Spring Shower Happy Birthday

I wanted to use Altenew’s Spring Shower Cover Die again, but wanted to see if I could make it easier to paper piece the flowers back into the panel once they had been colored.  This time I decided to use Glad Press ‘n Seal to remove the flowers and it worked like a charm.  I decided to color all the flowers in different colors of blue and really liked how it turned out.

I die cut the background from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then added the Press ‘n Seal to the back and carefully removed the background, leaving only the flowers and leaves.  It was easy to then color the flowers and leaves with Copic Markers (colors listed below).  Once the coloring was complete the background was placed over the colored images and the Press ‘n Seal kept everything together.  It was much quicker and easier using the die in this manner.  I then die cut the background using a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX.  This not only gives a nice edge to the background, but it also presses the flowers and leaves tightly into the image.

The sentiment from Hot Off the Press Birthday Greetings was stamped on vellum with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder.  It was then wrapped around the focal image and secured with Scotch Tape at the back of the panel.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller than the rectangle and adhered to the back.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from some blue paper I had in my stash.  The blue base really made the flowers pop.  As a final embellishment, Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Sequins were added to the centers of the largest flowers with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and then a drop of Glossy Accents was added to the center to help keep everything in place.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Spring Shower Cover Die
  • Hot Off the Press Birthday Greetings
  • Copic Markers: YG03, YG17, YG67; G24, G94, G99; G24, G94, G99; B000, B01, B02; B23, B24, B26; B24, B26, B28; B99; B32, B34, B37; B91, B93, B95; B41, B45; BG45, BG49; BG000, BG01, BG02
  • Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Sequins
  • Glad Press ‘n Seal
  • Vellum
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matt
  • Ranger Glossy Accents

Penny Black Full of Glee: Happy Birthday

PENNY BLACK FULL OF GLEE: HAPPY BIRTHDAY

I recently purchased Penny Black’s Full of Glee.  This is a beautiful open stamp that is perfect for coloring with any medium.  For this card I chose to watercolor it using Tombo Markers.

I stamped the image on Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper with VersaFine Black Ink and heat embossed it with Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder.  Tombo Markers 098 Avocado, 076 Green Ochre, 905 Red, 946 Gold Ochre, 925 Scarlet, 993 Chrome Orange, and 025 Light Orange were used to color the image.

Once the image was completely dry it was run through the Sizzix Big Shot with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectange and then Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller and adhered to the back.

The sentiment was stamped on a scrap of Ivory Vellum with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The Vellum strip was then adhered to the back of the focal image with Scotch Tape.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock and the focal image was then adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Pretty Pink Posh Tangerine and Marigold and Doodlebug Designs Tangerine Sequins were scatted on the card front and adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory
  • Penny Black Full of Glee
  • Hot Off the Press Birthday Greetings
  • Ivory Vellum from Stash
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • VersaFine Black Ink
  • Tombo Markers 098 Avocado, 076 Green Ochre, 905 Red, 946 Gold Ochre, 925 Scarlet, 993 Chrome Orange, and 025 Light Orange
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Pretty Pink Posh Tangerine and Marigold Sequins
  • Doodlebug Desgins Tangerine Sequins