Gladioli Have a Fabulous Birthday

This is another image from Power Poppy that I purchased recently. Gladioli flowers always remind me of spring. I looked up the colors of these flower and decided on a pretty orange and used Copic Markers to color them.

Once the coloring was complete the image was die cut using a scalloped rectangle. I wanted a small sentiment that wouldn’t take away from the flowers and so I pulled out Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Birthday. It was stamped on black cardstock with VersaMark Ink and embossed with white embossing powder.

A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and embossed using the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder. The die cut focal image was adhered to the front of the cardbase with liquid glue. Darice thin strip foam tape was added to the back of the sentiment and then adhered at the base of the flowers.

Products used:

  • Power Poppy Gladioli
  • Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Birthday
  • Copic Markers: YR09, YR07, YR16, YR12; Y02, Y00; YG67, YG17, YG03
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Bright Gold
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Darice Thin Strip Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
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Bowl of Beauty Flowers Celebrate On Your Special Day

This is the other image from Power Poppy, which includes the same flowers without the bowl. It was printed with a laser jet printer and colored with Copic Markers.

The sentiment is from Scrapbook.com Sweet Celebration and was stamped with Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink.

This time I decided to use my new Ellen Hutson Essential Oval die, which cuts both an oval and a thin oval frame. Sticky back foam was added to the back of the oval. The thin frame was colored with a matching Copic Markers.

A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and then the card front was embossed using the Cricut Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder.

The thin frame was adhered to the front with liquid glue and then the oval image was adhered with the same glue and the card was done.

Product Used:

  • Power Poppy Bowl of Beauty
  • Scrapbook.com Sweet Celebration
  • Copic Markers: RV29, RV25, RV23; V28, V25, V22, V20; YG67, YG17, YG03; G46, G24, G21; C3, C1; YR24, YR23, Y23; B000
  • Ellen Hutson Essential Ovals
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Bottle Green
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Cricut Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K Designs 120# White Cardstock

Bowl of Beauty Enjoy Every Moment

Power Poppy had a sale on their stamps this past week and I purchase this beautiful stamp, which comes with two different images. For this card I used the one with the flower in a bowl.

It is a digital image and was printed on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then colored with Copic Markers.

Once the color was completed the sentiment was stamped under the image. To add visual interest on the card a wood frame was created using the Hero Arts Wood Frame Infinity Die. The die is really quite flimsy, because the lines of the wood are cut through. To stabilize the the frame two rectangle dies were used to cut a frame without the wood lines and the two were adhered together with liquid glue. 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back and adhered over the focal image.

Products Used:

  • Power Poppy Bowl of Beauty Flowers Only
  • Penny Black Good Wishes
  • Copic Markers: YG67, YG17, YG03; YG17, YG05, YG03; G28, G24, G21; G99, G94, G43; R85, R83, R81; RV29, RV25, RV23; V09, V06, V04; Y17, Y15; C3, C1
  • Hero Arts Wood Frame Infinity Die
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Bottle Green
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K Designs 120# White Cardstock

Dahlia Happy Birthday to Wonderful You

My friend asked me if I had any Power Poppy stamps. Most of mine are digital stamps, but I did have this Dahlia XL. It is a large stamp and so I decided to stamp it a little off the page.

I first tried no line Copic Coloring, but I am not good at that, at all. So I stamped it again on Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock and heat embossed it gold. I then pulled out my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color the image. I really like the way it turned out.

I added a black sentiment strip with both a Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words and a sentiment from the Dahlia stamp sets and gold heat embossed those as well.

Products Used:

  • Power Poppy Dahlia XL
  • Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 025 Pink, 026 Light Pink, 040 Green, 048 Emerald Green, 303 Shadow Mauve
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label Die

Golden Bountiful Bouquet Birthday

This pretty flower arrangement looks like cone flowers to me. I decided to color these orange with a brown center. Once colored it was cut using the Silhouette PIXScan Mat. This time I decided to use a scalloped oval and to ink blend it yellow. I think it looks pretty with the color of the flowers.

The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink on vellum and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. It was cut into a thin strip. The flowers were adhered to the oval with foam tape and the sentiment was wrapped around it. It was then adhered to the front of a top folding cardbase.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Bountiful Bouquet
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Copic Markers: R08, R05, R02; E19, E17, E15; YR24, YR21; YG99, YG97, YG95
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Spellbinder Fancy Edged Ovals
  • Distress Oxide Squeezed Lemonade and Scattered Straw
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Paper Accents Vellum
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder

Pink Tipped Camellias Happy One Year Older Day

When I searched for images of Camellias I saw a pretty one that was a pretty cream with a pink tip. I decide to use that color scheme on this card.

This is a digital stamp from Power Poppy. I printed it with a laser printer and colored it with Copic Markers. Once colored it was cut with the Silhouette Cameo PIXScan Mat.

I used a Gina Marie Designs Petite Looped Lace Rectangle as the backdrop of the focal image. It was ink blended with Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass. It was adhered directly to the front of a top folding cardbase. Foam tape was added to the back of the focal image and it was adhered to the rectangle.

The sentiment was stamped just below the lacy rectangle and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Camellias
  • My Favorite Things Anything But Basic Birthday Messages
  • Copic Markers: R46, R43; E53, E51, E50; YG67, YG17, YG03
  • Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass
  • Gina Marie Designs Petite Looped Lace Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Flower Bomb Another Year Older

Poppy Stamps has some lovely stamps that make beautiful cards. I like this one and decided to color it with complimentary colors of yellow and purple. Once the coloring was completed it was cut using the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo. I like the way this allows you to add dimension to the card from and focal image.

For a background for the focal image a My Favorite Things Elegant Rectangle, which was ink blended with Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass.

I decided to stamp the image on some vellum and wrap it around the focal image panel. It was then adhered to the front of an A2 cardbase using dotliner adhesive. The focal image was adhered using foam tape.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Flower Bomb
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Copic Markers: V09, V06, V04; Y38, Y35, Y32; YG67, YG17, YG03
  • My Favorite Things Elegant Rectangle
  • Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Paper Accents Vellum
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder

Wildflower Happy Birthday

My daughter Aimee has a birthday coming up. Her favorite colors are blue and green, I added a little red for contrast in the focal image of this card.

The image was printed with a laser printer and colored with Copic Markers. Once coloring was complete it was cut using the Silhouette PIXScan Mat.

I decided to cut a rectangle using LDRS Creative Scalloped Rectangle. I wanted to enhance the background by ink blending it with Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass Ink.

The sentiment was stamped in blue under the decorative rectangle. The rectangle was adhered to the front of an A2 top folding cardbase. The flower arrangement was adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Wildflower Mini
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Copic Markers: B16, B12; B01, B00, B000, B0000; B28, B26, B23, B21; B37, B34, B32; B95, B93, B91; R39, R37, R35; Y38, Y35, Y32; YG67, YG17, YG05, YG03
  • Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Powder Blue Ink
  • LDRS Creative Scalloped Rectangle Set
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen

Countryside Bouquet the Happiest of Birthdays

On of my sister’s favorite colors are blue, periwinkle and pink. Her birthday is coming up soon and so I pulled out a flower bouquet stamp that I could color for her.

Copic Markers were used to color the image and then it was cut using the PIXScan Mat with the Silhouette Cameo.

I have always like this lattice background and it made a pretty visual interest to the focal image. It was die cut three time and they were glued together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Adhesive. The bouquet was adhered oval circle in the center of the lattice background with liquid glue.

I needed a smaller sentiment to fit in the available space at the bottom of the background. I decided to use blue ink to match the bouquet.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Countryside Bouquet
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Copic Markers: B26, B24, B23, B21; V28, V25, V22, V20; R85, R83, R81; Y35, Y32; G99, G94; YG17,YG05, YG03
  • Lace Net Frame from Hong Kong
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs Powder Blue Ink
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Powder Blue Ink

Enjoy Your Day Chris

My husband is retiring the end of March. The first of May we are going to take our 5th Wheel Trailer and travel the USA doing genealogy work on his ancestors. We are also going to spend a month in Texas while one of our grandson’s graduation from high school, his older brother comes home from a two-year mission for our church, our youngest daughter finishing her Fellowship Program in Pediatric Intensive Card and moves to her new location, yet to be determine. Needless to say, I won’t be creating many cards for 3-1/2 months, so I’m creating cards now to get me through August.

This card is for my son Chris whose has a birthday in June. He likes to go camping with his kids and when he does he sleeps in a hammock. I thought this image would be perfect for his birthday.

The image was printed with a laser printer and then colored with Copic Markers. Once coloring was complete it was cutout with the Silhouette PIXScan Mat.

For the card front I die cut a rectangle using a Penny Black Antique Frame and thin ink blended a section of sky to be behind the focal image.

The sentiment was stamped with Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass Ink and then the focal image was added to the panel with foam tape. The rectangle was then added to a side fold A2 cardbase and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lili of the Valley Sunday Papers
  • Poppy Stamps Birthday Blowout
  • Copic Markers: B99, B97, B95, B93, B91; B24, B23, B45, B41; B01, B00, B0000; C6, C4; E59, E57, E55; E35, E33, E31, E30; E43, E42, E41; E53, E51; E11, E01, E00, R20; R27, R24, R22; YG67, YG17, YG03
  • Penny Black Antique Frame
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder