Soft Navy Delicate Flowers Thinking of You

I ran across this beautiful patterned paper when I was trying to find a neutral paper for coloring an image with Copic Markers. This is much too busy for that technique, but it was so lovely I decided I needed to create a card using it. A panel of the patterned paper was cut down using a scalloped rectangle.

I didn’t want to cover up the paper too much and so I decided to add one single flower in the bottom left corner and decided on Simon Says Stamp Delicate Flowers. One of the images has this lovely flower with leaves. I stamped it onto watercolor paper and used Karin Brushmarker Pro markers to color it.

Once the watercolor was dry it cut out the image using the coordinating die. I decided to add a spray of leaves behind the flower image and decided to use both the outline and solid Simon Says Stamp Cluster Leaves. The solid was cut from white cardstock and the outline from vellum. It added a love backdrop to the focal image.

To break up the busy patterned paper I decided to cut a thin frame from navy cardstock to added to the card front. The same navy cardstock was used to stamp the sentiment with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it white.

The frame and leaf clusters were adhered directly to the patterned paper with liquid glue. Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape was used to adhered the flower and the sentiment.

The scalloped focal image rectangle was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase using Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape. The final embellishment was to add a few clear droplets around the flower.

I loved the way it turned out.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Delicate Flowers
  • Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words
  • Karin Brushmarker Pro: 169 Indigo Blue, 281 Olive Green, Black
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Pink Paislee Choose Happy Indigo & Ivy Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • Bazzill 40# Vellum
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Navy Cardstock from Scraps
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Pink & Main Sentiment Strip
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • Ellen Hutson Essential Rectangle
  • Simon Says Stamp Outline Cluster Leaves and Solid Cluster Leaves
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets

Peaceful Florals Thinking of You

I incorrectly ordered Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White. I almost always used 80# Neenah, so I decided to give it a try. This cardstock isn’t as smooth as the 80#, but Copic Markers still blend well.

I have been doing a lot of cards lately with hot foiling and I wanted to do a standard card with only black ink lines. I had seen a card on Pinterest that took a smaller image and cut it down to a smaller rectangle and matted it with white and then adhered it to a cardbase that had been dry embossing. I decided to give it a try.

The card I saw on Pinterest had smaller focal image, but I love this pretty flower stamp from Gina K. Designs. I stamped it onto a quarter sheet of 110# Neenah cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored it with Copic Markers (colored listed below). I then stamped the sentiment in a an open spot to the right of the image with Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink.

When the coloring was complete I die cut it down with a stitched A2 rectangle die and then took a slightly larger A2 rectangle die with a smooth edge and matted the two together with dotliner adhesive. I added sticky back foam to the back of the card for dimension.

I took the A2 top folding cardbase and ran it through the Big Shot with a floral embossing folder from WeR Memory Keepers. The focal image was then adhered using liquid glue.

As a final embellishments gold confetti was scattered around the image.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Peaceful Florals
  • WeR Memory Keepers Floral Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Copic Markers: R89, R85, R83, R81; G46, G85, G21
  • Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Studio Katia Gold Foil Confetti

Peony Wishes Especially For You

This is another card using Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White. I stamped the image onto the cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, which is Copic Marker friendly. I also used Copic Markers to color the background a light blue.

This image has a blunt top and bottom design and so I thought it would look well in a frame. I pulled out the largest My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Frame die and cut it from some 110# cardstock and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Sizzix 3-D Texture Lumber Embossing Folder. Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape was added to the back of the frame and then it was adhered over the focal image.

The frame was just a little too large for the image. You could see the abrupt edge of the bottom of the image so I decided to add a banner sentiment to cover it up. It was heat embossed white on black cardstock and foam tape was added to the back so it was the same dimension as the frame.

Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape was added to the back of the focal rectangle and then adhered to a top folding cardbase. The final embellishment was to add Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen to the flowers.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Peony Wishes
  • Gina K. Designs Especially For You
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Frames
  • Sizzix 3-D Texture Lumber
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers: R27, YR07, YR04, YR02; Y38, Y08, Y04 Y02; YG67, YG97, YG95; BG0000
  • Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Willoughby Butterfly Thinking of You

I love the beautiful color of the turquoise foil using Crafter’s Companion Grande Dots Background. It was cut down using a stitched rectangle. Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the panel and it was adhered to a top folding cardbase.

When I had a butterfly die out for a previous card I saw this one from Memory Box. I wanted it to match the dots in the background so I hot foiled some paper with the foil only and cut the back of the butterfly from it. The detailed layer of the butterfly was cut from silver mirror cardstock, along with the butterfly body. They were adhered together using liquid glue.

I decided to add some flower and leaves from Altenew’s Beautiful Day. The pink and green add a lovely contrast to the turquoise. They were die cut with the coordinating dies once the Copic coloring was complete. Thin strips of foam were added to the back and they were adhered in the corner of the card front. A thin strip of foam was added to the body of the butterfly only and it was adhered in the corner of the card front as well.

I decided to use a die cut sentiment, cut from silver mirror cardstock and again from sticky back foam. I decided not to use the die cut words “of you” and replace them with foiled words.

I think this is one of my favorite foiled cards.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Crafter’s Companion Grande Dots Background
  • Honey Bee Stamps Thinking of You Die
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Everyday Sentiments
  • Memory Box Willoughby Butterfly
  • Altenew Beautiful Day
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Turquoise Foil
  • Copic Markers: YG67, YG17, YG03; RV23, RV00, RV000
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Pink & Main Sentiment Strip
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock

Sparkled Especially For You

This is the last card I made lately using Altenew’s Sparkled stamp set. This time I decided on a sunny yellow color.

I had previously made a foiled background using My Favorite Things Peek-a-Book Polka Dots Background. This time I used ivory cardstock. I love the subtle shine it adds to a card when hot foiled. I cut the panel down using a stitched rectangle and adhered it to a top folding A2 cardbase.

For the focal image I adhered the leaves directly to the card front with liquid glue and added sticky back foam to the flower for a little dimension.

This was a quick and easy card to create, but has an elegant look with the foiling.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Sparkled
  • Spellbinders Glimmer More Sentiments
  • Altenew Inks:  Frayed Leaf, Forest Moss, Citrus Burst, Fresh Lemon, Maple Yellow
  • VersaMark Onyx Black Ink
  • Crafter’s Companion Papercraft Gold Foil
  • My Favorite Things Peek-a-Boo Polka Dots Background Die
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Pink & Main Sentiment Strip
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight and Layering Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Sparkled Sending My Love

Its hard to see in this picture but for this card I used Altenew’s Dotted Swirls Debossing Background. I found out that this type of die does not work well with foiling. You can barely see the swirls, which were foiled with Holly Green Foil. The foiled background was cut down using a stitched rectangle and adhered to a top folded A2 cardbase by adding sticky back foam to the back for dimension.

I had previously created a purple flower using Altenew’s Sparkle stamp set and decided to use it on this card. The leaves were adhered with liquid glue to the foiled background and the flower was adhered using sticky back foam that was cut with the flower die and trimmed down to be smaller than the image.

I wanted to sent this card to my niece who is struggling with health issues and decided to use “Sending My Love” from the Spellbinders Glimmer Yana’s Sentiments. It was adhered with thin strips of foam and liquid glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Sparkled
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Yana’s Sentiments
  • Altenew Dotted Swirls Debossing Background
  • Altenew Inks:  Frayed Leaf, Forest Moss, Wisteria, Hydrangea, Ultraviolet
  • VersaMark Onyx Black Ink
  • Crafter’s Companion Papercraft Gold  and Holly Foil
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Jumbo Garden Picks Thinking of You

My crafty friend asked me if I had used the new Altenew Jumble Garden Picks 3D Dies. I told her I would create a card to share with her and this is the outcome.

The thing I don’t like about these dies is that the dies are fused into one and you have to cut all flowers in one pass, but they do make beautiful flowers. I decided to cut them from watercolor paper and smoosh the layers into Distress Ink. I wasn’t getting the depth of color I wanted and pulled out the re-inkers instead and liked the results much better. The layers were glued together with liquid glue. The center of the flowers were cut from glitter cardstock and it added a nice little bit of sparkle.

I added some visual interest by cutting a rectangle with the Memory Box Matinee Rectangle and embossed it using the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder. It was adhered to a side folding cardbase with dotliner adhesive.

The flowers were arranged on the card front. The red small flowers, leaves, and largest flower were adhered to the card front with liquid glue. Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape was added to the two smaller flowers so that they would be on the same level when they rested on the largest flower.

The sentiment was stamped onto black cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed gold.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Jumbo Garden Picks 3D Dies
  • Altenew Thinking of You
  • Distress Re-Inkers: Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Carved Pumpkin, Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple
  • Distress Inks Peeled Paint and Rustic Wilderness
  • Copic Marker E19
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • Memory Box Matinee Rectangle
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Water Color Paper
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Glitter Cardstock
  • Darice Thin Strip Foam
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

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