Everything Wonderful Watercolor Birthday

It is amazing how different a card looks depending on the type of embossing you use. For this card I used white embossing powder, which gives a soft look to the image.

The image was stamped with VersaMark Ink onto watercolor cardstock and heat embossed. It was colored using the Karin Brushmarkers, this time using pink colors, with accents of yellow and purple. Once it was dry it was die cut using the coordinating die.

I die cut a a decorative rectangle using the Memory Box Matinee Rectangle and adhered it to a top folding A2 cardbase with dotliner adhesive.

For this card I decided to turn the image I wondered what the flower bouquet would look like if I adhered it in portrait format and really liked it. I laid it on the card front to determine where to stamp the sentiment, then adhered the flowers using foam squares.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Honey Bee Stamps Everything Wonderful
  • Penny Black Carefree Wishes
  • Versa Mark Ink
  • Ranger White Embossing Powder
  • Karin Brushmarkers: 375 Cerise, 170 Magenta Red, 358 Red Lilac, 247 Pale Violet, 264 Artic Blue, 253 Grass, 210 Apple, 166 Canary, 357 Pale Orange
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Memory Box Matinee Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Everything Wonderful Watercolor Hello

I love this flower spray from Honey Bee. It makes gorgeous cards. I stamped it on Canson XL Watercolor Paper with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it gold. It looks lovely against the orange and red colors of the flowers. I colored the image with Karin Brushmarkers. Once the watercolor was dry the image was die cut using the coordinating dies.

For some visual interest behind the flower I die cut a panel of Neena Classic Crest 80# Cardstock with a stitched rectangle die and then dry embossed it with the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder. It was adhered a side folding cardbase with dotliner adhesive. The flower bouquet was adhered using foam squares for dimension.

The sentiment is Honey Bee’s Hello. It was die cut from gold mirror cardstock and sticky back foam. The two were adhered together. I find it much easier to line things up if I leave the foam die cut in place, remove the backing, and place the gold die cut on top. I cut away the foam from the places of the sentiment that would rest on the flower arrangement and then adhered it with liquid glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Honey Bee Stamps Everything Wonderful
  • Honey Bee Hello Die
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Karin Brushmarkers: 092 Fire Red, 195 Amber; 170 Magenta Red, 209 Red/ 197 Plum, 105 Henna; 357 Pale Orange, 283 Gold; 281 Olive Green, 071 Lime Green
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Perfectly Perfect Watercolor Birthday

I love Altenew’s flower stamps. They make such lovely cards. I pulled out the Perfectly Perfect Set and stamped them on watercolor paper with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed them gold.

I know there are not a lot of blue flowers in nature, but in the crafting world you can make a flower any color you want. I used a pretty Cyan color from the Karin Brushmarkers to color the flowers and a couple of greens for the leaves. Once they were dry I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I decided to add some visual interest by cutting a scalloped rectangle to adhere the flowers to. I laid them out where I wanted them and then determined where I wanted and took a picture so I could place them again in the same layout after I stamped the sentiment.

I adhered the leaves and two back flowers directly to the scalloped rectangle with liquid glue and then adhered the top flower with foam squares. The scalloped rectangle was adhered to a side folding cardbase using Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Perfectly Perfect
  • Penny Black Carefree Wishes
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Karin Brushmarkers: 207 Cyan, 228 Lush Green, 281 Olive Green
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

All the Cupcakes Watercolor Birthday

I recently purchased the new My Favorite Things All the Cupcakes stamp and die. For this card I decided to use all the images to create my own background paper. I stamped the cupcakes with Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink because it is watercolor safe. I then used my new Karin Brushmarker Pros to color them.

Once the watercolor was done I cut down the panel using a stitched rectangle and then matted it with black cardstock. The sentiment was stamped on black cardstock and heat embossed white and then cut into a rectangle and adhered to the bottom of the card front with foam tape.

The final embellishment to the card was to scatter assorted colored gems around the cupcakes. A quick and easy card to create.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things All the Cupcakes
  • My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger White Embossing Powder
  • Karin Brushmarkers: 375 Cerise, 195 Amber, 357 Pale Orange, 372 Rosewood, 552 Ochre, 172 Blush, 216 Almond, 168 Rose Pink, 359 Magenta, 189 Sapphire Blue, 181 Lipstick Red, 358 Red Lilac, 688 Violet Blue, 207 Cyan, 045 Royal Blue, 281 Olive Green, 174 Sandstone, 105 henna, 074 Sepia
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Paper Studio Assorted Adhesive Gems

Lined Flowers Watercolor Birthday

I recently purchased the My Favorite Things Loosely Lined Flowers Background stamp and decided to use my new Karin Brushmarker Pro to color it.

I stamped it on Canson XL Watercolor Paper with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it gold. I tried couple of way to add the color to the flowers. First I added the color directly to the base of the petal and then added water, starting at the edge of the petal and moving down to the center and letting the color spread through the water. The second way I tried was to add water to the petal first and then add a little bit of color to the base of the petal and let it spread. Both ways worked well. You get a lot of shadow and depth with these markers, and you can fade them out to a light color at the tips of the petals using only one color.

I decided to add a very dark green background to these flowers. I was impressed with out deep of a color you can get with these markers. I think the dark color really lets the flowers pop on the page.

Once the watercolor was dry I cut down the panel with a stitched rectangle and adhered it to a white cardbase with liquid glue.

I used the Simon Says Stamp Birthday Word Mix 1 stamp for the sentiment, stamping it with VersaMark and heat embossing it gold, then using the matching die to cut it out and adhering it to the lower right of the card front with foam tape.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Loosely Lined Flowers Background
  • Simon Says Stamp Birthday Word Mix 1
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Karin Brushmarkers: 281 Olive Green, 210 Apple; 377 Ocean Teal, 253 Grass; 297 Curry, 071 Lime Green; 168 Rose Pink, 201 Skin 2; 195 Amber, 209 Red; 247 Pale Violet, 226 Lilac; 228 Lush Green
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Floral Fantasy Watercolor Birthday

I recently purchased the Karin Brushmarkers Pro set and decided to give them a try. We are currently traveling in our fifth wheel across the United States and I brought only a few of my stamps with me. I decided to use this new background stamp from My Favorite Things. I stamped on Canson XL Watercolor Paper with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.

I found the Karin Brushmarkers very easy to use and very vibrant in hue. You can soften the color by scribbling the markers on a palette and then picking them up with a brush, but overall I really enjoyed using them.

Once the watercolor was dry I used a stitched rectangle to cut down the watercolored panel and adhered it directly to a top folding A2 white cardbase with liquid glue.

The sentiment is from the My Favorite Things Birthday word Mix 1. It was stamped on Neena Classic Crest 80# Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed gold. I used the matching die to cut out the sentiment, added some foam tape to the back and adhered to the lower right of the card front.

Taking pictures on the road has proved a little challenging. I hope you can see the vibrant colors you get with these markers.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Floral Fantasy Background
  • Simon Says Stamp Birthday Word Mix 1
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Karin Brushmarkers: 358 Red Lilac, 197 Plum 688 Violet Blue; 207 Cyan, 254 Artic; 375 Cerise; 228 Lush Green; 552 Ochre; 228 Lush Green (Background)
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Modern Floral Wishing You Joy Today Take II

When I saw this stamp set from Pink Fresh Studio I knew it would make some awesome card. I used Jennifer McGuire’s technique and die cut multiple images from white cardstock. Then I used one of the rectangles with the negative openings and placed a die cut in the opening and stamped it with the colors desired. This way you don’t have to realign the layers every time, only once, cleaning the stamp well between different colors. It went very quickly.

For this card I used pink flowers and create a bouquet with a ribbon bow. I die cut a scalloped rectangle and added the flowers and leaves. A ribbon was made from white organza ribbon an d adhered at the bottom of the bouquet. Sticky back foam was added to the back of the rectangle and it was adhered to a top folding cardbase with liquid glue.

The sentiment was stamped on black cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. It was cut using Pink and Main Sentiment Strip that has double flag ends. It was adhered using foam tape.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pink Fresh Studio Modern Layered Florals
  • Altenew Inks: Baby Pink, Fuchsia, Fresh Leaf, Lime
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • Darice Thin Foam Strips
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Dandelion Yellow
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Pink & Main Sentiment Strip
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • White Organza Ribbon
  • Winnie & Walter Sequin Mix

Modern Floral Wishing You Joy Today

When I saw this stamp set from Pink Fresh Studio I knew it would make some awesome card. I used Jennifer McGuire’s technique and die cut multiple images from white cardstock. Then I used one of the rectangles with the negative openings and placed a die cut in the opening and stamped it with the colors desired. This way you don’t have to realign the layers every time, only once, cleaning the stamp well between different colors. It went very quickly.

To add some visual interest I die cut a rectangle using a Memory Box Matinee Rectangle.

For this card I used coral colors for my flowers. I arrangement them in a mirror of one another and added a sentiment in between.

The final embellishment was to add some clear droplets around the flower bouquet.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pink Fresh Studio Modern Layered Florals
  • Altenew Inks: Sunkissed, Orange Cream, Rouge, Crimson, Moss, Parrot
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Stampin’ Up Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder
  • Memory Box Matinee Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Dandelion Yellow
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Honey Bee Sentiment Banner
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplet

Modern Floral Sending Big Hugs

When I saw this stamp set from Pink Fresh Studio I knew it would make some awesome card. I used Jennifer McGuire’s technique and die cut multiple images from white cardstock. Then I used one of the rectangles with the negative openings and placed a die cut in the opening and stamped it with the colors desired. This way you don’t have to realign the layers every time, only once, cleaning the stamp well between different colors. It went very quickly.

Once the stamping was done you have a lot of flowers and leaves to begin creating cards. For this card I used blue and yellow flowers, which is always a pretty combination, and arranged them so that I could have a circle sentiment in the middle.

I went through my stamps and found a sentiment I liked, stamped it on white cardstock, and then die cut it using a scalloped circle die. It was adhered in the middle of the flower arrangement with sticky back foam.

The final embellishment was to scatter a few matching sequins around the flower arrangement.

Below is another card I used with the same color combination in a little bit different layout.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pink Fresh Studio Modern Layered Florals
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Scripty Greetings/Gina K. Designs Massive Messages
  • Altenew Inks: Honey Drizzle, Maple Yellow, Sea Breeze, Turquoise, Tide Blue, Fresh Leaf, Lime
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Stampin’ Up Basket Weave 3D Embossing Folder
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Large
  • My Favorite Things Mini Scalloped Circle STAX
  • Hero Arts Circle Infinity Dies
  • Ranger Gold Stickles
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Pretty Pink Posh Tuitti Fruiti, Share Kindness Sequin Mixes

Back On Your Feet Get Well Wishes

I have a friend who was recently undergoing some surgery and I wanted to send her a card. She is a quilter and when I saw this cute turtle snuggled under a patchwork quilt I thought it would be perfect for her.

Since this is a digital image I printed it with my laser printer. This ensures that the lines do not bleed when you color with Copic Markers.

Once the coloring was complete I cut it out using the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo Software.

I went through my stash of cardstock and found an orange that matched the color of the quilt. I die cut a rectangle using a stitched rectangle die. I also cut thin strips from some scraps of orange and white patterned paper.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the orange rectangle, which was then adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase. The patterned paper strips were added with dotliner adhesive.

The sentiment is from Stampin’ Up’s Back On Your Feet. It was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape was added to the back of the die cut image which was then adhered to the front of the orange rectangle.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • KLM Designs Sick Turtle
  • Stampin’ Up Back On Your Feet
  • Copic Markers: YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91; YG63, YG61, YG01, YG91; YR04, YR14, YR12; Y26, Y08, Y06, Y04; N2, N1
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Scraps of lined cardstock for strips
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Orange Cardstock from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape