Mondo Peony Have a Beautiful Birthday

This is the largest flower from the stamp set and it takes up the whole page. This time I added a background of Penny Black’s new Swirly Stitched Rectangles.

Products Used:

  • Ellen Hutson Mondo Peony
  • Hero Arts Birthday Message
  • Arteza Real Brush Pens: 125 Orchid Purple, 156 Sunset Yellow, 150 Pea Green, 146 Olive Green
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Strathmore  Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Penny Black Swirly Stitched Rectangles

Mondo Peony Happy Birthday

I stamped all three flowers from the Ellen Hutson Mondo Peony and was able to get two cards from them. These are large beautiful flowers that make a statement on a card. I like using white on white for backgrounds. I think it adds a lot of visual interest.

Products Used:

  • Ellen Hutson Mondo Peony
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Arteza Real Brush Pens: 125 Orchid Purple, 156 Sunset Yellow, 150 Pea Green, 146 Olive Green
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Strathmore  Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Scalloped Frame from Hong Kong

Analogous Colors Beautiful Birthday Bouquet

This is the last card I made using the principle taught in the Online Card Class Introduction to Color Theory.  This card uses the analogous colors discussed in Day 2, which means that you take 3 to 4 colors side-by-side on the wheel to create your color scheme.

I love the beautiful fall feel to this color combination.  I stamped Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers onto some Strathmore #140 Cold Press Watercolor Paper with VersaMark Ink and heat set it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I always love the look of gold embossing powder, but I think it particularly enhances the colors of this card.

This card uses orange, yellow/orange, yellow, and yellow/green from the color wheel.  The background was a light wash of yellow and was applied before stamping the image.  I varied the intensity or hues of the color to give variation to the flowers.  Once the watercolor was completed I splattered gold metallic paints from the FineTec M600 watercolor set.

The sentiment is from Ellen Hutson’s Mondo Sakura, with the smaller secondary sentiments from Winnie & Walter’s Sentiment Birthday.  Both were stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with the gold embossing powder.

The image was die cut using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the panel and then adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Fresh Asparagus Cardstock.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers
  • Ellen Hutson Mondo Sakura
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Strathmore #140 Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Fresh Asparagus Cardstock
  • Daniel Smith Watercolors: Cerulean Blue, Chromium; Hansa Yellow Light; Quinacridone Rose
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • FineTec M600 Metallic Gold Watercolors