Bouquet of Thanks Celebration Card

I recently purchased Simon Says Stamp Bouquet of Thanks and decided to watercolor the image.  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 Penny Black’s Sprinkles and Smiles and was stamped and embossed in the same manner.

Winsor & Newton Artist Grade Watercolor pans were used to color the image.  Colors used were: 0210 Cadmium Yellow, 0250 Cadmium Orange, 0320 Scarlet Pink, 1560 Hooker’s 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 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:

  • Simon Says Stamp Bouquet of Thanks
  • 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
  • Pretty Pink Posh Sugar Plum Mix
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Sookwang Be Creative Tape.
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle
  • Winsor & Newton Artist Grade Watercolors: Winsor Violet, Sap Green, Olive Green, Cerulean Blue, Turquoise Light

Flower Bouquet It’s Your Birthday: Treat Yourself

I love stamp sets that have a cluster of three flowers and leaves.  When I saw the new Clearly Besotted Happily Ever After stamp set I knew it would make beautiful cards.

I began by stamping the image on Canson XL 140# Cold Press 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 makes watercoloring so easy since it creates little wells that will keep the watercolor contained into one area as you work.

To color the image I used Winsor & Newton Artist Grade Watercolors in Winsor Yellow, Winsor Orange, Winsor Red, Olive Green, and Permanent Sap Green, applied with a watercolor pen.  Once the watercoloring was dry I added shadows to the petals and leaves with Derwent Inktense Pencils 0210 Cadmium Yellow, 0250 Cadmium Orange, 0320 Scarlet Pink, 1560 Hooker’s Green, Cerulean Blue, Turquoise Light and blended them out with a Dove Blending Pen.

Using the MISTI I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts Birthday Messages with VersaMark Onyx Black Ink and heat set it with the Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  The focal image was then run through the Big Shot with the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle.  Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock was cut 1/8” larger and adhered to the back using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then to the card front with the same glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Clearly Besotted Happily Ever After
  • 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
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle
  • Winsor & Newton Artist Grade Watercolors: Winsor Yellow, Winsor Orange, Winsor Red, Olive Green, and Permanent Sap Green
  • Derwent Inktense Pencils: 0210 Cadmium Yellow, 0250 Cadmium Orange, 0320 Scarlet Pink, 1560 Hooker’s Green, Cerulean Blue, Turquoise Light
  • Dove Blending Pen

Cupcake Trio Finetec Gold M600: It’s Your Day to Celebrate

I liked the way the The FineTec Gold M600 Watercolor Pans looked with a flower arrangement so much that I decided to look through my stamps to see what else had an open design that could be watercolored with this medium and found Whimsy Stamps Cupcake Treat Trio.  I love the sparkle and shine you get with these metallic watercolors, and the gold is beautiful on black cardstock.

I stamped the image on Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and embossed it using Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, heat setting it with my Marvy Embossing Tool.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts Many Birthday Messages and was stamped and embossed in the same manner.

The cupcakes were colored with 660 Sterling Silver for the cupcake liner, 620 Inka Gold for the cake, and 650 Luna Gold for the icing.  Once everything was dry the focal image was run through the Sizzix Big Shot with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  A rectangle of Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock was cut 1/8” larger with a Guillotine paper trimmer and adhered to the back of the focal image with Sookwang Be Creative Tape.  Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the back of the focal image to add dimension.

A side folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was attached using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.  Love the way it turned out, and it could be used as either a masculine or feminine birthday card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black and White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Whimsy Stamps Cupcake Treat Trio
  • Hero Arts Many Birthday Messages
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • FineTec Gold M600 Watercolor Pans
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam

Penny Black Scented Beauty: Sparkle It’s Your Birthday

You can probably determine from the cards I have posted that I love Penny Black flower stamps.  They make beautiful cards and the open images are easy to color.  For this card I selected Scented Beauty and stamped it on Canson XL Watercolor Paper with VersaFine Black Ink and embossed it with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  The raised outlines of the embossing powder make it very easy to control where the watercolor goes.

I made two cards with the stamp, watercoloring them with slightly different reds.  Both were stamped on Canson XL Watercolor Paper with VersaFine Black Ink and embossed it with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder. Tombo Dual Brush Markers were used to color the images.

For this card I only used one marker for each color.  I would add the marker color at the base of each petel where it would be the darkest and then using a Sakura Waterbrush Pen I would pull the color out to the tip of the petal.  For the leaves I added the color to the base of the leaf and the veins pulled the color out with the waterbrush pen.  Quick and simple to do.

The blue background was done by scribbling the blue marker on an acrylic block, adding water to lighten the intensity and carefully adding it to focal image.  The raised surface of the embossed lines helps you to keep the colors from running together.

Once the image was completely dry it was run through the Sizzix Big Shot with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller than the focal image and adhered to the back.  A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment is from Penny Black’s Sprinkles and Smiles and was stamped in the lower left of the card with VersaMark Ink.  It was then embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Embossing Powder and heat set with the Marvy Embossing Tool.

As a final embellishment, Neat & Tangled Raspberry Mix Sequins were scattered around the focal image and adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Desgins 120# White Cardstock
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Penny Black Scented Beauty
  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • VersaFine Black Ink
  • Tombo Markers 249 Hunter Green, 491 Glacier Blue, and 856 Chinese Red
  • Neat & Tangled Raspberry Mix Sequins
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Sizzix Big Shot

For this second card I used a little different hue of red and added the sentiment on a black banner.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Desgins 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Penny Black Scented Beauty
  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • VersaFine Black Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Tombo Markers 177 Dark Jade, 228 Gray Green, 725 Rhodamine Red, 856 Chinese Red, 491 Glacier Blue
  • Sakura Waterbrush Pen
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Sizzix Big Shot
  • Marvy Embossing Tool

 

 

PENNY BLACK FULL OF GLEE: TODAY IS ALL ABOUT CELEBRATING YOU!

For this card I decided to do a more traditional watercoloring of Penny Black’s Full of Glee.  It is amazing how one stamp, used in many different ways, can create beautiful and unique cards for those we love.

It was stamped on Canson XL Water Color Paper with VersaFine Black Ink and then heat embossed with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  I was thinking of my sister Colette when choosing the Tombo Markers for the image.  Her favorite color is blue and so the following colors were used: 515 Light Blue, 555 Ultramarine, 528 Navy Blue, 553 Peacock Blue, 491 Glacier Blue, and 158 Dark Olive.  I watered down the lightest blue for a background color to the image.

The sentiment is from Penny Black’s Sprinkles and Smiles and was stamped in the lower left corner with VersaFine Black Ink and heat embossed with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.

When everything was complete dry I ran it through the Sizzix Big Shot with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller than the focal image and adhered to the back.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs Black Cardstock.  The focal image was adhered to the front using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  A few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh Seattle Mix and Doodlebug Designs Swimming Pool were adhered to the front of the card with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

I love the look of the white focal image on the black cardbase.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Desgins 120# Black Cardstock
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Penny Black Full of Glee
  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • VersaFine Black Ink
  • Tombo Markers 515 Light Blue, 555 Ultramarine, 528 Navy Blue, 553 Peacock Blue, 491 Glacier Blue, and 158 Dark Olive
  • Pretty Pink Posh Seattle Mix Sequins
  • Doodlebug Designs Swimming Pool and Blue Jeans Sequins
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Sizzix Bit Shot
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles

Penny Black Full of Glee: Watercolor Pearl Color Celebrate You

I loved the look of the FineTec Gold M600 Color Watercolor Pans on this image so much that I decided to create it again using Gansai Tambi Pearl Color Watercolor Pans.

My youngest sister’s birthday was coming up and her favorite color is blue and so I stamped the image on Gina K. Designs 120# In the Navy Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I pulled out the Gansai Tambi Pearl Colors Watercolor Pans and used the 734 Pearl Pink, 762 Pearl Cobalt Blue, and 751 Pearl May Green pans to color the image.  It turned out beautiful.

I used the second largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles to die cut the image.  To accentuate the gold embossing Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock was cut 1/8” larger and both were adhered together using Sookwang Be Creative Tape.  I find this tape works best when working on the slick surface of mirror cardstock.

Neat & Tangled Celebrate was die cut with the mirror cardstock and an additional two times with scrapes of navy cardstock.  All were adhered together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The secondary sentiment from Winnie & Walter the Big, the Bold, and You stamp set was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The “celebrate” die cut was adhered just above with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  As a final embellishment Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins were adhered to the card front with the same glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Desgins 120# Navy
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Penny Black Full of Glee
  • Winnie & Walter the Big, the Bold and You
  • Neat & Tangled Celebrate
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Gansai Tambi Pearl Colors Watercolor Pans: 734 Pearl Pink, 762 Pearl Cobalt Blue, and 751 Pearl May Green
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Sookwang Be Creative Tape
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam

PENNY BLACK FULL OF GLEE: FINETEC GOLD M600 WATERCOLOR HAPPY EVERYTHING

I recently watched Amy Rysavy color Simon Says Stamp’s Bouquet of Thanks with metallic, pearl watercolors.  I hadn’t yet receive that stamp set and so I looked through the ones I had and thought that Penny Black’s Full of Glee could be used in a similar manner to create a beautiful, shimmery card.  I love the way it turned out, so beautiful on black cardstock.

I stamped the image from Penny Black’s Full of Glee on Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  Then it was painted using FineTec Gold M600 Watercolor Pans.  I think I used nearly every color available in the set, except Inka Gold.

Once it was complete dry I ran it through the Sizzix Big Shot with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  A rectangled of Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock was cut 1/8” larger than the die cut focal image and adhered to the back with Zookwang Be Creative Tape.  A rectangle was die cut with the same Simon Says Stamp Rectangle out of Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheets and adhered to the back of the panel.

The sentiment is from Penny Black’s Awesome dies and was cut with the same Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.  It was cut agaoin from the same Darice Sticky Back Foam, but in hindsight I think it would have been better to cut it from black cardstock multiple times since you can see the white fun foam backing on the black.  The two dies cuts were adhered together and then Tombo Mono Multi Glue was added to the back to adhered the sentiment to the focal image.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  As a finishing embellishment, Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins were scattered on the card front and adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Desgins 120# Black Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Penny Black Full of Glee
  • Penny Black Awesome Die
  • FineTec Gold M600 Watercolor Pans
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Zookwang Be Creative Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

 

Penny Black Full of Glee: Happy Birthday

PENNY BLACK FULL OF GLEE: HAPPY BIRTHDAY

I recently purchased Penny Black’s Full of Glee.  This is a beautiful open stamp that is perfect for coloring with any medium.  For this card I chose to watercolor it using Tombo Markers.

I stamped the image on Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper with VersaFine Black Ink and heat embossed it with Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder.  Tombo Markers 098 Avocado, 076 Green Ochre, 905 Red, 946 Gold Ochre, 925 Scarlet, 993 Chrome Orange, and 025 Light Orange were used to color the image.

Once the image was completely dry it was run through the Sizzix Big Shot with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectange and then Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller and adhered to the back.

The sentiment was stamped on a scrap of Ivory Vellum with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The Vellum strip was then adhered to the back of the focal image with Scotch Tape.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock and the focal image was then adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Pretty Pink Posh Tangerine and Marigold and Doodlebug Designs Tangerine Sequins were scatted on the card front and adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory
  • Penny Black Full of Glee
  • Hot Off the Press Birthday Greetings
  • Ivory Vellum from Stash
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • VersaFine Black Ink
  • Tombo Markers 098 Avocado, 076 Green Ochre, 905 Red, 946 Gold Ochre, 925 Scarlet, 993 Chrome Orange, and 025 Light Orange
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Pretty Pink Posh Tangerine and Marigold Sequins
  • Doodlebug Desgins Tangerine Sequins

Penny Black First Waltz: Bring on the Happy

This is the second card using Penny Black’s First Waltz stamp.  I love the way different colors can create a completely different feel to a card.  Pink has always been one of my favorite colors.

The Tombo Markers used were 725 Rhodamine Red, 755 Rubine Red, 177 Dark Jade, and 098 Avocado.  Ranger Distress Ink Broken China was used for the background wash.

The sentiment was stamped on a scrap of Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and adhered to the front of the card with 3M ½” Foam Tape.  Pretty Pink Posh Sweetheart Mix Sequins were scattered on the front and adhered using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black
  • Penny Black First Waltz
  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Tombo Markers 725 Rhodamine Red, 755 Rubine Red, 177 Dark Jade, and 098 Avocado
  • Pretty Pink Posh Sweetheart Mix Sequins

Penny Black Peony Happy Birthday Watercolor

I love the beautiful watercolor flowers you get when using Penny Black’s Peony Flowers.  The easiest way to use this type of stamp is with the MISTI, which allows you to stamp multiple to achieve different intensity of colors that add dimension to the image. I have achieved my best results by coloring the image with Tombo Dual Brush Makers and spritzing them with water.  Allow the first stamping to air dry or dry it using your heat gun before proceeding with adding another layer.  You can stamp the as many times as you feel gives you the best result. I usually stamp the last layer without spritzing it with water to define the petals.  For this card I used the following markers: 158 Dark Olive, 969 Chocolate, 873 Coral, and 905 Red.

Once the image was completely dry I used Distress Ink Shabby Shutters to add color to the background.  After allowing it to dry again it was die cut it using the Sizzix Big Shot and Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller and adhered to the back of the focal image.

The sentiment is from Hot Off the Press Birthday Greetings and stamped with VersaMark Ink on some ivory vellum I had in my stash.  It was then embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and then cut to size, allowing about ¾” to wrap around the back of the card.  I tape the vellum to the back of the focal image panel with scotch tape.  This secures the vellum in place without needing any additional adhesive.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock and the focal image was adhered with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  A final embellishment was adding a few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh Tangerine and Doodlebug Designs Tangerine, and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory
  • Penny Black Peony Flowers
  • Hot Off the Press Birthday Greetings
  • Ivory Vellum from Stash
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Distress Ink Shabby Shutters
  • Tombo Markers 158 Dark Olive, 969 Chocolate, 873 Coral, and 905 Red
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Pretty Pink Posh Tangerine Sequins
  • Doodlebug Designs Tangerine Sequins
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles