POWER POPPY TULIPS IN A HOBNAIL PITCHER BIRTHDAY WISH

I watched a video from Splitcoast Stampers entitled Palette Blending.  The image that was used in the video was a printed image from Power Poppy.  After watching the video I went to the Power Poppy website and downloaded several images.  This card uses Tulips in a Hobnail Pitcher.  One thing I really like about digital images is you can size them to whatever you desire.  You want to be sure that you print the image with ink that is compatible with your medium. Since I was going to watercolor the image I printed it with my small HP LaserJet printer on Bristol Smooth Cardstock.

00262I used my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Markers.  This is the first time I used this paper for watercoloring, and I found that it really holds the color of the marker, so the tulip a very vibrant in hue.  The colors used are listed below.  Once the watercolored image was dry I ran it through the Sizzix Big Shot with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  I then stamped the sentiment from Amy R. Great Birthday Greetings in the lower right with Hero Hues Black ink.  To add dimension I added Darice Adhesive White Fun Foam to the back of the image rectangle and then glued it to a top folding A2 card, made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

REFERENCE VIDEO:

PRODUCTS USED

  • Power Poppy Tulips in a Hobnail Pitcher
  • Amy R Great Birthday Greetings
  • Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Markers: 025 Pink; 041 Light Green; 043 Olive Green; 092 Blue Gray; 094 Gray Brown; 031 Cobalt Blue
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

This cute image is from C. C. designs Heidi Among the Flower stamp set.  I prepared some Canson 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper with an anti-static pad and stamped the image with VersaMark Ink.  I then used Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and heat set it with my Marvy Embossing Tool.  Using an anti-static pad ensure that the embossing powder only sticks to the VersaMark Ink and give you a crisp impression.

00248w

I enjoy using watercolor.  I think it is must faster than coloring with Copic Markers, and I like the variation in colors that can be achieve by mixing different colors.  I used Winsor & Newton Lightweight Sketchers’ Box Half Pan Set of 24.  Once the watercolor was dry I die cut the image using Avery Elle Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  I then stamped the sentiment from Avery Elle Cake and Candles Sentiment stamp set with VersaMark Ink and covered it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and heat set it with my embossing tool.  I cut a slightly larger piece of gold glitter cardstock and adhered the two together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue, which give you a little bit of time to  adjust for a perfect, even border.

The cardbase is made with Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”.  I adhered the focal image using Darice White Adhesive Fun Foam and applied it to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was complete.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • C. Designs Heidi Among the Flowers Stamp
  • Avery Elle Cake and Candles Sentiment Stamp
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Gold Glitter Cardstock
  • Avery Elle Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Winsor & Newton Lightweight Sketchers Box Half Pan Set of 24

TIME TO PARTY

This card was made using La-La-Land Crafts Sweetheart Stamp.  It was stamped on 140# Canson Cold Press Watercolor Paper with VersaMark Ink and embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  Whenever you are embossing, be sure and prepared your cardstock with an anti-static tool to remove any oils from the card that would cause the embossing powder to stick to unwanted areas.  Once the embossing powder is melted using a heat gun you are ready to watercolor your image.  I used Winsor & Newton Lightweight Sketchers’ Box Half Pan Set of 24.  I mix my colors to get the right shade.

00247wAfter the watercolored image was dry I die cut it using Spellbinders Rectangle dies.  I created a background with Pink Paislee Pen Pals Correspondent Paper with Avery Elle Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles and applied the focal image with Darice White Adhesive Fun Foam, cut just smaller than the background paper.  Using another pattern from the same paper pack I cut a 1” strip of striped paper.  I small strip of gold glitter cardstock was also cut.  Both were applied to A2 Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock (4 ¼” x 11” scored at 5 ½”) using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The focal image was then adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

A small circle was die cut using MFT Pierced Circle STAX die and stamped with Amy R. Great Birthday Greetings stamp using Memento Paris Dusk Ink and adhered with 3M ½” Foam Tape and the card was done.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • La-La-Land Crafts Sweetheart Stamp
  • Amy R Great Birthday Greetings
  • Pink Paislee Pen Pals Correspondent Paper
  • Gold Glitter Cardstock
  • Avery Elle Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Spellbinders Rectangle Die
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • MFT Pierced Circle STAX
  • Winsor & Newton Lightweight Sketchers’ Box Half Pan Set of 24

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CUPCAKE

This cute image is from the C. C. Designs Cupcake Emma Stamp.  I stamped it on 140# Canson Watercolor Paper with VersaMark Ink and covered it in Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The image was colored with Winsor & Newton Lightweight Sketchers’ Box Half Pan Set of 24.  I mix colors to get just the right shade.

00246wThe sentiment is from Avery Elle Cake & Candles stamp set, it too was embossed with the same embossing powder.  I used Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Rectangles to cut a frame from matching paper that I had in my stash.

The watercolored focal image was cut with Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles and the frame was adhered using 3M ½” Foam Tape, cut to be narrow enough to not be seen.  I cut a piece of Darice Adhesive White Fun Foam to be slightly smaller than the focal image to add dimension.  Then it was adhered with Tombo Mono Multi Glue to a Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½” for a standard A2 cardbase, and the card was done.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Canson 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • C. C. Designs Cupcake Emma Stamp
  • Avery Elle Cake & Candles Sentiment Stamp
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Rectangles Frame
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Winsor & Newton Lightweight Sketchers’ Box Half Pan Set of 24

CELEBRATE YOU BIRTHDAY CARD

Penny Black’s Make a Wish Stamp has so many cute little girls for birthday cards.  I really enjoy make cards with them.  I stamped on of the images on Canson 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper with VersaMark Ink and then heat embossing the image with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, preparing the paper with an embossing buddy to remove any oils from the cardstock, which ensures the embossing powder only sticks to where the image has been stamped.  The image was then colored with Winsor & Newton Lightweight Sketchers’ Box Half Pan Set of 24.

00245
Once the image was dry I die cut it with Spellbinders Square die.  A piece of Gina K. Designs Red Cardstock was cut to be 1/8” larger and then the focal image was adhered using 3M ½” Foam Tape.  The focal image was adhered to a card base is 120# Gina K. Design White Cardstock, cut to 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½” with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The celebrate word die is from Penny Black Doodles die set.  It was cut from the same red cardstock and adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The word you is from the Winnie and Walter The Big, the Bold, and You stamp set, stamped with VersaMark and embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Penny Black Make a Wish Stamp
  • Penny Black Doodles Die
  • Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold, and You Stamp
  • Spellbinder Square Die
  • Avery Elle Double Pierced Square Die (Cut twice to make smaller)
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Winsor & Newton Lightweight Sketchers’ Box Half Pan Set of 24

HAPPY BIRTHDAY – PENNY BLACK MAKE A WISH

I began this card by stamping one of the images from Penny Black Make a Wish on Canson 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper with VersaMark Ink and then heat embossing the image with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  Remember, when working with embossing powder be sure and prepare your paper prior to stamping with an embossing buddy to remove any oils from the cardstock.  This will ensure the embossing powder only sticks to where the image has been stamped.

00244w

I colored the image using Winsor & Newton Lightweight Sketchers’ Box Half Pan Set of 24.  When I am watercoloring I mix my paints so that I have unique colors and get just the look I desire.  Once the watercolored image was dry I cut it into a circle using Spellbinders Circle Die.  To accent the color of the dress and frosting I die cut Spellbinders Small Scallop Circle Die and adhered it to the back of the focal image watercolored piece.

My card base is 120# Gina K. Design White Cardstock, cut to 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”.  I die cut some orange and white chevron paper from Recollections Bright & Basic 6 x 6 Paper Pack with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Stitched Basic Shapes and adhered it with Tombo Mono Multi Glue to the cardbase.  The focal image was adhered to the top of the card front with 3M ½” Foam Tape to add dimension.  The sentiment is from the Penny Black Celebrations Die, cut in both Gold Glitter Cardstock and Green Cardstock.  They were adhered together a little offset so you could see both colors.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Recollections Bright & Basic 6 x 6 Paper
  • Spellbinders Small Circle Die
  • Spellbinders Small Scallop Circle Die
  • Penny Black Big Wish Stamp
  • Penny Black Celebrations Die
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Winsor & Newton Lightweight Sketchers’ Box Half Pan Set of 24

Watercolor Make a Wish

I wanted to create some birthday cards that could be used for the young women in my church.  I color the hair so it matches theirs, and the clothes are colored in their favorite color.  It gives a personal touch and lets them know they are special.

00243w

I began this card by stamping Penny Black Make a Wish on Canson 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper with VersaMark Ink and then heat embossing the image with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  Whenever you are working with embossing powder be sure and prepare your paper prior to stamping with an embossing anti-static tool to remove any oils from the cardstock.  This will ensure the embossing powder only sticks to where the image has been stamped.

I colored the image using Winsor & Newton Watercolor Lightweight Sketchers’ Box Half Pan Set of 24.  Sometimes when I am watercoloring I mix my paints so that I have unique colors and get just the look I desire.  I encourage you to give this a try, it’s a fun creative process.  The sentiment is from the Lawn Fawn Party Animals stamp set.

Once the image was dry I used the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles to cut down the watercolor cardstock.  I then cut a 1/8” larger rectangle from Gold Glitter Cardstock and adhered the watercolor panel using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Because glitter cardstock has a rough texture using good liquid glue ensures that it will stay together.  I die cut a piece of Darice Adhesive Foam and applied it to the back of the glitter cardstock.  The background paper is from DCWV Glitter Basics 6 x 6 Stack of paper, which was adhered with Tombo Mono Multi Glue to a 120# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock cardbase cut to 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Penny Black Make a Wish Stamp
  • Lawn Fawn Party Animals Sentiment Stamp
  • DCWV Glitter Basics 6 x 6 Stack
  • Gold Glitter Cardstock
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Winsor & Newton Lightweight Sketchers’ Box Half Pan Set of 24
  • Darice Adhesive Foam Sheets

Beautiful Bouquet Birthday Mums

This card also used some of the beautiful paper I have in my stash. Today I picked a pink with gold foil polka dots from DCWV Happy Day Stack Paper. You can probably tell by the cards I create that I love the look of flowers. This time I used WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet Mums Stamp.

00194

I stamped the image on Strathmore 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper with VersaMark Ink, treating it with an Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Pad to remove any oils from the paper. I sprinkled Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and heat set it with the Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.

The side fold cardbase was make from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored with the ScorBuddy and the Simon Says Stamp Small Teflon Bone Folder to 4 1/4″. A panel of the patterned paper was cut with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and adhered to the card with Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.

I watercolored the image with Distress Ink.  Because of the color of the paper the ink used were: Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters. Once the image was dry I cut it with the largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles Die. A panel of Paper Accents Gold Mirror cardstock was added behind the focal image to make it pop and all was adhered with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • DCWV Happy Day Stack Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Strathmore 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Paper
  • WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet Mums Stamp
  • Gina K. Designs Birthday Greetings Stamp
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Distress Ink: Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Die
  • Sizzix Big Shot

Garden Blooms

I originally made this card for a color challenge, but didn’t get it completed in time.  I like the bright and colorful flowers.

00161b

For this card I decided to do some no line watercoloring.  I stamped the image on Strathmore 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper with Distress Ink Antique Linen.  I watercolored the flowers with Winsor & Newton Watercolors: Permanent Rose, Olive Green / Permanent Sap Green, Winsor Violet, Winsor Orange/Permanent Rose, wetting the area I wanted to color first with clear water before dropping in the color.

The cardbase is Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut at 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.  I cut a panel of pink Bo Bunny Passion Fruit Stripe Cardstock with the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Die and adhered it to the card base with the Scotch Advanced Tape Glider.

Once the watercolor was dry I ran it through by Big Shot with the Winnie & Walter Audrey Essentials Die scalloped rectangle and applied some Michael Celebrate It pretty pink ribbon for a little added embellishment. For some added dimension I added 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the back of the focal image and applied it to the card base and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Bo Bunny Passion Fruit Stripe Cardstock
  • Strathmore 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Penny Black Garden Blooms Stamp Set
  • Stampendous Agapanthus Thanks Stamp Set
  • Distress Ink Antique Linen
  • Winsor & Newton Watercolor: Permanent Rose, Olive Green / Permanent Sap Green, Winsor Violet, Winsor Orange/Permanent Rose
  • Michaels Celebrate It Ribbon
  • Pretty Pink Posh Enchanted Garden Sequins
  • Winnie & Walter Audrey Essentials Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Die
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Hero Hues Black Ink

A Bouquet of Thanks

 

I love the big, bold flower images that have been coming out from stamp companies lately.  I recently purchased Mama Elephant Organic Blooms and wanted to create a clean and simple card that would showcase the image.  I really like how it turned out.

00160a

I stamped the image on Strathmore 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper with Stazon Jet Black Ink and watercolored it with the following Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: Olive Green 043, Pale Green 045, Deep Violet 084, Lilac 083, Violet 080, Dark Pink 027, Pink 025, Light Carmine 028, Pale Pink 028.

While the watercolor was drying I stamped Gina K. Designs Thank You Border on WorldWin Papers Vellum with Stazon Jet Black Ink and added Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder, heat setting it with my Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.  I fussy cut around the lacy edge of the stamp and set it aside.

I die cut a scalloped circle with the Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Circles frame die from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The watercolor image was die cut with the Sizzix Large Circle die just smaller than the frame and adhered with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  If you remove the backing from the foam tape you can easily bend it to fit around the circle.

The vellum sentiment was wrapped around the frame and adhered to the back with some Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The complete focal image was adhered with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the front of a side fold Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock card base, cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″ and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Mama Elephant Organic Blooms Stamp
  • Gina K. Designs Thank You Border Stamp
  • Stazon Jet Black Ink
  • Altenew Soft Lilac Ink (Inside of Card)
  • Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: Olive Green 043, Pale Green 045, Deep Violet 084, Lilac 083, Violet 080, Dark Pink 027, Pink 025, Light Carmine 028, Pale Pink 028
  • Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Wordwin Papers Translucent Vellum
  • Sizzix Large Circle die
  • Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Circles die
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
  • Sizzix Big Shot