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!

Unity – Thank You Kindly

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Today’s card features the darling stamp set Thank You Kindly from Unity Stamp Company.  The image was colored with Copic Markers: V01, V04, RV55, E00, E02, E13, E15, E23, E25, E43, YG61, YG63, B000, and B00.

Plenty of die-cuts were used to add interest, including: 797 Flourish with Flower, 1297 Garden Notes Ivy Vine, 1323 Dancing Butterflies, and 914 Outdoor Edges from Elizabeth Craft Designs as well as 99461 Wildflower Landscape and 98130 Butterfly Delights from Memory Box.

The Flourish with Flower die-cut was colored with Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Broken China, and Crushed Olive.

Here is a view of the inside of the card which features more of the Memory Box die-cuts, the sentiment stamp from Thank You Kindly and a tree stamp from Create Today (Unity Stamp Company):

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

Stamping Bella Snowman Globe

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I love this stamp from Stamping Bella: Merry Everything, #EB325.  It is great for Christmas or any winter celebration.  The image was colored with Copic markers – for the most part, I followed the Colormap that comes free with the purchase of the stamp . . .

Penguins: C6, C9, 100, B0000, BV00, E30, Y21, Y38, YR23

Mittens and Hats: BV02, BV04, BV08, RV52, RV55, RV66

Shading on Snowman: BV00

Carrot Nose: YR15, YR68, YR27

Snow:  BG000, BV00, C1

Snowglobe: BG000, BG10, BG11, C1, C2

Snowglobe Base: Y21, Y26, Y28

Ground: E31, E35, E57

The 5″ x 7″ card base was made from Gina K. Designs Blue Denim card stock.  I adhered a 4-3/4″ x 6-3/4″ piece of patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs Frosty Friends collection to the base, then I cut the background frame out of black card stock with Spellbinders Card Creator A2 Devine Eloquence die, #S5-218. I used a slightly smaller Spellbinders Labels 28 die to cut out the image and inked the edges with Wilted Violet Distress Ink.  I adhered the image to the frame then adhered this entire piece to the card.

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

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.