Fancy Flower Cake Birthday Wishes

I love this pretty cake front Power Poppy. It makes a beautiful birthday card. I’ve used it before and colored the frosting chocolate, but this wanted to have a lighter color scheme so I used some light earth tone Copic Markers, along with other colors for the cherries and flowers.

Since this is a digital image I had printed it using the Silhouette registration marks so be cut out with fussy cutting. You can always use the PIXScan mat if you don’t use registration marks, but I’ve found you get a cleaner cut using them.

Foam Tape was added to the back of the cake image. When I laid it on the top folding white card front it needed a little added visual interest. I like to use embossing folders to add some dimension behind an image. I cut a stitched rectangle from white cardstock and embossed it using the Cuttlebug Mosaic Embossing Folder and adhered it to the card front using Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape. This isn’t the easiest foam tape to deal with, it doesn’t ripe and gums up your scissors, but I like the low loft that allows you do add dimension to both a rectangle and image without adding a lot of bulk. The cake was adhered to the card front by removing the paper backing from the tape.

The sentiment was cut from both gold mirror cardstock and sticky back foam for dimension. The foam was cut away from the areas of the word that would overlap with the cake base and adhered in place using liquid glue. The secondary sentiment was stamped on a scrap of green cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed gold. A Pink & Main Sentiment Strip that has double flags was used to cut the sentiment. Darice Thin Strip Foam was added to the back and it was nestled beneath the die cut word.

Ranger Glossy Accents were added to the cherries on the cake and Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen was added to the frosting and the cake was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Fancy Flower Cake
  • WPlus9 Happy Birthday Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Birthday Balloons
  • Copic Markers: E53, E51, E50; G28, G24; G99, G94, G82; YG67, YG17, YG03; R29, R24, R22; RV17, RV13, R89; RV23, RV02; Y15, Y11, YR15; B93, B91; V06, V04; YR27, YR24, YR21
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Cuttlebug Mosaic Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Darice Thin Strips Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Rangre Gloss Accents

Wildflower Thinking of You

This image from Power Poppy is called Wildflower Mini, but when you get it in digital form you can size it large or small. I printed it onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a laser printer to ensure the lines don’t bleed when coloring with Copic Markers.

I used gray markers to ground the image so it didn’t look like it was floating in air. Once the coloring was done I stamped the sentiment below the flower image and used a scalloped rectangle to die cut the image. I like the way a pretty die cut lets the focal image pop when you are using white on white in a card.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the scalloped focal image and then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase with liquid glue. A few confetti and sequins were scattered around the image and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Wildflower Mini
  • Altenew Thinking of You
  • Copic Markers:  RV23, RV02, RV000; V17, V15, V12; R89, R59, R56; R24, R22, R20; Y08, Y06, Y04, Y02; B24, B23, B21; BG02, BG01, BG000, BG0000; G46, G24, G20; YG67, YG17, YG03; G99, G94; E29, E27, E25; E39, E37, E35; C2, C1, C0
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Confetti
  • Simon Says Stamp Watermelon Sequins
  • Neat & Tangled Starry Night Sequins
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Peonies Thinking of You

I love the images from Power Poppy and going digital allows you to size them perfectly to fit your design. I printed this peonies image onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a laser printer to eliminate bleeding of the lines when coloring with Copic Markers.

Once the coloring was complete I stamped the sentiment below the flower with Amalgam Ink.

For this design I decided to frame the flower with My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Frame die. I cut it from the same cardstock and then added foam tape behind for dimension. I placed it over the flower image to determine where to cut down the image so that it would be behind the frame in the perfect location. I marked it with pencil and then cut it down with my guillotine cutter. I removed the backing from the foam tape and placed the flower rectangle behind the frame. The using liquid glue I adhered it to a top folding cardbase.

The final embellishment was to add different colored green sequins around the flower and sentiment. I like the way the frame is slightly smaller than the card front.

This was a quick and easy card to make.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Irresistible Peonies
  • Altenew Thinking of You
  • Copic Markers:  R24, R22, R21, R20; YG67, YG17, YG03; Y28, Y26, Y21
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Frame
  • Pretty Pink Posh Mossy Green Sequins
  • Doodlebug Designs Limeade Sequins
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Spring Card Camp 2 Day 11 Colorful Cards Without Coloring Dahlia

Julie Ebersole was the guest designer for Day 11 of the Spring Card Camp 2. Her technique was to have colorful images without coloring. The color comes from the background paper. She stamped a flower image with VersaMark in multiple places on a rectangle of cardstock, leaving a love watermark. She then stamped the same image and die cut it for a focal image on the card. Sometimes she would have just one focal image, sometimes she would cut the flower into multiple sections and adhere to the card front.

This is the second card I made using this technique. This time I decided to scatter portions of this large dahlia around the card front. I first stamped the image onto orange cardstock with VersaMark Ink, which created a subtle watermark background. I then stamped the image two times on what cardstock and heat embossed them gold. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut around the images. I then laid the large flower on a portion of the orange rectangle and cut off the excess. This could be used on another section of the rectangle. The second image was used for the third placement of the dahlia on the card front. This is very similar to the second card the Julie Ebersole make. I just used a different flower image.

I stamped the sentiment on black cardstock and cut a label with a Spellbinders label die. Foam tape was added to the back for dimension. I decided to cut down the orange rectangle so I could add a black mat behind it to tie in the back sentiment. I made it small enough to also leave a white border when both were placed on the card front.

This is not a typical card that I make. I actually like coloring large images with different mediums, but it was fun doing something outside of my normal paradigm.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Dahlia XL
  • Gina K. Designs Doodle Sayings
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Coral Reef and Onyx Black
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Spellbinders Labels Four
  • 3M 1/2” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Joyful Lilies Counting My Blessings

Lilies are such a beautiful flower. They always make me think of Easter, and that season really makes me think of all my blessings and how the knowledge of Christ lets me look forward with hope and peace because of His infinite atonement. What a better time in life than now with Covid-19 to keep that in mind.

I decided to keep the lilies white, only adding a little bit of shading with light gray Copic Markers. The little sprigs of flower were colored in blue. It turned out very serene.

When I am creating a clean and simple card with white on white I like to use a pretty die that adds visual interest to the card. This time I used Penny Black’s Swirly Stitched Rectangle. The panel was then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase and the sentiment, which was created in the Silhouette Cameo software, was adhered to the bottom right with foam tape.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Joyful Lilies
  • Silhouette Cameo Sentiment
  • Copic Markers: C3, C2, C1; B95, B93, B91; G46, G24, G21; Y19, 
  • Penny Black Swirly Stitched Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Tree Peony Counting My Blessings

Power Poppy has such lovely images of flowers. This Tree Peony is one of my favorites. If I know what the flower is on a particular stamp I will search online to find out inspiration on how to color the image. I saw this pretty two toned peony and decided to give it a try.

It is harder to blend such a difference in color with Copic Markers. Using watercolors makes it easier, but I hadn’t printed the image on watercolor paper. I think it turned out pretty well.

After the coloring was complete I cut down the image using the Memory Box Stitched Rectangle. I really like the cross-stitch look to this die. It adds a lot of visual interest.

The sentiment was created and cut in the Silhouette Cameo software and adhered to the bottom of the card in the right corner.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Tree Peony
  • Silhouette Cameo Sentiment
  • Copic Markers: R24, R22, R21; E51, E50; YR24, YR21; G99, G94, G24
  • Memory Box Stitched Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long AdhesiveP

Red Rose Counting My Blessings

Usually when I color and image I leave the background white, sometimes I add a very light blue or yellow. This time I pulled out my lightest greens, they were much darker than I wanted, but I decided to go with it. My sister’s favorite color is red and her husband loves greens so this image would be perfect for them, letting them know how much I love them and what a blessing they are in my life.

I sized down the focal image with a stitched rectangle and then matted it with some black cardstock. They were adhered to a top folding cardbase that was embossed with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder, it is a favorite of mine for adding dimension and visual interest to a card.

The sentiment was created and cut in the Silhouette Cameo and adhered to the bottom of the focal image with foam tape.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile
  • Silhouette Cameo Sentiment
  • Copic Markers: R39, R37, R35, R32; E39, E37, E29; G99, G94, G24; YG97; Y19, Y17, Y15; YG01, YG00
  • Distress Oxide Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

French Lilac Counting My Blessings

I’ve used this image from Power Poppy many times, but always coloring it with purple. This time when I searched on the web I saw one that had a dusty pink with light cream edges. I think it turned out very pretty.

The image was printed with a laser printer. This ensure that the lines don’t bleed when colored with Copic Markers. Once the coloring was done the focal image was die cut with the largest Lawn Fawn Stackable Oval.

I decided to add a black mat to the front of the cardbase. It really makes the focal image pop. The sentiment was created and cut in the Silhouette software and adhered to the bottom of the image with foam tape.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy French Lilac
  • Silhouette Cameo Sentiment
  • Copic Markers: R56, R85, YR20; R37, R32; YG99, YG97, YG95
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Oval
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Countryside Bouquet Counting My Blessings

Usually when I color this image I use multiple colors, but I saw on Splitcoast Stampers someone who did it in all blues and it was beautiful. I decided to color all the flowers in pinks. It turned out pretty.

Once the coloring was done with Copic Markers the focal image was cut down with a stitched rectangle and adhered to top folded A2 cardbase that was embossed with the We R Memory Keepers Small Flower Embossing Folder, adding visual dimension and interest.

The sentiment was created and cut in the Silhouette Software and then adhered to the bottom of the image with foam tape and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Countryside Bouquet
  • Silhouette Cameo Sentiment
  • Copic Markers: R85, R83, R81; RV95, RV93, RV91; RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10; Y38, Y19, Y26; YG67, G46, G24
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • We R Memory Keepers Flower Embossing Folder
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Bountiful Bouquet Counting My Blessings

I come from a pretty large family of two brothers and four sisters. We are far apart and I wanted them to know how much I loved them and what a blessing they are in my life. I think living through this Covid-19 has made us all stop and think about what matters most.

This beautiful image is from Power Poppy. It was printed using a laser printer and colored with Copic Markers. When the coloring was complete it was die cut with a stitched rectangle. I love the look of black with yellow and added a black mat behind the stitched rectangle and adhered it to a top folding cardbase.

The sentiment was created and cut in the Silhouette Cameo and adhered to the bottom of the focal image with foam tape.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Bountiful Bouquet
  • Silhouette Cameo Sentiment
  • Copic Markers: YR18,  YR16, YR14, YR12; Y15, Y13, Y11; YG99, YG97, YG95; E59, E57, E55
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive