Part of a Miracle

My youngest daughter is a Pediatric Intensive Care doctor in San Antonio, Texas. Thankfully, kids have been pretty spared for this horrible Covid-19 disease, but they still go into a hospital every day, exposing themselves to the germs that are part of a hospital environment. The hardest hit departments at the greatest risk are the Emergency and the Adult Intensive Card Departments. I saw this great digital stamp from Unity on the Splitcoast Stampers web site and decided to create some cards that I could send to location hospitals, particularly the departments at the greatest risk. All in all I made nine card, one of which I will sent to Janae for her to take to the pediatric intensive care medical personnel she works with. All of the women doctors in the cards has blond hair and blue eyes, because that it what my Janae has.

I wanted a collage of some of the images from Unity Stamps, so I selected three and arranged them to fit on an A2 landscape card front. The card Janae liked the best is the feature image, but I’ve also included a few of the other cards. Each has different colors used. All were colored with Copic Markers.

The first and last cards have the front of the cardbase embossed with a heart embossing folder. The rest I stamped right over the image with My Favorite Things Mini Heart Background using Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink, which is very light and mostly hidden by the Copic coloring.

All the focal image rectangles were cut down to approximate 5 x 3 3/4″. Darice Sticky Back Foam was added for dimension.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Unity Stamps Doctors and Nurses
  • Copic Markers: Y06, Y04, Y00; G05, G02, G00, G000; B95, B93, B91; E13, E11, E02, E01; E11, E21, E01, E00; E11, E01, E00; E35, E33, E31; Y23, E35; E59, E57, E55; C3, C1, C0
  • My Favorite Things Mini Heart Background or Docrafts Small Polka Hearts Embossing Folder
  • Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink
  • My Favorite Things A2 Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Copic Markers:
B97, B95, B93, B91; G05, G02, G00, G000; RV23, RV02, RV000; Y23, E35; E49, E37, E35, E33; E79, E77, E74; C5, C4, C3, C1; E13, E11, E21, E01, E00; E27, YG63
Copic Markers:
BG01, BG000, BG000; B02, B01, B00; C5,C3, C1, C0; BV17, BV13, BV02, BV01, BV00; Y23, E31, E35, E33; E21, E42, E41; E13, E11, E01, E00; E49, E47, E44, E43; RV23, RV02, RV000, YG63
Copic Markers:
YR18, YR16, YR14; YG17, YG03, YG01; RV23, RV02, RV000; C5, C3, C2, C0; Y21, E33; E79, E29, E27, E25; E19, E17, E15; E13, E11, E01, E00; B91

Magnolia Heartfelt Thanks

I had Clearly Besotted’s Magnificent Magnolia out for one of the sentiments on another card and decided to use the lovely magnolia image on my last thank you card. It really makes a statement on the card.

I searched the web for colors of magnolia flowers and decided to color it with the hot pink center. I tried it a couple of time before I liked the combination of ZIG Markers.

A scalloped rectangle was used to die cut around the focal image and add visual interest. Sticky back foam was added to the back to add dimension and the rectangle was adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Clearly Besotted Magnificent Magnolia
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 082 Purple, 073 Vanilla, 044 Deep Green, 047 May Green, 067 Mustard
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Scratch
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder

Heartfelt Thanks

This is another pretty flower stamp from Gina K. Designs. It was stamped on Bristol Smooth Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with gold. It was colored with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

I like this stamp set. This is the first time I’ve used the butterfly in the set. I think it’s a little large for the flower, but it is a pretty accents.

The image was die cut using a stitched rectangle and then a frame of gold mirror cardstock was added behind and then sticky back foam was added to the back of the panel for dimension.

I went through my scraps to find a blue cardstock to match the color of the flower and heat embossed the sentiment in gold and adhered it directly over the flower image.

The focal image panel was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase with liquid glue. As a final embellishment gold sequins were scattered around the flower.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Another Name for Love
  • Clearly Besotted Magnificent Magnolia
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 033 Persian Green, 048 Emerald Green, 050 Yellow
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Scratch
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Purple Peonies Thank You

Once again I pulled out a stamp set that haven’t used much, but is really lovely, Gina K. Designs Wrapped in Love.

This time I decided not to use embossing powder but to stamp it with the standard black Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Bristol Smooth Cardstock.

I colored the image with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers but the violet color didn’t want to move much with my waterbrush pen, so I pulled out a light purple and colored it with the two colors.

Once coloring was completed I decided to use a wonky rectangle to cut the image before placing it on a side folding A2 cardbase. Sticky back foam was added to the back of the panel for dimension. It also give a solid surface to stamp the sentiment, which was stamped with Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink. As a final embellishment I pulled out some lilac sequins and scattered them around the image.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Wrapped in Love
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 080 Violet, 083 Lilac, 048 Emerald Green, 049 Green Shadow
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Gina K. Amalgam Ink
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles
  • Doodlebug Designs Lilac Sequins
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen

Die Cut Flower Thank You

This is the second die from the Sizzix Mixed Media set. It is a love flower and leaf die and takes center stage on your card front.

I die cut it from a quarter sheet of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then ran it through again with Penny Black’s Swirly Stitched Rectangle, which adds some great visual interest.

I decided to back the die cut with a colored cardstock. I tried a lot of different colors and finally settled on this pale pink I had in scraps. I used Spectrum Noir’s Clear Sparkle Pen behind the flowers and then adhered the two pieces together with dotliner adhesive.

The sentiment is from Gina K. Designs’ Wrapped in Love. It was stamped in the lower left of the focal image rectangle with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

Sticky back foam was added to the back of the focal image rectangle to add dimension when it was adhered to an A2 top folding cardbase.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Sizzix Thinlits Mixed Media Dies  662688
  • Gina K. Designs Wrapped in Love
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Penny Black Swirly Stitched Rectangle
  • Martha Stewart Pearls
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen

Thank You…Bunches and Bunches

I was in Hobby Lobby the other day and saw this Mixed Media Die set from Sizzix. I thought they might make some nice cards and you can’t beat their 40% Off Coupon.

This is my least favorite of the three dies included. To me it looks like an envelope flap, but the intricate detail is pretty. My friend purchased them as well and she used a portrait orientation and I think that looks better.

I decided to back the die with gold mirror cardstock. It was adhered to the back with dotliner adhesive. You have to be careful using this because you can get little bits outside of the die cuts. Once the two where adhered together they were run through the Big Shot with a stitched rectangle die.

The sentiment is from Penny Black’s Special Sentiments set. It was stamped with VersaMark Ink in the lower right and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

Sticky back foam was added to the back of the panel and it was then adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Sizzix Thinlits Mixed Media Dies  662688
  • Penny Black Special Sentiments
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Orange and Purple Sketched Flowers Thanks

This is the last thank you card I made with Simon Says Stamps Sketched Flowers. Orange and purple are opposite one another on the color wheel and they make a really pretty card. This time I paired with with Hero Arts Thanks Die.

The image was stamped on Bristol Smooth Cardstock and watercolored with SIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Once coloring was completed it was die cut with the matching die. Sticky back foam was also die cut with the die and adhered to the back of the flower image.

The cardbase was dry embossed with Stampin’ Up’s Subtle Embossing Folder. The focal image was adhered. The thanks die was cut from mirror cardstock and again from sticky back foam and adhered in the lower right corner and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers
  • Hero Arts Thanks
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 041 Light Green, 043 Olive Green, 044 Deep Green, 052 Bright Yellow, 023 Scarlet Red, 024 Wine Red, 070 Orange, 222 Pink Flamingo, 026 Light Pink, 029 Geranium Red, 033 Persian Green, 046 Mid Green, 084 Deep Violet, 903 Platinum Brown, 050 Yellow, 061 Light Brown
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Multi-Colored Sketched Flowers Thanks

For this card using Simon Says Stamps Sketched Flowers I decided to use a die cut sentiment. I think its lovely, but it was so large that I had to rest the top of the “t” on the flowers.

The image was stamped onto Bristol Smooth Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. This creates little wells which makes watercolor easy. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers were used in varying color combination.

Once the color was completed it was die cut using the coordinating die. The die was also used to cut sticky back foam, which was added to the back of the flower arrangement to add dimension on the card. Then the die cut sentiment was added using foam tape as well.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers
  • Simon Says Stamp Painted Thanks Die
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 024 Wine Red, 032 Persian Blue, 084 Deep Violet, 035 Deep Blue, 052 Bright Yellow, 044 Deep Green, 043 Olive Green, 041 Light Green, 029 Geranium Red, 903 Platinum Brown VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Sketched Flowers Thanks a Million

I’ve always loved Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers. It is a very large stamp, but the flowers and arrangement is lovely. I pulled it out to create several thank you cards. These are the ones with the sentiment “thanks a million.”

The image was stamped onto Bristol Smooth Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. This creates little wells which makes watercolor easy. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers were used in varying color combination.

Once the color was completed it was die cut using the coordinating die. The die was also used to cut sticky back foam, which was added to the back of the flower arrangement to add dimension on the card.

The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted’s Layered Chrysanthemum and fit perfectly at the bottom of the cardfront. It was also stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed gold.

The flower arrangement was adhered using liquid glue and the cards were done.

PRODUCTS USED CARD #1:

  • Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers
  • Clearly Besotted Layered Chrysanthemums
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 082 Purple, 084 Deep Violet, 083 Lilac, 047 May Green, 044 Deep Green, 041 Light Green, 046 Mid Green, 230 Pale Rose 200 Sugared Almond Pink, 027 Dark Pink
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

PRODUCTS USED CARD #2

  • Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers
  • Clearly Besotted Layered Chrysanthemums
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 400 Marine Green, 047 May Green, 044 Deep Green, 040 Green, 035 Deep Blue, 036 Light Blue, 037 Cornflower Blue, 038 Peacock Blue, 031 Cobalt Blue
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

PRODUCTS USED CARD #3

  • Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers
  • Clearly Besotted Layered Chrysanthemums
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 061 Light Brown, 063 Ochre, 060 Brown, 066 Dark Oatmeal, 072 Beige, 054 Pale Orange, 070 Orange, 052 Bright Yellow, 071 Flesh Color, 222 Pink Flamingo, 023 Scarlet Red, 046 Mid Green, 043 Olive Green, 041 Light Green
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

You Are So Kind

I was asked to make arrangements for four musical number at an event for women in my church. I wanted to be able to express my appreciation for this willingness to share their talents, this is the first card I created.

I pulled out Simon Says Stamp Kind Flowers and stamped it on Bristol Smooth Cardstock and watercolored it with ZIG Real Brush Markers. I wanted a bright and happy spring feel, so I used multiple colors for the flowers and love the way it turned out.

This stamp set has the word “kind” inset in the middle of the flowers, but it also comes with a stamp for the word “kind” and a matching die. I decide to stamp it on mirror cardstock and heat emboss it with gold powder. It is very subtle but pretty effect. Next I stamped a secondary sentiment on black cardstock and heat embossed it in gold and cut it into a thin strip and added it to the center of the word “kind” adhering it directly over the die cut word with liquid adhesive.

I then die cut the focal image using a scalloped rectangle and adhered it to a side folding A2 cardbase made from 120# white cardstock. There is a slight variation in the color of the two cardstock, but I like that little bit of difference, I think it helps the focal image to pop a little more on the page. The card front was embossed using Stampin’ Up’s Subtle Embossing Folder, which adds the slightest texture, but is really pretty in real life.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Kind Flowers
  • Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 084 Deep Violet, 037 Cornflower Blue, 032 Persian Blue, 029 Geranium Red, 052 Bright Yellow, 050 Yellow,046 Mid Green, 044 Deep Green, 041 Light Green
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Gold Stickles
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle