Zen Bouquet Birthday Card with Polychromos Pencils

This is the second card I made with Honey Bee Stamp’s Zen Bouquet.  This time it was stamped on vellum and then colored from the back with Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils.  This is the first time I have used these new pencils.  One thing to be aware of when coloring on vellum is that the colors are very muted.  They are very pretty, but they are pastel rather than vibrant in hue.

One of the challenges when working with vellum is how to adhere it to your card.  The image was too wide to go through Xyron Create a Sticker Maker so I decided to use 6″ Be Creative Tape adhered to a 6″ x 6″ piece of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then die cut it with the matching die.  The focal image was also die cut with the matching die and the two were adhered together.  Both were adhered to a rectangle of the same white cardstock, but I didn’t like the way the white on white looked on the cardbase, made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  So I decided to run it through the Big Shot with a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle.  This was a challenge because now it was several layers, but eventually, with a lot of passes and a little cutting with a guillotine cutter .  I then decided to add some teal blue cardstock as a border around the image and used that same cardstock to create the banner greeting from My Favorite Things Delicious Birthday, which was heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.

As a final embellishment I used one of the butterflies from the Clearly Besotted Butterfly Wishes set was stamped with Gina K. Designs Sweet Corn Ink and two smaller butterflies from Martha Stewart’s Butterfly Trio Punch colored with Gina K. Designs Blue Lagoon and Bubblegum ink and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Honey Bee Zen Bouquet
  • My Favorite Things Delicious Birthday
  • Simon Says Stamp Folded Banners
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles
  • Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils: 195/130; 108/104/183; 136/119; 158/154; 149/145; 266; 142/127; 117/113/111; 267/171; 267/172; 156/158; 138/119; 193/130; 225/217; 174/172;267/171; 267/163
  • Paper Studio Vellum
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Turquoise Cardstock from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs Sweet Corn, Bubblegum, and Blue Lagoon Ink
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs
  • White Embossing Powder
  • Imagins Halloween Face Decal Rhinestones

Copic Colored Zen Bouquet Birthday Card

Recently I decided to stamp a lot of my flower stamp sets and set them aside so I would have them to make a quick card when needed.  I decided to stamp them once on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock, once on vellum with gold embossing power, and a third time on vellum with white embossing powder.  The next few posts will show how different the same stamp can look when created with these different mediums.

Below is the Honey Bee Zen Bouquet stamped on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  This is a huge image measuring about 5 3/4″ in diameter.  For this card I decided to create a 6″ x 6″ cardbase from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and then used her Black Cardstock as a background for the stamp, cut 1/8″ smaller.  I colored the image using Copic Markers.  It looks striking on the black background.

Once the image was colored it was die cut using the matching die and then cut again from Darice Sticky Back Foam.  The foam was trimmed down so that it wouldn’t show when adhered to the back of the image and then adhered to the black square with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The sentiment from Clearly Besott

ed Butterfly Wishes was stamped on Paper Studio Vellum with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  It was wrapped around the flower image and adhered to the back of the black rectangle with Scotch Tape.  The focal image panel was then adhered to the front of the 6″ x 6″ cardbase with Be Creative Tape.  To add a little more visual interest to this large image one of the butterflies from the Clearly Besotted Butterfly Wishes set was stamped with Gina K. Designs Blue Lagoon Ink and adhered to the left of the sentiment strip.  Using Martha Stewart’s Butterfly Trio Punch two additional butterflies where adhered, which were colored with Gina K. Designs Sweet Corn and Bubblegum ink and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Honey Bee Zen Bouquet
  • Clearly Besotted Butterfly Wishes
  • Copic Markers: B28, B24; B06, B04; V09, V06 V04; RV17, RV14, RV11; R08, R05; R27, R24, R22; R89, R56; Y17, Y15; BG18, BG15; BV17, BV13; BG75, BG72; YG99, YG95, YG67, YG63, YG03, G99, G46, G40, G29, G24, G21, G19, G09, G02, B000
  • Gina K. Designs Sweet Corn, Bubblegum, and Blue Lagoon Ink
  • Black and White Cardstock from Stash
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Paper Studio Vellum
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder

Teal Tree Peony Birthday Wishes

I always love the way cards turnout using Power Poppy’s Tree Peony stamp.  This card is for a woman I serve with in the Young Women’s organization at church.  Her favorite colors are any shade of blue.

I have the digital image, so I can make it just the size I want.  I printed the image with my laser printer onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then colored it with Copic Markers (listed below).  Once I was done coloring, I then scanned and imported it into the Silhouette Cameo to cut around the image. Almost as good as a matching die, just takes a little more time, but faster than fussy cutting.

I cut a rectangle from the same white cardstock using a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder and adhered the focal image using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock. To make the focal image pop on the white cardbase, I looked through my scraps of paper and found this deep blue paper, which was cut 1/8″ larger than the embossed rectangle and adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted’s Fancy Sayings and was stamped on Vellum with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder then wrapped around the focal image panel and adhered to the back with Scotch Tape. Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the panel and then adhered to the cardbase with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED:

For Shannon Gammon

  • Power Poppy Tree Peony
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Copic Markers BG15, BG13, BG31; BG49, BG45, BG13; G28, B94, B24; YR24, YR23, YR21
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Teal Cardstock from Stash
  • WorldWin Papers Translucent Vellum
  • Versa Mark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Paw Prints Birthday Wishes

We have a new young woman turning twelve and entering the Young Women’s organization at church.  Her mother tells me she has a dog and a cat.  I didn’t have a dog image similar to what she has, but this cute cat I colored based on the photo her mom sent me.  I think it turned out cute.  Welcome Katie.

I stamped the image from SWALK pawfect Pal Paw Prints onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, which is Copic friendly and colored the image with the markers listed below.

Once I was done coloring, I added white polka dots to the chair with a White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen.  I then scanned  and imported it into the Silhouette Cameo to cut around the image.  Almost as good as a matching die, just takes a little more time, but faster than fussy cutting.

I cut a rectangle from the same white cardstock using a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder and adhered the focal image using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  To make the focal image pop on the white cardbase, I looked through my scraps of paper and found this deep teal blue paper, which was cut 1/8″ larger than the embossed rectangle and adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted’s Fancy Sayings and was stamped on Vellum with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder then wrapped around the focal image panel and adhered to the back with Scotch Tape.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the panel and then adhered to the cardbase with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • SWALK Pawfect Pals Paw Prints
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Copic Markers: E00, E01, E11, R20; C9, C7, C6, C1, C0, E55; V12, V15, YR24; V09, V06, V04; BG45, BG49; E49, E47, E57, E55
  • Sakura Gelly Roll 08 White Pen
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Teal Cardstock from Stash
  • WorldWin Papers Translucent Vellum
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Versa Mark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

 

Heart Lattice Valentine’s Shaker Card (CAS466)

The Clean and Simple Challenge on Splitcoaststampers this week is Keep it Clear.  Whenever I think about using something clear in cardmaking I think of a shaker card.  In the Spellbinders January Die of the Month there was a really large lattice heart that I thought would make a great shaker card.

The die set comes with the lattice heart and a solid heart that goes behind it.  I die cut the lattice heart from some hot pink Silly Winks glitter foam and added some acetate behind it to create the shaker.  Next I created a heart cardbase by die cutting the solid heart from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock, leaving a small amount of the top of the heart off the edge. I  and ink blended the top of the cardbase with Distress Inks (listed below).

I used 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to add the dimension needed for the shaker.  I cut it into thin strips and added it to the edge of the heart on the back.  I create two layers of foam so the shaker elements could move freely.  I filled the well with Beader Paradise Rose Beads,Mikuki Seed Beads Silver Lined Pink and Lilac, Martha Stewart Sugar Plum Confetti, andMartha Stewart Cotton Candy Confetti.  I carefully placed the cardbase onto the foam tape lattice heart to create the shaker card.

I die cut a Simon Says Stamp tilted banner from white cardstock and stamped the sentiment from the Clearly Besotted Type Clear Stamp Set with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  I added Ranger Multi Medium Matte to the ends of the banner and a thin strip of 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the center of the banner and adhered it to the front of the lattice heart.

At the last minute I decided to add the lattice heart card to a rectangle of 80# white cardstock.  The edges were scalloped using one of the Simon Says Stamp Scalloped Stitched Edge Dies.  The Lattice Heart was adhered to the center of the rectangle with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and small hearts cut from the glitter foam using the Impression Obsession Heart of Hearts Die were scattered around the large heart.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Spellbinders Heart from January 2018 Die of the Month Kit
  • Impression Obsession Heart of Hearts Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Scalloped Stitched Edge Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Tilted Banners Die
  • Clearly Besotted Type Clear Stamp Set
  • Distress Oxide Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry
  • Hot Pink Silly Winks Glitter Foam Sheet
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Beader Paradise Rose Beads
  • Mikuki Seed Beads Silver Lined Pink and Lilac
  • Martha Stewart Sugar Plum Confetti
  • Martha Stewart Cotton Candy Confetti
  • Copic RV66 to color the edges of the foam tape

Flower Bomb Birthday Bouquet

Pinks and purples, with a touch of yellow, make a pretty flower arrangement.  For this card I used the Power Poppy Flower Bomb Digital Stamp, printing it on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then cutting it out using the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.  The thing I really like about digital stamps is you can make them any size you want.

I took some pink cardstock from the Recollections Essential Paper Pack and die cut it with a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  I then used the positive oval shape left over from a previous card I made using the My Favorite Things Oval Frames.  The oval was adhered directly to the pink cardstock and Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the rectangle and adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted’s Fancy Sayings and was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.

The focal image was colored with Copic Markers: V17, V25, V22; YG67, YG23, YG01; YG17, YG23, YG03; Y08; R85, R83, R81; BG000, and then placed on a rectangle of Darice Sticky Back Foam, traced, and fussy cut and adhered to the back of the image.  I think this is becoming my favorite way of adding dimension to an image.  It doesn’t really take any longer than cutting strips of 3M ½” Foam Tape, but it gives a solid dimension behind an image and goes through the mail excellently.  It was then adhered to the middle of the oval with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Flower Bomb Digital Stamp
  • HP Laser Printer
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings Stamp
  • Copic Markers: V17, V25, V22; YG67, YG23, YG01; YG17, YG23, YG03; Y08; R85, R83, R81; BG000
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • MFT Stitched Oval Frame
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Recollections Essentials Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue

Pretty Pansies Birthday Wishes

Power Poppy’s Pansies Digital Stamp was printed it on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with an HP Printer and then cut an outline around the image with the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.  I like to look at flower images on Google to get ideas on how to color flower images.  Copic Markers V09, V06, V04, V22; Y17, Y08, Y02; C3, C1, C0; YG67, YG17, YG23 were used for the purple, white, and yellow palette.

The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted’s Fancy Sayings and was stamped with Gina K. Designs Wild Lilac Ink.  When I went to adhere the focal image it just needed something to make it pop on the page.  So, I cut a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the rectangle for added dimension.  I like this better, but it still needed a little something, so I tool a scrap of white cardstock and colored it with the darkest purple Copic Marker and adhered it underneath the dry embossed rectangle with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  This was just what was needed to draw the eye to the flower arrangement.  Darice Fun Foam was traced in the flower shape and adhered to the back and then glued to the front of the card using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Pansies Digital Stamp
  • HP Laser Printer
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Gina K. Designs Wild Lilac Ink
  • Copic Markers: V09, V06, V04, V22; Y17, Y08, Y02; C3, C1, C0; YG67, YG17, YG23
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Recollections Essentials Paper
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue

Happy Birthday Bouquet

Clearly Besotted’s fall release was filled with beautiful floral images.  This flower arrangement is from the “On Your Day” stamp set and was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.  It was then die cut using the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.

The image was color with Copic Markers: BG13, BG11; G46, G94, G21; B95, B93, B91; R85, R83; BG000.  It was placed on some Darice Sticky Back Foam and traced with a pencil, fussy cut with scissors, and then adhered to the back of the image.  I think these blue, blue green, and pink color made a pretty card.

 

A scalloped rectangle was cut from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using the Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangle.  I went through my scraps of paper and found a pretty teal blue to use as a background for the scalloped rectangle.  It really adds a lot of visual interest to the card.

A rectangle was cut with a guillotine trimmer to be exactly the same size as a top folding A2 cardbase.  The blue rectangle was adhered to the cardbase using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive and then Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller than the scalloped rectangle and adhered together with the same adhesive.  Both were adhered to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The focal image was placed on the card front to determine were to stamp the sentiment from Hero Arts Birthday Messages with Distress Oxide Faded Jeans.  The focal image was adhered above the sentiment with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Clearly Besotted On Your Day
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Distress Oxide Faded Jeans
  • Copic Markers: BG13, BG11; G46, G94, G21; B95, B93, B91; R85, R83; BG000
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Recollections Bright and Basic 6 x 6 Paper Pad
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangle

My Best Friend Birthday I and II

Clearly Besotted’s My Best Friend has a beautiful spray of three flower that made a love card.  I decided to create two different cards, one using Altenew Inks: Sea Breeze, Turquoise, Tide Blue; and the second using Altenew Inks: Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, and Rubellite.  Different green Altenew inks were used for each arrangement.

I decided to keep the design clean and simple, using a couple of My Favorite Things Frames to cause the flower arrangements to pop from the page.

I stamp and die cut the floral and leaf images and set them aside.  For the first card I die cut a rectangle frame using My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Frame and cut down 3M ½” Foam Tape so that it was narrow enough to be added to the back of the fame and not be seen.  A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the rectangle frame was added to the center to determine where to stamp the sentiment, which is from Technique Tuesday’s Cosmos Stamp set with Hero Hues India Ink Black.

Next the front of the card was run through the Big Shot using the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder.  The backing paper was removed from the rectangle frame and adhered to the card front.  3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of flowers and leaves so that they would lay flat on the surface of the card and voila, the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Clearly Besotted My Best Friend Stamp
  • Technique Tuesday Cosmos Sentiment Stamp
  • Altenew Inks: Sea Breeze, Turquoise, Tide Blue
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Jelly Bean Green, Grass Green, Asparagus
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Frame
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock

CARD TWO

The second card was done in the same manner, however, for this card the My Favorite Things Stitched Oval Frame was used.  The sentiment is from Mama Elephant’s Make a Wish and was stamped in the center of the oval with Hero Hues India Ink Black and then dry embossed using the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder.  The flowers were arrangement in the lower left of the oval, adhered with 3M Foam Tape and Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Clearly Besotted My Best Friend Stamp
  • Mama Elephant Make a Wish Stamp
  • Altenew Inks: Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, Rubellite; Bamboo, Parrot, Olive
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Oval Frame
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock

One in a Million Birthday Card

The Clearly Besotted One in a Million Stamp is made of two corner flower arrangements.  Clearly Besotted is no longer making dies for their stamps, but that isn’t an issue when you have the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.  It is a lot less time consuming that fussy cutting the images out with scissors.

I Stamped both flower corners onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then cut out the images.  They were colored with Copic Markers: BG15, BG13; BG0000; YG17, YG03; G46, G82; B95, B93, B91; YR21, Y08; YR24, YR23; R85, R83, R81; V15, V12.

They were placed on some Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet and traced with a pencil, fussy cut with scissors, and adhered to the back of the focal images.  I decided to arrange them on a landscape A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

A rectangle of Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock was due cut using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle  Gina K. Designs 120# Back Cardstock was cut 1/8” larger and adhered to the back using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  It was adhered to the cardbase using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then the sentiment was stamped in the middle of the cardbase using Hero Hues India Ink Black and a sentiment from My Favorite Things Handwritten Happiness.

The two floral focal images were adhered into two opposing corners, gluing them in place with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  For a final embellishment Queen & Co. Candy Shoppe Jellies in Yellow, Pink, and Blue were scatter on the card front and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Clearly Besotted One in a Million Stamp
  • My Favorite Things Handwritten Happiness Stamp
  • Copic Markers: BG15, BG13; BG0000; YG17, YG03; G46, G82; B95, B93, B91; YR21, Y08; YR24, YR23; R85, R83, R81; V15, V12
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Queen & Co. Candy Shoppe Jellies: Yellow, Pink, Blue
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue