Penny Black Sweetheart Mimi Birthday

This cute image with heart flowers was perfect for a young woman who had a February birthday.  As always, the image was colored with the favorite colors of the person it is intended for.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock.  It was then colored with Copic Markers RV11, RV13, RV14; E01, E00, E000, E0000, R20; G24, G94; B39, B37, B34; B32, B34; E55, E53, E51.

Once the coloring was complete the image was cut with the Silhouette Cameo using the PIXScan Mat.  To enhance the blue in the image a rectangle of blue cardstock was cut using the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle.  Another rectangle was cut with the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles out of BoBunny DoubleDot Light Blue Stripe cardstock.  The two blue rectangles were adhered together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and a rectangle of Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was cut with the Lawn Fawn rectangle die and adhered to the back of the rectangles.

For the focal image a label was cut with Spellbinders Nested Medallion Labels out of Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  It was then run through the Sizzix Big Shot again with DoCrafts Small Polka Hearts Embossing Folder.  The focal image was applied to the label using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  To add dimension, the label was cut again with Darice Adhesive Fun Foam and trimmed to be 1/8″ smaller, it was then applied to the back of the white focal image label.

The focal image label was placed on the blue striped rectangle to determine placement for the sentiment from Gina K. Designs Birthday Greetings and stamped with Altenew’s Sapphire Ink.  The focal image was then applied to the rectangles using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

A horizontal cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the rectangles and focal image was applied with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Doodlebug Blue Jeans Sequins and Martha Stewart Blueberry Slush Hearts were scattered and glued to the card front using Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

Product Used:

  • Penny Black Sweetheart Mimi
  • Gina K. Designs Birthday Greetings
  • Copic: RV11, RV13, RV14; E01, E00, E000, E0000, R20; G24, G94; B39, B37, B34; B32, B34; E55, E53, E51
  • BoBunny Light Blue Stripes Paper
  • Blue Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables
  • Doodlebug Blue Jeans Sequins, Martha Stewart Blueberry Slush Hearts
  • DoCrafts Small Polka Hearts Embossing Folder
  • Just Right Spellbinders Nested Oval Medallion Labels
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Penny Black Bonjour! Mimi Birthday

I am always looking for some good girl images for the birthday cards I make for the young women at church.  Recently I purchased Penny Black’s Bonjour! Mimi.  We have a young woman who wants to be an interior designer when she grows up and what better image would convey style and design.

Her favorite colors are grey and white.  I stamped the image on 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  For a little color accent I used a pale blue.  The Copic Marker colors used are listed below.  When I was done coloring I used the Silhouette PixScan to cut around the image.  (I usually stamp and color several images and cut them all at once.)

I used Spellbinders Label 16 to cut two labels from 80# Gina K. Designs White and 120# Moonlit Fog.  The white label was then run through the Sizzix Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder. Additionally, two rectangles were cut from the same cardstock, the white with Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles, and the grey with Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle.  A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the two rectangles were adhered to the card front using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

For the focal image the two labels were glued together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back to give dimension to the focal image.  The Mimi image also received 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape and was adhered to the center of the labels.

For the sentiment Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Congrats was die cut four times from the grey cardstock and adhered together with Elmer’s Craft Bond Adhesive Spray.  The focal image and Congrats die cut were placed on the front of the cardbase to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment, which is from the same Hero Arts stamp set, and stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat set with Ranger Silver Embossing Powder.  Then the card was assembled together with the sentiment cutout being adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  Silver Stickles was added to the necklace and purse buckle, and some leftover teal blue hearts were scattered around the sentiment and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Peimon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectanglenny Black Bonjour! Mimi
  • Hero Arts Congrats die and stamp set
  • Ranger Silver Embossing Powder
  • Silver Stickles
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Spellbinders Label 16
  • Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Moonlit Fog Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Copic: BG01, BG000, BG0000; C4, C3, C2; C0, C1; C6, C5, C4; E01, E00, E000; E53, E51, E35
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Adhesive Spray
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

La-La-Land Crafts Birthday Marci

This card is made with another cute girl image from La-La-Land Crafts entitled Birthday Marci.  It too is for a young women at church and colored in her favorite colors.

I began by stamping the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto a quarter sheet of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock.  The Copic Markers used are listed below.

Once I was done with the coloring I used a Lawn Fawn’s Large Stitched Stackable Rectangle to size down the image and added Darice Adhesive Fun Foam to the back for added dimension.  I die cut another rectangle from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and ran it through the Sizzix Big Shot Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle and again with the Sizzix Dotted Lattice Embossing Folder.  To pick up on the grey in the card I cut a rectangle from grey cardstock I had in my stash 1/8″ larger and adhered it to the back of the dry embossed panel with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The focal image was then glued to the embossed rectangle with the same glue.

I thought the sentiment from Penny Black’s Sprinkles and Smiles went perfect with the image.  I stamped it with VersaMark Ink on a scrap of the grey cardstock and heat embossed it with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder and cut it to size.  It was adhered on top of the focal image with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  Sequins from the Pretty Pink Posh Sweetheart Mix were scattered on the card front and adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

Supplies Used:

  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangle
  • SSS Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Sizzix Dotted Lattice Embossing Folder
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Pretty Pink Posh Sweetheart Mix
  • La-La-Land Crafts – Birthday Marci
  • Penny Black – Sprinkles and Smiles
  • Copic: RV14, RV13, RV11; E53, E51, E50; C0, C1, C2; C2, C3, C4; BG000, BG0000; E21, E00, E000, R20; R02, R00

Penny Black About Town Birthday

I love the Penny Black little people images.  They make perfect cards for the young women at church.  This one was made for a young girl who is turning sixteen and will soon have her driver’s license, how appropriate is that.

I began by stamping Penny Black’s About Town on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, since I planned to color it with her favorite colors of burgundy and turquoise.  The colors used are listed below.  I grounded the car with a hill of dark grey (Copic C8, C7, C6).

From my stash of cardstock I found BoBunny’s Double Dot Ocean Stripe cardstock and cut it with the Sizzix Big Shot using WPlus 9 Gift Card Layers Rectangle, which is the same size as an A2 card front.  Next I die cut the image using the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangle. When I  placed it on the striped background it needed a little something more and so I cut a rectangle from dark teal cardstock from my stash 1/8″ larger than the focal image, and adhered them together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

I placed the focal image on the card front to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment, which is from Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Happy.  I used VersaMark Ink and then covered it with Ranger Detailed Silver Embossing Powder, heat set with the Marvy Embossing Tool. Next Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was added to the back of the focal image and adhered to the card front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The word happy was cut using the die from Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Happy out of Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock and then cut three more times from scrap white cardstock.  The word cutouts were adhered together using Elmer’s Craft Bond spray adhesive.  The word was adhered to the bottom of the focal image with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Penny Black About Town
  • Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Happy
  • Copic: R69, R59, R39; C8, C7, C6; C0, C1, C2, C3; BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11; E21, E00, E000, R20; Y02, Y04, Y06; E79, E57, E55, E53
  • BoBunny Double Dot Ocean Stripe
  • Gina K Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • WPlus 9 Gift Card Layers
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive

Penny Black Mimi’s Heart Birthday Card

I make a lot of cards with little girl images and they turn out so cute for the young women in our church.  I’m always looking for something new.  I recently purchased Penny Black Mimi’s Heart to give to a young girl with a February birthday.  I like the way it turned out.

I wanted to play up on the heart Mimi was holding and so I went to my cardstock store, as Michael calls it, to find some patterned paper I liked.  Since this one had multiple colors it gave a lot of options for creating the card.

I started with an outline of the image cut with the Silhouette Cameo and then stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, which is Copic safe.  I colored the image to compliment the patterned paper with the following colors: BG18, BG15, BG13; RV14, RV13, RV11; E55, E53, E51, E50; E01, E00, E000.

I cut a scalloped heart using the Spellbinders Scalloped Heart Die and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Cross My Heart Embossing Folder for added dimension.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the focal image and the heart and both were applied to a square of patterned paper.  To allow enough room for people to add their birthday greetings to the inside of the card I wanted it to be a top folding A2 card, made for Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

I didn’t like how the square patterned paper looked on the A2 card, so I pulled some dark turquoise paper from my stash to add behind the patterned paper.  Added was created by die cutting the bottom edge with the Spellbinders On the Edge Heart die. The sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder.

There was too space between the sentiment and the heart border and so two thin strips of white cardstock were added with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  For added shine Martha Stewart Sugar Cube Hearts were added to each of the embossed hearts with Multi Matte Medium and Silver Stickles was added to the dots on the heart the little girl was holding and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Mimi’s Heart
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes
  • Copic: BG18, BG15, BG13; RV14, RV13, RV11; E55, E53, E51, E50; E01, E00, E000
  • Silver Stickles
  • Patterned Paper
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes
  • Cuttlebug Cross My Heart Embossing Folder
  • Spellbinders – Hearts Scalloped
  • Martha Stewart Sugar Cube Hearts
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Penny Black Swinging Valentine’s Day Card

I don’t know what it is about the cute girl and boy images from Penny Black but I really like them.  The Swinging stamp set was perfect for a Valentine’s Day card for Michael.  I am so grateful I get to sit beside this wonderful man who makes every day better in my life.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock.  Since there isn’t a matching die I decided to try the Silhouette Cameo PixScan Mat to cutout the image and it worked perfectly. I colored the image with the following Copic Markers: R29, R27, R24; E55, E59, E49; E50, E53, E35; E00, E01, E11; B26, B24, B23; B32, B34, B95; G24, G99; E55, E57, E59 (wood), B000, B0000.

I wanted a sky background behind the image so I used some Canson Cold Press 140# Watercolor Paper and die cut it using the Avery Elle Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle.   I applied Distress ink onto a smooth surface and using the wet on wet method dropped the following colors; Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire, Faded Blue Jeans, to create the sky.

I die cut Hero Arts Love from red cardstock and coated it with Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Powder and added Recollection Clear Embossing Powder.  It did this several times.  You can create a similar look using Glossy Accents, but I prefer the smooth look of multi layers of embossing powder.

I placed both the focal image and sentiment die on the sky background to determine placement for the secondary sentiment.  I prepped the area with an anti static pad and stamped the sentiment from Avery Elle Simply Said: Love set with Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Powder and added Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, heat setting it with the Marvy Embossing Tool.

It was now time to assemble the card.  To add a splash of color and help the focal image panel stand out I die cut a rectangle of red cardstock with the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes rectangle.  I glued it to the watercolored background with the strong adhesive from the 3M ATG gun.  Both were glued to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The focal image was added to the watercolor panel using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  Four more “love” dies were cut with heavy weight white cardstock. Since the top of the “l” would rest on the focal image the top of the letter was removed with scissors to ensure it would lay flat on the panel. These were adhered together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive and applied to the watercolor panel with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Glossy Accents were applied to the small hearts in the image and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Swinging
  • Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Love
  • Avery Elle Simply Said: Love
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • SSS Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangles
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Red Cardstock
  • Canson 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Copic: R29, R27, R24; E55, E59, E49; E50, E53, E35; E00, E01, E11; B26, B24, B23; B32, B34, B95; G24, G99; E55, E57, E59 (wood), B000, B0000
  • Distress Ink: Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire, Faded Blue Jeans
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Stickles Tidings Gold
  • Inkssentials Glossy Accents
  • 3M ATG
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive

Garden Blooms Birthday with Copic Colored Ribbon

This is not a card I liked enough that I would post it, except it shows that when you do not have ribbon to match a particular color you can use your alcohol markers to change the ribbon color.

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This card uses a Silhouette Cameo Outline, which was stamped with the Penny Black Garden Blooms stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Markers.

I pulled some peachy pink cardstock from my leftover cardstock that matched one of the flowers and cut a lacy oval with the Spellbinders Lacey Ovals die.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the focal image and then adhered to the lacy oval.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was cut with a Spellbinders oval die and trimmed to be just smaller than the lacy oval.

The stamp set has the sentiment Garden Blooms on the jar label, but I wanted it to say “happy birthday” so a small rectangle was die cut with the smallest My Favorite Things Rectangle Postage Stamp and the My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings Sentiment stamp set was stamped in the center with Hero Hues Black ink and then glued over the original label with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

A rectangle was cut from a pink gingham patterned paper from the Authentique Delightful 6 x 6 Paper Pack with Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Frames and adhered to the front of a top folding cardbase made from 120# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock.  Next the lacy oval was adhered to the patterned paper with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

Originally 5/8″ white organza ribbon was used to tie a bow around the bottom of the card, but it just got lost in the pale color of the patterned paper.  All of the pink ribbon I hand on hand was pink, rather than peach, so I used Copic Marker R22 to color the ribbon to match the color of the lacy oval.  For added interest Recollections Faux Pearls White were added to the front of the oval and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Garden Blooms Stamp Set
  • My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings Sentiment Stamp Set
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Authentique Delightful 6 x 6 Paper Pack
  • Copic Markers: Y15, Y17, Y19; R12, R14, R24; R02; R04; V12, V15, V17; RV02, RV04, RV06; B34, B37; R24, R27; R22 (Ribbon)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Hero Hues Black Ink
  • Recollections Faux Pearls White
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Frames
  • Spellbinders Lacey Ovals
  • Berwick Offray 3/8″ Ribbed Ribbon

Hollyhock Happy Birthday

Having outline dies really let a stamped image stand out on the page. That is why I always purchase matching dies if they are available, but the same effect can be achieved by either fussy cutting the image or creating a cut file in the Silhouette Cameo software.  Instructions for creating a Silhouette cutout image can be found on my September 29, 2016, post entitled “Happy Birthday Princess with Silhouette Cameo.

Penny Black Hollyhocks was stamped on a matching outline with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored with Copic Markers (colors are listed below).  To help the focal image to standout even more on the card an oval was cut from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock using My Favorite Things Pierced Ovals STAX and then run through the Big Shot with the Darice Dots Embossing Folder.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the hollyhock image and adhered to the oval shape.  Another oval was cut from Darice Adhesive Fun Foam and trimmed to be slightly smaller than the cardstock oval.

Matching pink cardstock from my stash was cut to 5 1/4″ x 4″ and adhered to the front of a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  This same glue was used to adhere the oval focal image to the front of the card.

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The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments.  It was stamped with VersaMark Ink on a strip of 120# Gina K. Designs Black Cardstock, heat embossed with Gina K. Designs White Fine Detail Embossing Powder.  Two fishtail ends were added and the strip was applied with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Hollyhocks
  • My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Ovals STAX
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • Darice Dots Embossing Folder
  • Copic Markers: RV11, RV13, RV14; y38, Y15; G99, G94, G21; BG10

PENNY BLACK BOUQUET SYMPATHY CARD

Recently the mother of a friend of ours passed away.  In her obituary it specifically noted that her favorite color was purple, so I wanted to create a sympathy card with purple flowers.  I pulled out the Penny Black Centerpiece stamp set, it’s one of my favorites, and stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on an outline I had cut previously with my Silhouette Cameo from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock.  I used Copic Markers to color the image, listed below are the colors used.

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From purple cardstock I had in my stash I cut a rectangle using Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts Prayers and was cut from the same purple cardstock three times and adhered together using Elmer’s Glue Adhesive Spray.  I then die cut a smaller rectangle from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  The focal image and prayers cutout were placed on the white rectangle to determine where to stamp the secondary greetings, also from Hero Arts Prayers.  They were stamped with Altenew Deep Iris Ink.

The two rectangles were adhered together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then adhered to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The focal image was adhered with 3M ½” Foam Tape and the sentiment cutout was adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  To add a little more interest the to the front of the card purple sequins were used from Pretty Pink Posh Enchanted Garden Mix and the card was done

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Penny Black Centerpiece
    • Silhouette Cameo Cutout
  • Hero Arts Prayers
  • Copic Markers:
    • Vase: YG67, YG63, G21
    • Leaves: G94, G24, G43
    • Flowers: V09, V17, V15; V12, V15, V17; BV02, BV01, BV00; V20, V22, V25; Y06, Y02, Y15
    • Background: BG10
  • Pretty Pink Posh Enchanted Garden Mix 8 and 4 mil.
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • SSS Bundle of Stitched Shapes

HAPPY-HAPPY-HAPPY BIRTHDAY

This card was made with several outline images from my Silhouette Cameo using Penny Black Big Wish Stamp set.  The images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with the Copic Markers listed below.

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The focal images were adhered to the front of the white rectangle with 3M ½” Foam Tape.  I didn’t like were the cat was placed and so I stamped a present box from Clearly Besotted It’s Your Birthday Stamp with Memento Danube Blue and filled in the polka dots with Copic Y08.  This was a cute perch for the cat to sit on and I like that much better.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Penny Black Big Wish Stamp (Cut with Silhouette)
  • MFT Celebrate You Sentiment Stamp (top line only)
  • Clearly Besotted It’s Your Birthday Stamp (present for cat to sit on)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink; Danube Blue for Present; Altenew Sapphire for Sentiment
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder
  • Memory Box Stitched Rectangles (largest run through twice to make smaller)
  • Copic Markers: B32, B34, B37 (Hat, Dress, Butterfly); Y02, Y06, Y08 (Balloon, Butterfly, Dots on Flowers, Present, Hat); RV 14, RV11 (Flower, Butterfly Antennae); E000, E00, E01, R20 (Skin); E50, E31, E25 (Hair); Y23, YR23, YR24, E49 (Cat); G24, G28 (Cat’s Hat)