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

Oxide Ink Blended Happy Birthday

Lately I’ve been on a kick of ink blending with the Distress Oxide Inks.  They give such a beautiful, smooth blend.  I decided to keep this card very simple.  I took a rectangle of Neena Solar White 80# Cardstock and put some Post-it Tape on an angle at the bottom third of the rectangle.  I then ink blended Distress Oxide inks Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, and Broken China at the bottom.  I used the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle to die cut the panel.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller and adhered to the back.

For the sentiment I ink blended a scrap of white cardstock with the same inks and die cut it with the Mama Elephant Birthday Script Die.  I adhered it directly to the card base on the angle of the ink blending with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  I used the Distress Oxide Salty Ocean to stamp the word “HAPPY” from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy stamp set.  Sequins from Neat & Tangled Starry Night and Doodlebug Designs Swimming Pool where scatter around the sentiment with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

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

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Mama Elephant Birthday Script Die
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Stamp
  • Neat & Tangled Starry Night Sequin Mix
  • Doodlebug Designs Swimming Pool Sequin Mix
  • Distress Oxide: Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Broken China
  • Post-it 1” Tape
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Neena Solar White 80# Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

OCC Rainbow Maker: Happy Birthday to You Balloon Background

This is the last card I made today for the Rainbow Maker card class.  It has been fun using the technique and pulling out some stencils that I’ve had in my stash to create some colorful birthday cards.

For this card I wanted to a rainbow of colors achieved by overlapping the Distress Oxide Ink colors.  I taped the Echo Park Balloons Stencil to a piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock and ink blended Broken China, Slaty Ocean, Twisted Citron, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, and Candied Apple.  I love the ombre affect achieve on the balloons by overlapping the colors.

It created such pretty, colorful background that I wanted to keep the rest of the card pretty simple to allow the ink blended stencil to shine.  I stamped the sentiment from Mama Elephant’s Make a Wish with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and then heat embossed it with Hero Arts Detail Clear Embossing Powder. The focal image was die cut using the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and some Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller and adhered to the back.  The focal image was then adhered to a top folding A2 Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the card was done.

A simple card, but I love the results.

Products Used:

  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Echo Park Balloons Stencil
  • Mama Elephant Make a Wish Stamp
  • VersaFina Only Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Broken China, Salty Ocean, Twisted Citron, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Candied Apple
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue

 

About Town Birthday Card for Julia

I think Penny Black’s About Town makes a great card for a young lady who is turning sixteen and will be getting her driver’s license and driving on her own.  This card was made for Julia, whose favorite color is Olive Green.

The image was stamped with VersaFine Black Ink on Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper and heat set with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  The embossing powder makes it much easier to watercolor an image because it helps keep the color contained in the raised lines of the image.  This image was watercolored using Tombo Dual Brush Markers: 025 Light Orange 915 Yellow Gold, 027 Dark Ochre, 098 Avocado, N35 Cool Gray 12, N65 Cool Gray 5, 451 Sky Blue, 452 Process Blue, 942 Tan, 800 Baby Pink with a Sakura Water Brush.

The sentiment from Mama Elephant’s Make a Wish was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder in the upper left of the card.

The focal image was die cut using the second largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller and adhered to the back of the focal image.  A rectangle of patterned paper was cut from the Authentique 6 x 6 Bundle Collection: Loyal using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Elmer’s Dot Runner Adhesive.

The focal image was adhered to the patterned paper cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • For Julia Johnson 2017
  • Penny Black About Town
  • Mama Elephant Make a Wish
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Authentique 6×6 Bundle Collection: Loyal
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Tombo Dual Brush Markers: 025 Light Orange 915 Yellow Gold, 027 Dark Ochre, 098 Avocado, N35 Cool Gray 12, N65 Cool Gray 5, 451 Sky Blue, 452 Process Blue, 942 Tan, 800 Baby Pink
  • 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

Organic Blooms Birthday

I love the big, loose blooms in the Mama Elephant Organic Blooms Stamp and decided to use it for this card. I am really loving watercoloring images with embossed edges.  They keep the color contained and it is easy to get beautiful results.

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I used a quarter of a full sheet Strathmore 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper from a 9″ x 12″ pack, prepped the paper with the Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Pad to remove any oils, sprinkled Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, heat set it with the Marvy Embossing Heat Tool, and I was ready to watercolor.

I used Distress Ink to color the image.  There are so many different colors to choose from, and when you blend them together you get even more variations.  For this image I used: Picked Raspberry, Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, and Crushed Olive, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint.

While the image was drying, I die cut Hero Arts Happy from Paper Accents Gold Mirror paper, cut it three times again using Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, adhered all of them together with a Zig 2-Way Glue Pen. I cut the focal image with the rectangle from the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Die.  For the top folding cardbase I used Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″ using the ScorBuddy and the Simon Says Stamp Small Teflon Bone Folder.

The focal image was adhered to the cardbase with some Creative Hands Peel & Stick Foam cut just smaller than the panel.  The “happy” die cut was adhered with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The “birthday” sentiment is from the same Hero Arts stamp set, stamped with VersaMark Ink and sprinkled with the same gold embossing powder and heat set with an embossing tool.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Strathmore 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Paper
  • Mama Elephant Organic Blooms Stamp
  • Hero Arts Happy Stamp and Cut
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Distress Inks:  Picked Raspberry, Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, Crushed Olive, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Die
  • Creative Hands Peel & Stick Foam Sheets
  • Zig 2-Way Glue Pen
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • ScorBuddy
  • Simon Says Stamp Small Teflon Bone Folder

A Bouquet of Thanks

 

I love the big, bold flower images that have been coming out from stamp companies lately.  I recently purchased Mama Elephant Organic Blooms and wanted to create a clean and simple card that would showcase the image.  I really like how it turned out.

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I stamped the image on Strathmore 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper with Stazon Jet Black Ink and watercolored it with the following Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: Olive Green 043, Pale Green 045, Deep Violet 084, Lilac 083, Violet 080, Dark Pink 027, Pink 025, Light Carmine 028, Pale Pink 028.

While the watercolor was drying I stamped Gina K. Designs Thank You Border on WorldWin Papers Vellum with Stazon Jet Black Ink and added Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder, heat setting it with my Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.  I fussy cut around the lacy edge of the stamp and set it aside.

I die cut a scalloped circle with the Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Circles frame die from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The watercolor image was die cut with the Sizzix Large Circle die just smaller than the frame and adhered with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  If you remove the backing from the foam tape you can easily bend it to fit around the circle.

The vellum sentiment was wrapped around the frame and adhered to the back with some Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The complete focal image was adhered with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the front of a side fold Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock card base, cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″ and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Mama Elephant Organic Blooms Stamp
  • Gina K. Designs Thank You Border Stamp
  • Stazon Jet Black Ink
  • Altenew Soft Lilac Ink (Inside of Card)
  • Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: Olive Green 043, Pale Green 045, Deep Violet 084, Lilac 083, Violet 080, Dark Pink 027, Pink 025, Light Carmine 028, Pale Pink 028
  • Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Wordwin Papers Translucent Vellum
  • Sizzix Large Circle die
  • Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Circles die
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
  • Sizzix Big Shot