Spring Flowers and More Spring Flowers Hello Card

This past week I finally got the new Simon Says Stamp More Spring Flowers.  I already had the Spring Flowers stamp and die and wanted to create a card using both.  I’m ready for spring and liked the way it turned out.

I stamped the flower and leaf images on 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, which is Copic friendly and doesn’t bleed when coloring the images.  The Copic colors used were: Y11, Y15, Y18; B91, B93, B95; YG03, YG17, YG67; G20, G24, G46; RV11, RV13, RV14; V12, V15, V17.  I stamped multiple stems and stem and leaf combinations so that I could have options when assembling the flowers into a bouquet.

To add dimension and interest behind the flower bouquet I die cut a rectangle of 80# white cardstock with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and then ran it through the Big Shot again with the Lifestyle Crafts Chain Embossing Folder.

It was now time to determine the layout of the bouquet.  I began by placing the flower where I wanted them on the embossed rectangle.  Next I determined which stems and leaves would make the most pleasing arrangements.  Once this was complete I carefully would lift each stem and add a little Ranger Multi Medium Matte to adhere them together.  Once that was done I adhered the flowers to the appropriate stem.   A few leaves were added to balance the focal image.  I wanted the stems to be adhered directly to the embossed rectangle, but I thought it would add more interest if some of the flowers were lifted, so I added a strip of 3M ½” Foam Tape to the back of the rose, purple crocus, and the yellow flower.  I peeled the backing from the foam tape, added Ranger Multi Medium Matte to the stems and adhered the entire bouquet to the embossed rectangle.  To cover some of the stems at the bottom some die cut grass was added.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts Stamp & Cut Hello and was cut from 120# Gina K. Designs Black Cardstock and adhered to the bottom of the embossed rectangle with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was cut using the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle, which is just smaller than the embossed rectangle, and the foam was adhered to the back of the focal image panel.  Zookwang Scor-Tape was then added to the fun foam and the focal image was adhered to the front of the cardbase.  As a finishing touch, Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Glitter was added to the flowers.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Spring Flowers and More Spring Flowers Stamps and Dies
  • Hero Arts Stamp & Cut Hello
  • Copic Markers: Y11, Y15, Y18; B91, B93, B95; YG03, YG17, YG67; G20, G24, G46; RV11, RV13, RV14; V12, V15, V17
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Die
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Lifestyle Crafts Chain Embossing Folder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • Sookwang Scor-Tape
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

By The Sea Welcome Card

I wanted to create a masculine welcome card for a new gentleman who had moved into our church.  Gina K. Designs By the Sea would make a good card.

When creating cards with this stamp set I like to ink blend a background with the sea and sky.  To create the sun I took a full sticky backed Post-it and die cut a small circle with Simon Says Stamp Nested Circle.  I placed the negative Post-it in the upper left of the background and ink blended it with Distress Squeezed Lemonade and Fossilized Amber.

I then stamped the lighthouse image to the right of the background with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  I used a Copic friendly marker to extend the hillside on the left of the image. I cut some Post-its to cover the lighthouse and land and then covered the sun with the circle Post-it and placed several Post-its below the horizon and ink blended the sky with Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Ink.  I then moved the Post-Its to cover the sky and ink blended the ocean using Tumbled Glass and Broken China.  The land was ink blended with Crushed Olive and Peeled Paint.

Copic Markers were used to color the lighthouse and rock base.  Colors used were:  Lighthouse/B95, B97, B99, C0, C01, C02, Y15, Y17, YR24; Rocks/C3, C4, C5, C6.

The birds are from Gina K. Designs By The Sea II and were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  The sentiment is from Avery Elle We R Family Additions and was also stamped with the same ink.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs By the Sea and By the Sea II
  • Avery Elle We R Family Additions
  • Distress Ink: Salty Ocean/Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean; Sky/Tumbled Glass, Broken China; Grass/Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint; Sun/Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber
  • Copic Markers: Lighthouse/B95, B97, B99, C0, C01, C02, Y15, Y17, YR24; Rocks/C3, C4, C5, C6
  • Memento Tuxedo Black and Cracked Pistachio
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Post-it Full Adhesive
  • Tombo Mono Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Simon Says Stamp Nested Circles, Stitched Rectangles, Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock

By the Sea Landscape Hello Card

This card was inspired by a card I saw on online by Theresa Momber.

I began with a 5 ½” x 4 ¼” rectangle from Gina K. Designs 80# Ivory Cardstock.  To create the sky and water I used full adhesive Post-its.  I created the sky first by ink blending Antique Linen and Vintage Photo.  To create the clouds I cut some clouds out of another Post-it and used the negative space to ink blend some Vintage Photo into the lighter areas of the sky.  I then moved the post-its to cover the sky and ink blended the horizon/water with Fossilized Amber, Brushed Corduroy, and Peanut Brittle.  The darker areas on the outside of the rectangle are land and the lighter area in the center represents a cove for boats to sail into.

Once the ink blending was done it was time to begin stamping.  I used the pine trees from Gina K. Designs Blessed is the Season and stamped them with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink.  I did some second generation stamping for trees in the background.  Next I stamped the grass and sailboat from Gina K. Designs By the Sea with the same ink, then using By the Sea II I stamped the birds in the sky.

To assemble the card I die cut the focal image with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and then cut a slightly larger rectangle from Gina K. Designs 120# Chocolate Brown Cardstock  with Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and adhered to two together with Tombo Mono Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.

The sentiment is from Concord & 9th Hello Lovely and was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink in the lower right of the panel.  A rectangle of Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was cut smaller than the brown rectangle and adhered to the back for added dimension.  A cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock and the focal image was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Blessed is the Season
  • Gina K. Designs By the Sea and By the Sea II
  • Concord & 9th Hello Lovely
  • Distress Ink: Antique Linen, Fossilized Amber, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Peanut Brittle
  • Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Chocolate Brown Cardstock
  • Post-it Full Adhesive
  • Tombo Mono Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock

Stampendous Daisy Thanks Make a Wish Birthday Card with Inktense Pencils

I have a friend who told me her favorite color was brown.  I really struggled on what to do for a brown birthday card that would still be pretty.  Eventually I settled on white embossing an image on craft and then coloring it with Inktense Pencils. I made a couple of cards and they turned out much nicer than I anticipated.

For the first card I stamped the daisies from Stampendous Daisy Thanks with VersaMark Ink onto Gina K. Designs 120# Craft Cardstock and heat embossed them with Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder.  Then I colored them with Derwent Inktense Pencils: 2000 Bark, 2300 Antique White, 0600 Shiraz, 1720 Tan, 2020 India Ink.

The sentiment is from Avery Elle Cupcakes and was also heat embossed with the same embossing powder in the lower right of the card.

The focal image panel was cut with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  Another rectangle was cut slightly larger from Gina K. Designs 120# Chocolate Brown Cardstock with rectangle for Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Frames. However, I decided to use my paper cutter to cut a white rectangle slightly smaller than the brown rectangle.  All were adhered together with Tombo Mono Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.  The focal image was then glued to an A2 top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Craft Cardstock and the card was done.

The second card was created with the same process using Gina K. Designs Hopeful Flowers stamp set and the butterfly from Stampedous Daisy Thanks.  The images were stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder and colored with Derwent Inktense Pencils 2000 Bark, 2300 Antique White, 1720 Tan, and 2020 India Ink.

For this card the sentiment was stamped in the upper left of the card and Inktense Pencil 2000 Bark was used to trace around the sentiment to make it pop.

The focal image panel was cut using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and another rectangle was cut from Gina K. Designs Chocolate Brown Cardstock.  Both were adhered together using Tombo Mono Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive and then a rectangle of Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was die cut and adhered to the back of the brown rectangle.   An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Craft Cardstock and the focal image rectangles were adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Stampendous Daisy Thanks
  • Avery Elle Cupcakes
  • Gina K. Designs Hopeful Flowers
  • Derwent Inktense Pencils: 2000 Bark, 2300 Antique White, 0600 Shiraz, 1720 Tan, 2020 India Ink
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Chocolate Brown Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Craft Cardstock
  • Post-it Full Adhesive
  • Tombo Mono Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and Bundle of Stitched Shapes

Power Poppy Leaping Trout Birthday Card

I recently purchased the Power Poppy Leaping Trout Digital Stamp.  I thought it would make great cards for the sports enthusiasts in my life.  I really like the way it turned out.

I printed the image with my HP laser printer on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock.  If I had printed it with an ink jet printer the lines would bleed when colored with Copic Markers.  I Googled images for Rainbow Trout and colored the fish and water with the following colors:  C2, C3, C4; V2, BG01, B32, YG03; B91, B95.  The image was outlined with B0000, B000.

The focal image panel was then die cut using the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  Another rectangle was cut 1/8” larger from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and the two were adhered together using Tombo Mono Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.

The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday and was stamped using Hero Hues India Ink Black.

Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was added to the back of the focal image to add dimension.  An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The front of the cardbase was run through the Big Shot with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder for added dimension to the card front and then the focal image panel was adhered to the card front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Leaping Trout Digital Image
  • Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: C2, C3, C4; V2, BG01, B32, YG03; B91, B95; B0000, B000
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Tombo Mono Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue

Power Poppy Pansies Heartfelt Thanks Card

This pretty flower stamp is a Power Poppy Pansies Digital Stamp.  It was printed on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock using a laser printer so that it could be color with Copic Markers.  The colors used are listed below.

Once the image had been colored the focal image was die cut using My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX.  A larger circle was cut using a Simon Says Stamp Nested Circle out of Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.  The two were adhered together using Scor-Tape.  A circle of Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was cut with the same MFT Pierced Circle STAX die and adhered to the back of the focal image with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  To accent the purple in the flowers a Spellbinders Lacey Circle was cut out of purple cardstock.  The focal image was adhered to the lacey circle using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment from Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  To add interest and break the focal image from the sentiment a thin strip of gold cardstock was cut and adhered just above the sentiment and below the focal image.  Purple sequins from Pretty Pink Posh Sugar Plum and Sweetheart Mixes were adhered using Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Pansies Digital Stamp
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Copic Markers: Y13, Y15, Y17; YG03, YG53, YG17, Y13, Y15, Y17; V17, V99; C1, C3
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Purple Cardstock from Stash
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX
  • Spellbinders Lacey Circles
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Pretty Pink Posh Sugar Plum and Sweetheart Mixes Sequins
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Power Poppy Rose & Chamomile Time to Celebrate Birthday Card

I loved the beautiful image from Power Poppy Rose & Chamomile Digital Stamp.  I knew it would make a beautiful card the moment I saw it and I was not disappointed.

I began by printing the image with a laser printer so that it could be colored using Copic Markers.  The colors of markers used were: RV13, RV14; V12, V15, V17; B23, B26; YG03, YG63, G46; G46; YG97.

Once the image was colored I die cut it using My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX.  To highlight the pink of the rose a Spellbinders Lacey Circle was cut from pink cardstock and the two were adhered together using Tombo Mono Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.  A smaller circle of Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was cut and adhered to the back of the focal image with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment from Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  To add interest and break the focal image from the sentiment a thin strip of pink cardstock was cut and adhered just above the sentiment and below the focal image.  Pink and purple sequins from Pretty Pink Posh Sugar Plum and Doodlebug Designs Lilac were adhered using Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Rose & Chamomile Digital Stamp
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Copic Markers: RV11, RV13, RV14; V12, V15, V17; B23, B26; YG03, YG63, G46; G46; YG97
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX
  • Spellbinders Lacey Circles
  • Doodlebug Designs Lilac and Pretty Pink Posh Sugar Plum Mix Sequins
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Pink Cardstock from Stash
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam

Power Poppy Ranunculus Birthday Card

There are a lot of ranunculus flower images out there right now, but I liked this one from Power Poppy.  I purchased the digital image and printed it on 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock with a laser printer.  This allowed me to color the image with Copic Markers without causing the lines to bleed.  The colors used are listed below.

Once the coloring was completed the image was die cut using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  A rectangle 1/8” larger was cut with my paper trimmer from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and the two were adhered together using Scor-Tape.  I have found this works best on the slick surface of mirror cardstock.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was adhered to the back of the focal image.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was adhered to the front using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment from Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings was stamped on Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Rangers Fine Detailed Gold Embossing Powder.  A scrap of adhesive fun foam was added to the back of the sentiment and then adhered to the front of the card with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  A few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold were adhered to the card front with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Ranunculus Digital Stamp
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Copic Markers: V15, V17; Y13, Y15, Y17; RV13, Y13; Y15; RV11, RV13, RV14; R20, R21, R22; YR04, YR07, R05; R05, R08, R11; YR12, YR14, YR15; G2G4, G46
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder

Power Poppy Magnolia Sympathy Card

This is another beautiful digital stamp from Power Poppy entitled Magnolia.  I love the pretty bouquet image and it turned out to be a lovely card.

I began by printing the image on 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock on a laser printer to ensure that the lines did not bleed when colored with Copic Markers.  The colors used were: V12, V15, V17, V91; Rv13, RV14; YG03, YG63; G43, G46; E55, E57.

Once the coloring was done the image was die cut using My Favorite Things Pierced Oval STAX. A rectangle from purple cardstock was cut using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and another 1/8” larger from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.  The two were adhered together with Scor-Tape.  A rectangle was cut from Darice Adhesive Fun Foam and adhered to the back of the rectangles.

The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings and was stamped just below the placement of the focal image with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The focal image oval was adhered to the purple rectangle with Tombo Mono Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive and then adhered to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins were adhered to the card front with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Magnolia Digital Stamp
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Copic Markers: V12, V15, V17, V91; Rv13, RV14; YG03, YG63; G43, G46; E55, E57
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Oval STAX
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Purple Cardstock from Stash
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder

Vintage Flowers Birthday Wishes

This is another card that I made with a flower set I had purchase long ago and not yet used.  I found the layering to be easy and the results from stamping all the images in multi colors made a bright and happy card.

I used mainly Altenew inks to stamp the images, with the exception of Gina K. Designs Wild Dandelion.  Once the images were stamped I die cut them with the matching dies.  To arrange the flowers I decided to use the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders die.  I love the scalloped edge.  I created a landscape A2 cardbase from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and used the border die to cut the bottom of the front panel.  Next I laid out the flowers to determine placement and then took a picture with my cell phone as a reminder of the layout I liked.  Doing this allowed me to determine where to stamp the sentiment from Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold, and Party in Hero Hues India Ink Black at the top of the card front.  I don’t use this beautiful “birthday” stamp often because it requires a landscape card to accommodate the size.  But it is a stunning sentiment and worked perfectly for this card.

The flowers and leaves were then adhered using a combination of Tombo Mono Multi Glue and 3M ½” Foam Tape.  I have seen a lot of people using black and white striped cardstock or washi tape to accent their cards and so I decided to use Life Style Crafts Shape ‘n Tape Black striped washi, adhering it to the bottom of the inside of the cardbase and loved the way it looked.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Vintage Flowers and Dies
  • Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold, and Party
  • Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders
  • Altenew Inks: Sunkissed/Orange/Autumn Blaze; Sea Glass/Ocean Waves/Dusk; Lavender Fields/Deep Iris/Midnight Violet; Coral Berry/Ruby Red/Jet Black; Warm Sunshine/Gina K. Designs Wild Dandelion; Frayed Leaf;Forest Glades/Evergreen
  • Zookwang Scor-Tape
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Life Style Crafts Shape ‘n Tape Black