Power Poppy Pink Ranunculus Birthday

There are a lot of ranunculus flower stamps out there right now.  I like them all.  This stamp is a digital image from Power Poppy, which was printed on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using a Laser Printer.  The dry ink in a laser printer ensures that the image does not bleed when coloring with Copic Markers.

The markers used for this flower arrangement were: RV09, RV06, RV04; YG65, YG93, YG91; BG0000.  Once it was printed and colored it was die cut using the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.  The image was traced onto Darice Sticky Back Foam, fussy cut with scissors and adhered to the back of the arrangement.

The sentiment is from Penny Black Sprinkles & Smiles and was stamped using VersaMark Ink on vellum cardstock and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.

A scalloped rectangle was die cut using a Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangle die.  The focal image was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the sentiment was wrapped around the rectangle and adhered to the back with Scotch Tape.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller than the scalloped rectangle and adhered to the back.  A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the front was run through the Big Shot with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder to add visual interest.  The Focal image panel was then adhered to the front using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Ranunculus Digital Stamp
  • HP Laser Printer
  • Penny Black Sprinkles & Smiles
  • Copic Markers: RV09, RV06, RV04; YG65, YG93, YG91; BG0000
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • The Paper Company Vellum
  • Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Die
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  1. Scotch Tape

Blooming Bouquet Birthday

I like the drapping leaves that are part of this bouquet.  They are a delicate addition to the design.  This image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a HP Laser Printer and then outline die cut using the Silhouette PIXScan Mat and Cameo Machine.

I like the way dimension can be added to an outline image and brings visual interest to a card.

The card was colored using Copic Markers: G46, G82; YG99; YG57, YG17, YG03; BG13, BG34, BG32; B25, B24, B23; V25; RV06, RV04, RV02; RV14, RV13, RV11; Y17, Y08, Y02; YR24.  Once the color was complete the focal image was placed on a sheet of Darice Sticky Back Foam and traced with a pencil, fussy cut with scissors, and adhered to the back of the image.  I have begun adding foam dimension in this manner and like the solid surface that it gives.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  A quarter sheet of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock was run through the Big Shot with the Winnie & Walter Audrey Essentials Scalloped Rectangle.  Darice Sticky Fun Foam was added to the back for dimension.

The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink on the Paper Company Fellum and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The focal image was adhered to the scalloped rectangle using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the sentiment was wrapped around the rectangle and adhered to the back using Scotch Tape.  The focal image scalloped rectangle was then adhered to the top of the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Blooming Bouquet Stamp
  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles Stamp
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • The Paper Company Vellum
  • Copic Markers: G46, G82; YG99; YG57, YG17, YG03; BG13, BG34, BG32; B25, B24, B23; V25; RV06, RV04, RV02; RV14, RV13, RV11; Y17, Y08, Y02; YR24
  • Winnie & Walter Audrey Essentials Die

Heart Balloon Bouquet I and II

I printed two heart balloon bouquet images on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock on my HP Laser Printer and cut around them using the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.

For the first card I colored them using rainbow Copic Markers: R29, R27, R24, R22; V17, V15, V12; G07, G05, G00; Y23, Y21, Y08; B28, B26, B24, B23; BG000.

Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added behind the balloons to add dimension when adhering them to the cardbase.

A rectangle of Classic Crest Cardstock was die cut using a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle.  A scrap of red cardstock from the Recollections Essential 6 x 6 Paper Pad was used to mat the rectangle, gluing the two together with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

The sentiment from Penny Black’s Sprinkles and Smiles was stamped in the lower right of the rectangle with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  The front of the card panel was dry embossed using the Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder and the balloon bouquet was adhered in place using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

A clean and simple card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pinterest Digital Stamp Pin 321514860875869461
  • HP Laser Printer
  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles Stamp
  • Copic Markers: R29, R27, R24, R22; V17, V15, V12; G07, G05, G00; Y23, Y21, Y08; B28, B26, B24, B23; BG000
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • My Favorite things Wonky Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Recollections Essential 6 x 6 Paper Pad
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive

The second card made with the Pinterest digital heart balloon stamp was created using purple, pink, and mint.  Copic Markers used were RV10, RV11, RV13; G000, G00; V20, V22, V25; B0000, B000 B00; RV91, RV93, RV95; BG0000.

This time purple watercolored looking cardstock was used from the Momenta Cardstock Carton 12 x 12 Paper Pad.  It was die cut with a larger My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle and Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller and adhered to the back.

The sentiment from Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles was stamped with VersaMark Ink and then heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail white Embossing Powder.  The rectangle was then adhered to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The balloon bouquet was added to the front of the card with the same glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pinterest Digital Stamp Pin 321514860875869461
  • HP Laser Printer
  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles Stamp
  • Copic Markers:
  • Copic Markers: RV10, RV11, RV13; G000, G00; V20, V22, V25; B0000, B000 B00; RV91, RV93, RV95; BG0000
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Momenta Cardstock Carton 12 x 12 Paper Pad
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle Die

Becca Selfie Birthday

What young lady now days isn’t into using her cell phone.  I think the La-La Land Crafts digital image Selfie Molli is so in tune with all of us today.  It was printed on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with an HP Laser Printer, which ensures the ink won’t bleed when coloring with Copic Markers.  Once printed it was die cut using the Silhouette Cameo and the PIXScan Mat.

Copic Markers BG49, BG15, BG13, BG11; C1, C3; E33, E53, E50; E11, E00, E000, R20 were used to color the image, since Becca’s favorite color is teal/turquoise blue.  3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back.

To assemble the card I found some patterned paper from my stash that would match the color scheme and die cut it using the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle.  I found a scraped of teal cardstock to mat the patterned paper and help it pop on the card front.  It was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock using the Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

The focal image was placed on the card front to determine where to stamp the sentiments, which is from Penny Black Sprinkles & Smiles.  To compliment the color scheme, Gina K. Designs Blue Lagoon Ink was used to stamp the sentiment.   To finish the card the focal image was placed in the center of the card front.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La Land Crafts Selfie Molli Digital Stamp
  • Penny Black Sprinkles & Smiles Stamp
  • Teal/Turquoise Cardstock from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Echo Park Hello Winter 6 x 6 Paper
  • Gina K. Designs Blue Lagoon Ink
  • Copic Markers: BG49, BG15, BG13, BG11; C1, C3; E33, E53, E50; E11, E00, E000, R20
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive

Bring on the Happy Ashley

Ashley is a lovely young lady with the lovely voice whose favorite colors are coral and turquoise.  I printed the digital image Ruffles Marci from La-La Land Crafts on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using an HP Laser Printer.  It was then die cut using the Silhouette Cameo and the PIXScan Mat.

It was colored using Copic Markers E49, E29, E37, E35, E33; R21, R22, R20; C1, C3; BG15, BG13, BG11; E11, E00, E000, R20.

 

I found some cute patterned paper in my stash that complimented the color scheme and die cut it with Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle and adhered it to the front of an A2 top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with the Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

An oval was cut from a scrap of white cardstock using a My Favorite Things Pierced Oval Die.  For added interest and dimension it was dry embossed with the Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder and placed on the patterned paper to determine where to stamp the sentiment from Penny Black Sparkles and Shine with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.

To assemble the card the oval was adhered to the card front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the focal image, which was then adhered to the middle of the embossed oval and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La Land Crafts Ruffles Marci Digital Stamp
  • Penny Black Sparkles & Shine Stamp
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Oval Die
  • Copic Markers: E49, E29, E37, E35, E33; R21, R22, R20; C1, C3; BG15, BG13, BG11; E11, E00, E000, R20
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder

Artist Emma Birthday

Emma is a sweetheart and a talented painter.  She taught a watercolor class to the girls in her age group.  When I saw the Artist Marci stamp from La-La Land Crafts I knew it would be perfect for her.

I printed the image on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using a laser printer, which ensure that the image will not bleed when colored with Copic Markers.  I modified the stamp by drawing a flower in the middle of the art board with a Sakura Pigma Micron Pen.  Her favorite color is pink and so that is the color scheme used for coloring the image.

 

I decided use a My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Frame.  I thought it would be in keeping with how we frame our art pieces.  It was die cut from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  To add dimension 3M ½” Foam Tape was cut in half and adhered to the back of the frame.  I found some pink patterned paper in the Doodlebug Sweet Things 6 x 6 Paper Pack and cut it just smaller than the frame and removing the backing from the foam tape it was adhered to the back of the frame.

The focal image was placed in the frame to determine where to stamp the sentiment, which is from Penny Black Sprinkles & Smiles.  It was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.

An A2 Top Folding Cardbase was made from Gina K. Desgins 120# White Cardstock and the frame was adhered to the front using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the focal image and then adhered above the sentiment and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La Land Crafts Artist Marci Digital Stamp
  • Penny Black Sprinkles & Smiles Stamp
  • Doodlebug Sweet Things 6 x 6 Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: R85, R83, R81; W0, W1, W3; B04, B02, B01; Y08, Y02; G07, G03, G02; V17, V12; R17, R14; E49, E47, E37, E35 (Wood); E49, E47, E51, E55; E11, E00, E000, R20
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Frame
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive

Patterned Paper Gold Mirror Birthday Balloon

Maybe it’s because my husband’s favorite color is blue that I make so many of my masculine cards with that color.  I love the Craft Smith Indigo Gold 12 x 12 Paper Pad because it has some patterned paper that make great masculine cards.  A little shine, great patterned paper, and wonderful word art and you have a great card.

For this card I used a chevron patterned paper and die cut it with a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  I cut a rectangle of Gina K. Designs 120# Navy Cardstock 1/8” larger and adhered the two together with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut with the same rectangle die and adhered to the back of the patterned paper.

The sentiment from Penny Black’s Awesome dies was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and two additional times from navy cardstock.  They were adhered together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive and then adhered to the bottom of the patterned paper with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  A balloon and string were also cut from the gold mirror cardstock using My Favorite Things Party Balloons die set.  3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the balloon and then the balloon and string were adhered to the card front using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image rectangle was adhered with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.  Simple and easy to make.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Craft Smith Indigo Gold 12 x 12 Paper Pad
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Navy and Ivory Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Mirror Gold Cardstock
  • Penny Black Awesome
  • My Favorite Things Party Balloons
  • Lawn Fawn Party Balloons (String)
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle

Non-Watercolor First Waltz Birthday Wish

I had a friend who is new to cardmaking come over the other day.  She loves Penny Black, but she didn’t think she could make her watercolor images look good.  We tried it the traditional why of coloring the stamp with watercolor markers, spritzing with water, and stamping several time to get the image you want, but she didn’t like the way they looked.  It was a little too loose for her taste.  After she left I decided to try stamping the image with a couple of colors of inks and this card is the result.  I really like the way it turned out.

I placed Penny Black’s First Waltz in the MISTI and then pulled out my Gina K. Designs Inks.  For the flowers I used Dusty Rose and Passionate Pink.  I first stamped with the lighter color and then stamped again just using the darker color on the edges of the petals.  The leaves were stamped with Jelly Bean Green first and then again with Fresh Asparagus.  In looking at the sample provided by Penny Black I colored the stamen with a Micron 03 Black Pen.

The sentiment is a discontinued stamp by Amy R called Great Birthday Greetings.  It’s too bad it is no longer available, it has really loved greetings that I used all the time.  It was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black in the lower left of the card.

The focal image was then die cut using My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles.  A rectangle of Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller and adhered to the back.  It was then adhered to an A2 top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Asparagus Green Cardstock and the card was done.

This is the traditional watercolored look for this type of Penny Black stamp.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black First Waltz
  • Amy R Great Birthday Greetings
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Dusty Rose, Passionate Pink, Jelly Bean Green, Fresh Asparagus
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles Die
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Micron 03 Black Pen
  • Neena Solar White 80# Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Green Asparagus Cardstock

Make a Wish Flowers Bring on the Happy Card

This is another flower image recently release from Clearly Besotted entitled Make a Wish.  I wish when they provide details about the stamps that they would tell you what kind of flower it is.  To be it looks like a cherry, apricot, or other type of fruit blossom.  I stamped it on Canson XL Cold Press 140# Watercolor Paper with VersaMark Onyx Black Ink and then heat embossed it with the Marvy Embossing Heat Tool and Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  This is my favorite way to watercolor.  The embossed edges help control the watercolor and keep the image crisp and detailed.

I used Winsor & Newton Artist Grade Watercolor Pans in Permanent Rose, Chinese White, and Olive Green.  I added the white to the rose color so that it would be a pastel pink.  After the image was completely dry Derwent Inktense Pencils 0520 Carmine Pink and 1560 Fern Green were used to add shadows to the center of the petals and blended out with a Dove Blending Pen.

The watercolored panel was then die cut using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  A slightly larger rectangle was cut with a guillotine paper cutter out of Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and adhered to the back of the watercolored panel with Sookwang Be Creative Tape.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image panel was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  As a final embellishment Neat and Tangled Pink Lemonade, Doodlebug Cupcake, and Pretty Pink Post Sugar Plum Mix Sequins were adhered around the image using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Clearly Besotted Make a Wish Stamp
  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles Stamp
  • Canson XL Cold Press 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • VersaMark Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
  • Neat and Tangled Pink Lemonade, Doodlebug Cupcake, and Pretty Pink Post Sugar Plum Mix Sequins
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle
  • Winsor & Newton Artist Grade Watercolors: Permanent Rose, Chinese White, Olive Green
  • Derwent Inktense Pencils: 0520 Carmine Pink and 1560 Fern
  • Dove Blending Pen

Blooming Bouquet Bring on the Happy

really like the image from Altenew’s Blooming Bouquet and decided to watercolor it on Canson XL Cold Press 140# Watercolor Paper.  It was stamped with VersaMark Onyx Black In, and heat embossed with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder using the Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.

Winsor & Newton Artist Grade Watercolor Winsor Yellow, Aureolin, Permanent Rose, Chinese White, Winsor Violet, Olive Green, Permanent Sap Green, Viridian, Cerulean Blue, Turquoise Light were used to color the image.  Once it was completely dry Derwent Inktense Pencils 210 Cadmium Yellow, 510 Cherry, 520 Carmine Pink, 760 Deep Violet, 1330 Vivid Green, 1560 Fern using a Dove Blending Pen.

The watercolored panel was then die cut using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  A slightly larger rectangle was cut with a guillotine paper cutter out of Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and adhered to the back of the watercolored panel with Sookwang Be Creative Tape.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image panel was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  As a final embellishment Pretty Pink Posh Sugar Plum Mix Sequins were adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Blooming Bouquet
  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles
  • Canson XL Cold Press 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • VersaMark Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle
  • Winsor & Newton Artist Grade Watercolors: Winsor Yellow, Aureolin, Permanent Rose, Chinese White, Winsor Violet, Olive Green, Permanent Sap Green, Viridian, Cerulean Blue, Turquoise Light
  • Derwent Inktense Pencils: 210 Cadmium Yellow, 510 Cherry, 520 Carmine Pink, 760 Deep Violet, 1330 Vivid Green, 1560 Fern
  • Dove Blending Pen