Happy Birthday Wreath for Janae

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.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Spellbinders Foliage Border
  • Spellbinders Organic Foliage
  • Spellbinders Yana’s Sentiments
  • Gemini FoilPress Silver Foil
  • Copic Markers: YR23, YR02, YR00; G43
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Up Tufted Embossing Folder
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Stampin’ Up Tufted Embossing Folder

Statement Flowers Card Gift Box

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.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Statement Flowers
  • Gina K. Designs Peony Wishes, Stampin’ Up Blossoms in Bloom, Concord & 9th Hello Lovely, Simon Says Stamp Jumbo Stripes
  • Copic Markers:
    • RV23, RV02, RV00; YG57, YG17, YG03; G46, G24, YG03; YR23, YR20
    • RV69, R59, R39; YG57, YG17, YG03; YG99, YG97, YG91; YR24, YR23
    • Y38, Y35, Y32; G99, G94, G21; YG67, YG17, YG03; YR27, YR24
    • YR18, YR16, YR12; YG99, YG95, YG93; YG57, YG17, YG03; YR24, YR23
    • BV04, BV02, BV01, BV000; YR27, YR24; G99, G94, G21; YG67, YG17, YG03
    • R29, R27, R24, R22; YG99, YG95, YG93; G99, G94, G21; YG24, YG21
  • Memory Box Matinee Rectangle
  • Memento London Fog Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Wink of Stella Sparkle Pen

Sorry You’re Feeling Under the Weather

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.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Stampin’ Up Forever Fern
  • Penny Black Special Thoughts
  • Stampin’ Up Beautiful Bouquet
  • Altenew Inks: Fresh Leaf, Olive, Midnight Velvet
  • Hero Arts Infinity Circle Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Nested Circles
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangles
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Fresh Asparagus
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Green Rhinestones from Stash
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Get Your Happy On Sunflower

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.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • 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
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gold Cardstock from Scraps
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape

May Your Birthday Be Memorable Tropical Scene

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.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Stampin’ Up Timeless Tropical
  • Gina K. Designs Framescape Winter Trees
  • VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
  • Distress Inks: Chipped Shapphire, Faded Jeans, Barn Door, Ripe Persimmon, Fossilized Amber, Picked Raspberry
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Frame
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Sizzix 3D Texture Plate Lumber
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Orange Cardstock from Stash
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Pigma Micron 08 Archival Ink Pen

Tri-Leaf Forever Fern Happy Birthday

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.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Stampin’ Up Forever Fern
  • Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Birthday
  • Gina K. Designs Ink Dark Sage
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers: YG91
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Pink & Main Sentiment Strip

Forever Fern Hello

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.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Stampin’ Up Forever Fern
  • Concord & 9th Hello Lovely
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Applemint, Christmas Pine, Edible Eggplant
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Copic Markers: G20, G24, G28, RV69
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • Paper Studio Vellum
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gold Baker’s Twine
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape

Gold Blossoms in Bloom Sympathy

This is the second card I made with these dies. This time I wanted to do a inlay die cut of the flowers.

I found some soft pink cardstock in my stash to use for the card front. I cut it down using an A2 Stitched Rectangle and then used the same die to some sticky back foam to add to the back. I then cut the back layer of the flowers in the center of the pink rectangle. I used Copic Markers G02 and R21 to color the flowers and leaves. Liquid glue to the back of the negative space rectangle and adhered to a top folding ivory cardbase. The back layer of the flowers were then and inlaid into the negative space with liquid glue.

The top layer of the flowers was cut from brush gold mirror cardstock. I made sure to leave the flower centers in place. It was adhered it to the front of the background die cut using a spray adhesive. It made a beautiful card.

The sentiment was stamped on a scrap of ivory cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed gold. It was cut using a Pink & Main Sentiment Strip and adhered directly to the card front with liquid glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Stampin’ Up Blossoms in Bloom
  • Avery Elle With Sympathy
  • Copic Markers: G02, R21
  • Blush Cardstock From Stash
  • Gina K. Designs Layering Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Brushed Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adheisve
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Pink & Main Sentiment Strip

Blossoms in Bloom So Sorry Sympathy

I love the double dies that create this beautiful floral image. I saw a lovely card made by Kayla McCreadie where she used vellum for the back layer and white for the top outline. She placed her die cuts on a beautiful blue cardstock. I used the same design, but used purple cardstock for the card front.

I cut down the purple cardstock with Penny Black’s Swirly Stitched Rectangle die. It think it goes well with a floral image. It was adhered to a top folding white cardbase with dotliner adhesive.

The back layer of the flowers was cut from some patterned vellum and the top layer was cut from white cardstock and adhered using spray adhesive. The purple rectangle was ink blended with Distress Oxide Seedless Preserves and Wilted Violet, but it is really hard to see. The flower arrangement was laid on the purple background to determine where to stamp the sentiment with VersaMark Ink and heat emboss white. A secondary sentiment was stamped on a scrap of the purple cardstock and cut with a Pink & Main Sentiment Strip and adhered just below main sentiment with a thin strip of foam tape.

Silver Stickles was added to the center of the flowers and once it was dry small pieces of foam tape was added to each flower center to add a little dimension when placed on the card front.

This was a pretty quick and easy easy card to create, but it is really striking with the dark purple background to the love flower die cut.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Stampin’ Up Blossoms in Bloom
  • Penny Black Sympathy Sentiments
  • Avery Elle With Sympathy
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Penny Black Swirly Stitched Rectangle
  • Distress Oxide Inks Seedless Preserves and Wilted Violet
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Purple Cardstock from Scraps
  • Paper Studio Pebbled Vellum
  • Ranger Silver Stickles
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Thin Strip Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Front Door Wreath Hello

I love the way this card turned out! I recently purchased quite a few Stampin’ Up stamp sets and decided to put them to good use. The first that I pulled out was the Arrange a Wreath stamp and die.

I went on line and saw some of the designs people had used for this set and decided that I wanted to use both wreaths in the set. The leaves were cut from green cardstock and the other wreath was cut from a couple of different oranges. I used Copic Markers to add some shadows and dimension to the cuts. The die sets were adhered together offsetting each layer. Glossy accents were added to the tips of some of the orange flower/leaves to add some visual interest.

I thought the wreath would be a good size to use on a front door for a hello card, but I didn’t have a door die to create the card. So, I went to the Silhouette Cameo store and found the perfect design. I sized the elements to fit the front of an A2 cardbase and die cut everything from Kraft cardstock, with the exception being the lock and key and know from gold mirror. Once everything was cut I ran everything through Stampin’ Ups’ Wood Plank Embossing Folder. To bring out the woodgrain a blending brush and Distress Vintage Photo was added to the wood. All the pieces were adhered together with liquid glue.

I decided to use Stampin’ Ups Brick and Mortar Embossing Folder to give a brick entrance behind the door. I ran the front of the cardbase through the embossing folder to add the texture.

I added a thin strip of gray cardstock at the bottom of the door for the porch and another smaller strip with angled ends for the step.

I pulled out some gold organza ribbon to create a double bow for the wreath. At the last minute I pulled out Stampin’ Ups Beautiful Bouquet dies and added some flower clusters in three locations on the wreath. Gold rhinestones were add to the center of the flowers. For the sentiment the word “hi” was cut from gold mirror cardstock and added to the center of the wreath on sticky back foam.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Silhouette Coffered Flower Wreath Door by Jennifer Rush
  • Stampin’ Up Arrange a Wreath Dies
  • My Favorite Things Happy Hello
  • Stampin’ Up Beautiful Bouquet Flower Die
  • Stampin’ Up Wood Plank 3D Embossing Folders
  • Stampin’ Up Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder
  • Copic Markers: R14, R17, YR24, YR21; YG99, YG67; W6, W7
  • Distress Ink Vintage Photo
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Kraft and Ivory Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Orange, Yellow, and Green Cardstock from Scraps
  • Darice Thin Strip Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Paper Studio Rhinestones
  • Gold Organza Ribbon from Stash
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Ripened Pumpkin