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

Fall Leaves Gratitude

I love the quote by President Thomas S. Monson “To live with gratitude ever in our hearts is to touch heaven.” I think it is true. Life is sweeter when we look through the challenges and experiences of our lives with gratitude. What better time of year to count our blessings than in the fall, which is why I used fall leaves for embellishments.

I like it so much that I made it again adding a die cut “Thank You” from Karen Burniston.

Products Used:

  • Lawn Fawn Large and Small Stitched Leaves
  • American Crafts Pumpkin Cardstock (320365)
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Ripe Persimmon, Rusty Hinge, Gathered Twigs, Candied Apple, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Scattered Straw, Fossilized Amber, Forest Moss, Peeled Paint
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops: Bottle Green, Ripened Pumpkin, Dandelion Yellow, Red Berry
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Silhouette Cameo Word Cutout
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Thank You with Gilded Flakes

I have had Nuvo’s Gilded Flakes for sometime and never used them before. I used Be Creative doubled sided tape on the beautiful patterned paper in varying widths. I also adhered them to a wider strip of paper to cut out the sentiments. They are messy, but beautiful.

Products Used:

  • Moda Scrap Let Your Soul Bloom Paper
  • Nuvo Gliding Flakes Gold
  • Be Creative Tape
  • Karen Burniston Thank You Die
  • Martha Stewart 3 Butterflies Punch
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gold Rhinestones
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

Wallpaper Art Thank You III

The flowers in this stamp set are large enough to stand along. I like the way the red border accents the red of the flower.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Wallpaper Art
  • Penny Black Wishes
  • Copic Markers:  R89, R59, R39, R37; G99, G94, G82; YR26, YR24
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Wallpaper Art Thank You II

I love the vibrant red of these flowers. The embossed background adds visual interest and pulls the eye to the focal image.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Wallpaper Art
  • Hero Arts Thanks
  • Copic Markers:  R89, R59, R39, R37; G99, G94, G82; YR26, YR24
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Cuttlebug Mosaic Embossing Folder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Wallpaper Art Thank You

When you get the stamp set from Altenew they have a few samples of how to use them.  Some are the exact size of a card front.  I decided to add an additional flower over the top of the sample, which I colored with Copic Markers.  Unfortunately, when creating another card this card fell over on to some open red Copic Markers and left marks all over the card front.  I decided to stamp an almost exact duplicate of the card.  Coloring of the leaves was better on the Neena Classic Crest.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Wallpaper Art
  • Copic Markers: V09, V06, V04; YR27, YR24, YR23; YG67, YG63, YG21
  • Nuvo Glitter Drops Golden Sunset
  • Nuvo Glitter Pen
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

You Are Amazing Thank You

So a friend of mine brought my attention to this stamp and die from Crafter’s Companion. It has two edge dies to cut the border of the stamped image. I decided to add some gold foil striped paper to the bottom of the card and one die cut the one edge of the flowers. Love the way it turned out.

Products Used:

  • Crafter’s Companion Peony Stamp and Die
  • Hero Arts Thanks
  • Karen Burniston Thank You Die
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Craft Smith Gold Foil 12 x 12 Paper Pad
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darcie Sticky Back Foam
  • Copic Markers: V09, V06, V04, V01; YG67, YG63, YG21; G46, G43, YG03
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Memento London Fog Ink

Thank You Bouquet in a Vase

I decided to combine the new Altenew Versatile Vases with Clearly Besotted’s Thanks a Bunch and love the way it turned out. After the card was assembled I felt like it need a little something extra, so I used my ScorBuddy to add some scored diagonal lines to the bottom of the card.

Products Used:

  • Clearly Besotted Thanks a Bunch
  • Altenew Versatile Vases
  • Simon Says Stamp Bouquet of Thanks
  • Memento London Fog Ink
  • Copic Markers: YG99, YG95, YG93; R59, R46, R29, R24; YR18, YR16, Y19, Y17, Y15, Y13; B00, B000, B0000
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Kind Flowers Thank You

I’ve always liked the look of silver with blue. This image was stamped with fade out ink, colored with Copic Markers, and then stamped again with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with silver.

Products Used:

  • Simon Says Stamp Kind Flowers
  • Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers
  • Memento London Fog Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • Stickles Silver
  • Copic Markers: B97, B95, B91; BG57, BG53, BG000; BG78 BG75, BG72; Y08, Y04, Y02; Y38, Y35, Y17, YR14; G46, G43, G24; YG99, YG95, YG93; YG05, YG23, YG01
  • Darice Sticky Strips
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Tag Corner Die
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

You’re So Kind Embossed

I love the way the sentiment is incorporated into this beautiful bouquet from Simon Says Stamp. It was colored with Copic Markers and then restamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with gold.

Products Used:

  • Simon Says Stamp Kind Flowers
  • Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers
  • Memento London Fog Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Stickles Gold
  • Copic Markers: RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10; V28, V25, V22; YG67, YG17, YG03; G46, G24, G43; G09, G05, G03, G00, Y18, Y15, Y11
  • Darice Sticky Strips
  • Winnie & Walter Audrey Essentials Die
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock