If Friends Were Flowers Hello

I had a leftover gold oval from another card I created that I decided to use on this card, which is quick and easy to create.

I pulled out some green patterned paper and die cut a rectangle using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle. It was adhered with dotliner adhesive to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock. The gold oval was then adhered to the center with the same adhesive.

The focal image is from LDRS Creative If Friends Were Flowers and was stamps on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, colored with Copic Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the flower image and it was adhered to the left of the oval.

The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Happy Hello dies and was cut from a scrap of dark green cardstock and again from black sticky back foam and adhered to the right of the focal image and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • LDRS Creative If Friends Were Flowers
  • My Favorite Things Happy Hello Die
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Spellbinders Fancy Edged Ovals
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Copic Markers: RV69, V06, V04, V01; G29, G24, YG17
  • Photo Play Belle Fleur Choose Happy Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Special Birthday Wishes

I love the way you can get such depth to a image when you use the ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers. These yellow flowers only use on color, but you can have the color vary from deep yellow to a very pale yellow by the amount of water you use. That is what is so nice about watercoloring an image.

I get the best results with ZIG Markers on Bristol Smooth Cardstock, so I stamped the images with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed them in gold. Once the coloring was done the flowers and leaves were cut using the matching dies.

I decided to make a smaller decorative rectangle for behind the focal image because I was only using two flowers. At first I was going to put them in the lower left corner, but I liked the way the sentiment looked best when it was in that location so I changed the flower to be in the upper right.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Look for the Rainbows
  • Dreamerland Crafts Birthday Sentiments
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 041 Light Green, 046 Mid Green, 052 Bright Yellow
  • Spellbinders Candlewick Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock

Rose Flurries Happy Birthday

I love the 3D dies from Altenew. They beautiful cards. This time I decided that I want a deep purple red and green, so I pulled out my Daniel Smith Watercolors. I find that I can get a richer more vibrant watercolor with them.

I first cut the flower layers from Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock and then watercolored the individual layers for different depth of color. They layers were adhered together using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

I like adding visual interest to my background panels. This time I used a Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangle, but felt it needed a little something more than putting it on a white cardbase, so I watercolored the edges of another rectangle to match the flower and added it behind to make the stitched detail pop.

I don’t often use splatters on my cards, but it did with the card, using all the colors I had used in the flowers and leaves and adding some FineTec Inca and Pearl Gold.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Rose Flurries 3D
  • Penny Black Celebrations
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Daniel Smith Watercolors: Quinacridone Rose, Cerulean Blue Chromium, Hansa Yellow Light
  • FineTec M600 Inca Gold and Gold Pearl
  • Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangle Die
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Butterfly Magic Let’s Celebrate

I love the way this pretty background turned out by cutting it from Bristol Smooth Cardstock and watercoloring it with ZIG Real Brush Markers. Added a vellum sentiments and a beautiful card was complete.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Winnie & Walter The Party
  • Spellbinders Impressibilities Butterfly Magic Background De
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Makers: 021 Light Carmine, 050 Yellow, 041 Light Green, 092 Blue Gray
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Shimmer Vellum
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive

All Star Birthday

I had this great star background die from Memory Box and finally decided to use it. I paired it with My Favorite Things Written in the Stars Die and Spellbinders Stars Five Dies. I like the way it turned out.

Products Used:

  • My Favorite Things Written in the Stars Die
  • Spellbinders Stars Five Dies
  • Memory Box Starry Night Background Die
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Fossilized Amber and Wild Honey
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Tim Holtz Kraft Copper Mirror Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

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