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

Peonies Thinking of You

I love the images from Power Poppy and going digital allows you to size them perfectly to fit your design. I printed this peonies image onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a laser printer to eliminate bleeding of the lines when coloring with Copic Markers.

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

For this design I decided to frame the flower with My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Frame die. I cut it from the same cardstock and then added foam tape behind for dimension. I placed it over the flower image to determine where to cut down the image so that it would be behind the frame in the perfect location. I marked it with pencil and then cut it down with my guillotine cutter. I removed the backing from the foam tape and placed the flower rectangle behind the frame. The using liquid glue I adhered it to a top folding cardbase.

The final embellishment was to add different colored green sequins around the flower and sentiment. I like the way the frame is slightly smaller than the card front.

This was a quick and easy card to make.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Irresistible Peonies
  • Altenew Thinking of You
  • Copic Markers:  R24, R22, R21, R20; YG67, YG17, YG03; Y28, Y26, Y21
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Frame
  • Pretty Pink Posh Mossy Green Sequins
  • Doodlebug Designs Limeade Sequins
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Hydrangea Thinking of You

I love the way this card turned out. The pretty background die from Spellbinders matted with a light blue to match the color of the hydrangea is striking.

I printed the image onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers. It was then die cut using the Divine Eloquence background die and then the sentiment was stamped in the open area beneath the flower.

I went through my scraps of cardstock to find the right light blue that would compliment the flowers and then cut it to the right size to fit behind the die cut focal image. The two were adhered together using liquid glue.

The focal image panel was then adhered to a top folding cardbase and blue sequins were scattered around the sentiment and flower and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Just Ink Line Hydrangea
  • Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers
  • Copic Markers:  BV04, B95, B93, B91; G46, G24, YG03; YR24
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Spellbinders A2 Divine Eloquence
  • Neat & Tangled Starry Night Sequins
  • Pretty Pink Posh Seattle Spirit Mix Sequins

Garden Bouquet Sending Hugs

This is another card I created for Laina Taylor to give out to some of the sisters from church. I used another great image from Conie Fong with flowers in a watering can.

I printed the image onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers. I cut the colored panel down using a Memory Box Matinee Rectangle and added sticky back foam to add dimension when it was adhered to the card.

The sentiment is a standard font paired with a lovely script. It was stamped under the focal image with Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink.

The card front of an A2 cardbase was embossed using the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder and the focal image rectangle was adhered using liquid glue. Silver sequins were scattered around the focal image and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Conie Fong Garden Bouquet
  • Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flower
  • Copic Markers:  C6, C5, C4, C3, C2, C1, C0; Y15, Y11, Y00; Y26, Y23, Y21; V01, V04, V06, V01; RV23, RV02, RV000; YR14, YR12, YR00; YG67, YG17, YG03; G99, G94, YG03; YG17, YG05, YG03
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Silver Sequins
  • Memory Box Matinee Rectangle

Peony Delight Thinking of You

I volunteered to create some Thinking of You cards for our Relief Society President, who watches over all the women in my ward, which is approximately 180 women. This has been a difficult time for some of the ladies and she is trying to keep in touch with them to ensure all is going well. There are assignments made where we all have sisters (or ladies) to watch over, but still it is a large responsibility for the president of the organization. This is the first card I made for Laina using the lovely Peony Delight digi stamp from Conie Fong.

I printed the image onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a laser printer and then colored it with Copic Markers. Once the coloring was done I used an oval die to cut out the focal image.

I found a thinking of you sentiment that would fit in the small open area in the upper right of the image and stamped it with Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink. Sticky Back Foam was cut with the same oval die and then trimmed down so that it wouldn’t show.

The front of a side folding cardbase was embossed using the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder. I love the way embossing the front of the card adds such great visual interest behind a focal image, which was adhered with liquid glue.

Purple sequins were scattered around the focal image and sentiment and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Conie Fong Peony Delight
  • Simon Says Stamp Delicate Flowers
  • Copic Markers:  G05, B02, B00, B000; RV23, RV02, RV000; V17, V15, V12; Y26
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Pretty Pink Posh Enchanted Garden Mix Sequins
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder

Spring Card Camp 2 Day 11 Colorful Cards Without Coloring Dahlia

Julie Ebersole was the guest designer for Day 11 of the Spring Card Camp 2. Her technique was to have colorful images without coloring. The color comes from the background paper. She stamped a flower image with VersaMark in multiple places on a rectangle of cardstock, leaving a love watermark. She then stamped the same image and die cut it for a focal image on the card. Sometimes she would have just one focal image, sometimes she would cut the flower into multiple sections and adhere to the card front.

This is the second card I made using this technique. This time I decided to scatter portions of this large dahlia around the card front. I first stamped the image onto orange cardstock with VersaMark Ink, which created a subtle watermark background. I then stamped the image two times on what cardstock and heat embossed them gold. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut around the images. I then laid the large flower on a portion of the orange rectangle and cut off the excess. This could be used on another section of the rectangle. The second image was used for the third placement of the dahlia on the card front. This is very similar to the second card the Julie Ebersole make. I just used a different flower image.

I stamped the sentiment on black cardstock and cut a label with a Spellbinders label die. Foam tape was added to the back for dimension. I decided to cut down the orange rectangle so I could add a black mat behind it to tie in the back sentiment. I made it small enough to also leave a white border when both were placed on the card front.

This is not a typical card that I make. I actually like coloring large images with different mediums, but it was fun doing something outside of my normal paradigm.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Dahlia XL
  • Gina K. Designs Doodle Sayings
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Coral Reef and Onyx Black
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Spellbinders Labels Four
  • 3M 1/2” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Spring Card Camp 2 Day 1 Marvelous Masking Sweet Rose Just Because

For the first card that I made using the technique taught by Kristina Werner I used the negative mask to create a card. This card is made with the positive “J” left behind from the first card.

I placed the mask in the center of a quarter sheet of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and began stamping the roses from Altenew’s Sweet Rose Stamp. This is a layering set and I used only three of the layers for each of the image stamped. I added leaves to fill the open spaces on the background. Before removing the mask I used a Pentel Sunburst Metallic Gold Gel Pen to outline the letter. This helped define the shape.

A sentiment strip was stamped onto black cardstock and heat embossed white. I cut it with an angled edge and adhered it to the focal image panel with foam tape. Since the sentiment was black I cut down the focal image panel with a stitched rectangle and added a thin black mat, which was adhered used dotliner adhesive. The focal image rectangle was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Sweet Rose Bouquet
  • Hero Arts Everyday Messages
  • Altenew Inks: Citrus Burst, Fresh Lemon, Honey Drizzle, Olive
  • Bangle Font 1.5 Offset in Silhouette Cameo
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Pentel Sunburst Metallic Gold Gel Pen

Spring Card Camp 2 Day 1: Marvelous Masking Wildflower Garden Just Because

I decided to take the Spring Card Camp 2 class on Online Card Classes. It gives me great ideas for creating cards. The first day of the class was all about masking. Kristina Werner took some large alpha letters and cut masks, leaving the negative mask behind. She ink blended inside the letter opening and then stamped small images to fill the open space.

I decided to use the letter “J” because I wanted to add the sentiment “just because” to the letter. Kristina used a craft knife to cut her mask, I decided it would be easier to do it using the Silhouette Cameo Software and it worked perfectly. I used Bangle for my font and added an 1.5 offset to make it thicker, giving more space for stamping. This worked perfectly.

I used Distress Oxide Inks for my ink blending and let it dry before stamping images from Altenew’s Wildflower Garden. I used VersaFine Onyx Black Ink. Jennifer hand drew border lines on her letters after removing the make. I decided to use a black archival pen to trace the outline of the mask before removing it. This helps to define the shape better.

Once the ink blending and stamping was complete I cut down the panel with a stitched rectangle and matted it with black cardstock. The sentiment was stamped onto black cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed white. A Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label die was used to ensure the sentiment was cut straight and an angle was cut on the inside edge. Foam tape was added to the back of the sentiment before adhering it to the card front.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Wildflower Garden
  • Hero Arts Many Everyday Messages
  • Distress Oxide: Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, Seedless Preserves
  • Bangle Font 1.5 Offset in Silhouette Cameo
  • VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Pigma Micron 03 Black Pen