Monday, July 6, 2015

Christmas in July with My Favorite Things

Last Christmas I got the die-namics quilt square cover up as a Christmas gift.  I finally was able to have the time to use it, and figured Christmas Cards would be a good use!  I was also able to use some vintage buttons from RosiesButtons.

Here are the cards I made using the die:

And some closeups:

I used the following to make the cards:

  • My Favorite Things - Quilt Square Cover-up
  • Gina K Simply Snowflakes Stamp Set
  • Versamark
  • Stampendous Detailed Gold Embossing Powder
  • Various Buttons from RosiesButtons
  • Kreinik #16 Braid 002HL
To make the card, I first cut several different patterned papers and solids using the Quilt Square Cover-up.  I then cut a square out of white card stock slightly smaller than the outline of the Quilt Square.  Double sided tape was added all over the white base,

The outline for the quilt was added to the base.

I then started adding the patterned papers.  I did this for all the different variations.  

To finish the card, I added the quilt square to the card base, near the top of the card.  The sentiment is from the Gina K. Simple Snowflakes stamp set.  This was stamped in Versamark, the Gold embossing powder was added, and heat set.  I then raided my needlepoint stash for some Kreinik braid, which was tied through the button.  The buttons were then added to the front of the card to finish the card.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Narwhals for Fathers Day?

Yes, if you have a husband that will sing or hum the Narwhal song!  (You can the Narwhal Song on YouTube).  The Lawn Fawn 'Critters in the Arctic' has the cutest Narwhal, which is what I used.

I used the following to make this card:

  • Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire
  • Simon Says Stamp - Wave Stencil, Stitched Rectangles Die
  • Lawn Fawn - Critters in  the Arctic, Stitched Hillside Borders
  • Copic - C1, C3, C5, C6, YR14
  • Memento - Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Versamark
  • Ranger - Blue Ribbon Dye Ink
  • Stampendous - Detailed White Embossing Powder

To make the card, I first used the Wave Stencil and Distress Ink, on white card stock.  I started with the darkest color and slowly moved to the lighter colors.  I would occasionally move the stencil around, to get a more realistic looking waves.  I then added the lightest color to the remaining white areas.  I then used one of the Stitched Rectangles dies to cut the 'waves' into a rectangle.  The rectangles was then cut using the Stitched Hillside Borders dies, to get an even more wavy looking background.

The Narwhals were stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black, and then colored with the Copic Markers.  These were then cut by hand.  I then placed them between and over the "Waves".  I used the water droplet stamp that is part of the set to add the water splashes.  The entire image was added to the card base.

The sentiment was stamped with Versamark.  The Detailed White Embossing powder was added and then heat set.

Monday, June 15, 2015

A Bicycle Father Day Card

Here is a simple card I made for Fathers Day.  This card is 4.25 x 5.5.

I used the following to make the card:

  • Versamark Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Spellbinders Oval Dies
  • Zing Clear Embossing Powder
  • Bicycle Stamp

To make this card, I stamped the Bicycle using Memento Tuxedo Black.  I then cut the image out using a Spellbinders oval die.  Using the next size up of the oval dies, I cut another oval in a coordinating patterned paper. For the card base, I stamped the Bicycle several times in Versamark, added the clear embossing powder and heat set.  The patterned paper oval was added to the card base, and then the Bicycle Oval was added.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Art Impressions Fathers Day Card - Golfer

Here is another Fathers Day card.  This card in 4 x 5.25.

I used the following to make this card:

  • Copic Markers T0, T2, E31, E44, B12, B14, B16, C1, C3, E50, E53, RV00, E33, E35, B60, B63, B66, B000, B00, YG61, YG63, YG67
  • Wink of Stella - Clear
  • Art Impressions - Gordon the Golfer
  • Signo White Pen
  • Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles

To make the card, I first cut a stitched rectangle.  I then stamped the golfer with Memento Tuxedo Black.  The image was colored with a variety of Copic Makers.  Wink of Stella was added to the golf club. The grass and sky were added using Copic Markers.  The golf tee was added with the Signo White pen.  The sentiment was added.  The entire image was then added to the card base.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Wetlands Fathers Day Card

Here is the next Fathers Day card.  This card is also 4.25 x 5.5

I used the following to make this card:
  • Stampin' Up - Wetlands
  • Seaside Stampin' Ink - Beach Stories
  • Memento Cottage Ivy, Desert Sand, Summer Sky
To make the card, I stamped the goose from Wetlands with Cottage Green ink.  I then sponged Desert Sand and Summer Sky around the image.  The Sea Grass, from Beach Stories was stamped twice in Cottage Green ink.  Using a 1" square punch, I punched to top part of the image out.  These two pieces were then sponged with Desert Sand and Summer Sky inks.  All three images were then mounted on dark green card stock and added to the card base.

Monday, May 25, 2015

By the Tide Fathers Day Card

Here is the first of the Fathers Day cards I made this year.  This card is 4.25 x 5.5.

I used the following to make this card:

  • Stampin' Up By the Tide Stamp Set
  • Close to my Heart Just to Say Stamp Set
  • Memento Desert Sand and Potters Clay inks
  • Ranger Classic Cherry Dye Ink

To make the card, I first stamped the images from By the Tide. Then, to soften the edges, I lightly sponged with Desert Sand.  The main image was then mounted to red card stock, and added to the card base.  The sentiment, from Just to Say, was stamped on a thin strip of white card stock.  The edges were sponged with Desert Sand.  This was then added to the card.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Feel Better Card

Recently my mom had a knee replacement.  Then she injured a shoulder.  Then she fell and injured her other shoulder.  After her fall, I made the following card for her.  The card is 4.25 x 5.5.

I used the following to make the card:
  • Everyday Paper Dolls - Cricut Cartridge
  • Zing Clear Embossing Powder
  • Versamark
  • EZ De's 1" Rail Fence Set A stamp set
  • Misti
  • Kelly Craft Get it Straight Laser Square
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Cuttlebug
To make the card, I cut the images from the Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge at 4".  I used a combination of accessories.  To make the sling, I cut the arm, placed it over the body and added a triangular piece of white card.  The doll was then added to the peach card stock that was cut with a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die using my Cuttlebug. 

The card base was stamped multiple with the heart stamp from the EZ De's stamp set using Versamark.  I used my Misti to align the stamp for each row.  The clear embossing powder was added and then heat set.  I then used the Get it Straight Laser Square to align the image on the card base.