Hero Arts Color Layering Parrot: Make a Wish Birthday

My granddaughter Aurora turns twelve on July 21.  She has a blue and yellow parakeet and while I didn’t find a stamp with that bird, I did find the Hero Arts Color Layering Parrot stamp and cut.

I stamped the image on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Altenew Inks: Buttercream, Mango Smoothie, Sea Glass, Ocean Waves, Dusk, and Industrial Diamond and then die cut it using the matching dies.

To make the background look like sky I pulled some light blue cardstock from my stash, die cut it using the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes, and ink blended it using the Inkylicioius Ink Blending Tool and Altenew Sea Glass and Ocean Waves ink.

I decided to have the parrot perched on a branch so I went looking through my stamp sets and pulled out the large branch from Altenew’s Vintage Flowers and stamped it to the ink blended panel with Altenew Dark Chocolate Ink.  It was now time to add the leaves from the Layering Parrot stamp set.  I wanted them to stay within the same color scheme so I pulled out Altenew’s Moss, Olive, Parrot, and Lagoon and randomly stamped the leaves on the branch, as well as in the upper right corner.

The sentiment is from Avery Elle Cupcakes and was stamped in the lower left of the card with Altenew Lagoon Ink.  The MISTI was used so that it could be stamped a few times to intensify the color.  The parrot was adhered to the branch using 3M ½” Foam Tape and the card was done.  I love the way this card turned out.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Light Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Hero Arts Color Layering Parrot Stamp and Cut
  • Altenew Vintage Flowers (Branch)
  • Avery Elle Cupcakes
  • Altenew Inks: Buttercream, Mango Smoothie, Sea Glass, Ocean Waves, Dusk, Industrial Diamond, Moss, Olive, Parrot, Lagoon, Dark Chocolate
  • Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass
  • Inkylicious Ink Blending Tool
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • ½” 3M Foam Tape
  • Simon Say Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle

 

 

 

 

Make a Wish Sweet Thing

This is another card that was stamped and watercolored with Tombo Dual Tip Markers while waiting for my car to be serviced.  This card was made for a young woman whose favorite color is blue.

The focal image is from Penny Black’s Sweet Thing and was stamped with VersaFine Black Ink on Canson IL 140# Watercolor Paper and heat embossed with Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder.

The image was colored with the following Tombo Dual Brush Makers: 942 Tan, 800 Baby Pink, 977 Saddle Brown, 879 Brown, 451 Sky Blue, 565 Deep Blue, 755 Rubine Red, 815 Cherry.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts Make a Wish Birthday stamp and was stamped with VersaFine Black Ink and heat embossed in the same manner.

Once the focal image was dry it was die cut using the second largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  The blue patterned paper from Recollections Bright and Basic 12×12 Paper Pad and adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock using Elmer’s Dot runner Adhesive.  Darice Stick Back Foam was added to the back of the focal image and it was adhered to the blue patterned paper with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Sweet Thing
  • Hero Arts Make a Wish Birthday
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • VersaFine Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder
  • Tombo Dual Brush Makers: 942 Tan, 800 Baby Pink, 977 Saddle Brown, 879 Brown, 451 Sky Blue, 565 Deep Blue, 755 Rubine Red, 815 Cherry
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Elmer’s Dot Runner

 

Seize the Cupcake Birthday Card

This card was made for Rachel, whose favorite color is green.  I found some green and white daisy patterned paper in my stash and used it to determine the color of Copic markers that were used to color the image.

The patterned paper was die cut with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  A darker green layer was added 1/8″ larger than the patterned paper.  They were adhered together with Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive and then glued to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The focal image from C. C. Designs Cupcake Emma was stamped on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with the Copic Markers listed below.  Once coloring was complete the focal image was die cut with another Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle and a darker green layer 1/8″ larger was adhered to the back with the Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.

The sentiment from Hero Arts Seize the Cupcake was stamped with Altenew Forest Glades Ink.  Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the back of the focal image to add dimension and then glued to the patterned paper with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  I decided to use Bottle Green Nuvo Crystal Drops for the frosting and it turned out looking perfect. Gold Stickles was used for the candies on top of the frosting and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • C. C. Designs Cupcake Emma
  • Hero Arts Seize the Cupcakes
  • Green and White Daisy Patterned Paper from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Green Cardstock from Stash
  • Copic Markers: YG17, YG63, YG67; E50, E53, E35; E00, E11, E51, R20; E59, E57, E55; E30, E31; B000, B0000
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Bottle Green
  • Stickles Gold
  • Altenew Forest Glades Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Pigma Micron01 Pen (for eyelashes)
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam

Gansai Pearl Colors Five Candle Birthday Card

I recently purchased the Gansai Tambi Pearl Colors Watercolor Palette and decided to make a clean and simple card using the Hero Arts Five Big Candles stamp.

Using the MISTI the image was stamped on Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper.  This ensures a crisp image when stamping on the rough surface of watercolor paper.  I colored the candles using all except the White Gold watercolor.  Since I had just made a card using the Finetec Gold M600 Watercolors I used 620 Inka Gold and 650 Luna Gold to color the patterns on the candles, along with their flames.  The Pearl Cobalt Blue was watered down until it was a very light wash and was painted as a background to the focal image.

The 620 Inka Gold watercolor was used on a scrap of watercolor paper and dried with the Marvy Embossing Tool.  It was then die cut with one of the “Happy” words from the Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy stamp and cut set with the Sizzix Big Shot to use as a sentiment for the card.

The focal image was run through the Big Shot with the second largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  Another rectangle was cut 1/8″ larger from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and adhered to the back of the focal image with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  A side folding A2 Cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image panel was placed on the card front to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment, which is also from the Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy stamp set, with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  The focal image rectangle was adhered to the top of the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The “Happy” die cut was adhered to the bottom right of the focal image with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Hero Arts Five Big Candles
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy
  • Finetec Gold M600: 620 Inka Gold and 650 Luna Gold
  • Gansai Tambi Pearl Colors: Pearl Pink, Pearl Scarlet, Pearl Lemon Yellow, Pearl May Green, and Pearl Cobalt Blue
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory and Black Cardstock
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Micron 08 Archival Black Pen
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Tombo Mono Multi Glue

Patterned Paper Stashes Masculine Birthday Card

This card would be perfect for any man who wears a mustache.  It is simple to create and takes very little time to assemble.

A rectangle of the patterned paper from the Paper Studio Glasses, Staches, & Ties 12 x 12 Paper Pack was die cut using Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  A rectangle of brown cardstock from my stash was cut 1/8″ larger with a paper trimmer and both were adhered together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, but I didn’t like how stark the contrast was between the patterned paper rectangle and the white cardbase, so a rectangle of Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock was cut using the WPlus9 Gift Card Layers Die, which cut a rectangle the same size as the front of an A2 cardbase.  The black rectangle was adhered to the front of the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the back of the patterned paper rectangle and then adhered to the black card front using the same glue.

The sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Stamp Set was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with ZING Chestnut Embossing Powder and die cut with the matching die.  The secondary sentiment uses the same ink and embossing powder and was placed directly below the die cut word and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Paper Studio Glasses, Staches, & Ties 12 x 12 Paper Pack
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black and Ivory Cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Stamp Set
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Die
  • WPlus9 Gift Card Layers Die
  • ZING Chestnut Embossing Powder
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Patterned Paper Happy Birthday Card with Verve Great Friend Flowers

I really liked the mint green and pink paper I found in the DCWV Happy Day 12 x 12 Paper Pack and decided to use it for the background of this birthday card.

I cut a rectangle of flowered patterned paper with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  There was a pretty coordinating diagonal strip paper that I thought would make a pretty accent, so I cut another rectangle from this paper.  I pulled the border die from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes to create a narrow strip, which allowed it to have stitching on all sides.  This was adhered to the left of the flower rectangle with Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.  Since I would be using other gold embellishments on the card I used a thin strip of Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and adhered it using Ranger Multi Medium Matte at the seam where the two patterned papers met.  Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller than the patterned paper rectangle and adhered to the back to add dimension when applied to the cardbase.

As a focal image to the card front two different sized flowers from the Verve Great Friend Stamp Set were stamped on pale pink cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat set with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  Since there is not a matching die for this stamp they were fussy cut with the Cutter Bee fine detail scissors.  For added interest Copic Marker R21 was used to add depth to the flower centers.  The smaller flower was adhered to the larger with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  I used some green vellum from my stash to die cut leaves with the Memory Box Lorelai Leaf Poppy die.  Copic Marker G24 was used to add depth to the leaves and then they were glued to the back of the flowers with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment is a die cut from Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Happy.  I used Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and cut it again with Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam, with the sticky side up.  If you do not remove the fun foam word and leave it in place and only remove the backing it makes it easy to align both the gold cutout and the foam words together.  The die cut word was placed on the patterned paper rectangle to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment, which is from Winnie & Walter, The Big, The Bold, and Party set.  It was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat set with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The “happy” die cut was glue just above using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

A top folding cardbase was created from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the patterned paper rectangle, with the adhered sentiment was added to the base with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The flower and leaf cluster was adhered to the lower right with the same glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • DCWV Happy Day 12 x 12 Paper Pack
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Hero Arts Happy Stamp and Die
  • Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold, and Party
  • Verve Great Friend Stamp
  • Vellum from Stash
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Simon Say Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Memory Box Lorelai Leaf Poppy
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Copic Marker R21 and G24
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder

Patterned Paper and Hero Arts Thank You Card

Patterned paper can be used to create a quick and easy card that is still clean and simple by adding focal interest with dies.

For this card I die cut a rectangle of patterned paper from the DCWV Happy Day 12 x 12 Paper Pack with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles. Since the flowers in the patterned paper had gold foil centers I decided to used Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock for the sentiment.  I used the large Thank You from Hero Arts.  It was cut again from Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam.  I like to cut it so the sticky side is up.  It makes it easy to adhere the two die cuts together and adds great dimension.

Since the sentiment was cut from gold mirror cardstock, I decided to add a rectangle of the same cardstock behind the patterned paper rectangle.  I used a paper trimmer to cut a rectangle 1/8″ larger and adhered the two together using Sookwang 1/2″ Scor-Tape.

I wanted to add some interest to the front of the card and so I went to my stash of vellum and found a light pink and green that matched the color of the flowers and leaves in the patterned paper.  I selected a couple of the flowers and leaves from My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers and die cut them from the vellum.  To add interest to the flowers I turned them over and added shading to the flower and leaf centers with Copic Markers R21 and G21.  The two flowers were adhered together with a foam circle from my stash.  The leaves were adhered to the back of the bottom flower with Ranger Multi Medium Matte since the glue wouldn’t been seen through both layers of vellum and the flower center would cover the majority of where they were adhered.  The flower center was cut from gold mirror cardstock and adhered with the same multi medium matte.

It was now time to assemble the card.  A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The patterned paper/mirror gold rectangle was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue. The gold mirror sentiment was adhered to the top of the card with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the flower and leaf cluster was adhered with the same glue to the bottom right of the card front.  I liked the way it turned out and I really liked that I was using some of my patterned paper stash.

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Vellum from Stash
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers
  • Hero Arts Thank You
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Sookwang 1/2″ Scor-Tape
  • Copic Marker R21, G21

Flashy Florals Hello Card

This is another card created recently from stamps I had not yet used.  I purchased the My Favorite Things Flashy Floral months ago and finally created a card using them.  I love floral images, they make lovely cards, and I will be using this stamp set again and again.

I stamped the images on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Altenew Inks: Forest Glade, Evergreen, Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Ocean Waves, and Dusk.  Once the stamping was complete I die cut the images with the matching dies.

To assemble the card a top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  A rectangle was die cut from GKD 80# White Cardstock with the second largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles and then dry embossed using the Sizzix Dotted Lattice Embossing Folder.  The flowers and leaves were arranged on this rectangle and adhered with both Tombo Mono Multi Glue and 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape. The large pink flower had double foam tape to add dimension to the card.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Hello.  I first die cut the word from 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock and then stamped it using Altenew Dusk Ink, but I didn’t like the tiny white border that was left from this process, so I took the ink pad and ran it across the die cut word for complete coverage.  Three more words were cut from scrap cardstock and all were adhered together using Ranger Multi Medium Matte and then adhered to the bottom of the focal image with the same glue.

Darice Sticky Backed Fun Foam was adhered to the back of the focal image rectangle and then was adhered to the card base using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  At the last minute I pulled some rhinestones from my stash for the flower centers and added Spectrum Noir Sparkle to the flowers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Flashy Florals
  • Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Hello
  • Altenew Inks: Forest Glade, Evergreen, Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Ocean Waves, Dusk
  • Sizzix Dotted Lattice Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Fun Foam
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Liquid Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock

Believe in Miracles Hello Card

I have used the sentiments in Simon Says Stamp Believe in Miracles, but I had not yet used the flowers.  I cut some outlines of the flowers and leaves with the Silhouette from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and stamped them in Altenew inks (listed below).  These are outline images and so I decided to color them using Copic Markers (colors listed below).  Once I was done with the coloring it was time to assemble the card.

I die cut a rectangle of the 80# cardstock with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and then laid the flowers and leaves out to determine where I wanted to stamp the sentiment, which is from Hero Arts Spring Hello, stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black, using the MISTI to be able to stamp multiple times to get a crisp image.

I adhered all the flowers except the large blue one with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  It was at this point that I decided I wanted a sky background and so I used the Inkylicious Ink Duster Bending Brush to apply Distress Tumbled Glass Ink from the upper right corner into the center of the card.  The large blue flower was adhered using 3M ½” Foam Tape.  Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the focal image rectangle.  A landscape A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was adhered with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  In looking at the card I decided that the flowers needed to have something to make them pop and so I added Stickles Tidings to the centers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Look for the Miracles
  • Hero Arts Spring Hello
  • Altenew Inks: Coral Berry, Ruby Red, Ocean Waves, Dusk
  • Copic Markers: BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, BG75; BG15, BG45, BG32, BG34; R20, R21, R22; R32, R35, R37; G20, G24, G43
  • Distress Ink Tumbled Glass
  • Inkylicioius Ink Duster Blending Brush
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Stickles Tinsel

Spring Flowers and More Spring Flowers Hello Card

This past week I finally got the new Simon Says Stamp More Spring Flowers.  I already had the Spring Flowers stamp and die and wanted to create a card using both.  I’m ready for spring and liked the way it turned out.

I stamped the flower and leaf images on 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, which is Copic friendly and doesn’t bleed when coloring the images.  The Copic colors used were: Y11, Y15, Y18; B91, B93, B95; YG03, YG17, YG67; G20, G24, G46; RV11, RV13, RV14; V12, V15, V17.  I stamped multiple stems and stem and leaf combinations so that I could have options when assembling the flowers into a bouquet.

To add dimension and interest behind the flower bouquet I die cut a rectangle of 80# white cardstock with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and then ran it through the Big Shot again with the Lifestyle Crafts Chain Embossing Folder.

It was now time to determine the layout of the bouquet.  I began by placing the flower where I wanted them on the embossed rectangle.  Next I determined which stems and leaves would make the most pleasing arrangements.  Once this was complete I carefully would lift each stem and add a little Ranger Multi Medium Matte to adhere them together.  Once that was done I adhered the flowers to the appropriate stem.   A few leaves were added to balance the focal image.  I wanted the stems to be adhered directly to the embossed rectangle, but I thought it would add more interest if some of the flowers were lifted, so I added a strip of 3M ½” Foam Tape to the back of the rose, purple crocus, and the yellow flower.  I peeled the backing from the foam tape, added Ranger Multi Medium Matte to the stems and adhered the entire bouquet to the embossed rectangle.  To cover some of the stems at the bottom some die cut grass was added.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts Stamp & Cut Hello and was cut from 120# Gina K. Designs Black Cardstock and adhered to the bottom of the embossed rectangle with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was cut using the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle, which is just smaller than the embossed rectangle, and the foam was adhered to the back of the focal image panel.  Zookwang Scor-Tape was then added to the fun foam and the focal image was adhered to the front of the cardbase.  As a finishing touch, Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Glitter was added to the flowers.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Spring Flowers and More Spring Flowers Stamps and Dies
  • Hero Arts Stamp & Cut Hello
  • Copic Markers: Y11, Y15, Y18; B91, B93, B95; YG03, YG17, YG67; G20, G24, G46; RV11, RV13, RV14; V12, V15, V17
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Die
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Lifestyle Crafts Chain Embossing Folder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • Sookwang Scor-Tape
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte