Celebrate You Green Monochromatic Birthday

Monochromatic cards have a very clean and simple design.  For this card I used My Favorite Things Make a Wish stamp set using Gina K. Designs Grass Ink.  It technically isn’t monochromatic since the candles are stamped yellow, but what are candles without a yellow/orange flame?

I love the look of a lot of white space on a card.  This simple image makes it very easy to create a clean and simple card.

Products Used:

  • My Favorite Things Make a Wish
  • Neat and Tangled Celebrate
  • Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold, and Party
  • Gina K. Designs Ink: Grass, Sweet Corn, Wild Dandelion
  • Copic Markers: R24, R22, R20
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Green Cardstock from Scraps
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Three Cupcakes Happy Birthday

Even masculine cards can have a elegant feel to them.  I think adding gold embossing and mirror cardstock with a lot of white space give a clean and simple, yet classic feel.

The image was stamped onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  It was colored using Copic Markers (listed below).  Once the coloring was done it was run through the Big Shot with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.  Gold Mirror Cardstock was added to the back and Darice Sticky Back Foam was used to create dimension.

The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy stamp and die and was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The focal image was adhered to the front of a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

Products Used:

  • Whimsy Stamps Cupcake Treat Trio
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Memento Tuxedo Black
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers: BG18, BG15, BG13, B13; G24, G94, G21; Y19, Y35, Y15; E55, E31, E51
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gold Stickles
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Eat Cake Birthday Card

When I am creating masculine birthday cards I try and find neutral images, cupcakes, cakes, balloons, candles, and manly images.  Who doesn’t like cupcakes for their birthday.  I really like the color palette used for this card and once I was done stamping I rummaged through my patterned paper and found the perfect match.

I stamped the images with Gina K. Designs ink onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.  Once the stamping was done I found the perfect paper in Lawn Fawn’s Perfectly Plaid Chill 6 x 6 paper pack.

Products Used:

  • CZ Designs Birthday Palooza
  • Avery Elle Cupcakes
  • Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Chill Petite Paper Pack
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Sweet Corn, Blue Lagoon, Turquoise Sea
  • Memento Tuxedo Back
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

The More Candles the Bigger the Wish Birthday Card

The Online Card Class Introduction to Color Theory has not only changed how I watercolor, but it has changed how I select colors for inks and Copic Markers.  This card uses analogous colors, which are side by side on a color wheel.  Once you understand the theory you can see how it is used in patterned papers, which inspire a color palette for a card.  I must have been in a blue, green, yellow mood because a lot of my cards lately have used this color scheme.

This is a digital image from Power Poppy that was printed and then cut using the Silhouette Cameo.  Copic Markers were used to color the image and 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back for dimension.

Products used were:

  • Power Poppy Layer Cake
  • Technique Tuesday Many Candles
  • Impression Obsession Small Candle Block
  • Copic Markers: BG15, BG13, BG11; G24, G21; Y26, Y23, Y21; C4, C2, C1, C0
  • Gina Designs Ink: Sweet Corn, Applemint, Turquoise Sea
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Plaid Patterns 6” x 6” Paper Pack
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

 

 

 

Primary Colors Sketched Flowers Amazing Card

I look at colors different since taking the Online Card Class Introduction to Color Theory.  I understand how to create my own colors from just the three primary colors and how to make different color tints and shades.  It has been a complete eye opener in how I watercolor images.  This card uses the three primary colors with different blends and tints.

So many beautiful shade from three tubes of watercolors, Cerulean Blue, Chromium,  and Quinacridone Rose.  Lunar Black was also used to darken the violet shade.

I stamped the image using VersaMark Ink onto Strathmore 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper and heat set it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  To color the flowers I wet each petal with clear water and then dropped the concentrated colors to the base of each petal and then pull the color to the tip by adding more clear water at the tip and letting the colors move on their own.

Products Used:

  • Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers
  • Frantic Stamper Amazing Die
  • Strathmore #140 Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Blue/Green Cardstock from Stash
  • Daniel Smith Watercolors: Cerulean Blue, Chromium; Hansa Yellow Light; Quinacridone Rose; and Lunar Black
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Be Creative Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX