Cheer Girlfriend Birthday Card

I really like Art Impressions birthday stamps.  They make fun stamps for the aging older generation, as my grandchildren would call us.  And as we get older it’s nice to have a few good friends cheering us on.

This time I stamped the image on Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I pulled out some Daniel Smith watercolor dots I had received from a Simon Says Stamp kit of the month which included Sap Green, Quinacridone Red, Quinacridone Gold, and Ultra Marine Blue.  I also pulled out some of my Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolors and used Burnt Umber, Raw Umber, Raw Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Permanent Rose, Chines White, Prussian Blue, Ivory Black, and Payne’s Grey.

Once the watercolor was complete dry the sentiment was stamped using Hero Hues India Ink Black and the focal image was die cut using a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX.  Some royal blue cardstock was pulled from my stash and cut 1/8″ larger than the focal image and adhered to the back with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut with the same rectangle die and added to the back of the focal image.  An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Art Impressions Cheer Girlfriends
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Daniel Smith Watercolors: Sap Green, Quinacridone Red, Qinacridone Gold, Ultra Marine Blue
  • Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolors: Burnt Umber, Raw Umber, Raw Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Prem. Rose, Chinese White, Prussian Blue, Ivory Black, Payne’s Grey

Mandala Stencil Birthday Card

I really like how the Simon Says Stamp Mandala Stencil creates some heart shapes in the design.  For this stencil a purple and pink color scheme was used by ink blending Distress Oxide Inks: Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Shaded Lilac, and Spun Sugar.

Once the ink blending was complete the design was run through the Big Shot with a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX.  A dark purple cardstock was found in my stash and cut 1/8″ larger than the focal image and adhered to the back with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts Birthday Messages and was stamped on WorldWin Translucent Vellum with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder.  It was cut into a strip and wrapped around the focal image rectangle and adhered to the back using Scotch Tape.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut with the same rectangle die and added to the back for dimension.  A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Mandala Stencil
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar
  • WorldWin Translucent Vellum
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Purple Cardstock from Stash
  • Ranger Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages Stamp

Medallion Stencil Birthday Card

This is another card made from a Simon Says Stamp detailed stencil.  This time the Medallion Stencil was used and ink blended with Distress Oxide Inks Broken China and Twisted Citron.  I really like the blue/green combination.

The stencil was ink blended twice and the center of the medallion was fussy cut.  The complete stencil background was die cut with a My Favorite Things STAX and the center of the medallion was adhered on top using Darice Sticky Back Foam.  A rectangle of the sticky back foam was added to the rectangle focal image.

An  A2 top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Blue cardstock was found in my stash and cut to cover the entire front of the cardbase and then the stenciled panel was adhered to the front.

The sentiment from My Favorite Things Delicious Birthday was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black in the lower right of the card.  Blue Rhinestone were pulled from my stash and added to add interest to the medallion design.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Medallion Stencil
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Broken China and Twisted Citron
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • My Favorite Things Delicious Birthday Stamp
  • Rhinestones from Stash
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Teal Cardstock from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock

Circular Lace Stencil Birthday Card

I’ve seen some card recently where they ink blended backgrounds using some of the new stencils from Simon Says Stamp and let that be the focal image of the card.  This card uses the Circular Lace Stencil and was ink blended with Distress Inks: Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, and Broken China.  It makes a striking card.

The background is so eye catching that all you need is a sentiment, which was Mama Elephant Happy Script Die cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock with a secondary sentiment from Hero Arts Birthday Messages stamped with VersaMark Ink on black cardstock and heat embossed with Hero Arts Detailed White Embossing Powder.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Circular Lace Stencil
  • Distress Inks: Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Broken China
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Memory Box Stitched Rectangles
  • Mama Elephant Happy Script Die
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages Stamp
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Celebrated Every Day Birthday Card

My granddaughter Emma is turning twelve is quite the little artist.  The cute image from La-La Land Crafts entitled Artist Marci is perfect for her.  Her favorite color is aqua/teal blue and so that is what I used to color the image and stencil.

I originally made this card as a spinner, but when I was showing it to a friend the string broke and there wasn’t any way I could add new string between the front and back image because they had been adhered together with Sookwang Be Creative Tape and so I decided to make it a see through card.

This is a digital image and so it was easy to print both an original and mirror image.  They were colored with Copic Markers (listed below) and then die cut using the Silhouette PIXScan Mat.  As stated above the two images were adhered together with Be Creative Tape.

I pulled some striped blue ccardstock from the Echo Park Hello Winter 6 x 6 Pack and die cut it with a Memory Box Stitched Rectangle that would cover a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 top folding cardbase, made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The patterned paper was temporarily adhered to the front of the cardbase so a rectangle opening could be die cut through both the cardbase and the patterned paper.

Southbend Monofilament Line was adhered between the two focal images, leaving long tails.  The images were adhered in the center of the small rectangle with the strings being secured with more Sookwang Be Creative Tape then more tape was added to the back of the patterned paper and it was adhered to the front of the cardbase, covering the strings and securing them in place.

The Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Rectangle Frame was used to cut four teal blue frames.  Before adhering them to the front of the card the sentiment from Mama Elephant Make a Wish was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  Then two frames were together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was cut in half so that it would be narrow enough to be placed on the back of the frame adding dimension.  The other two were adhered to the inside of the card with liquid glue.

When the string broke on the spinner a piece of acetate was cut just smaller than the opening and was adhered to the front of the first frames with 1/8″ Be Creative Tape.  Another teal frame was die cut and adhered over the acetate with the same tape.  The focal image was run through my Xyron  Sticker Maker so that it would be smooth when placed on the acetate.

Since you  could see through the front of the card there wasn’t any place to stamp the sentiment and write a message, so a quarter sheet of Neena Classic Crest was cut 4 1/4″ x 5 3/4″ and the Echo Park Balloon Stencil and ink blended with Distress Oxide Inks Broken China and Peacock Feather.  It was scored at 5 1/4″ and the fold was adhered to the back of the card with some Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Another frame was die cut and an edge was cut to adhere to the top of the shorter stencil piece.  This allowed it to be a tri-fold where the sentiment could stamped behind the stenciled panel and a message written.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La Land Crafts Artist Marci Digital Image (Printed and cut with Silhouette Cameo)
  • Mama Elephant Make a Wish Stamp
  • Copic Markers: BG49, BG15, BG13; E49, E77, E57; E59, E55, E53; R35, R32, R14; B99, B93; E13, E11, E01, R20, R21; W0, W2, W3; V1, RV34, B91, G03, Y18
  • Echo Park Balloon Stencil
  • Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Rectangle Frame
  • Echo Park Hello Winter 6 x 6 Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Versa Mark Ink
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Broken China and Peacock Feathers

 

Happy Birthday Abagail

This card was made for a young woman at church whose favorite color is purple.  I found a beautiful plaid from the Doodlebug Polar Pals 6 x 6 Paper Pack that made the La-La Land Crafts Birthday Cake Molli image pop on the paper.  I love the way it turned out.  Happy Birthday Abigail.

The image is a digital stamp and was printed on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a LaserJet printer to ensure it wouldn’t bleed when colored with Copic Markers (colors listed below).  The Silhouette Cameo PIXScan Mat was used to cut around the image once it had been colored.

The patterned paper was cut with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and adhered directly to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

A My Favorite Things Stitched Oval Frame was cut from white cardstock to draw attention to the focal image.  To add dimension 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was cut in half and adhered to the back and then adhered to the card front.

Foam Tape was added to the back of the focal image and before adhering it to the card front it was placed to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment from Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday, which was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Hero Arts Detailed White Embossing Powder.  The focal image was then attached by removing the backing of the foam tape and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La Land Crafts Birthday Cake Molli Digital Stamp
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • MFT Stitched Oval Frame
  • Copic Markers: E49, E37, E33; V12, V04, V06, V09; E000, E00, E11, R20; YR24, YR23, YR21; YR23, Y35
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Doodlebug Polar Pals 6 x 6 Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle

Happy Birthday To You Balloons

I’ve had the Avery Elle Balloons Stamp for quite some time and hadn’t used it yet.  I recently purchased the Echo Park Balloons Stencil and thought they would work together well to create a cute birthday card.  I liked the way it turned out.

I began by ink blending the stencil onto a quarter sheet of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Distress Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry.  Once it was completely dry it was die cut using a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX and Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back.  The balloons were stamped with Distress Oxide Wilted Violet and Picket Raspberry since it gives a smooth and even stamp.  Sticky back foam was added to each balloon, cutting around the areas were the balloons would rest on one another so that they would be an even height.  Cousin Iridescent Silver Cord was added as string to the balloons which were then adhered to the stenciled background, wrapping the cord around the back of the of the panel.  The panel was then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Echo Park Balloons Stencil
  • Avery Elle Balloons Stamp
  • Distress Inks: Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Confetti
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Cousin Iridescent Silver Cord

Pop Pop Poppy Birthday Card

I love Penny Black’s watercolor look flower stamps.  They make lovely cards when you use Tombo Markers and Water.  It works best with a MISTI so that you can stamp the image multiple times.  The markers were used directly to the darker areas of of the image.

Once the image was stamped it was die cut using a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX.  Dark teal cardstock was pulled from my stash and cut to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″.  The watercolor panel was adhered using Sookwang Be Creative Tape.

The sentiment from My Favorite Things Celebrate You was stamped on vellum and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder and was wrapped around the focal image and then adhered to the front of an A2 top folding cardbase using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCT USED:

  • Penny Black Pop Pop Poppy Stamp
  • My Favorite Things Celebrate You Stamp
  • WorldWin Translucent Vellum
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Turquoise Cardstock from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • Darice Sticky Foam Sheet
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Tombo Markers 373, 443, 451, 452, 158, 177

Red Camillias Birthday Card

The Power Poppy digital stamp always makes a great card.  Red is my favorite color and so the stamp was printed with a laser printer to ensure that it wouldn’t bleed when colored with Copic Markers.

For this card the focal image was die cut with an Avery Elle Double Pierced Square and Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back.  To add interest for the sentiment a double square line was created with a score board below the focal image.

The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Handwritten Happiness was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Camellias Digital Stamp (Printed with LaserJet Printer)
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Handwritten Happiness
  • Lifestyle Crafts Chain Embossing Folder
  • Copic Markers: R59, R46, R35; R89, R37, R17; YG97, YG95, YG93
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black

Festive Frames Christmas Card

The frame from the Gina K. Designs Festive Frames make a lovely Christmas Card.  I love the sentiment from Penny Black Yuletide Wishes.  For this card the frame was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers.  The sentiment was stamped with Distress Oxide Candied Apple and heat embossed with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  This is the card that we sent out for our 2017 Christmas Card.

This card takes a little over an hour to create, so it isn’t a quick card, but it turns out to be a pretty card.  Wink of Stella was used on the petals and Stickles Gold was used to the center of the flower to add visual interest to the flowers.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Festive Frames
  • Penny Black Yuletide Wishes
  • Memento Northern Pine Ink
  • Distress Oxide Candied Apple
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers: R46, R29, R27, R24; G29, G28, G99, G94, G85; R89; YR24; E55, E57, E59
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX 2nd Largest
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Red Velvet Cardstock
  • Pine Green Cardstock from Stash