Tropical Paradise Birthday

 

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Since I haven’t posted in awhile, I thought I would do another quick post today.

This is a birthday card I made using the Heartfelt Creations Tropical Paradise papers, stamps, and dies.  Love the colors and images of this set!

Although the flowers on the front were actually made with stamps and dies from Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose Collection, I did stamp them on paper from the Tropical Paradise collection and shaded with Memento inks.

Here is the back of the card when closed:

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The card base is a Heartfelt Creations 5″ x 7″ white foldout card.   Below is the inside and outside with the card fully open:

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And here are some closeups of the individual panels:

 

The parrot and cockatoo were colored with Copic markers.  I didn’t like how the back of the cockatoo appeared from the backside, so I added a die-cut circle to represent the sun and colored both sides with Memento Cantaloupe ink and Kaleidacolor Desert Heat ink pad.  (And added a die-cut dragonfly so the back side wouldn’t look so plain!)

Other products used on the card include Memory Box dies: 99229 Garland Greenery, 99751 Little Dragonflies, and 99461 Wildflower Landscape; Sizzix 656515 Dragonfly; and Elizabeth Craft Designs dies: Leafy Branch 5, Pair of Leaves 1, and Celebrate.

Thanks for visiting – have a great rest of the holiday weekend everyone!

Wild Adventure Birthday Card

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Today’s project is a card I made for my son’s 21st birthday last month.  It features the Tim Holtz Cityscapes stamps by Stampers Anonymous on the front.  The arrow dies are from Elizabeth Craft Designs and the words are Reverse Confetti dies.  The birds in flight stamp is from Stampscapes.

 

Below is what you see when you flip the front flap up:

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The Dream flap pulls down to reveal the inside with more images from the Cityscapes set, a Lili of the Valley stamp (Toot Toot!), more Elizabeth Craft Designs arrows and a Sizzix Happy Birthday To You die-cut:

Inside

 

And here is a view of the back side of the card:

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The background on the Cityscapes panels was colored with Stampin’ Up inks Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Dapper Denim, and Night of Navy.  Highlights and “stars” were added with a white gel pen.  I colored the Toot Toot! stamp image and some of the arrows with Chameleon Colored Pencils.

 

I hope you enjoyed today’s project–let’s make it a crafty week!

Under the Sea Birthday Shaker Card

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Shaker cards seem to be growing ever popular, so today’s project is a 6″ x 6″ shaker card I made with paper from the Heartfelt Creations Under The Sea collection and Queen and Company’s Pop Ups Circle Shaker set.

These Pop Ups shaker sets are great because not only do they include the pop-up foam frames in several sizes, but transparency and card stock back pieces in matching sizes!

I cut a 5-3/4″ x 5-3/4″ piece of paper from the Under The Sea collection and adhered it to my card front.

Next, without removing the protective covering from the adhesive, I placed the largest foam frame from the Pop Ups shaker set over the scene I had chosen from the Under The Sea paper pad and traced around it with a pencil. I cut this out and adhered it to my card front, then I removed the adhesive covering from one side of the foam frame and placed it over my scene.

I glued 3 silver heart sequins next to the sea horses, then added various beads and other sequins within the framed area.  After removing the protective covering from the top of the foam frame, I placed the largest transparency from the Pop Ups shaker set over it.

Using the largest die from Queen and Company’s Pop Up Circles Dies, I cut a frame from blue card stock and glued this on the top of the transparency piece. I cut out one of the Under The Sea turtles and glued that to the top of my shaker element.  Next I glued heart and star sequins in the corners.

I felt the card was just missing something yet, so I added three flowers made from the Heartfelt Creations Wildwood Cottage collection.  I colored them with Distress inks and added Krystallos Shard Glass Glitter to the edges and Frantage Fuchsia Glass Glitter to the centers.

The inside of the card features a sea horse, beta fish and coral border I cut from the Under The Sea paper.  (This collection has dies to match these and other elements in the paper, making cutting them out a breeze!)  I also chose a couple of word tags from the paper pack and adhered all of these elements onto another 5-3/4″ x 5-3/4″ piece of Under The Sea paper.

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I cut down one of the 6″ x 6″ scenes to 5-3/4″ x 5-3/4″ then glued it to the back of the card. The text is from the Gina K. Designs By the Sea stamp set, and it was stamped in Peacock Feathers Distressed Ink. I finished the card with a small Under The Sea ticket tag near the bottom.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s card and have fun making a shaker card of your own!

Under the Sea & Steampunk Birthday

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This birthday card was made with papers and stamps from the Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea Collection.  I really LOVE the cute fish and other sea-life from this set as well as the Hibiscus flowers!  The paper collection comes with all of these wonderful scenes already created and colored for you. The only stamping and cutting I did on this card was the flowers on the front.  They were colored with Picked Raspberry and Blue Lagoon Distress Inks as well as Memento Cantaloupe.

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For the present, I went Steampunk / Mixed Media.  The shadowbox frame is from Hobby Lobby.  The metal embellishments are from Michael’s.  The paper flowers were purchased in a pack from Crafts Direct, a local craft store in St. Cloud, MN.

The main image is the digi stamp Annabelle from Make It Crafty.  She was printed on Gina K. Designs 120 lb. white cardstock and colored with Copic markers.  I then tore a rough border around the edges of the image, coloring the background with Copic Markers and Distress Inks.

The shimmery color around the edges of the stamped piece was created with Finnabair Studios Art Ingredients Lilac and Blue Opal Magic Mica Powders that had been mixed with Finnabair Studios Art Basics Soft Gloss Gel.  Black gesso was applied to some of the metal embellishments and they were colored with the mica powder mixtures as well.

The flowers and leaves on the outside of the frame were made from Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies.  The flowers are from the Blazing Poppy Collection and the leaves are from the Peacock Paisley Collection.  They were colored with various Distress Inks.

I hope you enjoyed viewing today’s projects – they certainly were a lot of fun to create!

AI Wooden Gate Birthday Card

The front image is Art Impressions Wooden Gate 4762.  There is a great video tutorial here that I used for my inspiration. I used Marvy LePlume II markers for the water color portion: #8 (violet), #45 (sepia), #72 (pine green), #86 (African violet), #100 (sapphire blue). I also used Copic marker Y17 (golden yellow) for the beak on the bird that is standing on the ground. The bird perched on the gate is from Stamps by Judith and Heather, AAA-277 Chickadee.  It was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored with Marvy #45 sepia.  (I scribbled a little marker on an acrylic block and diluted it with a few drops of water, then used a damp paint brush to color the bird.)

The frame around the image was made with the largest die from Spellbinders A2 Fancy Weave Card Creator set.

The patterned paper is from the Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea collection.

Inside I used stamps from two Gina K. Designs sets: Vertical Greetings and Simply the Best.  The text was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and the dragon flies and foliage in Peacock Feathers Distress ink.  The inside patterned paper is also from the Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea collection.

These mini water color sets from Art Impressions are great fun – you should try them for yourself!

 

Midsummer’s Night Tag Card

 

I made this Tag Card using two of the dies from Poppy Stamps Main Street Tags set, Style 1266. The stamp is Lili of the Valley’s Midsummer’s Night ST500.

I made a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ side-folded card from black cardstock and cut it out with the largest die from the tag set.  (I positioned the die just to the left of the folded edge so that the fold wouldn’t be cut off when I ran it through my Big Shot.)

I used the next largest die from the tag set to cut two tags from white cardstock. Both tags were edged with Faded Jeans Distress Ink.

The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on one of the tags and then colored with Copic Markers. Sky: B000, B00, B01. Stars and Moon: Y17, Y18. Mushrooms: R05, R08. Mushroom Stems: YR24, E15. Skin: E000, E00, E02. Hair: E25, E31, E34. Headband: YG06. Dress: RV52, RV55. Wings: BV02, BV13, V04. Stockings: YG21, YG23. Grass: YG61, YG63. Ground: W-2, W-3.

The inside tag was colored with Tumbled Glass, Broken China, and Faded Jeans Distress Inks. The sentiment is from the Mo Manning stamp set “Wiz.”

A Uni-ball Signo White Pigment pen was used to add “stars” to the sky inside and out.

Thanks for visiting – please let me know what you think of the card.

 

Steampunk Flying Machine

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This birthday card is my maiden voyage into the mixed media world!

The background was created by spreading Art Basics 3-D Gloss Gel through stencils onto a 6″ x 8″ piece of Artist’s Loft Canvas Board.  The stencils used were Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Bricked Layering Stencil, Dreamweaver’s Steampunk Clock Stencil, and Dreamweaver’s Gears Stencil.

After it dried completely, I added color to the background with Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo, Antique Linen and Walnut Stain Distress Inks.

The focal image is a cool digital stamp from Make It Crafty: Steampunk Flying Machine. It was printed on Gina K. Designs white 120 lb. Pure Luxury Cardstock and colored with Copic Markers.

I tore a rough border around the image and used Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Inks on the edges.  I then glued this onto a piece of black cardstock and cut a narrow border around it with scissors.  This was then attached to the canvas board with foam tape.

I adhered two Tim Holtz Ideology Sprocket Gears and a metal clock face from the Recollections Metal Embellishment set with Art Basics Soft Gloss Gel.

This whole piece was then attached to a 6-1/4″ x 8-1/4″ card base with Scor-Tape.