Power Poppy Rose & Chamomile Time to Celebrate Birthday Card

I loved the beautiful image from Power Poppy Rose & Chamomile Digital Stamp.  I knew it would make a beautiful card the moment I saw it and I was not disappointed.

I began by printing the image with a laser printer so that it could be colored using Copic Markers.  The colors of markers used were: RV13, RV14; V12, V15, V17; B23, B26; YG03, YG63, G46; G46; YG97.

Once the image was colored I die cut it using My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX.  To highlight the pink of the rose a Spellbinders Lacey Circle was cut from pink cardstock and the two were adhered together using Tombo Mono Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.  A smaller circle of Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was cut and adhered to the back of the focal image with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment from Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  To add interest and break the focal image from the sentiment a thin strip of pink cardstock was cut and adhered just above the sentiment and below the focal image.  Pink and purple sequins from Pretty Pink Posh Sugar Plum and Doodlebug Designs Lilac were adhered using Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Rose & Chamomile Digital Stamp
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Copic Markers: RV11, RV13, RV14; V12, V15, V17; B23, B26; YG03, YG63, G46; G46; YG97
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX
  • Spellbinders Lacey Circles
  • Doodlebug Designs Lilac and Pretty Pink Posh Sugar Plum Mix Sequins
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Pink Cardstock from Stash
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam

Power Poppy Ranunculus Birthday Card

There are a lot of ranunculus flower images out there right now, but I liked this one from Power Poppy.  I purchased the digital image and printed it on 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock with a laser printer.  This allowed me to color the image with Copic Markers without causing the lines to bleed.  The colors used are listed below.

Once the coloring was completed the image was die cut using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  A rectangle 1/8” larger was cut with my paper trimmer from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and the two were adhered together using Scor-Tape.  I have found this works best on the slick surface of mirror cardstock.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was adhered to the back of the focal image.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was adhered to the front using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment from Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings was stamped on Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Rangers Fine Detailed Gold Embossing Powder.  A scrap of adhesive fun foam was added to the back of the sentiment and then adhered to the front of the card with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  A few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold were adhered to the card front with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Ranunculus Digital Stamp
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Copic Markers: V15, V17; Y13, Y15, Y17; RV13, Y13; Y15; RV11, RV13, RV14; R20, R21, R22; YR04, YR07, R05; R05, R08, R11; YR12, YR14, YR15; G2G4, G46
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder

Power Poppy Magnolia Sympathy Card

This is another beautiful digital stamp from Power Poppy entitled Magnolia.  I love the pretty bouquet image and it turned out to be a lovely card.

I began by printing the image on 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock on a laser printer to ensure that the lines did not bleed when colored with Copic Markers.  The colors used were: V12, V15, V17, V91; Rv13, RV14; YG03, YG63; G43, G46; E55, E57.

Once the coloring was done the image was die cut using My Favorite Things Pierced Oval STAX. A rectangle from purple cardstock was cut using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and another 1/8” larger from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.  The two were adhered together with Scor-Tape.  A rectangle was cut from Darice Adhesive Fun Foam and adhered to the back of the rectangles.

The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings and was stamped just below the placement of the focal image with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The focal image oval was adhered to the purple rectangle with Tombo Mono Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive and then adhered to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins were adhered to the card front with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Magnolia Digital Stamp
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Copic Markers: V12, V15, V17, V91; Rv13, RV14; YG03, YG63; G43, G46; E55, E57
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Oval STAX
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Purple Cardstock from Stash
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder

Vintage Flowers Birthday Wishes

This is another card that I made with a flower set I had purchase long ago and not yet used.  I found the layering to be easy and the results from stamping all the images in multi colors made a bright and happy card.

I used mainly Altenew inks to stamp the images, with the exception of Gina K. Designs Wild Dandelion.  Once the images were stamped I die cut them with the matching dies.  To arrange the flowers I decided to use the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders die.  I love the scalloped edge.  I created a landscape A2 cardbase from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and used the border die to cut the bottom of the front panel.  Next I laid out the flowers to determine placement and then took a picture with my cell phone as a reminder of the layout I liked.  Doing this allowed me to determine where to stamp the sentiment from Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold, and Party in Hero Hues India Ink Black at the top of the card front.  I don’t use this beautiful “birthday” stamp often because it requires a landscape card to accommodate the size.  But it is a stunning sentiment and worked perfectly for this card.

The flowers and leaves were then adhered using a combination of Tombo Mono Multi Glue and 3M ½” Foam Tape.  I have seen a lot of people using black and white striped cardstock or washi tape to accent their cards and so I decided to use Life Style Crafts Shape ‘n Tape Black striped washi, adhering it to the bottom of the inside of the cardbase and loved the way it looked.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Vintage Flowers and Dies
  • Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold, and Party
  • Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders
  • Altenew Inks: Sunkissed/Orange/Autumn Blaze; Sea Glass/Ocean Waves/Dusk; Lavender Fields/Deep Iris/Midnight Violet; Coral Berry/Ruby Red/Jet Black; Warm Sunshine/Gina K. Designs Wild Dandelion; Frayed Leaf;Forest Glades/Evergreen
  • Zookwang Scor-Tape
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Life Style Crafts Shape ‘n Tape Black

Vintage Flowers: Heart Doily Happy Birthday Card

I purchased the La-La Crafts Border Heart Doily Die quite some time ago and had not yet used it.  I decided it would make a pretty accent to the top of a card.  It is not the same width as an A2 top folding card and so I decided to die cut a rectangle using Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles, but I didn’t like the way the doily looked when placed on top of the rectangle and so I cut down the rectangle so that the doily could be adhered to the top and still be the same height and liked it much better.

When I went to assemble the card I still felt it was missing something.  It was too plain and the pretty details of the doily weren’t standing out, so I cut a small rectangle of purple cardstock from my stash and adhered it to the top of an A2 top folding cardbase, made from 120# Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  I added Darice Adhesive Fun Foam behind the solid rectangle of the focal image and adhered it to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Happy. The word “happy” was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and the secondary sentiment was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black in the center of the focal image panel, but I still didn’t like the way the card looked.  So, I cut a thin strip of Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and adhered it over the seam, where the rectangle and doily met.  This was better, but it still needed something.  I had three purple flowers left over from making a card with Altenew Vintage Flowers and decided to add them to the top of the card, just under the center of the doily and finally liked the way the card had turned out.  To accent the strip of gold I used Stickles Tidings to the flower centers, added some sparkle and shine to the petals with Clear Wink of Stella and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Vintage Flowers and Dies
  • Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Happy
  • Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold, and Party
  • La-La Land Crafts Border Heart Doily Die
  • Altenew Inks: Lavender Fields/Deep Iris/Midnight Violet; Frayed Leaf/Forest Glades/Evergreen
  • Zookwang Scor-Tape
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Clear Wink of Stella

Vintage Flowers: Celebrate Your Special Day Birthday Card

I wanted to use the new orange inks from Altenew and decided to create a card with their Vintage Flowers and Dies.  I love the bright and colorful look of this card.

I began by stamping the images on 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock and then die cutting them with the matching dies.  It is quick and very easy to do, once you figure out how to align the layers.

To assemble the card I knew I wanted to use a background die to add interest behind the flowers.  I originally planned to remove all the cutouts from the Simon Says Stamp Triangle Pattern Die, but when I removed it from the Big Shot none of them popped out on their own.  I really liked the way it looked and decided to keep them all in place.  I immediately added some Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam to the back so solidify it as one piece.

I arranged the flowers so that I could determine placement of the sentiment, which is from My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings, and stamped it using the MISTI with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  The MISTI allowed me to stamp it a couple of times to get a crisp image on the uneven surface of the die cut panel.  The flowers and leaves were then adhered using both Tombo Mono Multi Glue and 3M ½” Foam Tape.

When I went to place it on a top folding A2 Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock I felt that it needed a little more pop of color and so I die cut a piece of orange cardstock 1/8” larger than the rectangle and adhered it to the back of the rectangle.  The focal rectangle was then adhered to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Orange and yellow sequins from Doodlebug Bumblebee and Tangerine, along with Pretty Pink Posh Marigold and Tangerine were scattered on the card front and adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte, and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Vintage Flowers and Dies
  • My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings
  • Simon Says Stamp Triangle Pattern Background Die
  • Altenew Inks: Sunkissed/Orange/Autumn Blaze; Sea Glass/Ocean Waves/Dusk; Frayed Leaf; Forest Glades/Evergreen
  • Zookwang Scor-Tape
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Doodlebug Bumblebee and Tangerine; Pretty Pink Posh Marigold and Tangerine Sequins

Altenew Smile More Birthday Card

There are so many wonderful flower stamp sets out there.  I really like the playful flowers in the Altenew Smile More set.  I was inspired by a Laura Bassen card and wanted to create a similar card but wanted my flowers standing in a field of flowers.

I started with a quarter sheet of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and ink blended my background using some Inkylicious Ink Duster Blending Brushes and Distress Inks Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn.  Once I was happy with the background it was time to begin stamping and coloring my images with Copic Markers.

I stamped on some 80# white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black.  The Copic Markers used were: Y13, Y15, Y17; YR12, YR14, YR16; V04, V06, V09; YG03, YG17, YG63; E55, E57, E59.  Once I was done coloring the flowers and leaves I die cut them with the matching dies.

For assembling my card I die cut the background using the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  I then cut a rectangle 1/8” larger with my paper cutter out of Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and adhered it to the back of the ink blended background with Zookwang Scor-Tape.  I have found with the lighter 80# cardstock you can sometimes see the glue lines if you use a liquid glue like Tombo Mono.  I arranged the flowers where I wanted them and then stamped the stems with Altenew Forest Glade.  The two side flowers and leaves were adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the center flower with 3M ½” Foam Tape. The focal image rectangle was then adhered to a landscape A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

The sentiment is from Technique Tuesdays Happy Die, which cuts both the word and an outline background.  The word was cut from a scrap of white cardstock and the background from a scrap of black cardstock.  The two were adhered together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then to the card front with the same glue.  The secondary sentiment is from Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold, and Party stamp set and was stamped under the die cut sentiment with Hero Hues India Ink Black.

As a finishing touch, adding dimension and shine, Stickles Cinnamon was added to the center of the flowers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Smile More Stamp and Dies
  • Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold, and Party
  • Technique Tuesday Say it Happy Die
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn
  • Altenew Ink Forest Glade
  • Copic Markers: Y13, Y15, Y17; YR12, YR14, YR16; V04, V06, V09; YG03, YG17, YG63; E55, E57, E59
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Stickles Cinnamon
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles

First Waltz Thinking of You Card

Penny Black has some beautiful stamp sets for 2017 that create watercolor images.  This one is called First Waltz.

I used my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color the stamp.  I placed a quarter sheet of Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper in the Mini MISTI, this allowed me to stamp the image several times to get the depth of color I desired.  I used the following colors: 027 Dark Pink, 024 Wine Red, 043 Oliver Green, 045 Pale Green.  I believe I stamped the image about four times.  Between each stamping I smoothed the color out with a #4 Silver Black Velvet Round Paint Brush.

After the stamped image was completely dry I scribbled some 036 Light Blue color on an acrylic block and picked it up with a wet paint brush and added a light blue wash to the focal image.  Once it was dry I die cut the focal image with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  I cut Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam with the same die and used my scissors to trim off 1/8” so that it would be smaller than the panel.  I peeled the protective covering from the adhesive side of the fun foam and adhered it to the back of the focal image panel.

The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted’s Fancy Sayings and was stamped using the MISTI with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  This allowed me to stamp multiple times to get a clear impression on the watercolor cardstock.

A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image panel was adhered to the front with Zookwang Scor-Tape.  As a finishing touch sequins from Pretty Pink Posh Sweetheart Mix were scattered on the card front and adhered using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black First Waltz
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 027 Dark Pink, 024 Wine Red, 043 Oliver Green, 045 Pale Green
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Pretty Pink Posh Sweetheart Mix
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Scor-Tape
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Magnolia Rhapsody Birthday Card

This is another stamp set from Penny Black that gives a beautiful watercolor image called Magnolia Rhapsody.

I decided that the easiest way to get the watercolored look I wanted was to use my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers, scribbling the color directly to the stamp.  I placed a quarter sheet of Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper in the Mini MISTI, this allowed me to stamp the image several times to get the depth of color I desired.  I used the following colors: 021 Light Carmine, 044 Deep Green, 062 Dark Brown.  I stamped the image multiple times to get the intensity desired.  Between each stamping I smoothed the color out with a #4 Silver Black Velvet Round Paint Brush. The last time I stamped the image I did not add additional water but left it as stamped to get defined shadows and highlights.

After the stamped image was completely dry I scribbled some 036 Light Blue color on an acrylic block and picked it up with a wet paint brush to add a light blue wash to the focal image.  Once it was dry I die cut the focal image with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  I cut Darice Adhesive Fun Foam with the same die and used my scissors to trim off 1/8” so that it would be smaller than the panel.  I peeled the protective covering from the adhesive side of the fun foam and adhered it to the back of the focal image panel.

The sentiment is from Penny Black’s Happy Thoughts and was stamped using the MISTI with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  This allowed me to stamp multiple times to get a clear impression on the watercolor cardstock.

A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image panel was adhered to the front with Zookwang Scor-Tape.  Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh Sweetheart Mix were scattered on the card front and adhered using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

PRODUCT USED:

  • Penny Black Magnolia Rhapsody Stamp Set
  • Penny Black Happy Thoughts Stamp Set
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 021 Light Carmine, 044 Deep Green, 062 Dark Brown
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Pretty Pink Posh Sweetheart Mix
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Scor-Tape
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Penny Black Peony Flowers Wish Big Birthday Card

Some of the new stamps from Penny Black this year make beautiful watercolor cards.  This image from the Peony Flowers stamp is one of them.

Since I would be watercoloring the image I used Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper and placed a fourth of a sheet in my MISTI so that I could do multiple stamping to get the look I desired.  I used my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color the image, using two colors of red and green for variations in colors, see list below.   I stamped the image four times before I was able to obtain the intensity and clarity that I desired.  Between each stamping I used a Number 2 Round Black Velvet Silver Brush to smooth and blend some of the stamping and then I dried the image with a heat gun to ensure that the image remained crisp.

I got a smear of orange on the bottom of the paper and so I decided to use the splatter technique to add some drops of color to the card and disguise the smeared area.  This is the first time I’ve used this technique and it worked perfectly.

Once I was happy with the image I put the panel into the MISTI again to stamp the sentiment.  I feel this is particularly important when you are stamping on the rough surface of watercolor paper to get a crisp, clear image.  The sentiment is from Amy R’s Great Birthday Greetings.

When the panel was completely dry I ran it through the Sizzix Big Shot with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  I then cut a rectangle from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock 1/8″ larger than the rectangle and adhered it to the back of the focal image with 1″ Be Creative Tape.  A rectangle of Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was cut with the rectangle die and adhered to the back of the focal image panel, which was then adhered to the front of an A2 Top Folding Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Penny Black Peony Flowers
  • Amy R Great Birthday Greetings
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 023 Scarlet Red, 020 Red, 040 Green, 043 Olive Green
  • Be Creative Tape
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Green Cardstock from Stash
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Be Creative Tape