Happy Birthday Wishes (Power Poppy Camellias)

I really like using the digital images from Power Poppy.  They can be printed to any size you desire, and when printed using the Silhouette Cameo you can have it cut around the image, much like using a die.

I made two birthday cards with the Power Poppy Camellias.  My favorite is the one with pink and purple flowers, but the metallic center of the flowers in the second it beautiful as well. Both cards were printed on Canson 90# Watercolor Paper and then watercolored with Winsor & Newton’s Artist Grade Half Pan 24 Watercolor Set.

Both Cards were assembled with an A2 top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Both had a rectangle die cut from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes out of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock.  Both rectangles were embossed using the Cricut Oxford Embossing Folder, which were applied to the cardbase using Darice Adhesive Fun Foam.  Both focal images were applied using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape with sentiment banners made from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock.  But because of the differences in color they each have a unique feel.

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The sentiment used for this card was from Gina K. Designs Birthday Greetings, stamped on Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and Heat Embossed with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder.

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The sentiment from this card is from the Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings stamp set.  The word belated was eliminated from the beginning of the phrase.  The sentiment was stamped on Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and Heat Embossed with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder. The stamen in the flowers were painted using FineTec 630 Arabic-Gold.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • Canson 90# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Power Poppy Camellias Digital Stamp
  • Gina K. Designs Birthday Greetings
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • FineTec Gold Watercolor
  • Winsor & Newton Artists Grade 24 Half Pan Watercolor Set
  • Cricut Oxford Embossing Folder
  • VersaMark Ink

 

With Sympathy (Power Poppy Tulips)

I love this digital image from Power Poppy entitled Tulips in a Hobnail Pitcher.  I can upload it into my Silhouette Cameo and do a print and cut on any paper that I want.  For this card I used Canson 90# Cold Press Watercolor paper.

I wanted the pitcher in the image to appear to be copper.  I recently purchased the FineTec Watercolor Gold set and decided to use the 620 Inka-Gold color.  It is more copper in hue than the photograph depicts, and the metallic shine is truly beautiful.  I painted the tulips and leaves with colors from Winsor & Newton’s Artist Grade 24 Half Pan Watercolor Set.

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I like clean and simple cards, but dimension and interest can be added with embossing folders.  I ran a quarter sheet of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock through the Big Shot with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  Next I ran that panel through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder.  This panel was adhered to a top folded A2 size cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock using a rectangle of Darice Adhesive Foam Sheets cut just smaller than the rectangle.

The sentiment is from the Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings set.  A scrap of yellow/gold paper was used for the sentiment banner and the sentiment was stamped with Hero Hues Black Ink.  To tie in the gold/copper pitcher a slightly wider strip of mirror gold cardstock was adhered to the back of the sentiment with Be Creative Tape and then adhered directly to the embossed panel with the same tape.

The focal image was adhered to the front of the embossed panel using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Recollections Mirror Gold Cardstock
  • Power Poppy Tulips in a Hobnail Pitcher Digital Stamp
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings Stamp Set
  • FineTec Gold Watercolors – 620 Inka-Gold
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder
  • Winsor & Newton Artist Grade 24 Half Pan Set
  • Darice Adhesive Foam Sheets
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Be Creative Tape

STIPPLED BLOOMS WISHING YOU A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY

I like the Stampin’ Up Stippled Blooms, but I like it much better when it is stamped on watercolor paper and the stippled areas are smooth with a brush and some water.  I cut some outlines of the images with my Silhouette Cameo on 90# watercolor paper.  The 140# requires a really deep blade and multiple passes for the cut for a smooth outline, so using a lighter weight paper works better.  I stamped the images with Distress Ink: Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry; Wilted Violet, Dusty Concord; Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint.  Since these are rubber stamps I used my E. K. Success Stamp-a-ma-jig to line them up.

00269A rectangle was cut using Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Frames from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The back rose, purple flowers, and leaves were attached to the panel using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  One rose was attached with one layer of 3M ½” Foam Tape, and the top rose was adhered with two layers of 3M ½” Foam Tape.

The sentiment is from Penny Black Special Thoughts and was stamped with Hero Hues Black Ink.  The stitched rectangle was applied directly to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  To add a little more interest to the card sequins from Pretty Pink Posh Enchanted Garden and Sweetheart Mix were scattered on the front of the card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Stampin’ Up Stippled Blooms
  • Penny Black Special Thoughts
  • Pretty Pink Posh Enchanted Garden and Sweetheart Mix Sequins
  • SSS Bundle of Stitched Frames

POWER POPPY CAMELLIAS HAPPY BIRTHDAY

This is another beautiful digital stamp from Power Poppy entitled Camellias.  I printed it with my small HP LaserJet printer on Bristol Smooth Cardstock since I planned to use my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Markers.  I used a very light grey ink so that it would be more of a no line watercolor look.  I like this cardstock, but the colors are very intense.  I like the blending I get with regular 140# Cold Press Cardstock better, but it is a pretty card.

00264Once the watercolored image was dry I ran it through the Sizzix Big Shot with Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle.  I then cut a strip of Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and stamped the sentiment from My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it using Recollections Snow Embossing Powder.  I then trimmed the piece to just larger than the sentiment, leaving enough for a fishtail ending on the left.  I used some 3M ½” Foam Tape behind the sentiment and adhered it to the focal image panel.  To add dimension I added Darice Adhesive White Fun Foam to the back of the image 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.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Camellias
  • MFT Big Birthday Sentiments
  • Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • SSS Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Recollections Snow Embossing Powder
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Markers: 052 Bright Yellow; 023 Scarlet Red; 020 Red; 022 Carmine Red; 070 Orange; 043 Olive Green; 041 Light Green

POWER POPPY FRENCH LILAC MAKE A WISH

This is another beautiful digital stamp from Power Poppy entitled French Lilac.  They have some beautiful stamps and I really like the look of how this card turned out.  I printed it on some Bristol Smooth Cardstock with my HP LaserJet Printer with light grey ink, this allows for a no line coloring look.  I used my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Markers, colors used are listed below.

00263Once the watercolored image was dry I ran it through the Sizzix Big Shot with Simon Says Stamp Bundles of Stitched Shapes Rectangle.  I then stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts Make a Wish Birthday stamp set with Hero Hues Black.   To add dimension I added Darice Adhesive White Fun Foam to the back of the image 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.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy French Lilac
  • Hero Arts Make a Wish Birthday
  • Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Pens: 084 Deep Violet; 041 Light Green; 043 Olive Green; 036 Light Blue; 020 Red
  • Pretty Pink Posh Seattle Sport Mix; Enchanted Garden Mix

POWER POPPY PEONIES BIRTHDAY WISH

This stamp is another digital image from Power Poppy entitled Peonies.  I love the big, bold blooms of this image.  I printed it on some Bristol Smooth Cardstock with my HP LaserJet Printer since I planned to color it with my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Markers.  I have some peonies in my garden that are a mixture of blue and violet, depending on the pH of the soil, therefore, I decided to blend those two colors together to create this card.  I used my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Markers: 036 Light Blue; 080 Violet; 041 Light Green.

00261Once the watercolored image was dry I ran it through the Sizzix Big Shot with Simon Says Stamp Bundles of Stitched Shapes Rectangle.  I then stamped the sentiment from Amy R. Great Birthday Greetings in the lower left.  To add dimension I added Darice Adhesive White Fun Foam to the back of the image and then glued it to a side folding A2 card, made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PROUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Peonies
  • Amy R Great Birthday Greetings
  • Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • SSS Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Markers: 036 Light Blue; 080 Violet; 041 Light Green

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.

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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.

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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