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

Blooming Bouquet Happy Birthday

The Altenew Blooming Bouquet stamp is a lovely, large image that makes a striking card.  This time I decided to stamp it twice in diagonal corners of the card and use Copic Markers to color the image.

The image was stamped on a quarter sheet of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock in alternating corners with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  The Copic Markers used to color the image are listed below.

Once the image was colored the panel was die cut using a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller than the rectangle and adhered to the back.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts Birthday Message and was stamped on a strip of Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back and it was then adhered just under the half way part of the focal image.

The focal image was then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from 120# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  Wink of Stella was added to the flowers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Blooming Bouquet
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Copic Markers: V09, V25, V22, V20; Y08, Y06, Y04; RV13, RV11, RV10; R89, R37, R32; G99, G94, G24; YG97, YG95, YG93; G17, G16, G00; C1
  • Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Wink of Stella Glitter Pen

Spring Shower Cover Die Make a Wish Birthday Card

I had seen a video with Jennifer McGuire using this die and loved it.  I too love the results of this card, but it was very time consuming to color and then paper piece each of the flowers and leave back into the background.

First the largest My Favorite Things Rectangle STAX was used to cut Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.  Next the Altenew Spring Shower Cover Die was placed on the rectangle and run through the Big Shot a second time.  Both are the same size, so Post-it Tape was used to hold it in place while die cutting.

Copic Markers were used to color all of the die cut flowers and leaves.  Colors used are listed below.  I had watched Nicole Spohr cover the back of a panel to be paper pieced with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  This eliminates the need to add adhesive to each item and also adds dimension when it is added to the cardbase.

After each piece was adhered back in place I pulled some clear Rhinestones from my stash of supplied and added them to the centers of the flowers.  I wanted the background to show as much as possible and so the sentiment from Hero Arts Birthday Messages was stamped on a then strip of Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back and it was adhered to the bottom third of the card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Spring Shower Cover Die
  • Copic Markers: RV13, RV11, RV10; R08, R05, R02; Y08, Y06, Y04; B26, B24, B23; B39, B37; V17, V15, V12; R35, R46; YG99, YG95, YG93; G46, G24; YG25, YG03; G28, G07; C2
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Clear Rhinestones from Stash
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Sea Shells Still Life Happy Birthday

The beach is a relaxing, peaceful place to be.  I’ve never found such beautiful shells as show in Inkadinkado’s Sea Shells Still Life, but it makes a lovely, more masculine in nature birthday card.

I began by stamping the image on Gina K. Designs 80# Ivory Cardstock with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink.  I used the MISTI so that I could stamp multiple times to get a crisp image.  Next I ink blended the background using Ranger’s Mini Ink Blending Tool using Distress Ink: Fozzilized Amber, Brushed Cordurory, Tumbled Glass, and Broken China.  To intensify the colors of the shells I used Copic Markers: R21, R22, R12; E30, E31, E33; E33, E35, E55; E47, E57, E59; BG000, BG01, BG02; G40, G43.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday and was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink.

I die cut the focal image with the second largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stac

kable Rectangles and added Darice Sticky Back Foam to the back of the panel.  An A2 side folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Kraft Cardstock, but when I placed the focal image on the cardbase everything blended together.  To help the focal image pop, a rectangle 1/8” larger than the focal image was cut from some blue cardstock I had in my stash.  I liked the look of the card much better and so it was adhered to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then the focal image was adhered on top with the same glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Inkadinkado Sea Shells Still Life
  • Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
  • Gina K. Designs 80# Ivory Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Kraft Cardstock
  • Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
  • Distress Ink: Fossilized Amber, Brushed Corduroy, Tumbled Glass, Broken China
  • Copic Markers: R21, R22, R12; E30, E31, E33; E33, E35, E55; E47, E57, E59; BG000, BG01, BG02; G40, G43

 

Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Orange Tipped Yellow Time to Celebrate Card

For this card I decided to do a two-toned flower. I hoped it would be like a flower I have growing in my back yard.  It is deeper in hue, but still pretty.

The digital stamp was printed on Neenah Solar White 80# Cardstock with a laser printer and then colored with Copic Markers (colors used are listed below).  Once the image was colored the image was die cut with the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle.  A rectangle from Paper Accents Gold  Cardstock was cut 1/8” larger and the two were adhered together with Be Creative Double Sided Tape.  Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was die cut and added to the back of the focal image rectangle.

The focal image rectangle was adhered to a top folding A2 Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Digital Stamp
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Copic: Y06, Y08, Y15; R22, RV13, RV14; G43, G46, G99; B0000, B000
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black

Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Peach Birthday Wishes Card

This birthday card uses the Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Digital Stamp.  It was printed on Neenah Solar WhCard 00437 was colored with Copic Markers R20, R22 R24; YG13, YG17, YG67; BG0000, BG000. 

Once the coloring was complete the focal image was die cut using the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Die.  The sentiment from Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black in the bottom left.  Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was cut just smaller than the rectangle and adhered to the back of the rectangle.  An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  A plain and simple birthday card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Digital Stamp
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Copic: R20, R22 R24; YG13, YG17, YG67; BG0000, BG000
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Die
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black

Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Hot Pink Congratulations Card

I was asked to teach the 12 and 13 year-old girls from church how to color with alcohol markers.  I decided the easiest image to learn on would be a simple flower design, so I printed a lot of the roses from Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile digital stamp with my HP Laser printer onto 80# Ninnah Solar White cardstock.  I wanted them to have enough images to practice coloring before completing a final image to make a Mother’s Day card for their Mom.  When the evening was done I had a lot of leftover printouts and decided to make several cards with them rather than throw them away.  I will post a lot of different renditions of this image and you will be able to see how one image can create a lot of unique and pretty cards.

For this card the rose was colored hot pink with Copic Markers: RV02, RV04, RV06; YG13, YG17, YG67; C00, C0, C1.

When the coloring was complete the image was die cut using a My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX die.  A slightly larger circle was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror cardstock with a Simon Says Stamp Nested Circle die and both were adhered together with Be Creative Double-Sided Tape.  A top folding A2 cardbase made from 120# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock and the focal image was placed on top to determine where to stamp the sentiment.  The sentiment from Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings was stamped with VersaMark Ink at the bottom center of the card front and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  A circle of Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was adhered to the back of the focal image and then it was applied to the cardbase using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Digital Stamp
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Copic: RV02, RV04, RV06; YG13, YG17, YG67; C00, C0, C1
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Nested Circled Die
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink

Sweet Blossom Happy Birthday Card

This card was prepared for a young woman at church name Lizzie, whose favorite color is Teal/Aqua and has lovely, long, blond hair.  I thought the Whimsy Stamps Sweet Blossom image would make a perfect birthday card.

The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and colored with Copic Markers: BG11, BG13, BG14; BG72, BG75, BG18; BG91, BG93, BG95; E25, E29; E31, E33, E34; E50, E53, E55, E35; E00, E11, E51, R20; G99, G46; BG000, BG0000.

Once the coloring was done the sentiment from Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings was stamped below with Altenew Ocean Waves and Dusk inks.  The image was then cut with the second largest Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  Darice Sticky Backed Fun Foam was cut 1/8” smaller and added to the back.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  To accent the aqua color a rectangle of patterned paper from Perfect Prints Forever in Time 6” x 6” Paper Pack was cut with the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  A darker teal color cardstock was cut 1/8” larger and both rectangles were adhered together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The focal image was then adhered to the cardbase.  Silver Stickles was added to the center of the flowers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Whimsy Stamps Sweet Blossom
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Perfect Prints Forever in Time 6 x 6 Paper Stack
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: BG11, BG13, BG14; BG72, BG75, BG18; BG91, BG93, BG95; E25, E29; E31, E33, E34; E50, E53, E55, E35; E00, E11, E51, R20; G99, G46; BG000, BG0000
  • Silver Stickles
  • Altenew Ocean Waves and Dusk Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Penny Black the Best Bring on the Happy Birthday Card

Megan is a young woman with boundless energy.  I thought this cute image from Penny Black The Best would make a cute birthday card for her.  Her favorite colors are blue and peach.

I stamped the image on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored it with Copic Markers: R00, R02; B91, B93, B95, B97; C5, C6, C7;  G43, G07, G28; E00, E11, E51, R20; ; E49, E59, E57; BG000, BG0000.

Once the image was colored it was die cut using My Favorite Things Pierced Oval STAX.  A larger oval was cut with the Spellbinders Large Ovals die from light blue cardstock.  The two ovals were adhered together with Tombo Mono Glue Runner Dot Adhesive and Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the back.

A rectangle of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock was die cut using Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and another rectangle 1/8” larger was cut with a guillotine paper cutter from light blue cardstock.  The rectangles were adhered together with dot adhesive.  The focal image rectangle was placed on these rectangles to determine where to stamp the sentiment from Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings, which was stamped with Altenew Caribbean Sky Ink.  Tombo Mono Multi Glue was added to the back of the oval focal image and adhered to the die cut rectangles. All were then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made form Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black The Best
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Light Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Oval STAX
  • Spellbinders Large OvalsT
  • Altenew Caribbean Sky Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black

Beary Special Birthday Wishes II

I love the images from the My Favorite Things Beary Special Birthday stamp set.   I made this card at the same time as the Patterned Paper Balloon Bouquet and the colors were inspired by that card.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and colored it using Copic Markers (colors used are listed below).  Once the coloring was done I used the matching dies to cutout the images.  I cut a rectangle from the same white cardstock using the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles and then laid the images out to determine placement.  I stamped the sentiment from the same MFT stamp set and Winnie and Walters The Big, The Bold, and Party stamp set with Altenew Sapphire Ink in the upper left of the rectangle.  A rectangle of Gina K. Designs 120# Navy Cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger than the Lawn Fawn rectangle and both were adhered together with Tombo Mono Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.  So that the bear, cake and presents wouldn’t seem to be floating in air ground was colored with Copic Markers C1, C2, and C3, and then all the images were adhered to the rectangle with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to add dimension.

I found some mint green chevron cardstock in the Fancy Pants Design Trend Setter 12 x 12 Paper Pad and cut it with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  A 1/8″ larger rectangle was cut from Gina K. Designs 120# Navy Cardstock and adhered together with TOmbo Mono Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.

To assemble the card a top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and both rectangles were adhered to it using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Beary Special Birthday stamp and die
  • Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold, and Party
  • Fancy Pants Design Trend Setter 12 x 12 Paper Pad
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Navy Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: E30, E33, E35, E57 (Bear); E33, E50, E51 (Cake); G00, G02, G03 (Icing, Balloons, Presents); B97, B39, BF29 (Presents, Party Hat, Balloon); R20, R21, R22 (Icing, Balloon, Presents); C6, C8 (Plate); C1, C2, C3 (Ground); C7, C8 (Nose)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Altenew Sapphire Ink
  • Lawn Fawn Large and Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape