Celebrating Matthew

One of my grandson’s turned 13 on the first of March.  I wanted to create something a little more grown up.  I decided to create a white-on-white background with cutout balloons from My Favorite Things Party Balloons and Lawn Fawn Party Balloons.  I glued them with Tombo Mono Multi Glue to a panel of 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock die cut with Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle.

His favorite colors are blue and green so those are the colors I incorporated in the die cut sentiment and sequins.  I ink blended a piece of 80# Gina K. Designs white cardstock with Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, and Twisted Citron.  I die cut the celebrate word with Winnie and Walter’s Big, Bold and Party set and then three more times from scrap white cardstock.  The words were glued together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Adhesive Spray.  The secondary sentiment is personalized with Concord & 9th’s Perfectly Penned, stamped with VersaMark Ink on a strip of ink blended cardstock, heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder and cut into a fishtail banner.   The banner was adhered to the card front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then the die cut word was adhered just above using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  Blue and green sequins from Recollections Multi Color and Multi Size Sequins were adhered with Rangers Multi Medium Matte.

To add a little more color to the card a rectangle of blue cardstock was cut to be 1/8″ larger than the balloon panel and both were adhered together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  A rectangle of Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was cut with Simon Says Stamp’s Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle and then the panel was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • My Favorite Things Party Balloons dies
  • Lawn Fawn Party Balloons dies
  • Winnie and Walter Big, Bold and Party die
  • Concord & 9th Perfectly Penned
  • Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, and Twisted Citron
  • Recollections Multi Color and Multi Size Sequins
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from scraps of paper
  • Inspired by Card from Prairie Paper & Ink
  • Darice Fun Foam

Power Poppy Peonies Welcome

For this stamp I searched Google for images of Peonies and found some that were pink with a tinge of yellow at the ends.  It was a pretty combination and used that inspiration to create this welcome card.

I printed and cut the Power Poppy Ponies Digital Stamp on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and then colored it with the Copic Markers listed below.

A panel of 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock was cut using the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and run through the Big Shot with the Cricut Swiss Dots Embossing Folder.  The panel was glued to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase made from 120# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Next th he focal image was applied to the front of the card with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to add dimension.

The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Beautiful Baby, stamped with VersaMark Ink onto some 120# Gina K. Designs Black Cardstock and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder, then adhered to the front of the card with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Peonies
  • My Favorite Things Beautiful Baby
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black
  • Copic Markers: Y13, Y15, R20, R21, R22; G28, G24; B0000
  • Cricut Polka Dot Embossing Folder
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • SSS Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

 

Autumn Leaves Hello II

For this second card I changed the orientation to a side fold card made from Simon Says Stamp Dark Chocolate cardstock.  I once again pulled some scrap fall colors and die cut the leaves and inked the edges with Distress Ink, colors used are listed below. I die cut a rectangle from Lawn Fawn Fall Plaid Collection with Simon Says Bundle of Stitched Shapes and blended the edges with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink and applied directly to the cardbase with Tombo Adhesive Dot Runner.

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I cut the Hero Arts Hello die three times, one from dark chocolate, again with yellow and the last from gold glitter cardstock.  I glued them together with Elmer’s Glue Spray Adhesive and offset them just a little so all the colors could be seen..

I arranged the leaves how I liked them and glued the larger brown leaf in the back directly to the plaid rectangle with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The rest were adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  For a final touch I added three of the Little B Acorn Stickers from Simon Says Stamp October Card Kit of the Month, and red sequins I had in my stash.  The Rusty Hinge ink was darker than I wanted and to add some additional sparkle I added Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen to the plaid rectangle and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves die
  • Stampendous Leaf die
  • Distress Ink: Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber, Forest Moss, Rusty Hinge, Gathered Twigs
  • Lawn Fawn Fall Plaid Collection
  • Red Sequins
  • Little B Acorn Stickers
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen

Special Moments and Happy Memories Christmas Card

I’ve had the Hampton Art Word Christmas Tree stamp set for several years but it is no longer available, however Hero Arts has a similar rubber stamp. This is the fourth Christmas card I created for my husband’s review.00282w

I cut a rectangle from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and placed it in my MISTI and stamped it with VersaMark Ink.  The stamped image was covered with Ranger Gold Embossing Powder and heat set with the Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.

Next a rectangle from Paper Accents Mirror Gold Cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger than the die cut rectangle and both were adhered with the Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.  A rectangle of Darice White Adhesive Fun Foam was cut with the SSS Stitched Rectangle die and adhered to the back of the focal image, then it was adhered to a top folding A2 card from Gina K. Designs 120# Red Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

It is a pretty card and the one my daughter liked the best.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Red Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Hampton Art Word Christmas Tree
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
  • Darice White Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive

CTD 395: Thankful

Today I decided to participate in the Color Throw Down Challenge #395 and I just couldn’t get things right.  I started with some Canson 140# Cold Press Watercolor paper and stamped Simon Says Stamp Leaves Background in Hero Hues Green Hills and Soft Olive.  I then stamped the sentiment from Penny Black Special Wishes in Hero Hues Black.  It looked good to begin with and I was off to the rest of the card.

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I die cut some Gina K. Designs 140# Ivory with Winnie & Walter’s Audrey Essentials scalloped panel.  I wanted to make it a frame and so I used the third largest Spellbinders Card Creators A die to remove the center of the panel.  I then die cut the leafy background with second largest Spellbinders Card Creator A die and adhered the scalloped frame using 3M 1/2″ foam tape for a little dimension.

I took some heavy weight cream vellum from my personal store and die cut My Favorite Things Fancy Flourish.  I wanted to add a little more interest, so I die cut it again with Grafix 30# Leaf Green Vellum and using a little Multi Medium Matte I adhered them both to the upper left corner of the frame.  Using the same cream vellum I die cut three sets of My Favorite Things Flower and Leaf Trio and glued them together with Multi Medium Matte, adding green Traveni Craft Adhesive Pearls to the center of the flowers and grouped them in the upper left corner, popping up the last flower with a round foam dot I’ve had in my stash forever.

It was at this point that I noticed the sentiment was not crisp and clean. The ink had bled on the watercolor paper, but I decided to complete the card anyway and glued the finished panel to a craft colored card base, cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″ and the card was done.

I wasn’t happy with the way the sentiment looked so I decided to make another card with a similar design.  I took the center of the Gina K. Design 120# Cardstock leftover from cutting out the center of the previous frame. I cut two My Favorite Things Fancy Florish dies from the Grafix 30# Leaf Green Vellum and adhered them to the upper left corner as before.  This time I used My Favorite Things Prima Donna Petals to create a flower embellishment.  I adhered the layers together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and added a lime green rhinestone to the center.

I stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Big Scripty Greetings in Hero Hues Green Hills ink using my MISTI. I cut a scallop frame in green cardstock with the Winnie & Walter’s Audrey Essentials large scallop panel, running it through the Big Shot twice to make it a little smaller.  I glued the two together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

I made a top folding card from Simon Says Stamp Craft cardstock, cutting it to 4 1/2″ x 11″ and scoring it at 5 1/2″.  I added 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the back of the scalloped frame and placed it in the center of the cardbase and it was done.

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Neither of these cards are my favorites, but I have participated in my first card challenge and that was a success.

Products Used:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Canson 140# Cold Press Watercolor paper
  • Simon Says Stamp Craft Cardstock
  • Grafix 30# Leaf Green Vellum
  • WorldWin Papers Vellum
  • Simon Says Stamp Leaves Background Stamp
  • Penny Black Special Wishes Stamp
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Scripty Greetings Stamp
  • Hero Hues Ink: Green Hills, Soft Olive, Black
  • Winnie & Walter’s Audrey Essentials Die
  • Spellbinders Card Creators A Die
  • My Favorite Things Flower and Leaf Trio Die
  • My Favorite Things Prima Donna Petals Die
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Sizzix Big Shot