Penny Black Peony Flowers Wish Big Birthday Card

Some of the new stamps from Penny Black this year make beautiful watercolor cards.  This image from the Peony Flowers stamp is one of them.

Since I would be watercoloring the image I used Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper and placed a fourth of a sheet in my MISTI so that I could do multiple stamping to get the look I desired.  I used my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color the image, using two colors of red and green for variations in colors, see list below.   I stamped the image four times before I was able to obtain the intensity and clarity that I desired.  Between each stamping I used a Number 2 Round Black Velvet Silver Brush to smooth and blend some of the stamping and then I dried the image with a heat gun to ensure that the image remained crisp.

I got a smear of orange on the bottom of the paper and so I decided to use the splatter technique to add some drops of color to the card and disguise the smeared area.  This is the first time I’ve used this technique and it worked perfectly.

Once I was happy with the image I put the panel into the MISTI again to stamp the sentiment.  I feel this is particularly important when you are stamping on the rough surface of watercolor paper to get a crisp, clear image.  The sentiment is from Amy R’s Great Birthday Greetings.

When the panel was completely dry I ran it through the Sizzix Big Shot with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  I then cut a rectangle from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock 1/8″ larger than the rectangle and adhered it to the back of the focal image with 1″ Be Creative Tape.  A rectangle of Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was cut with the rectangle die and adhered to the back of the focal image panel, which was then adhered to the front of an A2 Top Folding Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Penny Black Peony Flowers
  • Amy R Great Birthday Greetings
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 023 Scarlet Red, 020 Red, 040 Green, 043 Olive Green
  • Be Creative Tape
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Green Cardstock from Stash
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Be Creative Tape

Penny Black Gladsome Flowers Birthday Card

Penny Black has some beautiful new stamps for 2017.  I have been creating quite a few in the past week and will be posting them today.  The Gladsome Flowers stamp is a large flower bouquet that cover most of a page and created a lovely focal image.

I stamped the image on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink using the MISTI to ensure a crisp, dark image was achieved.  I colored the image using Copic Markers, colors used are listed below.  To help the image standout a highlight was added using BG0000 and BG000.

Because the image is so large, the sentiment needed to be smaller and fit in the corner of the page.  Avery Elle Cupcake stamp set fit perfectly and was stamped using the MISTI and Hero Hues India Ink Black.

The image was die cut using the largest die from Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was cut just smaller and applied to the back of the panel for added dimension and interest.  The focal image rectangle was applied to an A2 Top Folding Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

Product Used:

  • Penny Black Gladsome Flowers
  • Avery Elle Cupcake
  • Copic Markers: B23, B24, B26; Y11, Y15, Y18; YG03, YG17, YG67; BG0000, BG000
  • Be Creative Tape
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Green Cardstock from Stash
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Be Creative Tape
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black

CTD433: Smile: Happy Looks Good on You

I ran across the Hampton Art Flower Believe Layering stamp set at Michaels a couple of weeks ago and liked the flowers in the set.  It made a pretty card.

I don’t often make a card without any additional rectangle layers, but for this card I decided to keep is clean and simple.  I stamped the flowers on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock using the Altenew Inks listed below. I hadn’t noticed it before, but there are only leaf sprigs in this stamp set and so I pulled out the Clearly Besotted Layered Chrysanthemums to add leaves to the flowers, stamping them in the Altenew green inks listed below.  Once I was done stamping I fussy cut the images with the Cutter Bee scissors.  I have other small scissors, but these seem to work they best for detailed cutting.

Once all the stamping and cutting was done it was time to determine the arrangement on the front of the cardbase.  A top folding A2 card was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  At first I thought I would only have three flowers in the lower left, but eventually I settled on five.  I stamped the leaf sprigs directly to the card front and began to adhered the flowers and leaves around them using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The two lowest flowers were adhered with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape for added dimension.

It was at this point that I remembered to stamp the sentiment, which is from Penny Black Happy Thoughts.  I wanted something that would be subtle and not detract from the flowers and so I stamped it with VersaMark Ink, added Ranger Detailed Silver Embossing Powder, and heat set it with the Marvy Embossing Tool.  Then one more flower was added to the upper right with a few leaves.

I thought I would be done at this point, but the way this layering stamp worked the flower centers didn’t have any definition and so I decided to pull some blue rhinestones from my stash for the center of the flowers and like the way it looked much better.

Products Used:

  • Hampton Art Flower Believe Layering Clear Stamp (SC0746)
  • Penny Black Happy Thoughts
  • Clearly Besotted Layered Chrysanthemums
  • Altenew Inks: Caribbean Sky, Persian Blue, Sapphire, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glade, Evergreen
  • Ranger Detailed Silver Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue

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CTD433: Penny Black Stitched Flowers Sending You Love

I love the flowers from the Penny Black 2017 Release and purchased a lot of them.  This card is made from the Stitched Flowers stamp set.

I began by stamping the image a couple of times with VersaMark Ink on Canson XL Cold Press 140# Watercolor Paper.  Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder was applied and heat set with the Marvy Embossing Gun.

The sentiment is from Penny Black Happy Thoughts and was stamped between the two flower images with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with the same embossing powder.

I knew I wanted to watercolor these images and I have a lot of different watercolor mediums, but I don’t use my ZIG Clean Color Brushes very often so I pulled them out for this card.

The color scheme for the throwdown challenge this week was blue, green, and white.  The blue of the door in the image seemed more like a periwinkle blue and so I used both blue (030 Blue)and purple (080 Violet) to color the flowers, putting the blue at the base and the purple at the tip and then blending the two colors together.  For the leaves and vines I used 004 FL Green and 040 Green.

I love the sentiment because it could be used for a lot of different themes, thinking of you, birthday, encouragement, whatever the need may be. Since the sentiment was embossed in white I needed to add a background color that would allow it to show and I chose 031 Cobalt Blue, concentrating more color around the sentiment and blending it out to the edges.

Once the watercolor was dry I ran the focal image through the Sizzix Big Shot with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  To make the blue flowers pop I went to my scraps of paper and pulled out some blue cardstock to match the flowers and die cut it with the rectangle from WPlus9 Gift Card Layers.  This die cuts an A2 size rectangle that completely covers the front of a card.

A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and it was now it was time to assemble the card.  I glued the blue rectangle to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  I cut a rectangle of Darice Adhesive Fun Foam 1/8″ smaller than the focal image and applied it to the back.  To adhere it to the card front I added Tombo Mono Multi Glue to the back of the fun foam and added it to the card.  I thought about adding sequins or enamel dots to the card, but thought that there was enough details to the image that it would be better to not have anything else competing with the image and so the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Penny Black Stitched Flowers
  • Penny Black Happy Thoughts
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens: 030 Blue, 080 Violet, 004 FL Green, 040 Green, and 031 Cobalt Blue
  • Zakura Waterbrush Pen
  • Black Velvet Silver #8 Waterbrush
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • WPlus9 Gift Card Layers

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Penny Black Scented Beauty Birthday

The Penny Black Scented Beauty stamp is absolutely beautiful and coloring it the traditional rose red makes a stunning card.

Letting this beautiful image shine calls for a clean and simple design.  A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Next a rectangle of the same cardstock was used to die cut a rectangle with Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  To give the card a sky allusion it was ink blended with Distress Tumbled Glass Ink. Another rectangle was cut from Darice Adhesive Fun Foam and trimmed to be 1/8″ smaller and adhered to the back.

The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and colored with the Copic Markers listed below.  Since there isn’t a matching die it was cut with the Silhouette Cameo on the PIXScan mat.  It was then adhered to the ink blended rectangle with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment is from Sizzix Birthday Cake stamp set, stamped with VersaMark Ink on a scrap of Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and heat in embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back and it was adhered to the focal image rectangle.

The focal image rectangle was adhered to the cardbase using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Sequins from Doodlebug Ladybug and Pretty Pink Posh Sweetheart Mix were scattered on the card front and adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Penny Black Scented Beauty
  • Sizzix Birthday Cake
  • Copic: YG93, YG97, YG99; RV11, RV13, RV14
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Darice Fun Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Doodlebug Ladybug Sequins
  • Pretty Pink Posh Sweetheart Mix Sequins
  • Distress Tumbled Glass
  • Inkylicious Ink Bending Brush
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Penny Black Sweetheart Mimi Birthday

This cute image with heart flowers was perfect for a young woman who had a February birthday.  As always, the image was colored with the favorite colors of the person it is intended for.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock.  It was then colored with Copic Markers RV11, RV13, RV14; E01, E00, E000, E0000, R20; G24, G94; B39, B37, B34; B32, B34; E55, E53, E51.

Once the coloring was complete the image was cut with the Silhouette Cameo using the PIXScan Mat.  To enhance the blue in the image a rectangle of blue cardstock was cut using the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle.  Another rectangle was cut with the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles out of BoBunny DoubleDot Light Blue Stripe cardstock.  The two blue rectangles were adhered together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and a rectangle of Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was cut with the Lawn Fawn rectangle die and adhered to the back of the rectangles.

For the focal image a label was cut with Spellbinders Nested Medallion Labels out of Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  It was then run through the Sizzix Big Shot again with DoCrafts Small Polka Hearts Embossing Folder.  The focal image was applied to the label using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  To add dimension, the label was cut again with Darice Adhesive Fun Foam and trimmed to be 1/8″ smaller, it was then applied to the back of the white focal image label.

The focal image label was placed on the blue striped rectangle to determine placement for the sentiment from Gina K. Designs Birthday Greetings and stamped with Altenew’s Sapphire Ink.  The focal image was then applied to the rectangles using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

A horizontal cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the rectangles and focal image was applied with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Doodlebug Blue Jeans Sequins and Martha Stewart Blueberry Slush Hearts were scattered and glued to the card front using Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

Product Used:

  • Penny Black Sweetheart Mimi
  • Gina K. Designs Birthday Greetings
  • Copic: RV11, RV13, RV14; E01, E00, E000, E0000, R20; G24, G94; B39, B37, B34; B32, B34; E55, E53, E51
  • BoBunny Light Blue Stripes Paper
  • Blue Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables
  • Doodlebug Blue Jeans Sequins, Martha Stewart Blueberry Slush Hearts
  • DoCrafts Small Polka Hearts Embossing Folder
  • Just Right Spellbinders Nested Oval Medallion Labels
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Penny Black Bonjour! Mimi Birthday

I am always looking for some good girl images for the birthday cards I make for the young women at church.  Recently I purchased Penny Black’s Bonjour! Mimi.  We have a young woman who wants to be an interior designer when she grows up and what better image would convey style and design.

Her favorite colors are grey and white.  I stamped the image on 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  For a little color accent I used a pale blue.  The Copic Marker colors used are listed below.  When I was done coloring I used the Silhouette PixScan to cut around the image.  (I usually stamp and color several images and cut them all at once.)

I used Spellbinders Label 16 to cut two labels from 80# Gina K. Designs White and 120# Moonlit Fog.  The white label was then run through the Sizzix Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder. Additionally, two rectangles were cut from the same cardstock, the white with Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles, and the grey with Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle.  A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the two rectangles were adhered to the card front using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

For the focal image the two labels were glued together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back to give dimension to the focal image.  The Mimi image also received 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape and was adhered to the center of the labels.

For the sentiment Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Congrats was die cut four times from the grey cardstock and adhered together with Elmer’s Craft Bond Adhesive Spray.  The focal image and Congrats die cut were placed on the front of the cardbase to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment, which is from the same Hero Arts stamp set, and stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat set with Ranger Silver Embossing Powder.  Then the card was assembled together with the sentiment cutout being adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  Silver Stickles was added to the necklace and purse buckle, and some leftover teal blue hearts were scattered around the sentiment and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Peimon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectanglenny Black Bonjour! Mimi
  • Hero Arts Congrats die and stamp set
  • Ranger Silver Embossing Powder
  • Silver Stickles
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Spellbinders Label 16
  • Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Moonlit Fog Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Copic: BG01, BG000, BG0000; C4, C3, C2; C0, C1; C6, C5, C4; E01, E00, E000; E53, E51, E35
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Adhesive Spray
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

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

Penny Black About Town Birthday

I love the Penny Black little people images.  They make perfect cards for the young women at church.  This one was made for a young girl who is turning sixteen and will soon have her driver’s license, how appropriate is that.

I began by stamping Penny Black’s About Town on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, since I planned to color it with her favorite colors of burgundy and turquoise.  The colors used are listed below.  I grounded the car with a hill of dark grey (Copic C8, C7, C6).

From my stash of cardstock I found BoBunny’s Double Dot Ocean Stripe cardstock and cut it with the Sizzix Big Shot using WPlus 9 Gift Card Layers Rectangle, which is the same size as an A2 card front.  Next I die cut the image using the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangle. When I  placed it on the striped background it needed a little something more and so I cut a rectangle from dark teal cardstock from my stash 1/8″ larger than the focal image, and adhered them together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

I placed the focal image on the card front to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment, which is from Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Happy.  I used VersaMark Ink and then covered it with Ranger Detailed Silver Embossing Powder, heat set with the Marvy Embossing Tool. Next Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was added to the back of the focal image and adhered to the card front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The word happy was cut using the die from Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Happy out of Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock and then cut three more times from scrap white cardstock.  The word cutouts were adhered together using Elmer’s Craft Bond spray adhesive.  The word was adhered to the bottom of the focal image with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Penny Black About Town
  • Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Happy
  • Copic: R69, R59, R39; C8, C7, C6; C0, C1, C2, C3; BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11; E21, E00, E000, R20; Y02, Y04, Y06; E79, E57, E55, E53
  • BoBunny Double Dot Ocean Stripe
  • Gina K Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • WPlus 9 Gift Card Layers
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive

Penny Black Mimi’s Heart Birthday Card

I make a lot of cards with little girl images and they turn out so cute for the young women in our church.  I’m always looking for something new.  I recently purchased Penny Black Mimi’s Heart to give to a young girl with a February birthday.  I like the way it turned out.

I wanted to play up on the heart Mimi was holding and so I went to my cardstock store, as Michael calls it, to find some patterned paper I liked.  Since this one had multiple colors it gave a lot of options for creating the card.

I started with an outline of the image cut with the Silhouette Cameo and then stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, which is Copic safe.  I colored the image to compliment the patterned paper with the following colors: BG18, BG15, BG13; RV14, RV13, RV11; E55, E53, E51, E50; E01, E00, E000.

I cut a scalloped heart using the Spellbinders Scalloped Heart Die and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Cross My Heart Embossing Folder for added dimension.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the focal image and the heart and both were applied to a square of patterned paper.  To allow enough room for people to add their birthday greetings to the inside of the card I wanted it to be a top folding A2 card, made for Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

I didn’t like how the square patterned paper looked on the A2 card, so I pulled some dark turquoise paper from my stash to add behind the patterned paper.  Added was created by die cutting the bottom edge with the Spellbinders On the Edge Heart die. The sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder.

There was too space between the sentiment and the heart border and so two thin strips of white cardstock were added with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  For added shine Martha Stewart Sugar Cube Hearts were added to each of the embossed hearts with Multi Matte Medium and Silver Stickles was added to the dots on the heart the little girl was holding and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Mimi’s Heart
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes
  • Copic: BG18, BG15, BG13; RV14, RV13, RV11; E55, E53, E51, E50; E01, E00, E000
  • Silver Stickles
  • Patterned Paper
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes
  • Cuttlebug Cross My Heart Embossing Folder
  • Spellbinders – Hearts Scalloped
  • Martha Stewart Sugar Cube Hearts
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape