Tag Archives: handmade roses

Hot Pink & Roses Graduation Card

Hiya!

It is graduation time in these parts and I have a few cards in the works for our graduates. Today’s card is a super girly one of one of my favorite people. I went with something very girly and feminine.  I have a little pink lover in my house and she definitely approves, in fact, she was a little upset that this card wasn’t for her. I may have to make another one for her.

Distress Ink Congratulations Card by Jennifer Miner
Distress Ink Congratulations Card by Jennifer Miner

I started with my quatrefoil panel which began the morning as a 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ piece of white cardstock. I applied Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks using my Ink Blending Tools. I then stamped the quatrefoil image using Encore Gold Metallic Ink. The stamp was smaller then the panel so I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to get it lined up. I ended up stamping four times to cover the background.

Card features two handmade roses.
Card features two handmade roses.

Once I had that done, I set that panel aside and went to work on the gold mat. This also started life a piece of white cardstock. I used my Gold ink pad and applied the ink directly to the edges of my paper. I made sure just to cover the edges that would be showing. Next, I tackled the bright pink paper.  I cut a piece of white cardstock, this time I painted the panel using Hot Pink Color shine. To do this I simply spritzed a puddle of color onto my craft mat and used a paintbrush to paint the edges of the paper.

Hot Pink rose colored with Color Shine
Hot Pink rose colored with Color Shine

Next, came the sentiment panel. I cut out the larger frame using black cardstock and then a smaller label in white cardstock. I inked the plain label with Picked Raspberry Ink. I then created the sentiment. For this I cut out the letters using the Cotton Candy dies from QuicKutz. I cut these out of white cardstock because I was apparently making things difficult for myself. 🙂 I then colored these with Black Velvet Color Shine. I set my letters aside to dry.

Congrats Pibk-7

In the mean time, I created my two roses. I made the lighter rose by cutting my petals out using my McGill Paper Blossoms punches and then inking them with Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick Distress Inks. For the dark pink rose, I cut out my petals and then spritzed them with the Hot Pink Color Shine. I actually made these up ahead of time since they needed to dry overnight. Once everything was inked and dried I shaped and then assembled my flowers. I added the two ribbons to my card base and assembled my elements. I stamped the decorative element below my sentiment using the same gold ink and once everything was glued down I added Black Diamond Stickles to my “Congrats.” I added a few adhesive gems and once everything was given time to dry and that was it.

Created by Jennifer Miner
Created by Jennifer Miner

I am going to have to create a little box for this puppy and I will share photos if that gets done in time. As it happens this week’s challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is Flowers so I will be adding my little card today.

Materials

Stamps: Quatrefoil Background – Stampabilities & Scallop Scroll – Stampedous

Paper: Neenah Solar White, Black & Green – Bazzill

Color Sprays – Hot Pink & Black Velvet Color Shine – Heidi Swapp

Inks: Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry & Vintage Photo (on the rose leaves)

Dies: Cotton Candy – QuicKutz, Labels Four & Elegant Labels 4 – Spellbinders

Punches: Dogwood, Starflower & Birch – McGill Paper Blossoms

Other: Black Diamond Stickles – Ranger, Pink Adhesive Gems – Hero Arts, Clear Gems – Mark Richards, 3/8″ Pink Satin Ribbon  & 5/8″ Black Grosgrain Ribbon – Michaels

 

 

Jewel Toned Roses – A Congratulations Card

Hiya!

I cannot believe that tomorrow is already Friday! Where did this week go? It has just been non-stop here. My card today is a fun Congratulations Card.  It features eight handmade roses and I used Glimmer Mists to create the background and color the roses. This isn’t really “for” anything but I am sure that something will come up. I had a commission that I made last weekend that I will share once the recipient has the card in hand. (Don’t want to spoil the surprise).

Jewel Congrats-4

So for this card, I started with the background. I took a stencil from Heidi Swapp and spritzed it with Dragonfly, Apple, Pomegranate and Autumn Night Glimmer Mists. I really like the way that these colors blend together. They create some beautiful shades. Once that was dry I stamped the script image using Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink. This stamp is La Lettre from Hero Arts. I found that the Chipped Sapphire was a good match for the Autumn Night Glimmer Mist.

Jewel Congrats-5

I trimmed my background panel down once I had the script stamped. Next came the large roses. The two teal/green once were spritzed with Apple and Dragonfly Glimmer Mist. The more green one had the Apple spritzed first and then a little Dragonfly. The more teal rose was the other way around. I created the more green rose with McGill Paper Blossom Punches.

Jewel Congrats-10

The burgundy rose on the lower right-hand side with Pomegranate Glimmer Mist. The top burgundy rose was sprayed with Silver Sugar first and then Pomegranate Glimmer Mists. To made these, I punch or die cut out the petal shapes in white cardstock and then I spray with mist and then flip over and repeat. Sometimes I also rub the petals in mist puddles. Then they get transferred to a paper towel where I allow them to dry. The large petals are created with individual petals and the smaller roses are whole layers at a time. You can see my rose creation video here . When I work with mists or sprays I always work on my Ranger craft mat.

Jewel Congrats-7

Once all the petals were dry I shaped and assembled them using hot glue and my McGill Tools. Then I created the four small roses. The white ones were pretty much left alone, just a tiny bit of Antique Linen on the edges. The teal/green were colored with Dragonfly and Apple Glimmer Mist. Again, everything was allowed to dry and then I shaped and assembled them using hot glue.

Jewel Congrats-5

Next, I die cut the Branch die from QuicKutz and the Fancy Tag from Spellbinders. They were distressed using Crushed Olive Distress Ink. This was a pretty close match to the Apple Glimmer Mist.

Jewel Congrats-9

I stamped the sentiment on the label using Seedless Preserves Distress Ink. This stamp is from Stampabilities. I inked the “berries” on the branch with Seedless Preserves and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks. To assemble the card I added two pieces of cardstock as mats. Then I mounted my sentiment using foam tape and glued down the large roses. Next, I cut apart my branches and glued those down. Last came the small roses. I then added glitter glue on the “berries” and then added a few rhinestones. These were left over from another project. I then mounted everything to a piece of white cardstock. This card ended up d up being about 5 1/4″ x 6 1/2.”

Jewel Congrats-2

I am very happy with how this card turned out. The roses have a lot of depth and I was pretty happy with how they came together. Now I have a fun Congratulations Card on hand. I will be sharing this on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes.

Materials

Paper: Neenah Solar White, Leapfrog – Bazzill, Purple – ?

Stencil: Lattice – Heidi Swapp

Stamps: La Lettre – Hero Arts, Congratulations – Stampabilities

Glimmer Mist: Dragonfly, Apple, Autumn Night, Pomegranate – Tattered Angels

Distress Ink: Seedless Preserves, Antique Linen, Crushed Olive & Chipped Sapphire – Ranger

Dies: Branch – QuicKutz, Fancy Tags – Spellbinders

Other: Janelle Glitter Glue – Recollections, Gems – Recollections

Fairy Door Card

Hiya!

Fairy Door

I am back. It seems that I took an unplanned absence there.  Sorry about that, things got a little crazy and I just needed to step back and focus on non-blog things but I am back! I have a few projects lined up. Today’s project is a fun fairy door cards. I have been pining little fairy gardens and doors on Pinterest (Fairy Garden). I really want to make a full fledged fairy garden but I really want to plan it out and make it great, so while I am in that process I thought that I would make a “Fairy Door” Card.

Fairy Door In -progress
Fairy Door In -progress

I started this door by creating the doors. I stamped the Hardwood image from Stampin’ Up on white cardstock and hand cut the door shape. Once I had all my pieces cut I inked each piece with Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon and a tiny bit of Weathered Wood Distress Ink.

Fairy Door Card:  in progress
Fairy Door Card: in progress

I then assembled my doors. This take a bit of trial and error to get right and I figure since this would be a handmade door it shouldn’t be “perfect.” Next, I added the brads and once those were set I flattened each with a hammer. These were not straight at all but those fairy hammers are heavy. The door knobs are extra large brads.

Left side of the card. This card features handmade mini-roses .
Left side of the card. This card features handmade mini-roses .

Next I cut out the hinges. This is a shape I purchased via the Silhouette Design Store and it is called Boho Flower Border. As usual, I cut the shape out of white paper and then colored with Crushed Grape Dylusions Ink Spray. Once this was dry I trimmed down the piece to look like a hinge. I glued this in place on the door.

Up close view of the card front.
Up close view of the card front.

Next, came the flowers. I cut the stems and flower shapes out of white cardstock and sprayed the stems with Fresh Lime Dylusions Ink Spray. This was also a purchased shape, you can find it here. Once that was dry I sponged over it with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink.

Card features two sizes of eyelets - nails and door knobs,
Card features two sizes of eyelets – nails and door knobs,

The mini roses were created in my normal way. I cut the flower shapes out of white at the same time as my elements. I inked these with Sweet Cherry Color Shine from Heidi Swapp. This is an awesome color. Once everything was dry I glued the shapes to my cards.

Blue fairy door created by Jennifer Miner.
Blue fairy door created by Jennifer Miner.

I then created my card base by tracing around my doors onto copy paper and then cut it out and transferred to my cardstock. This was a little tricky and wasn’t something that worked out the first try. I cut a separate background for the card base that I stamped and inked, then adhered on the inside.

I can imagine little fairies sneaking out during the night.
I can imagine little fairies sneaking out during the night.

When I got to this point it was time to add the glitter and bling! I started with my trusty Stickles in Fruit Punch, Firefly and Muse (Recollections). I added the white pearls on the vines with White Opal Liquid Pearls. The last step was the tiny crystals. These are not actually for card making so I glued them individually.

Blue Fairy Door-9

That was that! I really like how this card turned out. I am thinking about making another card like this but I think that I might start by creating a card base first because it was a little challenging to get everything all lined up and cut properly the way I did it, in my defense I had no real plan for this card when I started. Maybe a purple next.

Materials

Stamps: Hardwood – Stampin’ Up, Regal Screen Prints – Tattered Angels

Inks: Weathered Wood, Chipped Sapphire, Mermaid Lagoon, Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Mowed Lawn Distress Ink – Tim Holtz for Ranger, Tuxedo Black – Memento

Ink Mist: Sweet Cherry Color Shine – Heidi Swapp, Fresh Lime & Crushed Grape Dylusions Ink Spray – Ranger

Other: Fruit Punch & Firefly Stickles – Ranger, Muse Glitter Glue – Recollections, White Opal Liquid Pearls – Ranger, Crystals – Crystazzi from Cousin

Thank you as always for visiting my page today.

 

50th Anniversary – Double Gate Fold

Hi-all!

I am feeling a little under the weather today but I finished a card for you all. Because of course, I care for you so very much. Also I need to get this card in the mail tomorrow, since it is already late.

50th Anniversary Card - Double Gate Fold
50th Anniversary Card – Double Gate Fold

Today’s card is a 50th Anniversary Card. It is Double Gate Fold. This technique was featured this week on Splitcoast Stampers (here). It is actually quiet easy to do with a big impact. My favorite – easy but cool.

50th Anniversary Card - Close-up
50th Anniversary Card – Close-up

I followed the directions in the tutorial to create my base for the card. You take a 12×12 piece of paper, cut it at 5 1/2″ (I actually did mine at 5″) and then score at 2″, 4″ 8″ and 10.” Once you have that you cut diagonally from the inner fold to 2 3/4″ from the top of the short side. The gold flourish paper is very heavy and it gives the card a nice weight. I added the solid light gold cardstock on the back and middle panels.  If you had double sided paper you wouldn’t need at add anything. I cut the gold and white circles out using my Spellbinders circle dies.

The “50” was cut out using the Mary Jane font from QuicKutz and the “th” is from the QuicKutz alphabet called Empire. I embossed the “th” using VersaMark and Enchanted Gold Embossing Powder.

Double Gate Fold
Double Gate Fold

I created the tiny roses using my McGill Paper Blossom punches. I sprayed two of the roses with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Gold and Perfect Pearls in Bronze. I also added adhesive pearls and gems around the rose cluster.

Mary Jane & Empire Quickutz Alphabets - 50th Anniversary
Mary Jane & Empire Quickutz Alphabets – 50th Anniversary

I added the Lush brad on the left hand-side. using a tiny hole-punch. The key part on adding the “50th” element is only adding adhesive to the left hand-side of the circle.

Anniversary Card - Created by Jennifer Miner
Anniversary Card – Created by Jennifer Miner

I stamped the tiny little embellishment with VersaMark and  Enchanted Gold Embossing Powder. The element is from the  K&Company stamp set called Lotus Greeting. The sentiment is from the Papertrey Ink Stamp Set Mega Mixed Messages and was stamped using Encore Gold Metallic Ink.

Inner sentiment - 50th Anniversary Card
Inner sentiment – 50th Anniversary Card

I think that the recipients will be happy to receive this card. It is a tiny little bit late but I made a first version of this card and I just wasn’t happy with it.

Created by Jennifer Miner
Created by Jennifer Miner

Materials

Paper: Neenah Solar White, Panache Elan Metallics – WorldWin, Gold Foil – Donahue Paper, 12×12 Designer Paper – Unknown

Stamps: Lotus Greeting – K&Company, Mega Mixed Messages – Papertrey Ink

Ink: VersaMark, Encore Gold Metallic Ink – Stampin’ Up

Dies: Mary Jane & Empire – QuicKutz, Circle – Spellbinders

Other: Gold Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels , Bronze – Perfect Pearls, Enchanted Gold Embossing Powder – Ranger, Adhesive Pearls – Mark Richards, Adhesive Gems – Me & My Big Ideas, Gem Brad – Lush by My Mind’s Eye

Happy 4th of July

Hi!

We are in that last push to get ready for our 4th of July celebrations. This is the first year that we will not be spending the holiday with family. Instead, we are getting together with our neighbors and will hopefully be able to see the town fireworks from our house. I hope that you will all have a wonderful and safe holiday.

The card I am sharing today is 4th of July card. It features three patriotic roses, handmade of course.

Happy 4th of July
Happy 4th of July

To start this card I stamped the background using Versamark and Faded Jeans Distress Ink. I stamped each element and then embossed with clear embossing powder. The Floral Damask stamp from Inkadinkao resisted the ink slightly which gives the image a distressed look. I then edges my panel with Stormy Sky Distress Ink and an ink blending tool.

4thofJuly-6

My next step was to create the roses. I used my hot glue gun on these and I am sold on the hot glue. When I work in small areas I have to be very careful not to burn my fingers, but it sets up so fast it is worth the risk. The high temperature glue gun has made all the difference. The white rose was edged with Tattered Rose Distress Ink.

4thofJuly-5

I added a band down the left side of the card with complementary  card stock. I glued the roses in place then added the Mark Richards blue gems.

Sentiment tag combines stamping and Silhouette writting
Sentiment tag combines stamping and Silhouette writing

To create the sentiment crest I used the Silhouette sketch feature. If you have a Cameo you have to give it a try. I personally don’t care for my handwriting and this allows me to use a font to create a handwritten element.  I first used my Silhouette pen tool with a black Sharpie pen to write the “Happy” and “of July.” This font is called Quilline Script Thin. Once that was written I popped the cutting blade back in and cut the crest. I cut a mat out of red card stock. I stamped the “4th” with Faded Jean Distress Ink.

4thofJuly-5

Everything came together really quickly on this card. The roses take sometime but it just seemed to flow.

Materials

Paper: Nennah Solar White, Real Red & Brilliant Blue – Stampin’ Up, Misc. green

Ink: Faded Jeans, Tattered Rose & Stormy Sky Distress Inks – Ranger

Stamps: Floral Damask – Inkadinkado, Classic Alphabet (4)- All Night Media, Rough Edges Alphabets (th) – Stampin’ Up

Punches: Floral Petals, Birch Leaf & Starflower – McGill Inc

Misc.: Clear Embossing Powder – Stampin’ Up, Gems – Mark Richards, Hot Glue  & Sharpie Black Pen

Patriotic Trio
Patriotic Trio

Have a wonderful 4th of July!

 

Live Your Bliss Card

HiYa! I spent what felt like all day yesterday wrestling with my computer. I have a critical update to do on my Silhouette software and my computer doesn’t want to let me do it. I really hate loosing work time to technical issues. While I still have access to the software I will not be able to access the online store until I am able to do the update. I have an e-mail into their support team and hopefully it will be resolved. On the positive side, I was able to get a really fun card finished.

Anyone else craving chocolate?
Anyone else craving chocolate?

Oh I love damask and handmade roses. I was beginning to have a little withdrawal since I hadn’t made a rose in what seemed like forever!

This card features tiny handmade roses, gem brads, pearls and rhinestones
This card features tiny handmade roses, gem brads, pearls and rhinestones

Here you can see a close-up of the main image. I started this card with a plain sheet of cardstock and stamped the damask stamp with Versamark and heat embossed with Chestnut Zing! powder. Then I broke out my Distress Ink pad and Ink Blending tools.

Live Your Bliss Card
Live Your Bliss Card

I began shading with Antique Linen and covered most of the card. I then added Tea Dye and Vintage Photo. I gave the edges a lot of ink. I then took another sheet of cardstock and inked it with Antique Linen and Tea Dye Distress Inks. I adhered that piece to my damask background and then trimmed it so the border was very small. Once I adhered them together I went back over the edges with the Tea Dye ink. This way I get a very close mat and defined edge. I find this much easier then trying to cut the background to size first. Next, I added dark brown cardstock,

This card includes a stamped inner pannel
This card includes a stamped inner panel

I loved the background so much that I felt like adding a small sentiment. My original plan was something much larger. I cut the ornate frame shape out of white cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo. I colored the frame using Walnet Stain Distress Stain. The brown circle was colored with Vintage Photo Distress Stain. The sentiment layer was inked with Antique Linen and Tea Dye Distress Inks and applied with Ink Blending Tools.

Close-up of handmade roses
Close-up of handmade roses

The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink’s Mega Mixed Messages and was stamped using Veramark and Walnut Distress Ink.

Yummy brown damask
Yummy brown damask

I adhered a scrap of brown ribbon, I think that it is from Stampin’ Up and glued down the assembled frame. Next came the roses, I made these with the McGill Mini Petal punch and Antique Linen and Tea Dye Distress Inks. In the past, I have tried to use hot glue on the roses and was not successful. I had recently picked up a new multi-temp heat gun for another project and thought I would give it another shot. Other than burning the tip of my finger with hot glue, it worked perfectly for these roses. There is no going back. I think that my old glue gun didn’t get hot enough. Once the roses were glued down I added all the other “bling.” Since I didn’t want to fiddle around with punching hole for the gem brads I cut off the arms and just hot glued them down. Live Your Bliss-9 Materials

Stamps: Damask (K91) – Great Impressions, Mega Mixed Messages – Papertrey Ink

Paper: Nennah Solar White, Brown – Bazzil

Ink: Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain Distress Ink – Ranger, Veramark – Tsukineko

Misc: Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain – Distress Stain,  Chestnut Zing! Embossing Powder – American Crafts, Mini Petal Punch – McGill Inc

Bling: Gem Lush Brads – My Minds Eye, Gems & Pearls Song of Spring – Recollections

Thanks for visiting!!