Hero Arts Artistic Dahlia Happy Birthday

This flower from Hero Arts is really unique.  It comes with the stamp and die, but there are multiple layers to the die which gives added dimension to the image.  I stamped the image four times with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them all with Copic Markers: R08, R05, R22; YG97, YG95, YG93.  Next I used the dies to cut different portions of the flower and layered them together using foam squares.  This adds a lot of dimension to the image and it really pops from the page.

To assemble the card I created a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot using the Cuttlebug Charles Embossing Folder.  I really like the look of the dotted chevron in this folder.  I die cut a white frame using My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Frame from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and cut a rectangle just larger than the opening from the same cardstock.  It was here that the sentiment from Technique Tuesday Cosmos was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  Strips of 3M ½” Foam Tape were cut in half and added to the back of the frame.  The sentiment rectangle was adhered to the back of the frame.  It was then adhered to the front of the cardbase with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the flower image, only to the areas that were unobstructed by the frame, and then adhered to the lower left corner of the card front.  I really like the crisp, clean look to this card.

PRODUCT USED:

  • Hero Arts Artistic Dahlia Stamp and Die
  • Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Technique Tuesday Cosmos Sentiment Stamp
  • Copic Markers: R08, R05, R22; YG97, YG95, YG93
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Cuttlebug Charles Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Frame

Countryside Bouquet Happy Birthday

This is another Power Poppy Digital Stamp called Countryside Bouquet that I recently purchased.  It was printed on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using an HP Laser Printer and then the outline cut using the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.

In the Doodlebug Kraft in Color 6 x 6 Paper Pad I found this yellow paper with little white flower on it and decided to use it as a background for this image.  It was die cut using the WPlus9 Gift Card Layers Rectangle, which cut a rectangle exactly the size of an A2 top folding cardbase.  It was adhered to the cardbase using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

The Copic Markers used pulled the pretty spring lemon yellow into the flower arrangement.  Copic Markers used were: YG95, YG91, G94, G21, G46, G17; YG01, YG03, YG17, YG67; B24, B23; Y08, Y02; R85, R83, R81; V15, V12; BG0000.  The flower arrangement was scanned and cutout using the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.  It was placed on some Darice Fun Foam, traced with a pencil, fussy cut, and the foam adhered to the back of the image.

A rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock was cut using the Winnie & Walter Audrey Essentials Scalloped Rectangle Die and adhered to the yellow card front with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

The flower arrangement was placed on the card front to determine where to stamp the sentiment from Hero Arts Messages with a Flourish in Hero Hues India Ink Black.  The focal image was adhered above the sentiment with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Countryside Bouquet Digital Stamp
  • HP Laser Printer
  • Hero Arts Messages with a Flourish
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Doodlebug Kraft in Color 6 x 6 Paper Pad
  • Copic Markers:
  • Winnie & Walter Audrey Essentials Die
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue

Happy Birthday Bouquet

Clearly Besotted’s fall release was filled with beautiful floral images.  This flower arrangement is from the “On Your Day” stamp set and was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.  It was then die cut using the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.

The image was color with Copic Markers: BG13, BG11; G46, G94, G21; B95, B93, B91; R85, R83; BG000.  It was placed on some Darice Sticky Back Foam and traced with a pencil, fussy cut with scissors, and then adhered to the back of the image.  I think these blue, blue green, and pink color made a pretty card.

 

A scalloped rectangle was cut from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using the Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangle.  I went through my scraps of paper and found a pretty teal blue to use as a background for the scalloped rectangle.  It really adds a lot of visual interest to the card.

A rectangle was cut with a guillotine trimmer to be exactly the same size as a top folding A2 cardbase.  The blue rectangle was adhered to the cardbase using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive and then Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller than the scalloped rectangle and adhered together with the same adhesive.  Both were adhered to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The focal image was placed on the card front to determine were to stamp the sentiment from Hero Arts Birthday Messages with Distress Oxide Faded Jeans.  The focal image was adhered above the sentiment with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Clearly Besotted On Your Day
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Distress Oxide Faded Jeans
  • Copic Markers: BG13, BG11; G46, G94, G21; B95, B93, B91; R85, R83; BG000
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Recollections Bright and Basic 6 x 6 Paper Pad
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangle

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

Hero Arts Birthday Balloons

I recently purchased Hero Arts Birthday Balloon.  I thought it would make great masculine cards.  For this card I decided to stamp it three times in rainbow colors using Altenew inks onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.  I planned to cut it with the Silhouette using the PixScan Mat, but what I found was that it doesn’t work without a black outline and so I scanned it instead and brought it in as a .jpg image and then cut out the balloons.  I used the balloon strings from Lawn Fawn Party Balloons and ink blended them to match the balloons.  Using a  scrap of white cardstock and ink blended it with the same Altenew Inks using sponge daubers and then die cut one of the words for the WPlus9 Happy Trio Die.

To assemble the card I found some matching green plaid paper in the Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6 x 6 Paper Pad and die cut it with the Rectangle from Simon Says Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  Another rectangle was die cut from white cardstock using the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle.  The two rectangles were adhered together with the Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive and Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut with the Lawn Fawn rectangle and adhered to the back.  It was then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

The balloons and word die were placed on the card front to determine where to stamp the secondary greeting from Winnie & Walter Sentiment Birthday.  Two of the balloons and strings were adhered to the card front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the third had 3M ½” Foam Tape added to the back for dimension.  Foam Tape was added to the back of the die cut word and adhered to the card front as the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Hero Arts Birthday Balloon
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • WPlus9 Happy Trio Die
  • Lawn Fawn Party Balloon Die
  • Altenew Inks: Parrot, Orange Cream, Maple Yellow, Moss
  • Copic Markers: Y08, Y15, Y17; E97, YR18; YG03, YG05, YG06
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6 x 6 Paper Pad
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive

Brush Stroke Birthday Messages I, II, III

This card was inspired by a card by Kristina Werner.  I made three separate cards with different color palettes.  I used two of the stamps from Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Messages used Altenew Inks to stamp and stack them in a horizontal column.  For each color used it was stamped full strength and again as second generation stamping for a lighter hue.

The sentiment was stamped on the darkest stroke.  Once the stamping was complete the panel was die cut using the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle.  A complimentary rectangle was cut from scrap cardstock 1/8” larger and adhered to the back with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut with the same rectangle die and adhered to the back of the focal image panel.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the  focal image was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

I really like the graphic element to this card and create it another two time in different color palettes.

CARD ONE PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Messages
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Altenew Inks: Autumn Blaze, Sunkissed, Olive, Bamboo
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Blue cardstock from scraps
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle

CARD TWO PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Messages
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy
  • Altenew Inks: Dusk, Sea Glass, Honey Drizzle, Fresh Lemon, Citrus Burst
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Blue cardstock from scraps
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Messages
  • My Favorite Things Birthday Sentiments
  • Altenew Inks: Persian Blue, Caribbean Blue, Sapphire, Olive, Bamboo
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Blue cardstock from scraps
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle

 

 

Shaped Birthday Cake with Buttercream Frosting

I die cut this Silhouette Rivka Wilkins Cake image with the Cameo, but I misjudged the size and it was too big to put on a cardbase, so I decided to make a cake shaped card.  I cut it a second time and scored the top ½” from the top and put ½” Sookwang Be Creative Tape above the score line and then adhered the two together.

The cake, frosting, cherry, and berries were colored with Copic Markers and adhered to the cake base with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Nuvo Crystal Drops Red Berry were used to add dimension to the berries on the cake.

The sentiment from Hero Arts Birthday Messages were stamped on the frosting with Gina K. Designs Dark Chocolate Ink and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Silhouette Rivka Wilkins Cake
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Gina K. Designs Ink: Dark Chocolate
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Red Berry
  • Copic Markers: YR31, YR21; E59, E55, E53; R08, R05, R22, YG03, GY17
  • Sakura White Gel Pen
  • Gina K. Designs Ink: Dark Chocolate
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen

My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers Birthday Card

When I cut the woodgrain banner rectangle from the Echo Park Lori White The Story of Fall it had a cute flower corner that was left behind.  It was just a pretty, colorful paper that I just had to use it.

So, I went through my flower dies and pulled out the My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers die.  I then went through my scraps of solid colored cardstock and found some that matched the colors on the patterned paper.  I found some yellow cardstock and cut it 1/8” larger than the woodgrain paper and adhered to the two together using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  I then arranged the flower around the corner left behind in the patterned paper and adhered them to the panel using Ranger Multi Medium Matte and 3M ½” Foam Tape.

For a sentiment I pulled out the Mama Elephant Birthday Script Die and cut it once from the red cardstock and twice more from yellow cardstock and adhered them together using Elmer’s Glue Craft Adhesive Spray.  It was then glued to the open yellow rectangle of the card front.  The word “HAPPY” is from Hero Arts Birthday Messages and was stamped on a scrap of red cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossing using Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder.  A fishtail was added to the right and then it was adhered just above the “birthday” die cut with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

I felt like the white on the card was too stark and so I use Copic Marker E50 Egg Shell to color everything that was white on the card.

A rectangle of Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller than the focal image and adhered to the back.  A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock and the focal image was adhered with Tombo Mono Multi Glue 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 Stitched Flowers
  • Mama Elephant Birthday Script Die
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Scraps of Red, Orange, Yellow, Green and White Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages

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