Watercolored Spring Bouquet Thinking of You

This is a Pinterest image I’ve had for a long time. I don’t remember if I have used it before, but it make a lovely spring bouquet.

I printed the image onto some Bristol Smooth Cardstock using a laser jet printer. This ensures the lines won’t bleed when watercoloring the image.

I used ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers to watercolor the image. Once the coloring was dry I die cut it with a Memory Box Matinee Rectangle. I adhered it to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock. This really lets the pretty die cut be seen.

The sentiment is from Gina K. Designs Framescape Winter Trees. It was stamped with VersaMark Ink onto a scrap of black cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder and then die cut with a Honey Bee Sentiment Banner. Foam tape was added to the back and it was adhered to the bottom of the focal image. The final embellishment was to add Pentel Sunburst Metallic Gold Gel Pen to the center of some of the flowers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pinterest Spring Bouquet (461e4adf175033df3017066f5381bf1a)
  • Gina K. Designs Framescape Winter Trees
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 400 Marine Green, 031 Cobalt Blue, 032 Persian Blue, 043 Olive Green, 047 May Green, 044 Deep Green, 051 Lemon Yellow, 050 Yellow, 052 Bright Yellow, 080 Violet, 083 Lilac, 222 Pink Flamingo, 028 Pale Pink, 065 Mid Brown
  • Pentel Sunburst Metallic Gold Gel Pen
  • Memory Box Matinee Rectangle
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Honey Bee Sentiment Banner

Camellia Enjoy Your Day

This is the newest layering build-a-flower stamp from Altenew. It is a beautiful, large image. After looking at camellia images on the interest I decided to stamp the flower in pinks.

The stamp set is fairly easy to line up. I used Altenew Pink Diamond, Pinakalicious, and Rebellite for the flower. Mountain Mist, Volcano Lake, and Lagoon inks were used for the leaves. Once stamped they were die cut using the coordinating dies.

A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and run through the Big Shot with the Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder. This creates a beautiful linen look to the paper.

I had a leftover gold thin frame sitting on my desk and decided to use it on this card. It was adhered to the center of the card front with liquid glue and then the leave were adhered using liquid glue. The flower was then adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam tape to add dimension.

The sentiment was cut from some gold mirror cardstock and adhered to the top right of the card. I wanted the secondary sentiment to match the colors of the flower and so some Pinkalicious ink was run across a scrap of paper. Once it was dry the secondary sentiment was stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed with detail white embossing powder.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Camellia Build-A-Flower
  • Simon Says Stamp Painted Enjoy Die
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Altenew Inks: Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, Rubellite, Mountain Mist, Volcano Lake, Lagoon
  • Memory Box Double Stitched Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Foam Strips
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder

Full of Glee It’s Your Birthday

I love the simplicity of the flower image. I stamped it on Bristol Smooth Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored it with the ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I am very happy with the pink and purple color combination selected. With the soft blue background they really pop on the page.

There wasn’t a lot of room for a sentiment so I stamped it with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink a couple of time and then heat embossed it clear. It really helped it to be seen.

I used a Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Double Cut Die. It creates a very thin stitched border. I decided to use gold mirror cardstock to frame the focal image. I used Scotch Tape to hold the focal image and the stitched frame together and then added foam tape to the back to keep it together better and add dimension to the card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Full of Glee
  • Penny Black Smile Today
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 042 Turquoise Green, 084 Deep Violet, 082 Purple, 046 Mid Green, 043 Olive Green
  • Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Double Cut
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Detailed Clear Embossing Powder

More Candles…Bigger Cake

I had pulled this image a few days ago for the SplitCoast Stampers Clean and Simple Challenge of cards made with chocolate, but just hadn’t got around to making the card yet. So when I was cleaning up my craft space and saw it again I decided to put it to good use.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored it using Copic Markers. At the same time I stamped the sentiment.

I decided to die cut the focal image using the Memory Box Stitched Rectangles. I like this die because it gives a cross stitch look to the rectangle. I matted the rectangle with some Gina K. Designs Red Hot Cardstock, added Darice Sticky Back Foam to the back, and adhered it to a side fold A2 cardbase.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Art Impressions Chocolate Therapy
  • Memory Box Stitched Rectangles
  • Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Copic Markers: E35, E53, E50; E49, E29, E77, E35; E79, E59, E57, E55, E53, E51; E35, E34, E33, E31; C5, C3, C2, C1; E13, E11, E02, E01, E00; G17, G25, G03, G01; B99, B97, B95, B93, B91; R29, R24, R22, R21; R39, R56, R46; Y38, Y35, Y32; Y15, Y13, Y11
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and Base Weight Red Hot
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Happy Birthday is Written in the Stars

When I saw the name of this cute image from La-La Land Crafts “Shining Star Marci” I knew I wanted to use stars for the card design.

I pulled out my largest star die and die cut it from gold mirror cardstock. I wanted the Marci image to be sitting on a star.

This is a digital stamp and so I printed it using a laser printer so that I would bleed when colored with Copic Markers. The color scheme was determined by the recipient’s favorite colors.Once coloring was complete I used my Silhouette PIXScan Mat to cut around the image.

I pulled out My Favorite Things Written in the Stars and die cut the word from Neena Classic Crest and from Darcie Sticky Back Foam. I used my Copic Markers to give an ombre affect to the “Stars” die cut. For the secondary sentiment I used the Copic Markers to color some leftover cardstock to match and stamped the sentiment with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder.

For additional interest on the card I die cut a rectangle from white cardstock with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle and then embossed the Memeory Box Starry Night Background Die.

I placed all the elements on the card the way I liked them and adhered them using liquid glue. I felt it needed a little something extra. The Marci image has her hand out as if she is holding something so I die cut a small heart from mirror cardstock and placed it in her add. I also covered the star at the end of her headband with a gold mirror die cut star as well.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La Land Crafts Shining Star Marci
  • Avery Elle Bring on the Cake
  • Lawn Fawn Upon a Star
  • My Favorite Things Written in the Stars
  • Memory Box Starry Night Background Die
  • Copic Markers: bv17, BV13, BV11; BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11; E49, E79, E77, E57, E55; E13, E11, E01, E00, R20, R21, R22
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Simon Says Stamp Holiday Shapes Large
  • Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Labels
  • Spellbinders Stars Five
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Copic Multiliner .05
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Turquoise Sea Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock

Blooming Chrysanthemum Happy Birthday

This die from Memory Box is really an outline flower image, but I wanted to keep the center of the petals intact so I turned it over and added scotch tape to the back before removing the die. I watercolored the image using ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers, added some foam tape to the back and adhered it to a panel I due cut using Gina Marie Designs Petite Looped Lace Rectangle. Mounted the finished panel on a turquoise card base and loved the outcome.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Memory Box Blooming Chrysanthemum
  • Penny Black Smile Today
  • Gina Marie Designs Petite Looped Lace Rectangle
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 033 Persian Green, 040 Green, 042 Turquoise Green
  • Gina K. Designs Turquoise Sea Base Weight Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Scotch Tape

Cheery Flower Happy Birthday

I really like this circle of flowers from Memory Box. It makes a quick and easy card. I wanted to add visual interest to the background behind the circle so I stamped Simon Says Stamp’s You Matter Background in a matching pink ink. Add some foam tape behind the die cut, colored it with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers, added a pretty gold sentiments with a pink secondary stamped greetings and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Honey Bee Birthday Die
  • Memory Box Cheery Flower Collage Die
  • Simon Says Stamp You Matter Background
  • Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Birthday
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 028 Pale Pink, 021 Light Carmine, 953 Yellow Green, 041 Light Green
  • Gina K. Designs Innocent Pink Ink
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Purple and Silver Blooming Chrysanthemum Sympathy

I had two sweet friends pass away within a week of one another. I will miss them. Valerie had two of her sons living in our ward and so I wanted to create sympathy cards that were purple, since that was her favorite color. This is the second card. I love the elegance of the purple with a touch of silver.

Products Used:

  • Memory Box Blooming Chrysanthemum Die
  • Honey Bee With Sympathy Stamp and Die
  • Ranger Alcohol Pearl Ink Villainous
  • Ranger Alcohol Inks Amethyst and Purple Twilight
  • Ranger Alcohol Blending Solution
  • Kirkland Glossy Photo Paper
  • Paper Accents Glossy Silver Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 110# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Blooming Chrysanthemum Happy Birthday

Can you tell I’ve been on an alcohol ink background kick. I love the way they have such beautiful variation in colors. They make the perfect background for a simple die cut focal image.

Products Used:

  • Pearl Alcohol Inks and Alcohol Inks
  • Memory Box Blooming Chrysanthemum Die
  • Papertrey Ink Inside Out Birthday Stamp
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Elmer’s Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Kirkland Glossy Photo Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 110# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

Cheery Flower Bring on the Happy

Love the way this circle die from Memory Box looks against the pretty alcohol ink background.

Products Used:

  • Pearl Alcohol Inks and Alcohol Inks
  • Memory Box Cheery Flower Collage Die
  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles Stamp
  • Altenew Rubellite Ink
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kirkland Glossy Photo Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 110# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • White Pearls from Stash