Calm Waters Birthday Wishes

I liked the outcome of my earlier card using this stamp set and decided to give it a try with a softer color palette. Love both. Not sure which one I like the best. Both make great masculine birthday cards.

Products Used:

  • Penny Black Calm Waters
  • Clearly Besotted It’s Your Birthday
  • Distress Ink: Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Old Paper, Gathered Twigs, Ground Espresso, Chipped Sapphire
  • Copic Markers: B02, B01, B00, B000, B0000; Y23, Y21, Y13, Y11, Y00; B99, B97, B93; BG01, BG000, BG0000; E55, E53, E51, E50; 0
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Kraft Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Tim Holtz Distress Micro Glaze

Birthday Wishes Lawn Guy

I have a friend who has a lawn maintenance company. When I saw this cute stamp from Art Impressions I knew it would be perfect.

Products Used:

  • Art Impressions Born to Ride
  • Clearly Besotted It’s Your Birthday
  • Copic Markers: E35, E34, E33; E13, E11, E02, W3, W1, W0; R27, R24, R22; C3, C2, C1; C9, C8, C6, C5, C4
  • Silhouette PixScan Mat
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Red Cardstock from Scraps
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Thank You Bouquet in a Vase

I decided to combine the new Altenew Versatile Vases with Clearly Besotted’s Thanks a Bunch and love the way it turned out. After the card was assembled I felt like it need a little something extra, so I used my ScorBuddy to add some scored diagonal lines to the bottom of the card.

Products Used:

  • Clearly Besotted Thanks a Bunch
  • Altenew Versatile Vases
  • Simon Says Stamp Bouquet of Thanks
  • Memento London Fog Ink
  • Copic Markers: YG99, YG95, YG93; R59, R46, R29, R24; YR18, YR16, Y19, Y17, Y15, Y13; B00, B000, B0000
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Magnificent Magnolia Thank You

I love the way this scalloped lattice background die really sets off the beautiful magnolia flower.

Products Used:

  • Cleary Besotted Magnificent Magnolia Stamp
  • Hong Kong Scalloped Frame
  • Copic Markers: RV66, RV63, RV52, RV000; G24, G21, G20; Colorless Blender
  • Pentel Sunburst Gold Metallic Gel Pen Medium
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Dew Drop Brilliance Galaxy Gold Ink
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# and 110# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Magnificent Magnolia Thank You II

This beautiful stamp from Clearly Besotted is very large. Pairing it with a die cut background really let it take center stage. I love the soft color scheme used.

Products Used:

  • Cleary Besotted Magnificent Magnolia Stamp
  • Avery Elle Horizontal Stripes Die
  • Copic Markers: E42, E41, E40, R01; G94, YG63, YG61, YG23; Colorless Blender
  • Pentel Sunburst Gold Metallic Gel Pen Medium
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# and 110# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Altenew Handpicked Bouquet Thank You IV

Even though this is a layering stamp you can always use your Copic Markers to color the image. I stamped it first in a fade out ink and once the Copic coloring was done stamped it again and heat embossed it with gold.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Handpicked Bouquet
  • Clearly Besotted Magnificent Magnolia
  • Copic Markers: V17, V15, V12; RV04, RV02; YG67, YG17, YG03; G46, G24, G43
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Memento London Fog Ink
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Altenew Hand Picked Bouquet Thank You III

I love the combination of yellow and blue and this stamp from Altenew is lovely. I love the way a subtle embossed background add such visual interest.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Handpicked Bouquet
  •  Clearly Besotted Magnificent Magnolia
  •  Altenew Inks: Parrot, Olive; Citrus Burst, Fresh Lemon, Maple Yellow; Turquoise
  •  Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  •  VersaMark Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • China Scalloped Polka Dot Background
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Clear Wink of Stella

Happy Birthday To You Stamped Background Masculine Card

For this card I decided to stamp my own background using images from Clearly Besotted It’s Your Birthday.

Products Used:

  • Clearly Besotted It’s Your Birthday
  • Altenew Layered Cupcake
  • Concord & 9th Sprinkles Turnabout
  • Gina K. Designs Ink: Sweet Mango, Wild Dandelion, Blue Lagoon, Wild Lilac, Grass Green, Red Hot, Sweet Corn
  • Simon Says Stamp Double Stitched Rectangle
  • Copic Markers: BG18, BG15
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Scraps
  • Ranger Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink

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