Primary Colors Sketched Flowers Amazing Card

I look at colors different since taking the Online Card Class Introduction to Color Theory.  I understand how to create my own colors from just the three primary colors and how to make different color tints and shades.  It has been a complete eye opener in how I watercolor images.  This card uses the three primary colors with different blends and tints.

So many beautiful shade from three tubes of watercolors, Cerulean Blue, Chromium,  and Quinacridone Rose.  Lunar Black was also used to darken the violet shade.

I stamped the image using VersaMark Ink onto Strathmore 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper and heat set it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  To color the flowers I wet each petal with clear water and then dropped the concentrated colors to the base of each petal and then pull the color to the tip by adding more clear water at the tip and letting the colors move on their own.

Products Used:

  • Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers
  • Frantic Stamper Amazing Die
  • Strathmore #140 Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Blue/Green Cardstock from Stash
  • Daniel Smith Watercolors: Cerulean Blue, Chromium; Hansa Yellow Light; Quinacridone Rose; and Lunar Black
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Be Creative Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX

Analogous Colors Beautiful Birthday Bouquet

This is the last card I made using the principle taught in the Online Card Class Introduction to Color Theory.  This card uses the analogous colors discussed in Day 2, which means that you take 3 to 4 colors side-by-side on the wheel to create your color scheme.

I love the beautiful fall feel to this color combination.  I stamped Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers onto some Strathmore #140 Cold Press Watercolor Paper with VersaMark Ink and heat set it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I always love the look of gold embossing powder, but I think it particularly enhances the colors of this card.

This card uses orange, yellow/orange, yellow, and yellow/green from the color wheel.  The background was a light wash of yellow and was applied before stamping the image.  I varied the intensity or hues of the color to give variation to the flowers.  Once the watercolor was completed I splattered gold metallic paints from the FineTec M600 watercolor set.

The sentiment is from Ellen Hutson’s Mondo Sakura, with the smaller secondary sentiments from Winnie & Walter’s Sentiment Birthday.  Both were stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with the gold embossing powder.

The image was die cut using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the panel and then adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Fresh Asparagus Cardstock.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers
  • Ellen Hutson Mondo Sakura
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Strathmore #140 Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Fresh Asparagus Cardstock
  • Daniel Smith Watercolors: Cerulean Blue, Chromium; Hansa Yellow Light; Quinacridone Rose
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • FineTec M600 Metallic Gold Watercolors

Monochromatic Happy Birthday

In the Online Card Class Introduction Color Theory Day 2 talked about using monochromatic colors.  It is amazing how beautiful a card can be when using only one color in varying shades and hues.

For this card I stamped all the individual flowers in the Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers 2 set onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock with VersaMark ink and heat embossed them with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.  They were then colored using six different blue, blue/green colors from the ZIG Clean Color Real Brush 60 Marker Set.

Once the coloring was dry there were arranged into a bouquet.  I cut some of the leaves from the flower stems and then used them in different placed in the bouquet to fill it out for a more visually pleasing arrangement.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the bouquet to add dimension.

A rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock was die cut using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle. The flower bouquet was adhered to the front of the rectangle by removing the backing paper on the foam tape.

The sentiment from Hero Arts Messages with a Flourish was stamped with VersaMark Ink onto Paper Accents Vellum and cut into a strip and wrapped around the focal image rectangle and adhered in the back with Scotch Tape.

A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Turquoise See Cardstock.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back and the focal image panel and it was then adhered to the card front using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers 2
  • Hero Arts Messages with a Flourish
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Turquoise Sea Cardstock
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 033 Persian Green, 032 Persian Blue, 040 Green, 031 Cobalt Blue, 036 Light Blue, 038 Peacock Blue
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Ranger Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder

Beautiful Flowers 2 Birthday Wishes

This is the first card I made for the Online Card Class Color Theory.  For the first day we learned about Primary Colors and how to use them.  I had recently purchased Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers 2 and used this stamp set to create my first card for the class.  I love the way that red and yellow compliment each other.

I stamped the images on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with Copic Markers (colors are listed below).  The matching dies for these images cut really close to the edge and leave a small white border, which I really like.  I arranged the flowers into a bunch and glued them together with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  To add dimension 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the flowers.

I like the visual interest that is added to a card using an embossing folder.  I die cut a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Cricut Cuttlebug Mosaic folder.  The panel was adhered directly to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock.  The backing was removed from the foam tape of the bouquet of flowers and they were adhered to the directly to the card front.

The sentiment is from Studio Katia’s Blooming Bunch stamp set.  It was stamped with VersaMark Ink onto a scrap of black cardstock and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.  The sentiment was cut into an angled banner and foam tape was added to the back and adhered to the card front and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers 2
  • Studio Katia Blooming Bunch
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers: R39, R29, R27, R24; Y19, Y17, Y13; G19, G17, G05, G03; YR23, Y26, Y21
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Cricut Cuttlebug Mosaic Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Rainbow Butterfly Birthday Card

Every week at Splitcoaststampers.com they have a featured stamper.  I was selected to be one last year and it was an honor.  This weeks featured stamper is nerdybeth.  Typically you select one of the FS card to showcase and design and used it to inspire you to create a similar card.  I chose to case https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2745486?&cat=500&ppuser=157841 where she used rainbow colored butterflies.  For my card I pulled out my Simon Says Stamp Butterflies Stencil.

It was a simple card to create.  I used Distress Oxide Inks to sponge the butterflies using a finger dauber onto some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.  Crystal Stickles was used to add some sparkle.  Different colored sequins were scattered in the areas where the stencil had small dots.  I decided to stamp the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Best Ever with Picked Raspberry Oxide Ink to add that touch of pink.  To finish the card I die cut it using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle, added some Darice Sticky Back Foam to the back of the panel and adhered it to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  A clean and simple card, but a rainbow punch of color.

Products Used:

  • Simon Says Stamp Butterflies Stencil
  • Simon Says Stamp Best Ever
  • Distress Oxide: Candied Apple/Barn Door, Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feather, Blueprint Sketch, Dusty Concord/Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Stickles Crystal

Birthday Cupcake Circle

I had some leftover background paper that was created using Kodak Glossy Photo Paper, Distress Oxide Inks, and Ranger Distress Micro Glaze that I had used for leaves in a previous card.  I couldn’t let it go to waste, so I die cut the remainder into a circle and added the Simon Says Stamp Birthday Cake die to the front.  In the end I added three layers of the word circle and the cupcake for a little added dimension.

I wanted to add a little more visual interest so I die cut two more circles from coordinating green cardstock I had on hand, each a little larger than the previous circle.  I added Darice Sticky Back Foam behind each for added dimension and adhered it to a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock, which was die cut using the largest My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle Die.  An A2 top folding cardbase made from some of the green cardstock and the focal image rectangle was adhered to the front.  There was a lot of white space at the bottom of the card and so I cut thin strips from the remaining background and adhered them underneath the focal image circle.

A quick and easy card made from scraps on hand.

Products Used:

  • Simon Says Stamp Birthday Circle
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Peeled Paint, Bundles Sage, Lucky Clover
  • Ranger Distress Micro Glaze
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangles
  • Kodak 4” x 6” Glossy Photo Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Green Cardstock from Stash
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive

Color Burst Strips Happy Day

I had made several cards using watercolor background created with Ken Oliver Color Burst Watercolor Powder.   I cut those background down with some rectangle dies and had a lot of strips of watercolor remaining.  This is the second card where I decided to tape the strips together to create another background.   This time the color combination was blues and purples.

I used some Post-it Tape to hold the strips of watercolor paper together and then die cut it using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.  Since this color combination is more feminine to me I decided to add the rectangle to Gina Marie Designs’ Blossom Lace Die.

The background is so colorful I wanted to keep the rest of the elements on the card pretty simple. I love the way white die cuts look against a really bright and colorful background so I decided to use Simon Says Stamp’s Balloon Bouquet and Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy dies. I cut them three times from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and glued them together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive and then glued it to the watercolor strips rectangle with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the watercolor panel and adhered it to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the card was done.

Easy to create, but really beautiful because of that pretty watercolor background.

Products Used:

  • Simon Says Stamp Balloon Bouquet Die
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy
  • Ken Oliver Color Burst Fuchsia, Turquoise, Violet
  • Canson XL Watercolor 140# Cold Press Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Gina Marie Designs Blossom Lace Die
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder

Have a Beautiful Day Dear Sister

My baby sister had a birthday this month.  Her favorite color is blue and so I knew I wanted to create something with that as the predominate color, however, I always like to add a complimentary color as well.  I had seen a card where someone took the Power Poppy Countryside Bouquet, turned it a little, and let it flow off the  page.  I decided to give that a try and really like the way it turned out.

I have this stamp in the digital format.  I wanted to have a no line coloring look and so I changed the lines to gray and printed it on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.  I colored the image with Copic Markers (colors listed below)  I decided to add a soft yellow background around the image.

Once the coloring was completed I die cut it to size using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller and adhered to the back.

The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Day and was stamped using Memento Gray Flannel Ink.  The panel was then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from navy blue cardstock I had in my stash.  As a final embellishment I punched a butterfly from light blue cardstock using the Martha Stewart 3 Butterflies Punch.  Accented the ended with Copic Markers and added Stickles Crystal to the edges of the butterfly and the center of the flowers.

Products Used:

  • Power Poppy Countryside Bouquet Digi Stamp
  • Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Day
  • Copic Markers: B24, B23, B21; B39, B28, B24; RV13, RV21, RV10; YR23, Y08, Y06, Y11, Y02; Y00 0; G24, G21; YG03, YG63, YG67; G46, G43
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen Clear
  • Stickles Crystal
  • Martha Stewart 3 Butterflies Punch
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Memento Gray Flannel Ink
  • Brother Ink Jet Printer
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

MFT Summer School Primary Colors HB2U Balloons

I decided to try Distress Oxide Inks to create  a ink blended background with primary colors.  You have to be very careful when doing this because you need to overlap a little for a smooth blended background, but of course they can turn into different colors where they meet.  I was able to cover up the little big of green that was created when the yellow and blue met with the My Favorite Things Chevron Coverup Die.

I added Darice Sticky Back Foam to a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and die cut the coverup die.  I love the way the white chevron coverup really lets the primary colors pop and the foam backing adds some dimension.

For a sentiment I decided to use My Favorite Things Party Balloons.  You can stamp the balloons with some sentiments, but I wanted to have ink blended balloons to match the background.  So, I decided to die cut my sentiment from My Favorite Things Little Upper Case from Neena Classic Crest and adhered them to the balloons with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  For balloon strings I used Lawn Fawns Party Balloons and My Favorite Things Balloon Shaker Window.

The coverup background was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The blue balloon was adhered directly to the coverup with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the sentiment balloons were adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  Ranger Multi Medium Matte was used to adhered the balloon strings.  The oxide inks must not have been completely dry and so there were a few small smudges of color on the white chevron background, so I pulled out Simon Says Stamp Moonstone Sequins and strategically placed them to cover them up and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • My Favorite Things Little Upper Case Dies
  • My Favorite Things Party Balloons Dies
  • My Favorite Things Chevron Coverup
  • Lawn Fawn Party Balloons Dies
  • My Favorite Things Shaker Balloon Die
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Wild Honey, Broken China, Candied Apple
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Moonstone Sequins
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Rainbow Hooray! It’s Your Birthday

This week’s featured stamper on Splitcoaststampers is Cheiron Brandon.  I decided to case one of her cards to created this rainbow birthday card.  Cheiron’s card can be found at: https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2863217?&cat=500&ppuser=246382.

I loved the rainbow background against the white die cut background.  Cheiron used patterned paper, but I decided to ink blend my background with Distress Oxide Inks onto some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.

I pulled out my Avery Elle Horizontal Stripes Die.  It not only creates a great background, it also included this word die.  I cut the background and word dies four times from the Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and stacked them together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive.  I placed the background onto my rainbow background to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes, stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black.

The stacked die cuts were adhered to the rainbow background with Nuvo Deluxe adhesive.  The focal panel was then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  It was a pretty easy card to make, but the rainbow background really makes it pop.

When I was done I had the leftover negative space of the circle/word die.  I glued all the layers together and added it to another rainbow ink blended background.  Added some rainbow sequins around the word and adhered it to the card front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The secondary sentiment is from My Favorite Things Jungle Vibes.  It was stamped with VersaMark Ink below the circle die cut and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.

I love when you can get two card at once.

Products Used Card #1:

  • Avery Elle Horizontal Stripes Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Shaded Lilac
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Products Used Card #2:

  • Avery Elle Horizontal Stripes Die – Word Circle Only
  • My Favorite Things Jungle Vibes
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Shaded Lilac
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Various Rainbow Colored Sequins