Cute Dragon Make a Wish Birthday

When I saw this digital image from Connie Fong call Tori the Dragon with Heart Cake I knew it would make a really cute birthday card, for any age.

I printed the image onto some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers BG18, BG57, BG53, B01, B00; B000, B0000; G94, G24, G21; RV14, RV13, RV11; Y26, Y23, Y21.

Once the coloring was complete it was die cut using the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added by tracing around the image with a pencil and fussy cutting with a scissor.

To compliment the color pallet used a rectangle of turquoise plaid patterned paper from the Lawn Fawn Rainbow Plaid paper pack was die cut using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX and adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

To help the little dragon pop on the card front a circle of Neena cardstock was cut with a My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX die.  It was adhered to the plaid paper with the dotliner adhesive and the dragon was adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The sentiment is from the Penny Black Sentiment die set and was cut from the same white cardstock and adhered to the card front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  Clear Wink of Stella was added to the frosting, flowers, hearts, and dragon wings and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Connie Font Tori the Dragon with Heart Cake Digi Stamp
  • Penny Black Celebrations Die
  • Silhouette Cameo Image Cutting
  • Copic Markers: BG18, BG57, BG53, B01, B00; B000, B0000; G94, G24, G21; RV14, RV13, RV11; Y26, Y23, Y21
  • Lawn Fawn Rainbow Plaid 6” x 6” Paper Pad
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Circles STAX
  • Darice Swirl Embossing Folder
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Happy Birthday Smart and Beautiful Jessica

I am always looking for great images for birthday cards for the young women at church.  When I saw this image from Lily of the Valley call Jasmine Studying I knew it would be perfect for Jessica.  She is such a smart young lady whose favorite color is red.

I printed the image on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using a laser jet printer.  It was die cut with an A2 My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX.  The image was colored with Copic Markers E35, E33, E31; YR24, YR21; Y18, Y15, Y13; C7, C5, C3; R89, R37, R17; R39, R29, R24; B26, B24, B23; B99, B97, B95; E51, E50; E35, E53, E50; B000, B0000; E11, C01, E000, R20.  I wanted the desk to look like wood and so darker woodgrain lines were added with E35.

The sentiment is from Penny Black’s Sprinkles and Smiles and was stamped under the desk with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller than the focal image rectangle for added dimension.  A rectangle of red cardstock from my stash was cut 1/8″ larger than the stitched rectangle and the focal image was adhered using a Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was adhered to the front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lily of the Valley Jasmine Studying
  • Penny Black Sprinkles & Smiles
  • Copic Markers: E35, E33, E31; YR24, YR21; Y18, Y15, Y13; C7, C5, C3; R89, R37, R17; R39, R29, R24; B26, B24, B23; B99, B97, B95; E51, E50; E35, E53, E50; B000, B0000; E11, C01, E000, R20
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Happy Birthday Ariana

The digital images from Make It Crafty make perfect cards for the young women in our church.  This card is for Ariana, whose favorite color is Forest Green.  She has beautiful, long dark hair and brilliant blue eyes.   This image is called Tress Joyful.

The image was printed on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a laser printer, which ensures that the lines will not bleed when coloring with Copic Markers.  Colors used were: B37, B45, B34, B41; G29, G28, G09, G24; E49, E57, E55; E11, C01, E000, R20; B0000.

When coloring was complete it was cut using the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.  The image was placed on Darice Sticky Back Foam and traced with a pencil, fussy cut with scissors, and adhered to the back of the focal image.

A rectangle of the same white cardstock was cut using a Gina Marie Designs Loopy Rectangle Die.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back for additional dimension.  The sentiment from Penny Black Sprinkles & Smiles was stamped on this decorative rectangle with Gina K. Designs Christmas Pine Ink.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Make it Crafty Tress Joyful
  • Penny Black Sprinkles & Smiles
  • Copic Markers: B37, B45, B34, B41; G29, G28, G09, G24; E49, E57, E55; E11, C01, E000, R20; B0000
  • Gina K. Designs Christmas Pine In k
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina Marie Designs Loopy Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Have a Musically Wonderful Birthday Ann

We have a young woman in our church who is a very talented violinist.  She has competed in Europe, as well as Carnegie Hall.  When I saw this cute Girl with Violin from Polka Doodles I knew it would make the perfect card for Ann.

I printed the image on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a laser printer.  This ensures that the lines will not bleed when coloring with Copic Markers.  Colors of markers used were: E11, E01, E000, R20; E49, E59, E37; E59, E35, E34, E33, E42; C0, C1; B000, B0000.  Once the coloring was complete a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle was used to die cut the image.

The sentiment from Penny Black’s Sprinkles & Smiles was stamped on the bottom of the focal image rectangle with Hero Hues India Ink Black.

A rectangle of blue cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger and adhered to the back of the focal image rectangle.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut the same size as the MFT rectangle and adhered to the back for added dimension.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from 120# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock and the focal image panel was adhered with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Polka Doodles Girl with Violin
  • Penny Black Sprinkles & Smiles
  • Copic Markers: E11, E01, E000, R20; E49, E59, E37; E59, E35, E34, E33, E42; C0, C1; B000, B0000
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black

Happy Everything Aubrey

This card was made for a young woman at my church whose favorite color is purple.  I used the La-La Land Crafts Darling Marci Digi Stamp and printed it on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with my laser jet printer, which allows you to color with Copic Markers without the lines bleeding.

I colored the image with the following Copic Markers: V28, V25, V22, BV17, BV 13; E49, E47, E57, E55; E11, E01, E000, R20, R21.  I added white polka dots to the dress using a Sakura White Get Pen.  Once the coloring was complete I used the PIXScan Mat to cut around the image with the Silhouette Cameo.

I found some purple and pink plaid cardstock in the Recollections Bright & Basic Paper Pack and die cut it with an A2 My Favorite Things Rectangle STAX die.  It was adhered to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

Whenever I use an image that appears to be sitting I like to have something to ground them.  I die cut the La-La Land Crafts Garden Bench out of some Simon Says Stamp Woodgrain Cardstock and ink blended it with Distress Inks Brushed Corduroy and Vintage Photo.  I added thin strips of 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the back of the bend to add dimension.  The focal image was adhered to the bend with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive, with a little foam tape behind the legs so that it would be on the same level.

The sentiment is a Penny Black die from the Awesome set.  It was cut multiple times from white cardstock and adhered together with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  The top layers was colored using the same purple Copic Markers that had been used on the dress, blended with darkest on the bottom.  It was adhered to the bottom of the plaid card front and then the bench and girl were adhered as well.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La Land Crafts Darling Marci
  • Penny Black Awesome Die Set
  • Copic Markers: V28, V25, V22, BV17, BV 13; E49, E47, E57, E55; E11, E01, E000, R20, R21
  • Sukura White Gel Pen
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Recollections Bright & Basic Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Woodgrain Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • La-La Land Crafts Garden Bench Die
  • Distress Inks Brushed Corduroy and Vintage Photo
  • Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool

Sweet Birthday Wishes Rachel

This is another cute image from Paper Nest Dolls called Ice Cream 1.  The thing I really like about digital images is that you can make then any size that fits your card design.  This card was made for Rachel, whose favorite color is green.

I printed the image onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with my Brother Laser Printer, which allows you to color the image without the lines bleeding.  Colors used: E57, G55, E53; E35, E53, E51; G94, G85, G24, G21, G20; YR24, YR23, YR21; Y26, Y21.  Once the coloring was complete I die cut around the image with the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.  I placed the image on some Darice Sticky Back Foam, traced around it with a pencil, fussy cut the foam with scissors, the added it to the back of the image.

Since Rachel’s favorite color is green I found some green patterned paper that matched the colors in the image and die cut it with an A2 My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle.  I decided I wanted to have a raised frame around the image and so I placed a Gina Marie Designs In & Out Stud Dot Rectangle in the center of the paper and cut it using the Big Shot.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was cut to add to the back of the frame.

The image and frame were placed on a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock to determine where to stamp the sentiment.  The sentiment is from the Hero Arts Coloring Layering Ice Cream stamp set and was stamped using Altenew Frayed Leaf ink.  The backing was removed from the foam tape and the frame was added to the font of the of the card.  The image was then adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  Sequins from Doodlebug Limeade and Pretty Pink Posh Fresh Mint were scattered around the image and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Paper Nest Dolls Ice Cream 1 Digi Stamp
  • Hero Arts Color Layering Ice Cream Stamp
  • Copic Markers: E57, G55, E53; E35, E53, E51; G94, G85, G24, G21, G20; YR24, YR23, YR21; Y26, Y21
  • Altenew Frayed Leaf Ink
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Recollections Bright & Basic Cardstock
  • Gina Marie Designs In & Out Stud Dot Rectangle
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Doodlebug Designs Limeade and Pretty Pink Posh Fresh Mint Sequins

 

Have a Wonderful Birthday Merissa

This cute digital image from Paper Nest Dolls called Balloon Girl was printed on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a Brother Laser Jet Printer, which ensures the lines will not bleed when it’s colored with Copic Markers.

The Copic colors used were: B99, B97, B95, B3, B91; E49, E47, E55, E53; E11, E01, E000, R20.  Once the coloring was complete it was cut using the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.  It was then placed on some Darice Sticky Back Foam and traced with a pencil, which was then fussy cut with scissors and then added to the back of the focal image.

I rectangle of Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow Patterned Paper was cut using an A2 My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX die.  To help the focal image pop on the page and small scalloped rectangle was cut from a scrap of Solar White Cardstock with a Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back to add even more dimension when placed on the diagonal rainbow paper.

The sentiment is from Penny Black’s Sprinkles & Smiles and was stamped with VersaMark Ink and then heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder using a Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.

A cute and colorful birthday card for a special young lady.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Paper Nest Dolls Balloon Girl Digi Stamp
  • Penny Black Sprinkles & Smiles Stamp
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers: B99, B97, B95, B3, B91; E49, E47, E55, E53; E11, E01, E000, R20
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow 6 x 6 Paper Pack
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Happy Birthday Megan

This card was made for one of the young women in our church.  Her favorite colors are blue and peach and so those of the colors of Copic Markers used to color this cute digital image from Paper Nest Dolls called Birthday Ellie.

I printed the image on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with my Brother Ink Jet Printer, which will not bleed when colored with Copic Markers.  Colors used were: B39, B37, B32, B34; R22, R21, R20; Y08, Y04, Y02; E49, E47, E57, E55, E53; E11, E01, E000, R20.

Once the image was colored it was cut using the PixScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.  The image was placed on some Darice Sticky Back Foam and traced with a pencil, then fussy cut and added to the back of the focal image.

A rectangle of My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found Heirloom Patterned Paper was cut with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX die and adhered to the front of a cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock with the Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  The sentiment was stamped on the patterned paper with Distress Oxide Faded Jeans Ink and then the focal image was adhered to the card front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Paper Nest Dolls Birthday Ellie Digi Stamp
  • Penny Black Sprinkles & Smiles Stamp
  • Copic Markers: B39, B37, B32, B34; R22, R21, R20; Y08, Y04, Y02; E49, E47, E57, E55, E53; E11, E01, E000, R20
  • Distress Oxide Faded Jeans Ink
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found Heirloom 6 x 6 Paper Pad
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive

 

Enhanced Gold Embossed You Are Awesome

Not long ago I did some tarnished gold cards using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink to distress or tarnish some embossed mirror cardstock panels.  I wondered what that technique would look like using a colored VersaFine Ink.  For this card I used Teal Blue and love the way it turned out.  Such an easy way to have a striking card.

The only real tip I would give for working with VersaMark Ink on a slick surface such as mirror cardstock, I used Grumbacher Matte Final Fixative to set the ink and insure that it would not rub off.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Darice Flower Frenzy Embossing Folder
  • Penny Black You Are Awesome Die
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Turquoise Sea Base Weight Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • StazOn Teal Blue Ink
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Great Love Valentine’s Day Card

I send cards every 4-6 weeks to the young people from our church who are serving either an 18 month or two year mission for the church.  They are away from home and it is always nice to get a message of encouragement and support.  Since this month is February, I decided to sent a love themed card.  I love this Penny Black stamp set, All Great Things, because it has great quotes.  This one is from Mother Teresa.  We all can do small things with love that will help others around us.  The world would be a better place if we did it a little more consistently.

I die cut a large heart using a Spellbinder Classic Hearts die from Gina K. Designs Red Hot 120# Cardstock.  The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink and then heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.  I was adhered on the left of the front of a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Small white hearts were die cut using the Impression Obsession Heart of Heart Die.  I really like this die for small hearts since it has both solid and open heart.  They were scattered around the large heart and adhered using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  Using the same red cardstock the word love from Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Love was die cut and adhered to the right of the heart with the same glue.  To add more dimension and interest I pulled out some heart dies from Papertrey Ink Heart Prints and Simon Says Stamp Holiday Shapes and embossed them around the large heart using the Spellbinders embossing pad.

A clean and simple card that has a big punch with the bright red and white mix of colors.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black All Great Things
  • Hero Arts love
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Red Hot and White Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • Spellbinders Silicone Mat
  • Spellbinders Classic Heart Dies
  • Impression Obsession Heart of Hearts Die
  • Papertrey Ink Heart Prints
  • Simon Says Stamp Holiday Shapes Hearts
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte