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

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