Reel Great Guys Birthday Slider Card

Reel Great Guy slider card

Today’s project is a slider card.  The main image is from Art Impressions Reel Great Guys stamp set and was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Markers.

I masked the boat and fishermen and stamped the Stampscapes Pine Row 150E in the background several times with Memento Northern Pines ink.  I used Copic Markers G24 and G29 to fill in the areas that didn’t stamp.

The die-cuts around the image panel were cut from black card stock with the C.C. Designs Leafy Branch dies that I have had forever and use all the time.  (Sorry – I think these dies are discontinued now.)

The die to make the slider opening is from Lawn Fawn’s Slide On Over set.  (I saved the piece that was cut out to put behind the opening so the background in that area would match the rest of the image when the fish is slid up and down.)

The main image panel was matted on black card stock then adhered to pieces of foam to make room for the slider mechanism.  Under this is a piece of watercolor paper that was colored with Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide inks.  (I applied the inks to a craft sheet, spritzed with water, then pressed and twisted the watercolor paper through the inks until covered.)

Copic Markers used on main image:

Fisherman on left . . . Vest: FYG1, FYG2, YG13, YG06.  Hat: R14, R17, R27.  Shirt: B21, B23, B26. Fishing Pole: E33, E07. Hair: E19.

Fisherman on right . . . Vest: B63, B66, B69. Hat: YG23, G24. Shirt: B60, B63, B24. Hair: E19, W7, Colorless Blender 0.  Fishing Pole: E07.  Bobber: R14, R27.

Skin – both fisherman: E000, E00, E02, R02, R23, BV00.

Boat: E33, E35, E39.  Water: B91, B93, B95, B97.  Sky: B000, B00, B01.  Tree reflections in water: G28. A white gel pen was also used to add highlights to the water.

The fish is from the Simon Says Stamp Father’s Day Finds stamp set and was colored with FYG01, FYG02, YG01, YG23, Y02, B06, BG49, and BG78.  I added dots of BG18 to the face and tail fin and G29 to the body to create interest/texture.

Here is a view of the inside of the card:

RGG inside

Both of the sentiments are from the Art Impressions Reel Great Guys stamp set and were cut out with a couple of Spellbinders dies.  The background piece was again colored with Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide inks, but this time I applied them directly to the watercolor paper with a foam applicator and then lightly spritzed with water.  The bubbles were added with Echo Park’s Bubbles Stencil and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink.  Then I used another Echo Park stencil and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide to add some fish to the background.  The following Memory Box dies were cut from black card stock: 99747 Family of Fish, 99745 Ocean Critters, and the “seaweed” and ocean plants at the bottom were actually created with Memory Box die 99461 Wildflower Landscape!

And let’s not forget the back of the card:

RGG back

I cut out Memory Box 99461 Wildflower Landscapes and 99463 Deep Sea Corner from black card stock and adhered them to patterned paper.  The “Birthday Fishes” sentiment is from the AI Reel Great Guys set and the fishing pole and fishing line with hook and bobber are from the Simon Says Stamp Father’s Day Finds.

Well, that’s it for today – hope you liked the project and thanks for visiting!

 

 

 

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Heartfelt Creations Tropical Paradise Window Card

Tropical Paradise Window Card

This fun birthday card was made almost entirely from the Heartfelt Creations Tropical Paradise Paper Collection – everything from the main card image to the vine and even the palm tree tops were cut from this paper. I have to say, I do LOVE the colors and imagery contained in this paper collection!

The flowers were stamped with the Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blooms set HCPC-3608 onto white cardstock and colored with Memento Lilac Posies & Danube Blue inks then cut out with the Arianna Blooms dies HCD1-748.

The leaves behind the flowers were cut from the Tropical Paradise paper with Elizabeth Craft Designs Pair of Leaves 1 #1314. The Celebrate die (#1286) is also from Elizabeth Craft Designs and was cut out of black cardstock.

The vine at the top of the card was cut with the Heartfelt Creations Delicate Border Dies HCD1-7118. This versatile die set is one that I have been using a lot lately!

The palm trees are from Lawn Fawn’s Palm Trees die set.  (This set also comes with a very cute crab die, by the way, that wasn’t used here.) As mentioned before, the tree tops were cut from the Tropical Paradise paper and the trunks and coconuts were cut from Stampin’ Up Kraft paper then colored with Copic Markers E23 and E18.

It is hard to tell from the photo, but I added dimension to the window frame by cutting four 1″ x 4″ pieces of black cardstock, scoring and folding them in half to form four 1/2″ x 4″ pieces, and then gluing two on each side.  I saw this great tip demonstrated on a blog a few months ago and was pleased at how well it worked!

As you can see below, I continued the Tropical Paradise theme on the envelope as well:

Tropical Paradise Envelope

The flamingo on the left was stamped with the Tropical Paradise stamp set  HCPC-3783 and cut out with the matching die HCD1-7137.

The tag on the right, like the main card image, was cut directly from the paper pad, making this card and envelope a surprisingly quick and easy project to put together.

Thanks for visiting – I hope you enjoyed today’s project.

 

 

 

A Woodsy Wonderland Thank You

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I made this fun Thank You card with papers, stamps, and dies from the Heartfelt Creations Woodsy Wonderland Collection and one of the Heartfelt Creations 6″ x 6″ White Foldout Card Bases (Product ID #HCCF1-445-2).  The Thank You die comes from the Heartfelt Creations Elegant Border Basics Dies (Product ID #HCD1-7121).  I also used dies from the Heartfelt Creations Fleur Border Basics Die Set (Product ID #HCD1-7120) and Heartfelt Creations Regal Borders and Pockets Die Set (Product ID #HCD1-779).

I stamped and die-cut some of the deer and trees then colored them with various Memento inks and matching Memento markers.  I used foam dots to add dimension to the deer and trees on the front of the card.

A great video tutorial (and the inspiration for my card) can be found here.

Closeup photos with first flap open:

Closeup photos with second flap open:

And we can’t forget the back:

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My photos here don’t really do it justice, but the scenes and colors in this collection are amazing! The designs are so versatile, too–I love that they can be used for a wide variety of occasions and are suitable for both men and women. I can’t wait to get started on my next project with this delightful collection!

Have a wonderful and crafty New Year and thanks for visiting!

Under the Sea Best Wishes

Betsy 2016 Farewell

This great Best Wishes card was made with components from the Heartfelt Creations card kit package for the Under the Sea collection and a few other items from my “stash.”

I can’t say enough good things about the kits Heartfelt Creations has started producing for their collections. Not sure if you want to invest in the various stamps and dies of a collection?  These kits are a great introduction to the types of projects you could create. Their only downfall, in my opinion, is that they are only available for a limited time–just during the initial release month of that particular collection or while supplies last.  (Some of the kits have been known to sell out within just a couple of days of their release!)

The kits come complete with enough card blanks, die-cuts, pre-cut patterned paper, and stamped elements to make at least four cards. Use your favorite coloring medium and adhesive to complete the projects, and you are good to go! All levels of cardmakers, from beginner to expert, can produce beautiful results with these kits in a very short amount of time. It’s no wonder they sell out so quickly!

For this particular card, I used Picked Raspberry Distress Ink and Memento Cantaloupe, Blue Danube, and Bamboo Leaves to color the flowers and leaves. Cantaloupe, Blue Danube, Teal Zeal, and Picked Raspberry were used on the fish. (I blended the Picked Raspberry and Cantaloupe to create the peachy/coral color on the tip of the tail. “Gourd-Jus” Prills (also available from Heartfelt Creations in the Rock N’ Roll set) were added to the centers and stamen of the flowers with glue, and I also added glitter to the tips of the flower petals for a little extra bling.

Betsy 2016 Farewell inside

The inside of the card was completed with a piece cut from the Under the Sea Collection paper pack and the Life is Art stamp from Stampendous.

Hope you enjoyed today’s project!

Hummingbird Graduation Card

Amy E 2016 grad

This is a very simple, one-layered graduation card I made.  The hummingbird flower stamp is #97077 by Inkadinkado (purchased at our local Hobby Lobby store) and was colored with Distress Inks: Shaded Lilac, Picked Raspberry, Forest Moss, Broken China, and Peacock Feathers; and Memento Inks: Bamboo Leaves and Blue Danube.  Broken China was used to add background color around the edges.

The inside message is the Life Is Art stamp from Stampendous – #Y025.  The patterned paper inside the card is from the Heartfelt Creations Under the Sea Collection.

Amy E 2016 grad inside

Hope you enjoyed today’s project – have a great week!