Impression Obsession Heart of Hearts Valentine’s Day Card

This Valentine’s Day Card was made for my daughter Janae.  Her favorite colors are Turquoise, Teal, and Purple.  I thought that the Impression Obsession Heart of Hearts die would make a pretty card using all those colors.  Placing the different colored hearts took quite a bit of time, but I really like the way it turned out.

I started by cutting two circles using My Favorite Things Pierced Circles STAX, one from a deep purple and another from a light turquoise.  I pulled the papers from my stash of scrap paper.  Next I die cut the purple circle with the Impression Obsession Heart of Hearts Die to form the base of my focal image.  I covered the light turquoise circle completely with 3M ATG Adhesive, which provided a sticky surface for placing all the multi-colored hearts.  I then cut Heart of Hearts die from a light turquoise, deep teal, light purple and silver mirror cardstock and randomly placed them into the purple die cut heart.

The top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, but I felt it was too stark for the purple heart so I raided my paper stash and found a pretty light gray patterned paper from Around the Block called Ash Filigree.  This is cardstock I’ve had for years and so it probably isn’t available anymore, but anything similar would work.  I die cut the patterned paper using Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and adhered it to the cardbase with Darice Adhesive Fun Foam to add some dimension.  I added more fun foam to the purple heart and adhered it towards the top of the cardbase.

The sentiment is from the Pink & Main Love die, cut from Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock.  I placed it on the card to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment from Avery Elle Simply Said: Love with Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink and covered it with Ranger Silver Embossing Powder.  I die cut four more “Love” dies from heavy weight white cardstock.  Since the “L” would be resting on the purple heart I marked the die cuts where they would need to have that part of the letter removed and adhered them together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Adhesive Spray and then adhered them to the card front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Around the Block Ash Filigree Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • Pink & Main Love die
  • MFT Pierced Circles STAX
  • SSS Bundle of Stitched Shapes Die
  • Impression Obsession Heart of Heart Die
  • Avery Elle Simply Said: Love
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue

Heart of Roses Valentine’s Day

I really love the Simon Says Stamp Heart of Roses die and decided to use it for a Valentine’s Day card this year cutting it from mirror cardstock.  I think it has an elegant look to it.

I began by watercoloring a background with Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Aged Mahogany, Festive Berries; Candied Apple, Worn Lipstick on Canson Cold Press 140# Watercolor Paper.  Once it was completely dried I ran it through the Big Shot with the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles.

The Simon Says Stamp Heart of Roses die and Hero Arts Love and Hearts die were cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and then four more times from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock.  All were glued together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive to provide dimension.  Since the Love die would rest on the heart I marked where it would rest and cut away the additional under layers so that it would rest flush on the heart die.

After determining the placement of both dies on the watercolor background a secondary sentiment from the Avery Elle Simple Said: Love set was stamped with Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink and then covered with Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and heat set with the Marvy Embossing Tool.

A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was added to the back of the panel and adhered to the card with Tombo Mono Multi Glue, which give you a few second to move it around and ensure it is placed correctly on the cardbase.  The heart and sentiment dies were adhered using Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive and the card was done.

I like the look of it so much that I decided to recreate the card with Silver Mirror Cardstock and darker more burgundy colored background created with Winsor & Newton Alizarin Crimson, Permanent Rose; Ivory Black watercolor half pans.

This was was made for my son and daughter-in-law whose favorite color is burgundy and love silver more than gold.  For this card a silver mirror rectangle was cut with the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle.

Products Used:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Canson 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Hero Arts Love and Hearts Die
  • SSS Heart of Roses Die
  • Avery Elle Simple Said: Love Stamp
  • Distress: Picked Raspberry, Aged Mahogany, Festive Berries; Candied Apple, Worn Lipstick
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Winsor & Newton Alizarin Crimson, Permanent Rose; Ivory Black
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive

MFT Color Challenge 61: Love You #2

This is the second card I made for the the My Favorite Things Color Challenge 61.  The inspiration for this card was taken from the background paper which is from 2014 Pink Paislee Pen Pals Correspondants paper pack, which has letters in white circles with a gray border, some of the circles have little red hearts.  A panel of of this paper was cut using Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes rectangle and adhered to a cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Kraft cardstock, cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″ for a side folding card.

A circle was cut from a scrap of gray cardstock using the third largest My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX die.  Next a circle was cut using the next smallest circle from the die set from White Doodlebug Sprinkles Vellum.  A heart was cut from a scrap of red cardstock using the third largest Spellbinders Classic Hearts die and then the word “LOVE” was cut from the center of the heart using My Favorite Things Little Uppercase dies.  The word “you” came from My Favorite Things Nuts About You stamp set and was stamped at the bottom of the heart with Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink and heat set with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder.  The heart was adhered to the vellum circle using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape for added dimension and then the vellum circle was adhered to the gray circle using Tombo Mono Multi Glue, adhered only to the vellum where the red heart would cover up the glue.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was cut just smaller than the gray heart and adhered to the back of the circle and the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

From the first card created for this challenge there were a lot of hearts left over from cutting all the colors of the challenge with the Impression Obsession Heart of Hearts die.  These were scattered around the heart, as well as on the background paper.  Wink of Stella was added to the hearts and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • 2014 Pink Paislee Pen Pals Correspondants Paper Pack
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Kraft cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX
  • White Doodlebug Sprinkles Vellum
  • Spellbinders Classic Hearts die
  • My Favorite Things Little Uppercase dies
  • My Favorite Things Nuts About You stamp set
  • Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Impression Obsession Heart of Hearts die
  • Clear Wink of Stella

This is a small format of the picture for the color challenge web site.

MFT Color Challenge 61: Love You

I’ve been wanting to participate in My Favorite Things Color Challenges for some time.  It always seems like I’m on a deadline for other cards I need to make, I’m out of town, or various other reasons why I don’t do it.  (Couldn’t be that it intimidates me have my work on display.)

This week’s challenge used coral, red persimmon, blue, and gray.  Since it is getting close to Valentine’s Day I decided to use the Heart of Heart die from Impression Obsession and fill the hearts will all the colors of the challenge.

I used scrap paper that I have in my stash and cut a circle from gray and blue cardstock using the third largest My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX.  I then placed the Heart of Heart die in the center of the gray circle and once it was cut I adhered it to the blue circle cut earlier for a backing to adhered all the colored hearts to.  I cut the Heart of Heart die from all the colors in the challenge and began filling in the heart openings, gluing them in place with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

For the card background I used My Favorite Things Chevron Coverup and cut it from blue cardstock.  I cut it again from Darice Adhesive Fun Foam and adhered it to the blue cardstock for added dimension.  I ink blended the edges with Distress Peacock Feathers ink and adhered it to a side folded cardbase made from 120# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock.

To adhere the focal image to the card I cut a circle from Darice Adhesive Fun Foam just smaller than colorful heart circle and glued it to the front of the card using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

For the sentiment I cut Hero Arts Love and Heart die from red cardstock six times.  Since the top of the “L” was going to lay on top of the focal image I cut off the loop so that it would lay flat on the circle.  The word “you” from Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold, and Party stamp set was stamped with Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink and then heat set with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder.  The word was cut into a narrow banner and adhered to the card front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Impression Obsession Heart of Hearts die
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX
  • My Favorite Things Chevron Coverup
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Distress Peacock Feathers ink
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Hero Arts Love and Heart die
  • Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold, and Party stamp set
  • Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder

Below is a small format image for the challenge.

My Favorite Things Morocco Background with Flowers and Leaf Trio Birthday

I love a pretty background die.  This card was made using My Favorite Things Modern Morocco, which was die cut out of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock three times and adhered together using Elmer’s Adhesive Spray to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The white on white makes a clean and simple, yet elegant card.

The flowers were die cut out of We R Memory Keepers Purple Polka Dot Vellum using several My Favorite Things flower dies (Flowers and Leaf Trio, Gerbera Daisy, and Plentiful Petals) and adhered with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The pearl centers are from my stash of embellishments.  The flourish was cut from Grafix 30# Green Leaf Vellum using My Favorite Things Fancy Flourish die.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts Little One and stamped on Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and embossed with Recollections Snow Embossing Powder.  It was adhered to the bottom of the card with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Modern Morocco Coverup
  • My Favorite Things Fancy Flourish die
  • Hero Arts Little One Stamp Set
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • We R Memory Keepers Purple Polka Dot Vellum
  • Grafix 30# Green Leaf Vellum
  • My Favorite Things Flowers and Leaf Trio, Gerbera Daisy, and Plentiful Petal dies
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Recollections Snow Embossing Powder
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue

 

 

Hero Arts Tiny Flags Background Masculine Birthday

The graphic element of Hero Arts Tiny Flags creates a great masculine birthday card.  Most men I know like the color blue and so the distress blending of blues and greens it a visually pleasing design.

A panel of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock was cut with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  Before stamping the Hero Arts Tiny Flags Background stamp with VersaMark ink an anti-static pad was used to eliminate any oils from the surface to ensure the Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder would only stick where wanted.

Distress ink was applied using the Ranger Mini Embossing Tool.  Colors used are: Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers.  Blue Offray Grosgrain Ribbon was was tied around the panel and tied in a knot, then the panel was glued to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

For the focal image the Just Right Spellbinders Nested Medallion Labels was used to cut some Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock. Inkadinkadoo’s Happy Birthday was stamped on the label with VersaMark Ink and sprinkled with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder and heat set with the Marvy Embossing Tool.  “Happy Birthday” was added from Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold, and Party stamp.

The label was adhered to the ink blended panel using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape. Tiny blue confetti stars were added to the label with Multi Matte Medium and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 80# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Offray Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Hero Arts Tiny Flags Background
  • Inkadinkadoo Happy Birthday
  • Winnie & Walter the Big the Bold and Party
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Distress: Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers

WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet Ranunculus Birthday

This pretty image from WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet Ranunculus always makes a lovely card.  The the outline was cut with the Silhouette Cameo and then the image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and then colored with Copic Markers (listed below).

A panel of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock was cut with the largest rectangle for Lawn Fawn Small Stackable Rectangles and then run through the Big Shot again with the Cricut Ben Day Dots Embossing Folder. The panel was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The image was adhered to the panel using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

The sentiment was cut from gold mirror cardstock three times and adhered together with Elmer’s Adhesive Spray.  The small “birthday” from My Favorite Things Happy Everything was stamped with VersaMark Ink on a scrap of Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The “happy” die was adhered to the card with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the black “birthday” was tucked underneath and adhered directly to the embossed panel with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet Ranunculus
  • My Favorite Things Happy Everything
  • SSS Sentiments of You
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black
  • Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: Berries YR09, YR07, YR04; Flowers: YR18, YR16, YR14; R17, R14, R22; YR24, YR23, YR21; B39, B37, B34; Leaves: YG99, YG97, YG95; YG95, YG93, YG91; YG67, YG17, YG23; YG03, YG17, YG67; G24, G94, G99
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Cricut Ben-Day Dots Embossing Folder
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stackable Rectangles

WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet Mums Birthday

Different colors can make the same stamp have a completely different feel.  I love the pretty fall colors in this card.

I die cut the outline for the WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet Mums with my Silhouette Cameo and then stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink since I planned to color it with Copic Markers.  Colors used are listed below.

To add interest to the card a panel of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock was die cut with the largest rectangle from Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles and then ran again through the Big Shot with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder.  The panel was adhered to the front of a top folding A2 Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock using Darice Adhesive Fun Foam and Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The flower image was adhered to the embossed panel using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  The “happy” sentiment from Winnie & Walter The Big The Bold and The Happy was cut with gold mirror cardstock and three more times with scraps of white cardstock and adhered together using Elmer’s Adhesive Spray.  The “birthday” was stamped with VersaMark Ink onto a scrap of Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and embossed with Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  Both were laid on the card front to determine placements.  The “happy” was glue with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the “birthday” with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet Mums
  • Winnie & Walter The Big The Bold and The Happy
  • Simon Says Stamp Sentiments of You
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers: R22, R24, R27; YR15, YR16, YR18; Y15, Y11; B39, B37, B34; YG99, YG97, YG95; YG01, YG03, YG67
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Darkroom Door Word Block Birthday Background

A word background stamp can make a clean and simple masculine card. This card uses the Darkroom Door Word Black Birthday Background, embossing, and ink blending techniques.

A panel of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock was cut with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes. An anti-static pad was used prior to stamping the background with VersaMark Ink. Gina K. Designs White Detail Embossing Powder was melted with the Marvy Embossing Tool.  Next Walnut Stain Distress Ink was added using a Ranger Mini Blending Tool, with the darkest concentration on the edges.

Two balloons were cut from scrap red patterned cardstock using the Lawn Fawn Party Balloon dies and then ink blended with Barn Door Distress Ink.  Red DFN Craft Thread was tied to the bottom of the ballons, then the ballons were adhered to the background panel with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  The balloon ties were wrapped around the bottom of the panel and adhered in place with scotch tape.  The panel then was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Chocolate Cardstock with Darice Adhesive Fun Foam and Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment from My Favorite Things Birthday Sentiments was stamped with VersaMark Ink on a strip of Gina K. Designs 120# Chocolate Cardstock and embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder the adhered to the front of the panel with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold and Christmas Mix were scattered around the front of the card and adhered with Ranger Multi Matte Medium. Sparkle was added to the balloons using the Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • MFT Big Birthday Sentiments
  • Darkroom Door Word Block Birthday
  • Lawn Fawn Party Balloons
  • Distress Ink: Walnut Stain and Barn Door
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Chocolate
  • DFN Craft Thread
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
  • PPP Metallic Gold and Christmas Mix

 

Masculine Birthday with Ink Blending

Clean and simple graphics cards are excellent for masculine cards.  This card uses Hero Arts Pinstripes Background with Distress Ink blending.

A panel of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock was cut with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  After preparing the panel with a anti-static tool the panel was stamped with Hero Arts Pinstripes Background stamp and VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.

Using a Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool to add a rainbow hue with the following Distress Ink: Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, Barn Door.

A panel of scrap blue cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger than the embossed panel and glued to the back with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was added to back of the panel and adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

Scrap green, red, and blue cardstock was ink blended in red, green, and blue distress ink and then die cut with Lawn Fawn Party Balloons.  Next sentiments were embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder using Hero Arts Make a Wish and My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings.  The balloon tails were cut from scrap white cardstock.  The green balloon was adhered directly to the panel with Tombo Mono Multi Glue, the blue balloon was adhered using one layer of 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape, and the red balloon was adhered using two layers of 3M 1/2″.  To add a confetti feel Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Mix and Seattle Spirit Mix, along with Gold Stars from Scrapbooking Days were scattered around the front of the panel with Multi Medium Matte.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • MFT Birthday Greetings
  • Hero Arts Pinstripes
  • Hero Arts Make a Wish
  • Lawn Fawn Party Balloons
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Gina K. Detail White Embossing Powder
  • SSS Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Scrap Blue Cardstock
  • Distress: Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, Barn Door
  • PPP Christmas Mix and Seattle Spirit Mix
  • Gold Stars from Scrapbooking Days