Delicate Flowers You Are So Special to Me

So I have two aunts that are my mother’s younger sisters. They are now 89 and 92 and there health is failing. They have been such a wonderful influence in my life and I wanted them to know how special they are to me. I made the previous card for one of them and had Simon Says Stamp’s Delicate Flowers out for the sentiment and decided to use that stamp set to create the second.

I stamped the images onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock with a light ink and watercolored them using ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers. They turned out lovely. I stamp them a second time with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed them gold and then die cut them with the coordinating dies.

I cut a scalloped rectangle from white cardstock and arranged the flowers where I wanted them. I then used Glad Press ‘n Seal to keep them in place an allow me to pick them up and add adhesive to the back. I used liquid glue for everything except the largest flower and placed them on the scalloped rectangle.

Before adhering the largest flower with foam tape I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark and heat embossed it gold and then placed the largest flower.

The final embellishments was to add gold sequins around the card front.

I am so grateful for these wonderful women in my life and I pray the Lord will watch over them until he takes them home to dwell with Him.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Delicate Flowers
  • Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 202 Peach Pink, 048 Emerald Green, 045 Pale Green, 067 Mustard
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Spellbinders Fancy Edged Rectangles
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequin Mix
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock

You Are So Special to Me

This is the final card I made using the Altenew Build-A-Flower Rose. My crafting friend wanted to make a purple rose, but she didn’t like the way it turned out, so I gave it a try. I think the challenge on creating these roses is to have variations in color, but ensure the tones of the colors used go well together.

I pulled out a watercolor cardstock from Paper Studio that had a beautiful corner of purple shades in light and darker. These were my base and first layer of the flowers. I then went through my scraps of purple to find two more colors that coordinated. This time I only used two layers for the leaves.

For this card I decided to pull out Avery Elle’s Horizontal Stripes background die. It has a lovely circle opening where I could nest the flowers and leaves. I cut it from white cardstock and adhered it to a top folding white cardbase.

The flowers and leaves were adhered around the circle opening with liquid glue and the sentiment was stamped in purple ink on one of the stripes.

For a final embellishment Clear Wink of Stella was added to the flowers and purple sequins were scattered around the flowers, with the centers being filled with Gold Stickles.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Build-A-Flower Rose
  • Simon Says Stamp Delicate Flowers
  • Avery Elle Horizontal Stripes
  • Altenew Deep Iris Ink
  • Copic Markers YG67
  • Purple Cardstocks from Scraps
  • The Paper Studio Watercolor Multi
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Stampin’ Up Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Pretty Pink Posh Enchanted Garden Sequin Mix
  • Ranger Gold Stickles

Thinking of You Corner Flowers

This stamp set was a collaboration between Pink Fresh Studio and Simon Says Stamptember. I have a love/hate with Stamptember. Once the stamp collaborations are sold out they are never available again. I went to purchase this stamp quickly, but the set with the matching dies was already sold out. I wanted to able to cut out the flowers and add dimension and thought I would quickly create a cut file in my Silhouette, but there are a lot of spaces between the flowers and leaves and that doesn’t work well when doing a trace and cut. So, I stamped the flower corner and then drew a pencil line around the flowers where I would fussy cut them with scissors. This didn’t work well either, but once I traced over the line with black ink I was finally able to create a cut file. I found the easiest way to use the cut file was to cut several, place the negative in my MISTI with some tape to keep it in place and add the positive cuts into place and then stamp the flowers on top.

For this card I used some lovely yellow, orange, and greens. Foam tape was added to the back for dimension. A side folding ivory cardbase was created and then dry embossed with the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder. The sentiment is from Altenew and was cut from gold mirror cardstock and again from sticky back foam. The flowers and sentiment were adhered in place with liquid glue. The final embellishment was to add some Nuvo Crystal Drop in Ripened Pumpkin to the center of the flowers.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pink Fresh Studio Celebrate Our Differences
  • Altenew Thinking of You Die
  • Silhouette Cameo Cut File
  • Altenew Inks: Bamboo, Olive, Chamomile, Snapdragon
  • Distress Oxide Scattered Straw
  • Copic Marker Y00
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Ripened Pumpkin
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight and Layering Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Camilla Thinking of You

This is another card I made using some ink smooshed paper. For this one pink colors were used for a softer look.

Since I have limited supplies on the road I decided to take a layering stamp and take the middle detail layer and stamp it with VersaMark Ink and then heat emboss it white. It was then cut using the coordinating die. I did the same for the leaves using some leftover green smooshed watercolor paper.

These are large flowers. I arranged two on a stitched rectangle panel that was dry embossed using the Darice Basketweave embossing folder. The leaves and background flower were adhered with liquid glue and the top folder with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

The sentiment was stamped on a strip of black cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed white. A fishtail end was added to one side and the then the sentiment was adhered with some foam tape as well.

The entire panel was adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase with liquid glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Camilla Build-a-Flower
  • Altenew Thinking of You
  • Distress Inks: Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Lucky Clover, Cracked Pistachio, Mowed Lawn
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder

Modern Floral Wishing You Joy Today Take II

When I saw this stamp set from Pink Fresh Studio I knew it would make some awesome card. I used Jennifer McGuire’s technique and die cut multiple images from white cardstock. Then I used one of the rectangles with the negative openings and placed a die cut in the opening and stamped it with the colors desired. This way you don’t have to realign the layers every time, only once, cleaning the stamp well between different colors. It went very quickly.

For this card I used pink flowers and create a bouquet with a ribbon bow. I die cut a scalloped rectangle and added the flowers and leaves. A ribbon was made from white organza ribbon an d adhered at the bottom of the bouquet. Sticky back foam was added to the back of the rectangle and it was adhered to a top folding cardbase with liquid glue.

The sentiment was stamped on black cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. It was cut using Pink and Main Sentiment Strip that has double flag ends. It was adhered using foam tape.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pink Fresh Studio Modern Layered Florals
  • Altenew Inks: Baby Pink, Fuchsia, Fresh Leaf, Lime
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • Darice Thin Foam Strips
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Dandelion Yellow
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Pink & Main Sentiment Strip
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • White Organza Ribbon
  • Winnie & Walter Sequin Mix

Modern Floral Wishing You Joy Today

When I saw this stamp set from Pink Fresh Studio I knew it would make some awesome card. I used Jennifer McGuire’s technique and die cut multiple images from white cardstock. Then I used one of the rectangles with the negative openings and placed a die cut in the opening and stamped it with the colors desired. This way you don’t have to realign the layers every time, only once, cleaning the stamp well between different colors. It went very quickly.

To add some visual interest I die cut a rectangle using a Memory Box Matinee Rectangle.

For this card I used coral colors for my flowers. I arrangement them in a mirror of one another and added a sentiment in between.

The final embellishment was to add some clear droplets around the flower bouquet.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pink Fresh Studio Modern Layered Florals
  • Altenew Inks: Sunkissed, Orange Cream, Rouge, Crimson, Moss, Parrot
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Stampin’ Up Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder
  • Memory Box Matinee Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Dandelion Yellow
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Honey Bee Sentiment Banner
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplet

Beautiful Butterflies Get Your Happy On

When I get a new stamp I tend to make quite a few cards with it to make sure I’m getting my money’s worth. For this card I used all the butterflies in Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Butterflies and stamped them a couple of times with Memento London Fog Ink. I then stamped the largest butterfly with Distress Oxide Candied Apple Ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. The center was colored with some red Copic Markers. I didn’t have coordinating Dies for the butterfly so I used my Silhouette PIXScan Mat to cut out the image.

I cut down the background with a rectangle die 1/8″ smaller than an A2 cardbase. Even though I didn’t use black ink to stamp the butterfly background it was still very distracting when I when to place the red focal image butterfly on top so I decided to cover it with some vellum. I love the way that vellum softens a background, but it is difficult to adhered. I had seen Nina Marie Trapani cut vellum larger than the panel, miter the edges and fold them back, adhering it with dotliner adhesive. I decided to give it a try and it worked perfectly.

I decided to add a thin red mat to the back of the butterfly panel, but I didn’t have an exact match red cardstock, so I used the Candied Apple ink to color the edge of a panel 1/16″ larger than the background and adhered the vellum background panel to it with liquid glue. The panel was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase with the same glue.

I adhered the focal image butterfly with some Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape. I like this tape because it has a lower loft than my 3M foam tape but still adds some great dimension.

I stamped the sentiment with the same Candied Apple Ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I used the same Copic Markers to color the background of the sentiment and matted it with a thin border rectangle that the edges had been colored with the same red it. Simon Says Stamp foam tape was added to the back and it was adhered to the lower right corner of the card front.

The final embellishment was to add some red sequins from my stash.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Butterflies
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Candied Apple
  • Memento London Fog Ink
  • Hero Arts Detailed Clear Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers: R24, R22, R21, R20; R29
  • Essential By Ellen Rectangles
  • Paper Accents Vellum
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape
  • Be Creative 1/8” Double-Sided Tape
  • Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Mix Sequins

Abstract Flowers Thinking of You

This is another lovely flower image from Alex Syberia Designs. It was printed onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a laser printer and then colored with Copic Markers. Once the coloring was complete the sentiment was stamped below the flowers.

The focal image was then die cut using Penny Black Swirly Stitched Rectangle. I love the unique stitching this die adds to a die cut rectangle. Sticky back foam was cut just smaller than the rectangle and adhered to the back for added dimension when adhering it to a top folding cardbase.

A few black sequins were scattered around the flower and sentiment and the card was done. Quick and easy.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Alex Syberia Designs Abstract Flowers
  • Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers
  • Copic Markers:  YR18, YR16, YR14, YR12; G99, G94, YG03; 100, C8, C7
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Penny Black Swirly Stitched Rectangle
  • Honey Bee Galaxy Sequins
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Chinese Peony Thinking of You

I like the ruffled edges to this peony image. I printed it on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a laser printer so that the lines would like bleed when coloring with Copic Markers.

Once the coloring was complete I stamped the sentiment below the flower image with Amalgam Ink.

For this card I decided to die cut the focal image using Penny Black’s Antique Frame. Sticky back foam was added behind for dimension. It was then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase with liquid glue.

The final embellishment was to scatter gold metallic confetti around the flower and sentiment and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Alex Syberia Designs Chainese Peony
  • Altenew Thinking of You
  • Copic Markers:  R89, R85, R83, R81; YR24, YR21; G46, G24, YG17, YG05
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Penny Black Antique Frame
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Confetti
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Wildflower Thinking of You

This image from Power Poppy is called Wildflower Mini, but when you get it in digital form you can size it large or small. I printed it onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a laser printer to ensure the lines don’t bleed when coloring with Copic Markers.

I used gray markers to ground the image so it didn’t look like it was floating in air. Once the coloring was done I stamped the sentiment below the flower image and used a scalloped rectangle to die cut the image. I like the way a pretty die cut lets the focal image pop when you are using white on white in a card.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the scalloped focal image and then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase with liquid glue. A few confetti and sequins were scattered around the image and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Wildflower Mini
  • Altenew Thinking of You
  • Copic Markers:  RV23, RV02, RV000; V17, V15, V12; R89, R59, R56; R24, R22, R20; Y08, Y06, Y04, Y02; B24, B23, B21; BG02, BG01, BG000, BG0000; G46, G24, G20; YG67, YG17, YG03; G99, G94; E29, E27, E25; E39, E37, E35; C2, C1, C0
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Confetti
  • Simon Says Stamp Watermelon Sequins
  • Neat & Tangled Starry Night Sequins
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive