A Memorable Birthday

This peony stamp from Stampin’ Up was a little smaller than I thought it would be so I decided to cut it down using an oval die and adhered it to a card front. It really lets the pretty image shine and not get lost on the page.

I stamped the image onto Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored it with Copic Markers. I then cut it down using a Spellbinders Fancy Edge Oval.

My cardmaking style is usually clean and simple. I like a lot of white on my cards. I think it really lets the stamped image pop on the page. But I do like to add some dimension and visual interest by using embossing folder behind a image. I think it really draws the eye in. One of my favorites is the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder. It adds a beautiful, subtle texture.

The sentiment is from Stampin’ Up’s Timeless Tropical set and was stamped on the lower right below the flower image. I used Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink for my sentiments because it gives such a crisp, dark impression.

I cut the oval from sticky back foam and trimmed it down so that it wouldn’t show when placed behind the focal image, which was adhered to a the embossed background with liquid glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Stampin’ Up Prized Peony
  • Stampin’ Up Timeless Tropical
  • Copic Markers: YR18, Y38, Y32, YG99, YG67, YG05
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • Spellbinders Fancy Edged Oval
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink

Tropical Hello

Who doesn’t love thinking about spending time in a beautiful tropical setting. This stamp set from Stampin’ Up is lovely. I searched on the web for people who have created cards with this stamp and found a layout I liked from Stampin with Kristi. She used a red cardstock and die cut and layered her images, but the layout is similar.

I love the color red, and with a clean white background the flowers make a real statement on the card. Since I don’t have the dies yet, so I used Post-it Full Adhesive Notes for my masking. Always stamp the image you want in the front first and work your way back. It really is a fairly simple process.

I colored my images with Copic Markers and then die cut the panel with the Memory Box Matinee Rectangle. It adds such beautiful visual interest to a card. I added sticky back foam to the back for dimension and adhered it to a side folding white card.

The sentiment was a calligraphy word die cut from gold mirror cardstock. I love the color red, and it looks stunning against a white background.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Stampin’ Up Timeless Tropical
  • Simon Says Stamp Painted Hello
  • Copic Markers: R39, R29, R24, R22; YG67, YG17, YG03
  • Stampin’ Up Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder
  • Memory Box Matinee Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Back On Your Feet Get Well Wishes

I have a friend who was recently undergoing some surgery and I wanted to send her a card. She is a quilter and when I saw this cute turtle snuggled under a patchwork quilt I thought it would be perfect for her.

Since this is a digital image I printed it with my laser printer. This ensures that the lines do not bleed when you color with Copic Markers.

Once the coloring was complete I cut it out using the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo Software.

I went through my stash of cardstock and found an orange that matched the color of the quilt. I die cut a rectangle using a stitched rectangle die. I also cut thin strips from some scraps of orange and white patterned paper.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the orange rectangle, which was then adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase. The patterned paper strips were added with dotliner adhesive.

The sentiment is from Stampin’ Up’s Back On Your Feet. It was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape was added to the back of the die cut image which was then adhered to the front of the orange rectangle.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • KLM Designs Sick Turtle
  • Stampin’ Up Back On Your Feet
  • Copic Markers: YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91; YG63, YG61, YG01, YG91; YR04, YR14, YR12; Y26, Y08, Y06, Y04; N2, N1
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Scraps of lined cardstock for strips
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Orange Cardstock from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape

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