Sunset on the Lake – Enjoy Your Day

This is the second card I made using Penny Black’s On the Lake. This time I wanted the scene to be a sunset. I stamped the image with Versa Fine Onyx Black Ink and heat set it with clear embossing powder. I added a circle of full adhesive post-it for the moon and I used different shade of yellow for most of the sky, preserving only a little bit of blue at the top. The lake was ink blended with different shades of blue Distress Oxide Inks. I decided to have a red moon and used the negative circle die cut post-it to color it with different red oxide inks.

The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I added several layers of white and black mats behind the image and adhered them all to a white cardstock base.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black On the Lake
  • Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Birthday
  • Versa Fine Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Scattered Straw, Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Aged Mahogany, Candied Appel, Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean
  • Laromni Blending Brushes
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs Onyx Black Base Weight Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Hero Arts Circle Infinity Die
  • Post-it Full Adhesive Note
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Only the Best for Your Birthday

I saw this beautiful scene stamp from Penny Black and thought it would make great masculine birthday cards. My husband’s favorite color is blue, and I know a lot of other men like that color as well so I decided to use various blues for the color scheme for this card.

I stamped the image StazOn Midnight Blue Ink and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. This allows you to ink blend over the image, preserving the intensity of the stamping.

I cut a circle from a full adhesive post-it note and placed it where I wanted the moon to be in the image. I then ink blended the lake and sky with different blue Distress Oxide Inks and then removed the post-it circle.

The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black On the Lake
  • Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Birthday
  • StazOn Midnight Blue Ink
  • VersaMark Embossing Pen
  • Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean
  • Laromni Blending Brushes
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs In the Navy Base Weight Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Hero Arts Circle Infinity Die
  • Post-it Full Adhesive Note

Colorful Flower Fusion Birthday

This is the second card I made using My Favorite Things Flower Fusion Cover Die. This time I decided to watercolor the flowers rather than the background. A vellum sentiment was wrapped around the flower panel. Foam tape was added to the back of the flowers and the panel was adhered to a card front. For a more finished look a frame was die cut using Penny Black’s Swirly stitched Rectangles and adhered over the flower panel and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Flower Fusion Cover Die
  • My Favorite Things Anything But Basic Birthday Wishes
  • Penny Black Swirly Stitched Rectangle Die
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangles
  • Simon Says Stamp Double Stitched Rectangles
  • Cotman Watercolors: Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Pale Red, Cobalt Blue, Cadmium Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Sap Green
  • Copic Markers: B26, B24, B23; BG78, BG75, B39; R17, R14, R12; R29, R46, R24; Y35, Y15
  • Blue Cardstock from Scraps
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Vellum
  • Rhinestones from Stash
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Scotch Tape

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

Stitched Flowers Celebrate You

I decided to dig into my dies and use some of the product I had on hand. I pulled out these stitched flowers from My Favorite Things. I wanted to water color them and so I used Bristol Smooth Cardstock to cut the flowers and leaves and colored them using my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I die cut Avery Elle’s Horizontal Strips and arranged the flowers in the lower left of the open circle. Stamped the sentiment in the opening with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. The flower centers are gold mirror cardstock to match the heat embossed sentiments.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers
  • My Favorite Things Plentiful Petels and Cut Flowers (Leaves)
  • Avery Elle Horizontal Stripes
  • ZIG Clean Color Read Brush Markers: 050 Yellow, 067 Mustard; 070 Orange; 032 Persian Blue; 051 Lemon Yellow, 029 Geranium Red; 084 Deep Violet, 030 Blue, 021 Light Carmine, 028 Pale Pink, 029 Geranium Red; 043 Pale Olive, 083 Lilac
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Loopy Rose Happy Birthday

It never ceases to amazing me how different people like different things. I created this card and it definitely was not one of my favorites, but when I showed it to a friend, along with some other cards I created, it was her fav. Makes me stop and think that I someone who receives this card will like it. It is bright and colorful using ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers on Bristol Smooth cardstock.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Single Roses Die
  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles
  • Gina K. Designs Tangerine Twist Ink
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 047 May Green, 045 Pale Green, 023 Scarlet Red, 070 Orange, 052 Bright Yellow
  • Spellbinders Fancy Edged Ovals
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

A Linus Happy Birthday Concert

This is the last card I made using a Charlie Brown Peanuts image from Coloring 4-Kids. My husband is an amazing piano player and I think is so cute the whole gang is hanging out to here Linus play. I image that it’s “Happy Birthday.”

Colored the image with Copic Markers, die cut with the Silhouette Cameo and adhered to white card base with red accents.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Charlie Brown with Linus Image from Coloring 4-Kids
  • Penny Black Birthday
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Copic Markers: E29, E27, E25; E59, E57, E55; E7, E15, E13, E11; E35, E34, E33; E43, E41, E00, R20; B000, B0000; B99, B97, B95, B93, B91; BG49, BG45, BG34, BG32, BG11; R27, R24, R22; RV14, RV13, RV11; R85, R83, R81; YG67, YG17, YG03, YG01; Y08, Y04, Y02; C5, C3, C2, C1, C0
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs Red Velvet Base Weight Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Silhouette PIXScan Mat

Bring on the Happy Dahlia

I love Hero Art stamps that let you stamp an image multiple times, but the dies cut different portions on the image for layering. They make a beautiful dimensional focal image. I added a pretty background die and a band of vellum for the sentiment and love the way it turned out.

Products Used:

  • Hero Arts Artistic Dahlia
  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • ZIG Clean Color Read Brush Markers: 082 Purple, 041 Light Green
  • Crafter’s Companion Grande Swirls Background Die
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Vellum
  • Elmer’s Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Today is All About You Annabel

This is another cute image from Paper Nest Dolls. Easy to color and create a personalized birthday card for a young woman at church.

Products Used:

  • Paper Nest Dolls Cupcake
  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles
  • Copic Markers: E59, E57, E55; E55, E53, E51, E50; E11, E01, E00, R20; C5, C3, C1; B99, B97, B95, B93, B91; B39, B37, B93; R37, R27, R22; G99
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Reverse Confetti Warm Heart 6×6 Paper Pack
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs Blue Denim Ink
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Gold Stickles

Happy Everything Leaves

For this leafy designs I ink blended Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Distress Oxide Inks. Thoroughly dried the ink with my heat gun and then stamped the leaves from Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder.

For the background panel I used the Sizzix 3D Lumber Texture Embossing Folder. Added a message bundles of gold thread and placed the leaves, pine cone, and acorn on top. The sentiment is from Penny Black and for dimension and to add to the fall theme I used red peel and stick foam.

Products Used:

  • Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves
  • Gina K. Designs Seasonal Sentiments
  • Penny Black Awesome Die
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain
  • Copic Markers: R24, YR14, YR23, YG93, E59, E57, E55, E37, E34; R89, R59, R56
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • DMC Moline Embroidery Floss Gold
  • Sizzix 3D Lumber Texture Folder
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Creative Hands Peel and Stick Foam Red
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock