Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Fleur Striped Thank You

I have had the Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Fleur Striped stamp set for years.  I’ve tried to use it but have had a hard time using the matching die. The stamp it a large rubber stamp with all the flowers stamped at one time.  The matching die is a solid multi flower cut and I just could not keep all the flowers aligned to get an even cut around the images.  The other day I thought about using my Silhouette PixScan to cut the images and it worked beautifully.

I stamped the images on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black and then colored them with Copic Markers, colors used are listed below.  Once the coloring was done I placed them on the PixScan Mat, took a photo of the image with my cell phone, and then cut them with the Silhouette Cameo.  Once the flowers were cut I used my bone folder to curve the petals.  I took a large flower and then a medium flower and adhered them together offset with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and set them aside.

Next I cut a rectangle of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  Then I ink blended Distress Ink Tumbled Glass.  I stamped the sentiment from Gina K. Designs Happy Thoughts with Hero Hues India Ink Black in the upper right corner of the rectangle.  After these steps were complete it was run through the Sizzix Big Shot again with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder.  With my paper cutter a rectangle of Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller than the embossed rectangle and adhered to the back.

The flowers and leaves were arranged on the embossed rectangle and adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Then the rectangle was adhered to a horizontal A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue added to the back of the fun foam. I decided to use some Queen and Co. Rock Candy Yellow Rhinestones for the flower centers and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Fleur Striped
  • Gina K. Designs Happy Thoughts
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Copic: G40, G43, G46; RV11, RV13, RV14; Y13, Y17, YR23
  • Distress Ink Tumbled Glass
  • Queen and Co. Rock Candy Yellow
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock

A Bouquet of Thanks

 

I love the big, bold flower images that have been coming out from stamp companies lately.  I recently purchased Mama Elephant Organic Blooms and wanted to create a clean and simple card that would showcase the image.  I really like how it turned out.

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I stamped the image on Strathmore 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper with Stazon Jet Black Ink and watercolored it with the following Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: Olive Green 043, Pale Green 045, Deep Violet 084, Lilac 083, Violet 080, Dark Pink 027, Pink 025, Light Carmine 028, Pale Pink 028.

While the watercolor was drying I stamped Gina K. Designs Thank You Border on WorldWin Papers Vellum with Stazon Jet Black Ink and added Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder, heat setting it with my Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.  I fussy cut around the lacy edge of the stamp and set it aside.

I die cut a scalloped circle with the Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Circles frame die from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The watercolor image was die cut with the Sizzix Large Circle die just smaller than the frame and adhered with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  If you remove the backing from the foam tape you can easily bend it to fit around the circle.

The vellum sentiment was wrapped around the frame and adhered to the back with some Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The complete focal image was adhered with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the front of a side fold Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock card base, cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″ and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Mama Elephant Organic Blooms Stamp
  • Gina K. Designs Thank You Border Stamp
  • Stazon Jet Black Ink
  • Altenew Soft Lilac Ink (Inside of Card)
  • Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: Olive Green 043, Pale Green 045, Deep Violet 084, Lilac 083, Violet 080, Dark Pink 027, Pink 025, Light Carmine 028, Pale Pink 028
  • Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Wordwin Papers Translucent Vellum
  • Sizzix Large Circle die
  • Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Circles die
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
  • Sizzix Big Shot

CTD 395: Thankful

Today I decided to participate in the Color Throw Down Challenge #395 and I just couldn’t get things right.  I started with some Canson 140# Cold Press Watercolor paper and stamped Simon Says Stamp Leaves Background in Hero Hues Green Hills and Soft Olive.  I then stamped the sentiment from Penny Black Special Wishes in Hero Hues Black.  It looked good to begin with and I was off to the rest of the card.

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I die cut some Gina K. Designs 140# Ivory with Winnie & Walter’s Audrey Essentials scalloped panel.  I wanted to make it a frame and so I used the third largest Spellbinders Card Creators A die to remove the center of the panel.  I then die cut the leafy background with second largest Spellbinders Card Creator A die and adhered the scalloped frame using 3M 1/2″ foam tape for a little dimension.

I took some heavy weight cream vellum from my personal store and die cut My Favorite Things Fancy Flourish.  I wanted to add a little more interest, so I die cut it again with Grafix 30# Leaf Green Vellum and using a little Multi Medium Matte I adhered them both to the upper left corner of the frame.  Using the same cream vellum I die cut three sets of My Favorite Things Flower and Leaf Trio and glued them together with Multi Medium Matte, adding green Traveni Craft Adhesive Pearls to the center of the flowers and grouped them in the upper left corner, popping up the last flower with a round foam dot I’ve had in my stash forever.

It was at this point that I noticed the sentiment was not crisp and clean. The ink had bled on the watercolor paper, but I decided to complete the card anyway and glued the finished panel to a craft colored card base, cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″ and the card was done.

I wasn’t happy with the way the sentiment looked so I decided to make another card with a similar design.  I took the center of the Gina K. Design 120# Cardstock leftover from cutting out the center of the previous frame. I cut two My Favorite Things Fancy Florish dies from the Grafix 30# Leaf Green Vellum and adhered them to the upper left corner as before.  This time I used My Favorite Things Prima Donna Petals to create a flower embellishment.  I adhered the layers together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and added a lime green rhinestone to the center.

I stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Big Scripty Greetings in Hero Hues Green Hills ink using my MISTI. I cut a scallop frame in green cardstock with the Winnie & Walter’s Audrey Essentials large scallop panel, running it through the Big Shot twice to make it a little smaller.  I glued the two together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

I made a top folding card from Simon Says Stamp Craft cardstock, cutting it to 4 1/2″ x 11″ and scoring it at 5 1/2″.  I added 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the back of the scalloped frame and placed it in the center of the cardbase and it was done.

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Neither of these cards are my favorites, but I have participated in my first card challenge and that was a success.

Products Used:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Canson 140# Cold Press Watercolor paper
  • Simon Says Stamp Craft Cardstock
  • Grafix 30# Leaf Green Vellum
  • WorldWin Papers Vellum
  • Simon Says Stamp Leaves Background Stamp
  • Penny Black Special Wishes Stamp
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Scripty Greetings Stamp
  • Hero Hues Ink: Green Hills, Soft Olive, Black
  • Winnie & Walter’s Audrey Essentials Die
  • Spellbinders Card Creators A Die
  • My Favorite Things Flower and Leaf Trio Die
  • My Favorite Things Prima Donna Petals Die
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Sizzix Big Shot

Thanks a Bunch

I am always in need of thank you cards.  Last weekend we were in Salt Lake City for a family wedding and my beautiful sister Julie generously gave us a place to stay.  Staying with loved ones is always better than a hotel.  For one you get really good home cooked food and terrific company.

I love the flower stamps from Altenew.  This time I used their Hennah Elements, but I did a little something different by stamping on colored cardstock with a darker die ink and then adding some highlights with Copic markers.  This ensured that the die cut images have color, even the border.

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The colored cardstock I have had for ages, so I can’t give you colors or brands, the inks used for stamping were Color Box Cyan, Violet, and Amber.  The Copic markers used were: B04, V99, and YR23.

The card base is Gina K. Designs 120# white card stock, cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and scored it at 4 1/4″ for a landscape top folding card.  I stamped two images of the middle flower and fussy cut the center of the flower from one of them.  I adhered the middle flower to the card base with 3M 1/2” foam tape and then attached the fussy cut center of the flower using another layer of foam tape for added dimension.  I tucked the other two flowers and leaves underneath, adhering them with Elmer’s Craft Bond Dot Runner.  To add some additional dimension and pop to the center of the flowers I added The Paper Studio Gold Glitter Stripe Gemstones.

I stamped Altenew’s Label Love for the sentiment on white cardstock with Hero Hues Black ink and cut a fish tail end to one side.  I need to practice on how to do this better so the words are crisper.  In the end I used a white gel pen and traced over the letters for a clearer sentiment.  Not sure if this was any better since the letters weren’t perfectly formed, but you could read them better.  I attached it to the bottom of the card using 3M 1/2″ foam tape, and the card was done.

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Products Used:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Altenew Hennah Elements Stamp
  • Altenew Label Love Stamp
  • Color Box Inks: Cyan, Violet, and Amber
  • Copic Markers: B04, V99, and YR23
  • The Paper Studio Gold Glitter Stripe Gemstones
  • 3M 1/2” Foam Tape
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Dot Runner