This is the second time I’ve used this image, but this time I used Copic Markers to color it and I really like the bright colors selected.
It was printed on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with laser jet printer, which ensures the lines of the image will not bleed when coloring. I decided to use a light blue for the background, it really makes the image pop.
The sentiment is from the Avery Elle Petals and Stems and was stamped at the bottom of the image with Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink. I used a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle and then a mat of black cardstock was added to the back.
Darice Foam Sheet was cut to 1/8″ smaller than the rectangle and then it was adhered to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase and the card was done.
Spring Bouquet (461e4adf175033df3017066f5381bf1a)
I wanted to use the remainder of some of the patterned paper I had leftover from a couple of cards I had made previously. I had a thin rectangle of polka dot paper that wasn’t wide enough for a cardbase, so I used some leftover matching blue patterned cardstock and cut some thin strips and added them to the dotted rectangle. I felt like the two patterned papers didn’t go together as well as what I wanted and so I cut thin strips of dark blue and added it between the two patterned papers. That looked much better.
I had a square of the dark blue cardstock leftover from another card that I turned on a diamond. To adhere the diamond sticky back foam was added to the back. The sentiment was cut from the same dark cardstock and shading was added to the die cut sentiment with Copic Cardstock.
A cupcake top and bottom and a candles was stamped on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and colored with Copic markers. They was die cut with the matching dies and adhered together with liquid glue and then adhered with the same glue to the front of the diamond.
I had some leftover square from the previous card and decided to put four of them together to create a 5″ x 5″ card. The squares were adhered together using Scotch Tape.
I looked through my dies and stamps to add some focal images for three of the squares. The cake die cut had gold mirror cardstock added behind the cake and candles. Ranger Gold Stickles were added to the cupcake. Nuvo Crystal Drops were added to the polka dot patterned paper.
A sentiment was stamped on the fourth square. The four square block were added to a 5 1/4″ square cardbase and the card was done.
This card is based on a card my husband received. It was more difficult to create than I first anticipated, but I really like the outcome.
The first time I tried making the card I adhered the diamond to the cardbase but when I went to cut away the edges I hadn’t left enough space for it to come to the point, so I started again and this time I cut away the side of the dark blue cardstock first and then adhered the diamond.
I cut a diamond using an Avery Elle Double Pierced Square from patterned paper. Another square was cut from light blue, leaving enough of a border to create a frame around the patterned paper diamond.
The cardbase was made from two side folding cardbases, one from blue and the second from white cardstock. The blue was cut on the side at an angle. The top of the white cardbase was embossed with a dotted embossing folder. It was too plain without it and the dots accentuated the dotted patterned paper. The two cardbases were adhered together with dotliner adhesive with the fold of the white cardbase at the bottom of the blue.
The cupcake is stamped on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and colored with Copic Markers, die cut with the matching dies, and adhered to the diamond with foam tape.
When you open the blue flap a diamond of different patterned paper are added to the top of the flap and another rectangle with a border are added to the center of the card.
When you drop the white cardbase in the center of the card another sentiment is stamped and a border of patterned paper has been added.
Just one single flower can make a stunning card. I love this largest flowers from Simon Says Stamp Look for the Rainbows and I love the combination of yellow and green leaves.
I stamped the flower with VersaMark Ink on Bristol Smooth Cardstock and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. This makes it so easy to watercolor because the embossed lines create little wells to hold the watercolor. Once the coloring was done the matching dies were used to cut out the image. I like the dimension you can add when your focal image can be applied using foam tape behind it.
The sentiment is from two separate stamp sets combined together. They were also stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed gold onto a decorative rectangle die cut using a Gina Marie Designs Loopy Rectangle. This rectangle was adhered directly to a side folding A2 cardbase with dotliner adhesive and the card was done.
Says Stamp Look for the Rainbows
Says Stamp Tiny Words Birthday
Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 041 Light Green, 046 Mid Green, 052 Bright
I love the colors in this striped cardstock from Reverse Confetti. I pulled out the medium size Birch Press Designs Party Balloon and cut it on the diagonal. From the leftover cardstock I cut the stitched outline die. The secondary outline was cut from a scrap of mint cardstock and the “birthday” was cut from navy and all where adhered together.
A rectangle of white cardstock was cut using a stitched rectangle. Foam tape was added to the balloon. Some platinum embossing floss was added to the balloon and it was wrapped around the white rectangle. The sentiment die cut was added to the underneath. The word happy was stamped above with navy ink. Added some matching sequins.
I had a small piece of the rainbow cardstock I had used on my last card and didn’t want to waste it. I die cut it using a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle.
I stamped a cupcake from the Honey Bee Stamps Piece of Cake stamp set with Memento Toffee Crunch Ink and colored it with Copic Markers. When I placed it on the rainbow rectangle it just didn’t have any pizzazz, so I pulled out Your Next Stamp Confetti Panel and ran the rainbow rectangle through the Big Shot.
That looked better, but it still wasn’t floating my boat, so I decided to mat it with some gold mirror cardstock and loved the look. I used a scrap of the mirror cardstock to die cut the word “happy” and cut it again from sticky back foam for dimension. I colored the edges of the foam using a Copic Marker so you wouldn’t see any white foam.
The secondary sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink on a small scrap of the red stripe in the rainbow cardstock to heat emboss in gold the word “birthday” using Simon Says Stamp Tiny Word Birthday and glued across the tails of the happy die cut.
A larger rectangle was cut from white cardstock using an A2 Stitched Rectangle and embossed using the Confetti Panel and then matted with gold mirror cardstock.
The focal image panel was adhered to a side folding white cardbase and the card was done.
When I saw the name of this cute image from La-La Land Crafts “Shining Star Marci” I knew I wanted to use stars for the card design.
I pulled out my largest star die and die cut it from gold mirror cardstock. I wanted the Marci image to be sitting on a star.
This is a digital stamp and so I printed it using a laser printer so that I would bleed when colored with Copic Markers. The color scheme was determined by the recipient’s favorite colors.Once coloring was complete I used my Silhouette PIXScan Mat to cut around the image.
I pulled out My Favorite Things Written in the Stars and die cut the word from Neena Classic Crest and from Darcie Sticky Back Foam. I used my Copic Markers to give an ombre affect to the “Stars” die cut. For the secondary sentiment I used the Copic Markers to color some leftover cardstock to match and stamped the sentiment with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder.
For additional interest on the card I die cut a rectangle from white cardstock with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle and then embossed the Memeory Box Starry Night Background Die.
I placed all the elements on the card the way I liked them and adhered them using liquid glue. I felt it needed a little something extra. The Marci image has her hand out as if she is holding something so I die cut a small heart from mirror cardstock and placed it in her add. I also covered the star at the end of her headband with a gold mirror die cut star as well.
I decided to dig into my dies and use some of the product I had on hand. I pulled out these stitched flowers from My Favorite Things. I wanted to water color them and so I used Bristol Smooth Cardstock to cut the flowers and leaves and colored them using my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I die cut Avery Elle’s Horizontal Strips and arranged the flowers in the lower left of the open circle. Stamped the sentiment in the opening with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. The flower centers are gold mirror cardstock to match the heat embossed sentiments.
Black Sprinkles and Smiles
Favorite Things Stitched Flowers
Favorite Things Plentiful Petels and Cut Flowers (Leaves)
Elle Horizontal Stripes
Clean Color Read Brush Markers: 050 Yellow, 067 Mustard; 070 Orange; 032
Persian Blue; 051 Lemon Yellow, 029 Geranium Red; 084 Deep Violet, 030 Blue,
021 Light Carmine, 028 Pale Pink, 029 Geranium Red; 043 Pale Olive, 083 Lilac