Season’s Greetings

That flood of holiday cards I mentioned in my last post? Yeah, it will be more of a trickle. I am slow on the editing and uploading but have lots of cards to show you.

This card was made with mostly Stampin’ Up! products, including this gorgeous flocked vellum. The tag I printed with my home printer and foiled it in red using the Minc machine (the photo makes the red foil look black sadly).

For a Special Couple

I recently sent this card out to a long-time friend of mine who is soon marrying the love of her life. The floral background is made from a deco|foil ‘Clear Designer Toner Sheet’, foiled with silver foil using a Minc machine. It is mounted on an off-white pearlized card stock, which is used throughout the card as well.

The stamped image and sentiment are by Stampin’ Up! and the bride is colored using Copic markers. The photo doesn’t show it, but I used silver Wink of Stella glitter brush on the ribbons of the dress.

The sentiment was heat embossed for a luxurious feel and die cut using a My Favorite Things ‘Fishtail Banner’ die. The bride stamp was die cut into an oval shape and I used Gina K Designs ‘Stitched Oval’ dies to make a frame for it. I added another oval of matte silver card stock over this piece to make it pop. I think it goes nicely with the silver foil and pulls the whole card together.

Lastly, I added a strip of blue ribbon for a pop of color. This ribbon goes around the card and can be seen on the inside as well.

Supplies Used:

  • Stampin’ Up! ‘Wonderful Moments’ stamp set
  • Stampin’ Up! ‘Special Celebration’ stamp set
  • deco|foil ‘Clear Designer Toner Sheet’ in a floral print
  • deco|foil silver foil
  • My Favorite Things ‘Fishtail Banner’ die set
  • Gina K Designs ‘Stitched Oval’ die set
  • Oval dies (mine are from Spellbinders)
  • Matte silver card stock (I like Craft Perfect brand)
  • Pearlized card stock (I found mine at Paper Source)
  • VersaFine pigment ink or VersaMark
  • Black embossing powder (I used Ranger brand)
  • Equipment: Minc machine, manual die cutting machine (I use a Gemini), & heat tool

Anniversary Rose

This card came together quickly using Altenew ‘Layered Blossom’ cover die set. This is a two piece set that can be used alone or together to make an A2 sized card. In this case, I used both cover die A and B.

On a white card base I used a little bit of diluted ink in Stampin’ Up! Grapefruit Grove and splattered it on my card base. If you look closely at the white sections you can see this splatter.

I then layered the die cut from ‘cover B’ in Grapefruit Grove card stock and topped it with the die cut from ‘cover A’ in metallic Grapefruit Grove.

To finish the card I used a “Happy Anniversary” stamp (from Stamps of Life) and heat embossed it onto black card stock. For this I used Altenew ‘Golden Peach’ embossing powder which matched my color scheme nicely. I adhered it to my card front using foam tape and added some black adhesive gems to complete the look.

In total, this card took less than 30 minutes and can easily be adapted to suit many different occasions.

Supplies & tools used:

  • Altenew Layered Blossom cover dies A & B
  • White card base
  • Colored card stock with similar metallic card stock
  • Black card stock and adhesive gems
  • Dye ink
  • Versamark
  • Embossing powder
  • Embossing buddy/anti-static pouch
  • Heat tool
  • Die cutting machine/Big shot
  • Adhesive

Keep It Simple Sunday

I’m not sure if this will become a regular thing or not, but I’m going to call today a ‘KISS’ – Keep It Simple Sunday. No crazy layering, no coloring – just some pretty paper, a little stamping and a few die cuts. Here is this week’s KISS card.

On the front I used an orchid die that I purchased last year at Scrapbook Expo. I’m not sure the brand because I didn’t keep the package but I believe it was either Memory Box or Poppy Dies. If anyone recognizes it, please let me know.

Anyway, I started with a card base made from Stampin’ Up! ‘Very Vanilla’ card stock. I cut the orchid out of the front. From another piece of the same color, I cut another and glued them together for stability.

I layered some printed velum over the card base and glued the die cut onto the vellum right where the opening of the card base shows through. In this way, the orchid die lines up where it came out of the card base.

I finished the card front with a sentiment from Lawn Fawn on a Lawn Fawn wavy banner die and polished the look with a few gems from Queen & Co. (specifically white iridescent bubbles).

On the inside I used this stamp from Impression Obessions. It reads “Hope your special day blooms with love in every way”.

Total time for this project was under 1 hour (and I work slow). What do you think of this ‘KISS’ card?

Pop-up Butterfly

This butterfly card was made using a combination of Stampin’ Up! Lawn Fawn and Stampendous products. Ink used was Stampin’ Up! in ‘Bermuda Bay’ and paper was also SU (Very Vanilla, Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant).

The front features SU ‘Butterfly Beauty’ thinlits (new for 2019 – I think).

Inside features Lawn Fawn ‘Pop-up Butterfly’. I used a little ink on the wings to give them a little more color. The sentiment is from the Stampendous set ‘Birthday Wish’.