Clearly Besotted Rose Bouquet Birthday

I love the three roses in Clearly Besotted Thanks a Bunch.  It makes a pretty card.  I stamped the image on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black.  I colored the image with Copic Markers: RV59, RV39, R37; R29, RV29, RV13; RV13, RV11, RV10; YG67, YG17 YG03

I die cut a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle and added Darice Sticky Back Foam 1/8” smaller than the rectangle to the back.  The focal image was adhered directly to the wonky rectangle with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was laid on top to determine where to stamp the sentiment from Gina K. Designs Peony Wishes in Hero Hues India Ink Black.  The focal image rectangle was adhered above the sentiment with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Clearly Besotted Thanks a Bunch Stamp
  • Gina K. Designs Peony Wishes Sentiment Stamp
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Copic Markers: RV59, RV39, R37; R29, RV29, RV13; RV13, RV11, RV10; YG67, YG17 YG03
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle

Magnolia Sunshine Sympathy Card

When I am creating a sympathy card I try to keep to a light color pallet.  I printed the Power Poppy Magnolia Sunshine Digital Stamp on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and cut the image using the PIXScan Matt and the Silhouette Cameo.  The image was colored with Copic Markers: RV06, RV04, RV02; R85, R83, R81, R89, R39; RV14, RV13, RV11; YG67, YG03; C3, C1; Y08; BG0000.

The focal image was traced on Darice Sticky Back Foam and then cut out and adhered to the back of the image.  A rectangle frame was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock using My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Frame.  A rectangle was cut from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and dry embossed using the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder.  3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the frame and then dry embossed rectangle was adhered to the back.  The backing paper was removed from the 3M ½” Foam Tape and adhered to the center of the frame

The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink on a thin strip of vellum paper with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and wrapped around the frame and adhered to the back with Scotch Tape.  The focal image rectangle was then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from 120# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Magnolia Sunshine Digital Stamp
  • HP Laser Printer
  • Copic Markers: V25, V22, V20; R83, R81; Y08, Y17; C1; YG03, YG01; YG95, YG97; B0000
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • The Paper Company Vellum
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Frame
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Tombo Multi Medium Matte
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Scotch Tape

Framescape Winter Trees Birthday

I bought the Gina K. Designs Framescape Winter Trees specifically for my daughter-in-law Cassie.  She loves to ride horses in the mountains near her home in Ellensburg, Washington.  I created two separate cards with this stamp set and then had her husband and children vote which one they thought she would enjoy best.  This was the winner because it looks like the Teanaway Mountains where she frequently rides.

I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black inks.  I then filled in and enhanced the images Copic Markers.

I die cut the image with a Simon Says Stamp Rectangle, but felt that it needed something to draw the eye into the scene, so I used Copic Marker C9 to color the edge of the rectangle from the stitched line to the edge.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts Yummy Treats and was stamped in the meadow with Hero Hues India Ink Black.

A side folding A2 Cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller than the focal image and then it was adhered to the front of the card using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Framescape Winter Trees
  • Hero Arts Yummy Treats
  • Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Gina K. Designs 120# and 80# White Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97; G29, G99; C9; E79; B0000, B000, B00, B01; B45, B23, B41
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Shapes
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet

Framescape Birthday Greetings

This is the second card I made with Gina K. Designs Framescape Winter Trees.  I really like the peaceful mountain lake scene.  I used several colors of Memento Inks to stamp the images using ink cubes, which allows for more precise placement of the ink.  Colors used were Tuxedo Black; Olive Grove, Rich Coca, Toffee Crunch.  Copic Markers were used to enhance the stamped images (colors listed below).

I die cut a small circle from a full sticky back post-it.  I used the negative post-it to ink blend the sun rising from the horizon with Distress Inks Squeezed Lemonade and Wild Honey.  I then covered the sun with the positive die cut and ink blended the sky with Tumbled Glass and Broken China.

 

The focal image was die cut using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  To draw the eye into the scene Gina K. Designs Dark Chocolate Cardstock was cut 1/8” larger than the focal image rectangle and adhered to the back with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  A rectangle of Darice Sticky Back Foam was die cut with the same rectangle die and adhered to the back of the focal image.

 

The sentiment is from Hero Arts Yummy Treats and was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink.  A side folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Kraft Cardstock.  The focal image was adhered to the font with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Framescape Winter Trees
  • Hero Arts Yummy Treats
  • Memento Inks: Tuxedo Black; Olive Grove, Rich Coca, Toffee Crunch
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Dark Chocolate and Kraft Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: E57, E55, E53, E51; YG99, YG97, YG95; B93, B91; B0000, B000, B00
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet

Elizabeth Background Birthday Card I, II, and III

I recently purchased Simon Says Stamp Elizabeth Background Stamp.  It is a beautiful, detailed medallion stamp.  It was stamped three times onto Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with VersaMark Onyx Black Ink and then heat embossed with Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder.

I decided to color the images with both Copic Markers and Spectrum Noir Markers.  You have to be very careful with coloring with alcohol markers on images with embossing powder since can ruin the nibs of the markers.

This first image was stamped with Copic Markers: Y00, Y04, Y06 / YG51, YG53, G94 / RV11, RV13, RV14 / R39, RV69 / BG18, BG15 / G46, G29.  Once the coloring was completed it was die cut using a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle.  Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock was cut 1/8” larger and adhered to the back of the focal image with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was die cut with the same rectangle die and adhered to the back of the focal image.

The sentiment is from Gina K. Designs Grand Greetings and was stamped on a strip of Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.  3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back and then the sentiment was adhered to the lower rectangle of the focal image panel.

The focal image panel was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

VThis second card made with Simon Says Stamp Elizabeth Background Stamp was colored with Spectrum Noir Markers: IG1, IG2 / DR1, DR5 / PP3, PP5 / CG2, DG3 / TB3.  This time the focal image was die cut using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  Everything else with the card was assembled the same as the last one.

This second card made with Simon Says Stamp Elizabeth Background Stamp was colored with Spectrum Noir Markers: IG1, IG2 / DR1, DR5 / PP3, PP5 / CG2, DG3 / TB3.  This time the focal image was die cut using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  Everything else with the card was assembled the same as the last one.

CARD ONE PRODUCT USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Elizabeth Background Stamp
  • Gina K. Designs Grand Greetings
  • Spectrum Noir Markers: PP3, PP5 / DG21, DG3 / DR1, DR5 / BT4, BT5
  • VersaMark Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Back Cardstock

CARD TWO PRODUCT USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Elizabeth Background Stamp
  • Gina K. Designs Grand Greetings
  • Spectrum Noir Markers: IG1, IG2 / DR1, DR5 / PP3, PP5 / CG2, DG3 / TB3
  • VersaMark Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Back Cardstock

CARD THREE PRODUCT USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Elizabeth Background Stamp
  • Gina K. Designs Grand Greetings
  • Spectrum Noir Markers: PP3, PP5 / DG21, DG3 / DR1, DR5 / BT4, BT5
  • VersaMark Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Back Cardstock

Ornate Birthday Background

This second card made with Simon Says Stamp Elizabeth Background Stamp was colored with Spectrum Noir Markers: PP3, PP5 / DG21, DG3 / DR1, DR5 / BT4, BT5.  This time the focal image was die cut using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  Everything else with the card was assembled the same as the last one.

Simon Says Stamp Ornate Background Stamp makes a beautiful card, but it isn’t one that can be created quickly.  There is a lot of detail to the image and it takes a white to color it, with whatever medium is used.  For this card it was stamped on Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  Even though I didn’t use watercolor paper I decided to color the card using FineTec M600 Gold Watercolor Paint and Kuretake Gansai Tambi Pearl Watercolor.

Once the coloring was dry I die cut the panel using Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle and matted the back with Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock cut 1/8” larger.  The two were adhered together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment is from C. C. Designs Amy R Elegant Greetings.  (Unfortunately this stamp set is no longer available, but there are other lovely script greetings that can be used.)  It was stamped on a scrap of black cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The sentiment was matted with Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock, Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back and then it was adhered to the focal image.

The focal panel was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the card was done.  Beautiful and elegant.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Ornate Background Stamp
  • C. Designs Amy R Elegant Greetings
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • VersaMark Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Finetec M600 Gold Watercolor Paint
  • Kuretake Gansai Tambi Pearl

Stitched Leaves Birthday Card

I love these beautiful leaves from the Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves stamp set.  When I was searching through my patterned paper for other cards I ran across this one from the Echo Park 6 x 6 Lori Whitlock the Story of all and decided to use it as the color pallet for the leaves.

I stamped the leaves with Gina K. Designs Ink: Cherry Red, Tomato Soup, Prickly Pear, and Warm Cocoa.  For the second layer I decided to use Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I stamped the detailed layer stamp with VersaMark Ink and then heat embossed the gold embossing powder.  It makes a very elegant looking leaf.  They were then die cut with the coordinating dies.

I had this golden modern chevron circle left over from another card and thought it would create neutral background for the leaves.  I stamped the arched sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Best Ever stamp set with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with the Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I die cut a circle from Darice Sticky Back Foam and trimmed it down to be slightly smaller and adhered it to the back of the patterned paper circle.

The patterned paper for Lori Whitlock’s The Story of Fall was die cut using a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle and adhered directly to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  The chevron circle was then adhered to the front of this panel with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The leaves were then adhered with the same glue, with the exception of the large red maple leaf, which was applied using 3M ½” Foam Tape.

I felt that the card needed a little division from the upper leaves portion and the bottom of the card and so I strip of yellow cardstock was cut and adhered using a thin strip of 3M foam tape.  As a final embellishment, I remember that I had some leaf brads left over from my scrapbooking days and adhered it to the left of the gold strip of paper with Memory Box Glue Dots and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Echo Park 6 x 6 Paper Pad Lori Whitlock The Story of Fall
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX
  • Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves
  • Simon Says Stamp Best Ever
  • Gina K. Designs Ink: Cherry Red, Tomato Soup, Prickly Pear, and Warm Cocoa
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Leaf Brad Embellishment from Stash
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Memory Box Glue Dots
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles

 

Flashy Florals Birthday Card IV

This is the fourth card I made with My Favorite Things Flashy Florals and their Wonky Rectangle.  To add interest to the focal image the rectangle was embossed with the Cuttlebug Kaleidoscope Embossing Folder.

Since the focal image was embossed the sentiment from Gina K. Designs Sentiment Bouquet was stamped on Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller than the focal image and then adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Turquoise rhinestones were pulled from my stash of embellishments and added to the center of the small blue flowers.

After the card was done I decided to scatter more turquoise rhinestones around the flowers and sentiment.  I’m not sure which one I like the best.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Flashy Florals
  • Gina K. Designs Sentimental Bouquet
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Gina K. Designs Ink: Ocean Mist, Blue Lagoon, Peach Bellini, Tomato Soup, Jelly Bean Green, Fresh Asparagus
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • Neena Solar White 80# White Cardstock
  • Cuttlebug Kaleidoscope Embossing Folder
  • Turquoise Rhinestones from Stash
  • Recollections Turquoise Rhinestones

Rose Bouquet Happy Birthday to You

I love pretty rose stamps and this new one from Clearly Besotted entitle Thanks A Bunch is one of my favorites.

I stamped it on Canson XL Cold Press 140# Watercolor Paper with VersaMark Onyx Black Ink and then heat embossed it with the Marvy Embossing Heat Tool and Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  For this card I used ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers 022 Carmine Red, 024 Wine Red, 026 Light Pink, 043 Light Olive, and 036 Light Blue to color the image.

The watercolored panel was then die cut using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  A slightly larger rectangle was cut with a guillotine paper cutter out of Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock 1/8” larger than the focal image and adhered to the back of the watercolored panel with Sookwang Be Creative Tape.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut with the same Stitched Rectangle die and adhered to the back of the black cardstock.

The sentiment is from Gina K. Designs Grand Greetings and was stamped with VersaMark Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed with the Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image panel was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  As a final embellishment Pretty Pink Posh Watermelon and Doodlebug Designs Cupcake Sequins were adhered around the image using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Clearly Besotted Thanks a Bunch
  • Gina K. Designs Grand Greetings
  • Canson XL Cold Press 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • VersaMark Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Pretty Pink Posh Watermelon and Doodlebug Designs Cupcake Sequins
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 022 Carmine Red, 024 Wine Red, 026 Light Pink, 043 Light Olive, and 036 Light Blue

Peony Wishes Birthday Card

I recently saw the Gina K. Designs Peony Wishes stamp set and immediately went and purchased it.  It recently arrived and I decided to watercolor the image on Canson XL Cold Press 140# Watercolor Paper.  It was stamped with VersaMark Onyx Black In, and heat embossed with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder using the Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.

Winsor & Newton Artist Grade Watercolor Pans in Chinese White, Permanent Rose, Alizarin Crimson, Winsor Red, Winsor Violet, and Winsor Orange were used to color the image.  Once it was dry Derwent Inktense Pencils 500 Chili Red, 520 Carmine Pink, 740 Mauve, 1510 Beech Green were used to add shadows to the image and blended out with a Dove Blending Pen.

The watercolored panel was then die cut using the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle.  A slightly larger rectangle was cut with a guillotine paper cutter out of Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and adhered to the back of the watercolored panel with Sookwang Be Creative Tape.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts Birthday Messages and was stamped with VersaMark Ink on a scrap of black cardstock and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.  It was adhered to the bottom of the focal image using 3M ½” Foam Tape.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image panel was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  As a final embellishment Pretty Pink Posh Sugar Plum Mix and Sweetheart Mix, and Neat & Tangled Pink Lemonade were adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Peony Wishes
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Canson XL Cold Press 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • VersaMark Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
  • Pretty Pink Posh Sugar Plum Mix and Sweetheart Mix, and Neat & Tangled Pink Lemonade
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle
  • Winsor & Newton Artist Grade Watercolors: Chinese White, Permanent Rose, Alizarin Crimson, Winsor Red, Winsor Violet, and Winsor Orange
  • Derwent Inktense Pencils: 500 Chili Red, 520 Carmine Pink, 740 Mauve, 1510 Beech Green
  • Dove Blending Pen