CTD432: Hero Arts Flowers for You

I am always intimated about participating in My Favorite Things Color Throwdown Challenges, but the card below turned out so pretty that I decided to give it a try.

If you are like me, you see these amazing videos of new product and you just have to have it and then I don’t use it right away.  I gave myself a challenge to use all of my floral stamps that I have not yet used.  One of them was Hero Arts Flowers for You.  This is a flower layering stamp set and I love the Altenew inks for this process because they are made to help you be successful in picking three colors that go well together.

I stamped the flowers on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with the ink colors listed below and then fussy cut them with scissors.  I then cut a panel from the same cardstock with Lawn  Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles and ran it through the Sizzix Big Shot with the Sizzix Dotted Lattice Embossing Folder.

The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings and I forgot to stamp it prior to embossing the panel, but with the MISTI I was able to get a clean image by stamping a couple of times.

I arranged the flowers on the lower left corner of the panel and took a picture with my cell phone so that I could adhere them in the same pattern.  I used Tombo Mono Multi Glue for all of them except the large blue and red flowers, which were adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  For added interest I used Stickles Tidings to create the flower centers and I love the sparkle.

The embossed panel was adhered to a top folding A2 Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Hero Arts Flowers for You
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Altenew Inks: Rouge, Crimson, Velvet; Buttercream, Mango Smoothie, Warm Sunshine; Caribbean Sky, Persian Blue, Sapphire; Forest Glad, Evergreen, Frayed Leaf
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Sizzix Dotted Lattice Embossing Folder
  • Stickles Tidings
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock

Picture sized for entering contest.

La-La-Land Crafts Love You Molli Birthday

La-La-Land Crafts has some great stamps with girl images that I use for birthday cards.  I recently purchased Love You Molli and created a card for a young woman at church with her favorite colors.

I stamped the image on 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I then die cut the image using Spellbinders Long Classic Rectangle, but ran it through again to make it a little shorter so it would fit better on the card front.

I colored the image using Copic Markers, colors used are listed below.  I gave her ground to stand on with C3, C2, and C1.

I die cut a panel of 80# White Cardstock with Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle and then found a matching blue cardstock and cut it with my paper trimmer to be the same size as an A2 card front (4 1/4 x 5 1/2).  To add some added interest I ran the white rectangle through the Sizzix Big Shot with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder and then adhered it to the blue rectangle with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Both were then adhered using the same glue to a top folding A2 size cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

The Sentiment is from Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday and was stamped on a scrap of blue cardstock with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder and then trimmed to fit across the focal image panel.

Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller than the focal image and then both were adhered to the front of the card with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Sequins from Doodlebug Design Swimming Pool and Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold were scattered and adhered to the panel with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

Supplies Used:

  • Copic: C3, C2, C1; BG000, BG0000; R02, R00; E21, E00, E000, R20; B05, B04, B02; G46, G28, B29; E15, E99, YR20, YR21, YR23
  • Doodlebug Design Swimming Pool/Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold
  • La-La-Land Crafts Love You Molli
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Spellbinders Long Classic Rectangle (shorter)
  • Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder

Hero Arts Color Layering Gold Fish Birthday Wishes

My son-in-law Troy is an avid fish lover.  He has a huge salt water aquarium with beautiful fish and anemones. Every year for his birthday we give him a gift card that he uses to add something beautiful to his tank, so I try to make his birthday cards with a fish and water theme. This year I used Hero Arts Color Layering Gold Fish and I liked the end product.

I began by making a frame with My  Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Frames die and then cutting a piece of 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock just smaller to create a shaker card.  I used Ranger’s mini ink blending tools to ink blend  a blue background with Distress Ink Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, and Broken China.  I ink blended the frame using the Distress Inks.  The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted It’s Your Birthday and was stamped a couple of times with Salty Ocean.  I added a rectangle of Office Depot Binding Acetate Sheet cut 1/8″ smaller than the frame with 1/8″ Scor Tape.  Next a double layer of 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape, cut in half to be narrow enough not to show, was added behind the frame. Mikuki Seed Beads in Honey Butter and Gold was sprinkled into the frame for sand and the ink blended panel and frame were adhered together.

The seaweed was ink blended with Distress Inks Crushed Olive and Peeled Paint and die cut with the matching dies.  Originally I planned to put these inside the shaker, but I completely forgot and so they were applied to the front of the acetate panel with Scor Tape.

The gold fish were stamped with Hero Hues Pastel Peach, Butter Bar, and Wet Cement and die cut with the matching dies.  The two smaller fish were adhered to the front of the shaker with Score Tape and the largest with given added dimension with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

The shaker panel was adhered to a side folded A2 cardbase made from 120# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock and the card was done.

Supplies Used:

  • Hero Arts Color Layering Gold Fish and dies
  • Clearly Besotted It’s Your Birthday
  • Hero Hues Pastel Peach, Butter Bar, and Wet Cement for fish
  • Distress Salty Ocean (background and frame), Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Crushed Olive, and Peeled Paint
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Frames
  • Mikuki Seed Beads Honey Butter and Gold for sand
  • Office Depot Binding Acetate Sheets
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock

Concord & 9th Hello Lovely Sympathy

This is the second card I made with Concord & 9th Hello Lovely Stamp.  It made a beautiful sympathy card.

This time I kept the colors more subdued, mainly keeping the flowers white with very light purple accents.  Supplies and Copic colors used are listed below.

After completing the coloring I die cut the image with the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  I then cut another rectangle from Gina K. Designs 120# Black cardstock using Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle and adhered the two together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

For the sentiment I die cut the Winnie & Walter the Big, the Bold, and Comfort Sympathy from Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock and three times from scrap black cardstock. These were adhered together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Adhesive Spray.  I placed the cutout sentiment on the focal image to determine placement of the secondary sentiment, which is from Altenew’s Sentiments & Quotes, stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Silver Embossing Powder.

The focal image panel was adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Darice Adhesive Fun Foam for added dimension.  The die cut word was attached to the card front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Concord & 9th Hello Lovely
  • Winnie & Walter the Big, the Bold, and Comfort
  • Altenew Sentiments & Quotes
  • Copic: V17, V15, V12; C2, C1, C0; YG05, YG03, YG01; YG97, YG95, YG93; G99, G94, G24; B000, B0000
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • Ranger Silver Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam

Concord & 9th Hello Lovely Birthday

Recently Concord & 9th came out with a beautiful stamp set called Hello Lovely.  Below is the first card that were made with this stamp.

I began by stamping the image on 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, since I would be coloring the image with Copic Markers.  The colors used are listed below.

After completing the coloring I die cut the image with the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  I then cut another rectangle from Gina K. Designs 120# Black cardstock using Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle and adhered the two together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Using the same glue the panel was adhered to a top folding A2 Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

For the sentiment I die cut the Serendipity Happy Die from American Crafts Gold Glitter Cardstock and three times from scrap black cardstock. These were adhered together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Adhesive Spray.  I placed the cutout sentiment on the card to determine placement of the secondary sentiment which is from Simon Says Stamp Birthday Wishes and stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  The die cut word was attached to the card front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Concord & 9th Hello Lovely
  • Simon Says Stamp Birthday Wishes
  • Serendipity Happy Die
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • American Crafts Gold Glitter Cardstock
  • Ranger Silver Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • Copic: RV13, RV11, RV10; V17, V15, V12; YG97, YG95, YG93; YT63, YG61, YG94; G99, G94, G24; B000, B0000
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Adhesive Spray
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Hero Hues India Ink

 

 

Penny Black About Town Birthday

I love the Penny Black little people images.  They make perfect cards for the young women at church.  This one was made for a young girl who is turning sixteen and will soon have her driver’s license, how appropriate is that.

I began by stamping Penny Black’s About Town on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, since I planned to color it with her favorite colors of burgundy and turquoise.  The colors used are listed below.  I grounded the car with a hill of dark grey (Copic C8, C7, C6).

From my stash of cardstock I found BoBunny’s Double Dot Ocean Stripe cardstock and cut it with the Sizzix Big Shot using WPlus 9 Gift Card Layers Rectangle, which is the same size as an A2 card front.  Next I die cut the image using the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangle. When I  placed it on the striped background it needed a little something more and so I cut a rectangle from dark teal cardstock from my stash 1/8″ larger than the focal image, and adhered them together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

I placed the focal image on the card front to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment, which is from Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Happy.  I used VersaMark Ink and then covered it with Ranger Detailed Silver Embossing Powder, heat set with the Marvy Embossing Tool. Next Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was added to the back of the focal image and adhered to the card front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The word happy was cut using the die from Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Happy out of Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock and then cut three more times from scrap white cardstock.  The word cutouts were adhered together using Elmer’s Craft Bond spray adhesive.  The word was adhered to the bottom of the focal image with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Penny Black About Town
  • Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Happy
  • Copic: R69, R59, R39; C8, C7, C6; C0, C1, C2, C3; BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11; E21, E00, E000, R20; Y02, Y04, Y06; E79, E57, E55, E53
  • BoBunny Double Dot Ocean Stripe
  • Gina K Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • WPlus 9 Gift Card Layers
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive

C.C. Designs Swiss Pixie Sunflower Lula Birthday Card

For young girls I think little people stamps make cute birthday cards.  I created birthday cards for the young women in our church who range in age from 12-18.  It was time to create some cards to have on hand for upcoming birthday. One of the girls favorite colors were orange and black. The image from C. C. Designs Swiss Pixie Sunflower Lula was great for creating a card with that color scheme.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, since I would be doing Copic Coloring, on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and ran it through my Silhouette Cameo with the PIXScan Mat to cut an outline around the image.  The Copic Markers used were: YR09, YR07, YR04; YR12, YR14, YR15; W7, W8, W9; YR09, Y19; W9, E49, E59; E49, E47, E55; E00, E00, E01.

In keeping with the color scheme I die cut a rectangle from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Frames.  I found some orange paper in my stash of cardstock that had faint yellow sunflowers and cut it to be just 1/8″ smaller than the die cut rectangle and adhered them together using the Scotch ATG Gun.  I pulled some black and white gingham ribbon from my stash and wrapped it around the background retangle, tying the bow on the left and placing it in the bottom third of the card.  Then the panel was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue, which gives you a few moment to move things around and center it perfectly on the cardbase.

I wanted the focal image to pop from the page so I die cut My Favorite Things Vertical Greetings Die from 80# White Cardstock and adhered it to the cardbase with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  The focal image was then centered on the vertical greeting die cut and adhered with some more foam tape.

The sentiment is from is from Whimsy Stamps Party Mini Letter Seals.  It was stamped on 80# white cardstock and then run through the Big Shot with a Spellbinders circle die.  Foam tape was added to the back of the sentiment and it was tucked under the ribbon bow.  A little Ranger Multi Matte Medium was used to ensure it remained in place.

The final embellishment was to scatter some Doodlebug Beetle Black, Pretty Pink Posh Charcoal, Doodlebug Tangerine, Pretty Pink Posh Tangerine Sequins and the card was done.

Masculine Silhouette Hello Cards

I needed some masculine hello cards, which I find more of a challenge, but I like the way these turned out. The Echo Park Dots & Stripes paper are beautiful yet simple.

As with the previous hello cards, This time I did not cut the word from the center of a rectangle.  I cut the word only from a scrap of paper with the Brannboll Fet font cut at 120 pt.  At the same time I cut a .04 outline of the word from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.

I created a rectangle of the polka dot paper with the Big Shot and the smallest Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangle.  I created a slightly larger rectangle from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock with the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes rectangle.

To assemble the card the polka dot and gold rectangles were adhered together using the Scotch ATG Glidder.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was added to the back of the panel and then it was adhered to a A2 side folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Kraft Cardstock.  The hello cutout and outline were adhered together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Adhesive Spray.  Strips of 3M 1/2 Foam Tape were added to the back of the word and it was adhered to the front of the polka dot panel with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

For this card the hello word was cut from the center of a 6″ x 4 3/4″ rectangle.  The rectangle was run through the Big Shot with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  A small rectangle of Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock was adhered to the back of polka dot rectangle behind the word cutout with Scotch Tape.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was then added to the back of the panel for dimension.  The rectangle was adhered to the a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Kraft Cardstock.

Small strips of 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape were added to the back of the word cutout, but even with the gold foil behind it and the added dimension it was getting lost so I ink blended some Barn Door Distress ink to the edges and this helped.  The backing on the foam tape was removed and the word was placed back into the rectangle and the card was done.

This card is exactly the same as the first but I used a different color of the Echo Park Dots & Stripes paper.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Echo Park Dots & Stripes Gray and Gold and Red and Gold Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Kraft Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundles of Stitched Shapes Rectangle die
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles die
  • Silhouette Word Cut – Brannboll Fet 120 pt. / Offset .04
  • 3M 1/2 Foam Tape
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Scotch Tape

Gold Rose Background Hello

This is the third design of hello card I created.  I found this beautiful paper in the Craft Smith Blush Glam Cardstock Pack.  I think it made a stunning card.

As with the previous hello cards, I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut a 6″ x 4 3/4″ rectangle and centered the word hello in that shape.  The font used was Brannboll Fet cut at 120 pt.

I ran the rectangle through the Big Shot with the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes rectangle to give it a stitched border.  I cut a small rectangle of Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock to place behind the word cutout and taped it in place with regular scotch tape.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was added to the back of the panel for added dimension.  An A2 side folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the hello panel with adhered with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

It was very pretty and I could have left it that way and been happy with it, but I felt that it needed a little something extra to break up all the gold foil.  I die cut the My Favorite Things Hybrid Camellia die from Doodlebug White Sprinkles Vellum and the leaves from Grafix 30# Leaf Green Vellum with My Favorite Things Layered Leaves die and glued it in the upper right corner of the card with Ranger Multi Matte Medium and liked it much better.

Very simple to make, but an elegant hello card to send to someone.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Craft Smith Blush Glam Cardstock Pack
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Doodlebug White Sprinkles Vellum
  • Grafix 30# Leaf Green Vellum
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundles of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • My Favorite Things Hybrid Camellia die
  • My Favorite Things Layered Leaves die
  • Silhouette Word Cut – Brannboll Fet 120 pt. / Offset .04
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Scotch Tape
  • Ranger Multi Matte Medium

Silhouette Hello Card

I send out Hello or Welcome cards to all the new people who move into our church.  In January there were quite a few.  I wanted to create some cards with a large die cut “hello” but I didn’t have a die large enough for what I wanted, so I decided to use my Silhouette Cameo.  I picked out some patterned paper that I liked and created a cut file with the Brannboll Fet font at 120 pt.  For these two cards I used paper from the DCWV Happy Day Cardstock Stack.

For the first card I created a rectangle that was 6″ by 5″ and centered the word “hello” in the rectangle.  Once cutting the file was complete, I removed the word cutout from the rectangle and set it aside to use on the next card.  I ran the rectangle through the Big Shot with both the WPlus9 Gift Card Layers Rectangle and the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles to create a frame.  I added 3M 1/2″ Foam tape to the back of the frame and added it to a side fold A2 size card made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  I felt that something was missing when the word rectangle was placed in the frame and so I decided to back the word with a rectangle of matching pink cardstock I had in my stash and liked it much better.  It was glued to the back of the patterned paper with Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive and then both were glued into the center of the frame with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

For added embellishment a flower was created from Doodlebug White Sprinkles Vellum by die cutting and assembling My Favorite Things Hybrid Camellia flower.  The leaves were made from Grafix 30# Leaf Green Vellum and cut with the My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers.  These were glued together using Ranger Multi Matte Medium and then glued to the lower right of the card front.

For the second card I used the hello word I had set aside earlier.  It is hard to tell in the pictures, but the patterned paper flowers have gold centers.  I die cut a rectangle using Simon Says Stamp Bundles of Stitched Shapes Rectangle die and glued it to a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  To make the word stand out on the rectangle I created a .04 outline of the word in my Silhouette and die cut it from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.  Because mirror cardstock is such a slick surface I sprayed the back of the patterned paper “hello” with Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive to glue the two cutouts together.

Even with the gold outline the “hello” word faded into the patterned paper rectangle and so I cut a smaller rectangle from pink cardstock I had in my stash with the largest Avery Elle Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles and then glued the “hello” word to the center with Tombo Mono Multi Glue. Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was added to the back of the pink rectangle and then adhered to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The flower and leaves for this card were created by die cutting My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers die from Doodlebug White Sprinkles Vellum and the leaves were cut from Grafix 30# Leaf Green Vellum with the same die. The flower center was die cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock with My Favorite Things Plentiful Petals die.  Ranger Multi Medium Matte was used to created the flower and glue it to the lower right of the card front.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • DCWV Happy Day Cardstock Stack
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Doodlebug White Sprinkles Vellum
  • Grafix 30# Leaf Green Vellum
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers die
  • My Favorite Things Plentiful Petals die (flower center)
  • My Favorite Things Hybrid Camellia die
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundles of Stitched Shapes Rectangle die
  • Silhouette Word Cut – Brannboll Fet 120 pt. / Offset .04
  • My Favorite Things Hybrid Camellia die
  • Simon Says Stamp Shapes Rectangle die
  • WPlus9 Gift Card Layers
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles die
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Silhouette Word Cut – Brannboll Fet 120 pt. / Offset .04
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Matte Medium