Encouragement Cards, Feel Good Cards

You Are A Whole Lot Of Lovely

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Hi there, I hope you’re having a great day!

I’m continuing with my flower theme this week, finding hard to accept that summer is coming to a close.  Today I’ve used flowers from the Bouquet Builder 1 stamp set from Waffle Flower Crafts, and a sentiment from the Lovely stamp set from the Essentials by Ellen line at Ellen Hutson.   Continue reading “You Are A Whole Lot Of Lovely”

Encouragement Cards, Sympathy Cards

Sending Hugs

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Happy half-way-to-Friday!

I’m on a Copic-colored flower kick this week, I think I’m starting to mourn the end of summer!  Today’s card features the flowers from the Waffle Flower Bouquet Builder stamp set and a sentiment from the Neat & Tangled No Words stamps set.  I just love how these sentiments pair with the flowers, it’s a combo I’ve used before. Continue reading “Sending Hugs”

Feel Good Cards, Thank You Cards

Thanks Just For Being You

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Hi there!

Today I’m sharing a card with one of my favorite sentiments.  I’m using the Kind Thanks stamp set and the Twice the Thanks die set from My Favorite things, along with the Bouquet Builder 1 stamp set from Waffle Flower.

The card front is a piece of Neenah Solar White 80# Classic Crest cardstock trimmed to 4″ x 5.25″. I stamped the leafy image multiple times using Copic-friendly Hero Arts Intense Black ink.  I colored in the leaves with YG25 and the stems with YG17.  I also added some flicks of YG17 over the leaves to add just a bit of shading and dimension.  To break up all of the white space, I used one of the very small circle stamps from Simon Says Stamps’ Lots of Dots stamp set to stamp random dots in Simon Says Stamp Fog ink which is a very light gray.

I stamped the butterfly using the same ink and paper, and did some quick coloring by blending Y15, YR15, and YR68.  Then I cut out the butterfly with a Brother ScanNCut2 and set it aside.

The sentiment is die cut from Recollections 110# black cardstock four times.  I stacked and adhered the die cuts together to create a chipboard-like embellishment.  I also stamped the sentiment onto a piece of scrap white cardstock and used the Brother ScanNCut2 to cut the sentiment shadow layer.  I adhered the die cuts on top of the shadow layer and then adhered that to the card front.

The “just for being you” sentiment was stamped onto the same black cardstock using Versamark ink.  I sprinked Hero Arts white embossing powder over top, tapped off the excess, and hit it with a heat gun.  Then I adhered the sentiment strip to the card front using foam tape for extra dimension.  I did the same for with the butterfly, and then adhered the entire card front to an A2-sized card base to finish up the card.

Thank you for stopping by!

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Encouragement Cards, Feel Good Cards, Sympathy Cards

Sending Hugs

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Happy weekend!

Today I’m sharing a card using the Bouquet Builder 1 stamp set from Waffle Flower and the No Words stamp set from Neat & Tangled.

I started by stamping the largest flower image multiple times onto an A2-sized piece Strathmore Bristol Smoothe using Versafine Black Onyx ink.  I let the ink dry thoroughly and then began coloring using Arteza Violet and Pea Green Watercolor Real Brush Pens.  I applied the purple to the base of the flowers, flicking outwards, and then I used a Pentel Aquash Water Brush to pull the color out to the edges of the image.  I did the same for the leaves and then went back and added more color to intensify the areas where I wanted darker color.   To finish the card front, I scribbled the Violet pen onto an acrylic block, added a tiny bit of water, and then splattered the mixture onto the background using a small 2 round brush.

I’ve seen other cardmakers use Bristol Smoothe with watercolor brush pens so I thought I’d give it a shot, but next time I’ll use watercolor paper as I found it challenging to get the colors to move.

Using the same black ink, I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap piece of Neenah Solar White 80# Classic Crest cardstock.  Since Versafine ink has pigment properties that allow it to stay wet longer than dye inks, I was able to sprinkle clear Hero Arts embossing powder onto the sentiment and then hit it with my heat gun to add a bit of dimension and shine.

I trimmed the sentiment using a small die from the Hero Arts Infinity Nesting Rectangles die set and did the same to a piece of black Recollections cardstock, using a slightly larger die from the same die set.  I adhered the two pieces together using liquid adhesive.

To finish, I adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base and then adhered the sentiment, popping it up with foam tape.

Thanks for visiting!

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