Get Well Card with My Favorite Things Doodled Blooms

Today I made a get well card for my aunt who just had heart surgery. Hopefully these cheerful blooms from My Favorite Stamps will brighten her day!

I started by stamping the bloom images on Copic X-Press Blending Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I cut them out using the coordinating dies and then colored them in with Copic markers.

TIP: Cut your images out before coloring them in. There’s nothing worse than spending a bunch of time coloring only to have the die shift and ruin your hard work — speaking from experience here!  😉 

Next I used the Misti precision stamping tool to stamp the stems and sentiment directly on the A2 card base. Using the Misti allowed me to get perfect placement.

Lastly, I attached the blooms to the card with thin foam adhesive squares. I used two squares under the center flower to give it a little more height.

SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

Links to supplies used to create today’s project are provided for your convenience. Where available, compensated affiliate links have been used.  This means I receive a small commission when products are purchased through those links here on my blog. Using these links costs you nothing extra and helps me afford to share my crafty creations with you. You can read more about this on my disclosure page.  Thank you — I really appreciate your support!

COPIC COLORS:  RV02, RV04 RV09, T0, T2, T4, Y17, YR12, YR16

Neenah 110LB Solar White Cardstock

Neenah 100lb Solar White

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SSS | AMZ

Copic X-Press Blending Card

Copic X-Press Blending Card

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SSS | AMZ

COPIC Sketch Markers

COPIC Sketch Markers

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SSS | BLICK

Memento Tuxedo Black

Memento Tuxedo Black

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SSS | SBC

MISTI Precision Stamping Tool

MISTI Precision Stamping Tool

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SSS | SBC

Sizzix Big Shot

Sizzix Big Shot

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SSS | SBC

Scor-Pal Scoring Board

Scor-Pal Scoring Board

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SBC | AMZ

MFT DOODLED BLOOMS Clear Stamps

MFT DOODLED BLOOMS Clear Stamps

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SSS

MFT DOODLED BLOOMS Die-Namics

MFT DOODLED BLOOMS Die-Namics

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Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

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SSS | SBC

MFT ALL OCCASION SENTIMENTS Stamps

MFT ALL OCCASION SENTIMENTS Stamps

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SSS

EK Success THIN FOAM SQUARES

EK Success THIN FOAM SQUARES

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SSS | AMZ

Happy Crafting!
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La-La Land Crafts Birthday Gift Molli

Hey guys! I’ve been doing some coloring! This is Birthday Gift Molli and she’s by La-La Land Crafts. Isn’t she a cutie! This stamp is available in both cling mount rubber and as a digi stamp. I used the cling mount for my project.

I’ve never used digi stamps on my cards but I may be tempted to get some soon. The immediate gratification of a download sounds pretty good right now and the cute little characters from La-La Land are perfect for coloring with Copics — I confess, I might be addicted to Copic markers!  I don’t know why I waited so long to purchase them.

The only drawback to the La-La Land stamps — no dies — and you all know how much I dislike fussy cutting. This Mollie is cut by hand but I have a plan for future cutting!

My friend, Linda just got a Brother ScanNCut and she let me come over and play with it. That thing is AMAZING! It cuts out a whole sheet of stamped images in record time and you have the option of cutting right to the line or leaving a white border. It is definitely going on my crafty wish list!

After I cut and colored Molli, I needed to give her a place to sit so drew a line with a ruler and a marker on a piece of white cardstock that I cut with a stitched rectangle die. I attached the stitched rectangle to piece of slightly larger green cardstock and attached that to an A2 card base. Lastly I used foam adhesive to place Molli as if she was sitting on the gray line.

TIP:  As small as it seems, that gray line is actually pretty important; without it she’d be awkwardly sitting in mid air.

I would like to tell you the exact colors I used today but I’m just not sure which markers I grabbed. In the future I will try to keep a list. I would also like to improve my hair coloring technique. So if you have any tips or know of a good tutorial leave me a comment!

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Today’s card is entered in the Seize the Birthday Challenge.

SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

Links to supplies used to create today’s project are provided for your convenience. Where available, compensated affiliate links have been used.  This means I receive a small commission when products are purchased through those links here on my blog. Using these links costs you nothing extra and helps me afford to share my crafty creations with you. You can read more about this on my disclosure page.  Thank you — I really appreciate your support!

Neenah 110LB Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110LB Solar White Cardstock
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SSS | AMZ
Copic X-Press Blending Card
Copic X-Press Blending Card
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SSS | AMZ
COPIC Sketch Markers
COPIC Sketch Markers
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SSS | BLICK
Memento Tuxedo Black
Memento Tuxedo Black
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SSS | SBC
Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Big Shot
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SSS | SBC
Scor-Pal Scoring Board
Scor-Pal Scoring Board
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SBC | AMZ
EK Success Precision Scissors
EK Success Precision Scissors
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SSS | SBC
Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun
Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun
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SSS | SBC
Lawn Fawn EXTRA SENTIMENT BANNERS
Lawn Fawn EXTRA SENTIMENT BANNERS
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SSS | SBC
MFT STITCHED RECTANGLE STAX Die-Namics
MFT STITCHED RECTANGLE STAX Die-Namics
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EK Success THIN FOAM SQUARES
EK Success THIN FOAM SQUARES
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SSS | AMZ
La-La Land Crafts Birthday Gift Molli Stamp Set
La-La Land Crafts Birthday Gift Molli Stamp Set
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SSS
Brother ScanNCut CM100DM
Brother ScanNCut CM100DM
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AMZ
Brother ScanNCut 2 CM350
Brother ScanNCut 2 CM350
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AMZ

Happy Crafting!
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So Very Blessed: Embossed Resist Technique

Hi Guys! I hope you love today’s card as much as I do! Pink and gold is such a stunning combination. To create my card, I used a resist technique with watercolor and heat embossing. The white embossing really makes the sentiment pop and I added a gold foil mat and gold thread for the perfect touch of elegance.

The sentiment is from the Taylored Expressions So Very Blessed stamp set. I think the scripty “blessed” makes a beautiful focal point and the “by your friendship” is one of 5 supporting phrases included in the set.

TE So Very Blessed by You Friendship Card

I started my card by stamping the sentiment on watercolor paper using VersaMark ink and the Misti Precision Stamping Tool. Then I sprinkled on white embossing powder and set it with a heat tool.

TIPS:

  • Rub a powder embossing bag over the paper before stamping so the embossing powder sticks only to the versa ink and not the oil from your fingerprints.
  • Use the Misti Stamping tool for perfect placement of your stamped image. This also allows you to stamp the image multiple times in the exact same place…perfect for mass production or fixing an incomplete stamped image. 

When the embossing cooled, I spritzed the watercolor paper with water until it was fairly wet. Next, I pressed an acrylic block onto an ink pad and then smooshed the inked block onto the wet paper. I used a paper towel to dry the block between each “ink up” and color change.

TIP:  Hybrid ink does not work for this watercolor technique. I tried it with Stampin’ Up! Classic Ink, My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink, and Hero Arts Shadow Ink—only the Stampin’ Up! ink gave good results. 

After I was finished applying the ink, I flicked on some Gold Wink Of Stella by squeezing the brush and flicking it against the cap.

When everything was dry, I mounted the watercolor paper to gold foil cardstock. I wanted to add some height so I mounted it on a piece of craft foam cut 1/8″ smaller than the gold foil.

I applied some adhesive with my tape runner to an A2 white card base and attached some looped, gold thread. Then I attached the sentiment piece  at a slightly wonky angle for some added interest.

I was inspired to created today’s card by the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Emboss It and the AAA Challenge: Resist Technique.

SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

Links to supplies used to create today’s project are provided for your convenience. Where available, compensated affiliate links have been used.  This means I receive a small commission when products are purchased through those links here on my blog. Using these links costs you nothing extra and helps me afford to share my crafty creations with you. You can read more about this on my disclosure page.  Thank you — I really appreciate your support!



Happy Crafting!
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