Hooray! It’s Your Birthday

This is another image from Art Impressions that makes a great masculine card.  I used it this time for a birthday card, but I’ve used it for an invitation for a backyard barbecue that was really cute as well.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers (E19, E08, E07; YG97, YG95, YG93; E35, E33, E31; E49, E47; W9, W7, W5; C2, C1, C0).

To create the scene I die cut two rectangles using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle, once for the sky background, and another to create the grass, which was created using a Lawn Fawn Simple Stitched Hillside Border.  Fluffy clouds were cut using Avery Elle’s Pierced Clouds dies.

The sky rectangle was ink blended using Distress Inks Tumbled Glass and Broken China using a Ranger Mini Blending Tool.  The grass was ink blended with Distress Inks Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint.  The two were adhered together using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  To add more interest, little tufts of grass were added with Copic Markers.

The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink onto the grass and heat embossed using Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.  Before doing this ensure that the ink has completely dried so the embossing powder only sticks to the sentiment.

The focal image was die cut using the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added by tracing around the image with a pencil and fussy cutting it with scissors.  The clouds were adhered to the sky portion of the rectangle, one with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape and the other directly to the rectangle with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  The focal image was adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Art Impression Grill Father
  • My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers: E19, E08, E07; YG97, YG95, YG93; E35, E33, E31; E49, E47; W9, W7, W5; C2, C1, C0
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, and Mini Ink Blending Tool Lawn Fawn Simple Stitched Hillside Border Die
  • Lawn Fawn Simple Stitched Hillside Border Die
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Avery Elle Pierced Clouds Die
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Let’s Par-Tee

I have some friend who are real golf enthusiast.  When I saw the Art Impressions Par-Tee Golfers stamp set I knew it would make great birthday cards.  For this card I used the gentleman golfer in his little golf cart.  It turned out great!

I stamped the image Memento London Fog Ink onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock and colored it with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers 034 Dull Blue, 030 Blue, 036 Light Blue, 031 Cobalt Blue, 081 Light Violet, 080 Violet, 071 Flesh, 064 Oatmeal, 028 Light Pink, 091 Light Gray, 092 Blue Gray, 096 Mid Gray, 090 Gray, 010 Black.

Once the image was dry I cut around it using the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back by tracing around the image with a pencil and fussy cutting the foam with a scissor.

Two Rectangles were cut from some more Bristol Smooth Cardstock and die cut using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX die.  The first rectangle was blended with Distress Tumbled Glass Ink to create the sky for the scene.  The second rectangle was cut again using a Lawn Fawn Simple Stitched Hillside Border die and then ink blended with Distress Mowed Lawn.  The two were adhered together using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The golfer was placed on the rectangle to determine where to stamp the sentiment from the same stamp set.  Distress Oxide Blueprint Sketch was used for stamping.  The golfer was added to the scene by adding Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive to the foam backing.  Little golf balls were added by using Queen  & Co. Pearls.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the focal image rectangle and it was adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Art Impressions Par-Tee Golfers
  • ZIG Clean Real Brush Markers: 034 Dull Blue, 030 Blue, 036 Light Blue, 031 Cobalt Blue, 081 Light Violet, 080 Violet, 071 Flesh, 064 Oatmeal, 028 Light Pink, 091 Light Gray, 092 Blue Gray, 096 Mid Gray, 090 Gray, 010 Black
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Distress Tumbled Glass Ink, Mowed Lawn and Ink Blending Tool
  • Distress Oxide Blueprint Sketch
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

Now It’s Time to Celebrate

I really love the Art Impression images.  They are so fun and playful and they make really great cards.  When I saw this stamp set I had to have it.  I love the way it turned out.

I stamped the image on Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock since I wanted to color it with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers (045 Pale Green, 041 Light Green, 083 Lilac, 080 Violet, 036 Light Blue, 031 Cobalt Blue, 034 Dull Blue, 030 Blue, 051 Lemon Yellow, 050 Yellow, 026 Light Pink, 021 Light Carmine, 071 Flesh, 064 Oatmeal, 072 Beige, 061 Light Brown, 067 Mustard, 066 Dark Oatmeal, 065 Mid Brown, 062 Dark Brown, 091 Light Gray).

Once it was dry I cut around the image using the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.  I placed the cutout on some Darice Sticky Back Foam and traced around the image with a pencil and fussy cut the foam and added it to the back of the image.

A scalloped rectangle was cut from some more Bristol Smooth Cardstock using the Winnie and Walter Audrey Essential Die.  Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass was added with a mini blending tool.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back for dimension.  The die cut image was placed on the rectangle to determine where to stamp the sentiment with Distress Oxide Black Soot and then the focal image was adhered with Nuvo deluxe Adhesive.

A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image rectangle was adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  The final embellishments were to add some Clear Wink of Stella to the pom poms and add complimentary colors of Nuvo Crystal Drops to the shadows for dimension.  Multi-colored pearls were scattered around the image and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Art Impressions Cheer Girlfriends
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 045 Pale Green, 041 Light Green, 083 Lilac, 080 Violet, 036 Light Blue, 031 Cobalt Blue, 034 Dull Blue, 030 Blue, 051 Lemon Yellow, 050 Yellow, 026 Light Pink, 021 Light Carmine, 071 Flesh, 064 Oatmeal, 072 Beige, 061 Light Brown, 067 Mustard, 066 Dark Oatmeal, 065 Mid Brown, 062 Dark Brown, 091 Light Gray
  • Winnie & Walter Audrey Essentials Die
  • Distress Tumbled Glass and Blending Tool
  • Distress Oxide Black Soot
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops
  • Triveni Craft Adhesive Pearls 4mm and 6mm

Maturing is Optional Birthday Card

I loved the sentiment from this Art Impressions front and back stamp set called Maturing.  I have a few friends that the sentiment makes a fitting birthday card.  What I really liked about the set was that it had an inside and outside image, so I decided to make is a spinner card.

I stamped both images with VersaMark Ink on Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper and heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  (If I were to do it again I would stamp it with VersaFine Onyx Black and heat emboss it with clear embossing powder.)  The images were colored with Winsor and Newton Professional Watercolor (listed below).

I found some watercolor looking paper in the Momenta Carton Cardstock 12 x 12 Paper Pad and die cut it using the largest Memory Box Stitched Rectangle so that it would cover the entire front of an A2 top folding cardbase, made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

Prior to adhering to the cardbase the focal images were cut with a My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX.  A strip of Sookwang Be Creative Tape was added to the middle of the circle and a string of South Bend Monofilament Line was used to create the spinner.  Once the string was in place Tombo Mono Multi Glue was added to the rest of the circles and the two were adhered together.  A Spellbinder Classic Circle Large was used to die cut a circle from the cardbase and the yellow background paper.  The focal image circle was placed where it needed on the white cardbase and the two ends of the strings were adhered in place with more Be Creative Tape.  Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive was added to the back of the yellow rectangle and it was adhered over the string onto the front of the cardbase.

The sentiment was stamped using Hero Hues India Ink Black and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Art Impressions Maturing
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Momenta Carton Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • South Bend Monofilament Line
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX
  • Spellbinders Classic Circle Large
  • Winsor and Newton Watercolors: Prof. Aureoline, Cotman Cadmium Yellow, Prof. Cadmium Red; Cotman Alizarin Crimson; Prof. Cobalt Blue, Cotman Ultramarine, Viridian, Perm Sap Green, Yellow Ochre, Prof. Rose Madder, Chinese White, Ivory Black, Burnt Umber, Prof. Ultra Marine Violet
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black

 

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

Celebrate You Avalynn

Avalynn will join the young women organization in December and we are looking forward to her arriving.  Her favorite color is purple, with blue as a secondary color.  I recently purchased the digital stamp from La-La Land Crafts entitled Celebrate You Marci.  I printed it with a laser printer on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then die cut it with the Silhouette Cameo using the PIXScan mat.

It was colored with Copic Markers (E11, E00, E000, R20, R21, R22; E35, E53, E51; C1, C3; B91, B93; B34, B37; V09, V06, V04, V01).  I found some coordinating paper in the Doodlebug Polar Pas 6 x 6 Paper Pack.  I love this paper and think it really enhances the overall design.  I die cut a rectangle using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangle and adhered it to the front of an A2 top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

To give the focal image a neutral background a scrap of white cardstock was cut with Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangle.  This die cuts a scalloped center from a stitched rectangle and I decided to use both for this card design.  I adhered the stitched outer rectangle with Kukuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  I then cut a rectangle slightly smaller than the scalloped rectangle from Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet and adhered it to the center of outside rectangle with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment is from Art Impressions Chocolate Therapy and was stamped under the white rectangle with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.  The focal image was adhered to the scalloped rectangle using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La Land Crafts Celebrate You Marci Digital Stamp
  • Art Impressions Chocolate Therapy
  • Doodlebug Polar Pals 6 x 6 Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangles
  • Copic Markers: E11, E00, E000, R20, R21, R22; E35, E53, E51; C1, C3; B91, B93; B34, B37; V09, V06, V04, V01
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive

Chocolate Therapy Birthday Card

When I was in Kentucky I went to the local Hobby Lobby and saw this stamp set from Art Impressions called Chocolate Therapy.  Chocolate is one of my weaknesses and I thought it could make a cute birthday card for any of my chocolate loving friends.

I stamped this image on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and began coloring it with Copic Markers while I was waiting in airports on my flight home.  One thing I learned is that Copic Markers can be unpredictable with the changes in altitude.  I got a few drops of different colors on the card front that I couldn’t remove with my colorless blender.  I thought that it was going to be a toss, but instead I pulled out my large rhinestones from a Recollection mix and scattered them around the card front to cover all the boo-boos.  A few more rhinestones than I would normally add, but the card was saved and the image makes me smile.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set and was placed in the lower right corner and stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  The focal image was cut with the largest My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle and then Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller and adhered to the back.  A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Red Cardstock.  The focal image was adhered with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Art Impressions Chocolate Therapy
  • Recollections Mixed Sequins
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Red Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles
  • Copic Markers: Y15, YR15 (Flame); E11, E01, E00, R20 (Skin); E59, E55, E30 / E55, E51, E35 (Hair); E59, E55, E49 (Frosting); E50, E53 (Cake); B99, B97, B95 (Jeans); V17, V15, V12 (Purple); R29, R27, R24 (Red); G07, G14, YG06 (Green); Y18, Y17, Y15 (Yellow); C4, C3 (Forks); B000 (Outline)
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet

Power Poppy Pansies Happy Birthday

One of the things I like about digital stamps is that you can make them any size you desire.  This image is Power Poppy Pansies and was printed on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with an HP Laser printer.

I looked online at images of pansies and decided to color these white with a purple center.  With the yellow stamen in the center it is a pretty color combination.  Copic Markers used are:  V20, V22, V25; C0, C1, C3; G24, G21, G46.  The sentiment is from Art Impressions Chocolate Therapy and was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.

The image was die cut with the My Favorite Things Pierced Oval STAX die.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was also die cut and then trimmed down to be just smaller than the focal image.  A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, however, when I went to place the focal image on the card front the white on white just got lost on the paper, so I took the darkest purple marker (V25) and ran it around the edges of the oval.  That really made the image pop on the page.

To also add interest a rectangle of 80# white cardstock was die cut with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangle and then run through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder.  This rectangle was adhered to the card front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then the focal image oval was adhered on top with the same glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Digital Stamp Pansies
  • Art Impressions Chocolate Therapy
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Copic Markers: V20, V22, V25; C0, C1, C3; G24, G21, G46
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Oval STAX
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Clear Wink of Stella