This is the third card design for Senior Life Resources Northwest using the cute Stampin’ Up Back on Your Feet Sloth. If you don’t have this stamp set it is wonderful for making get well cards. I wanted to find a “hang in there” sentiment and found one in Poppy Stamps’ Into the Words.
I stamped the image and sentiment on to a quarter sheet of Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored it with Copic Markers. Once the coloring was complete I cut down the panel with a stitched rectangle and added sticky back foam to the back for dimension. I went through my plaid cardstock and selected this mossy green argyle and cut it with another stitched rectangle to be just smaller than the card front and adhered it with dotliner adhesive. The focal image and sentiment was adhered to the front with liquid glue.
This is another card design for Senior Life Resources Northwest using the cute Stampin’ Up Back on Your Feet Turtle.
I stamped the image and sentiment on to a quarter sheet of Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored it with Copic Markers. Once the coloring was complete I cut down the panel with a stitched rectangle and added sticky back foam to the back for dimension. I went through my plaid cardstock and selected this green and navy and cut it with another stitched rectangle to be just smaller than the card front and adhered it with dotliner adhesive. The focal image and sentiment panel was adhered to the front with liquid glue.
For me there are cards that I like, but not as well as others, and when I select a card to send to someone they seem to be passed over again and again. I had some of those cards sitting in my stash that I decided to donate. When I mentioned to my husband that I was going to send some cards to Cards for Kindness he asked if there was a local organization that could use them. So I made some calls and was told that the Senior Life Resources Northwest/Mid-Columbia Meals on Wheels would love to have get well, thank you, and sympathy card so I dropped them by. I then sent birthday, mother’s day, inspirational, and hello cards to Scrapbook.com.
The next day the director of my local Senior Live Resources rang my doorbell on her way home from work to tell me she was my neighbor and to thank me for the cards that were given. Everyone in the office was excited to use them. She was so appreciative that I wanted to create more cards for them and spent Friday night, Saturday and part of Sunday creating the cards I will share in the next several posts.
Mass producing cards is much faster than doing a one of a kind. You have the stamp in the MISTI and it’s primed and ready to go. You select colors and have your Copic Markers laying on your craft table, and you only have to decide on a layout once. For each of the card designs I created for Senior Life Resources I made four to six cards, 81 in total.
The first type of cards they need are “get well”. I pulled out all my stamps and started with this cute image from Stampin’ Up. I just love the sentiment with the image. Both were stamped onto a quarter sheet of Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored it with Copic Markers. Once the coloring was complete I cut down the panel with a stitched rectangle and added sticky back foam to the back for dimension. I went through my plaid cardstock and selected this sunny yellow and cut it with another stitched rectangle to be just smaller than the card front and adhered it with dotliner adhesive. The focal image and sentiment panel was adhered to the front with liquid glue.
My daughter Janae was born on January 1st. Her favorite color is turquoise. I had loved the result of previously foiling the Spellbinders Foliage Border and decided to use it for Janae’s birthday card. This time I used silver foil.
The die has a circle with only a third of the floral, this is also what the matching die cuts. To create a full circle you have to foil it three times. I used partial die cutting to cut out the wreath. It worked great.
Pretty small flowers and leaves were foiled, die cut and added to the wreath in the small open areas between the three separate foiling. I also pulled a leaf from Spellbinders Organic Foliage to fill out the wreath.
I used Copic Markers to add a little turquoise color to the foiled images. The flowers and leaves were adhered with liquid glue and Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape for the flower on top.
Yana Smakula’s pretty sentiment fit perfectly in the circle. They have matching dies. I cut the foiled sentiment four times and adhered them together with liquid glue, the foiled sentiment on top. It was then adhered to the center of the wreath.
To add some visual interest to the card the front of the top folding cardbase was dry embossed using the Stampin’ Up Tufted Embossing Folder. A circle of sticky back foam was added to the back of the wreath and it was then adhered to the front of the card.
I decided to make one more set of cards for a Christmas Gift Box. I used the same flower image from Altenew’s Statement Flowers. I stamped it six times and colored with six different color schemes. I also included sentiments stamped on black cardstock with double sided tape added to the back. This way they can select the perfect sentiment for what they need.
I stamped the image onto Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento London Fog, leaving the stamp in the MISTI. I then colored the images with the Copic Markers listed below.
Once the coloring was complete I restamped the image with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. To add additional visual interest I cut down the image using the Memory Box Matinee Rectangle and adhered it to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase.
At the last minute I decided to add some sparkle to the petals with a Wink of Stella Sparkle Pen.
Altenew Statement Flowers
Gina K. Designs Peony Wishes, Stampin’ Up Blossoms in Bloom, Concord & 9th Hello Lovely, Simon Says Stamp Jumbo Stripes
I was in need of a get well card and still had the Stampin’ Up Forever Fern set on my desk. I wondered what it would look like if I stamp several images in a circle. My first attempt was freehand and that turned out pretty wonky. For my second attempt I cut a circle from a full stick post-it and placed it in the center of my card. I visually divided it into thirds and added little tick marks on the mask.
I stamped the first light green leaves where there were tick marks and then stamp the olive green leaves to the left of those. The last was to stamp some plum colored berries.
I looked for a sentiment that would fit well in a circle and found this perfect sentiment by Penny Black. I stamped it with the same plum ink as the berries and cut it out using a Hero Arts Infinity Circle die. I used the next largest die to cut a green circle to mat the sentiment on. It was adhered in the center of the leaves with foam tape. I also added some flowers that were die cut using Stampin’ Up’s Beautiful Bouquet and added green rhinestones for the centers.
Since there was extra space at the bottom of the spray I scored three lines using a bone folder and score board.
This was so easy to do that I create 8 more to give my Relief Society President at church so she could used them to send to people who are ill in the congregation.
Gina K. recently created a card with a large sunflower at the center and a background that she created with the same stamp. I don’t have her Zen Flowers, but I do have Stampin’ Up’s Celebrate Sunflowers and decided to recreate a similar card.
I began by stamping the large sunflower onto a quarter sheet panel of Neenah Class Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossing it with clear embossing powder. This allows for some great emboss resist ink blending. I pulled out some Gina K. Designs inks and my blending brushes and blended the background until you could see the pretty sunflower images popping on the paper. The leaves were also stamped and heat set clear and ink blended with a green ink and die cut.
The large sunflower was stamped with a light ink and then Copic Markers were used to color it. Once the coloring was complete the top layer of the sunflower was cut with a from a scrap of gold cardstock and adhered to the sunflower with liquid glue.
Gina K. adhered her sunflower onto a smaller white rectangle she had matted with black. I decided to use a wide strip of the same gold cardstock used for the sunflower overlay and stamped my sentiment in Distress Vintage Photo below the sunflower.
To assemble the card the sunflower background panel was cut down using an A2 stitched rectangle and adhered to a top folding cardbase made from dark chocolate cardstock. The gold cardstock was cut using the same rectangle die and then ran through again to make it a wide band with stitching on all the edges. It was then adhered over the background with liquid glue. The leaves were also adhered directly to the card front with liquid glue and the large sunflower was then adhered in placed with Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape.
Stampin’ Up Celebrate Sunflowers
Penny Black Carefree Wishes
Gina K. Designs Inks: Applemint, Warm Cocoa, Sweet Corn, and Honey Mustard
Copic Markers: Y15, Y13, Y11; E77, E57, E55
Distress Oxide Vintage Photo
Hero Arts Detail Clear Embossing Powder
Darice Sticky Back Foam
Nuvo Crystal Drops Copper Penny
Gina K. Designs Dark Chocolate Base Weight Cardstock
Doesn’t lying on a tropical beach watching a beautiful sunset sound amazing right now. The Timeless Tropical palm trees made me think of just that.
I search on line for tropical sunsets and saw a beautiful one with oranges, golds, pinks, and blues and so I pulled out those colored Distress Inks and blended a background. Now it was time to create a silhouette scene.
I stamped the palm trees in the lower corners of the card with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink because it gives such a deep, crisp image. I pulled out Gina K. Designs Framescape Winter Trees and used the water stamp to add the ocean to my card. If I had to do this again I would mask off the edges of the stamp so there was the vertical line in the water, which is what I did after my initial stamping and it looked much better. I also used the mountain stamp to add those beautiful Hawaiian mountain in the background, but they just like they were floating in air where I placed them. So, I masked off the palm trees and stamped it again in from of the others creating a mountain range. I used an 08 Pigma Micron Pen to add land at the base of the mountains. The black Copic Marker was used to add the sand, or land, at the base of the trees.
The sentiment was stamped in open area of the sky in the upper left. I decided to frame the scene using the Sizzix Lumber Texture Plate Frame with black cardstock. I cut down the tropical scene to fit behind the frame, added foam tape to the frame for dimension and added everything to a rusty orange card front.
When I was looking at samples of card that had been created with Stampin’ Up’s Forever Fern I saw a card by Debra Burgin. She had used three scalloped rectangles to stamp a single image. Her rectangles were much smaller than anything I had on had and fit side-by-side on the card front with a little space in between. I really like the layout and decided to use what I had and modify the layout a bit.
I stamped one of the images three times onto white cardstock with a dark sage green ink from Gina K. Designs. I then used a Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle to cut them out.
To add visual interest behind the rectangles the side folding cardbase was embossed using the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder. Since my rectangles were larger I overlapped them in a staggered pattern with the center rectangle being placed higher on the card front with sticky back foam tape. I colored the leaves using Copic Marker YG91.
I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap of dark green cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed white. It was cut into a flagged end strip with a Pink & Main Sentiment die.
This was a very quick and easy clean and simple card.
I have really enjoyed the stamp and die set from Stampin’ Up called Forever Fern. It is a basic and it makes great clean and simple cards.
For this card I stamped a few of the leaves in different colors of green and the berries in a nice deep red. The coordinating dies were used to cutout the images. A large leaf cluster was cut twice from vellum and added behind the stamped and die cut leaves. All were arranged in a cluster. A smaller scalloped rectangle was used as the backing for the leaves, which were adhered with liquid glue. The clean and simple “hello” was stamped below. Gold baker’s twine was tied in a bow and added to the bottom of the cluster.
When I am using white on white I like to add texture with embossing folders. The largest scalloped rectangle was cut from white cardstock and dry embossed using the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder and adhered to a top folding A2 Cardbase. The leafy rectangle was then adhered using Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape which provides a low loft dimension.
As a final embellishment, Ranger Glossy Accents were added to the berries. A lovely clean and simple card that was quick and easy to create.
Stampin’ Up Forever Fern
Concord & 9th Hello Lovely
Gina K. Designs Inks: Applemint, Christmas Pine, Edible Eggplant