Birthday Cards, Copic, Lawn Fawn, Spectrum Sparkle Pens

Sweet Friends Double Slider Surprise Birthday Card

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Hello!

I really love the Lawn Fawn Sweet Friends stamp set. All of the little desserts are so cute! I made this card for my son’s birthday.

First, I stamped the images using the Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink pad and colored them with Copic markers. I used the coordinating Sweet Friends Lawn Cuts to die cut them.

Next, using the Lawn Fawn Double Slider Surprise die set, I die cut and put together the slider card. For video instructions on how to put together this die set, watch the Lawn Fawn tutorial here: Double Slider Surprise Instructions

The blue plaid paper is from the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid paper collection. The red patterned paper is from the Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow Petite Paper Pack.

I stamped the sentiments onto the red patterned paper and cut them to size as shown. All images were adhered using double sided tape.

The balloon images were stamped from the Lawn Fawn Coaster Critters stamp set and die cut from the Coaster Critters Lawn Cuts and then colored with Spectrum Sparkle markers. The balloons on the center panel were adhered with foam tape.

A Spectrum Sparkle clear marker was used to add glitter to the three images in the center panel.

The card base is A2 size. A piece of red patterned paper was cut to size and adhered to the top of the card base. The double slider surprise piece was then adhered to the top of the A2 card base.

Below is a link to the video of my card.

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birthday, Spectrum Sparkle Pens, Stamps of Life, water coloring

Happy Birthday Flower Card

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Hello!

Today on my blog I have a flower Happy Birthday card with beautiful blue and yellow colors just in time for spring. For this card I used the Sizzix Card Flower & Circle Drop-ins from The Stamps of Life.

To begin, I knew I wanted to use a water color technique with Spectrum Sparkle markers. I used Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Smooth Paper and Spectrum Sparkle markers (Aquamarine, Blue Topaz, and Moonstone) and colored across the paper.Step1

Using a paint brush with water, I ran the paint brush across the paper to blend out the colors.

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Next, I put double sided adhesive on the back of the water colored paper. Using the flower die from the Sizzix Card Flower & Circle Drop-ins set, I die cut the water color paper.

Next, I die cut the card base from the Sizzix Card Flower & Circle Drop-ins with yellow card stock from my stash.

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For the center “Happy Birthday” circle die cut, I cut a piece of white card stock to fit the size of the die cut, applied double sided adhesive to the back, and ran it through I die cut machine.

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Before adhering the blue flower piece, I peeled away some of the loose flowers from the top left, top right, and bottom left corner of the die cut piece and put them aside for later use. I adhered the blue piece to the top of the yellow card base as shown.

Step7

I needed to have flower pieces to cover the three spaces where I removed the flower pieces (as shown above). I wanted to have the flowers pop up so I needed pieces without adhesive.  I knew that I couldn’t use the ones that I previously removed from the blue front layer because they had adhesive on the back. Therefore, using the same steps described above, I water colored another piece of paper and ran it through the die cut machine again, only this time without double sided adhesive.

Using a glue dot, I placed the flower pieces in the empty flower spaces on the card front applied white circle embellishments to the middle of the flowers.

I adhered the “Happy Birthday” circle sentiment to the middle of the card front and tied a white ribbon to the top of the card.

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Using the stitched rectangle die, I die cut a rectangle out of white card stock and adhered to the inside of the of the card. I added the flowers that had the adhesive on the back to the inside of the card and added white embellishments to the center.

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Hello Card using Wreath2Stamp

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I really love the colors pink and green together and decided to use them for this card that I made  with the February 2019 stamp set from The Stamps of Life called Wreath2Stamp.

I started off by cutting the card base from the Sizzix Card/Rounded Corners w/Circle Drop-ins die set and Kiwi card stock. Next, I used the layering piece from the same die set to cut a piece of patterned paper from the Together Collection patterned paper pad. The layering piece has the same rounded corner look as the card base which I then adhered to the front of the card.

Next, using Candy card stock, I die cut the scalloped circle using the Scalloped Circle dies. I thought the scalloped circle and the patterned paper looked really nice together since the pattern on the paper has the same scalloped circle pattern in various colors and sizes.  Next, I stamped the sentiment “hello” from the Wreath2Stamp stamp set using the Cloud ink pad and then adhered the scalloped circle to the front of the card.

Next, using the Kiwi ink pad, I stamped the wreath from the Wreath2Stamp stamp set onto white card stock and die cut it using the coordinator Wreath2Stamp coordinating die set. Using foam tape to add some dimension, I adhered the wreath it to the scalloped circle.

Next, I die cut the flowers using white card stock for the shadow layers and Candy card stock for the flower pieces and adhered them together with a glue dot. The leaves were die cut with Artichoke card stock and also adhered behind the flowers using a glue dot. The flowers were adhered to the wreath using double-sided tape. Next,  I added some bling to the center of the flowers using Queen and Co’s Candy Shoppe Frosties in Green. Last, a pink ribbon was tied to the top of the card.

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Love, Spectrum Sparkle Pens, Stamps of Life, Valentine's Day, water coloring

Love Heart Fold-It

 

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On my blog today is another Valentine’s Day card using The Stamps of Life products. I made this card using the Sizzix Scallop Heart Fold-it and cranberry card stock. First, I die cut the heart fold-it card base. Next, I die cut the large solid heart (the one that shows as the watercolored background) using the Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Smooth Paper Pad and then used Spectrum Sparkle pens (Moonstone, Cosmos, and Rose Quartz) to watercolor the background using the same watercoloring technique that I used in my Love Heart Card. I cut the top layering piece of the heart out of the same cranberry card stock that I used for the card base. Before die cutting. I put double sided adhesive on the back of the card stock before running it through the die cut machine. This helped tremendously when adhering the piece to the front of the card.

To create the love sentiment, I used the Moonlight Spectrum Sparkle pen to watercolor a piece of the Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper and then die cut the word “Love” using the Love Statement Set. I used the same Cranberry card stock for the shadow layer.

Using a yellow ribbon from my stash, I tied a bow on the side of the heart.

For the inside of the card, I used the large solid heart die from the Sizzix Scallop Heart Fold-it to die cut a heart using white card stock and then adhered it to the inside of the card. Using the Onyx Black Versa Fine ink pad, I stamped the sentiment from the Love Statement Set.

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Love, Spectrum Noir, Spectrum Sparkle Pens, Stamps of Life, Valentine's Day, water coloring

Love Heart Card

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Hello!

Just in time for Valentine’s Day or just to say “I love you,” this card is so beautiful with its vibrant colors.

First, I die cut the heart shape from the heart die in the Heart Background – Limited Edition die set from The Stamps of Life. I die cut it using Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Smooth Paper Pad.

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Next, I water colored the heart using Spectrum Sparkle markers. The colors I used were solar red, emerald green, and blue topaz. After I put some color down, I used a paint brush with a small amount of water to spread the color on the heart.

Step 2

Next, I used the center heart die cut and layered it inside of the big heart and die cut it onto white card stock. Before die cutting, I put double-sided adhesive on the opposite side of the card stock. This made it easier to adhere cut piece in the next step.

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Next, I peeled the heart away from the adhesive and adhered it onto the colored heart.

Using the same water color method as described above, I colored with the solar red Spectrum Sparkle marker onto the Bristol Smooth paper and spread the color onto the paper using a water brush. Next, I die cut the shadow layer of the Love die from the Love Statement Set from The Stamps of Life.

Next, I used the Love word die and die cut using white card stock. Before die cutting, I put double-sided adhesive onto the back of the white card stock which made it easier to adhere to the shadow layer. (Note: In case you are wondering, the shadow layer of the Love die cut in the picture below is a slightly darker pink than the one on the finished card because I actually die cut the Love piece twice to create two identical pieces for two cards. It shows darker here because for this die cut, I applied more ink onto the paper.)

Using Ocean card stock from The Stamps of Life, I cut an A2 size card base. Next, using the Hooray patterned paper pad from The Stamps of Life, I die cut a piece of patterned paper using the large stitched rectangle die.

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I adhered the stitched rectangle piece of patterned paper to the front of the card base. Next, I adhered the heart on top of the rectangle piece and then I adhered the Love statement to the bottom right corner and ended with a pink bow at the top of the card.

 

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For the inside of the card, I die cut a large stitched rectangle from Candy card stock and stamped the sentiment from the Love Statement Set.

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Copic, Lawn Fawn, Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day Card using Lawn Fawn’s Sweet Friends Stamp

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When I saw the Sweet Friends stamp set from Lawn Fawn, I knew that I immediately had to own it. It is the perfect stamp set for any occasion and I thought this would be perfect for a Valentine’s Day card. There are several stamps included in the set, but I chose to use the s’mores stamp for this card.

I stamped the image using Lawn Fawn’s Lawn Fundamentals Jet Black Premium Ink Pad and then colored it with Copic markers. I used the corresponding die cut, Sweet Friends Lawn Cuts, to die cut it. The hearts were stamped using the same ink and die cut as well. The pink paper was from my stash. The white scallop border was die cut from Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Scallop Rectangle Frames using white paper from my stash.

To put this card together, I cut a piece of the rainbow paper from Lawn Fawn’s Really Rainbow Petite Paper Pack and adhered it to a card base. Next, I cut a piece of the red paper from the same paper pack and adhered it to the white scallop border. Using foam tape, I adhered it to the card base to add dimension. Next, I adhered the s’more die cut and hearts to the red paper. Finally, I used Lawn Fawn’s Lawn Fundamentals Jet Black Premium Ink Pad to stamp the sentiment onto the front of the card.

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Here is another version using the same stamp set, only different paper.

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Spectrum Noir, Stamps of Life, Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day Card Using Squirrels2Love from The Stamps of Life

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Hello! Here’s another Valentine’s Day card that I made using products from The Stamps of Life. I just love their stamps and these cute squirrels are no exception!

I die cut the card base from the Sizzix Regal Stand-Ups Card Die Set using strawberry card stock from The Stamps of Life. Next, I die cut the front panel and bottom panels as shown using the patterned paper from the Sweetheart collection.

Stephanie, the owner of The Stamps of Life, does an awesome job showing us how to put the card base together. (Click here for directions: Sizzix Regal Stand-Ups Card Die Set Instructions)

Using the Squirrels2Love stamp set, I stamped the images using Lawn Fawn’s Premium Jet Black Ink Pad, colored them with Spectrum Noir markers, and then die cut the images using the corresponding die set, Squirrels2Love Dies.

The boy squirrel is holding flowers in his hand, but I decided to cover the flowers with hearts to make it look like heart-shaped balloons for Valentine’s Day. I die cut the hearts from the Jar2Stamp Dies using the same patterned paper from the Sweetheart collection as I used for the layering pieces of the card base. Once the three hearts were die cut, I adhered them on top of the original flowers from die cut stamped image.

The heart border and the “Love You” dies are from the Sizzix Heart Step-Ups Card Die Set. Using the same strawberry card stock as the card base, I die cut the heart border and and the shadow layer for the “Love You” die cut. The pink card stock for the words “Love You” are from the same pink paper as was used for the heart balloon. I do want to add that I put tape adhesive on the card stock before running it through the die cut machine to make it easier to adhere to the card.

Here is the same card using different Valentine’s papers that I had in my stash.

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