TIME TO PARTY

This card was made using La-La-Land Crafts Sweetheart Stamp.  It was stamped on 140# Canson Cold Press Watercolor Paper with VersaMark Ink and embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  Whenever you are embossing, be sure and prepared your cardstock with an anti-static tool to remove any oils from the card that would cause the embossing powder to stick to unwanted areas.  Once the embossing powder is melted using a heat gun you are ready to watercolor your image.  I used Winsor & Newton Lightweight Sketchers’ Box Half Pan Set of 24.  I mix my colors to get the right shade.

00247wAfter the watercolored image was dry I die cut it using Spellbinders Rectangle dies.  I created a background with Pink Paislee Pen Pals Correspondent Paper with Avery Elle Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles and applied the focal image with Darice White Adhesive Fun Foam, cut just smaller than the background paper.  Using another pattern from the same paper pack I cut a 1” strip of striped paper.  I small strip of gold glitter cardstock was also cut.  Both were applied to A2 Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock (4 ¼” x 11” scored at 5 ½”) using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The focal image was then adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

A small circle was die cut using MFT Pierced Circle STAX die and stamped with Amy R. Great Birthday Greetings stamp using Memento Paris Dusk Ink and adhered with 3M ½” Foam Tape and the card was done.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • La-La-Land Crafts Sweetheart Stamp
  • Amy R Great Birthday Greetings
  • Pink Paislee Pen Pals Correspondent Paper
  • Gold Glitter Cardstock
  • Avery Elle Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Spellbinders Rectangle Die
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • MFT Pierced Circle STAX
  • Winsor & Newton Lightweight Sketchers’ Box Half Pan Set of 24

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CUPCAKE

This cute image is from the C. C. Designs Cupcake Emma Stamp.  I stamped it on 140# Canson Watercolor Paper with VersaMark Ink and covered it in Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The image was colored with Winsor & Newton Lightweight Sketchers’ Box Half Pan Set of 24.  I mix colors to get just the right shade.

00246wThe sentiment is from Avery Elle Cake & Candles stamp set, it too was embossed with the same embossing powder.  I used Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Rectangles to cut a frame from matching paper that I had in my stash.

The watercolored focal image was cut with Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles and the frame was adhered using 3M ½” Foam Tape, cut to be narrow enough to not be seen.  I cut a piece of Darice Adhesive White Fun Foam to be slightly smaller than the focal image to add dimension.  Then it was adhered with Tombo Mono Multi Glue to a Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½” for a standard A2 cardbase, and the card was done.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Canson 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • C. C. Designs Cupcake Emma Stamp
  • Avery Elle Cake & Candles Sentiment Stamp
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Rectangles Frame
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Winsor & Newton Lightweight Sketchers’ Box Half Pan Set of 24

CELEBRATE YOU BIRTHDAY CARD

Penny Black’s Make a Wish Stamp has so many cute little girls for birthday cards.  I really enjoy make cards with them.  I stamped on of the images on Canson 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper with VersaMark Ink and then heat embossing the image with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, preparing the paper with an embossing buddy to remove any oils from the cardstock, which ensures the embossing powder only sticks to where the image has been stamped.  The image was then colored with Winsor & Newton Lightweight Sketchers’ Box Half Pan Set of 24.

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Once the image was dry I die cut it with Spellbinders Square die.  A piece of Gina K. Designs Red Cardstock was cut to be 1/8” larger and then the focal image was adhered using 3M ½” Foam Tape.  The focal image was adhered to a card base is 120# Gina K. Design White Cardstock, cut to 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½” with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The celebrate word die is from Penny Black Doodles die set.  It was cut from the same red cardstock and adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The word you is from the Winnie and Walter The Big, the Bold, and You stamp set, stamped with VersaMark and embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Penny Black Make a Wish Stamp
  • Penny Black Doodles Die
  • Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold, and You Stamp
  • Spellbinder Square Die
  • Avery Elle Double Pierced Square Die (Cut twice to make smaller)
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Winsor & Newton Lightweight Sketchers’ Box Half Pan Set of 24

HAPPY BIRTHDAY – PENNY BLACK MAKE A WISH

I began this card by stamping one of the images from Penny Black Make a Wish on Canson 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper with VersaMark Ink and then heat embossing the image with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  Remember, when working with embossing powder be sure and prepare your paper prior to stamping with an embossing buddy to remove any oils from the cardstock.  This will ensure the embossing powder only sticks to where the image has been stamped.

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I colored the image using Winsor & Newton Lightweight Sketchers’ Box Half Pan Set of 24.  When I am watercoloring I mix my paints so that I have unique colors and get just the look I desire.  Once the watercolored image was dry I cut it into a circle using Spellbinders Circle Die.  To accent the color of the dress and frosting I die cut Spellbinders Small Scallop Circle Die and adhered it to the back of the focal image watercolored piece.

My card base is 120# Gina K. Design White Cardstock, cut to 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”.  I die cut some orange and white chevron paper from Recollections Bright & Basic 6 x 6 Paper Pack with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Stitched Basic Shapes and adhered it with Tombo Mono Multi Glue to the cardbase.  The focal image was adhered to the top of the card front with 3M ½” Foam Tape to add dimension.  The sentiment is from the Penny Black Celebrations Die, cut in both Gold Glitter Cardstock and Green Cardstock.  They were adhered together a little offset so you could see both colors.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Recollections Bright & Basic 6 x 6 Paper
  • Spellbinders Small Circle Die
  • Spellbinders Small Scallop Circle Die
  • Penny Black Big Wish Stamp
  • Penny Black Celebrations Die
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Winsor & Newton Lightweight Sketchers’ Box Half Pan Set of 24

Watercolor Make a Wish

I wanted to create some birthday cards that could be used for the young women in my church.  I color the hair so it matches theirs, and the clothes are colored in their favorite color.  It gives a personal touch and lets them know they are special.

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I began this card by stamping Penny Black Make a Wish on Canson 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper with VersaMark Ink and then heat embossing the image with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  Whenever you are working with embossing powder be sure and prepare your paper prior to stamping with an embossing anti-static tool to remove any oils from the cardstock.  This will ensure the embossing powder only sticks to where the image has been stamped.

I colored the image using Winsor & Newton Watercolor Lightweight Sketchers’ Box Half Pan Set of 24.  Sometimes when I am watercoloring I mix my paints so that I have unique colors and get just the look I desire.  I encourage you to give this a try, it’s a fun creative process.  The sentiment is from the Lawn Fawn Party Animals stamp set.

Once the image was dry I used the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles to cut down the watercolor cardstock.  I then cut a 1/8” larger rectangle from Gold Glitter Cardstock and adhered the watercolor panel using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Because glitter cardstock has a rough texture using good liquid glue ensures that it will stay together.  I die cut a piece of Darice Adhesive Foam and applied it to the back of the glitter cardstock.  The background paper is from DCWV Glitter Basics 6 x 6 Stack of paper, which was adhered with Tombo Mono Multi Glue to a 120# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock cardbase cut to 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Penny Black Make a Wish Stamp
  • Lawn Fawn Party Animals Sentiment Stamp
  • DCWV Glitter Basics 6 x 6 Stack
  • Gold Glitter Cardstock
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Winsor & Newton Lightweight Sketchers’ Box Half Pan Set of 24
  • Darice Adhesive Foam Sheets

Encouragement Cards: Every Journey Begins with a Single Step

I love making cards, which means that I spend a lot of time making them. I believe that each of us have been sent to earth with gifts and talents from the Lord, and He expects us to use our time and talents wisely.  I also believe that someday we will be accountable for what we have done with what we were given, like the parable of the talents in the New Testament.

As I was contemplating the amount of time I spend making cards, which I believe it is one of my talents, I felt that the Lord wanted me to do more to bless the lives of others with them, people outside of my family and friends.  There are people everywhere who need encouragement and kindness. So, I determined that I would make four cards every month and give them to an abused women and children’s home.  My hope is that they will help them as they begin to make major changes in their lives, and encourage them that they can do hard things for a better future.

Below are the cards I made this month. Each has the same sentiment I printed on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock.

00198For this card I die cut the sentiment panel with the scalloped rectangle from Winnie & Walter Audrey Essentials and adhered it with a Creative Hands Peel & Stick Foam Sheet to a side fold cardbase made from Gina K. Design 120# White Cardstock, cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″.

The flowers are from Simon Says Stamp Spring Florals, stamped with VersaMark Ink on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock, and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder. I decided to color the images with Copic Markers (I would probably not do that again, since I remember that embossing powder can ruin the nibs). The following colors were used: YR12, YR14, YR15; BG13, BG18; YG01, YG03, YG23; G21, YG63, G94; R11, R12, R02.

The flowers were adhered to the sentiment panel with Tombo Mono Multi Glue, with the exception of the pink flower, which has some 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape under the bloom.

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For this card I framed the sentiment with Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Rectangles out of Gina K. Designs 100# Black Cardstock and adhered it to the sentiment panel with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape. The flower and leaves are from Simon Says Stamp Handwritten Floral Greetings, stamped on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  Both images were colored with Copic Markers Y15, Y17, Y19, G94, G99.

The leaves were glued with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the flower was adhered with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape. The scalloped panel was adhered with Creative Hands Peel & Stick Foam Sheets to a side folding cardbase, made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″.

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For this card I die cut the sentiment with the Memory Box Stitched Rectangles Die and adhered it with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to a side folding cardbase, made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″.

The flower and leaves are from the Papertrey Ink The Sweet Life stamp set and die.  This is a layering stamp set and I used Altenew Inks Buttercream, Warm Sunshine, Mango Smoothie, Forest Glad, and Evergreen.  The leaves were adhered with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the flower was adhered with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape for added dimension.

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For this card I die cut the sentiment with the second largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangle die. To frame the sentiment I die cut a black frame from Gina K. Designs 100# Black Cardstock with the My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Frames. I placed the sentiment inside the frame and used Scotch Tape on the back to adhere the two together.  I then used a Creative Hands Peel & Stick Foam Sheet to adhere the panel to a side folding cardbase, made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″.

The flower and leaves are from the Verve Great Friend Stamp set.  I used VersaMark Ink to stamp the images on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and embossed them with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The leaves were a solid image and I really like the solid gold look. The flowers were colored with RV11, RV12, and RV14 Copic Markers. I fussy cut them out and adhered the single flower onto the double flower with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape and glued the base flower to the frame with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Spring Florals Stamp
  • Simon Says Stamp Handwritten Floral Greetings Stamp
  • Verve Great Friend Stamp
  • Papertrey Ink The Sweet Life Stamp and Die
  • Winnie & Walter Audrey Essentials Die
  • Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Rectangles Die
  • Memory Box Stitched Rectangles Die
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangle Die
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Frames Die
  • Gina K. Design 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 100# Black Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Altenew Inks: Buttercream, Warm Sunshine, Mango Smoothie, Forest Glad, and Evergreen
  • Copic Markers:  BG13, BG18, G21, G94, G99, R11, R12, R02, RV11, RV12, RV14, Y15, Y17, Y19, YG01, YG03, YG23, YG63, YR12, YR14, YR15
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Creative Hands Peel & Stick Foam Sheet
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape

Sending Prayers

This card was inspired one I had seen on the Clearly Besotted web site for their Happy Everything stamp, however, when I went to get the url to reference it, it was no longer there.  I assume the stamp has been retired since it was no longer available for purchase.  I am going ahead with posting it because a similar image is available in their Beautiful Friend stamp set.

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I stamped the image on Canson 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper with VersaMark Ink and embossed it with Recollections Clear embossing powder.  I heat set it with my Marvy Embossing Heat Tool and colored the image with the following Distress Inks: Bundled Sage, Crushed Olive, Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Fossilized Amber.

I sprayed some Canson 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper with Water prior to embossing it with the Darice Wood Embossing Folder.  This ensures that the paper will not crack and tear when embossed.  I set it aside to dry.

Products Used:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardbase
  • Canson 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Clearly Besotted Happy Everything Stamp and Matching Dies
  • Simon Says Stamp Sending Happy Thoughts Stamp Sentiment
  • Hero Arts Prayers Stamp Sentiment
  • Darice Wood Embossing Folder
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Distress:  Bundled Sage, Crushed Olive, Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Fossilized Amber

Happy Birthday Patterned Paper

Sometimes a beautiful patterned paper can make a lovely card.  The card below is made from some paper from the DCWV Happy Day Stack Paper, which was cut to 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ and adhered to a side folding card base, made with Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and scored 4 1/4″ with the ScorBuddy and the Simon Says Stamp Small Teflon Bone Folder.

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The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Big Scripty Greetings Stamp, stamped on some Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock. The paper was prepped with the Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Pad to remove any oils before stamping with VersaMark Ink, sprinkled with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, and heat setting with the Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.

The sentiment was cut with QuicKutz Nesting Frame #3 Die.  I love this die set because it has two dies that go together to make both a top and bottom layer.  The sentiment and border were cut with the second set of dies, top layer of Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and bottom layer with Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.  They were glued together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then adhered to the card front with a Creative Hands Peel & Stick Foam Sheet, cut with the die and trimmed to be just smaller so it won’t show.  A small cluster of flowers and leaves were fussy cut from leftover cardstock and adhered to the upper right corner of the sentiment frame. It was pretty, but I finally cut just some roses from some of the paper, adhered them with 3M 1/2 Foam Tape. The added dimension was just what was needed and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • DCWV Happy Day Stack Paper
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • QuicKutz Nesting Frame #3 Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Scripty Greetings Stamp
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles Die
  • WPlus9 Gift Card Layers Die
  • Creative Hands Peel & Stick Foam Sheets
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • ScorBuddy
  • Simon Says Stamp Small Teflon Bone Folder
  • Sizzix Big Shot

 

Beautiful Bouquet Birthday Mums

This card also used some of the beautiful paper I have in my stash. Today I picked a pink with gold foil polka dots from DCWV Happy Day Stack Paper. You can probably tell by the cards I create that I love the look of flowers. This time I used WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet Mums Stamp.

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I stamped the image on Strathmore 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper with VersaMark Ink, treating it with an Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Pad to remove any oils from the paper. I sprinkled Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and heat set it with the Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.

The side fold cardbase was make from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored with the ScorBuddy and the Simon Says Stamp Small Teflon Bone Folder to 4 1/4″. A panel of the patterned paper was cut with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and adhered to the card with Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.

I watercolored the image with Distress Ink.  Because of the color of the paper the ink used were: Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters. Once the image was dry I cut it with the largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles Die. A panel of Paper Accents Gold Mirror cardstock was added behind the focal image to make it pop and all was adhered with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • DCWV Happy Day Stack Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Strathmore 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Paper
  • WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet Mums Stamp
  • Gina K. Designs Birthday Greetings Stamp
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Distress Ink: Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Die
  • Sizzix Big Shot

Organic Blooms Birthday

I love the big, loose blooms in the Mama Elephant Organic Blooms Stamp and decided to use it for this card. I am really loving watercoloring images with embossed edges.  They keep the color contained and it is easy to get beautiful results.

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I used a quarter of a full sheet Strathmore 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper from a 9″ x 12″ pack, prepped the paper with the Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Pad to remove any oils, sprinkled Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, heat set it with the Marvy Embossing Heat Tool, and I was ready to watercolor.

I used Distress Ink to color the image.  There are so many different colors to choose from, and when you blend them together you get even more variations.  For this image I used: Picked Raspberry, Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, and Crushed Olive, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint.

While the image was drying, I die cut Hero Arts Happy from Paper Accents Gold Mirror paper, cut it three times again using Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, adhered all of them together with a Zig 2-Way Glue Pen. I cut the focal image with the rectangle from the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Die.  For the top folding cardbase I used Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″ using the ScorBuddy and the Simon Says Stamp Small Teflon Bone Folder.

The focal image was adhered to the cardbase with some Creative Hands Peel & Stick Foam cut just smaller than the panel.  The “happy” die cut was adhered with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The “birthday” sentiment is from the same Hero Arts stamp set, stamped with VersaMark Ink and sprinkled with the same gold embossing powder and heat set with an embossing tool.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Strathmore 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Paper
  • Mama Elephant Organic Blooms Stamp
  • Hero Arts Happy Stamp and Cut
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Distress Inks:  Picked Raspberry, Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, Crushed Olive, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Die
  • Creative Hands Peel & Stick Foam Sheets
  • Zig 2-Way Glue Pen
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • ScorBuddy
  • Simon Says Stamp Small Teflon Bone Folder