An Angler Happy Birthday

I have several fishermen that I send birthday cards to, one being my oldest son. I really like this older stamp set from Stampin’ Up. I tried watercoloring this image, but it was just too detailed, so I tried again and used Copic Markers and liked the results much better.

Products Used

  • Stampin’ Up Angler
  • Penny Black Birthday Die
  • Copic Markers: E39, E37, E35, E31; E55, E53; E99, E97, E15; YG67, YG17, YG03; G24; W4, W2, w1; C6, C4, C3, C2; YR15, YR14, YR12; Y17, Y15, Y13; R27, R24, R22; B97, B95, B93
  • Avery Elle Double Pierced Square
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Basket Weave Embossing Folder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Memento Toffee Crunch Ink
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black

Moon Lake Fabulous Birthday

Stampin’ Up has some really wonderful nature scene stamp sets. Some of them are no longer available, but they make lovely masculine cards.

Products Used:

  • Stampin’ Up Moon Lake
  • Simon Says stamp Tiny Words Birthday
  • Copic Markers: E59, E57, E55; E29, E27, E25; E35, E34, E33, E31; BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG02; YG95, YG93; YG00, Y00; YG67, YG17, YG03; W6, W4, W3
  • Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Dark Chocolate Ink
  • Hero Arts Circle Infinity Die
  • Lawn Fawn Sunrise Backdrop Die
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

Noble Deer Happy Birthday

I have a brother-in-law who is really into hunting and this beautiful, but old, stamp set from Stampin’ Up is always a good one to use for the nature lover.

Products Used:

  • Stampin’ Up Noble Deer
  • Altenew Birthday Greetings
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy, Forest Moss, Pine Needles, Broken China, Tumbled Glass
  • My Favorite Things Mod Tag Corner Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Deep Turquoise Cardstock from Stash
  • Kraft Cardstock from Scraps
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock

By the Sea Happy Birthday

I was in need of some guy birthday cards and so I went to my stash of stamps and pulled out images that would work for masculine cards. The first I used was this really old stamp set from Gina K. Designs.

Products Used:

  • Gina K. Designs By the Sea
  • Stampin’ Up Wetlands
  • Simon Says Stamp Best Ever
  • Gina K. Designs Warm Cocoa Ink
  • Distress Oxide: Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Faded jeans, Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo
  • Copic Marker: E77, E74, YR23; E57, E55, E53; E35, E34, E33, E31; B39, B37, B34; B99, B97, B95, B93; B91, B41; C9, C8, C7, C6, C5; C4, C3, C2, C1; Y08
  • Pigma Micron 03 Pen
  • Laromni Brushes
  • Heidi Swapp White Acrylic Paint
  • Stickles Picket Fence, Gold, Turquoise
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Honey Mustard Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Alcohol Ink Peony Dream Birthday Wishes

The Altenew Peony Dream 3-D die is large and makes a beautiful focal image. I love the variations in colors you get when using an alcohol ink background.

Products Used:

  • Pearl Alcohol Inks
  • Altenew Peony Dream 3D Die
  • Altenew Birthday Greetings
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Up Tufted 3D Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Beautiful Bouquet Thanks

Stampin’ Up’s Beautiful Bouquet stamp and die set make a lovely card. It’s a little more time consuming than other stamp sets I’ve used, but I like the results.

Products Used:

  • Stampin’ Up Beautiful Bouquet Stamp and Dies
  • Winnie & Walter Audrey Essentials Die
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Sweet Corn, Passionate Pink, Jelly Bean Green, Fresh Asparagus, Ocean Mist, Powder Blue, Bubblegum Pink, Cherry Red, Wild Lilac
  • Memento Grey Flannel Ink
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Yellow Rhinestones Stash
  • Doodlebug Purple Sprinkles
  • Pearls from Stash
  • Stickles Crystal Drops

Thank You for Your Kindness

Altenew’s Handpicked Bouquet layering stamp make a beautiful card. I stamped it first in light ink and then at the end stamped it again and heat embossed it in gold.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Handpicked Bouquet Stamp
  • Stampin’ Up Wetlands
  • Altenew Inks: Parrot, Olive; Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, Rubellite; Lavender Fields
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • Clear Wink of Stella

Come to Bethlehem Christmas Card

I have always loved the Stampin’ Up’s Come to Bethlehem stamp set.  I have used this stamp set several years ago for our Christmas card using navy ink, but it was difficult to get a solid image.  This time the MISTI made it easy to get a beautiful smooth image, allowing you to stamp it as many time as needed for complete coverage.  Also, VersaMark ink tends to give you better coverage as well.

For this card it was stamped with VersaMark and heat set with Ranger Silver Fine Detail Embossing Powder.  The beautiful sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Big Scripty Holiday Sayings and was stamped and heat set in the same manner for a beautiful card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Stampin Up Come to Bethlehem
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Scripty Holiday Greetings
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangles
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Neena Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs In the Navy 120# Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Rhinestone from stash

Fisherman Birthday Card

This is another card I watercolor painted while I was in Kentucky.  I have always colored this image with Copic Markers in the past, but this time it was stamped on Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper with Distress Antique Linen Ink.  This time it was colored using Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils.  Since this is a detailed image the darker lines of the pencils allowed the lines of the image to be maintained.  I would outline the image with the color desired and then use a Black Velvet #4 Round Watercolor Brush to pull the color out.  This was a more challenging no-line watercoloring project, but I like the way it turned out.  The Inktense Pencils used are listed below.

Once the image was dry it was run through the Big Shot with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangle.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller and added to the back.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink Inside & Out Birthday and was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Kraft Cardstock and the focal image was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Stampin’ Up Angler
  • Papertrey Ink Inside & Out Birthday
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Kraft Cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils: 1530 Felt Green, 1540 Light Olive, 2100 Payne’s Grey, 023 Golden Yello, 0200 Sun Yellow, 1900 Willow, 1700 Mustard, 1910 Red Oxide; 0900 Iris Blue
  • Black Velvet #4 Round Brush
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheets
  • Distress Antique Linen
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black

Stampin’ Up Angler Birthday Card

I have had the Stampin’ Up’s Angler stamp set for years and often used the collage of fishing equipment, but decided to use the image of the fishing boat this time. I created two different cards with the image, each similar but a little different in intensity of the colors used.

The image was stamped on Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper with Distress Antique Linen Ink.  Using a watercolor brush pen Mowed Lawn, Broken China, Pumpice Stone, Candied Apple, Antique Linen, Stormy Sky, and Faded Jeans were used to color the image.

Since this is a small image, it was run through the Big Shot with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangle to size it down a little.  The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Celebrate You and was stamped with Altenew Ocean Waves Ink.  I like how it can be seen, but blends into the color of the water.

I saw a video on YouTube showing how to make your own embossing paste and made several background with stencils that have been sitting around my craft room for quite some time.  I pulled out the one that was made with the Bo Bunny’s Morocco Stencil and like the added interest it gave to the focal image.

To adhere the focal image to the embossed rectangle Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back for dimension and then it was adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  A side folding cardbase was made from some deep teel blue cardstock I had in my stash.  The focal image was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  A little Clear Wink of Stella was added to the boat and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Stampin Up Angler
  • My Favorite Things Celebrate You
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White
  • Bo Bunny Cascade Stickable Stencils Morocco
  • Homemade Embossing Paste
  • Altenew Ocean Waves Ink
  • Distress: Mowed Lawn, Broken China, Pumpice Stone, Candied Apple, Antique Linen, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheets
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Small and Medium Tip Watercolor Brush Pen

This card was created the same way as the one above, but clouds were added to the sky, dark blue cardstock was added to the back of the focal image, and it was adhered to a rectangle of My Minds Eye Wood Designer Paper.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Stampin’ Up Angler
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Gina K. Desgins 80# White Cardstock
  • My Minds Eye Wood 6 x 6 Designer Paper
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Copic Markers: B01, B93, B95 (Water); B00, B000, B0000 (Sky); YR14, YR15 (Shirt); R05, R14 (Shirt); E21 (Skin); B97, B23 (Jeans); B39, B37, B99, B34 (Boat); C1, C00 (Clouds)
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • WPlus9 Gift Card Layers
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheets
  • Small and Medium Tip Watercolor Brush Pen