193 posts categorized "Foliage"

05/25/2024

Sat 25

Cuppa Blooms and Bird Birthday
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I have another simple birthday card to share today using previously released products.

The bird, stretched from a hummingbird by cutting down its beak with scissors, was in my stash.  It had been die cut from white cardstock and ink blended with two blue and a dark grey dye inks.  The cup, flowers and foliage were also die cut from white cardstock and ink blended with pink, yellow, green or dark grey dye inks.  

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Arranged and adhered the inked die cut pieces onto a white woodgrain panel then mount it onto the plaid pattern paper.  Picked this bright yellow design with gold foil lines to tie it in with the gold foil greetings tab.  Added clear shimmer to the flowers for some sparkle to finish  

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That does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today   Have a wonderful weekend.

 

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05/21/2024

Tue 21

Thank You Blossoms by Jean Okimoto

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Here's another hybrid floral idea...Gladiola Floral Duo on a tall Daisy Blossom Stem.  It's just one of many combinations of blossoms, buds, stems and leaves from our floral collection of dies.  Hi, Jean here with a soft blue floral thank you card.

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05/15/2024

Wed 15

Exquisite Fanciful Birthday
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I have a super simple birthday card to share today to round out the last two remaining dies from the 2024 Gladiola collection that I have not used yet.

The Fanciful Gladiola and Exquisite Butterflies were die cut from white cardstock and ink blended with dye inks; turquoise for the flowers, green for the foliage and Wilted Violet/Blueprint Sketch distress inks for the butterflies.

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The sentiment was hot foiled with white foil on black cardstock then die cut out using the Modest Greetings 1 hot foil and die set from Poppy Stamps.  Arranged and assembled the card onto a white card base to finish. 

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Easy-peasy… and that does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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05/07/2024

Tue 07

Slimline Birthday Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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Need a celebration card for spring and summer birthdays?  Hi, Jean here with a basic design that would work in many color combinations with prints from our Glimmering Gladiola 6x6 pack.  Here's a purple version of my hybrid card combining dies from our floral collection - Clara Blooms on the Curved Magnolia Branch.  

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Cut Curved Magnolia Branch from a bright green 6x6 in the Greenery Collection.  Color the stem with a brown marker.

Cut Clara Blooms from a medium-purple 6x6 in the Twilight Purple Collection.  Cut an extra set of the small petals and trim 2 of them to create a bud.  Cut the group of 4 smaller centers from the chartreuse Rainbow Reflections 6x6.  Assemble the 2 larger flowers.  

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Cut the purple and gold petal print from the Shimmering Gladiola 6x6 with a portion of the 2" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  It'll be shorter than the die - but it's easier than measuring.  Cut lavender cardstock with the 1-½" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Trim the rectangles with a corner rounding punch.

Cut, score and fold a lavender slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½") and round the corners.

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Attach the diecuts - use foam tape for the blossoms.  Add a Happy Birthday Foil Greetings White Circle Tab for an instant greeting.

Thanks for visiting our blog!

Jeansignature-3

 

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05/03/2024

Fri 03

Hybrid Garden Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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04/29/2024

Mon 29

Fanciful, Whimsical Gladiola Wishes by Jean Okimoto

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Fanciful Gladiola Stem's blossoms and Whimsical Gladiola's leaves create a floral birthday greeting for spring or summer celebrations.  Hi, Jean here with quick coloring technique for detailed designs.

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Save time by stenciling the pieces before diecutting them.  Spritz the smoother side of watercolor paper with a light mist of water. Pressure-emboss it using the rubber embossing mat and plates required for your machine.  Diecut a stencil from cardstock.

Tape the stencil over the embossed designs and sponge or brush the petals and stems.  VersaFine Clair Verdant and Cheerful and Brilliance Sunflower Yellow inks were used here.  Mask the adjacent areas with a Post-It note to separate the colors.  Heat-set the inks, then diecut all of the pieces.  Pre-embossing makes it easier to color the raised areas - and to align the die over the pieces for diecutting later.  Trust me!

Sponge or brush Verdant ink onto smooth white cardstock and cut two small and one large leaf set from the Whinsical Gladiola.

Assemble the Fanciful Gladiola Stem.  The green stem partially covers the yellow stem for instant buds and dimension.  I followed some portions of the diagram - and rearranged some pieces for more color variation.

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Glue two pieces of smooth white cardstock together and diecut it with the 3-¼" Circle Basics die.  Cut it again - slightly offset - with the 3" Circle Basics die.  Attach both pieces - offset again - to a top-folded white A2 card.

Attach the Fanciful Gladiola Stem and Whimsical Gladiola leaves.  Add a Happy Birthday White Circle Greeting Tab and gold Treasure Chest Gemstones.  Cut an A2-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting our blog...see you again in May!

Jeansignature-3

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04/27/2024

Sat 27

Gladiola Globe Thank You
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I have a straight forward thank you card today featuring three of the beautiful Gladiola dies from the current 2024 Gladiola release. 

All flower and foliage pieces were die cut from white paper and the respective pieces were ink blended with gradient colors of dye inks in pinks and greens.  For some sparkle, added clear shimmer to the flowers/buds then put them together.

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Used the Nested Globes dies next to die cut an opening from a white woodgrain panel and a frame from Bristol paper.  To give the background through the opening dimension, the Pointy Lattice Plate from Poppy Stamps was die cut from white and adhered directly onto the white card base. Assembled the card and added the Thank You Foil Greeting white tab to finish. 

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That does it for my card today.  Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful day.  

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04/26/2024

Fri 26

Gladiola Slimline Thank You by Jean Okimoto

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Need a special thank you card?  Express your appreciation with a shimmery, sparkly floral design from our latest collection.  Add blooming Gladiola Floral Duo diecuts to an extended Budding Gladiola Stem and layer them on a slimline card.  Hi, Jean here with a thank you card that grew taller and taller as it progressed - like gladiolas!

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Add a light mist of Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz to the dark pink/coral Blush Collection 6x6.  The new solid-core 110# sheets and Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz create vibrant customized metallic cardstock in a rainbow of colors.  Let it airdry for a few minutes, then heatset it.  

Cut the spritzed cardstock with with Gladiola Floral Duo and the stem portion of Budding Gladiola Stem.  The buds on the stem will be visible - and we'll cover the other sections with dark gray cardstock diecuts and a long, skinny strip.

Cut the remaining Budding Gladiola Stem pieces and the leaves from dark gray cardstock - leave the little pieces in the die so they'll be easy to identify and attach later.  Cut a narrow dark gray strip to create a longer stem - approximately ⅛" x 6-½".

Trim the pale peach Blush Collection 6x6 with the 1-⅜" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  The die is longer than the 6x6 - but diecutting eliminates measuring and wonky rectangles which are really noticeable on slimline cards.   Attach the spritzed stem to the rectangle.  Attach the dark gray pieces - except the one at the top - to create buds.  Add the narrow gray strip so it creates a stem that extends about ½" below the rectangle.  Add the dark gray piece at the top.  Attach the leaves.

Cut two sets of the Gladiola Floral Duo stamens and remove one section from one of the pairs.  Assemble the Gladiola Floral Duo blossoms - I like to attach the petals to a small scrap of cardstock for easy assembly and arrangement.

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Cut the Gladiola Plaid 6x6 with the same Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Attach the diecuts to a cream slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½") - use foam tape for the upper glossom.

Add a Thank You Foil Greetings Black Circle Tab.  It's a quick and easy way to complete a very detailed card!  These versatile heavyweight circle tabs are available in black/gold and white/gold - 36 tabs, 4 each of 9 typefaces.  

Thanks for visiting...have a wonderful weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

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04/23/2024

Tue 23

Whimsical Gladiola and Upcycled Offcuts by Jean Okimoto

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Remember those saved offcuts from the April 19th card shown at the left here?

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Use the purple rectangles and the reverse side of the lavender floral rectangles to create a birthday card with the new Whimsical Gladiola.  It's a day-after-Earth-Day paperscraps celebration!  Hi, Jean here with a design featuring the extra pieces from last Friday's design.

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Cut the petals and background stem (with the pointy top and two large petals near the bottom) from a lavender Twilight Purple Collection 6x6.  Cut the 4 big leaf sections and the other stem from a green 6x6 in the Leafy Collection.  

Highlight and add dimension to the accent diecuts by pressing them onto a clean VersaMark inkpad and - using tweezers - carefully heat-embossing them with detail clear powder.  They'll be glossy and slightly darker than their original colors - and there's no need to find the "right" ink colors for shading.

Assemble the gladiola - glue the green stem over the lavender stem - instant buds!  Then attach the other petals.

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Build the background with the extra offcuts from my previous card.  If you don't have those pieces, cut the Glimmering Gladiola 6x6 print and a dark purple Twilight Purple Collection 6x6 with the die from the Vintage Tray 3D Embossing Folder Set.

Attach the offcuts to a white A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼").  Add an instant greeting with a Happy Birthday Foil Greetings White Circle Tab.  Add a little more sparkle with green-gray Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones.  Cut an A6-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Here's a link for the Glimmering Gladiola 6x6 set - 

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https://www.memoryboxco.com/PP1028-Glimmering-Gladiola-6x6-pack_p_4181.html

Thanks for stopping by - see you on Friday!

Jeansignature-3

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04/22/2024

Mon 22

Budding Gladiola Stem Birthday
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I am sharing another super quick CAS (clean and simple) card today, but without the drama. 😂  It features the new Budding Gladiola Stem die from the current 2024 Gladiola release.

The Budding Gladiola Stem was die cut twice from red Blush and green Greenery color papers.  Ink blended the respective pieces with Lumberjack Plaid and Rustic Wilderness distress inks for dimension.  Glued the layers together to form the flowers and foliage.

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The white woodgrain background panel was scored at 3/4” intervals.   Added three gold cords across the panel, then adhered the flowers and foliage.  Attached the foiled circle greeting tab on top to finish.  

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That does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.

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