and pretty card.  I created two cards using this die, using the positive and negative die cuts for each card.

For the first card the heart die was cut from both Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and Doodlebug Designs Purple Petite Prints.  The purple vine was inlaid back into the white base heart.  I used Scotch Tape to keep the two pieces of the heart together until Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back to create dimension and adhered the pieces together.  The Doodlebug paper  was die cut using a Memory Box Stitched Rectangle.  This die cuts an a rectangle, and also a very narrow stitched border when cutting out the rectangle.  For the first card the interior rectangle was used for the card, adding purple cardstock from my stash 1/8″ larger as an accent.  Both rectangles were adhered together using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the back of the heart to add dimension and then it was adhered to the patterned paper rectangle with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  The sentiment is from Penny Black’s Heartfelt and was stamped with Distress Oxide Wilted Violet Ink.

A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image rectangle was adhered with the same dotliner adhesive.  Sequins from Doodlebug Designs Lilac and Pretty Pink Posh Sugar Plum Mix Sequins were scatted around the heart and adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matt and the card was done.

The second card was created in  pretty much the same way with the exception that 80# white cardstock was die cut with the same Memory Box Rectangle and the thin purple stitched border from the first card was adhered to edge of the cardbase.  The vine of the heart was cut an additional three time and stacked and adhered together with Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive.  Since the heart was purple, the sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.

PRODUCTS USED:

FIRST CARD

  • Doodlebug Petite Prints
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Purple from Stash
  • Doodlebug Designs Lilac and Pretty Pink Posh Sugar Plum Mix Sequins
  • Spellbinders Heart from January 2018 Die of the Month Kit
  • Penny Black Heartfelt
  • Distress Oxide Wilted Violet Ink
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive

SECOND CARD

  • Doodlebug Petite Prints
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Purple from Stash
  • Pretty Pink Posh Sugar Plum Mix and Enchanted Garden Sequins
  • Spellbinders Heart from January 2018 Die of the Month Kit
  • Penny Black Heartfelt
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • Memory Box Double Cut Stitched Rectangles

 

Sending You Love Valentines (F4A414)

The Free For All Challenge on SplitCoastStampers this week is All About Love.  I had used Hot Pink Silly Winks Glitter Foam and the Impression Obsession Heart of Heart Die for a previous card and decided to use the leftover negative space from that card to create a second card.  I also decided to cut additional hearts from the leftover Silly Winks Glitter Foam to create an additional two hearts for this card.  Love using up leftover product.

I decided to back the Impression Obsession Heart of Heart negative space die with some white glitter cardstock I had in my stash.  I die cut it using a Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Heart die and adhered the two together using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  Since I still had some leftover Silly Winks Glitter Foam I decided to add another two hearts in different sizes to the card front.  I found some chevron paper that matched the color scheme in the Recollections Little Princess 8 1/2″ x 11″ Paper Pad and cut it to be 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″.  I adhered the three hearts in a diagonal on the card front, one with the same the same adhesive and the other two 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts Love Stamp and Die set and was cut five times from 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock.  The top layer was colored with Copic Markers RV66 and RV63 to create an ombre look.  The secondary sentiment from the same set was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Spellbinders Heart from January 2018 Die of the Month Kit
  • Impression Obsession Heart of Hearts Die
  • Spellbinders Classic Hearts and Classic Hearts Scallop Dies
  • Hero Arts Love Stamp Set and Die
  • White Glitter Paper
  • Hot Pink Silly Winks Glitter Foam Sheet
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Recollections Little Princess 8 ½ x 11 Paper Pad
  • Copic Markers RV66, RV63
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black

Heart Lattice Valentine’s Shaker Card (CAS466)

The Clean and Simple Challenge on Splitcoaststampers this week is Keep it Clear.  Whenever I think about using something clear in cardmaking I think of a shaker card.  In the Spellbinders January Die of the Month there was a really large lattice heart that I thought would make a great shaker card.

The die set comes with the lattice heart and a solid heart that goes behind it.  I die cut the lattice heart from some hot pink Silly Winks glitter foam and added some acetate behind it to create the shaker.  Next I created a heart cardbase by die cutting the solid heart from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock, leaving a small amount of the top of the heart off the edge. I  and ink blended the top of the cardbase with Distress Inks (listed below).

I used 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to add the dimension needed for the shaker.  I cut it into thin strips and added it to the edge of the heart on the back.  I create two layers of foam so the shaker elements could move freely.  I filled the well with Beader Paradise Rose Beads,Mikuki Seed Beads Silver Lined Pink and Lilac, Martha Stewart Sugar Plum Confetti, andMartha Stewart Cotton Candy Confetti.  I carefully placed the cardbase onto the foam tape lattice heart to create the shaker card.

I die cut a Simon Says Stamp tilted banner from white cardstock and stamped the sentiment from the Clearly Besotted Type Clear Stamp Set with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  I added Ranger Multi Medium Matte to the ends of the banner and a thin strip of 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the center of the banner and adhered it to the front of the lattice heart.

At the last minute I decided to add the lattice heart card to a rectangle of 80# white cardstock.  The edges were scalloped using one of the Simon Says Stamp Scalloped Stitched Edge Dies.  The Lattice Heart was adhered to the center of the rectangle with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and small hearts cut from the glitter foam using the Impression Obsession Heart of Hearts Die were scattered around the large heart.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Spellbinders Heart from January 2018 Die of the Month Kit
  • Impression Obsession Heart of Hearts Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Scalloped Stitched Edge Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Tilted Banners Die
  • Clearly Besotted Type Clear Stamp Set
  • Distress Oxide Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry
  • Hot Pink Silly Winks Glitter Foam Sheet
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Beader Paradise Rose Beads
  • Mikuki Seed Beads Silver Lined Pink and Lilac
  • Martha Stewart Sugar Plum Confetti
  • Martha Stewart Cotton Candy Confetti
  • Copic RV66 to color the edges of the foam tape

You’re a Classic Birthday Card

My husband is an amazing man and a true class act.  I have been trying to figure out a card for his birthday at the end of the month for a few weeks now.  When we first met he was driving a 1965 Metallic Blue Ford Mustang.  It was a pretty car and we should have held on to it because it’s now a classic and worth a lot of money.  But when we were young and first starting out we couldn’t afford two cars and as our family began to grow we sold it.  But I decided to use that classic car as the inspiration for his birthday card.  I couldn’t find a picture of a navy blue metallic mustang that I could trace and cutout with my silhouette, but this red one worked great.

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I imported the image into my Silhouette Cameo software and created a cut file.  Once that was done I decided to completely cover the card with Ranger Glossy Accents, which made it have the appearance of a metallic shine, and set it aside to dry.

To compliment the red of the card I used some red and cream striped paper from My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found 6″ x 6″ paperpack and die cut it with the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangles.  I decided to use add some gold mirror paper as an accent to the back of the panel and cut a rectangle 1/8″ larger than the striped panel and adhered the two together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

I  decided to use the same gold mirror cardstock behind the car to help it pop off the page.  Originally thought I would use an oval shape, but didn’t like the way it looked.  I then remembered I had the Silhouette Long Classic Rectangles die and the third largest was the perfect size.  I adhered the car focal image with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the rectangle and set it aside.

In keeping with the classic car theme I cut the word “Classic” several times with the Silhouette Cameo using the Brannboll Felt font.  I probably need to get a new blade because I had a difficult time getting a clean cut without the word tearing.  I was finally able to get two clean cutouts and glued them together with the Sakura Quickie Glue Pen.  I then put some Tombo Mono Dot Adhesive onto a scrap of paper to hold the word in place while I covered it with Simon Says Stamp Clear ink and heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  Since I only had two cutouts for the sentiment I covered it with embossing powder three times for added dimension.

I placed the car rectangle on the striped panel to determine where to place the sentiments.  The secondary sentiment was stamped and embossed using Winnie and Walter the Big, the Bold, the Party stamp set with the MISTI, which really helps when using multiple small words to create a sentiment.  Next the die cut word was adhered just below the stamped sentiment using the Sakura Quickie Glue Pen.

Now it was time to put everything together.  I created a side folding A2 Card from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock.  I added some Creative Hands Adhesive Foam to the back of the red striped and gold rectangle then glued it to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.   I added 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the back of the small gold car rectangle and adhered it above the stamped sentiment and the card was done.

I hope he likes it, even if the car isn’t navy blue.

 

Garden Blooms Birthday with Copic Colored Ribbon

This is not a card I liked enough that I would post it, except it shows that when you do not have ribbon to match a particular color you can use your alcohol markers to change the ribbon color.

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This card uses a Silhouette Cameo Outline, which was stamped with the Penny Black Garden Blooms stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Markers.

I pulled some peachy pink cardstock from my leftover cardstock that matched one of the flowers and cut a lacy oval with the Spellbinders Lacey Ovals die.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the focal image and then adhered to the lacy oval.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was cut with a Spellbinders oval die and trimmed to be just smaller than the lacy oval.

The stamp set has the sentiment Garden Blooms on the jar label, but I wanted it to say “happy birthday” so a small rectangle was die cut with the smallest My Favorite Things Rectangle Postage Stamp and the My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings Sentiment stamp set was stamped in the center with Hero Hues Black ink and then glued over the original label with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

A rectangle was cut from a pink gingham patterned paper from the Authentique Delightful 6 x 6 Paper Pack with Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Frames and adhered to the front of a top folding cardbase made from 120# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock.  Next the lacy oval was adhered to the patterned paper with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

Originally 5/8″ white organza ribbon was used to tie a bow around the bottom of the card, but it just got lost in the pale color of the patterned paper.  All of the pink ribbon I hand on hand was pink, rather than peach, so I used Copic Marker R22 to color the ribbon to match the color of the lacy oval.  For added interest Recollections Faux Pearls White were added to the front of the oval and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Garden Blooms Stamp Set
  • My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings Sentiment Stamp Set
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Authentique Delightful 6 x 6 Paper Pack
  • Copic Markers: Y15, Y17, Y19; R12, R14, R24; R02; R04; V12, V15, V17; RV02, RV04, RV06; B34, B37; R24, R27; R22 (Ribbon)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Hero Hues Black Ink
  • Recollections Faux Pearls White
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Frames
  • Spellbinders Lacey Ovals
  • Berwick Offray 3/8″ Ribbed Ribbon