Penny Black Gladsome Flowers Birthday Card

Penny Black has some beautiful new stamps for 2017.  I have been creating quite a few in the past week and will be posting them today.  The Gladsome Flowers stamp is a large flower bouquet that cover most of a page and created a lovely focal image.

I stamped the image on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink using the MISTI to ensure a crisp, dark image was achieved.  I colored the image using Copic Markers, colors used are listed below.  To help the image standout a highlight was added using BG0000 and BG000.

Because the image is so large, the sentiment needed to be smaller and fit in the corner of the page.  Avery Elle Cupcake stamp set fit perfectly and was stamped using the MISTI and Hero Hues India Ink Black.

The image was die cut using the largest die from Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was cut just smaller and applied to the back of the panel for added dimension and interest.  The focal image rectangle was applied to an A2 Top Folding Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

Product Used:

  • Penny Black Gladsome Flowers
  • Avery Elle Cupcake
  • Copic Markers: B23, B24, B26; Y11, Y15, Y18; YG03, YG17, YG67; BG0000, BG000
  • Be Creative Tape
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Green Cardstock from Stash
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Be Creative Tape
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black

Power Poppy Joyful Lilies Easter Card

I wanted to create some Easter cards that I could send to the young women and men who are serving missions from our church and so I began searching for images of Easter Lilies and found this beautiful digital stamp from Power Power entitled Joyful Lilies.

I imported the digital image into Microsoft Word, changed the line color to a light gray, and printed it with my HP LaserJet Printer, since I would be coloring the image with Copic Markers and didn’t want the lines to bleed.

The Copic colors used were: C1, C2; V25, V09; G43; YR15, YR07; YG93, YG97, YG99

After the coloring was complete I placed the image on a Silhouette Cameo PixScan Mat and took a picture with my cell phone.  I then imported the picture into the Silhouette Software, created a trace of the image and then added a .04 outline and cut around the image with the Cameo.  Since I was creating multiples I could do four images at a time.

I didn’t have a stamp that would give me the sentiment I desired, so I created a banner using the Table function in Microsoft Word, adding a gray fill and the words “Because of Him” in white font and it was perfect.

I wanted to add a background to the image so that it would standout on the card front so I die cut a rectangle using the 2nd largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles and ran it through the Sizzix Big Shot with the Sizzix Dotted Lattice Embossing Folder.  This rectangle was glued directly to a top folding A2 Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the focal image and added to the dry embossed rectangle.  Foam tape was also added to the ends of the sentiment banner, which was placed towards the bottom of the focal image and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Power Poppy Joyful Lilies Digital Stamp
  • Copic Markers: C1, C2; G20, G21, G24; V25, V09; G43; YR15, YR07; (YG93, YG97, YG99)
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Sizzix Dotted Lattice Embossing Folder
  • Sentiment Label was printed with Word table Fill is White 35% Darker with Roundhand BT and Calibri Font
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

C. C. Design Bouquet Birthday

When I saw this beautiful tulip bouquet from C.C. Design I knew it would make a lovely card.  I’m so glad that I purchased it, I’m sure I’ll use it again and again.

I cut an outline of the C. C. Designs Bouquet image from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo and then stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  The image was then colored with Copic Markers (colors used are listed below).

To create a visual background for the image an oval was cut using My Favorite Things Pierced Oval STAX and ink blended with Distress Stormy Sky Ink using the Inkylicious Ink Bending Brush to create a soft sky color to the oval.  Another oval was cut out of Darice Adhesive Fun Foam and trimmed to be slightly smaller than the ink blended oval and attached to the back. The bouquet cutout was then adhered to the oval using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

A rectangle was cut from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and ink blended on the edges, softly fading to the center.  It was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The oval was then adhered to the card front using the same glue on the fun foam.

The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink Inside & Out Birthday stamp set and was stamped with VersaMark Ink on a strip of Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and heat embossed with Rangers Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the edges to ensure it was the same level as the bouquet and then the sentiment was adhered to the bottom of the focal image with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Clear Wink of Stella was added to the flowers for some sparkle and shine and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • C.C. Design Bouquet
  • Papertrey Ink Inside & Out Birthday
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Oval STAX
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Copic: B37, B34, B32; V12, V15, V17; RV11, RV13, RV14; R24, R27, R29; G24, G94
  • Darice Fun Foam
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Distress Ink Stormy Sky
  • Inkylicious Ink Bending Brush
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock

Hero Arts Antique Rose Congrats

This stamp set from Hero Arts reminded me of some of the flowers my grandmother had in her garden.  I think the antique rose makes a beautiful card.

I began by stamping the image from Hero Arts Antique Rose onto 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  It was colored using Copic Markers RV11, RV13, RV15; YG95, YG97, YG99.  I then placed the image on my Silhouette PIXScan Mat and cut around it using the Cameo.

To create a visual background for the image an oval was cut using My Favorite Things Pierced Oval STAX and ink blended with Distress Tumbled Glass Ink using the Inkylicious Ink Bending Brush to create a soft sky color to the oval.  Another oval was cut out of Darice Adhesive Fun Foam and trimmed to be slightly smaller than the ink blended oval and attached to the back. The rose cutout was then adhered to the oval using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

To enhance the pink in the rose an A2 top folding cardbase was made from pink cardstock that I had in my stash.  A rectangle of white 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock was cut using the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle and adhered to the pink cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Then the oval was attached using the same glue to the back of the fun foam.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Congrats and was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and an additional three time from scraps of white cardstock.  All were adhered together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive and then the word was adhered to the bottom of the focal image with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  To add a little sparkle, Clear Wink of Stella was added to the flower and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Hero Arts Antique Rose
  • Hero Arts Congrats
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Oval STAX
  • Distress Tumbled Glass
  • Inkylicious Ink Bending Brush
  • Copic Markers: RV11, RV13, RV15; YG95, YG97, YG99
  • Darice Fun Foam
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# to 120# White Cardstock
  • Pink Cardstock
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Penny Black Scented Beauty Birthday

The Penny Black Scented Beauty stamp is absolutely beautiful and coloring it the traditional rose red makes a stunning card.

Letting this beautiful image shine calls for a clean and simple design.  A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Next a rectangle of the same cardstock was used to die cut a rectangle with Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  To give the card a sky allusion it was ink blended with Distress Tumbled Glass Ink. Another rectangle was cut from Darice Adhesive Fun Foam and trimmed to be 1/8″ smaller and adhered to the back.

The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and colored with the Copic Markers listed below.  Since there isn’t a matching die it was cut with the Silhouette Cameo on the PIXScan mat.  It was then adhered to the ink blended rectangle with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment is from Sizzix Birthday Cake stamp set, stamped with VersaMark Ink on a scrap of Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and heat in embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back and it was adhered to the focal image rectangle.

The focal image rectangle was adhered to the cardbase using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Sequins from Doodlebug Ladybug and Pretty Pink Posh Sweetheart Mix were scattered on the card front and adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Penny Black Scented Beauty
  • Sizzix Birthday Cake
  • Copic: YG93, YG97, YG99; RV11, RV13, RV14
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Darice Fun Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Doodlebug Ladybug Sequins
  • Pretty Pink Posh Sweetheart Mix Sequins
  • Distress Tumbled Glass
  • Inkylicious Ink Bending Brush
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Penny Black Bonjour! Mimi Birthday

I am always looking for some good girl images for the birthday cards I make for the young women at church.  Recently I purchased Penny Black’s Bonjour! Mimi.  We have a young woman who wants to be an interior designer when she grows up and what better image would convey style and design.

Her favorite colors are grey and white.  I stamped the image on 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  For a little color accent I used a pale blue.  The Copic Marker colors used are listed below.  When I was done coloring I used the Silhouette PixScan to cut around the image.  (I usually stamp and color several images and cut them all at once.)

I used Spellbinders Label 16 to cut two labels from 80# Gina K. Designs White and 120# Moonlit Fog.  The white label was then run through the Sizzix Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder. Additionally, two rectangles were cut from the same cardstock, the white with Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles, and the grey with Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle.  A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the two rectangles were adhered to the card front using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

For the focal image the two labels were glued together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back to give dimension to the focal image.  The Mimi image also received 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape and was adhered to the center of the labels.

For the sentiment Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Congrats was die cut four times from the grey cardstock and adhered together with Elmer’s Craft Bond Adhesive Spray.  The focal image and Congrats die cut were placed on the front of the cardbase to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment, which is from the same Hero Arts stamp set, and stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat set with Ranger Silver Embossing Powder.  Then the card was assembled together with the sentiment cutout being adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  Silver Stickles was added to the necklace and purse buckle, and some leftover teal blue hearts were scattered around the sentiment and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Peimon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectanglenny Black Bonjour! Mimi
  • Hero Arts Congrats die and stamp set
  • Ranger Silver Embossing Powder
  • Silver Stickles
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Spellbinders Label 16
  • Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Moonlit Fog Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Copic: BG01, BG000, BG0000; C4, C3, C2; C0, C1; C6, C5, C4; E01, E00, E000; E53, E51, E35
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Adhesive Spray
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

My Favorite Things Steeped in Love: Hope You Feel Better Soon

I have an elderly friend who has really had a rough year.  I wanted to send her a card to let her know I was thinking of her and hoping that she would feel better soon.  I recently purchased My Favorite Things Steep In Love and thought it would make a perfect card.


I stamped the little girl image on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  I modified the image a little by adding bangs and socks, and enlarging the eyes with a Sakura Pigma Micron 01 Archival Ink Pen.  I colored the image using Copic Markers, colors used are listed below.  Once the coloring was done I cutout the image with the matching die and the Sizzix Big Shot.

A rectangle was cut from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock using the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  The focal image was placed on the rectangle to determine placement of the sentiment, which is from the Steeped in Love stamp set.  The sentiment was stamped with Altenew Persian Blue Ink.  Copic C1 and C2 were used to ground the image so that she didn’t appear to be floating on air.  The focal image was adhered to the rectangle using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

For added color another rectangle was cut using Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitches Shapes out of My Minds Eye Feeling Groovy Cardstock.  An A2 Top Folding Cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the blue rectangle was adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Next the white rectangle with the focal image was adhered using the same glue and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • My Favorite Things Steeped in Love
  • Copic: B91, B93, B95 dress; C00, C1 apron and socks; C1, C2 ground; E55, E57, E49 hair; E00, E01, E11, R20 skin; B95, B97, B99 shoes; BV01, BV02, BV04 teapot; Y06, Y08, YR23 flower; Rv11, RV13, RV14 cup and heart; G40, G43, G41 flower stem and vase; E23, E25, E29 tray
  • Pigma Micron 01 Archival Ink Pen
  • Altenew Persian Blue Ink
  • My Minds Eye Feeling Groovy Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundles of Stitched Shapes Rectangle

Concord & 9th Hello Lovely Birthday Card for Diane

I am the oldest of five girls in my family.  I also have two brothers, so I come from a wonderful, large, happy family.  My sister Diane’s birthday is on March 13 and her favorite colors are purple, blue, and hot pink.  I knew she would love a card made from Concord & 9th’s Hello Lovely stamp set and it turned out beautifully.

I began by stamping the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock.  The Copic colors used are listed below. I used a light blue to outline the image and I think it really makes it pop. Once the coloring was complete I ran it through the Sizzix Big Shot with Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle.

For the sentiment I used Technique Tuesday’s Say it Happy die, which also includes a shadow for the word die.  I cut the shadow from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and the “happy” from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.  The two were adhered together using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  I placed the word die on the focal image to determine placement of the secondary sentiment, which is from Hero Arts Happy stamp set and was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black.

A top folding A2 Cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was added to the back of the focal panel, which was glued to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.   Sequins were added from Pretty Pink Posh Sugarplum Mix and Doodlebug Lilac Sequins.  A little sparkle and shine was added with Clear Wink of Stella and the card was done.

Supplies Used:

  • Concord & 9th Hello Lovely
  • Copic: V12, V15, V17; BG11, BG15, BG18; RV11, RV13, RV14; G40, G43, G46; G82, G94, G99; YG91, YG93, YG95; B000, B0000
  • Technique Tuesday Say it Happy Die
  • Hero Arts Happy
  • Darice Fun Foam
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Pretty Pink Posh Sugarplum Mix Sequins
  • Doodlebug Lilac Sequins
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

 

La-La-Land Crafts Birthday Marci

This card is made with another cute girl image from La-La-Land Crafts entitled Birthday Marci.  It too is for a young women at church and colored in her favorite colors.

I began by stamping the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto a quarter sheet of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock.  The Copic Markers used are listed below.

Once I was done with the coloring I used a Lawn Fawn’s Large Stitched Stackable Rectangle to size down the image and added Darice Adhesive Fun Foam to the back for added dimension.  I die cut another rectangle from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and ran it through the Sizzix Big Shot Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle and again with the Sizzix Dotted Lattice Embossing Folder.  To pick up on the grey in the card I cut a rectangle from grey cardstock I had in my stash 1/8″ larger and adhered it to the back of the dry embossed panel with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The focal image was then glued to the embossed rectangle with the same glue.

I thought the sentiment from Penny Black’s Sprinkles and Smiles went perfect with the image.  I stamped it with VersaMark Ink on a scrap of the grey cardstock and heat embossed it with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder and cut it to size.  It was adhered on top of the focal image with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  Sequins from the Pretty Pink Posh Sweetheart Mix were scattered on the card front and adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

Supplies Used:

  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangle
  • SSS Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Sizzix Dotted Lattice Embossing Folder
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Pretty Pink Posh Sweetheart Mix
  • La-La-Land Crafts – Birthday Marci
  • Penny Black – Sprinkles and Smiles
  • Copic: RV14, RV13, RV11; E53, E51, E50; C0, C1, C2; C2, C3, C4; BG000, BG0000; E21, E00, E000, R20; R02, R00

La-La-Land Crafts Love You Molli Birthday

La-La-Land Crafts has some great stamps with girl images that I use for birthday cards.  I recently purchased Love You Molli and created a card for a young woman at church with her favorite colors.

I stamped the image on 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I then die cut the image using Spellbinders Long Classic Rectangle, but ran it through again to make it a little shorter so it would fit better on the card front.

I colored the image using Copic Markers, colors used are listed below.  I gave her ground to stand on with C3, C2, and C1.

I die cut a panel of 80# White Cardstock with Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle and then found a matching blue cardstock and cut it with my paper trimmer to be the same size as an A2 card front (4 1/4 x 5 1/2).  To add some added interest I ran the white rectangle through the Sizzix Big Shot with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder and then adhered it to the blue rectangle with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Both were then adhered using the same glue to a top folding A2 size cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

The Sentiment is from Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday and was stamped on a scrap of blue cardstock with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder and then trimmed to fit across the focal image panel.

Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller than the focal image and then both were adhered to the front of the card with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Sequins from Doodlebug Design Swimming Pool and Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold were scattered and adhered to the panel with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

Supplies Used:

  • Copic: C3, C2, C1; BG000, BG0000; R02, R00; E21, E00, E000, R20; B05, B04, B02; G46, G28, B29; E15, E99, YR20, YR21, YR23
  • Doodlebug Design Swimming Pool/Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold
  • La-La-Land Crafts Love You Molli
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Spellbinders Long Classic Rectangle (shorter)
  • Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder