Rose Flurries Happy Birthday

I love the 3D dies from Altenew. They beautiful cards. This time I decided that I want a deep purple red and green, so I pulled out my Daniel Smith Watercolors. I find that I can get a richer more vibrant watercolor with them.

I first cut the flower layers from Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock and then watercolored the individual layers for different depth of color. They layers were adhered together using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

I like adding visual interest to my background panels. This time I used a Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangle, but felt it needed a little something more than putting it on a white cardbase, so I watercolored the edges of another rectangle to match the flower and added it behind to make the stitched detail pop.

I don’t often use splatters on my cards, but it did with the card, using all the colors I had used in the flowers and leaves and adding some FineTec Inca and Pearl Gold.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Rose Flurries 3D
  • Penny Black Celebrations
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Daniel Smith Watercolors: Quinacridone Rose, Cerulean Blue Chromium, Hansa Yellow Light
  • FineTec M600 Inca Gold and Gold Pearl
  • Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangle Die
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Congratulations Parker and Lindsey

We have friends whose son is getting married on January 4. Their colors are navy, burgundy, and silver. I love the Beautiful Flower stamps from Simon Says Stamp, but they are very large. I wanted to use the entire image and so I made a slightly larger card 6″ x 4 3/4″ from Gina K. Designs In the Navy Base Weight Cardstock. I first stamped the image on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Ink On 3 Fade Out Ink and colored it with Copic Markers and then restamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with silver embossing powder. Since I don’t have the coordinating die I used my Silhouette PIXScan Mat to cut the image.

For the card front I cut some more Solar White Cardstock 1/4″ smaller than the base and decided to add some stripes to the bottom using Simon Says Stamp Diagonal Strips Background. I masked off the top of the card with Post-it Tape, stamped the stripes with VersaMark and heat embossed with the silver embossing powder. I added a thin strip of Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock above the stripes for a finished edge and cut the sentiment from the same cardstock adhering it to the top of the card front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

To focal image was adhered to the bottom of the cardbase using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape, allowing the leaves on the side to extend beyond the cardbase. I used a 5″ x 7″ envelope and stamped the flower image at the bottom and heat embossed it for a matching envelope.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers
  • Simon Says Stamp Diagonal Stripes
  • Simon Says Stamp Congratulations Die
  • Copic Markers: G29, G28, G14; G94, YG63, YG61; G46, G43, G24, G40; B99, B97, B95, B93; RV99, RV 69, R89, R59
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs In the Navy Base Weight Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • Clear Rhinestones from Stash
  • Ink On 3 Fade Out Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder

Dotted Wish Big Cupcake

From the previous card that I made I decided to use the negative dots and create a background by adding small foam dots behind each polka dot and adhering them to a white panel. In keeping with the rainbow theme I stamped the cupcake on Bristol Smooth Cardstock and watercolored it with the same Distress Oxide Inks. The sentiment is a die from My Favorite Things.

Products Used:

  • My Favorite Things Wish Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Hello You
  • China Polka Dot Background
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Candied Apple, Ripe Persimmon, Fossilized Amber, Mowed Lawn, Faded Jeans, Seedless Preserves
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen
  • Foam Dots from Stash
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock

Returned with Honor Missionary Card

My friends nephew recently returned from a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She wanted to make a welcome home card for him. I had recently used this photograph as a background for cards I made to sent to missionaries serving from out ward and thought it would make a good welcome home card. We created a missionary name tag and added it to the top right corner, created a sentiment in the Silhouette to finish the card off.

Products Used:

  • Internet Picture of the Book of Mormon and Bible
  • Sentiment Created in Silhouette Cameo and Die Cut
  • Missionary Name Tag Created in Word
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To

What man doesn’t like a classic car. Love this mustang. Not sure if there were any bright green cars back in the day, but it sure looks nice with the patterned paper I used.

Products Used:

  • Unity Stamps All Cylinders
  • Honey Bee Stamps You’re a Classic
  • Paper Rose Vintage Motorcycle
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Distress Oxide Inks Mowed Lawn and Stormy Sky
  • Copic Markers: G07, G05, G03; E55, E53, E51; C7, C5, C4, C2; Y35, Y32
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Chill Paper Pack
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Honey Bee Thank You

When you order from Honey Bee Stamps you get a small card that you can color, however, it’s a little narrow. I decided to add some green striped paper to the side with a narrow strip of silver glitter cardstock.

Products Used:

  • Honey Bee Stamps Thank You Card
  • Copic Markers: Y18, Y16, Y13, Y11; BG15, BG15, BG11; BG01, BG000, BG0000; RV13, RV11, RV10, R20; G46, G24, B21; YR24, YR23; R27, R24, R14, R22; V25, V22, V20; R59; N5, N4, N3, N2, N1
  • DCWV The Glitter Basics 6 x 6 Paper Stack
  • Paper Accents Silver Glitter Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Thinking of You Waffle Flower Magnolia

I made several cards with the beautiful Waffle Flower Magnolia stamp. I think this is my favorite. I love the color combination and the look of the one layer card. I also stamped it in a soft Memento London Fog Ink.

Products Used:

  • Waffle Flower Magnolia
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Copic Markers: RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10; YG67, G14; YG67, YG25; G46, G24, G21; B00, B000, B0000
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Memento London Fog Ink
  • Pigma Micron 01 and 005 Archival Ink Pens
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Chrystal Drops Apple Green

Unity Stamps Magnolia Birthday Wishes

I like the way a frame around a focal image draws the eye. I also think a good embossed background does the same. In this card I combined both techniques.

Products Used:

  • Unity Stamps Magnolia Flowers
  • Waffle Flower Magnolia
  • Wplus9 Birthday Wishes
  • My Favorite Things Cause to Celebrate Die
  • Copic Markers: YG23, YG21; YG67, YG25, YG03; E02, E01, E00, E000
  • China Rectangle Frame Die
  • Lifestyle Crafts Chain Embossing Folder
  • Darice Foam Strips
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Green Cardstock from Scraps
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Nuvo Chrystal Drops Apple Green

An Explosion of Birthday Wishes

This is one of the first stamp sets that I purchased, and after all these years I still like it.

Products Used:

  • Inkadinkado Happy Birthday
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Copic Markers: Y18, Y15, Y13; YG67, YG17, YG03; W2, W0; B37, B34, B32; B24, B23, B21
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Oval STAX
  • Gina K. Designs Powder Blue Ink
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

You’re a Classic Masculine Birthday

This is the second take on this great die cut image.

Products Used:

  • Cottage Cuts Race Car and Flags
  • Gina K. Designs Masculine Tags
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs Black Onyx Base Weight Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Foam Strips
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle