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

Bring on the Happy Birthday Card

How can you not fall in love with the cute images from Whimsy Stamps. This card uses Wee Suzi and was made for Charlyn, whose favorite color is lavender.

The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock.  It was colored with Copic Markers (colors listed below) and then die cut with the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  A rectangle 1/8″ larger was cut out of purple cardstock I had in my stash.  Both were adhered together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was adhered to the back of the panel.

The sentiment from Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles was stamped below the focal image with Altenew Lavender Ink.  I wanted to highlight the lavender color so I pulled out Lawn Fawn’s Perfectly Plaid 6 x 6 Petite Paper Pack and die cut a rectangle of the diagonal lavender plaid cardstock with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes. Purple cardstock 1/8″ larger was adhered to the back of the plaid paper and then it was adhered to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue. The same glue was added to the fun foam on the back of the focal image and then it was adhered to the plaid card front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue, and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Whimsy Stamps Wee Suzi
  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles
  • Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid 6 x 6 Petite Paper Pack
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Purple Cardstock from Stash
  • Copic Markers: G29, G28, G24;YG13, YG17; R24, R27; C0, C1, C2; BG000, BG0000; V22, V12, V15, V17; E00, E11, E51, R20; E50, E53, E35
  • Altenew Lavender Fields Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles

Have a Sweet Day Birthday Card

This personalized birthday card was created for our newest young woman, Aubrey.  Her favorite color is pink and anything that sparkles, according to her mom and big sister.

The image is from Penny Black’s Wish Big and was stamped on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Everything was colored with different hues of pink (colors listed below).  Copic YR23 was used as a base for anything gold.  Once the coloring was complete the focal image was die cut using Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  To add more sparkle and bling Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger and both were adhered together with Sookwang Scor-Tape.

To accent the pink and gold theme a larger rectangle was cut with the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle from Dream Street Paper LLC Baylee’s Garden Rain Drops paper, which has gold foil at the center of the cirles.  A rectangle 1/8″ larger was cut from mirror cardstock and both were adhered together with Scor-Tape.  This panel was adhered to a top folding A2 Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

The focal image rectangle was placed on the card front to determine where to stamp the sentiment from My Favorite Things Delicious Birthday with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The focal image was then adhered to the card front by adding Tombo Mono Multi Glue to the fun foam.  Gold Stickles was added to the crown, ribbons, dots on the present, and the star confetti and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Big Wish
  • My Favorite Things Delicious Birthday
  • Dream Street Paper LLC Baylee’s Garden Rain Drops
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gold Stickles
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam (Small Rectangle)
  • Copic Markers: E00, E11, E51, R20; E50, E53, E35; R00, R02, R05; R11, R12, R14; RV10, RV11, RV14, RV17; C01, C03; B000, B0000
  • Pigma Micron01 Pen

Just One More Candle Birthday Card

This is a birthday card for Jenna made with Penny Black’s Big Wish stamp set.  I love coloring these cute little people for personalized birthday cards.

The image was stamped on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored with Copic Markers (colors listed below).  As always, these cards are colored with the recipients favorite colors.  Once the coloring was complete it was die cut using the second largest Lawn Fawn Small stitched Stackable Rectangles.

Blue patterned paper from Perfect Prints Forever in Time 6 x 6 Paper Stack was die cut with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles. Blue paper to match the patterned paper was found in my stash and cut 1/8″ larger and both were adhered together using Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.

A scalloped rectangle was cut from the same blue cardstock using the Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Rectangles Die.  Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the back of both the scalloped rectangle and the focal image. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes and was stamped with Altenew Caribbean Ink in the lower left.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the patterned paper rectangle was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The blue scalloped rectangle was adhered by putting the same glue on the back of the fun foam and then adhering it to the cardbase.  The focal image was glued in the center of the scalloped rectangle with the same glue.  Wink of Stella was added to the balloon and hat.  Neat & Tangled Pink Lemonade Sequins and Doodlebug Blue Jeans Sequins were scattered on the card front and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Big Wish
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes
  • Perfect Prints Forever in Time 6 x 6 Paper Stack
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Copic Markers: B32, B34, B37, B39; Y02, Y04, Y06; E50, E53, E35 R20; E59, E57, E55
  • Neat & Tangled Pink Lemonade Sequins
  • Doodlebug Blue Jeans Sequins
  • Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Rectangles Die
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam (Both Small Rectangles Popped)
  • Altenew Caribbean Sky Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Pigma Micron01 Pen
  • Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker

Believe in Miracles Floral Encouragement Card

This is the second card I’ve made recently with Simon Says Stamp Look for the Miracles.  I had cut some outlines of the flowers and leaves with the Silhouette from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and stamped them in Altenew inks (listed below).  These are outline images and so I decided to color them using Copic Markers (colors listed below).

To assemble the card I die cut a rectangle of the 80# cardstock with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and then laid the flowers and leaves out to determine where I wanted to stamp the sentiment, which is from Hero Arts Spring Hello, stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black, using the MISTI to be able to stamp multiple times to get a crisp image.

I adhered all the flowers except the large purple one with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  I decided I wanted a sky background and so I used the Inkylicious Ink Duster Bending Brush to apply Distress Tumbled Glass Ink from the upper right corner into the center of the card.  The large purple flower was adhered using 3M ½” Foam Tape.  Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was cut with the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles and added to the back of the focal image rectangle.  A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was adhered with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Stickles Tidings was added to the center of the flowers to add interest and shine and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Look for the Miracles
  • Penny Black Special Thoughts
  • Altenew Inks: Lavender Fields, Warm Sunshine, Firebrick, Autumn Blaze, Deep Iris
  • Copic Markers: Y11, Y15, Y17; YR12, YR14, YR15, YR16; V01, V04, V06, V09; G20, G24, G43
  • Distress Ink Tumbled Glass
  • Inkylicioius Ink Duster Blending Brush
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Stickles Tinsel

First Waltz Thinking of You Card

Penny Black has some beautiful stamp sets for 2017 that create watercolor images.  This one is called First Waltz.

I used my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color the stamp.  I placed a quarter sheet of Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper in the Mini MISTI, this allowed me to stamp the image several times to get the depth of color I desired.  I used the following colors: 027 Dark Pink, 024 Wine Red, 043 Oliver Green, 045 Pale Green.  I believe I stamped the image about four times.  Between each stamping I smoothed the color out with a #4 Silver Black Velvet Round Paint Brush.

After the stamped image was completely dry I scribbled some 036 Light Blue color on an acrylic block and picked it up with a wet paint brush and added a light blue wash to the focal image.  Once it was dry I die cut the focal image with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  I cut Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam with the same die and used my scissors to trim off 1/8” so that it would be smaller than the panel.  I peeled the protective covering from the adhesive side of the fun foam and adhered it to the back of the focal image panel.

The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted’s Fancy Sayings and was stamped using the MISTI with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  This allowed me to stamp multiple times to get a clear impression on the watercolor cardstock.

A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image panel was adhered to the front with Zookwang Scor-Tape.  As a finishing touch sequins from Pretty Pink Posh Sweetheart Mix were scattered on the card front and adhered using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black First Waltz
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 027 Dark Pink, 024 Wine Red, 043 Oliver Green, 045 Pale Green
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Pretty Pink Posh Sweetheart Mix
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Scor-Tape
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Magnolia Rhapsody Birthday Card

This is another stamp set from Penny Black that gives a beautiful watercolor image called Magnolia Rhapsody.

I decided that the easiest way to get the watercolored look I wanted was to use my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers, scribbling the color directly to the stamp.  I placed a quarter sheet of Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper in the Mini MISTI, this allowed me to stamp the image several times to get the depth of color I desired.  I used the following colors: 021 Light Carmine, 044 Deep Green, 062 Dark Brown.  I stamped the image multiple times to get the intensity desired.  Between each stamping I smoothed the color out with a #4 Silver Black Velvet Round Paint Brush. The last time I stamped the image I did not add additional water but left it as stamped to get defined shadows and highlights.

After the stamped image was completely dry I scribbled some 036 Light Blue color on an acrylic block and picked it up with a wet paint brush to add a light blue wash to the focal image.  Once it was dry I die cut the focal image with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  I cut Darice Adhesive Fun Foam with the same die and used my scissors to trim off 1/8” so that it would be smaller than the panel.  I peeled the protective covering from the adhesive side of the fun foam and adhered it to the back of the focal image panel.

The sentiment is from Penny Black’s Happy Thoughts and was stamped using the MISTI with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  This allowed me to stamp multiple times to get a clear impression on the watercolor cardstock.

A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image panel was adhered to the front with Zookwang Scor-Tape.  Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh Sweetheart Mix were scattered on the card front and adhered using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

PRODUCT USED:

  • Penny Black Magnolia Rhapsody Stamp Set
  • Penny Black Happy Thoughts Stamp Set
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 021 Light Carmine, 044 Deep Green, 062 Dark Brown
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Pretty Pink Posh Sweetheart Mix
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Scor-Tape
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte