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

Alcohol Ink Peony Dream Birthday Wishes

The Altenew Peony Dream 3-D die is large and makes a beautiful focal image. I love the variations in colors you get when using an alcohol ink background.

Products Used:

  • Pearl Alcohol Inks
  • Altenew Peony Dream 3D Die
  • Altenew Birthday Greetings
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Up Tufted 3D Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Beautiful Bouquet Thanks

Stampin’ Up’s Beautiful Bouquet stamp and die set make a lovely card. It’s a little more time consuming than other stamp sets I’ve used, but I like the results.

Products Used:

  • Stampin’ Up Beautiful Bouquet Stamp and Dies
  • Winnie & Walter Audrey Essentials Die
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Sweet Corn, Passionate Pink, Jelly Bean Green, Fresh Asparagus, Ocean Mist, Powder Blue, Bubblegum Pink, Cherry Red, Wild Lilac
  • Memento Grey Flannel Ink
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Yellow Rhinestones Stash
  • Doodlebug Purple Sprinkles
  • Pearls from Stash
  • Stickles Crystal Drops

Thank You for Your Kindness

Altenew’s Handpicked Bouquet layering stamp make a beautiful card. I stamped it first in light ink and then at the end stamped it again and heat embossed it in gold.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Handpicked Bouquet Stamp
  • Stampin’ Up Wetlands
  • Altenew Inks: Parrot, Olive; Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, Rubellite; Lavender Fields
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • Clear Wink of Stella