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Keyhole Unbirthday Card

Today I have a keyhole card that opens up to reveal an “unbirthday” scene using the Alice stamp, Tea Party stamp, and Queen of Hearts stamp sets.

I had a Silhouette cut file that cut a keyhole in the front of the A2 card base as well as a keyhole outline.  I embossed a woodgrain A2 panel and then cut a keyhole into it as well. I put a piece of vellum behind the keyhole and thought that it would be fun to have it peek through to see the “unbirthday” party.  I stamped and heat embossed “A Very Merry Unbirthday to You” out of view of the keyhole.

Fitting all the characters I wanted provided a bit of difficulty and I didn’t like the way the peek looked, so I decided to add another white cardstock panel behind the vellum so the scene behind the keyhole wouldn’t show though.

I die cut all the images from the three stamp sets listed above and copic colored them. I  inked blended a bit of a background with distress oxide wilted violet ink.  I then adhered everything in place and finished with a sentiment from the Alice stamp set.

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Basket of Flowers Card

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Spring is almost here and I decided that I wanted to make a floral basket with the beautiful flowers from Miss Ink Stamp’s Magnolia Sympathy stamp and Gardenia stamp sets.  This card can be an everyday card or adapted to be either an Easter card or Mother’s Day card!

To make the card:

  1. I created an A2 card base out of Neenah 110lb solar white cardstock, and die cut a rectangular panel out of yellow Lawn Fawn Speckled paper. I had a basket die set from Lawn Fawn, but I only cut the bow and a partial basket from it.  The handle (cut from 2 circle dies) and trim on the bottom (a strip cut from the rectangle panel)  are all just what I happened to have in my stash.  You can totally just make a basket using dies that you already have!
  2. I die cut and copic colored the gardenias and magnolias from the Magnolia Sympathy stamp and Gardenia stamp very simply and then added sparkle paste & sequins.  I spent most of my time working on the floral arrangement; don’t be afraid to spend quite some time on it, I often have to walk away from it and look at it later to make sure that I like it!

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Springtime Goat Slimline Card

CBK-Feb8th

Today I’m finally using my favorite Miss Ink stamp set, Punny Farm Goats.  I’ve paired it with the Springtime Banner stamp set to create a springtime slimline card.

To make the card: I die cut panels to create the backdrop for the scene using slimline dies from Trinity stamps.  The card base is 8 inches by 3.5 inches. I stamped all the goats and images with Memento Tuxedo ink and then cut all the images out with my ScanNCut2. I did minimal copic coloring, stamped a sentiment from the Decaf Background Stamp onto a banner, adhered all the die cuts and a few sequins.

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Card for Somebunny Special

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Today I’m using Springtime Banners and Springtime Bunnies to create a simple springtime card.

To make the card:

  1. I die cut a banner and an A2 panel using cardstock papers from Lawn Fawn and adhered it to an A2 card base of Neenah 110lb solar white cardstock.  I punched 2 holes into the banner and put some glitter ribbon through it.
  2. I die cut images and sentiments from the Springtime Banners and Springtime Bunnies stamp sets and copic colored them.  I adhered double sided foam adhesive  behind the banner and attached it to the A2 panel.  I added some glitter paste to the rose, adhered some gems and the card was done!

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Framed Springtime Bunny Card

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Today I have a small sized frame card that uses the adorable Springtime Bunnies stamp set as well as the Scene Builder stencil.  I cannot believe that I am already thinking about springtime & Easter already!

To make the card:

  1. This card is smaller than an A2 card, but you can easily make it an A2 sized card.  I happened to have the Slimline series Frame & Fold die set from Trinity Stamps, which allows one to cut a frame/ polaroid photo frame for a smaller sized card.  In the past I have always made my own “polaroid” photo frames- simply die cut a rectangle and then use a smaller square die to die cut the middle off center.
  2. Once I had my polaroid photo frame die cut, I took the square from the middle and ink blended with the Scene Builder stencil using distress ink mowed lawn (for the grass) and my own blend of distress ink (for the clouds) as shown below.CBKFeb23-1
  3. Next I die cut and copic colored a bunny, flowers and sentiment from the Springtime Bunnies stamp and adhered them onto the panel.  I used Gina K connect glue to adhere all the butterflies embellishments; I used the Watercolor Butterflies- purples & blues .  I used some Avery Elle twine to make a bow and then added double sided foam tape to prop up the “frame” part of the photo.

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Floral Slimline Shaker Card

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Today I decided wanted to try a recent technique that I had stumbled upon- painting with alcohol inks.  I thought the Magnolia Sympathy Stamp set would be perfect to use, so I created a tall slimline shaker card.

To make the card:

1) I die cut a scalloped frame and shaker windows using the Trinity Stamps Slimline dies out of Lawn Fawn speckled cardstock and white foam.  I used an 8.25 inch by 3.25 inch card base.  I adhered the foam to the card base, glued the reverse side of the cardstock squares, poured in Sweetheart heart sequins and then glued it shut with a piece of acetate on top to create the shaker component.  I then heat embossed the “thinking of you” sentiment from the Magnolia Sympathy Stamp set with Brutus Monroe Gilded sparkle embossing powder (a gold embossing powder with gold sparkle in it).

2) I repeated stamped florals and leaves with Versamark Ink from the Magnolia Sympathy Stamp set onto heavy vellum from Bazzill. This vellum can easily take on heat embossing without warping; I highly recommend it! I heat embossed all the images with the same Brutus Monroe Gilded Sparkle embossing powder that I used for the sentiment. I then put a few drops of Ranger Alcohol Ink Pearls onto an acetate block, dipped my paint brush in and painted the vellum as shown below.

It only takes a few drops to paint all the flowers- the alcohol ink dries fast, so just make sure to have some alcohol blending solution on hand to reconstitute it!  I painted the flowers with “Enchanted” Alcohol Ink Pearls and the leaves with “Sublime” Alcohol Ink Pearls.  Then I fussy cut all the leaves and florals and glued them onto the card.

I hope that you will give this technique a try, it is very enjoyable!  Thank you for stopping by!

 

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Rainbow Rocker Card

CBKFeb 9-1

I admit that I definitely love the rocker cards, it is so much fun to create shaped cards. I had in my mind to make a rainbow with the new Miss Ink Dazzle Dust and I’m pleased with how it turned out.

To make the card:

  1. I put double sided adhesive on Neenah Solar White cardstock and die cut a rainbow  (Trinity Stamps die). The rainbow has separate pieces, so I took one piece at a time and poured Dazzle Dust on it, shook off the excess and then ran each piece through a die cut machine to burnish it in place.  I used Mermaid Lagoon, Moody Blues, Rose Garden, Lucky Leprechaun and Pumpkin Patch. I repeated this process for each part of the rainbow as shown below.CBKFeb 9-4
  2. I used the largest circle die that I had (5 inch) to die cut a circle out of Neenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock, a circle out of acetate, and 2 half circles out of green cardstock.CBKFeb 9-3
  3. I die cut and copic colored a fox and sentiment from the Bubbles stamp set. I then put together the card as follows.  I added a strip of acetate to the fox and put it in the card slot.  I also cut 2 slots toward the end of each side of the card to secure the acetate half circle that has the rainbow & Dazzle butterflies adhered to it. I added double sided foam tape to the grass pieces before adhering them to the lower half of the card, so that the fox could move freely back & forth.  The sentiment was added with some glue as the finishing touch.

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