When I cut my other leaves for my wreath, I cut longer leaves for this card. The paper is the same. The leaf is from a set that someone gave to me. It makes a 5 X 7 gift box and card and it contains many other dies like this leaf. The leaf had no texture, so I embossed the leaves with the Swiss Dots folder. Many of the leaves hung off the edge so I trimmed them.
I am adding this card to the Shopping Our Stash challenge to Make a Tall Card. Since this is a mini-slimline, it fits. The paper is mostly Gina K Designs, My Favorite Things, and Hobby Lobby.
I think anyone who is a Gina K Designs follower will recognize the placement of any wreath made using the wreath builder. I followed her directions today and made the die cut wreath. The dies I used are SU dies that recently retired, so I picked them up for half the original price. This shows one of the leaf dies. I used the colors that Gina used making an 8 color rainbow. My greeting came from a Paper Smooches set. I enjoyed creating with Gina’s ideas.
I created with lessons from Dana Joy. She showed how she watercolors flowers with layers. I own a die set from Lawn Fawn, so I die cut many pieces of watercolor paper with this set. I made several poppies. I used Stampin Up inks and refills for the coloring. Poppy Red was used for the flowers and Granny Apple Green for the leaves. I added a bit of Gina K Designs Fresh Asparagus with the apple green for a bit of variation. I finished the flower centers with a bit of sparkly Nuvo drops. I chose the greeting from a Paper Smooches set.
I really enjoyed Day 8 lesson. I enjoyed coloring the large petals of this flower.
I created a card with Day 7 where the focus is on stacked die cuts.
I chose to use punches for my stacked die cuts. I layered thin Hobby Lobby white paper. My punches are very old as they are the whale type punch from EK Success. I was thrilled to come up with a reason to actually use the punches. I decided to use the birthday greeting as well as the gift box. The patterned paper is Echo Park from a few years ago. I used a scrap with the gift box. The gift box is a Sizzix/Stephanie Bernard die. The greeting is from The Stamps of Life, so a lot of Stephanie is on this card.
I really struggled with week 1 of the class, so I was thrilled with Day 7. I knew I had supplies for the technique being taught.
I spent today making wreaths, without the wreath builder.
The above wreath is pretty, but didn’t really look like the presenter’s wreath. Laura Bassen is the teacher and she stamped all of her images with no coloring. The flower set is an Avery Elle set which worked well for making a wreath. I decided to finish the wreath and color the images. The greeting is from a Gina K Design set but it does not have a name. I do like the wreath and this is one I would create again.
The above wreath is more like the lesson taught. Again, the wreath builder was not used. I use butterflies from a My Favorite Things set. The greenery is from a Simon Says Stamp with Gina K illustrated. The greeting is from the same set. The filler dots are from a Gina K Designs set illustrated by Lisa Hetrick. I had so many sets pulled out looking for an image to include in the wreath, that I was getting a bit overwhelmed. I like the final wreath.
One of the techniques Yana showed in Crushing on Cardstock involved using Sunrays with dies. I do not own the dies, so off to Google I go searching for a template. The one I found is one I have used several times from Kristina Werner in 2012. Here is her blog post link with the template to download: https://www.kwernerdesign.com/blog/sunshine-rays-card/
My cardstock is SU Regal collection colors. When all of the rays were completed, I used a die cut from Pink Fresh Studio to cut the entire set of rays. I loved the card Yana created in the mini-slimline size, but my rays seemed to need a larger size. This particular die set was gifted to me from someone who doesn’t like the slimline size, so I said I would give the die set a try. It is a fun set with two sizes of the pattern I used here and a few dies with no pattern, which I used for the black piece. The card base is Ivory by Gina K Designs along with the butterflies and greeting.
I added the butterflies from a My Favorite Things set called Spread your Wings. I added color with markers close or the same as the cardstock. I added Nuvo drops rather than sequins. There is also the same shimmer added to the butterfly bodies and a lot of shimmer on the wings.
I enjoyed making this card. I am enjoying what I am learning in the class and will hopefully have time to create more cards with techniques and ideas from the class.
I am taking an Online Card Class, called Stamp Happy. This class is using Hero Arts stamps, dies, and other products. Hero Arts was my first love with stamping. It is enjoyable to get back to my stamping roots, so-to-speak. Day 1 class is all about wood mounted stamps. There are three demonstrators bringing ideas today. So far, I have made two cards, using the same stamps.
For the first card, I repeatedly stamped the Potted Succulent stamp, using my stamp positioner, in two colors. I began with Memento Tuxedo Black, then stamped all other succulent images with Memento Flannel Gray. The sentiment is from Power Poppy Sassy Succulents. I couldn’t find a Hero Arts sentiment in my stash that fit.
Card two uses the same stamps, same kind of ink, and same paper. This is the first time this stamp has been inked. I have had it for several months sitting on my desk. I kept looking and wasn’t coming up with anything to use it for, till today, It worked great for the class ideas.
Thanks for looking at my journey through this card class.