Peonies in Bloom It’s Your Birthday

I love the way a die cut rectangle add a lot of visual interest when it has been embossed. When I used this technique I usually have it be white on white, with makes a clean and simple card designs with a little pizzazz.

Products Used:

  • Mama Elephant Peonies in Bloom
  • Gina K. Designs Doodle Sayings
  • Copic Markers: G28, G46, G24; YG67, YG25, YG03, Y04, Y00, Y26, Y23; YR27, YR23, YR22; YR14, YR12, YR00
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs Wild Lilac Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle

Peonies in Bloom Birthday Wishes

I love the color combination of yellow and purple together. For this card I placed the flowers in the lower left, on top of a frame that was embossed with the Sizzix Lumber 3-D Texture Embossing Folder.

Products Used:

  • Mama Elephant Peonies in Bloom
  • Gina K. Designs Wishes
  • Copic Markers: G28, G46, G24; YG67, YG25, YG03; V09, V06, V04; Y06, Y04, Y00, Y26, Y23; YR27, YR23, YR22;
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs Wild Lilac Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Sizzix 3-D Texture Lumber Embossing Folder
  • Mama Elephant Framed Tags/Artist Mat
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Crushed Grape and Dandelion Yellow

Peonies in Bloom Make a Wish

I love the beautiful flowers in this Mama Elephant stamp set. For this card I used soft coral Copic Markers. I embossed the center circle with the Sizzix 3-D Lumber Text Embossing Folder. It adds of lot of visual interest to the card and love the way it turned out.

Products Used:

  • Mama Elephant Peonies in Bloom
  • Penny Black Celebrations Die
  • Mama Elephant Framed Tags/Artist Mat
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX
  • Hero Arts Circle Infinity Dies
  • Sizzix 3-D Texture Lumber Embossing Folder
  • Copic Markers: R22, R21, R20; YG67, YG25, YG03; YR27, YR23, YR22;
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder

Rose Bouquet Hello

This is another stamp set from The Ton that my friends shared with me. It makes for a pretty focal image and I like the way the Mama Elephant frame draws the eye to the center of the card.

  • The Ton Rose Bouquet
  • LDRS Creative Beautiful Blooms
  • Daniel Smith Watercolors: Perylene Red, Quinacridone Lilac, Permanent Violet, Sap Green, Deep Sap Green
  • Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
  • Dark Teal Cardstock from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Mama Elephant Framed Tags/Artist Mat

Mandala Hello

I’ve had this Spellbinder’s stamp for a while and wasn’t sure how to use it. I decided to inset it into a circle die cut. I really like the way it pulls the eye to the pretty mandala design.

Products Used:

  • Spellbinders Mandala Blossoms
  • Paper Smooches Scripty Sayings
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Zig Real Brush Watercolor Markers: 040 Green, 067 Mustard, 031 Cobalt Blue, 021 Light Carmine, 046 Mid Green
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Deep Blue Green Cardstock from Stash
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Carstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Polka Dot Organza Ribbon from Stash

Tulip Bouquet in a Vase

This is the second card I created with the stamp set, borrowed from a friend. This time I had pastel colors and placed the bouquet in the vase. Glossy Accents were used to make the vase have a glassy look.

Products Used:

  • The Ton Tulip Bouquet
  • The Ton Rose Bouquet
  • Zig Real Brush Watercolor Markers: 050 Yellow, 026 Light Pink, 080 Violet, 036 Light Blue, 048 Emerald Green, 043 Olive Green, 044 Deep Green, 094 Brown Gray
  • Memento London Fog Ink
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Ranger Glossy Accents

Tulip Bouquet Birthday

My local crafting friend brought over this beautiful stamp from The Ton. On their web site they shows stamping it twice, top and bottom, with a black sentiment rectangle in the center. I used a sentiment strip, but I love the way it turned out.

  • The Ton Tulip Bouquet
  • My Favorite Things Anything But Basic Birthday Wishes
  • Copic Markers: R29, R27, R24, R22; R08, R05, R02; Y17, Y15, Y13; G99, G94, YG25; G28
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

A Sunny Hello

I like this big flower image in this stamp set. It reminds me of a mum. I blended together a red and yellow for this petals. I like the way it gives a blended orange.

Products Used:

  • Studio Light So Spring Happy
  • Simon Says Stamp Painted Hello Die
  • Sig Real Brush Watercolor Markers: 023 Scarlet Red, 052 Bright Yellow, 022 Carmine Red, 043 Olive Green, 072 Beige
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Die
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Forever Beautiful Hello

For this stamp I used Zig Watercolor Markers, blending both pink and purple together on the petals.

Products Used:

  • Unity Stamps You Are Forever Beautiful
  • Simon Says Stamp Painted Hello Die
  • Zig Clean Color Real Brush Makers: 080 Violet, 025 Pink, 033 Persian Green, 048 Emerald Green, 004 Fl. Green
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Mint Green Cardstock from Stash
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina Marie Designs Peekaboo Rectangle Die
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Happy Moments Hello

I love the flowers in this Unity Stamps image. It makes for a pretty card. I used glossy accents to give the vase the look of glass.

Products Used:

  • Unity Stamps Happy Moments
  • Paper Smooches Scripty Sayings
  • Zig Clean Color Markers: 020 Red, 050 Yellow, 041 Light Green, 042 Turquoise Green
  • Memory Box Stitched Rectangles
  • Memento Toffee Crunch Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Glossy Accents