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

HAPPY-HAPPY-HAPPY BIRTHDAY

This card was made with several outline images from my Silhouette Cameo using Penny Black Big Wish Stamp set.  The images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with the Copic Markers listed below.

00256A rectangle was cut with Memory Box Stitched Rectangles from some blue cardstock I had in my stash.  I then cut a second rectangle from Gina K. Designs 80# white cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot twice to make it slightly smaller, then I used the Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  The two rectangles were adhered together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then adhered to a top folding cardbase from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 4 ¼” x 11”  and scored 5 ½” with 3M ½” and Foam Tape.

The focal images were adhered to the front of the white rectangle with 3M ½” Foam Tape.  I didn’t like were the cat was placed and so I stamped a present box from Clearly Besotted It’s Your Birthday Stamp with Memento Danube Blue and filled in the polka dots with Copic Y08.  This was a cute perch for the cat to sit on and I like that much better.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Penny Black Big Wish Stamp (Cut with Silhouette)
  • MFT Celebrate You Sentiment Stamp (top line only)
  • Clearly Besotted It’s Your Birthday Stamp (present for cat to sit on)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink; Danube Blue for Present; Altenew Sapphire for Sentiment
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder
  • Memory Box Stitched Rectangles (largest run through twice to make smaller)
  • Copic Markers: B32, B34, B37 (Hat, Dress, Butterfly); Y02, Y06, Y08 (Balloon, Butterfly, Dots on Flowers, Present, Hat); RV 14, RV11 (Flower, Butterfly Antennae); E000, E00, E01, R20 (Skin); E50, E31, E25 (Hair); Y23, YR23, YR24, E49 (Cat); G24, G28 (Cat’s Hat)

HAVE A LOVELY BIRTHDAY

This is another image that I stamped on an outline cutout from my Silhouette Cameo software using my MISTI, with a little repositionable tape on the back of the outline to hold it in place.  I used Memento Tuxedo Black for ink, since it is Copic friendly and then I colored the image using the Copic Marker colors listed below.

00255I die cut a circle using My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX dies and then run it through my Sizzix Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  I found some matching peach cardstock in my stash and cut it using the Avery Elle Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  I prepared the bottom of the rectangle with my Embossing Buddy to ensure the embossing powder would only stick where I wanted it to and stamped the sentiment from My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings Sentiment stamp with VersaMark Ink and then sprinkles some Recollections Snow Embossing Powder and heat set it with my Marvy Embossing Tool.

I created a card base from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cutting it to 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”.  I adhered the peach rectangle using Tombo Mono Multi Glue, which gives you a little time to position it perfectly on the cardbase.  The focal image was adhered to the circle die cut with 3M ½” Foam Tape, and then the circle was adhered to the peach rectangle with some more 3M ½” Foam Tape and the card was done.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Penny Black Big Wish Stamp (Cut with Silhouette)
  • MFT Birthday Greetings Sentiment Stamp
  • MFT Big Birthday Greetings (Inside)
  • Copic Markers: E55, E59 (Frosting); E77, E59, E57 (Hair); E00, R00 (Skin); R20, R21, R22 (Dress, Cake, Bows); Y02, Y08 (Flames)
  • Recollections Snow Embossing Powder
  • Peach Cardstock (in stash)
  • MFT Pierced Circle STAX
  • Avery Elle Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • K. Success Stamp-a-ma-jig
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRINCESS WITH SILHOUETTE CAMEO CUTOUTS

I really like the look of an image cut out with matching dies, but I have a lot of stamps that don’t have any dies available, so I decided to use my Silhouette Cameo to create cut files for these stamp sets.  The method for creating these files is as follows:

  1. I Stamped the image on white cardstock using a dark black ink, I used Hero Hues Black
  2. I scanned the image with my multi use scanner and saved it as a .jpg image
  3. I started my Silhouette Studio software and opened the .jpg image
  4. I used the Trace Window to trace around the image – be sure to turn off High Pass Filter – I used a Threshold between 80-90% and selected trace outer edge
  5. The image will now have a red cut line around it – You can now delete the .jpg image leaving only the cut lines, or you can leave it, whichever you prefer, but be sure that you have selected the cut image and open the Offset Window. Once you select offset the default is .125, but that is too large, I change the offset to be .035.  Sometimes I may have a slightly larger offset (.045) to capture other embellishments that are part of the image, such as the stars and confetti that were part of the image above.
  6. Delete the inside smaller cut image, leaving behind only the offset cut image and send it to your cameo for cutting – Be sure and use Copic Friendly paper, I used Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and to conserve paper I filled the page with multiple images.

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If the image has embellishments some of them may not join together when you offset.  Sometimes, if necessary you can double click on the cut image and the Point Editing Window will open.  You can zoom into the image to see individual points that are created for cut the image.  You can use this tool to delete some of the points to ensure that small items like a star or confetti are joined to the cut image, or to eliminate little areas that have been selected to cut that would just tear your paper they are so small.  You can also use the erase tool to get rid of these extra embellishments to the image.  You could leave them, but I don’t think you want to try and line up small cutouts of extra confetti when it is part of one stamp.  When working with these cut files keep in mind that once you erase something from the cut image the Point Editing Tool will no longer work.   I have found that, while a little time consuming, deleting the points works best.  There are good instruction videos on YouTube that can help if you have questions, or send me an email and I’ll try and walk you through it.

For this card I cut the outline for Penny Black Big Wish Stamp set from Gina K. Designs 80# Cardstock.  This is a clear photopolymer stamp and so I used a little removable adhesive to the back of the cut file and placed it in my MISTI, aligned the matching stamp, and used Copic Friendly Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  If I am working with a rubber stamp I use a stamp positioner (I have the stamp-a-ma-jig) to ensure proper alignment.

Once the image was stamped I used Copic Markers to color the image, colors are listed below.  I die cut a Sizzix Rounded Tag from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and adhered the focal image in the center with 3M ½” Foam Tape.  I then cut a larger Sizzix Rounded Tag from matching pink cardstock I had in my stash and stamped the top line only from MFT Celebrate You Sentiment Stamp set with VersaMark Ink and embossed it with Recollections Snow Detailed White Embossing Powder and heat set it with my Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.

I wanted the cardbase to match the arch of the Sizzix Tag, but I didn’t have a die in the size that was needed.  I took some Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and cut it to 4 ¼” x 11” and scored it at 5 ½” to create a top folding A2 size cardbase.  I used the Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder on the front of the cardbase and then fussy cut a matching arch.  The focal image was adhered to the front of the cardbase with 3M ½” Foam Tape and the card was complete.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Penny Black Big Wish Stamp (Cut with Silhouette)
  • MFT Celebrate You Sentiment Stamp (top line only)
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder
  • Sizzix Rounded Tags Die
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Copic Markers: YR21, E97, E99 (Hair); G20, G21, G24, G28 (Present and Cupcake Wrapper); Y02, Y06, Y08, Y15, Y19 (Ribbons and Stars); YR23, Y19 (Crown); E000, E00, E01 (Skin); RV10, RV11, RV13, RV14 (Dress, Present, Cupcake, Bow); RV29, RV13 (Cherry)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

This cute image is from C. C. designs Heidi Among the Flower stamp set.  I prepared some Canson 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper with an anti-static pad and stamped the image with VersaMark Ink.  I then used Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and heat set it with my Marvy Embossing Tool.  Using an anti-static pad ensure that the embossing powder only sticks to the VersaMark Ink and give you a crisp impression.

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I enjoy using watercolor.  I think it is must faster than coloring with Copic Markers, and I like the variation in colors that can be achieve by mixing different colors.  I used Winsor & Newton Lightweight Sketchers’ Box Half Pan Set of 24.  Once the watercolor was dry I die cut the image using Avery Elle Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  I then stamped the sentiment from Avery Elle Cake and Candles Sentiment stamp set with VersaMark Ink and covered it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and heat set it with my embossing tool.  I cut a slightly larger piece of gold glitter cardstock and adhered the two together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue, which give you a little bit of time to  adjust for a perfect, even border.

The cardbase is made with Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”.  I adhered the focal image using Darice White Adhesive Fun Foam and applied it to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was complete.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • C. Designs Heidi Among the Flowers Stamp
  • Avery Elle Cake and Candles Sentiment Stamp
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Gold Glitter Cardstock
  • Avery Elle Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Winsor & Newton Lightweight Sketchers Box Half Pan Set of 24

TIME TO PARTY

This card was made using La-La-Land Crafts Sweetheart Stamp.  It was stamped on 140# Canson Cold Press Watercolor Paper with VersaMark Ink and embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  Whenever you are embossing, be sure and prepared your cardstock with an anti-static tool to remove any oils from the card that would cause the embossing powder to stick to unwanted areas.  Once the embossing powder is melted using a heat gun you are ready to watercolor your image.  I used Winsor & Newton Lightweight Sketchers’ Box Half Pan Set of 24.  I mix my colors to get the right shade.

00247wAfter the watercolored image was dry I die cut it using Spellbinders Rectangle dies.  I created a background with Pink Paislee Pen Pals Correspondent Paper with Avery Elle Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles and applied the focal image with Darice White Adhesive Fun Foam, cut just smaller than the background paper.  Using another pattern from the same paper pack I cut a 1” strip of striped paper.  I small strip of gold glitter cardstock was also cut.  Both were applied to A2 Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock (4 ¼” x 11” scored at 5 ½”) using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The focal image was then adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

A small circle was die cut using MFT Pierced Circle STAX die and stamped with Amy R. Great Birthday Greetings stamp using Memento Paris Dusk Ink and adhered with 3M ½” Foam Tape and the card was done.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • La-La-Land Crafts Sweetheart Stamp
  • Amy R Great Birthday Greetings
  • Pink Paislee Pen Pals Correspondent Paper
  • Gold Glitter Cardstock
  • Avery Elle Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Spellbinders Rectangle Die
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • MFT Pierced Circle STAX
  • Winsor & Newton Lightweight Sketchers’ Box Half Pan Set of 24

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CUPCAKE

This cute image is from the C. C. Designs Cupcake Emma Stamp.  I stamped it on 140# Canson Watercolor Paper with VersaMark Ink and covered it in Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The image was colored with Winsor & Newton Lightweight Sketchers’ Box Half Pan Set of 24.  I mix colors to get just the right shade.

00246wThe sentiment is from Avery Elle Cake & Candles stamp set, it too was embossed with the same embossing powder.  I used Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Rectangles to cut a frame from matching paper that I had in my stash.

The watercolored focal image was cut with Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles and the frame was adhered using 3M ½” Foam Tape, cut to be narrow enough to not be seen.  I cut a piece of Darice Adhesive White Fun Foam to be slightly smaller than the focal image to add dimension.  Then it was adhered with Tombo Mono Multi Glue to a Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½” for a standard A2 cardbase, and the card was done.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Canson 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • C. C. Designs Cupcake Emma Stamp
  • Avery Elle Cake & Candles Sentiment Stamp
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Rectangles Frame
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Winsor & Newton Lightweight Sketchers’ Box Half Pan Set of 24

CELEBRATE YOU BIRTHDAY CARD

Penny Black’s Make a Wish Stamp has so many cute little girls for birthday cards.  I really enjoy make cards with them.  I stamped on of the images on Canson 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper with VersaMark Ink and then heat embossing the image with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, preparing the paper with an embossing buddy to remove any oils from the cardstock, which ensures the embossing powder only sticks to where the image has been stamped.  The image was then colored with Winsor & Newton Lightweight Sketchers’ Box Half Pan Set of 24.

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Once the image was dry I die cut it with Spellbinders Square die.  A piece of Gina K. Designs Red Cardstock was cut to be 1/8” larger and then the focal image was adhered using 3M ½” Foam Tape.  The focal image was adhered to a card base is 120# Gina K. Design White Cardstock, cut to 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½” with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The celebrate word die is from Penny Black Doodles die set.  It was cut from the same red cardstock and adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The word you is from the Winnie and Walter The Big, the Bold, and You stamp set, stamped with VersaMark and embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Penny Black Make a Wish Stamp
  • Penny Black Doodles Die
  • Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold, and You Stamp
  • Spellbinder Square Die
  • Avery Elle Double Pierced Square Die (Cut twice to make smaller)
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Winsor & Newton Lightweight Sketchers’ Box Half Pan Set of 24