Hero Arts Color Layering Parrot: Make a Wish Birthday

My granddaughter Aurora turns twelve on July 21.  She has a blue and yellow parakeet and while I didn’t find a stamp with that bird, I did find the Hero Arts Color Layering Parrot stamp and cut.

I stamped the image on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Altenew Inks: Buttercream, Mango Smoothie, Sea Glass, Ocean Waves, Dusk, and Industrial Diamond and then die cut it using the matching dies.

To make the background look like sky I pulled some light blue cardstock from my stash, die cut it using the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes, and ink blended it using the Inkylicioius Ink Blending Tool and Altenew Sea Glass and Ocean Waves ink.

I decided to have the parrot perched on a branch so I went looking through my stamp sets and pulled out the large branch from Altenew’s Vintage Flowers and stamped it to the ink blended panel with Altenew Dark Chocolate Ink.  It was now time to add the leaves from the Layering Parrot stamp set.  I wanted them to stay within the same color scheme so I pulled out Altenew’s Moss, Olive, Parrot, and Lagoon and randomly stamped the leaves on the branch, as well as in the upper right corner.

The sentiment is from Avery Elle Cupcakes and was stamped in the lower left of the card with Altenew Lagoon Ink.  The MISTI was used so that it could be stamped a few times to intensify the color.  The parrot was adhered to the branch using 3M ½” Foam Tape and the card was done.  I love the way this card turned out.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Light Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Hero Arts Color Layering Parrot Stamp and Cut
  • Altenew Vintage Flowers (Branch)
  • Avery Elle Cupcakes
  • Altenew Inks: Buttercream, Mango Smoothie, Sea Glass, Ocean Waves, Dusk, Industrial Diamond, Moss, Olive, Parrot, Lagoon, Dark Chocolate
  • Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass
  • Inkylicious Ink Blending Tool
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • ½” 3M Foam Tape
  • Simon Say Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday Mimi

This card was for a special young friend whose favorite color is red.  I tried using another image, but it just didn’t work out and so I pulled out the cut image from Penny Black Mimi’s Heart because it would be really easy to keep in the red color scheme.  It turned out cute.

The image was stamped on Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper and then embossed with Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder.  A Sakura Watercolor Brush was used to color the image with Tombo Dual Brush Markers.  Colors used were: 025 Light Orange, 026 Golden Yellow856 Chinese Red, 845 Carmine, N567 Warm Grey 5, 451 Sky Blue, 020 Peach, 942 Tan.

The focal image was die cut using Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  When I went to place it on the card front I felt that it was too small to stand out, so I die cut a piece of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock using the second Largest Lawn Fawn Large Sitched Stackable Rectangles and dry embossed it with the Lifestyle Crafts Chain Embossing Folder.  I pulled out a scrap of red cardstock and cut it with my paper trimmer to be 1/8” larger than the focal image and adhered the two together with Elmer’s Dot Runner Adhesive.  It was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment is from Gina K. Designs Birthday Greetings and was stamped in VersaFine Black Ink at the bottom of the focal image and heat embossed with the same Hero Arts clear embossing powder.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller than the focal image and adhered to the back.  Once that was completed the focal image was adhered to the dry embossed panel with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

As a final embellishment  Gold Stickles were used on the heart polka dots to add a little sparkle and shine and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Mimi’s Heart
  • Gina K. Designs Birthday Greetings
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 80#/120# White
  • VersaFine Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder
  • Lifestyle Crafts Chain Embossing Folder
  • Red Cardstock from Stash
  • Tombo Dual Brush Markers: 025 Light Orange, 026 Golden Yellow856 Chinese Red, 845 Carmine, N567 Warm Grey 5, 451 Sky Blue, 020 Peach, 942 Tan
  • Stickles Gold,
  • Lawn Fawn Large/Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Elmers Dot Runner

Happy Birthday Sweet Blossom

This is another card I colored while on the go.  It was made for a young lady whose favorite color is blue.  The cute image is from Whimsy Stamps Sweet Blossom.  The patterned paper from Recollections Bright and Basic 12 x 12 Paper Pack was used to accent the focal image and made it really pop.

The focal image was stamped on Canson LX 140# Watercolor Paper with VersaFine Black Ink and then heat embossed using Hero Arts Ultra Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  Embossing the image makes it really easy to watercolor.  Tombo Dual Brush Markers were used to color the image using a Sakura Watercolor Brush.  The colors used were: 020 Peach, 942 Tan, 992 Sand, 969 Chocolate, 528 Navy, 533 Peacock Blue, 452 Process Blue, 277 Dark Green.

Once I was home the focal image was die cut using the Big Shot and the second largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  The blue patterned paper was die cut using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangled and adhered to the front of an A2 top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Elmer’s Dot Runner Adhesive.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller than the focal image and adhered to the back.  It was adhered to the cardbase using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment is from Gina K. Designs Birthday Greetings and was stamped with VersaFine Black Ink and heat embossed with the same Hero Arts clear embossing powder and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Whimsy Stamps Sweet Blossom
  • Gina K. Designs Birthday Greetings
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Recollections Bright and Basic 12×12
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • VersaFine Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Tombo Mono Dual Brush Markers: , 020 Peach, 942 Tan, 992 Sand, 969 Chocolate, 528 Navy, 533 Peacock Blue, 452 Process Blue, 277 Dark Green
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Elmers Dot Runner

HAVE A SPECIAL BIRTHDAY

This cute image from La-La Land Crafts Sweetheart was stamped with VersaFine Black Ink on Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper and embossed with Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder.  I’ve heard Jennifer McGuire talking about stamping images before hand and coloring them while on the go and decided to give it a try.  I took my Tombo Dual Brush Markers, along with a Sukura Watercolor Pen, with me while I waited to have my car services.  It was amazing how much I was able to get done.

The reciepient of this card had long blond hair and her favorite color is mint green, so the colors used were as follows: 245 Sap Green, 885 Warm Red, N567 Warm Grey 5, 025 Light Orange, 026 Golden Yellow, 020 Peach, 942 Tan.

Once I was home I die cut the image using second largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles and then added some Darice Sticky Back Foam to the back to add dimension.  A rectangle of mint green polka dot paper from My Mind’s Eye Happy Day 6×6 Paper Pad was die cut using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangled and adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Elmer’s Dot Runner Adhesive.  The focal image panel was then adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps Party Mini Letter Seals and was stamped with VersaFine Black Ink and heat embossed with Hero Arts Ultra FiClne ear Embossing Powder.  Sizzix Stephanie Barnard Word Labels was used to die cut the sentiment.  The edges were ink blended using an ink dauber and Distress Pistascio ink.  3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back to add dimension and adhered to the bottom right of the focal image and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La Land Crafts Sweetheart
  • Whimsy Stamps Party Mini Letter Seals
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • My Mind’s Eye Happy Day 6×6 Paper Pad
  • VersaFine Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder
  • Tombo Dual Brush Markers: 245 Sap Green, 885 Warm Red, N567 Warm Grey 5, 025 Light Orange, 026 Golden Yellow, 020 Peach, 942 Tan
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Sizzix Stephanie Barnard Word Labels
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Elmers Dot Runner
  • Sakura Watercolor Pen

A Masculine Hello

I was in need of a masculine hello card and wanted something simple.  I pulled out some paper from the Craft Smith Indigo Gold 12 x 12 Paper Pad to create this card and really liked the finished card.

A rectangle of the navy blue cardstock was cut using the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes  It was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

In the same paper pack was some gold and blue diagonal stripped paper.  The word “hello” was die cut from this paper using My Favorite Things Happy Hellos Die. The word was cut an additional three times with scrap navy blue paper and all were adhered together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  A thin strip of the same diagonal paper was added to the left of the navy blue cardstock and then the negative of the die cut word was used to ensure the “hello” word was straight and spaced evenly.  Each letter was adhered using the same glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Craft Smith Indigo Gold 12 x 12 Paper Pad
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Happy Hellos Die
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam Sheets
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle

A second card was made from the same cardstock using the negative of the hello die cut from the diagonal cardstock, which was die cut using the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  A piece of navy blue cardstock was added behind the die cut word.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller than the focal rectangle and adhered to the back.  An A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock and the stripped paper was adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  A small strip of navy blue cardstock was added just above the “hello” word and the second card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Craft Smith Indigo Gold 12 x 12 Paper Pad
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Happy Hellos Die
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam Sheets
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle

Sending Birthday Hugs and Wishes

Penny Black’s Big Wish makes a cute birthday card for a young lady just turning twelve.  The image was colored in her favorite color of blue, with accents of pink.

The image was stamped on Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper using VersaFine Black Ink and then heat embossed with Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday and was stamped and heat embossed with the same products.

Tombo Dual Brush Makers were used to color the image with 942 Tan, 800 Baby Pink, : 025 Light Orange, 026 Golden Yellow, 452 Process Blue, 837 Wine, 451 Sky Blue.  Once the image was dry it was die cut using the second largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller and added to the back of the panel to add dimension.

To accent the blue color used in the image a panel of Lawn Fawn 6 x 6 Perfectly Plaid was cut using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and adhered to the front of an A2 top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock using Elmer’

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Big Wish
  • Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Lawn Fawn 6×6 Perfectly Plaid
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Tombo Dual Brush Makers: 942 Tan, 800 Baby Pink, : 025 Light Orange, 026 Golden Yellow, 452 Process Blue, 837 Wine, 451 Sky Blue
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Elmers Dot Runner

 

Make a Wish Sweet Thing

This is another card that was stamped and watercolored with Tombo Dual Tip Markers while waiting for my car to be serviced.  This card was made for a young woman whose favorite color is blue.

The focal image is from Penny Black’s Sweet Thing and was stamped with VersaFine Black Ink on Canson IL 140# Watercolor Paper and heat embossed with Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder.

The image was colored with the following Tombo Dual Brush Makers: 942 Tan, 800 Baby Pink, 977 Saddle Brown, 879 Brown, 451 Sky Blue, 565 Deep Blue, 755 Rubine Red, 815 Cherry.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts Make a Wish Birthday stamp and was stamped with VersaFine Black Ink and heat embossed in the same manner.

Once the focal image was dry it was die cut using the second largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  The blue patterned paper from Recollections Bright and Basic 12×12 Paper Pad and adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock using Elmer’s Dot runner Adhesive.  Darice Stick Back Foam was added to the back of the focal image and it was adhered to the blue patterned paper with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Sweet Thing
  • Hero Arts Make a Wish Birthday
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • VersaFine Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder
  • Tombo Dual Brush Makers: 942 Tan, 800 Baby Pink, 977 Saddle Brown, 879 Brown, 451 Sky Blue, 565 Deep Blue, 755 Rubine Red, 815 Cherry
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Elmer’s Dot Runner

 

Wish Upon a Star Birthday Card

Graphic images make great masculine cards.  I pulled out the Papertrey Ink See Stars Die and cut it from multi-colored glittered paper found in The Paper Studio Eat Cake 12 x 12 Paper Pad.

A rectangle of Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock was cut using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  The sentiment is from the Lawn Fawn Upon a Star stamp set and was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat set with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The black rectangle was then splattered with gold drops using a brush and watered down FineTec M600 Watercolor Pans.

3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the die cut star and adhered to the black rectangle.  Darice Adhesive Back Foam was added to the back of the black rectangle and then it was adhered to a top folding A2 Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • The Paper Studio Eat Cake 12 x 12 Paper Pad
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black
  • Lawn Fawn Upon a Star
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • FineTec M600 Watercolor Pans
  • Papertrey Ink Seeing Stars Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tap

Cupcake Shaker Birthday Card

I thought that the Sizzix Balloons and Cupcake Die would make a great birthday shaker card and think that it turned out well.

I started out by cutting some multi-color polka dot paper from The Paper Studio Eat Cake 12 x 12 Paper Pad using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  Next the Sizzix Balloons and Cupcake Die was cut on a slight angle. Clear acetate was cut to fit behind the cupcake opening and adhered using 1/8″ Be Creative Tape.  Double thick 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the rectangle and around the opening for the die cut. The well was filled with Doodlebug Designs Blue Jeans, Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Mix, and Mikuki Seed Beads Ruby.  The rectangle was adhered to a side folded A2 Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

The frosting outline was cut from red polka dot paper, along with the word “Happy” from the Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Die and was adhered to the acetate using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • The Paper Studio Eat Cake 12 x 12 Paper Pad
  • Gina K. Desgins 120# White
  • Clear Ascetate
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Sizzix Balloons & Cupcake Die
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Die
  • Doodlebug Desgins Blue Jeans
  • Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Mix
  • Mikuki Seed Beads Ruby
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam

Three Cupcakes Birthday Card

My favorite cards to make are floral images, but they don’t make very good masculine birthday cards.  Birthday Cupcakes are very neutral and who doesn’t like a cupcake and so I decided to use three.

A long time ago I purchase a paper pack of glitter paper.  I pulled out some white, yellow, and orange to die cut the cupcakes from Avery Elle Cupcakes.  To add some dimension Copic Markers YR24, YR07, and C3 were used to add shading to the images.

A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock.  The cupcakes were adhered to the front using Tombo Mono Multi Glue for the two side cupcakes and the middle cupcake was adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

For the sentiment I pulled out The Paper Studio eat Cake 12 x 12 Paper Pad and cut a strip of Celebrate.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back for dimension.

I’ve seen Kristin Werner add dash lines with a white pen to some of her cards and decided that it would look good.  I really like the way it turned out.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • The Paper Studio Eat Cake 12 x 12 Paper Pad
  • Glitter Paper from Stash
  • Gina K. Desgins 120# Black
  • Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen
  • Avery Elle Cupcakes Die
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Copic Markers: YR24, YR07, C3