Clearly Besotted On Your Day Happy Birthday

This is another new flower stamp from Clearly Besotted entitled On Your Day.  I stamped it on Canson XL Cold Press 140# Watercolor Paper with VersaMark Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed it with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts Birthday Messages and was stamped and embossed in the same manner.

Winsor & Newton Artist Grade Watercolor pans were used to color the image.  Colors used were: Winsor Violet, Sap Green, Olive Green, Cerulean Blue, Turquoise Light.  I let everything thoroughly dry and then added some shadows with a fine detail watercolor brush.

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.

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 Sequins were adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Clearly Besotted On Your Day
  • 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
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle
  • Winsor & Newton Artist Grade Watercolors: Winsor Violet, Sap Green, Olive Green, Cerulean Blue, Turquoise Light

Flower Bouquet It’s Your Birthday: Treat Yourself

I love stamp sets that have a cluster of three flowers and leaves.  When I saw the new Clearly Besotted Happily Ever After stamp set I knew it would make beautiful cards.

I began by stamping the image on Canson XL 140# Cold Press 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.  This makes watercoloring so easy since it creates little wells that will keep the watercolor contained into one area as you work.

To color the image I used Winsor & Newton Artist Grade Watercolors in Winsor Yellow, Winsor Orange, Winsor Red, Olive Green, and Permanent Sap Green, applied with a watercolor pen.  Once the watercoloring was dry I added shadows to the petals and leaves with Derwent Inktense Pencils 0210 Cadmium Yellow, 0250 Cadmium Orange, 0320 Scarlet Pink, 1560 Hooker’s Green, Cerulean Blue, Turquoise Light and blended them out with a Dove Blending Pen.

Using the MISTI I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts Birthday Messages with VersaMark Onyx Black Ink and heat set it with the Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  The focal image was then run through the Big Shot with the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle.  Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock was cut 1/8” larger and adhered to the back using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then to the card front with the same glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Clearly Besotted Happily Ever After
  • 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
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle
  • Winsor & Newton Artist Grade Watercolors: Winsor Yellow, Winsor Orange, Winsor Red, Olive Green, and Permanent Sap Green
  • Derwent Inktense Pencils: 0210 Cadmium Yellow, 0250 Cadmium Orange, 0320 Scarlet Pink, 1560 Hooker’s Green, Cerulean Blue, Turquoise Light
  • Dove Blending Pen

Party Circle Die: Enjoy Your Day

The Distress Oxide Ink blended background really makes the white die cut sentiment of this card pop.

I ink blended a panel of Neena Solar White 80# Cardstock with Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Inks.  Using my guillotine cutter it was cut down 4 1/8” to 5 3/8” and Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut to 4 x 5 ¼” and applied to the back.

Simon Says Stamp Large Party Circle Die was cut out of the same cardstock.  A circle was cut from some scrap acetate using Simon Says Stamp Nested Circle Die and adhered to the back of the sentiment die with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  Thin strips of 3M ½” Foam Tape were doubled up and adhered to the back of the “Party” die cut.  If you remove the backer tape you can curve the foam tape around the circle.  Neat & Tangled Starry Night Sequins and Martha Stewart Blueberry Slush, Turquoise, and Wintermint Confetti were added to front of the cardbase and then the “Party” shaker well was adhered to the top of the ink blended rectangle.

A secondary sentiment from Hero Arts Birthday Messages was stamped below the shaker with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The ink blended panel was adhered to the front using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Large Party Circle Die
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, and Salty Ocean
  • Neena Solar White 80# Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
  • Darice Adhesive Back Foam Sheet
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Neat & Tangled Starry Night Sequin Mix
  • Martha Stewart Blueberry Slush, Turquoise, and Wintermint Confetti
  • Beader Paradise Miami Surf Beads
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue

 

Hero Arts Floral Filigree Stencil Background Hello

For this card I decided to pull out one of my stencils, Hero Arts Floral Filigree 2, and use ink daubers to add color to the image.  In order to ensure that the colors didn’t bleed into other areas of the stencil Post-it Tape was used to mask off the areas.  Once it was dry it was run through the Big Shot with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangle.

Since this is a clean and simple card and so I decided to use a Paper Smooches Quote Tag Hello word die cut from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock, it was also used to add a mat behind the focal image.  To add dimension Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut with the same rectangle die and adhered to the back of the focal image.

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.

I like the way it turned out.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Hero Arts Floral Filigree 2 Stencil
  • Distress Oxide: Spiced Marmalade, Lucky Clover, Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Paper Smooches Quote Tag Hello Die
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black and White Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet

Happy Birthday Bayley

This is another digital image from La-La Land Crafts entitled Darling Marci.  This is also a sitting image and so I searched for a digital chair stamp and finally found one I liked from WinkWinkInk entitled Comfy Chair.

Both images were imported into my Silhouette Cameo Software and then print and cut on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with my laser printer.  (It is important to use a laser printer when you want to Copic color an image.  If it were printed with a LaserJet the image would smear when coloring.)

Copic Markers used are:   RV29, RV14, RV13 (Chair); RV13, RV11, RV10 (Dress); E49, E59, E35 (Hair); R20, R21 (Lips and Cheeks); E13, E21, E00 (Skin); C8, C6 (Polka Dots on Chair); C9, C8, C7 (Chair Feet); C5, C4, C3 (Ribbon, Ruffle, and Shoes).  I added polka dots to the chair for added interest.

The girl image was adhered to the chair using Ranger Multi Medium Matte glue and then 3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back.  They were then placed on a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock to determine where to stamp the sentiment from Hero Arts Yummy Treats, stamped with Hero Arts Soft Granite Ink.

The card front was run through the Big Shot with WeR Memory Keepers Dotted Embossing Folder to add interest and dimension to the front of the card.  The backing was removed from the foam tape and the focal image was adhered to the card front.  As a final detail a Sakura GellyRoll Metallic Silver pen was used to trace the sentiment and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La Land Crafts Darling Marci Digital Stamp
  • WinkWinkInk Comfy Chair Digital Stamp
  • Hero Arts Yummy Treats
  • Silhouette Cameo Cutout
  • Copic Markers: RV29, RV14, RV13 (Chair); RV13, RV11, RV10 (Dress); E49, E59, E35 (Hair); R20, R21 (Lips and Cheeks); E13, E21, E00 (Skin); C8, C6 (Polka Dots on Chair); C9, C8, C7 (Chair Feet); C5, C4, C3 (Ribbon, Ruffle, and Shoes)
  • Pigma Mictron 01 Pen to Draw Polka Dots
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • WeR Memory Keepers Dotted Embossing Folder
  • Hero Arts Soft Granite Ink
  • Sakura GellyRoll Metallic Silver

Make a Wish Kailyn

I recently purchased the digital image for La-La Land Crafts Garden Bench.  I have quite a few girl images that appear to be sitting and I thought this would be a good addition to my stamps.

The girl image is another digital stamp from La-La Land Crafts entitled Birthday Gift Molli.  I imported both Molli and the garden bench into my Silhouette Cameo Software and then performed a print and cut on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with my laser printer.  It is important to use a laser printer when you want to Copic color an image.  If it were printed with a LaserJet the image would smear when coloring.

Copic Markers used are:  E50, E53, E35 (Hair); E000, E01, E11 (Skin); R20, R21 (Cheeks and Lips); E49, E59, E57/YR24, YR23, YR21 (Bench); B39, B37, B34 (Pants and Ribbon); B37, B34, B95, B32 (Shirt and Present); E50, E51, E53, E55 (Shoes).

I found some blue patterned paper in the Doodlebug Designs Patriotic Picnic 6 x 6 Paper Pad and die cut it using Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle. It was adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with a Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive Runner.

The Silhouette cut images were adhered together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then 3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back to add dimension.  They were placed on the card front to determine where to stamp the sentiment from Hero Arts Make a Wish Birthday, which was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.  The backing was removed from the foam tape and the focal image was adhered to the card front. As a finishing touch Neat and Tangled Peacock Feather and Doodlebug Designs Blue Jeans Sequins were scatter around the focal image, adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La Land Crafts Birthday Gift Molli and Garden Bench Digital Stamps
  • Silhouette Cameo Die Cut
  • Hero Arts Make a Wish Birthday
  • Doodlebug Designs Patriotic Picnic 6 x 6
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Copic Markers: E50, E53, E35 (Hair); E000, E01, E11 (Skin); R20, R21 (Cheeks and Lips); E49, E59, E57/YR24, YR23, YR21 (Bench); B39, B37, B34 (Pants and Ribbon); B37, B34, B95, B32 (Shirt and Present); E50, E51, E53, E55 (Shoes)
  • Neat & Tangled Peacock Feather and Doodlebug Designs Blue Jeans Sequins

Sweet Birthday Wishes

While I was in Kentucky I saw this stamp set at the local Hobby Lobby store and decided it could make gender neutral birthday cards, and who doesn’t like ice cream.

I stamped the images with Altenew Inks: Ruby Red; Rose Quartz, Puffy Hearts; Volcano Lake, Mountain Mist; Dark Chocolate, and Jet Black.  Hobby Lobby didn’t have the matching dies and so I fussy cut the images and then stacked the scoops of ice cream on the cone using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

I felt that it was just too plain when placed on a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and so a rectangle of Mint Green Polka Dot Paper was cut from the Pebbles Front Port 6 x 6 Paper Pack with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangle. A rectangle of Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller and adhered to the back of the patterned paper.  It was then adhered to the card front using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then the sentiment was stamped in the lower right corner with Altenew Dark Chocolate Ink.

3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the ice cream cone and then it placed on the patterned paper.   Clear Wink of Stella was added to the scoops of ice cream and cherry and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Hero Arts Color Layering Ice Cream
  • Altenew Inks: Ruby Red; Rose Quartz, Puffy Hearts; Volcano Lake, Mountain Mist; Dark Chocolate, Jet Black
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Pebbles Front Porch 6 x 6 Paper Pack
  • Darice Adhesive Back Foam Sheet
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue

Power Poppy Fly Guy Birthday Card

This is another digital image from Power Poppy called Fly Guy.  I have a son who loves to fly fish and so this is the perfect card for him.  I printed the image on Gina K. Designs 80# Ivory Cardstock with my HP Laser Printer and colored it with Copic Markers: BG01, BG11, BG13; B01, B00, B000; C9, C7; YG95, B24, B26; B25, B31; C1, C3, C5; YG95, YG97, YG93; BG13, G24, C1, C3; E49, E29; E00, E11, E13.

It was run through the Big Shot with a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle and then Gina K. Designs 1203# Chocolate Brown Cardstock was cut 1/8” larger and glued to the back of the focal image with some Kokuyo DotLiner Adhesive.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts Birthday Messages and was stamped with Altenew Dark Chocolate Ink.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut with the same Simon Says Stamp Rectangle and added to the back of the focal image.

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

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Digital Stamp Fly Guy
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Copic: BG01, BG11, BG13; B01, B00, B000; C9, C7; YG95, B24, B26; B25, B31; C1, C3, C5; YG95, YG97, YG93; BG13, G24, C1, C3; E49, E29; E00, E11, E13
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Gina K. Designs 80# Ivory Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Kraft and Chocolate Brown Cardstock
  • Altenew Dark Chocolate Ink
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheets

Stampin’ Up Angler Birthday Card

I have had the Stampin’ Up’s Angler stamp set for years and often used the collage of fishing equipment, but decided to use the image of the fishing boat this time. I created two different cards with the image, each similar but a little different in intensity of the colors used.

The image was stamped on Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper with Distress Antique Linen Ink.  Using a watercolor brush pen Mowed Lawn, Broken China, Pumpice Stone, Candied Apple, Antique Linen, Stormy Sky, and Faded Jeans were used to color the image.

Since this is a small image, it was run through the Big Shot with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangle to size it down a little.  The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Celebrate You and was stamped with Altenew Ocean Waves Ink.  I like how it can be seen, but blends into the color of the water.

I saw a video on YouTube showing how to make your own embossing paste and made several background with stencils that have been sitting around my craft room for quite some time.  I pulled out the one that was made with the Bo Bunny’s Morocco Stencil and like the added interest it gave to the focal image.

To adhere the focal image to the embossed rectangle Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back for dimension and then it was adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  A side folding cardbase was made from some deep teel blue cardstock I had in my stash.  The focal image was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  A little Clear Wink of Stella was added to the boat and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Stampin Up Angler
  • My Favorite Things Celebrate You
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White
  • Bo Bunny Cascade Stickable Stencils Morocco
  • Homemade Embossing Paste
  • Altenew Ocean Waves Ink
  • Distress: Mowed Lawn, Broken China, Pumpice Stone, Candied Apple, Antique Linen, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheets
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Small and Medium Tip Watercolor Brush Pen

This card was created the same way as the one above, but clouds were added to the sky, dark blue cardstock was added to the back of the focal image, and it was adhered to a rectangle of My Minds Eye Wood Designer Paper.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Stampin’ Up Angler
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Gina K. Desgins 80# White Cardstock
  • My Minds Eye Wood 6 x 6 Designer Paper
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Copic Markers: B01, B93, B95 (Water); B00, B000, B0000 (Sky); YR14, YR15 (Shirt); R05, R14 (Shirt); E21 (Skin); B97, B23 (Jeans); B39, B37, B99, B34 (Boat); C1, C00 (Clouds)
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • WPlus9 Gift Card Layers
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheets
  • Small and Medium Tip Watercolor Brush Pen

Meow You Doin’ Happy Purrthday

My granddaughter Aurora is a cat lover and when I was in my local craft store recently I saw this stamp set from Lawn Fawn called Meow You Doin’ and thought it would make a cute birthday card.

Over the years I’ve watched both Gina K. and Yanna Smakula make their own backgrounds and decided to do the same with this card.  I stamped the cat image all over a piece of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock cut to 4 ¼”  x 5 ½” with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then filled in any open spaces with the other images from the stamp set.

I used Copic Markers to color the images and wanted each of the cats to have their own unique look and color.  The following colors were used:  C00, C1, C2, C3; C4, C5, C7; BG000, BG01, BG02; R24, R22, R21, R20; W5, W6, W7, W8, W9; E13, E17, E19; E31, E33, E35; YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24; E77, E49, E17; E23, E39, E47; Y38, Y15.

I die cut the patterned paper with the Sizzix Big Shot with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  Because Aurora’s favorite color is blue, I found a some light blue cardstock in my stash and cut a rectangle 1/8” larger than the patterned paper and adhered the two together using Elmer’s Dot Runner Adhesive.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller than the blue rectangle and adhered to the back.  An A2 size cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the panel was adhered to the font with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

A thin strip of the blue cardstock was cut for the sentiment , which is from the same stamp.  It was stamped with VersaFind Black Ink, along with a little paw print on the left.  Aurora’s favorite cat is black and so another cat was stamped and colored black and then die cut with the matching die and adhered to the right of the sentiment strip.  3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the strip and it was applied to the lower third of the card.

Love the way the card turned out.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lawn Fawn Meow You Doin’
  • Hero Arts Many Birthday Messages
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: C00, C1, C2, C3; C4, C5, C7; BG000, BG01, BG02; R24, R22, R21, R20; W5, W6, W7, W8, W9; E13, E17, E19; E31, E33, E35; YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24; E77, E49, E17; E23, E39, E47; Y38, Y15
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles