Daisy Delight Birthday Cards (2018) |Gem Watercolors & Copic Markers

Hello! Welcome to my blog! I recently visited the Gina K store again in Wisconsin for a class on Brush Lettering. It was a fabulous class, and I learned a lot–more to come on that later. On the way out of her store it’s impossible not to stop and look at all the pretty things in her store. I came across this stamp set called Daisy Delight, and I couldn’t resist buying it. I love large flower stamps. They are so much fun to color in!!


I heat embossed this image with white embossing powder onto a piece of black card stock. I wanted to pull out my Kuretake Gem watercolors and play with them again. They look so dazzling on the black card stock. My pictures of this card hardly do it justice. I painted them in rainbow order, adding a few petals of pink. The trick with painting on black card stock is not to use too much water. Even then my panel buckled a little, but it flattened out as it dried.


For my second card panel I stamped the image onto a piece of kraft card stock. I’ve never used Copic markers on kraft before, but I found I really liked the effect! It’s more muted but still stunning. Below I scribbled the Copic markers I used for this project onto a piece of kraft as well as a piece of white card stock so you could see the difference.


I painted about two petals at a time to keep the paper wet–Copics blend better in the fibers of the paper this way.  I went lightest to darkest with my colors and then darkest to lightest again to get a good blend.


I did some partial die cutting on my two panels. I used a faux stitch die and cut out some of the panel, and then I used my scissors to cut around some of the petals.


I also used some fun foam behind these panels to add dimension. I added a happy birthday sentiment on these panels, a few embellishments, and these cards were done! I hope you give these techniques a try! They are definitely fun to do!


Here is the video for these cards! You can watch it here or over on my YouTube channel. Hope you enjoy!! Have a fabulous weekend!!

Supply List:

Daisy Delight stamp set – Gina K Designs

Black Onyx cardstock – Gina K Designs

Tomato Soup cardstock – Gina K Designs

Glimmery White Diamond cardstock – Simon Says Stamp

Nenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock

VersaMark Ink

Extreme Black Ink – My Favorite Things

Mini Misti

Kuretake Gem Colors watercolors

Silver Black Brush #4

White Embossing Powder – Hero Arts

Embossing Bag – Inkadinkado

Copic Markers – R32, R22, R24, R39, Y08

White Prismacolor Pencil

Die-namic – Inside & Out Stitch Round Rectangles – My Favorite Things

YNS Gumdrop Embellishment – Crystal Clear & Sparkle

Black, Gray & White Enamel Dots – Hobby Lobby

Magic Slider Cards | Copic Markers

Happy Friday to you all!  I have some fun cards to share today.  I’m using a die set from Lawn Fawn called Magic Color Slider.  I actually won this die set from Jennifer McGuire’s blog last December.  This was the first time I won anything, and I was so excited!!  Thank you, Jennifer!!  The set includes three different window frame dies, so I decided to create a card for each window!


This is what the set looked like before I opened it and started snipping the dies apart.


It took some time to chose the colors of cardstock I wanted to use and die cut them, but here are my cards all cut out.  It looks complicated, but once you create one, you get the hang of it, and it’s smooth sailing from there.


I used a Mini Misti to stamp the images onto Neenah White 110 pound cardstock using MFT’s Extreme Black Ink.  While the images where on the Misti door, I switched out the cardstock for a piece of acetate the same size and stamped the images again.  I used Stazon Ink to stamp on the acetate.  I used two different inks because Stazon is not Copic friendly, and I wanted to color all these images with Copics.


Once all my coloring was finished, I started to assemble my cards.  I put dot liner on the back of the colored panels, aligned them through the window, and then pressed them into place.  To align the acetate, I put down skor tape around the inside of the windows, peeled off the release paper, placed the acetate over the colored images so they aligned perfectly, and then closed the frame onto it.


Before sealing the sliders together, I made sure to put in my white slider piece, and then adhered the two sides together with more skor tape.  I pulled the white slider up and down a few times to get it slide smoothly.  These cards can be so addictive to play with!!  Lol!!  I added my sentiments and embellishments on the outside of the slider elements and then adhered them all onto card bases.  Some crafters don’t attach them onto card bases, which is fine, but I wanted to make them into mini cards and enable them to stand up.


Here is the video I created for these cards!  You can watch it here or over on my YouTube Channel in HD.

Thank you for visiting!  Have a nice weekend!!


Supplies used:

Magic Color Slider – Lawn Fawn

Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine

Skor Tape


Stazon Ink

Extreme Black Ink – MFT

Mini Misti stamp positioner

Blowing Kisses Stamp set – MFT

Sending a Smile Stamp set – MFT

Sweet Thing Stamp set – Gina K

Copic Markers

Neenah Solar White Cardstock

Connect Glue – Gina K

Clear Droplets – Pretty Pink Posh


Birthday Wishes Card using Inktense Pencils

Welcome back to my craft table!  I’m using a new-to-me medium for my latest card–Inktense pencils.  One of my darling sisters-in-law gave them to me for Christmas, and I’ve been having a lot of fun playing with them.

You use them just like you would a colored pencil to color in your image, but the magics truly happens when you add water!  The colors are vibrant and intense.

I have the set of 36 colors, and I made up a chart so I could see at a glance which colors I want to use on my projects.  It’s kind of hard to see the true color just by looking at the pencil.Image1

I filled up a piece of Canson XL watercolor paper with my stamped images.  At this point I didn’t know how I was going to arrange my card, I was just having fun coloring.  I used two different pencils for each image, and then I used my Zig water brush to paint over my coloring.  Once the paint dries, it is permanent–unlike regular watercolor pencils which can be reactivated with water.  I like this aspect of these Inktense pencils because I can paint on many layers and my coloring stays put.

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When I find a floral stamp set that I really love, I like to get the coordinating dies.  Not only does it save me a lot of time cutting them out, but it cuts them out perfectly.  I’m still practicing my fussy cutting skills.


I spent a lot of time figuring out how I wanted this card to look.  However, with these images you could slap them on in any arrangement, and it’d look beautiful, I’m sure.  Lol!  My sentiment comes from another Altenew stamp set called Floral Frame.

I also used some Pretty Pink Posh water droplets on this card.  I love using these water droplets on floral cards–they look like dew drops and adds a touch of sparkle.


Here’s my video of how I created this card.  You can watch it here or on my YouTube Channel.


Thanks for visiting my blog!  Happy spring to all of you!


Here’s my list of supplies: