Sunday, May 21, 2017

Jar of Flowers Card

Used the Stampin Up Jar of Love bundle for this card:

Used #110 weight white card stock for the card stock base. Cut and scored this card with the fold at the top. Cut a piece of red card stock a bit larger than what I needed and used a M Stewart border punch on the two sides of the red card stock. Cut a piece of white/GP to fit on my punched red piece.

Using the Stampin Up Jar of Love stamp set I stamped flowers using various pink inks. The black anther part of the flower was stamped using black Memento ink. For the smaller flowers I used an orange marker for the center of the flowers. With all the flowers stamped I used the matching die set and cut out all the flowers with the Big Shot.

Stamped the jar image using black ink. Stamped the water for the jar with Pool Party ink. Using the burlap strip stamp I stamped that onto the jar using Crumb Cake ink. Stamped the bow and ribbon stamps with a red ink and cut them out with the matching dies. Using the leaves stamp I stamped the leaves onto the jar piece. Used scrap green card stock and cut out the solid leaf pieces. With all the flowers cut out I added clear Wink of Stella to them and using pop dots and glue dots I put the flowers on the top of the jar. Put the solid green leaf pieces behind the flowers using mini glue dots.

"hello" is from the stamp set Teeny Tiny Wishes from Stampin Up. Stamped that onto scrap card stock and punched it out using a mini tag punch. Tucked that under a flower and used a mini glue dot for that. Used the ATG and put the stamped piece with flowers onto the red piece. Then put this onto the card base front using the ATG..

Here is a closer photo of the flowers showing the Wink of Stella:

Added three clear sequins to the card front using clear TomBow glue. To make this card it is best to stamp all your flowers and then cut them all out. Easy card to put together once all items are stamped and die cut. TFL

Monday, May 15, 2017

Whirl Wreath Card

A Christmas card in May ....  Used the my new Penny Black Whirl Wreath die for this card. I tried to follow the layout I had seen on the board showing this die at the store but I do not have all the products they used so I used what I have on hand:

The card stock base is Crumb Cake card stock from Stampin Up. The cream card front panel is #110 weight card stock from Mikes. I used the Close To My Heart Wood Slats embossing folder for the pattern on the card front.

Cut and scored the Crumb Cake card stock for the card base. Then  I used Crumb Cake ink and inked the raised side of the embossing folder.  I put the cream card stock inside and closed that. Ran the brayer over the closed folder to transfer the ink and pattern to the card stock. Trimmed that to the size I needed for the card front. Used the ATG and put this stamped piece onto the card stock base. Set that aside.

Here is a photo of the Penny Black Whirl Wreath die I bought on Saturday:

Using scrap Crumb Cake card stock I cut out the wreath using the Big Shot. Used TomBow glue to put adhesive around the inside center ring of the wreath. Put this onto the stamped card front. For the "Joy" I used a Christmas die for that and cut that out of copper coloured foil card stock. Once that was cut out I decided I wanted that word to have some dimension so this is how I did that.

In this photo you can see a tear tab from a Scotties kleenex box. I cut the "Joy" out of that and then the foil card stock. Put them together using the TomBow glue:

The cardboard tear tab is a thin cardboard but thick enough for dimension. With the wreath on the card front I used micro mini glue dots and put the "Joy" on the front of the wreath. I wanted to use different "bling" to decorate the wreath so here is a closer photo to show the different things I put on the wreath for decoration:

I used solid sequins, sparkly sequins, white pearls, white pearls I used a bronze Sharpie marker on to add colour, and a small hole punch to punch out small circles from the scrap foil card stock.  All "bling" was added to the wreath using micro mini glue dots. The pearls are higher than the sequins with a dull finish and that works with the sparkly sequins and the foil circles. Very simple holiday card to put together and would look nice in any colour combination. TFL

Black or White Botanical Card

Just bought the Stampin Up Botanicals For You stamp set at a used stamping supply sale and wanted to make up two cards -- one embossed with black embossing powder and the other with white embossing powder. I also used a second stamp set I bought at that sale -- Watercolor Wash.

To make these cards I cut and scored my card stock base. Set that aside. Then I cut the coloured front panel piece for each card and set that aside. For the embossed card front I used the Mixed Media card stock from Strathmore that I bought at Mikes with a coupon. Using the stamping buddy I went over the card fronts. I used Versa Mark ink and inked the "just for you" and stamped this onto the card fronts. Embossed the black letters using black Zing embossing powder. The second card embossed with white I used the Stampin Up white embossing powder. Here are the finished cards:

For the blue card on the left after I used three distress inks on the background Watercolor Wash stamp in the MISTI I used a fine mister and spritzed water over the inked stamp. Stamped this onto the white card stock. Once that was stamped I used the fine mister and spritzed more water into my hand and then I sprinkled that over the blue image. Used a clean kleenex to absorb the larger drops of water. Once dried I put the card pieces together using the ATG. Added blue sequins using micro mini glue dots.

For the yellow card on the right I inked the Watercolor Wash stamp with three distress inks and used the find mister to spritz water onto the inked stamp. Stamped my image and used a kleenex to clean the ink off the embossed letters. Once dried I put the card pieces together using the ATG. Added fabric flowers with brads to the card front using glue dots. Here is the blue card:

And the yellow card:

Like both cards using the Watercolor Wash background stamp. Works well in the MISTI also. Easy card to put together. TFL

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Same card -- Three ways

Using the die by Penny Black "in a row" I made three cards three ways using a layout I had seen in the store I bought the die at. Simple card and just by using a coloured mat and changing the stamped greeting this card layout works well.

Here is a photo of the birds die and the die cut pieces I cut using #110 weight black card stock from Mikes:

Once all the bird pieces were cut out I cut and scored my black card stock base using the #110 weight black card stock. Used a bone folder and creased the scored line for the top of my cards. For the white card fronts I used the Mixed Media card stock by Strathmore (thanks Bonnie for that tip) and I cut my card fronts to the sizes I wanted for the cards.

Using cheap water colour paints I used six colours for the card fronts. Here is the first card:

For this card I let the water colour paints dry naturally.While that was drying I flicked water colour paints onto the card front piece in a couple of different colours. Using a stamp from a stamp set by SU, "Express Yourself",  I stamped "get well" in the lower right corner using the Memento black ink. I used the ATG and put this stamped piece onto a piece of lavender card stock cut to the size I needed for the card front. Then put these pieces onto the black card stock base. I used micro mini glue dots to adhere the birds die cut piece to the card front.

This is the second card:

For the second card I did not use a coloured mat. Once the water colouring was done I flicked different paints over that and set it aside to dry. Using the SU stamp set "Happy Day" I stamped "hello there" in Memento black ink on the lower right corner of the card front. Put this piece onto the black card stock base. Used micro mini glue dots to put the birds die cut piece on the card front.

Here is the last card:

This last card I did the water colouring and then used the heat tool to set that. This gives the water colouring a different look once dried. I also did not flick water colour paint over the card front. Using the SU stamp set "Greatest Greetings" from last weekend's used stamp sale I went to,  I stamped "sending smiles" on the lower right corner using the Memento black ink. Using the micro mini glue dots I added the birds die cut piece.

Cut a piece of turquoise card stock for the mat for this card front. Used the ATG to put the white card front piece onto the coloured mat. Then put these pieces onto the black card stock base. To finish this card I added three white sequins.

Very easy card to put together... longest time in making these cards is letting the water colour paints dry naturally. Remember if your card stock should get wavy when you cover it with water simply turn over the card stock and add water to the backside. This will make the card stock lay flat while you are applying your water colour paints. Fun card to put together. TFL

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Penned Petals Card

Had seen this card by Patty Bennett on her blog:

I liked her cards and made a few changes for mine and here is my version of her cards:

My card stock base is Stampin' Up Cameo Coral and the pink front piece is Pretty in Pink. The stamped white card front is by GP.

Cut and scored the card stock base with the scored line on the side of the card. Cut the pink piece to the size I needed for the card front. For the white/GP piece I cut that 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and then did my stamping on it. Trimmed it to the size I wanted for the card front once all the stamping was complete.

For the stamps used on the card front I used the Two Step stamp set from Stampin' Up Penned and Painted. Here is a photo of the stamps I used on their stamp blocks:

I stamped the largest flower, randomly, all over the white/GP card stock using Stampin' Up Pink Pirouette ink. Then I stamped the detailed flower stamp over that using Cameo Coral ink. Using Old Olive ink I stamped my largest detailed stamp onto a Post-It note and cut that out with scissors. This piece will be my mask for my flowers so I can stamp the leaf stamps without getting green ink onto my flowers. Here is a photo of the mask before I cut it out:

I placed the stamped mask piece over my flowers and then stamped my two leaf stamps using the Old Olive ink. The detailed leaf stamp I inked up the stamp and stamped it. The softer green leaf was stamped using the stamp-off method. I inked the stamp and stamped it onto scratch paper and then stamped the leaves on the card front so the leaf center is lighter than the detailed leaf stamped image.

For the small yellow flowers on my card front I used that same stamp set and the Stampin' Up Daffodil Delight ink and randomly stamped those around the flowers. Also I used that small flower for the center of my flowers as Patty did on hers. Here is a better photo of the flower centers:

Patty used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set for the dots on her card front but I wanted to use smaller and less dots on my card front. For my dots I used the berry stamp from the Stampin' Up Holley Berry Happiness stamp set from Stampin' Up and again I used the Daffodil Delight ink to stamp those dots all over my card front to fill in the blank white areas.

For my greeting "For You" I used the Stampin' Up Thoughtful Branches stamp set and stamped that onto scrap white/GP card stock using the Cameo Coral ink. I cut this out using the Stampin' Up Layering Circles die set. Cut out the white circle and than a scalloped circle, using that same die set, out of Pretty In Pink card stock. Put the two circles together using the ATG. Set it aside. Using the ATG I put the trimmed stamped card front onto the pink piece and then onto the coral card stock base. To add dimension to the card front I used pop dots for the greeting circle. Added three small white pearls to the greeting piece.

This is an easy card to put together. I suggest before you start to have all the stamps you want to stamp with on their blocks with the inks you want to use with them ready for use. Fun card to make and thanks to Patty for sharing her card.  TFL