Under the Weather

It’s hard to find good get well images, so when I saw this cute image from Lily of the Valley I immediately purchased it. I created several cards with it, coloring the owl and umbrella a little differently.

I pulled the image into a Word Document and added a sentiment below using Cattieshine Font and then printed it onto 80# white cardstock using my laser printer so the lines of the image wouldn’t bleed when colored with Copic Markers.

Once the image was colored I die cut it with a stitched rectangle and then added sticky back foam to the back for dimension. On this card I embossed the front of an A2 top fold cardbase with the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder and adhered the focal image rectangle to the front with liquid glue.

The final embellishment was to add Ranger Crystal Stickles to the raindrops and the card was done.

Below are a couple more cards created with this image.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lily of the Valley Under the Weather Digi
  • Sentiment in Word with Cattieshine Font
  • Copic Markers: YR24, YR23; Y06, Y04, Y02; YG17, YG05, YG03, G43; C7, C6, C4, C3, C2, C1; E57, E55, E53; B01, B00, B000, B0000, B24, B21; RV23, RV02, RV000
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Crystal Stickles
  • Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass

Hang in There!

This is the same as the previous card, but this time I used a sentiment I created and cut in the Silhouette software.

I scanned and pulled into my Silhouette to print and cut. I think this sloth with his arm in a bandage is so cute. The sentiment was created using the Andy font and printed and cut at the same time as the sloth.

I kept it real clean and simple. After the image was colored with Copic Markers foam tape was added to the back for dimension. A rectangle of woodgrain cardstock was cut with a stitched die and adhered to a side folding cardbase with dotliner adhesive. Foam tape was added behind the sloth and sentiment and they were adhered to the card front and the card was done.

I created two card, one with an embossed background and the other plain.

  • Stampin’ Up Back on Your Feet
  • Sentiment in Word with Andy Font
  • Copic Markers: E49, E47, E44, E43; E42, E41; YG17, YG05, YG03; E59, E57, E55, E553, E51; E55, E59, E17, E13, E11
  • K & Company Wood Flat Patterned Paper
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight and Layering Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • Distress Oxide Gathered Twigs Ink
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Get Better Soon

This is another image from Stampin’ Up Back on Your Feet that I scanned and pulled into my Silhouette to print and cut. I think this sloth with his arm in a bandage is so cute. The sentiment was also print and cut at the same time.

I kept it real clean and simple. After the image was colored with Copic Markers foam tape was added to the back for dimension. A rectangle of woodgrain cardstock was cut with a stitched die and adhered to a side folding cardbase with dotliner adhesive. Foam tape was added behind the sloth and sentiment and they were adhered to the card front and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Stampin’ Up Back on Your Feet Sloth
  • Copic Markers: E49, E79, E77, E74, E47; E59, E57, E55, E53, E51, E17, E15, E13; E43, E42, E40;UG17, YG03, YG01
  • K & Company Wood Flat Patterned Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Silhouette Cameo

Hope Your Back on Your Feet Soon Denise

My wonderful friend Denise recently had surgery and I wanted to create a get well card for her. When I saw this cut image of a turtle cuddled up in a blanket I knew it was perfect for her. She not only loves to create cards, but she is a quilter as well.

I printed the image with registration marks in the Silhouette Cameo with my laser printer, which doesn’t bleed when coloring with Copic Markers and allows you to cut around the image to add dimension. I also printed the sentiment and cut around it with the Silhouette.

I cut a rectangle with a stitched die and then embossed it using the Darice Argyle Embossing Folder, which reminds me of a quilt. I was matted with a thin border of blue that was colored with the same Copic Markers as that used on the focal image. The sentiment was also matted with blue. The turtle and sentiment were adhered the the embossed rectangle with foam tape and then it was all adhered to a side folding cardbase.

For a final embellishment Rainbow Confetti was scattered around the image and sentiment and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • KLM Designs Sick Turtle
  • Copic Markers: YG99, YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91, G43; YG67, YG17, YG03; Y17, Y15, Y13; B24, B23, B21
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Studio Katia Rainbow Confetti
  • Darice Argyle Embossing Folder
  • Silhouette Cameo

This is Knot Good

When I saw this cute stamp set from Stampin’ Up I had to get it. It makes such great get well cards and the sentiments are perfect. For this card I used the giraffe with his neck in a knot. I stamped it and scanned it so I had it electronically. That way I could size it to fit the card design and I could also cut around the image. I printed it with registration marks and then cut and colored. I added a grassy hill and then some tall grass as well. Everything was colored with Copic Markers.

I had some wood grain cardstock leftover on my desk and cut a rectangle with a stitched die and added it to a top folding A2 ivory cardbase. The hill was adhered with liquid glue and the grass sprigs were adhered with foam tape. Foam tape was also added behind the giraffe for dimension.

The sentiment make me smile. I recreated it in the Silhouette with Andy Font. It was adhered to a rectangle of dark brown cardstock mat.

A quick and easy card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Stampin’ Up Back on Your Feet Giraffe
  • Sentiment in Word with Andy Font
  • Copic Markers: YG17, YG05, YG03, YG01; Y26, Y23, Y21; E17, E15, E13; B000
  • K & Company Wood Flat Patterned Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • My Favorite Things Tall Grasses
  • Taylored Expressions Wispy Grass
  • Silhouette Cameo

I created two additional cards with the image and just changed the background for the giraffe on each.

Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
Lawn Fawn Simple Stitched Hillside Border

Back On Your Feet

I was in need of some get well cards and decided to use this digi stamp from Bird’s Card called Back On Your Feet. It comes with the sentiment surrounding the cute turtle image. I pulled the image into my Silhouette Cameo and added registration marks so I could cut around the image after I printed it with my laser printer, which allows you to color an image with Copic Markers and not have the ink bleed. I also traced around the turtle only and cut it as well. Once everything was colored I popped up the turtle using foam tape.

I went through my paper I had on hand and pulled out this create wood patterned paper from K & Company. Since the image was a circle I wanted to add some visual interest on the bottom of the card and scored a few lines in the wood paper before adhering it to a top folding A2 cardbase. A quick and easy card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Bird’s Cards Back On Your Feet Turtle
  • Copic Markers: B01, B00, B000, B0000; YG99, YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91; YG67, YG17, YG03; Y28, Y26, Y23, Y21
  • K & Company Wood Flat Patterned Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Silhouette Cameo

I created the card again, but this time I added a woodgrain texture with a background die and cut it down with a stitched rectangle. I ink blended over the wood background to pull grain in the die cut. A thin mat of dark brown cardstock was added to the back of the woodgrain rectangle. Hemp cording was wrapped around the bottom of the rectangle and everything was adhered to a top folding ivory cardbase.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Bird’s Cards Back On Your Feet Digi
  • Copic Markers: G28, G24, G21; G46, G43, G40; YG17, YG05, YG03; B01, B00, B000; Y26, Y23, Y21
  • Gina K. Designs Kraft Ink
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs Layering Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • Brown Cardstock from Scraps
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Hero Arts Woodgrain Fancy Background Die
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Hemp Cord from Stash

Janae You Are An Amazing Doctor

After four years of med school, three years of residency in pediatrics, one year as chief resident, and three years of fellowship in pediatric intensive card Janae is finally done with her medical training and is off to a great job at San Antonio Methodist Hospital in Pediatric Intensive Care.  She is an amazing doctor and we reap the benefits of her medical knowledge all the time as aging parents.  We are so very proud of her and her determination and dedication to be the best doctor she can be.  I wanted to create a special congratulations card for her and found this cute image by La-La Land Crafts.

I printed the image onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with my laser printer and the Silhouette Cameo software using registration marks so I could have the machine cut out the image.    This ensures that the lines will not blead when coloring the image with Copic Markers.  Janae’s favorite color is teal/aqua and so that is the color I used for the dress.  She usually wears scrubs in intensive care, but I’m sure she will appreciate the doctor’s coat as a symbol of her profession.  I shaded it with light gray markers to keep it white in color. 

I die cut a rectangle from Gina K. Designs Tranquil Teal Cardstock using a stitched rectangle and then embossed it with the Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder which would be a great background to the image and sentiment.

I originally thought I would have a die cut sentiment block, but the amount of text I wanted to use in the space available just didn’t give a great cut, so I printed a message onto the same size block and cut it with the Silhouette.  There are five layers of the block for dimension so that the focal image, which was adhered with foam tape, could overlap and rest on the word block.  I also cut the Hero Arts Congrats from gold mirror cardstock and sticky back foam twice so that it would be the same height as the sentiment block.  I cut away a little of the foam behind the letters that were resting on the image and word block. 

As a final embellishment I scattered gold confetti around the panel and adhered it to a top folding white cardbase. 

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La Land Crafts Doctor Marci
  • Hero Arts Congrats
  • Computer Generated Sentiment with Andy and Arial Fonts Cut with Silhouette
  • Copic Markers: E11, E01, E00, R20; R21, R22; BG49, BG15, BG13; E35, E53, E50; C6, C4, C3, C2, C1, C00
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Confetti
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Tranquil Teal Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder

Grayscale Fantasy Floral Hello

I recently purchased Hero Arts Woodgrain Fancy Background die and decided to use it on a card. I cut the woodgrain background from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock, but didn’t like the edges, so I cut it down using a stitched rectangle. It was then ink blended with Distress and Distress Oxide Weathered Wood Inks.

For the focal image I decided to create flowers in grayscale colors and pulled out three different shades of gray from my scraps and die cut Altenew’s Fantasy Floral 3D dies. I layered two flowers differently. One with the dark on the bottom and the other with the light on the bottom layer. The leaves were cut from the darkest gray.

In keeping with the gray color scheme the sentiment was cut from silver mirror cardstock. The sentiment was placed in the lower right of the panel and then the flowers and leaves were adhered around it. Black enamel dots were scattered around the focal image.

The woodgrain focal image panel was adhered to a top folding black cardbase and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Fantasy Floral 3D
  • Simon Says Stamp Painted Hello
  • Hero Arts Woodgrain Fancy
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • 3 Shades of Gray Cardstock from Scraps
  • Distress Oxide and Distress Weathered Wood Inks
  • Doodlebug Designs Black Enamel Drops
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Wink of Stella Clear Sparkle Pen

Simply Bloom Background Hello

When I was taking the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp 2 and saw this beautiful die from Pink Fresh Studio and immediately went and purchased it. It makes a stunning card.

I die cut the flower background die three times from heavy weight cardstock and adhered them together with spray adhesive. I cut a rectangle of cardstock the same size as the die from 80# Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock and ink blended it with Gina K. Designs Peach Bellini, Tomato Soup, and Jelly Bean Green in strategic locations. The background was then sprayed with Blick Pearl Simmer to add some shine. The flower die was then glued over the background, but it was just blah. So, I pulled out some Copic Markers and added color to the flower and leaves, but this caused overlap onto the white of the flower die, so I cut another one and adhered it over the top.

I pulled out some green enamel dots for the center of the flowers. For the sentiment I ink blended a scrap of cardstock with the Jelly Bean Green ink and die cut the Honey Bee Hello Die and then background from white and adhered the two together with liquid glue. It was glued over the top of the flower die in the lower right and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pink Fresh Studio Simply Bloom Background Die
  • Honey Bee Stamps Hello Die
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Peach Bellini, Tomato Soup, Jelly Bean Green
  • Copic Markers: R24, R22, R02; YG17, YG05, YG01
  • Green Enamel Dots from Stash
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# and #110 Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Blick Pearl Simmer

Black, White, and Gold Statement Flower Celebrate

My husband asked me to create a card for his nephew’s oldest daughter who is getting married next week. Her colors are black, white, and gold. I like color and creating a card without any is a challenge. I guess you could say white is a color, but to not have any other colors with it is typically not something that I do. I decided to use the lovely Altenew Statement Flowers again for this wedding card.

I knew I wanted to use gold embossing on the image for the gold in Nikki’s colors, so I stamped the image with a light gray ink and left the stamp in place in my MISTI. Embossing powder is hard on your Copic Markers so I always stamp the image in a light ink for coloring and then stamp it again after the coloring is complete with VersaMark and then heat emboss it.

I only used gray Copic Markers for the flowers and leaves, adding the darkest shade to the leaves. After it was colored and heat embossed the images was die cut with the coordinating die. It was always die cut from sticky back foam and trimmed and adhered to the back of the colored image.

In keeping with Nikki’s colors I die cut a panel from black cardstock using a stitched rectangle and dry embossed it with Stampin’ Up’s Subtle embossing folder. It was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase with liquid glue and the focal image was then adhered to the rectangle with liquid glue.

I pulled out My Favorite Things Celebrate die and cut it from gold mirror cardstock. This die does not come with a shadow so I created one in my Silhouette software by taking a picture of the word cut from black cardstock and placed on the PIXScan Mat. Once it was imported I added a .5 shadow to the word and cut it from black cardstock. The shadow and gold word were adhered together with liquid glue. Small pieces of foam tape was added to the back of the word that would hang off the focal image.

The final embellishment was to scatter gold sequins around the image and sentiment.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Statement Flowers
  • My Favorite Things Celebrate
  • Copic Markers: C7, C5, C3, C1; YR27, YR23, YR20
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder