Friendship Card: Proud Nurse from Art Impressions

Art Impressions Nurse Card

Today I am sharing a card I created with an awesome stamp set called Proud Nurse from Art Impressions. As soon as I saw this stamp set, I knew I had to have it. There are so many nurses in our family — my sister, niece, one daughter and another daughter in nursing school — I’m sure this set will get lots of use!

I started my card with an A2 card base made out of 110# Neenah Solar White cardstock. Then I layered pattern paper and a coordinating cardstock mat.

TIP: See Card Making Basics for instructions and measurements to create your own base, mat and design layers for your cards.

I stamped the nurse image on Copic X-Press Blending cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her in with Copic markers. I’m not a fan of “fussy cutting” so I cut the image out with a stitched oval die-namic from My Favorite Things.

I stamped the sentiment in black ink on white cardstock and cut it out with a banner die. I trimmed the banner to my desired length and mounted it slightly overlapping the nurse, tying everything together.

Art Impressions Nurse Card Detail

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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Copic X-Press Blending Card
Copic X-Press Blending Card
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COPIC Sketch Markers
COPIC Sketch Markers
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Memento Tuxedo Black
Memento Tuxedo Black
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Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Big Shot
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Scor-Pal Scoring Board
Scor-Pal Scoring Board
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 MFT Stitched Sentiments Strips Die-namics
MFT Stitched Sentiments Strips Die-namics
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Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun
Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun
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Art Impressions PROUD NURSE Stamp Set
Art Impressions PROUD NURSE Stamp Set
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 MFT INSIDE AND OUT STITCHED OVALS Stax Die-Namics
MFT INSIDE AND OUT STITCHED OVALS Stax Die-Namics
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Happy Crafting!
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You are Loved – MFT Stamps Sketch and Color Challenge

Hey guys!  Today I have a card for you that combines both the My Favorite Things Sketch and Color Challenges. Isn’t this a gorgeous color combination? So bright and cheery! Reminds me of a tropical drink. And I love this week’s sketch so much that I’ve used it two days in a row!

I started my card with a white 100# A2 card base and then layered on MFT Pure Plum cardstock and another piece of white cardstock.

TIP:  Use 100# or 110# cardstock for the base of your cards. It folds nicely when scored and is a nice weight for holding layers and embellishments.

I used a Stampin’ Up! Banner die to cut the banner from white cardstock. Then I blended MFT Blu Raspberry Hybrid Ink over the entire banner with a Ranger ink blending tool. I started from the edges and worked towards the center until the entire banner was colored…I could have used Blu Raspberry cardstock but it seemed a little flat and I like the added texture that I achieved by blending the ink.

NOTE: The Stampin’ Up dies have retired but I linked to a set of banner dies from My Favorite Things below that will be a wonderful substitution.

The heart was cut from white cardstock with My Favorite Things Stitched Heart Die-namic. I used a Ranger Ink Blending Tool to blend yellow ink over the entire heart. Next, I added pumpkin ink blended from the edges in towards the center leaving a small area yellow, then I added tangerine ink from the edges in just a little bit to get a nice gradient. I love how the coloring on the heart turned out…such a warm and sunny feeling.

TIP: Go over the entire heart again with the lightest color ink to smooth out the blending if it needs it.

I stamped the flower from MFT Doodle Blooms stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it in using Copic markers keeping the darkest ink towards the center. Then I cut it out with the coordinating die and attached it to my card with dimensional foam adhesive.

The sentiment is from MFT More Essential Sentiments stamp set and is cut out with Lawn Fawn Extra Sentiment banner dies…these dies are nice and long and you can cut them to make whatever length you need.

I finished off my card with some iridescent sequins which I attached with micro glue dots.

TIP: Micro glue dots are the perfect size for attaching small sequins. They are a little smaller than regular glue dots and fit perfectly under the small sequins.

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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You Make Me Happy – Color Throwdown and MFT Sketch Challenge

Handmade Heart Card MFT Stamps

Hi Guys! I know it’s been awhile! I really needed to take a break and get my house and life in order. I’ve also decided to close my Etsy shop which means no more tedious mass production and more time blogging and creating! Now I will have the time to be more consistent in sharing my cards with you.

Today I am playing along with the Color Throwdown Challenge as well as the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge.

I really love this week’s sketch for My Favorite Things. I’ve wanted to use my Stitched Heart Die-namics and this was the perfect opportunity!

I started with a piece of  Neenah 100# Solar White cardstock cut in half and scored to make my card base. Then I layered Stampin’ Up! Old Olive cardstock and a piece of retired designer series paper.

I used Stampin’ Up! Banner dies to cut the banners from green and white cardstock and then layered them on my card.

NOTE: The Stampin’ Up dies have retired but I linked to a set of dies from My Favorite Things below that will make a wonderful substitution.

I used the second largest My Favorite Things Stitched Heart Die-namic to cut the heart from a piece of retired Stampin’ Up! designer paper and mounted it to my card with dimensional adhesive.

I just love the stitched detail these dies offer! Little details like the stitching and using dimensional adhesive to add height can really elevate a card to the next level…pardon the pun. 🙂

The sentiment is from My Favorite Things More Essential Elements stamp set and goes perfectly with the happy colors from this week’s Color Throwdown. After stamping the sentiment on white cardstock, I cut it out with a Stitched Sentiment Strips Die-namic.

I finished off the card with some happy little yellow flowers from the My Favorite Things Doodled Bloom Stamp Set which I stamped with Versa Ink on yellow cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder. After cutting out the flowers with the coordinating Doodle Blooms Die-namics I attached them to my card using mini glue dots.

Hope you enjoyed today’s happy card and remember…”You make me happy!”

SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

Links to the supplies I 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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