Bouquet of Thanks Celebration Card

I recently purchased Simon Says Stamp Bouquet of Thanks and decided to watercolor the image.  I stamped it on Canson XL Cold Press 140# Watercolor Paper with VersaMark Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed it with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  The sentiment is from Penny Black’s Sprinkles and Smiles and was stamped and embossed in the same manner.

Winsor & Newton Artist Grade Watercolor pans were used to color the image.  Colors used were: 0210 Cadmium Yellow, 0250 Cadmium Orange, 0320 Scarlet Pink, 1560 Hooker’s Green, Cerulean Blue, Turquoise Light.  I let everything thoroughly dry and then added some shadows with a fine detail watercolor brush.

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:

  • Simon Says Stamp Bouquet of Thanks
  • 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
  • Pretty Pink Posh Sugar Plum Mix
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Sookwang Be Creative Tape.
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle
  • Winsor & Newton Artist Grade Watercolors: Winsor Violet, Sap Green, Olive Green, Cerulean Blue, Turquoise Light

Three Balloon Birthday

I ink blended a rectangle of Neena Solar White 80# Cardstock with Distress Oxide Inks: Broken China, Peacock Feathers, and Salty Ocean.  Stitched edges were added to the panel using the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  Another rectangle was cut with the same die out of Neena Solar White 80# Cardstock and then run through the Big Shot again with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Border and Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller and adhered to the back.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  A strip of the ink blended rectangle was cut so that it would be the correct width to fit behind the hillside border white rectangle and adhered directly to the cardbase using Kokuyo Dotliner adhesive.

The sentiment is from Winnie & Walter Sentiment Birthday set and was inked with the same Oxide Inks that that it had an ombre look.  The extra space to the left of the sentiment was a perfect place to add three balloons from Penny Black’s Uplifting Balloons, which were cut from the leftover ink blended panel.  They were glued directly to the cardbase with Ranger Multi Medium Matte, with the exception of the heart balloon which was attached using 3M ½” Foam Tape.  Balloon strings were drawn in using a KaiserCraft Gel Glitter Pen.  Tombo Mono Multi Glue was added to the back of the hillside panel and adhered to the front of the cardbase and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Uplifting Balloons Die
  • Winnie & Walter Sentiment Birthday Stamp
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Broken China, Peacock Feathers, and Salty Ocean
  • Neena Solar White 80# Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Adhesive Back Foam Sheet
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • KaiserCraft Gel Glitter Pens

Altenew Adore You Birthday Wishes

A woman I serve with in the young women’s organization at church has a birthday the first week of September.  Her favorite colors are blue and gray.  I had recently purchased Altenew’s Adore You stamp and dies and decided to use them for her birthday card.  I love the way that it turned out.

I stamped the flowers and leaves on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored them with Copic Markers B93, B95, B97, B99; G94, YG03.  I then ran them through the Big Shot with the matching dies.  I die cut a rectangle of the same white cardstock with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangle and arranged the flowers the way I wanted them to determine where to stamp the sentiment from Penny Black Sprinkles & Smiles.  It was stamped with VersaMark Ink and then heat embossed with Ranger Detail Silver Embossing Powder, which pulled in a little sparkling gray.

Some of the flowers were adhered directly to the white rectangle with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and others were adhered using 3M ½” Foam Tape and some foam squares I have in my stash that has a slightly higher profile.  Silver Stickles were added to the stamen and then Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Silver Sequins were scattered around the flowers.

To accent the blue color of the flowers I decided to make the cardbase from Gina K. Designs 120# Navy Cardstock.  The white rectangle focal image was adhered directly to the front of the cardbase with Sookwang Be Creative Tape.  Clear Wink of Stella was added to the flowers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Adore You Stamp and Dies
  • Penny Black Sprinkles & Smiles
  • Copic Markers: B93, B95, B97, B99; G94, YG03
  • Foam Sqaures from Stash
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Foam Squares from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Navy
  • Ranger Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Silver Stickles
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Pretty Pink Posh Silver Sequins
  • Sookwang Be Creative Tape

Nina Joy’s 90th Birthday

I tend to like colors that are cooler in hue, but my mother loves warm colors.  Back in the day I was termed a winter and Mom was an autumn.  My sweet, wonderful mother will be turning ninety in September.  She is such an inspiration to all of us blessed to know her.  I have never met another person so outwardly focused.  She is always thinking of others and performing acts of service every single day. She is either baking a pie for someone from church to say thank you, washing the clothes of the single parent father next door, making a meal for a new mother, visiting with people in the assisted living center where she lives, taking someone to a doctor’s appointment, you name it, by mother is doing it.  If anyone on earth is an angel, it’s my mother.  I am so grateful that she is still in my life and I hope that I can be half the woman my mother is and, when I’m as old as she is, that I have grown up to be just like her.

Mother loves roses and this Scented Beauty image from Penny Black is one of the prettiest I’ve seen.  I stamped it on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  It was colored with Copic Markers: YR12, YR04, YR18; YG01, G94; Y11, Y00.  Ususally I use B000, B00 for the background on an image, but this time I decided to use light yellows and really like the glow it adds to the focal image.

The sentiment is from Paper Smooches Scripty Saying and was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  The focal image was then die cut with the largest My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles and Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller and added to the back.  A top folding A2 cardbase was made from black textured cardstock I had in my stash and the focal image was adhered with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  As a finishing touch Pretty Pink Posh Mettalic Gold and Tangerine Sequins were added, along with Clear Wink of Stella to the flowers, and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Scented Beauty
  • Paper Smooches Scripty Sayings
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • Black Textured Cardstock from Stash
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold and Tangerine Sequins
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles
  • Copic Markers: YR12, YR04, YR18; YG01, G94; Y11, Y00
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet

Penny Black Scented Beauty: Sparkle It’s Your Birthday

You can probably determine from the cards I have posted that I love Penny Black flower stamps.  They make beautiful cards and the open images are easy to color.  For this card I selected Scented Beauty and stamped it on Canson XL Watercolor Paper with VersaFine Black Ink and embossed it with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  The raised outlines of the embossing powder make it very easy to control where the watercolor goes.

I made two cards with the stamp, watercoloring them with slightly different reds.  Both were stamped on Canson XL Watercolor Paper with VersaFine Black Ink and embossed it with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder. Tombo Dual Brush Markers were used to color the images.

For this card I only used one marker for each color.  I would add the marker color at the base of each petel where it would be the darkest and then using a Sakura Waterbrush Pen I would pull the color out to the tip of the petal.  For the leaves I added the color to the base of the leaf and the veins pulled the color out with the waterbrush pen.  Quick and simple to do.

The blue background was done by scribbling the blue marker on an acrylic block, adding water to lighten the intensity and carefully adding it to focal image.  The raised surface of the embossed lines helps you to keep the colors from running together.

Once the image was completely dry it was run through the Sizzix Big Shot with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller than the focal image and adhered to the back.  A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment is from Penny Black’s Sprinkles and Smiles and was stamped in the lower left of the card with VersaMark Ink.  It was then embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Embossing Powder and heat set with the Marvy Embossing Tool.

As a final embellishment, Neat & Tangled Raspberry Mix Sequins were scattered around the focal image and adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Desgins 120# White Cardstock
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Penny Black Scented Beauty
  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • VersaFine Black Ink
  • Tombo Markers 249 Hunter Green, 491 Glacier Blue, and 856 Chinese Red
  • Neat & Tangled Raspberry Mix Sequins
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Sizzix Big Shot

For this second card I used a little different hue of red and added the sentiment on a black banner.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Desgins 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Penny Black Scented Beauty
  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • VersaFine Black Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Tombo Markers 177 Dark Jade, 228 Gray Green, 725 Rhodamine Red, 856 Chinese Red, 491 Glacier Blue
  • Sakura Waterbrush Pen
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Sizzix Big Shot
  • Marvy Embossing Tool

 

 

PENNY BLACK FULL OF GLEE: TODAY IS ALL ABOUT CELEBRATING YOU!

For this card I decided to do a more traditional watercoloring of Penny Black’s Full of Glee.  It is amazing how one stamp, used in many different ways, can create beautiful and unique cards for those we love.

It was stamped on Canson XL Water Color Paper with VersaFine Black Ink and then heat embossed with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  I was thinking of my sister Colette when choosing the Tombo Markers for the image.  Her favorite color is blue and so the following colors were used: 515 Light Blue, 555 Ultramarine, 528 Navy Blue, 553 Peacock Blue, 491 Glacier Blue, and 158 Dark Olive.  I watered down the lightest blue for a background color to the image.

The sentiment is from Penny Black’s Sprinkles and Smiles and was stamped in the lower left corner with VersaFine Black Ink and heat embossed with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.

When everything was complete dry I ran it through the Sizzix Big Shot with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller than the focal image and adhered to the back.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs Black Cardstock.  The focal image was adhered to the front using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  A few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh Seattle Mix and Doodlebug Designs Swimming Pool were adhered to the front of the card with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

I love the look of the white focal image on the black cardbase.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Desgins 120# Black Cardstock
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Penny Black Full of Glee
  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • VersaFine Black Ink
  • Tombo Markers 515 Light Blue, 555 Ultramarine, 528 Navy Blue, 553 Peacock Blue, 491 Glacier Blue, and 158 Dark Olive
  • Pretty Pink Posh Seattle Mix Sequins
  • Doodlebug Designs Swimming Pool and Blue Jeans Sequins
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Sizzix Bit Shot
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles

Penny Black Full of Glee: Watercolor Pearl Color Celebrate You

I loved the look of the FineTec Gold M600 Color Watercolor Pans on this image so much that I decided to create it again using Gansai Tambi Pearl Color Watercolor Pans.

My youngest sister’s birthday was coming up and her favorite color is blue and so I stamped the image on Gina K. Designs 120# In the Navy Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I pulled out the Gansai Tambi Pearl Colors Watercolor Pans and used the 734 Pearl Pink, 762 Pearl Cobalt Blue, and 751 Pearl May Green pans to color the image.  It turned out beautiful.

I used the second largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles to die cut the image.  To accentuate the gold embossing Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock was cut 1/8” larger and both were adhered together using Sookwang Be Creative Tape.  I find this tape works best when working on the slick surface of mirror cardstock.

Neat & Tangled Celebrate was die cut with the mirror cardstock and an additional two times with scrapes of navy cardstock.  All were adhered together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The secondary sentiment from Winnie & Walter the Big, the Bold, and You stamp set was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The “celebrate” die cut was adhered just above with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  As a final embellishment Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins were adhered to the card front with the same glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Desgins 120# Navy
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Penny Black Full of Glee
  • Winnie & Walter the Big, the Bold and You
  • Neat & Tangled Celebrate
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Gansai Tambi Pearl Colors Watercolor Pans: 734 Pearl Pink, 762 Pearl Cobalt Blue, and 751 Pearl May Green
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Sookwang Be Creative Tape
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam

PENNY BLACK FULL OF GLEE: FINETEC GOLD M600 WATERCOLOR HAPPY EVERYTHING

I recently watched Amy Rysavy color Simon Says Stamp’s Bouquet of Thanks with metallic, pearl watercolors.  I hadn’t yet receive that stamp set and so I looked through the ones I had and thought that Penny Black’s Full of Glee could be used in a similar manner to create a beautiful, shimmery card.  I love the way it turned out, so beautiful on black cardstock.

I stamped the image from Penny Black’s Full of Glee on Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  Then it was painted using FineTec Gold M600 Watercolor Pans.  I think I used nearly every color available in the set, except Inka Gold.

Once it was complete dry I ran it through the Sizzix Big Shot with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  A rectangled of Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock was cut 1/8” larger than the die cut focal image and adhered to the back with Zookwang Be Creative Tape.  A rectangle was die cut with the same Simon Says Stamp Rectangle out of Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheets and adhered to the back of the panel.

The sentiment is from Penny Black’s Awesome dies and was cut with the same Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.  It was cut agaoin from the same Darice Sticky Back Foam, but in hindsight I think it would have been better to cut it from black cardstock multiple times since you can see the white fun foam backing on the black.  The two dies cuts were adhered together and then Tombo Mono Multi Glue was added to the back to adhered the sentiment to the focal image.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  As a finishing embellishment, Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins were scattered on the card front and adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Desgins 120# Black Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Penny Black Full of Glee
  • Penny Black Awesome Die
  • FineTec Gold M600 Watercolor Pans
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Zookwang Be Creative Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

 

Penny Black Full of Glee: Happy Birthday

PENNY BLACK FULL OF GLEE: HAPPY BIRTHDAY

I recently purchased Penny Black’s Full of Glee.  This is a beautiful open stamp that is perfect for coloring with any medium.  For this card I chose to watercolor it using Tombo Markers.

I stamped the image on Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper with VersaFine Black Ink and heat embossed it with Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder.  Tombo Markers 098 Avocado, 076 Green Ochre, 905 Red, 946 Gold Ochre, 925 Scarlet, 993 Chrome Orange, and 025 Light Orange were used to color the image.

Once the image was completely dry it was run through the Sizzix Big Shot with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectange and then Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller and adhered to the back.

The sentiment was stamped on a scrap of Ivory Vellum with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The Vellum strip was then adhered to the back of the focal image with Scotch Tape.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock and the focal image was then adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Pretty Pink Posh Tangerine and Marigold and Doodlebug Designs Tangerine Sequins were scatted on the card front and adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory
  • Penny Black Full of Glee
  • Hot Off the Press Birthday Greetings
  • Ivory Vellum from Stash
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • VersaFine Black Ink
  • Tombo Markers 098 Avocado, 076 Green Ochre, 905 Red, 946 Gold Ochre, 925 Scarlet, 993 Chrome Orange, and 025 Light Orange
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Pretty Pink Posh Tangerine and Marigold Sequins
  • Doodlebug Desgins Tangerine Sequins

Penny Black First Waltz: Bring on the Happy

This is the second card using Penny Black’s First Waltz stamp.  I love the way different colors can create a completely different feel to a card.  Pink has always been one of my favorite colors.

The Tombo Markers used were 725 Rhodamine Red, 755 Rubine Red, 177 Dark Jade, and 098 Avocado.  Ranger Distress Ink Broken China was used for the background wash.

The sentiment was stamped on a scrap of Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and adhered to the front of the card with 3M ½” Foam Tape.  Pretty Pink Posh Sweetheart Mix Sequins were scattered on the front and adhered using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black
  • Penny Black First Waltz
  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Tombo Markers 725 Rhodamine Red, 755 Rubine Red, 177 Dark Jade, and 098 Avocado
  • Pretty Pink Posh Sweetheart Mix Sequins