POWER POPPY TULIPS IN A HOBNAIL PITCHER BIRTHDAY WISH

I watched a video from Splitcoast Stampers entitled Palette Blending.  The image that was used in the video was a printed image from Power Poppy.  After watching the video I went to the Power Poppy website and downloaded several images.  This card uses Tulips in a Hobnail Pitcher.  One thing I really like about digital images is you can size them to whatever you desire.  You want to be sure that you print the image with ink that is compatible with your medium. Since I was going to watercolor the image I printed it with my small HP LaserJet printer on Bristol Smooth Cardstock.

00262I used my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Markers.  This is the first time I used this paper for watercoloring, and I found that it really holds the color of the marker, so the tulip a very vibrant in hue.  The colors used are listed below.  Once the watercolored image was dry I ran it through the Sizzix Big Shot with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  I then stamped the sentiment from Amy R. Great Birthday Greetings in the lower right with Hero Hues Black ink.  To add dimension I added Darice Adhesive White Fun Foam to the back of the image rectangle and then glued it to a top folding A2 card, made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

REFERENCE VIDEO:

PRODUCTS USED

  • Power Poppy Tulips in a Hobnail Pitcher
  • Amy R Great Birthday Greetings
  • Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Markers: 025 Pink; 041 Light Green; 043 Olive Green; 092 Blue Gray; 094 Gray Brown; 031 Cobalt Blue
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes

SUNBATHING FLOWERS HAPPY BIRTHDAY

The outline for the Hampton At Outlines Sunbathing was cut with the Silhouette Cameo and then stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink for Copic coloring.   Markers used are listed below.

00260Originally I planned to adhere the flower image to a white rectangle, cut with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes die, embossed with the Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder, but it just didn’t stand out.  So a smaller rectangle was cut from green cardstock with the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangle die.  This allowed the focal image to pop off the page.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts Happy Stamp and Cut and was die cut from both gold glitter cardstock and green cardstock.  They were glue offset with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and adhered to the front of the focal image.  The focal image was adhered to the green rectangle using 3M ½” Foam Tape.  The white polka dot rectangle was adhered to side folding A2 card, cut to 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼” with some Darice Adhesive Fun Foam and the card was done.

PRODUCT USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Hero Arts Happy Stamp and Cut
  • Hampton Art Outlines Sunbathing
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangle
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Copic Markers: YR14/RY16/YR18; R14/R17; V22/V25; B32/B34/B37; V15/V17; RV13/RV14; R21/R22; BG15/BG18; Y06/Y08/Y15; B000; C2/C3
  • Gold Glitter Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Cardstock
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue

DAISY FLOWERS HAPPY BIRTHDAY

The outline for the Stampendous Daisy Thank stamp set was cut with the Silhouette Cameo and then stamped with Memento Toffee Crunch for some Copic no line coloring.  Colors used are listed below.  A rectangle of Gina K. Design 120# White Cardstock was cut with Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles and then run through the Sizzix Big Shot with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder.

00259The Sentiment is from Hot Off the Press Birthday Greetings stamp.  It was stamped with VersaMark Ink to the front of a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”.  Stampendous Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder was sprinkled on the sentiment and heat set with the Marvy Embossing Tool.

The daisy image was adhered to the Basketweave rectangle with 3M ½” Foam Tape.  Some sparkle was added to the flowers with Clear Wink of Stella.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was added to the back of the rectangle and then adhered to front of the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Stampendous Daisy Thanks
  • Hot Off the Press Birthday Greetings
  • Stampendous Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder
  • ZING Chestnut Embossing Powder
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Memento Desert Sand Ink
  • Copic Markers: R22/R24/R27; RV11/RV13/RV14; Y13/Y15/Y17; E55/E57/E59/E77; G94/G99
  • Ranger Cinnamon Stickles
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Clear Wink of Stella

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOUQUET

The outline for the Stampendous Birch Bouquet was cut with the Silhouette Cameo and then stamped with Memento Toffee Crunch for some Copic no line coloring.  The following colors were used: R24/R27/R29; Y06/Y08/Y15; E55/E57/E59/E31; V22/V23; G94/YG61/G99; BG000.  Clear Wink of Stella was used to add sparkle to all of the flowers.  For some added dimension Purple and Gold Stickles were used for the center of some of the flowers.

00258A rectangle of Gina K. Designs 120# Red Cardstock was die cut with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  A rectangle was cut from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock using Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  The sentiment was stamped to the bottom and then run through the Sizzix Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Embossing Oxford Folder.  The two rectangles were adhered together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.   The basket image was adhered to the white rectangle with 3M ½” Foam Tape.  The red rectangle was adhered with 3M ½” Foam Tape to a Gina K. Design 120# White Cardstock, cut to 4 ¼” x 11” x scored at 5 ½”.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Stampendous Birch Bouquet
  • Hero Arts Messages with a Flourish
  • Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Oxford
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • SSS Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Copic Markers: R24/R27/R29; Y06/Y08/Y15; E55/E57/E59/E31; V22/V23; G94/YG61/G99; BG000
  • Purple and Gold Stickles
  • Clear Wink of Stella

MASCULINE HELLO

I’ve mentioned before that I create welcome cards for people who move into my church.  Well this last month there were several single guys that I needed to make cards for.  I always find it challenging to make masculine cards.  In my stash of cardstock I found this beautiful paper from the Craft Smith Indigo Gold Paper pack.  The following three cards were made from this paper.

00253wI cut the patterned paper with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes, but I it through a second time to make it narrower.  This allowed room for a strip of mirror gold cardstock on the left, which was cut with the same die to have the stitching on the edges.  The strip of gold mirror cardstock was adhered directly to a top folding cardbase, made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”.  The diagonal striped paper was adhered using some Creative Hands Peel and Stick Foam Sheets, cut just smaller than the panel, with Tombo Mono Multi Glue added to the back.  The sentiment was from the Hero Arts Hello stamp set and was cut from gold mirror cardstock and an additional three more times out of navy cardstock.  Each were glued together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then adhered to the bottom right of the card, and the third card was done.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Craft Smith Indigo Gold Paper Pack
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Hero Arts Hello
  • VersaMark Pen
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes (cut twice to make narrower)
  • Creative Hands Peel and Stick Foam Sheets

00251wThis card was very simple, I cut the gold and navy cardstock with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  I then cut a 1 ½” strip of cardstock from matching navy cardstock from the paper pack and stamped the welcome from Hero Arts Little One with VersaMark Ink and embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The rectangle was adhered with 3M ½” Foam Tape to a Gina K. Design 120# White Cardstock, cut to 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½” and the card was done.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Craft Smith Indigo Gold Paper Pack
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • SSS Bundles of Stitched Shapes
  • Hero Arts Little One
  • Creative Hands Peel and Stick Foam Sheets

00252wThis last card was made from the same paper pack.  I cut the patterned paper with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  This time I hand cut some of the hexagon and added dimension with 3M ½” Foam Tape.  I used a VersaMark Marker Pen to add circles to the center of the hand cut hexagons and added Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I randomly placed them on the patterned paper using 3M ½” Foam Tape.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts Hello and cut from gold mirror cardstock and again three more times out of white cardstock.  Each hello was glued together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then adhered to the bottom right of the card and the second card was done.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Craft Smith Indigo Gold Paper Pack
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Hero Arts Hello
  • VersaMark Pen
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Creative Hands Peel and Stick Foam Sheets

 

HELLO BOUQUET

This card was created using Silhouette Cameo Outline Cutouts for Simon Says Stamp Handwritten Floral Greetings.  The large flower and leaves were colored with Copic Markers Y06, Y19, Y38 / G43, G94.  The smaller flowers were stamped with the Altenew inks listed below.

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The cardbase is from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”.  It was then run through the Sizzix Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder.  To frame the flowers a circle was cut from the same cardstock with a Spellbinders Large Circle die, and a yellow scalloped circle was also cut from Spellbinder Large Scalloped Circle die.  The two circle dies were adhered together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The flowers were arranged to determine the desired placement for the sentiment, which is from the Inky Antics Rose stamp set.  Before stamping the sentiment the flower arrangement was removed using Press and Seal, as shown in a video from Jennifer McGuire.  This keeps the flowers in the arrangement you had determined, rather than taking a photo and having to arrange them again.  The sentiment was stamped with Hero Hues Black.  The flower arrangement was turned over and Tombo Mono Multi Glue was added to the flowers at the back and then adhered to the circle dies.  A few of the top flowers were some given added dimension with 3M ½” Foam Tape.  Some of the flowers were then embellished with gold rhinestones.  The yellow scalloped circle was placed on the cardbase with 3M ½” Foam Tape and the card was done.

SUPPLIES USED

  • Inky Antics Rose (Sentiment)
  • Spellbinders Large Circle and Scallop Dies (#2)
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • Ink: Altenew Coral Berry, Cotton Candy, Ocean waves, Forest Glade, Frayed Leaf, Warm Sunshine, Lavender Fields; Memento Tuxedo Black; Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Copic Markers: Y06, Y19, Y38; G43, G94
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gold Rhinestones

HAPPY-HAPPY-HAPPY BIRTHDAY

This card was made with several outline images from my Silhouette Cameo using Penny Black Big Wish Stamp set.  The images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with the Copic Markers listed below.

00256A rectangle was cut with Memory Box Stitched Rectangles from some blue cardstock I had in my stash.  I then cut a second rectangle from Gina K. Designs 80# white cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot twice to make it slightly smaller, then I used the Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  The two rectangles were adhered together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then adhered to a top folding cardbase from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 4 ¼” x 11”  and scored 5 ½” with 3M ½” and Foam Tape.

The focal images were adhered to the front of the white rectangle with 3M ½” Foam Tape.  I didn’t like were the cat was placed and so I stamped a present box from Clearly Besotted It’s Your Birthday Stamp with Memento Danube Blue and filled in the polka dots with Copic Y08.  This was a cute perch for the cat to sit on and I like that much better.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Penny Black Big Wish Stamp (Cut with Silhouette)
  • MFT Celebrate You Sentiment Stamp (top line only)
  • Clearly Besotted It’s Your Birthday Stamp (present for cat to sit on)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink; Danube Blue for Present; Altenew Sapphire for Sentiment
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder
  • Memory Box Stitched Rectangles (largest run through twice to make smaller)
  • Copic Markers: B32, B34, B37 (Hat, Dress, Butterfly); Y02, Y06, Y08 (Balloon, Butterfly, Dots on Flowers, Present, Hat); RV 14, RV11 (Flower, Butterfly Antennae); E000, E00, E01, R20 (Skin); E50, E31, E25 (Hair); Y23, YR23, YR24, E49 (Cat); G24, G28 (Cat’s Hat)

HAVE A LOVELY BIRTHDAY

This is another image that I stamped on an outline cutout from my Silhouette Cameo software using my MISTI, with a little repositionable tape on the back of the outline to hold it in place.  I used Memento Tuxedo Black for ink, since it is Copic friendly and then I colored the image using the Copic Marker colors listed below.

00255I die cut a circle using My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX dies and then run it through my Sizzix Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  I found some matching peach cardstock in my stash and cut it using the Avery Elle Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  I prepared the bottom of the rectangle with my Embossing Buddy to ensure the embossing powder would only stick where I wanted it to and stamped the sentiment from My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings Sentiment stamp with VersaMark Ink and then sprinkles some Recollections Snow Embossing Powder and heat set it with my Marvy Embossing Tool.

I created a card base from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cutting it to 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”.  I adhered the peach rectangle using Tombo Mono Multi Glue, which gives you a little time to position it perfectly on the cardbase.  The focal image was adhered to the circle die cut with 3M ½” Foam Tape, and then the circle was adhered to the peach rectangle with some more 3M ½” Foam Tape and the card was done.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Penny Black Big Wish Stamp (Cut with Silhouette)
  • MFT Birthday Greetings Sentiment Stamp
  • MFT Big Birthday Greetings (Inside)
  • Copic Markers: E55, E59 (Frosting); E77, E59, E57 (Hair); E00, R00 (Skin); R20, R21, R22 (Dress, Cake, Bows); Y02, Y08 (Flames)
  • Recollections Snow Embossing Powder
  • Peach Cardstock (in stash)
  • MFT Pierced Circle STAX
  • Avery Elle Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • K. Success Stamp-a-ma-jig
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRINCESS WITH SILHOUETTE CAMEO CUTOUTS

I really like the look of an image cut out with matching dies, but I have a lot of stamps that don’t have any dies available, so I decided to use my Silhouette Cameo to create cut files for these stamp sets.  The method for creating these files is as follows:

  1. I Stamped the image on white cardstock using a dark black ink, I used Hero Hues Black
  2. I scanned the image with my multi use scanner and saved it as a .jpg image
  3. I started my Silhouette Studio software and opened the .jpg image
  4. I used the Trace Window to trace around the image – be sure to turn off High Pass Filter – I used a Threshold between 80-90% and selected trace outer edge
  5. The image will now have a red cut line around it – You can now delete the .jpg image leaving only the cut lines, or you can leave it, whichever you prefer, but be sure that you have selected the cut image and open the Offset Window. Once you select offset the default is .125, but that is too large, I change the offset to be .035.  Sometimes I may have a slightly larger offset (.045) to capture other embellishments that are part of the image, such as the stars and confetti that were part of the image above.
  6. Delete the inside smaller cut image, leaving behind only the offset cut image and send it to your cameo for cutting – Be sure and use Copic Friendly paper, I used Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and to conserve paper I filled the page with multiple images.

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If the image has embellishments some of them may not join together when you offset.  Sometimes, if necessary you can double click on the cut image and the Point Editing Window will open.  You can zoom into the image to see individual points that are created for cut the image.  You can use this tool to delete some of the points to ensure that small items like a star or confetti are joined to the cut image, or to eliminate little areas that have been selected to cut that would just tear your paper they are so small.  You can also use the erase tool to get rid of these extra embellishments to the image.  You could leave them, but I don’t think you want to try and line up small cutouts of extra confetti when it is part of one stamp.  When working with these cut files keep in mind that once you erase something from the cut image the Point Editing Tool will no longer work.   I have found that, while a little time consuming, deleting the points works best.  There are good instruction videos on YouTube that can help if you have questions, or send me an email and I’ll try and walk you through it.

For this card I cut the outline for Penny Black Big Wish Stamp set from Gina K. Designs 80# Cardstock.  This is a clear photopolymer stamp and so I used a little removable adhesive to the back of the cut file and placed it in my MISTI, aligned the matching stamp, and used Copic Friendly Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  If I am working with a rubber stamp I use a stamp positioner (I have the stamp-a-ma-jig) to ensure proper alignment.

Once the image was stamped I used Copic Markers to color the image, colors are listed below.  I die cut a Sizzix Rounded Tag from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and adhered the focal image in the center with 3M ½” Foam Tape.  I then cut a larger Sizzix Rounded Tag from matching pink cardstock I had in my stash and stamped the top line only from MFT Celebrate You Sentiment Stamp set with VersaMark Ink and embossed it with Recollections Snow Detailed White Embossing Powder and heat set it with my Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.

I wanted the cardbase to match the arch of the Sizzix Tag, but I didn’t have a die in the size that was needed.  I took some Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and cut it to 4 ¼” x 11” and scored it at 5 ½” to create a top folding A2 size cardbase.  I used the Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder on the front of the cardbase and then fussy cut a matching arch.  The focal image was adhered to the front of the cardbase with 3M ½” Foam Tape and the card was complete.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Penny Black Big Wish Stamp (Cut with Silhouette)
  • MFT Celebrate You Sentiment Stamp (top line only)
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder
  • Sizzix Rounded Tags Die
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Copic Markers: YR21, E97, E99 (Hair); G20, G21, G24, G28 (Present and Cupcake Wrapper); Y02, Y06, Y08, Y15, Y19 (Ribbons and Stars); YR23, Y19 (Crown); E000, E00, E01 (Skin); RV10, RV11, RV13, RV14 (Dress, Present, Cupcake, Bow); RV29, RV13 (Cherry)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

This cute image is from C. C. designs Heidi Among the Flower stamp set.  I prepared some Canson 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper with an anti-static pad and stamped the image with VersaMark Ink.  I then used Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and heat set it with my Marvy Embossing Tool.  Using an anti-static pad ensure that the embossing powder only sticks to the VersaMark Ink and give you a crisp impression.

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I enjoy using watercolor.  I think it is must faster than coloring with Copic Markers, and I like the variation in colors that can be achieve by mixing different colors.  I used Winsor & Newton Lightweight Sketchers’ Box Half Pan Set of 24.  Once the watercolor was dry I die cut the image using Avery Elle Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  I then stamped the sentiment from Avery Elle Cake and Candles Sentiment stamp set with VersaMark Ink and covered it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and heat set it with my embossing tool.  I cut a slightly larger piece of gold glitter cardstock and adhered the two together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue, which give you a little bit of time to  adjust for a perfect, even border.

The cardbase is made with Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”.  I adhered the focal image using Darice White Adhesive Fun Foam and applied it to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was complete.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • C. Designs Heidi Among the Flowers Stamp
  • Avery Elle Cake and Candles Sentiment Stamp
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Gold Glitter Cardstock
  • Avery Elle Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Winsor & Newton Lightweight Sketchers Box Half Pan Set of 24