Orange Dahlia Thinking of You

I loved the bright colors I used in the last card I created and decided to color this image with a bright orange and like the way it turned out. I colored it with Copic Markers and then fussy cut the image out.

The image did not have leaves and I used the leaves from Altenew’s Beautiful Heart and colored them with more olive green colors. I felt that it would go best with the orange of the flower. Liquid glue was used to adhered the leaves to the flower.

A rectangle was cut using a Penny Black Swirly stitched Rectangle. It adds great visual interest to a clean and simple card design.

The flower image was traced on a foam sheet and fussy cut 1/8″ smaller and adhered to the back of the flower image and adhered with liquid glue and then added to the card front.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pinterest Color-Pages-Adults_Dahlia
  • Hero Arts Messages with Flourish
  • Altenew Beautiful Heart (Leaves)
  • Copic Markers: YR09, YR07, YR04, YR02; YG99, YG97, YG95
  • Penny Black Swirly Stitched Rectangles
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Darice Foam Sheet

Spring Bouquet Thinking of You

This is the second time I’ve used this image, but this time I used Copic Markers to color it and I really like the bright colors selected.

It was printed on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with laser jet printer, which ensures the lines of the image will not bleed when coloring. I decided to use a light blue for the background, it really makes the image pop.

The sentiment is from the Avery Elle Petals and Stems and was stamped at the bottom of the image with Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink. I used a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle and then a mat of black cardstock was added to the back.

Darice Foam Sheet was cut to 1/8″ smaller than the rectangle and then it was adhered to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase and the card was done.

PRODUCT USED:

  • Pinterest Spring Bouquet (461e4adf175033df3017066f5381bf1a)
  • Avery Elle Petals & Stems
  • Copic Markers: Y17, Y15, Y13; YR09, R07, YR04 YR02; R29, R27, R24; R85, R83, R81, R37, R35, R32; R05, R02, R01; G99, G94, G24; YG67, YG17, YG03; YG99, YG97, YG95; YR24, YR21; C8, C7, C5; B000, B0000
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Foam Sheet

Deep Pink Large Flower Thinking of You

I’ve used this image previously but this time I printed it on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a laser printer and colored it with Copic Markers. The flower is a corner image and so I die cut it with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle. It was matted with some black cardstock. Darice Foam Sheet was cut 1/8″ smaller to add dimension to the focal image rectangle.

The sentiment was stamped using Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink in the lower right. The focal image rectangle was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase with liquid glue and the card was done. A fairly quick and easy card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pinterest Digi Flower Image
  • Gina K. Designs Framescape Winter Trees
  • Copic Markers: R95, R81, R83, RV69; YG67, YG17, YG03, YR24, YR21
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Foam Sheet
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Yellow Magnolia Thinking of You

This is the second card I made with this pretty magnolia image from Pinterest. This time I printed it on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a laser printer and colored it with Copic Markers. Once coloring was complete I fussy cut the image with detailed scissors.

The image doesn’t have leaves and so I used leaf images from Altenew Beautiful Heart and fussy cut them out and adhered them with liquid glue to the flower. A Pentel Sunburst Metallic Gold Gel Pen for the stamen on the flower.

A pretty rectangle was cut using a Gina Marie Designs Petite Looped Lace Rectangle and adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase.

I placed the flower focal image on a foam sheet and traced around it with a pen and then fussy cut it 1/8″ smaller and adhered it to the back of the image.

I placed the image on the card front to determine where to stamp the sentiment with black amalgam ink and then the image was adhered to the card front with liquid glue.

PRODUCT USED:

  • Pinterest Magnolia (00e11c966fb3192ea891ad76ad37d1b0)
  • Altenew Thinking of You
  • Altenew Beautiful Heart (Leaves)
  • Copic Markers: Y19, Y17, Y15, Y13; YG99, YG67, YG95
  • Gina Marie Designs Petite Looped Lace Rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Pentel Sunburst Metallic Gold Gel Pen
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Darice Foam

Watercolored Spring Bouquet Thinking of You

This is a Pinterest image I’ve had for a long time. I don’t remember if I have used it before, but it make a lovely spring bouquet.

I printed the image onto some Bristol Smooth Cardstock using a laser jet printer. This ensures the lines won’t bleed when watercoloring the image.

I used ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers to watercolor the image. Once the coloring was dry I die cut it with a Memory Box Matinee Rectangle. I adhered it to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock. This really lets the pretty die cut be seen.

The sentiment is from Gina K. Designs Framescape Winter Trees. It was stamped with VersaMark Ink onto a scrap of black cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder and then die cut with a Honey Bee Sentiment Banner. Foam tape was added to the back and it was adhered to the bottom of the focal image. The final embellishment was to add Pentel Sunburst Metallic Gold Gel Pen to the center of some of the flowers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pinterest Spring Bouquet (461e4adf175033df3017066f5381bf1a)
  • Gina K. Designs Framescape Winter Trees
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 400 Marine Green, 031 Cobalt Blue, 032 Persian Blue, 043 Olive Green, 047 May Green, 044 Deep Green, 051 Lemon Yellow, 050 Yellow, 052 Bright Yellow, 080 Violet, 083 Lilac, 222 Pink Flamingo, 028 Pale Pink, 065 Mid Brown
  • Pentel Sunburst Metallic Gold Gel Pen
  • Memory Box Matinee Rectangle
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Honey Bee Sentiment Banner

Pink Magnolia Thinking of You

This is an image from Pinterest that a friend of mine found and made a beautiful card with. She sent me the image so that I could use it too.

I printed the image with a laser jet printer onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock and colored it using a light and dark pink marker. Once the image was dry I used the Silhouette PIXScan Mat to cut around the image.

The image did not have any leaves so I pulled out the Altenew Beautiful Heart stamp and die and stamped them with a MISTI stamping tool and colored them with a light and dark green marker. They were then cut using the matching die. They were glued behind the flower using liquid glue. To add dimension I traced around the image onto some Darice foam with a pencil and fussy cut it about 1/8″ smaller and adhered it to the back of the image with liquid glue.

For visual interest I die cut another rectangle using a Memory Box Matinee Rectangle and adhered it to the front of a side folding A2 cardbase with dotliner adhesive.

I placed the image on the card front to determine where to stamp the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Day with Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink. The focal image was adhered on an angle in the upper left corner of the card front.

As a final embellishment I used a Pentel Sunburst Metallic Gold Gel Pen to the stamen on the flower center and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pinterest Magnolia (00e11c966fb3192ea891ad76ad37d1b0)
  • Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Day
  • Altenew Beautiful Heart (Leaves)
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 202 Peach Pink, 026 Light Pink, 201 Pink Haze, 043 Olive Green
  • Pentel Sunburst Metallic Gold Gel Pen
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Memory Box Matinee Rectangles
  • Canson 110# Watercolor Paper
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Darice Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive

Watercolored Large Pink Flower Thinking of You

We are living in unprecedented times and there is many things that cause uncertainty and worry. Social distancing is also hard. It can leave us feeling isolated and alone. I wanted to send my neighbors a Thinking of You card and let them know we are here for them if they should need any assistance in getting their groceries or medicines.

This card is a Pinterest image that I printed with my laser printer on Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock and watercolored with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

I die cut the image using the largest Ellen Hutson Essential Rectangle Die and then another rectangle from black cardstock. This creates a love then border of black around the image. Both were adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

The sentiment is from Simon Says stamp Sketched Flowers and was stamped with Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink. The final embellishment was to add Pentel Metallic Gold Gel Pen to the center of the flower.

When the card was done and I was getting ready to send it I felt it was a little flat. So I pulled out my Faber-Castelle Polychromos pencils to add shading. Not sure if I like it better. Let me know what you think.

Cup of Flowers Thinking of You

This is another image found on Pinterest. It was printed on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and colored with Copic Markers. I looked up tiger lilies on Google and found this some that had a beautiful dark burgundy center fading into white edges. I love the way they turned out. I added a little gray Copic Marker to the base of the cup to ground it.

The sentiment is from Altenew’s Thinking of You set and was stamped with Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink underneath the cup. The final embellishment was to add some Ranger Gold Stickles to the center of some of the flowers. Once they were dry the image was die cut with a Penny Black’s Swirley Stitched Rectangle. It add some lovely visual interest to a card.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the focal image and it was adhered to a 120# White Cardstock A2 cardbase and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pinterest Cup of Flowers (bc3ce1b7a0fdc34aecbcb98baa57229f)
  • Altenew Thinking of  You
  • Copic Markers: R89, R59, C2, C1; R85, R83, R81; B97, B95, B93; Y15, Y13, Y11; G46, G24, G20; YG67, YG17, YG03; G99, G24; YG17, YG03, YG01; YR24, YR23, YR21; C2, C1; BG000
  • Ranger Gold Stickles
  • Penny Black Swirly Stitched Rectangle
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkles Pen
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Fun Foam
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink

Daisy Bouquet Thinking of You

It’s springtime and what better flower to use for a card than daisies. This is a coloring page image I found on Pinterest. I printed it on some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers. The background was a little streaky so I pulled out my Distress Tumbled Glass and used a small blending brush to ink blend the background. It look a lot better when done.

I used the largest My Favorite Things Tag Corner Rectangle to die cut the image. It adds a unique shape and some lovely stitching to the edges.

Penny Black’s Wishes Sentiment Dies were used to cut the “Thinking of You” from Gold Mirror Cardstock that Be Creative Tape had been added to the back. You really have to run it through the Big Shot several times to get it to cut through both, but it makes it easier to adhered these very detailed sentiment dies to a card.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the focal image and then it was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock. I like to cut the cardbase to matched the tag shape of the focal image. The easiest way to do this is take a pencil and mark where you want to cut with a guillotine trimmer. I like the crisp clean look to this shape.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pinterest Daisy Coloring Page
  • Penny Black Wishes Sentiment Die
  • Copic Markers: YR24, YR23, YR21, E37, E35, E33; Y38, Y35, Y32; V17, V15, V12; R85, R83, R81; YG67, YG17, YG03; B000, B0000
  • Distress Tumbled Glass Ink
  • Ranger Gold Stickles
  • My Favorite Things Tag Corner Rectangle
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Fun Foam

Flowers in a Vase Thinking of You

I decided to make some Thinking of You cards that I could send to friends during this period of social isolation, a way to keep in touch safely. So, I pulled out some of my digital stamps to make some cards.

This card is an image from Creative Haven and is found on Pinterest. I printed it on some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers.

I added some Pentel Gold Metallic Gel Pen on the flourishes of the vase. It added some nice visual interest.

To highlight the image I die cut an oval frame using the Spellbinders Fancy Edged Ovals. It make a beautiful frame. I cut some narrow strips of 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape and added them to the back of the oval to give it dimension and then placed it over the flowers in the vase. I took some detail scissors and cut the excess paper from the focal image away, leaving just an oval vocal image. As a final embellishment Nuvo Crystal Drop in Bright Gold were added to the flower centers.

A top fold A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock. The oval framed image was placed on top to determine where to stamp the sentiment from Altenew’s Thinking of You. It was stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with detailed gold embossing powder.

To finish the card Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive was added to the back of the focal image and it was adhered to the card front and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pinterest Creative Haven Flowers in a Vase
  • Altenew Thinking of You
  • Copic Markers: YR24, YR21, YR20; G02, G00, G000; G28, G24, G21; R21, R02, R12, R11
  • Pentel Gold Metallic Gel Pen
  • Spellbinders Fancy Edged Oval
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Bright Gold
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive