Artist Emma Birthday

Emma is a sweetheart and a talented painter.  She taught a watercolor class to the girls in her age group.  When I saw the Artist Marci stamp from La-La Land Crafts I knew it would be perfect for her.

I printed the image on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using a laser printer, which ensure that the image will not bleed when colored with Copic Markers.  I modified the stamp by drawing a flower in the middle of the art board with a Sakura Pigma Micron Pen.  Her favorite color is pink and so that is the color scheme used for coloring the image.

 

I decided use a My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Frame.  I thought it would be in keeping with how we frame our art pieces.  It was die cut from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  To add dimension 3M ½” Foam Tape was cut in half and adhered to the back of the frame.  I found some pink patterned paper in the Doodlebug Sweet Things 6 x 6 Paper Pack and cut it just smaller than the frame and removing the backing from the foam tape it was adhered to the back of the frame.

The focal image was placed in the frame to determine where to stamp the sentiment, which is from Penny Black Sprinkles & Smiles.  It was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.

An A2 Top Folding Cardbase was made from Gina K. Desgins 120# White Cardstock and the frame was adhered to the front using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the focal image and then adhered above the sentiment and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La Land Crafts Artist Marci Digital Stamp
  • Penny Black Sprinkles & Smiles Stamp
  • Doodlebug Sweet Things 6 x 6 Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: R85, R83, R81; W0, W1, W3; B04, B02, B01; Y08, Y02; G07, G03, G02; V17, V12; R17, R14; E49, E47, E37, E35 (Wood); E49, E47, E51, E55; E11, E00, E000, R20
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Frame
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive

Celebrate You Avalynn

Avalynn will join the young women organization in December and we are looking forward to her arriving.  Her favorite color is purple, with blue as a secondary color.  I recently purchased the digital stamp from La-La Land Crafts entitled Celebrate You Marci.  I printed it with a laser printer on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then die cut it with the Silhouette Cameo using the PIXScan mat.

It was colored with Copic Markers (E11, E00, E000, R20, R21, R22; E35, E53, E51; C1, C3; B91, B93; B34, B37; V09, V06, V04, V01).  I found some coordinating paper in the Doodlebug Polar Pas 6 x 6 Paper Pack.  I love this paper and think it really enhances the overall design.  I die cut a rectangle using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangle and adhered it to the front of an A2 top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

To give the focal image a neutral background a scrap of white cardstock was cut with Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangle.  This die cuts a scalloped center from a stitched rectangle and I decided to use both for this card design.  I adhered the stitched outer rectangle with Kukuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  I then cut a rectangle slightly smaller than the scalloped rectangle from Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet and adhered it to the center of outside rectangle with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment is from Art Impressions Chocolate Therapy and was stamped under the white rectangle with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.  The focal image was adhered to the scalloped rectangle using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La Land Crafts Celebrate You Marci Digital Stamp
  • Art Impressions Chocolate Therapy
  • Doodlebug Polar Pals 6 x 6 Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangles
  • Copic Markers: E11, E00, E000, R20, R21, R22; E35, E53, E51; C1, C3; B91, B93; B34, B37; V09, V06, V04, V01
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive

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

HAVE A SPECIAL BIRTHDAY

This cute image from La-La Land Crafts Sweetheart was stamped with VersaFine Black Ink on Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper and embossed with Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder.  I’ve heard Jennifer McGuire talking about stamping images before hand and coloring them while on the go and decided to give it a try.  I took my Tombo Dual Brush Markers, along with a Sukura Watercolor Pen, with me while I waited to have my car services.  It was amazing how much I was able to get done.

The reciepient of this card had long blond hair and her favorite color is mint green, so the colors used were as follows: 245 Sap Green, 885 Warm Red, N567 Warm Grey 5, 025 Light Orange, 026 Golden Yellow, 020 Peach, 942 Tan.

Once I was home I die cut the image using second largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles and then added some Darice Sticky Back Foam to the back to add dimension.  A rectangle of mint green polka dot paper from My Mind’s Eye Happy Day 6×6 Paper Pad was die cut using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangled and adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Elmer’s Dot Runner Adhesive.  The focal image panel was then adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps Party Mini Letter Seals and was stamped with VersaFine Black Ink and heat embossed with Hero Arts Ultra FiClne ear Embossing Powder.  Sizzix Stephanie Barnard Word Labels was used to die cut the sentiment.  The edges were ink blended using an ink dauber and Distress Pistascio ink.  3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back to add dimension and adhered to the bottom right of the focal image and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La Land Crafts Sweetheart
  • Whimsy Stamps Party Mini Letter Seals
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • My Mind’s Eye Happy Day 6×6 Paper Pad
  • VersaFine Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder
  • Tombo Dual Brush Markers: 245 Sap Green, 885 Warm Red, N567 Warm Grey 5, 025 Light Orange, 026 Golden Yellow, 020 Peach, 942 Tan
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Sizzix Stephanie Barnard Word Labels
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Elmers Dot Runner
  • Sakura Watercolor Pen

Love You Molli Make a Wish Birthday Card

This card was made for Kara Lee whose favorite colors are Turquoise and Green.  This is a new image from La-La Land Crafts entitled Love You Mollie.  I love her beautiful, flowing hair and cute boots.

The image was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and then colored with Copic Markers (listed below).  Once the coloring was complete it was die cut using the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  I searched my stash of cardstock and found a matching turquoise, which was cut 1/8″ larger than the focal image. Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the back.  The sentiment from Avery Elle Cupcakes was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image rectangle was adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue. Bottle Green Nuvo Crystal Drops were added to the heart on the t-shirt and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La-Land Crafts Love You Molli
  • Avery Elle Cupcakes
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Teal/Aqua Cardstock from Stash
  • Copic Markers: E50, E53, E55, E35; E00, E11, E51, R20; BG13, BG15, BG18; YG03, YG63, YG67; C0, C1; C1, C3; B000, B0000
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Bottle Green
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle

La-La-Land Crafts Birthday Marci

This card is made with another cute girl image from La-La-Land Crafts entitled Birthday Marci.  It too is for a young women at church and colored in her favorite colors.

I began by stamping the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto a quarter sheet of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock.  The Copic Markers used are listed below.

Once I was done with the coloring I used a Lawn Fawn’s Large Stitched Stackable Rectangle to size down the image and added Darice Adhesive Fun Foam to the back for added dimension.  I die cut another rectangle from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and ran it through the Sizzix Big Shot Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle and again with the Sizzix Dotted Lattice Embossing Folder.  To pick up on the grey in the card I cut a rectangle from grey cardstock I had in my stash 1/8″ larger and adhered it to the back of the dry embossed panel with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The focal image was then glued to the embossed rectangle with the same glue.

I thought the sentiment from Penny Black’s Sprinkles and Smiles went perfect with the image.  I stamped it with VersaMark Ink on a scrap of the grey cardstock and heat embossed it with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder and cut it to size.  It was adhered on top of the focal image with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  Sequins from the Pretty Pink Posh Sweetheart Mix were scattered on the card front and adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

Supplies Used:

  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangle
  • SSS Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Sizzix Dotted Lattice Embossing Folder
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Pretty Pink Posh Sweetheart Mix
  • La-La-Land Crafts – Birthday Marci
  • Penny Black – Sprinkles and Smiles
  • Copic: RV14, RV13, RV11; E53, E51, E50; C0, C1, C2; C2, C3, C4; BG000, BG0000; E21, E00, E000, R20; R02, R00

La-La-Land Crafts Love You Molli Birthday

La-La-Land Crafts has some great stamps with girl images that I use for birthday cards.  I recently purchased Love You Molli and created a card for a young woman at church with her favorite colors.

I stamped the image on 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I then die cut the image using Spellbinders Long Classic Rectangle, but ran it through again to make it a little shorter so it would fit better on the card front.

I colored the image using Copic Markers, colors used are listed below.  I gave her ground to stand on with C3, C2, and C1.

I die cut a panel of 80# White Cardstock with Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle and then found a matching blue cardstock and cut it with my paper trimmer to be the same size as an A2 card front (4 1/4 x 5 1/2).  To add some added interest I ran the white rectangle through the Sizzix Big Shot with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder and then adhered it to the blue rectangle with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Both were then adhered using the same glue to a top folding A2 size cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

The Sentiment is from Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday and was stamped on a scrap of blue cardstock with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder and then trimmed to fit across the focal image panel.

Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller than the focal image and then both were adhered to the front of the card with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Sequins from Doodlebug Design Swimming Pool and Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold were scattered and adhered to the panel with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

Supplies Used:

  • Copic: C3, C2, C1; BG000, BG0000; R02, R00; E21, E00, E000, R20; B05, B04, B02; G46, G28, B29; E15, E99, YR20, YR21, YR23
  • Doodlebug Design Swimming Pool/Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold
  • La-La-Land Crafts Love You Molli
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Spellbinders Long Classic Rectangle (shorter)
  • Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder

TIME TO PARTY

This card was made using La-La-Land Crafts Sweetheart Stamp.  It was stamped on 140# Canson Cold Press Watercolor Paper with VersaMark Ink and embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  Whenever you are embossing, be sure and prepared your cardstock with an anti-static tool to remove any oils from the card that would cause the embossing powder to stick to unwanted areas.  Once the embossing powder is melted using a heat gun you are ready to watercolor your image.  I used Winsor & Newton Lightweight Sketchers’ Box Half Pan Set of 24.  I mix my colors to get the right shade.

00247wAfter the watercolored image was dry I die cut it using Spellbinders Rectangle dies.  I created a background with Pink Paislee Pen Pals Correspondent Paper with Avery Elle Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles and applied the focal image with Darice White Adhesive Fun Foam, cut just smaller than the background paper.  Using another pattern from the same paper pack I cut a 1” strip of striped paper.  I small strip of gold glitter cardstock was also cut.  Both were applied to A2 Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock (4 ¼” x 11” scored at 5 ½”) using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The focal image was then adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

A small circle was die cut using MFT Pierced Circle STAX die and stamped with Amy R. Great Birthday Greetings stamp using Memento Paris Dusk Ink and adhered with 3M ½” Foam Tape and the card was done.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • La-La-Land Crafts Sweetheart Stamp
  • Amy R Great Birthday Greetings
  • Pink Paislee Pen Pals Correspondent Paper
  • Gold Glitter Cardstock
  • Avery Elle Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Spellbinders Rectangle Die
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • MFT Pierced Circle STAX
  • Winsor & Newton Lightweight Sketchers’ Box Half Pan Set of 24

Doctor Janae

Our youngest daughter is completing her three year residency in Pediatrics at University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. She is an amazing doctor.  Next year she will be the chief resident and the following year she will be off to a three-year fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care. We are very proud of her.  When I saw La-La Land Crafts’ Dr. Marci I knew it would make the perfect card.

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The stamp was no longer available so I ordered the digital image and printed it with my small HP Laser printer on Gina K. Designs 80# White cardstock, since it wouldn’t bleed when I colored it with Copic markers. Colors used were:

  • Hair: E55, E53, E50, E55, YR21
  • Pigtail Ribbons: BG18, BG15, BG13
  • Magnifying Glass and Band: R22, R21, C3, C2, C1, C00
  • Skin: E01, E000, E0000 / Eyeshadow: E31
  • Lips: R22, R21
  • Cheeks: R20
  • Stethoscope: R22, R21, R20
  • Dress: BG18, BG15, BG13
  • Coat: C03, C01, C00
  • Bear: E33, E34, E35, E51 / Ears: E53 / Nose: C9, C7, C6
  • Sneakers: BG18, BG15, BG13, C04, C03, C01

Her favorite color is aqua/teal so I used those colors in the image, as well and the cardbase, which was from paper I had in my stash.  I die cut the image with the second size Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables and another panel of teal with the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Stackable, but I wanted it to be a little smaller and so I ran it through my Big Shot again to remove about 1/8″.  This allowed me to cut the same size panel with American Crafts Silver Glitter Cardstock for a pretty border.  All panels were adhered using 5/8″ Be Creative tape. The multi-panel focal image was adhered to the cardbase using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape for added dimension.

I die cut “Congrats” from Hero Arts Stamp and Cut in both teal and silver and adhered them together and to the front of the card with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  I stamped the phrase “you did it” from the same stamp set just below the die cut.

For the envelope I typically stamp the image in a lighter complimentary ink, but I didn’t have the stamp to do this, so I used Spellbinder’s On the Edge Heart Scallop die and ran it through with both teal and silver cardstock, filling the heart openings with silver and adhering to the bottom of the envelope with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

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Products Used:

  • Teal Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • American Crafts Silver Glitter Cardstock
  • Copic Markers as listed above
  • Lawn Fawn Large and Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles die
  • Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Congrats die
  • Spellbinder’s On the Edge Heart Scallop die
  • 5/8″ Be Creative tape
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Sizzix Big Shot
  • Copic Markers (As Listed Above)