Spring Card Camp 2 Easy Watercolor Washes Masculine Happy Birthday

For day 16 of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp 2 Ashlea Cornell was the guest designer and her technique was watercolor washes, creating beautiful, vibrant background with different mediums. In her first example she used Tombo Watercolor Pens. I experiments with a lot of different medium, but the Tombo Watercolor Pens gave the most vibrant and smooth colors. For this background I used a mix of red, orange, and yellow. I love the vibrant color achieved.

The watercolor washes were quick and easy, for the most part. I used Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper for all my washes. Once they were dry it was then time to decide what to do with them.

For this first card I pulled out Altenew’s watercolor Stripes die. What could be better to use with a watercolor background. I cut the die from both white cardstock and sticky back foam and layered the two together. I then adhered it to the watercolor background with liquid glue.

I wanted to have a focal image for the card and finally decided on Art Impressions Birthday Wishes. I think this guy is perfect for a masculine birthday card. I stamped him and a couple of balloons on white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and color them with Copic Markers. They were adhered to the striped panel with liquid glue and the sentiment was stamped with Amalgam ink.

A bright and happy birthday card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Art Impressions Birthday Wishes
  • Altenew Watercolor Stripes
  • Tombo Markers: 856, 905, 025
  • Copic Markers: R27, R24, R22; YR18, YR16, YR15, YR14; Y17, Y15, Y13; E11, E01, E00, R21; C6, C4, C2
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

Happy Birthday Handsome

I needed some guy birthday cards and decided to pull out some stencils and use embossing paste with them. I decided to die cut a panel of cardstock using a stitched rectangle and then add the embossing past.

For this card I pulled out Stampers Anonymous Burlap and added embossing paste to a corner. I decided I didn’t want the full rectangle so I pulled out a Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Border Die add matching stitched on the angle.

I decided to use kraft cardstock for the cardbase and stamped the focal image directly onto the base with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink. I have never Copic colored on kraft cardstock and decided to give it a try and really like the way it turned out. I placed the rectangle on the cardbase wot determine where to stamp the image and the sentiment.

What I found out is that kraft cardstock isn’t as think as 120# cardstock I usually use for a cardbase and so the Copic colors blead through, but that was easily fixed my cutting another rectangle of kraft cardstock and adhering it to the inside of the card.

I didn’t like the start white embossed area against the kraft, so I pulled out my regular Distress Antique Linen and ink blended it over the embossing paste and liked the way that looked much better.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Stampers Anonymous Burlap Stencil
  • Art Impressions Birthday Wishes
  • Altenew Layered Cupcake
  • Copic Markers: YR09, YR07, YR04; YG67, YG17, YG03, YG01; E11, E01, E00, R20, R22; E59, E57, E55; E51, E50
  • Distress Ink Antique Linen
  • Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste
  • Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Sandy Beach Ink
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders Die
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Gone Fishing – Hope Your Day is Fin-tastic

Another cute image from Lili of the Valley. Printed with a laser printer and colored with Copic Markers. Cut using the Silhouette PIXScan Mat and foam tape added to the back for dimension.

A rectangle was cut using a stitched rectangle die and ink blended for additional water and sky, using My Favorite Things Mini Cloud Edges Stencil.

The sentiment is from Art Impressions Reel Great Guys. A quick and easy card to create.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lili of the Valley Gone Fishing
  • Art Impressions Reel Great Guys
  • Copic Markers: YG67, YG17, YG05 YG03; Y17, Y15, Y13; E11, E01, E00; B99, B97, B95; BG01, BG000, BG0000; C5, C4, C3; BG78, BG75, BG72; E19, E99, E97; E29, E59, E57; E33, E31, E30
  • My Favorite Things Mini Cloud Edges Stencil
  • Gina K. Designs Sea Glass and Powder Blue Ink
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

More Candles…Bigger Cake

I had pulled this image a few days ago for the SplitCoast Stampers Clean and Simple Challenge of cards made with chocolate, but just hadn’t got around to making the card yet. So when I was cleaning up my craft space and saw it again I decided to put it to good use.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored it using Copic Markers. At the same time I stamped the sentiment.

I decided to die cut the focal image using the Memory Box Stitched Rectangles. I like this die because it gives a cross stitch look to the rectangle. I matted the rectangle with some Gina K. Designs Red Hot Cardstock, added Darice Sticky Back Foam to the back, and adhered it to a side fold A2 cardbase.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Art Impressions Chocolate Therapy
  • Memory Box Stitched Rectangles
  • Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Copic Markers: E35, E53, E50; E49, E29, E77, E35; E79, E59, E57, E55, E53, E51; E35, E34, E33, E31; C5, C3, C2, C1; E13, E11, E02, E01, E00; G17, G25, G03, G01; B99, B97, B95, B93, B91; R29, R24, R22, R21; R39, R56, R46; Y38, Y35, Y32; Y15, Y13, Y11
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and Base Weight Red Hot
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Window Frames Balloons Big Birthday Wishes

This is the second card I made with the February Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp. This time I used the balloon border. I first cut out the trio windows from the center of a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then stamped the balloon border around the die cut with Gina K. Designs Whisper Amalgam Ink. I knew that I wanted to heat embossed the border in gold embossing powder, but I also wanted to color it with Copic Markers. In order to not ruin the tips of the markers stamping first in a light ink using a MISTI allows you to see the image to color it and then it can be stamped again in VersaMark and heat embossed.

Since I gold embossed the balloon border I wanted the rest of the card to have gold accents and embellishments. I cut the trio window out of a rectangle of gold mirror cardstock and created a border to go around the image, covering the unfinished lines on the balloons. I then cut the sides of the rectangle to be just wider than the balloons border. I knew that I had some gold striped paper and wanted to use it on either side of the rectangle. Using temporary adhesive it placed the balloon rectangle onto the striped cardstock and die cut both with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle for added visual interest.

I added 3M 1/2″ Foam tape to the back of the balloon rectangle and then adhered it to the two strips of bold striped paper, which added some great dimension to the card front. To give it a more finished look I cut some thin strips of gold mirror cardstock and added it to the balloon rectangle.

I took the white squares that were left over from cutting out the window frame and stamped a couple of sentiments with VersaMark and heat embossed them with gold. I used a blending brush to add some Festive Berries ink to the edges. For the last square I took a small cupcake image and stamped and embossed it and carefully colored it with matching Copic Markers.

The finished focal image panel was then adhered to a top folding cardbase and the sentiments and cupcake were adhered to the center of the windows.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Window Frames
  • Art Impressions Aged to Perfection
  • Copic Markers: R29, R46, R24, R43; R22, R21, R20; RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10; YR24, YR23, YR21
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam and Sea Glass Ink
  • Distress Oxide Festive Berries
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Craft Smith Gold Foil 12 x 12 Paper Pad

Let’s Par Tee Golfer Birthday

I have a lot of guy friends who love to golf. When I saw this die from Gina Marie Designs I knew I had to have it. I cased a card on her web site to create this card adding a few things of my own. I ran the circles through a dotted embossing folder and the debossed side to make it look like a golf ball. My friend said it was perfect.

Products Used:

  • Hero Arts Birthday Hugs and Kisses
  • Art Impressions Par-Tee Golfers
  • Gina Marie Designs Backswing Golfer
  • Hero Arts Circle Infinity Dies
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass, Broken China
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Cuttlebug Ben-Day Dots
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dots
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock

Masculine Motorcycle Guy – Enjoy the Ride

I love this motorcycle guy from Art Impressions. I know that today no one with any brains would ride a motorcycle without a helmet, but back in my day in the 60s that is what you did in Idaho. I dated a guy who had a motorcycle and would ride behind him and loved the feel of the wind in my hair. This stamp makes me think of what he would look like today enjoying a ride on his motorcycle.

Products Used:

  • Art Impressions Born to Ride
  • Unity Stamps For the Guys
  • Copic Markers: C10, C9, C7, C5, C4, C3, C2, C1; R29, R27, R24; B28, B26, B24, Y35, Y32; E13, E11, E01
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Distress Oxide Ink Blueprint Sketch
  • Ranger Chain 3-D Embossing Folder
  • Doodlebug Designs Patriotic Picnic Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Happy Birthday to a Tee

This is such a fun image for the golfer’s in your life. The stamp set also has a woman golfer. We have lots of golf greens around us and they are out almost year round, doesn’t matter the weather, a golfer is addicted to swinging the clubs.

Products Used:

  • Art Impressions Par-Tee Golfers
  • Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
  • Copic Markers: Y08, Y06, Y04, Y26, Y23; B01, B00, B000, B0000; C5, C3, C1, C0; E13, E11, E02, E00; YG67, YG17, YG03; G29, G46, G24; E37, E35, E34, E33
  • My Favorite Things Mod Rectangle STAX
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black

It’s Not the Years, It’s the Mileage

I remember a few rides on the back of a boyfriends motorcycle. There is a guy in my cardiac rehab that wears a bandana and motorcycle shirts. Now I just need to find the right person on my list who will love this as much as I do.

Products Used:

  • Art Impressions Born to Ride
  • Clearly Besotted It’s Your Birthday
  • Copic Markers: E57, E55, E53; E35, E34, E33; E13, E11, E02, E00; B99, B97, B93, B91; R27, R24, R22; Y15, Y13, Y11; C8, C6, C5; C3, C2, C1, C0
  • Silhouette PixScan Mat
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Red Cardstock from Scraps
  • Gina K. Designs Red Hot Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Birthday Wishes Lawn Guy

I have a friend who has a lawn maintenance company. When I saw this cute stamp from Art Impressions I knew it would be perfect.

Products Used:

  • Art Impressions Born to Ride
  • Clearly Besotted It’s Your Birthday
  • Copic Markers: E35, E34, E33; E13, E11, E02, W3, W1, W0; R27, R24, R22; C3, C2, C1; C9, C8, C6, C5, C4
  • Silhouette PixScan Mat
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Red Cardstock from Scraps
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle