Cupcake Trio Birthday Card with Ganzai Pearl Colors

I really like the Whimsy Stamp Cupcake Trio, it makes a great masculine card.  I recently purchased the Ganzai Pearl Watercolors and wanted to try them out on this card.  I really like the bright and pretty colors they give to a card.  The frosting was painted with Finetec M600 gold watercolors.

I stamped the image with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The cupcakes were then colored with the blue, green, and yellow colors for the Gansai set.  After the image was dry it was die cut with a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back.  To add visual interest another rectangle was cut from blue cardstock with a larger wonky rectangle and the focal image panel was adhered to the front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The sentiment is from Penny Black Doodles Thin Die and was cut from Paper Accents Gold Metallic Cardstock and adhered to the card front with the same glue.

A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was adhered to the front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Whimsy Stamps Cupcake Trio
  • Ganzai Tambi Pearl Colors
  • Finetec M600
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles
  • Penny Black Doodles Thin Die
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Maturing is Optional Birthday Card

I loved the sentiment from this Art Impressions front and back stamp set called Maturing.  I have a few friends that the sentiment makes a fitting birthday card.  What I really liked about the set was that it had an inside and outside image, so I decided to make is a spinner card.

I stamped both images with VersaMark Ink on Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper and heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  (If I were to do it again I would stamp it with VersaFine Onyx Black and heat emboss it with clear embossing powder.)  The images were colored with Winsor and Newton Professional Watercolor (listed below).

I found some watercolor looking paper in the Momenta Carton Cardstock 12 x 12 Paper Pad and die cut it using the largest Memory Box Stitched Rectangle so that it would cover the entire front of an A2 top folding cardbase, made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

Prior to adhering to the cardbase the focal images were cut with a My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX.  A strip of Sookwang Be Creative Tape was added to the middle of the circle and a string of South Bend Monofilament Line was used to create the spinner.  Once the string was in place Tombo Mono Multi Glue was added to the rest of the circles and the two were adhered together.  A Spellbinder Classic Circle Large was used to die cut a circle from the cardbase and the yellow background paper.  The focal image circle was placed where it needed on the white cardbase and the two ends of the strings were adhered in place with more Be Creative Tape.  Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive was added to the back of the yellow rectangle and it was adhered over the string onto the front of the cardbase.

The sentiment was stamped using Hero Hues India Ink Black and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Art Impressions Maturing
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Momenta Carton Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • South Bend Monofilament Line
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX
  • Spellbinders Classic Circle Large
  • Winsor and Newton Watercolors: Prof. Aureoline, Cotman Cadmium Yellow, Prof. Cadmium Red; Cotman Alizarin Crimson; Prof. Cobalt Blue, Cotman Ultramarine, Viridian, Perm Sap Green, Yellow Ochre, Prof. Rose Madder, Chinese White, Ivory Black, Burnt Umber, Prof. Ultra Marine Violet
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black

 

Cheer Girlfriend Birthday Card

I really like Art Impressions birthday stamps.  They make fun stamps for the aging older generation, as my grandchildren would call us.  And as we get older it’s nice to have a few good friends cheering us on.

This time I stamped the image on Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I pulled out some Daniel Smith watercolor dots I had received from a Simon Says Stamp kit of the month which included Sap Green, Quinacridone Red, Quinacridone Gold, and Ultra Marine Blue.  I also pulled out some of my Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolors and used Burnt Umber, Raw Umber, Raw Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Permanent Rose, Chines White, Prussian Blue, Ivory Black, and Payne’s Grey.

Once the watercolor was complete dry the sentiment was stamped using Hero Hues India Ink Black and the focal image was die cut using a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX.  Some royal blue cardstock was pulled from my stash and cut 1/8″ larger than the focal image and adhered to the back with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut with the same rectangle die and added to the back of the focal image.  An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Art Impressions Cheer Girlfriends
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Daniel Smith Watercolors: Sap Green, Quinacridone Red, Qinacridone Gold, Ultra Marine Blue
  • Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolors: Burnt Umber, Raw Umber, Raw Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Prem. Rose, Chinese White, Prussian Blue, Ivory Black, Payne’s Grey

Pop Pop Poppy Birthday Card

I love Penny Black’s watercolor look flower stamps.  They make lovely cards when you use Tombo Markers and Water.  It works best with a MISTI so that you can stamp the image multiple times.  The markers were used directly to the darker areas of of the image.

Once the image was stamped it was die cut using a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX.  Dark teal cardstock was pulled from my stash and cut to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″.  The watercolor panel was adhered using Sookwang Be Creative Tape.

The sentiment from My Favorite Things Celebrate You was stamped on vellum and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder and was wrapped around the focal image and then adhered to the front of an A2 top folding cardbase using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCT USED:

  • Penny Black Pop Pop Poppy Stamp
  • My Favorite Things Celebrate You Stamp
  • WorldWin Translucent Vellum
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Turquoise Cardstock from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • Darice Sticky Foam Sheet
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Tombo Markers 373, 443, 451, 452, 158, 177

Festive Frames with Pearlescent Colors

I love the beautiful stamp from Gina K. Designs called Festive Frames.  It makes a beautiful Christmas card.  I decided to try making a couple using Finetec Pearlescent Colours and Finetec M600.  They turned out beautifully.  I love the sentiment from Penny Black Yuletide Wishes, which enhances the card design.

  • Gina K. Designs Festive Frames
  • Penny Black Yuletide Wishes
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Finetec M600: Moon Gold, Inka Gold, Gold Pearl, Inka Gold/Gansai Tambi Pearl Color May Green
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX 2nd Largest
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock

  • Gina K. Designs Festive Frames
  • Penny Black Yuletide Wishes
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Finetec M600: Moon Gold, Inka Gold, Gold Pearl, Inka Gold/Gansai Tambi Pearl Color May Green
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX 2nd Largest
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock

Rose Bouquet Happy Birthday to You

I love pretty rose stamps and this new one from Clearly Besotted entitle Thanks A Bunch is one of my favorites.

I stamped it on Canson XL Cold Press 140# Watercolor Paper with VersaMark Onyx Black Ink and then heat embossed it with the Marvy Embossing Heat Tool and Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  For this card I used ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers 022 Carmine Red, 024 Wine Red, 026 Light Pink, 043 Light Olive, and 036 Light Blue to color the image.

The watercolored panel was then die cut using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  A slightly larger rectangle was cut with a guillotine paper cutter out of Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock 1/8” larger than the focal image and adhered to the back of the watercolored panel with Sookwang Be Creative Tape.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut with the same Stitched Rectangle die and adhered to the back of the black cardstock.

The sentiment is from Gina K. Designs Grand Greetings and was stamped with VersaMark Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed with the Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image panel was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  As a final embellishment Pretty Pink Posh Watermelon and Doodlebug Designs Cupcake Sequins were adhered around the image using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Clearly Besotted Thanks a Bunch
  • Gina K. Designs Grand Greetings
  • Canson XL Cold Press 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • VersaMark Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Pretty Pink Posh Watermelon and Doodlebug Designs Cupcake Sequins
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 022 Carmine Red, 024 Wine Red, 026 Light Pink, 043 Light Olive, and 036 Light Blue

Make a Wish Flowers Bring on the Happy Card

This is another flower image recently release from Clearly Besotted entitled Make a Wish.  I wish when they provide details about the stamps that they would tell you what kind of flower it is.  To be it looks like a cherry, apricot, or other type of fruit blossom.  I stamped it on Canson XL Cold Press 140# Watercolor Paper with VersaMark Onyx Black Ink and then heat embossed it with the Marvy Embossing Heat Tool and Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  This is my favorite way to watercolor.  The embossed edges help control the watercolor and keep the image crisp and detailed.

I used Winsor & Newton Artist Grade Watercolor Pans in Permanent Rose, Chinese White, and Olive Green.  I added the white to the rose color so that it would be a pastel pink.  After the image was completely dry Derwent Inktense Pencils 0520 Carmine Pink and 1560 Fern Green were used to add shadows to the center of the petals and blended out with a Dove Blending Pen.

The watercolored panel was then die cut using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  A slightly larger rectangle was cut with a guillotine paper cutter out of Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and adhered to the back of the watercolored panel with Sookwang Be Creative Tape.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image panel was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  As a final embellishment Neat and Tangled Pink Lemonade, Doodlebug Cupcake, and Pretty Pink Post Sugar Plum Mix Sequins were adhered around the image using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Clearly Besotted Make a Wish Stamp
  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles Stamp
  • Canson XL Cold Press 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • VersaMark Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
  • Neat and Tangled Pink Lemonade, Doodlebug Cupcake, and Pretty Pink Post Sugar Plum Mix Sequins
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle
  • Winsor & Newton Artist Grade Watercolors: Permanent Rose, Chinese White, Olive Green
  • Derwent Inktense Pencils: 0520 Carmine Pink and 1560 Fern
  • Dove Blending Pen

Peony Wishes Birthday Card

I recently saw the Gina K. Designs Peony Wishes stamp set and immediately went and purchased it.  It recently arrived and I decided to watercolor the image on Canson XL Cold Press 140# Watercolor Paper.  It was stamped with VersaMark Onyx Black In, and heat embossed with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder using the Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.

Winsor & Newton Artist Grade Watercolor Pans in Chinese White, Permanent Rose, Alizarin Crimson, Winsor Red, Winsor Violet, and Winsor Orange were used to color the image.  Once it was dry Derwent Inktense Pencils 500 Chili Red, 520 Carmine Pink, 740 Mauve, 1510 Beech Green were used to add shadows to the image and blended out with a Dove Blending Pen.

The watercolored panel was then die cut using the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle.  A slightly larger rectangle was cut with a guillotine paper cutter out of Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and adhered to the back of the watercolored panel with Sookwang Be Creative Tape.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts Birthday Messages and was stamped with VersaMark Ink on a scrap of black cardstock and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.  It was adhered to the bottom of the focal image using 3M ½” Foam Tape.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image panel was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  As a final embellishment Pretty Pink Posh Sugar Plum Mix and Sweetheart Mix, and Neat & Tangled Pink Lemonade were adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Peony Wishes
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Canson XL Cold Press 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • VersaMark Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
  • Pretty Pink Posh Sugar Plum Mix and Sweetheart Mix, and Neat & Tangled Pink Lemonade
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle
  • Winsor & Newton Artist Grade Watercolors: Chinese White, Permanent Rose, Alizarin Crimson, Winsor Red, Winsor Violet, and Winsor Orange
  • Derwent Inktense Pencils: 500 Chili Red, 520 Carmine Pink, 740 Mauve, 1510 Beech Green
  • Dove Blending Pen

Blooming Bouquet Bring on the Happy

really like the image from Altenew’s Blooming Bouquet and decided to watercolor it on Canson XL Cold Press 140# Watercolor Paper.  It was stamped with VersaMark Onyx Black In, and heat embossed with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder using the Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.

Winsor & Newton Artist Grade Watercolor Winsor Yellow, Aureolin, Permanent Rose, Chinese White, Winsor Violet, Olive Green, Permanent Sap Green, Viridian, Cerulean Blue, Turquoise Light were used to color the image.  Once it was completely dry Derwent Inktense Pencils 210 Cadmium Yellow, 510 Cherry, 520 Carmine Pink, 760 Deep Violet, 1330 Vivid Green, 1560 Fern using a Dove Blending Pen.

The watercolored panel was then die cut using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  A slightly larger rectangle was cut with a guillotine paper cutter out of Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and adhered to the back of the watercolored panel with Sookwang Be Creative Tape.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image panel was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  As a final embellishment Pretty Pink Posh Sugar Plum Mix Sequins were adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Blooming Bouquet
  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles
  • Canson XL Cold Press 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • VersaMark Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle
  • Winsor & Newton Artist Grade Watercolors: Winsor Yellow, Aureolin, Permanent Rose, Chinese White, Winsor Violet, Olive Green, Permanent Sap Green, Viridian, Cerulean Blue, Turquoise Light
  • Derwent Inktense Pencils: 210 Cadmium Yellow, 510 Cherry, 520 Carmine Pink, 760 Deep Violet, 1330 Vivid Green, 1560 Fern
  • Dove Blending Pen

Clearly Besotted On Your Day Happy Birthday

This is another new flower stamp from Clearly Besotted entitled On Your Day.  I stamped it on Canson XL Cold Press 140# Watercolor Paper with VersaMark Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed it with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts Birthday Messages and was stamped and embossed in the same manner.

Winsor & Newton Artist Grade Watercolor pans were used to color the image.  Colors used were: Winsor Violet, Sap Green, Olive Green, Cerulean Blue, Turquoise Light.  I let everything thoroughly dry and then added some shadows with a fine detail watercolor brush.

The watercolored panel was then die cut using the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle.  A slightly larger rectangle was cut with a guillotine paper cutter out of Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and adhered to the back of the watercolored panel with Sookwang Be Creative Tape.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image panel was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  As a final embellishment Pretty Pink Posh Sugar Plum Mix Sequins were adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Clearly Besotted On Your Day
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Canson XL Cold Press 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • VersaMark Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
  • Pretty Pink Posh Sugar Plum Mix
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle
  • Winsor & Newton Artist Grade Watercolors: Winsor Violet, Sap Green, Olive Green, Cerulean Blue, Turquoise Light