Hang in There!

This is the same as the previous card, but this time I used a sentiment I created and cut in the Silhouette software.

I scanned and pulled into my Silhouette to print and cut. I think this sloth with his arm in a bandage is so cute. The sentiment was created using the Andy font and printed and cut at the same time as the sloth.

I kept it real clean and simple. After the image was colored with Copic Markers foam tape was added to the back for dimension. A rectangle of woodgrain cardstock was cut with a stitched die and adhered to a side folding cardbase with dotliner adhesive. Foam tape was added behind the sloth and sentiment and they were adhered to the card front and the card was done.

I created two card, one with an embossed background and the other plain.

  • Stampin’ Up Back on Your Feet
  • Sentiment in Word with Andy Font
  • Copic Markers: E49, E47, E44, E43; E42, E41; YG17, YG05, YG03; E59, E57, E55, E553, E51; E55, E59, E17, E13, E11
  • K & Company Wood Flat Patterned Paper
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight and Layering Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • Distress Oxide Gathered Twigs Ink
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Get Better Soon

This is another image from Stampin’ Up Back on Your Feet that I scanned and pulled into my Silhouette to print and cut. I think this sloth with his arm in a bandage is so cute. The sentiment was also print and cut at the same time.

I kept it real clean and simple. After the image was colored with Copic Markers foam tape was added to the back for dimension. A rectangle of woodgrain cardstock was cut with a stitched die and adhered to a side folding cardbase with dotliner adhesive. Foam tape was added behind the sloth and sentiment and they were adhered to the card front and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Stampin’ Up Back on Your Feet Sloth
  • Copic Markers: E49, E79, E77, E74, E47; E59, E57, E55, E53, E51, E17, E15, E13; E43, E42, E40;UG17, YG03, YG01
  • K & Company Wood Flat Patterned Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Silhouette Cameo

This is Knot Good

When I saw this cute stamp set from Stampin’ Up I had to get it. It makes such great get well cards and the sentiments are perfect. For this card I used the giraffe with his neck in a knot. I stamped it and scanned it so I had it electronically. That way I could size it to fit the card design and I could also cut around the image. I printed it with registration marks and then cut and colored. I added a grassy hill and then some tall grass as well. Everything was colored with Copic Markers.

I had some wood grain cardstock leftover on my desk and cut a rectangle with a stitched die and added it to a top folding A2 ivory cardbase. The hill was adhered with liquid glue and the grass sprigs were adhered with foam tape. Foam tape was also added behind the giraffe for dimension.

The sentiment make me smile. I recreated it in the Silhouette with Andy Font. It was adhered to a rectangle of dark brown cardstock mat.

A quick and easy card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Stampin’ Up Back on Your Feet Giraffe
  • Sentiment in Word with Andy Font
  • Copic Markers: YG17, YG05, YG03, YG01; Y26, Y23, Y21; E17, E15, E13; B000
  • K & Company Wood Flat Patterned Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • My Favorite Things Tall Grasses
  • Taylored Expressions Wispy Grass
  • Silhouette Cameo

I created two additional cards with the image and just changed the background for the giraffe on each.

Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
Lawn Fawn Simple Stitched Hillside Border

Spring Flowers Thank You

Rather than purchasing new stamps all the time I am trying to use what I have. Michael will soon be retiring and I won’t have the funds that I’ve been used to all these years.

It has been quite some time since I used Simon Says Stamp Even More Spring Flowers. I stamped them on Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock and watercolored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. They were then die cut using the coordinating dies.

This time I cut a rectangle using a scalloped die and then ran it through with the Cricut Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder. It adds a lot of visual interest behind the flowers and draws your eye.

The sentiment was cut using mirror cardstock and again with sticky back foam. The flowers were arranged and picked up with Glad Press ‘n Seal, which keeps your arrangement together until you can determine here you want to place it. Because the “t” in the thanks overlapped the flowers the foam tape was cut away so that it would lay flat together. 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the flowers, holding them all together in a bunch and adhered to the upper left of the scalloped rectangle and the sentiment was in the lower right.

For a final embellishments gold sequins were scattered on the card. The focal image rectangle was then adhered to the side folding A2 cardbase and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Even More Spring Flowers
  • Karen Burniston Thank You
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 049 Green Shadow, 040 Green, 027 Dark Pink, 028 Pale Pink, 026 Light Pink, 021 Light Carmine
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Cricut Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Sailing Into a Happy Birthday

I wanted to use up the oval of navy cardstock I had left over from another card I made and thought that it would be a great background for this ship from Stampin’ Up’s The Open Sea. I paired it with Altenew’s Dotted Scaled Debossing Plate because it looks a little bit like waves, but I wanted some added dimension, so I inked the plate with navy ink before running it through the Big Shot. I really like the distressed look that it gave to the background.

Products Used:

  • Stampin’Up The Open Sea
  • My Favorite Things Make a Wish
  • Altenew Dotted Scaled Debossing Plate
  • Gina K. Designs Blue Denim Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight In the Navy Cardstock
  • Blue and White Bakers Twine
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Ovals

Birch Tree Horses

My daughter-in-law loves horses. She goes riding on a regular basis and her favorite places are always in the mountains. I saw a card from Stampin’ Magic where she used this embossing folder from Stampin’ Up and ink a deer image behind it. I was amazing and I decided to give it a try with some horses for Cassie. It was surprising easy to do. Loved the way it turned out.

I’ve added a link to the video I watched to learn how to make this card. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyTp1rIsrU0&t=308s

Products Used:

  • Inkadinkado Horses
  • Hero Arts Birthday Hugs and Kisses
  • Stampin’ Up Woodland Embossing Folder
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Tumbled Glass, Forrest Moss, Brushed Corduroy, Tea Die, Walnut Stain, Ground Espresso, Vintage Photo
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory and Dark Chocolate
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

An Angler Happy Birthday

I have several fishermen that I send birthday cards to, one being my oldest son. I really like this older stamp set from Stampin’ Up. I tried watercoloring this image, but it was just too detailed, so I tried again and used Copic Markers and liked the results much better.

Products Used

  • Stampin’ Up Angler
  • Penny Black Birthday Die
  • Copic Markers: E39, E37, E35, E31; E55, E53; E99, E97, E15; YG67, YG17, YG03; G24; W4, W2, w1; C6, C4, C3, C2; YR15, YR14, YR12; Y17, Y15, Y13; R27, R24, R22; B97, B95, B93
  • Avery Elle Double Pierced Square
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Basket Weave Embossing Folder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Memento Toffee Crunch Ink
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black

Moon Lake Fabulous Birthday

Stampin’ Up has some really wonderful nature scene stamp sets. Some of them are no longer available, but they make lovely masculine cards.

Products Used:

  • Stampin’ Up Moon Lake
  • Simon Says stamp Tiny Words Birthday
  • Copic Markers: E59, E57, E55; E29, E27, E25; E35, E34, E33, E31; BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG02; YG95, YG93; YG00, Y00; YG67, YG17, YG03; W6, W4, W3
  • Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Dark Chocolate Ink
  • Hero Arts Circle Infinity Die
  • Lawn Fawn Sunrise Backdrop Die
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

Noble Deer Happy Birthday

I have a brother-in-law who is really into hunting and this beautiful, but old, stamp set from Stampin’ Up is always a good one to use for the nature lover.

Products Used:

  • Stampin’ Up Noble Deer
  • Altenew Birthday Greetings
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy, Forest Moss, Pine Needles, Broken China, Tumbled Glass
  • My Favorite Things Mod Tag Corner Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Deep Turquoise Cardstock from Stash
  • Kraft Cardstock from Scraps
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock

By the Sea Happy Birthday

I was in need of some guy birthday cards and so I went to my stash of stamps and pulled out images that would work for masculine cards. The first I used was this really old stamp set from Gina K. Designs.

Products Used:

  • Gina K. Designs By the Sea
  • Stampin’ Up Wetlands
  • Simon Says Stamp Best Ever
  • Gina K. Designs Warm Cocoa Ink
  • Distress Oxide: Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Faded jeans, Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo
  • Copic Marker: E77, E74, YR23; E57, E55, E53; E35, E34, E33, E31; B39, B37, B34; B99, B97, B95, B93; B91, B41; C9, C8, C7, C6, C5; C4, C3, C2, C1; Y08
  • Pigma Micron 03 Pen
  • Laromni Brushes
  • Heidi Swapp White Acrylic Paint
  • Stickles Picket Fence, Gold, Turquoise
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Honey Mustard Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive