Fall Rose Bouquet Birthday

When I saw Gina K. Designs Rose Bouquet Stamp I really like the image, but when I got it in the mail it was smaller than I thought it would be.  An easy way to make a small image take center stage is to cut a rectangle just larger than the image and then back it was a different colored frame.

For this card I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then die cut a rectangle using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock was cut 1/8” larger and the two were adhered together using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  The black border really draws the eye to the focal image.

The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday Cosmos and was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black in the lower left of the focal image panel.

I used fall colors for the flowers.  Copic Markers: Copic Markers: R08, R05, R22; YR16, YR14, YR12; YR18, YR16, YR12; YG97, YG95, YG9.  Light blue markers were added for a sky effect (B0000, B000).

Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut with the same Simon Says Stamp rectangle die and adhered to the back of the focal image.  A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was adhered to the front using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Rose Bouquet Stamp
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Technique Tuesday Cosmos Sentiment Stamp
  • Copic Markers: R08, R05, R22; YR16, YR14, YR12; YR18, YR16, YR12; YG97, YG95, YG93; B0000, B000
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive

Hero Arts Artistic Dahlia Happy Birthday

This flower from Hero Arts is really unique.  It comes with the stamp and die, but there are multiple layers to the die which gives added dimension to the image.  I stamped the image four times with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them all with Copic Markers: R08, R05, R22; YG97, YG95, YG93.  Next I used the dies to cut different portions of the flower and layered them together using foam squares.  This adds a lot of dimension to the image and it really pops from the page.

To assemble the card I created a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot using the Cuttlebug Charles Embossing Folder.  I really like the look of the dotted chevron in this folder.  I die cut a white frame using My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Frame from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and cut a rectangle just larger than the opening from the same cardstock.  It was here that the sentiment from Technique Tuesday Cosmos was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  Strips of 3M ½” Foam Tape were cut in half and added to the back of the frame.  The sentiment rectangle was adhered to the back of the frame.  It was then adhered to the front of the cardbase with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the flower image, only to the areas that were unobstructed by the frame, and then adhered to the lower left corner of the card front.  I really like the crisp, clean look to this card.

PRODUCT USED:

  • Hero Arts Artistic Dahlia Stamp and Die
  • Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Technique Tuesday Cosmos Sentiment Stamp
  • Copic Markers: R08, R05, R22; YG97, YG95, YG93
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Cuttlebug Charles Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Frame

My Best Friend Birthday I and II

Clearly Besotted’s My Best Friend has a beautiful spray of three flower that made a love card.  I decided to create two different cards, one using Altenew Inks: Sea Breeze, Turquoise, Tide Blue; and the second using Altenew Inks: Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, and Rubellite.  Different green Altenew inks were used for each arrangement.

I decided to keep the design clean and simple, using a couple of My Favorite Things Frames to cause the flower arrangements to pop from the page.

I stamp and die cut the floral and leaf images and set them aside.  For the first card I die cut a rectangle frame using My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Frame and cut down 3M ½” Foam Tape so that it was narrow enough to be added to the back of the fame and not be seen.  A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the rectangle frame was added to the center to determine where to stamp the sentiment, which is from Technique Tuesday’s Cosmos Stamp set with Hero Hues India Ink Black.

Next the front of the card was run through the Big Shot using the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder.  The backing paper was removed from the rectangle frame and adhered to the card front.  3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of flowers and leaves so that they would lay flat on the surface of the card and voila, the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Clearly Besotted My Best Friend Stamp
  • Technique Tuesday Cosmos Sentiment Stamp
  • Altenew Inks: Sea Breeze, Turquoise, Tide Blue
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Jelly Bean Green, Grass Green, Asparagus
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Frame
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock

CARD TWO

The second card was done in the same manner, however, for this card the My Favorite Things Stitched Oval Frame was used.  The sentiment is from Mama Elephant’s Make a Wish and was stamped in the center of the oval with Hero Hues India Ink Black and then dry embossed using the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder.  The flowers were arrangement in the lower left of the oval, adhered with 3M Foam Tape and Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Clearly Besotted My Best Friend Stamp
  • Mama Elephant Make a Wish Stamp
  • Altenew Inks: Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, Rubellite; Bamboo, Parrot, Olive
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Oval Frame
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock