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

Clearly Besotted Rose Bouquet Birthday

I love the three roses in Clearly Besotted Thanks a Bunch.  It makes a pretty card.  I stamped the image on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black.  I colored the image with Copic Markers: RV59, RV39, R37; R29, RV29, RV13; RV13, RV11, RV10; YG67, YG17 YG03

I die cut a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle and added Darice Sticky Back Foam 1/8” smaller than the rectangle to the back.  The focal image was adhered directly to the wonky rectangle with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was laid on top to determine where to stamp the sentiment from Gina K. Designs Peony Wishes in Hero Hues India Ink Black.  The focal image rectangle was adhered above the sentiment with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Clearly Besotted Thanks a Bunch Stamp
  • Gina K. Designs Peony Wishes Sentiment Stamp
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Copic Markers: RV59, RV39, R37; R29, RV29, RV13; RV13, RV11, RV10; YG67, YG17 YG03
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle

Happily Ever After Birthday Card

I love fall colors and decided to use Copic Markers YG95, YG93, YG91; YR18, YR16, YR14, YR12; YR24, YR23, YR21; Y23, Y21, Y11 to color this image from Clearly Besotted Happily Ever After.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then use the Silhouette Cameo to create a cut file.  A Small rectangle was cut using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  The focal image was placed on some Darice Sticky Back Foam and fussy cut to add to the back of the image for dimension.  It was placed on the rectangle to determine where to stamp the sentiment from Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  It was then glued to the die cut rectangle with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The front of a top folding A2 cardbase, made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock was run through the Big Shot with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder and then the focal image rectangle was adhered to the top with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Clearly Besotted Happily Ever After
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers: YG95, YG93, YG91; YR18, YR16, YR14, YR12; YR24, YR23, YR21; Y23, Y21, Y11
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle

Power Poppy Luminos Bouquet Birthday

I love the floral arrangements created by Power Poppy and like using digital stamp because you have them to work with immediately.  I printed Power Poppy Luminos Bouquet with my HP Laser Printer on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then cut around it using the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.  The image was colored with Copic Markers: RV06, RV04, RV02; R85, R83, R81, R89, R39; RV14, RV13, RV11; YG67, YG03; C3, C1; Y08; BG0000.

As you can probably tell by now, I like clean and simple cards, but I like to add focal interest with either a stitched rectangle of dry embossing.  For this card I die cut a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.

I’ve begun tracing the focal image on a sheet of Darice Sticky Back Foam and adhering the together to add solid dimension behind the image.  I like the way it looks.  I stamped the sentiment from Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings on vellum with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  It was wrapped around the focal image rectangle and adhered to the back with Scotch Tape.  The focal image was then adhered to a side folding A2 Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the Card was done.

PRODUCT USED:

  • Power Poppy Luminos Bouquet Digital Stamp
  • HP Laser Printer
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers: RV06, RV04, RV02; R85, R83, R81, R89, R39; RV14, RV13, RV11; YG67, YG03; C3, C1; Y08; BG0000
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • The Paper Company Vellum
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue

Sugar Skull Birthday Cards

I bought this stamp set specifically for my daughter-in-law Monica who is Mexican American.  She loves sugar skulls and I knew it would make a great birthday card for her.

I had seen Kelly Latevola use this stamp with Clearly Besotted Layer Chrysanthemums.  For my card I paired the Simon Says Stamp Sugar Skull stamp set with  Clearly Besotted’s One in a Million Stamp Set.  Both were stamped on Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black.  I stamped the skull first and then masked it to stamp the flower bouquet.

Monica’s favorite colors are a deep, dark red and black.  So I used the following Copic Markers:  Copic Markers: R89, R59, R39, R37; RV09, RV06, RV04; C9, C8, C6, C3, C1; BG49, BG15; G28, G94, G07

Once the coloring was complete I die cut the image using the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and added a rectangle cut 1/8” larger to the back using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  I had a lot of room at the bottom of the panel and so I pulled the sentiment from Papertrey Ink’s Think Big Favorites #24 and stamped it below the sugar skull with Hero Hues India Ink Black.

I felt that it was missing something to complete the image so I found some Recollections Adhesive Rhinestone Swirls and added them around the focal image.  It was the perfect embellishment.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the focal image and then it was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Sugar Skull
  • Clearly Besotted One in a Million
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Papertrey Ink Think Big Favorites #24
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Copic Markers: R89, R59, R39, R37; RV09, RV06, RV04; C9, C8, C6, C3, C1; BG49, BG15; G28, G94, G07
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundles of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Recollections Adhesive Rhinestones Swirls

Brush Stroke Messages Birthday Wishes

This card was inspired by a card by Nina-Marie Trapani.  It was quick and easy to make using Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Messages.  I used a single brush stroke stamp and varied the lengths and colors stamped onto a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.

 

The sentiment from Clearly Besotted’s It’s Your Birthday was stamped with two different colors from the palette and the third color was used to stamp a small balloon from Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes.

Once the stamping was complete it was die cut suing the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle.  I went through my scraps of paper and found a matching red cardstock, which was cut 1/8” larger than the die cut panel and adhered to the back with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  A rectangle of Darice Sticky Back Foam was die cut with the same rectangle die and adhered to the back of focal image with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

I pulled out some DF Craft Thread in an Orange/Red and Yellow and wrapped it a couple of time around the top of the focal image and adhered the loose ends to the back with scotch tape.  I used some additional thread to tie a bow.

A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  A bright and colorful masculine card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Messages
  • Clearly Besotted It’s Your Birthday
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes (Balloon)
  • Altenew Inks: Firebrick, Mountain Mist, Warm Sunshine
  • Copic Marker Y08
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Red Cardstock from Scraps
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle
  • DF Craft Thread Orange/Red and Bright Yellow
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive