Watercolor Mother’s Day Card 5

The last Mother’s Day Card example for the 12-13 year-old girls in my church uses the Clearly Besotted On Your Day stamp set.

It was colored using ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers 036 Light Blue, 026 Light Pink, 044 Deep Green, 046 Mid Green. I added some color at the base of a petal and then pull the color throughout using a watercolor brush and water. Once the watercoloring was dry I ran it through the Big Shot with the Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Rectangle Die. Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back for added dimension.

The sentiment is a combination of stamping and die cutting. The stamped sentiment from Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves was stamped on a scrap of pink cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder using Marvy Embossing Tool. It was cut into a then strip and 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape. One of the Mom words from SugarPea Designs Mom Words Die Set was cut from Tonic Gold Pearl Mirror Satin Cardstock and adhered to the lower left of the card and the sentiment strip was adhered above.

A side folding cardbase was made from pink cardstock in my stash. The focal image was adhered to the front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins were add for visual interest and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Clearly Besotted On Your Day
  • Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves
  • SugarPea Designs Mom Words Die
  • ZIG Clean Brush Markers: 036 Light Blue, 070 Orange, 044 Deep Green, 046 Mid Green
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins
  • Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Rectangle Die
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Gina K. Designs Onyx Black Base Weight Cardstock
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Watercolor Mother’s Day Card 4

I was asked to help the 12 and 13 year-old girls in my church make cards for the mothers. I decided to use a watercolor medium. I printed this image from Sparkle ‘n Sprinkle called Beautiful Magnolia on Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper I created several card as example so they could make a selection on what they wanted to use for their mothers. This is the fourth example card.

This is another beautiful flower stamp from Clearly Besotted called Make a Wish, and I really like the purple color used. ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers 080 Violet, 044 Deep Green, 046 Mid Green, 050 Yellow, 036 Light Blue were used. I added some color at the base of a petal and then pull the color throughout using a watercolor brush and water. Once the watercoloring was dry I ran it through the Big Shot with the Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Rectangle Die. Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back for added dimension.

The sentiment is a combination of stamping and die cutting. The stamped sentiment from Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves was stamped on Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder using Marvy Embossing Tool. It was cut into a then strip and 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape. One of the Mom words from SugarPea Designs Mom Words Die Set was cut from Tonic Gold Pearl Mirror Satin Cardstock and adhered to the lower right of the card and the sentiment was adhered above.

A side folding cardbase was made from purple cardstock in my stash. The focal image was adhered to the front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive. Doodlebug Designs Lilac and Pretty Pink Posh Sugar Plum Mix Sequins were added to the front and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Clearly Besotted Make a Wish
  • Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves
  • SugarPea Designs Mom Words Die
  • Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Rectangle Die
  • ZIG Clean Brush Markers: 080 Violet, 044 Deep Green, 046 Mid Green, 050 Yellow, 036 Light Blue
  • Doodlebug Designs Lilac and Pretty Pink Posh Sugar Plum Mix Sequins
  • Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Rectangle Die
  • Gina K. Designs Onyx Black Base Weight Cardstock
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Watercolored Mother’s Day Card 1

I was asked to help the 12 and 13 year-old girls in my church make cards for the mothers.  I decided to use a watercolor medium.  I stamped the images on Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and then embossed it with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  This creates wells where they could only watercolor a small portion of the image at a time and it wouldn’t run into another section of the flower or leaves.  I created several card as example so they could make a selection on what they wanted to use for their mothers.  This is the first example card.

I love this flower stamp from Clearly Besotted called Happily Ever After, and I really love the bright orange that was used to color it.  ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers 036 Light Blue, 070 Orange, 044 Deep Green, 046 Mid Green were used.  I added  some color at the base of a petal and then pull the color throughout using a watercolor brush and water.  Once the watercoloring was dry I ran it through the Big Shot with the Winnie & Walter Audrey Essential Rectangle Die.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back for added dimension.

The sentiment is a combination of stamping and die cutting.  The stamped sentiment from Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves was stamped on Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder using Marvy Embossing Tool.  It was cut into a then strip and 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  One of the Mom words from SugarPea Designs Mom Words Die Set was cut from Tonic Gold Pearl Mirror Satin Cardstock and adhered to the lower right of the card and the sentiment was adhered above.

A top folding cardbase was made from orange cardstock in my stash.  The focal image was adhered to the front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  Doodlebug Design Tangerine and Pretty Pink Posh Tangerine Sequins were add for visual interest and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Clearly Besotted Happily Ever After
  • Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves
  • SugarPea Designs Mom Words Die
  • ZIG Clean Brush Markers: 036 Light Blue, 070 Orange, 044 Deep Green, 046 Mid Green
  • Doodlebug Design Tangerine and Pretty Pink Posh Tangerine Sequins
  • Gina K. Designs Onyx Black Base Weight Cardstock
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Cardstock
  • Tonic Gold Pearl Mirror Satin Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Winnie & Walter Audrey Essentials Die

 

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