HELLO BIRTHDAY GIRL

This card uses flowers and leaves from Simon Says Stamp Look for the Miracles stamp set.  Since there aren’t matching dies for this set I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut some outline images and then stamped them with Altenew Inks listed below.  I used the Sizzix Big Shot to die cut a rectangle from Winnie & Walter Audrey Essentials Pierced Scalloped Rectangles from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock.  I arranged the leaves and flowers the way I liked them and then used Tombo Mono Multi Glue for the leaves and small flower, gluing them directly to the rectangle.  The lighter pink flowers were adhered using 3M ½” Foam Tape, and the blue flower has a double thickness foam tape for added dimension.

00268The Hero Arts Hello sentiment was cut once from Gold Mirror Cardstock and three more times with leftover white cardstock.  To glue them together I used some Elmer’s Spray Adhesive.  Before adhering it to the panel I laid it out to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment “birthday girl” from Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Blossom Loves Balloons.  Since I had gone to so much work, I but the panel in my MISTI and stamped it with Hero Hues Black ink.  I glued the “hello” die with some Ranger Multi Medium Mat and then glued the panel directly to a side folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

I liked the card, but it needed a little something more, so I pulled out my new Nuvo Crystal Drops Pale Gold and added small dots to the center of the flowers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • SSS Look for the Miracles
  • Hero Arts Hello
  • Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Blossom Loves Balloons
  • Altenew Inks:
  • Winnie & Walter Audrey Essentials Pierced Scalloped Rectangle
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Pale Gold

SCRIBBLE FLOWERS HAPPY BIRTHDAY

I created a couple of cards with the same format using my Cameo Silhouette to cut outlines of My Favorite Things Scribble Flowers and stamped the flowers and leaves with Memento London Fog Ink.  I then used my Copic Markers to color them.  The colors used are listed below.  Next I ran some Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder and cut it down to be 2 ¾” x 5 ½.  I added some black Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock just wider than the dry embossed panel and glued them together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

00266For the sentiment I prepared some leftover Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with an anti-static pad and stamped the sentiment from My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments in VersaMark Ink.  I then sprinkled on some Recollection Snow Embossing Powder and heat set it with my Marvy Embossing Tool.  I then cut it to be just larger than the sentiment with a fishtail on the left side.

I laid out the flowers and leaves, glued one directly to the panel and added dimension with 3M ½” foam tape for the other two flowers.  White pearls from my stash were added to the center of the flowers.  I added foam tape to the back of the sentiment banner and placed it at the bottom of the panel.  I added some Darice White Adhesive Fun Foam to the back of the panel, cutting it to be slightly smaller so it wouldn’t show and adhered it to a cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”.  I added Clear Wink of Stella to the flowers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • MFT Circle Scribble Flowers
  • MFT Big Birthday Sentiments
  • Copic: RV11/RV13/RV15; G24/G94/G99
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder
  • Wink of Stella

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For the second card I colored the flowers with yellow and blue Copic Markers and embossed the white panel with the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder.  I added some blue cardstock from my stash and adhered it to the panel using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  I cut a small strip of the same blue cardstock for the sentiment, which is from Fiskars Birthday Bash.  All three flowers have 3M ½” Foam Tape on the back to create dimension.  I added Darice Adhesive Fun Foam to the back of the panel, but when I went to place it on the card, it needed something to tie in the yellow of the flowers.  I decided to add another panel of yellow, slightly wider than the blue, which I glued directly to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5”.  This pulled both of the colors of the flowers into the design and I like it better.  I added Clear Wink of Stella to the flowers for some shine, but it was still missing something, so I pulled some Recollections Enamel Dots from my stash and added blue dots to the center of the yellow flowers and yellow to the center of the blue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • MFT Circle Scribble Flowers
  • Fiskars Birthday Bash
  • Copic: Y11/Y13/Y15; B91/B93/B95; G24/G94/G99
  • Cutlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • Recollections Enamel Dots
  • Wink of Stella

SCRIBBLE FLOWERS SWEET BIRTHDAY WISHES

I used my Cameo Silhouette to cut some outlines of My Favorite Things Scribble Flowers and stamped the flowers and leaves with Memento London Fog Ink.  I then used my Copic Markers to color them.  The colors used are listed below.  Next I ran some Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock through the Big Shot with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and then dry embossed it with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder.

00265I prepared some Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with an anti-static pad and stamped the sentiment from My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments in VersaMark Ink then sprinkled on some Recollection Snow Embossing Powder and heat set it with my Marvy Embossing Tool.  I then cut it to be just larger than the sentiment and created a fishtail on the right side.

I laid out the flowers and leaves and added dimension with 3M ½” foam tape, using double tape for the smaller flower.  Some Doodlebug Designs Sprinkles Lily White were added to the center of the flowers.  Foam tape was added to the back of the sentiment banner and it tucked it underneath the flowers.

I planned to add some fun foam to the back and adhere it to a side folded cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, but decided to add a black background from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock.  This helped tie in the banner and made the dry embossed panel standout on the page.  I applied the panel to the cardbase using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • MFT Circle Scribble Flowers
  • MFT Big Birthday Sentiments
  • Doodlebug Designs Sprinkles Lily White
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Copic: V12/V15/V17; G24/G94/G99
  • Wink of Stella

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