Happy Birthday Mimi

This card was for a special young friend whose favorite color is red.  I tried using another image, but it just didn’t work out and so I pulled out the cut image from Penny Black Mimi’s Heart because it would be really easy to keep in the red color scheme.  It turned out cute.

The image was stamped on Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper and then embossed with Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder.  A Sakura Watercolor Brush was used to color the image with Tombo Dual Brush Markers.  Colors used were: 025 Light Orange, 026 Golden Yellow856 Chinese Red, 845 Carmine, N567 Warm Grey 5, 451 Sky Blue, 020 Peach, 942 Tan.

The focal image was die cut using Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  When I went to place it on the card front I felt that it was too small to stand out, so I die cut a piece of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock using the second Largest Lawn Fawn Large Sitched Stackable Rectangles and dry embossed it with the Lifestyle Crafts Chain Embossing Folder.  I pulled out a scrap of red cardstock and cut it with my paper trimmer to be 1/8” larger than the focal image and adhered the two together with Elmer’s Dot Runner Adhesive.  It was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment is from Gina K. Designs Birthday Greetings and was stamped in VersaFine Black Ink at the bottom of the focal image and heat embossed with the same Hero Arts clear embossing powder.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller than the focal image and adhered to the back.  Once that was completed the focal image was adhered to the dry embossed panel with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

As a final embellishment  Gold Stickles were used on the heart polka dots to add a little sparkle and shine and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Mimi’s Heart
  • Gina K. Designs Birthday Greetings
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 80#/120# White
  • VersaFine Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder
  • Lifestyle Crafts Chain Embossing Folder
  • Red Cardstock from Stash
  • Tombo Dual Brush Markers: 025 Light Orange, 026 Golden Yellow856 Chinese Red, 845 Carmine, N567 Warm Grey 5, 451 Sky Blue, 020 Peach, 942 Tan
  • Stickles Gold,
  • Lawn Fawn Large/Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Elmers Dot Runner

Make a Wish Sweet Thing

This is another card that was stamped and watercolored with Tombo Dual Tip Markers while waiting for my car to be serviced.  This card was made for a young woman whose favorite color is blue.

The focal image is from Penny Black’s Sweet Thing and was stamped with VersaFine Black Ink on Canson IL 140# Watercolor Paper and heat embossed with Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder.

The image was colored with the following Tombo Dual Brush Makers: 942 Tan, 800 Baby Pink, 977 Saddle Brown, 879 Brown, 451 Sky Blue, 565 Deep Blue, 755 Rubine Red, 815 Cherry.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts Make a Wish Birthday stamp and was stamped with VersaFine Black Ink and heat embossed in the same manner.

Once the focal image was dry it was die cut using the second largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  The blue patterned paper from Recollections Bright and Basic 12×12 Paper Pad and adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock using Elmer’s Dot runner Adhesive.  Darice Stick Back Foam was added to the back of the focal image and it was adhered to the blue patterned paper with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Sweet Thing
  • Hero Arts Make a Wish Birthday
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • VersaFine Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder
  • Tombo Dual Brush Makers: 942 Tan, 800 Baby Pink, 977 Saddle Brown, 879 Brown, 451 Sky Blue, 565 Deep Blue, 755 Rubine Red, 815 Cherry
  • 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

 

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

Big Wishes Birthday Card

I love the cute little girls that are in Penny Black’s Big Wishes stamp set.  This card was made for a young women at church whose favorite color is yellow.  I think the plaid patterned paper really helps to accent the color

The image was stamped on Canson XL Watercolor Paper with VersaFine Black Ink and then heat embossed with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  I was able to stamp the image and take it with me to color while I was waiting for my car to be serviced.  It really made the time go quickly.  Tombo Dual Brush Markers were used to color the image: 942 Tan, 800 Baby Pink, :025 Light Orange, 026 Golden Yellow, 993 Chrome Orange, 991 Light Ocher, N65 Cool Gray 5, 993 Orange.

The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink stylish Sentiments: Birthday and was stamped with VersaFine Black Ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder as well.

The focal image was die cut using the second largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles and Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller and adhered to the back.  The patterned paper from Recollections Bright and Basic 12 x 12 Paper Pack was die cut using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Cardstock using Elmer’s Blue Runner adhesive.  The focal image was then adhered to the cardbase using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Big Wish
  • Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Recollections Bright and Basic 12×12
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • VersaFine Black Ink
  • Tombo Dual Brush Makers: 942 Tan, 800 Baby Pink, :025 Light Orange, 026 Golden Yellow, 993 Chrome Orange, 991 Light Ochre, N65 Cool Gray 5, 993 Orange
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Elmer’s Dot Runner

Bonjour Mimi Happy Birthday

This was another card I colored while having my car serviced. It was stamped on Canson XL Coldpress 140# Watercolor Paper with VersaFine Black Ink, heat embossed with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder and colored with Tombo Dual Brush Markers.  I hate wasting time.  It seems there isn’t enough in a day to get done what I need to, and when I can’t be productive it drives me crazy, so this really worked out well.

The young woman who this card was made for is an accomplished violinist who has performed at Carnegie Hall as a youth performer, So I thought C. C. Designs Bonjour! Mimi had a little cosmopolitan flair.  Her favorite color is blue and the Tombo Dual Brush markers used to color the image were: 942 Tan, 800 Baby Pink, 977 Saddle Brown, 879 Brown, N65 Cool Gray 5, N55 Cool Gray 7, 565 Deep Blue, 553 Mist Purple, 451 Sky Blue.

The sentiment used is from Gina K. Designs Birthday Greetings and fit perfectly at the bottom of the focal image, which had been cut with the second largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  It too was stamped with VersaFine Black Ink and heat embossed with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller than the focal image and adhered to the back.

The blue striped background paper is from the Recollections Bright and Basic 12 x 12 Paper Pack and was cut with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  It was adhered to the back of a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Elmer’s Dot Runner.  The focal image was then adhered to the background using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Bonjour! Mimi
  • Gina K. Designs Birthday Greetings
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Recollections Bright and Basic 12×12
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Tombo Dual Brush Makers: 942 Tan, 800 Baby Pink, 977 Saddle Brown, 879 Brown, N65 Cool Gray 5, N55 Cool Gray 7, 565 Deep Blue, 553 Mist Purple, 451 Sky Blue
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Elmers Dot Runner

Full of Glee Birthday Wish

I recently purchased Penny Black’s Full of Glee and love this floral bouquet.  It is perfect for all coloring mediums.  I decided to stamp the image on Canson XL 140# Cold Press Water Color Paper with VersaFine Black Ink so that it could embossed with Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder.  The raised lines this creates make it very easy to watercolor.  I used my MISTI so that it could be stamped multiple times to get a clear impression on the rough surface of watercolor paper.

I decided to use Tombo Dual Brush Markers to color the image.  Colors used are: 192 Asparagus, 228 Gray Green, 195 Light Green, 815 Cherry, and 606 Violet.  I watered down the light green for a background wash to make the image pop off the page.

The sentiment is from C. C. Designs Amy R Great Birthday Greetings and was also stamped with VersaFine Black Ink and heat embossed with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  It fit perfectly in the lower right corner.

Once the image was completely dry, I die cut it using the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles and then cut some green cardstock I had in my stash 1/8″ larger.  The two were adhered together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the watercolor focal image and then adhered to an A2 Top Folding Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with the same glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Full of Glee
  • Amy R Great Birthday Greetings
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Green Cardstock from Stach
  • VersaFine Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder
  • Tombo Dual Brush Markers: 192 Asparagus, 228 Gray Green, 195 Light Green, 815 Cherry, 606 Violet
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Elmers Dot Runner

Happy Everything Aimee Birthday Card

My daughter Aimee turned 42 on May 8.  I don’t know how that could have happened so quickly, my brain tells me I’m not a day over 30.  Her favorite colors are teal/aqua and green.  I had just used the image from C. C. Designs Dove Art Studios Himalayan Poppy for my mother and thought it would make a beautiful birthday card for Aimee.

With Colored Pencil Shading
Without Color Pencil Shading

I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored the image with Copic Markers (colors used are listed below).  Once the coloring was done I die cut the image with the second largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  Another rectangle was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock 1/8” larger and both were adhered together using Be Creative Double Sided Tape.  (I find this works best with the smooth surface of mirror cardstock.)

The sentiment was cut from gold mirror cardstock using the Penny Black Awesome Die.  To add dimension the die was cut again from Sticky Backed Fun Foam.  cut the foam with the sticky side up and find it works really well to add dimension to die cut words. mirror cardstock.  Penny Black Awesome Die was also cut from the same mirror cardstock and again from Darice I

Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the back of the focal image rectangle and then it was adhered to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins were scattered on the card front.

I used my Derwent Inktense Pencil 1220 Green Aquamarine to add shadows to the flower centers.  A  Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic Gold #551 was used to add gold dots to the flower stamen and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • C. Designs DoveArt Studios Himalayan Poppy
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic Gold #551
  • Derwent Inktense Pencil 1230 Mallard Green
  • Copic Markers: BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18; YG03, YG67, YG17; BG000, BG0000
  • Penny Black Awesome Die
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles

 

Penny Black the Best Bring on the Happy Birthday Card

Megan is a young woman with boundless energy.  I thought this cute image from Penny Black The Best would make a cute birthday card for her.  Her favorite colors are blue and peach.

I stamped the image on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored it with Copic Markers: R00, R02; B91, B93, B95, B97; C5, C6, C7;  G43, G07, G28; E00, E11, E51, R20; ; E49, E59, E57; BG000, BG0000.

Once the image was colored it was die cut using My Favorite Things Pierced Oval STAX.  A larger oval was cut with the Spellbinders Large Ovals die from light blue cardstock.  The two ovals were adhered together with Tombo Mono Glue Runner Dot Adhesive and Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the back.

A rectangle of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock was die cut using Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and another rectangle 1/8” larger was cut with a guillotine paper cutter from light blue cardstock.  The rectangles were adhered together with dot adhesive.  The focal image rectangle was placed on these rectangles to determine where to stamp the sentiment from Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings, which was stamped with Altenew Caribbean Sky Ink.  Tombo Mono Multi Glue was added to the back of the oval focal image and adhered to the die cut rectangles. All were then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made form Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black The Best
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Light Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Oval STAX
  • Spellbinders Large OvalsT
  • Altenew Caribbean Sky Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black

Penny Black Jubilant Time to Celebrate

Penny Black’s Jubilant makes an absolutely beautiful watercolor card. This card was made for one of our young women leaders whose favorite color is teal blue.  I love the way this card turned out.

I used Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper for this card.  I placed the Jubilant rubber stamp in the MISTI since I wanted to stamp the image multiple times to get the look that I was going for.  I colored the image with the ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers (colors used are listed below) and then generously spritzed it with water before stamping on the watercolor paper.  I did this a couple of times, drying the image with the Marvy Embossing Tool between each stamping.  For the last stamping I colored the image and did not add any additional water.

When I sprayed the stamp to clean it there was a lot of leftover ink and so I decided to do a second generation stamped image and it too turned out beautiful, a little softer in color, but it still made a lovely card.

Once the images were dry I ran them through the Sizzix Big Shot with the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle.  For the original image a rectangle of teal blue cardstock 1/8″ larger than the focal image was adhered to the back using Sookwang Scor-Tape.  To the second generation image Paper Accents Gold Mirror cardstock was added to the back.

The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted’s Fancy Sayings and was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  (You want to make sure that the image is completely dry before adding embossing powder or you will end up with a mess on your card.)

Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the back of the focal image rectangles.  A2 Top Folding Cardbases were made from Gina K. Designs 120# White and Ivory Cardstock and the focal images were adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  For added interest Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins were scattered on the card front and adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the cards were done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Jubilant
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Turquoise Cardstock from Stash
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 033 Persian Green, 080 Violet, 095 Dark Gray, 044 Deep Green, 066 Dark Oatmeal
  • Kuretake Water Brush
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Have a Wonderful Sweet Birthday

This card is for Aubrey who is an awesome big sister and a lovely pianist. Her favorite color is purple, but to add a little more interest I added some pink accents.  Wouldn’t it be fun to have a chocolate birthday cupcake half as big as you are.  Might have a stomach ache afterwards, but it would be a delicious treat.

This image is from Penny Black’s Sweet Thing and was stamped on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  The image was colored with Copic Markers (colors listed below) and then die cut using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  I have been an a kit lately of using patterned paper as a background to the focal image and decided to use Doodlebug 2523 Lilac Daisy-Stripe Cardstock.  It was cut with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  Matching purple cardstock was found from my stash and rectangles for both the focal image and the background panel were cut 1/8″ larger and adhered to the back of each rectangle with Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.  Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was also added to the back of the focal image to add dimension.

The sentiment from Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles was stamped below the focal image with Altenew Lavender Ink.  An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The patterned paper rectangle and the focal image rectangle were adhered to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Gold Stickles was added to the center of the cupcake flower and as the confetti on the cupcake and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Sweet Thing
  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles
  • Doodlebug 2523 Lilac Daisy-Stripe Cardstock
  • Purple Cardstock from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: V12, V15, V17, V09; C0, C1, C2; E00, E11, E51, R20; E59, E57, E55; RV04, RV06, RV09; E49, E59, E57; BG000, BG0000; E49, E59, E57;
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Gold Stickles
  • Altenew Lavender Fields Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Pigma Micron01 Pen
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam