MASCULINE PATTERNED PAPER HELLO

I wanted to create a masculine hello card and found this paper in the Craft Smith Indigo Gold Paper Pack.  All that was needed was to run it through the Big Shot with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes, add some Darice Adhesive Fun Foam to the back and attach it to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, and the card was done.  How easy it that!

00254PRODUCTS USED:

  • Craft Smith Indigo Gold Paper Pack
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Creative Hands Peel and Stick Foam Sheets

POWER POPPY CAMELLIAS HAPPY BIRTHDAY

This is another beautiful digital stamp from Power Poppy entitled Camellias.  I printed it with my small HP LaserJet printer on Bristol Smooth Cardstock since I planned to use my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Markers.  I used a very light grey ink so that it would be more of a no line watercolor look.  I like this cardstock, but the colors are very intense.  I like the blending I get with regular 140# Cold Press Cardstock better, but it is a pretty card.

00264Once the watercolored image was dry I ran it through the Sizzix Big Shot with Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle.  I then cut a strip of Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and stamped the sentiment from My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it using Recollections Snow Embossing Powder.  I then trimmed the piece to just larger than the sentiment, leaving enough for a fishtail ending on the left.  I used some 3M ½” Foam Tape behind the sentiment and adhered it to the focal image panel.  To add dimension I added Darice Adhesive White Fun Foam to the back of the image and then glued it to a top folding A2 card, made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Camellias
  • MFT Big Birthday Sentiments
  • Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • SSS Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Recollections Snow Embossing Powder
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Markers: 052 Bright Yellow; 023 Scarlet Red; 020 Red; 022 Carmine Red; 070 Orange; 043 Olive Green; 041 Light Green

POWER POPPY FRENCH LILAC MAKE A WISH

This is another beautiful digital stamp from Power Poppy entitled French Lilac.  They have some beautiful stamps and I really like the look of how this card turned out.  I printed it on some Bristol Smooth Cardstock with my HP LaserJet Printer with light grey ink, this allows for a no line coloring look.  I used my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Markers, colors used are listed below.

00263Once the watercolored image was dry I ran it through the Sizzix Big Shot with Simon Says Stamp Bundles of Stitched Shapes Rectangle.  I then stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts Make a Wish Birthday stamp set with Hero Hues Black.   To add dimension I added Darice Adhesive White Fun Foam to the back of the image and then glued it to a top folding A2 card, made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy French Lilac
  • Hero Arts Make a Wish Birthday
  • Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Pens: 084 Deep Violet; 041 Light Green; 043 Olive Green; 036 Light Blue; 020 Red
  • Pretty Pink Posh Seattle Sport Mix; Enchanted Garden Mix

POWER POPPY PEONIES BIRTHDAY WISH

This stamp is another digital image from Power Poppy entitled Peonies.  I love the big, bold blooms of this image.  I printed it on some Bristol Smooth Cardstock with my HP LaserJet Printer since I planned to color it with my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Markers.  I have some peonies in my garden that are a mixture of blue and violet, depending on the pH of the soil, therefore, I decided to blend those two colors together to create this card.  I used my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Markers: 036 Light Blue; 080 Violet; 041 Light Green.

00261Once the watercolored image was dry I ran it through the Sizzix Big Shot with Simon Says Stamp Bundles of Stitched Shapes Rectangle.  I then stamped the sentiment from Amy R. Great Birthday Greetings in the lower left.  To add dimension I added Darice Adhesive White Fun Foam to the back of the image and then glued it to a side folding A2 card, made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PROUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Peonies
  • Amy R Great Birthday Greetings
  • Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • SSS Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Markers: 036 Light Blue; 080 Violet; 041 Light Green

POWER POPPY TULIPS IN A HOBNAIL PITCHER BIRTHDAY WISH

I watched a video from Splitcoast Stampers entitled Palette Blending.  The image that was used in the video was a printed image from Power Poppy.  After watching the video I went to the Power Poppy website and downloaded several images.  This card uses Tulips in a Hobnail Pitcher.  One thing I really like about digital images is you can size them to whatever you desire.  You want to be sure that you print the image with ink that is compatible with your medium. Since I was going to watercolor the image I printed it with my small HP LaserJet printer on Bristol Smooth Cardstock.

00262I used my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Markers.  This is the first time I used this paper for watercoloring, and I found that it really holds the color of the marker, so the tulip a very vibrant in hue.  The colors used are listed below.  Once the watercolored image was dry I ran it through the Sizzix Big Shot with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  I then stamped the sentiment from Amy R. Great Birthday Greetings in the lower right with Hero Hues Black ink.  To add dimension I added Darice Adhesive White Fun Foam to the back of the image rectangle and then glued it to a top folding A2 card, made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

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PRODUCTS USED

  • Power Poppy Tulips in a Hobnail Pitcher
  • Amy R Great Birthday Greetings
  • Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Markers: 025 Pink; 041 Light Green; 043 Olive Green; 092 Blue Gray; 094 Gray Brown; 031 Cobalt Blue
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes

SUNBATHING FLOWERS HAPPY BIRTHDAY

The outline for the Hampton At Outlines Sunbathing was cut with the Silhouette Cameo and then stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink for Copic coloring.   Markers used are listed below.

00260Originally I planned to adhere the flower image to a white rectangle, cut with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes die, embossed with the Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder, but it just didn’t stand out.  So a smaller rectangle was cut from green cardstock with the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangle die.  This allowed the focal image to pop off the page.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts Happy Stamp and Cut and was die cut from both gold glitter cardstock and green cardstock.  They were glue offset with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and adhered to the front of the focal image.  The focal image was adhered to the green rectangle using 3M ½” Foam Tape.  The white polka dot rectangle was adhered to side folding A2 card, cut to 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼” with some Darice Adhesive Fun Foam and the card was done.

PRODUCT USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Hero Arts Happy Stamp and Cut
  • Hampton Art Outlines Sunbathing
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangle
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Copic Markers: YR14/RY16/YR18; R14/R17; V22/V25; B32/B34/B37; V15/V17; RV13/RV14; R21/R22; BG15/BG18; Y06/Y08/Y15; B000; C2/C3
  • Gold Glitter Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Cardstock
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue

DAISY FLOWERS HAPPY BIRTHDAY

The outline for the Stampendous Daisy Thank stamp set was cut with the Silhouette Cameo and then stamped with Memento Toffee Crunch for some Copic no line coloring.  Colors used are listed below.  A rectangle of Gina K. Design 120# White Cardstock was cut with Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles and then run through the Sizzix Big Shot with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder.

00259The Sentiment is from Hot Off the Press Birthday Greetings stamp.  It was stamped with VersaMark Ink to the front of a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”.  Stampendous Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder was sprinkled on the sentiment and heat set with the Marvy Embossing Tool.

The daisy image was adhered to the Basketweave rectangle with 3M ½” Foam Tape.  Some sparkle was added to the flowers with Clear Wink of Stella.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was added to the back of the rectangle and then adhered to front of the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Stampendous Daisy Thanks
  • Hot Off the Press Birthday Greetings
  • Stampendous Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder
  • ZING Chestnut Embossing Powder
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Memento Desert Sand Ink
  • Copic Markers: R22/R24/R27; RV11/RV13/RV14; Y13/Y15/Y17; E55/E57/E59/E77; G94/G99
  • Ranger Cinnamon Stickles
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Clear Wink of Stella

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOUQUET

The outline for the Stampendous Birch Bouquet was cut with the Silhouette Cameo and then stamped with Memento Toffee Crunch for some Copic no line coloring.  The following colors were used: R24/R27/R29; Y06/Y08/Y15; E55/E57/E59/E31; V22/V23; G94/YG61/G99; BG000.  Clear Wink of Stella was used to add sparkle to all of the flowers.  For some added dimension Purple and Gold Stickles were used for the center of some of the flowers.

00258A rectangle of Gina K. Designs 120# Red Cardstock was die cut with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  A rectangle was cut from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock using Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  The sentiment was stamped to the bottom and then run through the Sizzix Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Embossing Oxford Folder.  The two rectangles were adhered together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.   The basket image was adhered to the white rectangle with 3M ½” Foam Tape.  The red rectangle was adhered with 3M ½” Foam Tape to a Gina K. Design 120# White Cardstock, cut to 4 ¼” x 11” x scored at 5 ½”.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Stampendous Birch Bouquet
  • Hero Arts Messages with a Flourish
  • Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Oxford
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • SSS Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Copic Markers: R24/R27/R29; Y06/Y08/Y15; E55/E57/E59/E31; V22/V23; G94/YG61/G99; BG000
  • Purple and Gold Stickles
  • Clear Wink of Stella

MASCULINE HELLO

I’ve mentioned before that I create welcome cards for people who move into my church.  Well this last month there were several single guys that I needed to make cards for.  I always find it challenging to make masculine cards.  In my stash of cardstock I found this beautiful paper from the Craft Smith Indigo Gold Paper pack.  The following three cards were made from this paper.

00253wI cut the patterned paper with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes, but I it through a second time to make it narrower.  This allowed room for a strip of mirror gold cardstock on the left, which was cut with the same die to have the stitching on the edges.  The strip of gold mirror cardstock was adhered directly to a top folding cardbase, made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”.  The diagonal striped paper was adhered using some Creative Hands Peel and Stick Foam Sheets, cut just smaller than the panel, with Tombo Mono Multi Glue added to the back.  The sentiment was from the Hero Arts Hello stamp set and was cut from gold mirror cardstock and an additional three more times out of navy cardstock.  Each were glued together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then adhered to the bottom right of the card, and the third card was done.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Craft Smith Indigo Gold Paper Pack
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Hero Arts Hello
  • VersaMark Pen
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes (cut twice to make narrower)
  • Creative Hands Peel and Stick Foam Sheets

00251wThis card was very simple, I cut the gold and navy cardstock with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  I then cut a 1 ½” strip of cardstock from matching navy cardstock from the paper pack and stamped the welcome from Hero Arts Little One with VersaMark Ink and embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The rectangle was adhered with 3M ½” Foam Tape to a Gina K. Design 120# White Cardstock, cut to 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½” and the card was done.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Craft Smith Indigo Gold Paper Pack
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • SSS Bundles of Stitched Shapes
  • Hero Arts Little One
  • Creative Hands Peel and Stick Foam Sheets

00252wThis last card was made from the same paper pack.  I cut the patterned paper with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  This time I hand cut some of the hexagon and added dimension with 3M ½” Foam Tape.  I used a VersaMark Marker Pen to add circles to the center of the hand cut hexagons and added Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I randomly placed them on the patterned paper using 3M ½” Foam Tape.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts Hello and cut from gold mirror cardstock and again three more times out of white cardstock.  Each hello was glued together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then adhered to the bottom right of the card and the second card was done.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Craft Smith Indigo Gold Paper Pack
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Hero Arts Hello
  • VersaMark Pen
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Creative Hands Peel and Stick Foam Sheets

 

HELLO BOUQUET

This card was created using Silhouette Cameo Outline Cutouts for Simon Says Stamp Handwritten Floral Greetings.  The large flower and leaves were colored with Copic Markers Y06, Y19, Y38 / G43, G94.  The smaller flowers were stamped with the Altenew inks listed below.

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The cardbase is from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”.  It was then run through the Sizzix Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder.  To frame the flowers a circle was cut from the same cardstock with a Spellbinders Large Circle die, and a yellow scalloped circle was also cut from Spellbinder Large Scalloped Circle die.  The two circle dies were adhered together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The flowers were arranged to determine the desired placement for the sentiment, which is from the Inky Antics Rose stamp set.  Before stamping the sentiment the flower arrangement was removed using Press and Seal, as shown in a video from Jennifer McGuire.  This keeps the flowers in the arrangement you had determined, rather than taking a photo and having to arrange them again.  The sentiment was stamped with Hero Hues Black.  The flower arrangement was turned over and Tombo Mono Multi Glue was added to the flowers at the back and then adhered to the circle dies.  A few of the top flowers were some given added dimension with 3M ½” Foam Tape.  Some of the flowers were then embellished with gold rhinestones.  The yellow scalloped circle was placed on the cardbase with 3M ½” Foam Tape and the card was done.

SUPPLIES USED

  • Inky Antics Rose (Sentiment)
  • Spellbinders Large Circle and Scallop Dies (#2)
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • Ink: Altenew Coral Berry, Cotton Candy, Ocean waves, Forest Glade, Frayed Leaf, Warm Sunshine, Lavender Fields; Memento Tuxedo Black; Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Copic Markers: Y06, Y19, Y38; G43, G94
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gold Rhinestones