Hero Arts Artistic Dahlia Happy Birthday

This flower from Hero Arts is really unique.  It comes with the stamp and die, but there are multiple layers to the die which gives added dimension to the image.  I stamped the image four times with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them all with Copic Markers: R08, R05, R22; YG97, YG95, YG93.  Next I used the dies to cut different portions of the flower and layered them together using foam squares.  This adds a lot of dimension to the image and it really pops from the page.

To assemble the card I created a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot using the Cuttlebug Charles Embossing Folder.  I really like the look of the dotted chevron in this folder.  I die cut a white frame using My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Frame from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and cut a rectangle just larger than the opening from the same cardstock.  It was here that the sentiment from Technique Tuesday Cosmos was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  Strips of 3M ½” Foam Tape were cut in half and added to the back of the frame.  The sentiment rectangle was adhered to the back of the frame.  It was then adhered to the front of the cardbase with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the flower image, only to the areas that were unobstructed by the frame, and then adhered to the lower left corner of the card front.  I really like the crisp, clean look to this card.

PRODUCT USED:

  • Hero Arts Artistic Dahlia Stamp and Die
  • Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Technique Tuesday Cosmos Sentiment Stamp
  • Copic Markers: R08, R05, R22; YG97, YG95, YG93
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Cuttlebug Charles Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Frame

Studio Katia Blooming Trio Birthday

When I saw the new Studio Katia Blooming Trip Stamp I knew that it was one that I wanted.  It isn’t a big cluster of flowers, but with the draping leaves it is lovely.

I stamped the flower bouquet with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and cut it out using the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.  As long as you don’t use too thick of paper the silhouette does a beautiful job of cutting around an image.

I colored the image with Copic Markers: RV29, R27, R17; R08, R05, R22; R22, Y08; YG97, YG95, YG93; BG0000.  Love the pretty olive green that is achieved with the yellow green inks.  The focal image was placed on Darice Sticky Back Foam and was traced, fussy cut, and adhered to the back.

A rectangle of the Neena Solar White Cardstock was cut using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle and then run through the Big Shot using the Darice Quatrefoil Embossing Folder.  Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock was cut 1/8” larger than the die embossed rectangle and adhered to the back with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  A scrap of black cardstock was used to stamp the sentiment from Mama Elephant Make a Wish Sentiment Stamp with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  3M ½” Foam tape was added to the back and the sentiment was adhered to the lower third of the card front.  The focal image was adhered with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USE

  • Studio Katia Blooming Trio Stamp
  • Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Mama Elephant Make a Wish Sentiment Stamp
  • Copic Markers: RV29, R27, R17; R08, R05, R22; R22, Y08; YG97, YG95, YG93; BG0000
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Darice Quatrefoil Embossing Folder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Kokuyo Dotliner AdhesiveD:

 

Fly High on Your Birthday

I really like this Hot Air Balloon from Birdcards.com.  It’s hard to find her images any more,  OI guess she got a lot of flack from people because she was giving away her designs without charging for them.  It’s too back that people can be like that, because it is discouraging when you are trying to do something nice.

Anyway, I printed this image on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar While Cardstock and die cut around it with my PIXScan and the Silhouette Cameo.  I found this great paper in the Momenta Cardstock Carton 12 x 12 Paper Pack that looked like watercolored sky.  I used a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die to cut a panel of the blue cardstock.  I die cut some stitched clouds from the Avery Elle Pierced Clouds Die and scattered them on the card front to determine where I wanted to place the sentiment.

I didn’t have a sentiment that would go along with the theme of the card and so I created my own using the Yellow Daisy Font for “Fly High” ad Bangle Thin Font for the secondary sentiment and ran it through my HP laser printer.  A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the blue sky rectangle and sentiment was adhered to the front with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

The clouds were adhered directly to the blue sky paper with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and 3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the hot air balloon, which was then adhered to the card front and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pinterest Digital Stamp Pin 473229873336007379
  • HP Laser Printer
  • Copic Markers: V09, V06, V05, V04; RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10; E57, E53; BG000
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Momenta Cardstock Carton 12 x 12 Paper Pad
  • Avery Elle Pierced Clouds Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Yellow Daisy Font
  • Bangle Thin Font

Three Scoops Birthday I and II

I made two cards from this Pinterest Digital Stamp from Bridscards.com.  It was printed with a Laser Printer, die cut with the Silhouette Cameo and the PIXScan Mat and colored with Copic Markers E59, E27, E57; RV11, RV02, RV10; G00, BG11, G000; R29, R27; E37, E33.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  A small rectangle of pink and silver foil cardstock from Momenta Cardstock Carton 12 x 12 Paper Pack was die cut using the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle.  Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream is one of my grand-daughter’s favorites, so dots of chocolate chips were added to the mint ice cream.  I made an error coloring the image with Copic Markers: E59, E27, E57; RV11, RV02, RV10; G00, BG11, G000; R29, R27; E37, E33, so it was printed a second time and the ice cream was fussy cut from the cone and 3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back for dimension

The sentiment was stamped with Lawn Distress Oxide Ink to the bottom of the card front and then it was dry embossed using the Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder.

A very simple card to make.

PRODUCT USED:

  • HP Laser Printer
  • My Favorite Things Twice the Wishes Sentiment Stamp
  • Copic Markers: E59, E27, E57; RV11, RV02, RV10; G00, BG11, G000; R29, R27; E37, E33
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Momenta Cardstock Carton 12 x 12 Paper
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio Ink / Worn Lipstick

Treat Yourself Birthday Card

I had this cute striped yellow paper from the Doodlebug Kraft in Color 6 x 6 Paper Pack and thought it would be a great background for this cupcake digital image from Pinterest Pin (473229863336006278).  Purple is opposite yellow on the color chart and so I decided to use it as the accent color for the flowers and candle.  The patterned paper was die cut using a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle.

I printed the image with my HP Laser Printer onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then die cut around it with the PIXScan Matt and the Silhouette Cameo.   I decided to use Gina K. Designs Wild Lilac Ink to stamp the sentiment from Hero Arts Birthday Message, but I didn’t use the MISTI and didn’t get a clean impression.  I was pretty bummed because other yellow patterned paper I had on hand just wasn’t looking as good.  What I finally decided to do was to take some plain yellow cardstock from the Recollections Essentials 6 x 6 Paper Pad and stamp the sentiment onto it, this time using the MISTI.  I then fussy cut around the sentiment and adhered it directly below the cupcake.

I colored the image with Copic Markers E59, E27, E57; V09, V06, V04, V25; Y38; Y08, Y23, Y21.  3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back for dimension.  The wonky rectangle with the focal image was adhered to the top of an A2 top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pinterest Digital Stamp Pin 473229863336006278
  • HP Laser Printer
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Copic Markers: E59, E27, E57; V09, V06, V04, V25; Y38; Y08, Y23, Y21
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Recollections Essentials 6 x 6 Paper Pad
  • Doodlebug Designs Kraft in Color 6 x 6 Paper Pad
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs Wild Lilac Ink

Balloon Bouquet Birthday

I found a 12 x 12 paper pack at Michael’s called Momenta Cardstock Carton that had great watercolor looking paper.  This blue paper was perfect for sky and so I decided to use it for the background for a digital balloon stamp.  A rectangle was cut from the paper using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle. Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller and adhered to the back and then the watercolor paper was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

I printed the image on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using an HP Laser Printer and cut out an outline around the image with the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.

I decided to color the image with rainbow colored Copic Markers: R29, R27, R17; R85, R83; B04, B02, B01; B95, B93, B91; V25, V22, V20; YG03, YG01, YG61; YR00, Y23, Y21, Y11; G000, G00.  The image was traced on a scrap of Darice Sticky Back Foam, fussy cut, and adhered to the back of the image and then adhered to the card front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment is from Paper Smooches Scripty Sayings and was stamped with Distress Oxide Salty Ocean at the bottom of the card front.  A very clean and simple card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pinterest Digi Stamp Pin 562035228474770857 from the Stamping Boutique.com
  • HP Laser Printer
  • Paper Smooches Scripty Sayings Stamp
  • Copic Markers: R29, R27, R17; R85, R83; B04, B02, B01; B95, B93, B91; V25, V22, V20; YG03, YG01, YG61; YR00, Y23, Y21, Y11; G000, G00
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Momenta Cardstock Carton 12 x 12 Paper Pad
  • Distress Oxide Salty Ocean

Daisy Background Birthday Card

When I printed this Pinterest digital image on Neena Classic Crest Cardstock  the resolution was very good, but I decided to see what I could do with it to make it look okay.

One thing I decided to do was the color the background a light blue, this helped even out the pixilation.

Next I decided to color the flowers in a rainbow of different Copic Marker colors (YR12, YR14, YR16, YR68, R17; YR38, YR15, YR18; Y17, Y08, Y02; Y08, Y02, Y11; RV06, RV04, RV02; R14, RV13, RV11; R20, R22, R20; R08, R05, R02; R39, E37, R27; YG67, YG17, YG03; BG000, BG0000).

Next I cut down the image so it was smaller using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die.

A black rectangle 1/8” larger than the die cut image was adhered to the back of the focal image with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

The last thing was to have a sentiment that took a little more real-estate on the card.  I used a sentiment from My Favorite Things Celebrate You, Stamped it on Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  Adding dimension to the sentiment by adding 3M ½” Foam Tape to the back.

Everything was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pinterest Digi Stamp Flower Background
  • HP Laser Printer
  • My Favorite Things Celebrate You
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle
  • Copic Markers: YR12, YR14, YR16, YR68, R17; YR38, YR15, YR18; Y17, Y08, Y02; Y08, Y02, Y11; RV06, RV04, RV02; R14, RV13, RV11; R20, R22, R20; R08, R05, R02; R39, E37, R27; YG67, YG17, YG03; BG000, BG0000

 

California Poppy Happy Birthday I and II

When I found these digital poppy corners I wasn’t sure if I was going to use both or one on a card.  As you can see I decided to use only one and made two separate cards.  The different colored matting gives a different feel to each of the cards.

There are many different colors for poppies, but my favorite is the orange red, with the deep black center.  That is how I colored these poppies with Copic Markers: YG97, YG95, YG93; YR18, YR16, YR12.  I printed them with my HP Laser Printer on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then cut out the outline using the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.

The poppy flowers were laid on some Darice Sticky Back Foam and traced, fussy cut, and adhered to the back of the image for dimension.  A rectangle of the Classic Crest Cardstock was cut using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle and the flowers were placed in the corner to determine where to stamp the sentiment.  I wanted to use large sentiments for the cards so I used “happy birthday” from Mama Elephant Birthday Wishes for one, and “happy birthday to you” from My Favorite Things Handwritten Happiness.  Both were stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black using the MISTI.

Black and orange rectangles were added to the back of the focal images that 1/8” larger than the stitched rectangle.  The two were adhered together using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  Each panel was adhered to a top folding A2 Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the flower focal image was adhered to the front using the same glue.

A Sakura White Gel Pen was added to the center of one of the flower arrangement and the card was done.

CARD ONE PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pinterest Pin 473229873336066271
  • HP Laser Printer
  • My Favorite Things Handwritten Happiness
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Recollection Essentials 6 x 6
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Copic Markers: YG97, YG95, YG93; YR18, YR16, YR12

CARD TWO PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pinterest Pin 473229873336066271
  • HP Laser Printer
  • Mama Elephant Birthday Wishes
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Copic Markers: YG97, YG95, YG93; YR18, YR16, YR12

 

Countryside Bouquet Happy Birthday

This is another Power Poppy Digital Stamp called Countryside Bouquet that I recently purchased.  It was printed on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using an HP Laser Printer and then the outline cut using the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.

In the Doodlebug Kraft in Color 6 x 6 Paper Pad I found this yellow paper with little white flower on it and decided to use it as a background for this image.  It was die cut using the WPlus9 Gift Card Layers Rectangle, which cut a rectangle exactly the size of an A2 top folding cardbase.  It was adhered to the cardbase using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

The Copic Markers used pulled the pretty spring lemon yellow into the flower arrangement.  Copic Markers used were: YG95, YG91, G94, G21, G46, G17; YG01, YG03, YG17, YG67; B24, B23; Y08, Y02; R85, R83, R81; V15, V12; BG0000.  The flower arrangement was scanned and cutout using the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.  It was placed on some Darice Fun Foam, traced with a pencil, fussy cut, and the foam adhered to the back of the image.

A rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock was cut using the Winnie & Walter Audrey Essentials Scalloped Rectangle Die and adhered to the yellow card front with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

The flower arrangement was placed on the card front to determine where to stamp the sentiment from Hero Arts Messages with a Flourish in Hero Hues India Ink Black.  The focal image was adhered above the sentiment with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Countryside Bouquet Digital Stamp
  • HP Laser Printer
  • Hero Arts Messages with a Flourish
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Doodlebug Kraft in Color 6 x 6 Paper Pad
  • Copic Markers:
  • Winnie & Walter Audrey Essentials Die
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue

Rose & Chamomile Birthday Card

Frame dies are a beautiful way to set off a focal image on a card and make it pop from the page.

I began by printing the Power Poppy Rose & Chamomile Digital Stamp on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then using the PIXScan mat ran it through the Silhouette Cameo to die cut around the image.

I knew that I wanted the flower arrangement to have pink and purple, with hints of yellow and so I when through my stash of patterned paper and found this pretty pink cardstock from Doodlebug Kraft in Color 6 x 6 Paper Pad.  It was die cut using the WPlus9 Gift Card Layers Rectangle, which cut a rectangle exactly the size of an A2 top folding cardbase.  It was adhered to the cardbase using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

My Favorite Things Stitched Oval Frame was used to create a frame for the focal image.  3M ½” Foam Tape was cut in half so that it would be a narrow strip and adhered to the back of the frame.  It was placed on an A2 top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock to determine where to stamp the sentiment from Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday with Hero Hues Onyx Black Ink.  In looking back on the card, I think it would have looked better to heat emboss it with white embossing powder, but I still like the look of the card.

The backer paper was removed from the foam tape and the oval frame was adhered to the card front.  3M ½” foam tape was placed strategically on the back of the flower arrangement so that it would rest upon the frame, but still be supported underneath in the open areas.  It turned out to be a pretty card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Rose & Chamomile Digital Stamp
  • HP Laser Printer
  • Winnie & Walter Sentiment Birthday
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Copic Markers: R85, R83, R81; V17, V15, V12; YG97, YG95, YG93; YG17, YG03; Y08, Y23, Y21, YR24, YR21; BG0000
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Oval Frame
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Doodlebug Kraft in Color 6 x 6 Paper Pad
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue