Big Birthday Wishes Adelyn

Another young lady from church has a birthday in mid December, but since I was creating one for Annabel I decided to cut two birds with one pass in the Silhouette software.

Adelyn’s favorite colors are teal and purple. I wasn’t sure how these two colors would look together, but I really like the way it turned out. Once the image was colored with Copic Markers and cutout with the software it was laid on the paper side of sticky backed foam and fussy cut just smaller, then added to the back of the image.

For this card design a scalloped rectangle was cut from white cardstock and the image was laid on top to determine where to stamp the sentiment. It was then adhered using liquid glue.

Another rectangle was cut from white cardstock and embossed using the Darice Snowflake Embossing Folder and adhered to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase. Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape was added to the back of the scalloped rectangle and it was adhered to card front with liquid glue.

The final embellishment was to add Ranger Glossy Accents to the heart on the sweatshirt.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La Land Crafts Marci with Headphones
  • Dreamerland Crafts Birthday Sentiments
  • Copic Markers: BG49, BG45, BG34, BG32; V06, V04, V01; E55, E53, E51,E50; E11, E01, E00, R21, R20; C5, C3, C2, C1, C0
  • Distress Oxide Broken China
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Silhouette Cameo PIXScan Mat
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Snowflake Embossing Folder
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle Die
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle Die
  • Ranger Glossy Accents

Happy Birthday Annabel

A beautiful young lady in our church has a birthday the first of December. I looked through my cute girl images to find one that looked similar to Annabel and decided on Autumn Marci. It is getting colder here and I liked that she had a coat, hat, and gloves.

I printed the image with registration marks from my Silhouette Cameo software so it could cut around the image.

Annabel’s favorite color is blue, so I pulled out some different blue colors to give some variation to her outfit. I laid the image onto the paper side of some sticky back foam and traced out the image and then fussy cut it just smaller and adhered it behind the image.

A rectangle was die cut using the Memory Box Matinee Die. I love the pretty corners to this die. The image was laid on the rectangle to determine where to stamp the sentiment.

Another panel of white cardstock was cut using a stitched rectangle and then dry embossed using the Darice Snowflake Swirl Embossing Folder. It was adhered to a top folding cardbase with liquid glue and then the focal image panel was adhered using strips of Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape. This has a lower loft, which means you can have dimension to the image and the rectangle and it won’t be too thick to send through the mail.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La Land Crafts Autumn Marci
  • My Favorite Things Twice the Wishes
  • Copic Markers: B06, B04, B02, B01, B00, B000; E55, E53, E51, E50; E11, E01, E00, R20, R21; C6, C5, C3, C1
  • Distress Oxide Salty Ocean
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Silhouette Cameo PIXScan Mat
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Memory Box Matinee Rectangle Die
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle Die
  • Darice Snowflake Swirl Embossing Folder

Happy Birthday Cupcake

I had the leftover positive circle from the last card I made sitting on my desk and thought I needed to put it to good use. It was the perfect size for a cupcake using My Favorite Things Cupcake and Sprinkles Die.

The cupcake liner was cut from plaid cardstock I had sitting on my desk from another card I made. The frosting top of the cupcake and the candle was cut from white cardstock and colored with Copic Markers. All pieces of the cupcake were adhered together using liquid glue.

Another plaid from the same Lawn Fawn Plaid Paper Pack was used to cut a stitched rectangle just smaller than a card front. It was adhered to a top folding cardbase with dotliner adhesive.

A circle of sticky back foam was added to the back of the circle and adhered to the top of the card front with liquid glue. Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape was added to the back of the cupcake and it was adhered to the center of the white circle, on a slight angle.

The sentiment was stamped using a similar blue ink to the Copic Marker colors onto white cardstock and then die cut using the coordinating die. The word was also cut from sticky back foam to add dimension. The word has some open diagonal strips that were colored with blue and gray Copic Markers to match the plaid on the cupcake. The secondary sentiment was stamped onto a scrap of cards that was ink blended with the same blue used on the “Happy” sentiment. Once it was dry the word “birthday” was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed white. It was cut down using a Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label Die. A gray Copic Marker was used to line the edges and it was adhered below the die cut word with foam tape.

The final embellishment was to add Ranger Crystal Stickles to the cupcake frosting, candle flame, and word die.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Cupcake & Sprinkles
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy
  • Copic Markers: B02, B01, B00, B000, B0000; Y17, Y13, C4, C2
  • Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Winter Paper Pack
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Circle Die
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle Die
  • Ranger Crystal Stickles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Happy Birthday Stained Glass Butterfly

I had a large butterfly leftover from my previous card and wanted to use it on a card. I die cut a panel using a stitched rectangle die and then cut a circle out of the upper part of the panel. The sentiment was stamped below the cutout circle with Amalgam Ink.

Another rectangle panel was cut from sticky back foam and the paper rectangle was laid on top to determine where to cut the circle in the foam. A slightly larger circle die was use so that foam would not show behind the cutout.

To add some dimension and visual interest the front of a top folding cardbase was dry embossed using the Stampin’ Up Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder. The stitched rectangle was added to the card front with liquid glue.

Foam was added to the back of the butterfly and it was adhered on a slight angle into the center of the circle. To add a little more visual interest small butterflies were cut from blue and orange cardstock using Martha Stewart’s Butterfly Trio Punch. They were adhered around the sentiment with liquid glue.

The finish the card Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen was added to the wings and Ranger Glossy Accents was added to the butterflies.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Day
  • Altenew Birthday Greetings
  • Copic Markers: B37, B34, B32; YR16, YR14, YR12; C7, C5, C2
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Orange and Blue Cardstock from Scraps
  • Stampin’ Up Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle Die
  • Martha Stewart Butterfly Trio Punch
  • Hero Arts Infinity Circle Die
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen

Stained Glass Butterfly Happy Birthday

While I had the Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Day Butterflies in my MISTI I decided to stamp them again. This time I colored them with Copic Markers in multiple colors, with blue being used on each butterfly. Once the coloring was complete each butterfly was fussy cut with scissors.

For this card I decided to use the leaf branch that is part of the stamp set. I really like the look of the fractured colors in the stained glass effect.

It was now time to decide a layout for the card. I eventually settled on only using two butterflies, along with the leaf branch. Since it was a smaller arrangement a rectangle was die cut using a scalloped rectangle. The leaf branch was adhered with liquid glue directly to the panel. Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape was added to the back of the butterflies. They were laid on the scalloped rectangle to determine where to stamp the sentiment and then adhered in place removing the paper backing to the foam.

I liked the layout, but when I went to adhered the panel to a white cardbase I felt it needed a little more visual interest. I decided to emboss the front of the cardbase using the Darice Vine Embossing Folder and loved the way it made the focal image panel pop on the page.

The sentiment is from Altenew’s Birthday Greetings and has open lettering for the “Happy”. I decided to use the same blue Copic Markers to color it in with an ombre look.

The final embellishment was to add sparkle to the wings and Glossy Accents to the butterflies.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Day
  • Altenew Birthday Greetings
  • Copic Markers: B37, B34, B32; G99, G94, YG17, YG05, YG01; V06, V04, V01; C7, C6, C2
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle Die
  • Darice Vine Embossing Folder
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen

Have a Beautiful Day Butterfly Trio

This hobby I have is not cheap, but I love the creative process. Every now and then I look through my listing of stamps and pull out one I’ve only used once. To really make it worth the purchase price a stamp set needs to be used multiple times. This time I pulled out Simon Says Stamps Beautiful Day. I love the stained glass look to the butterflies.

I put all the butterflies in my MISTI and stamped them with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I decided to colored them using blue/green, green, and yellow Copic Markers and then fussy cut them out with scissors.

For this card I decided to use a scalloped circle frame. I could have easily been made into a shaker, but I only used the frame. 3M Foam Tape was cut down to fit behind the frame, the paper backing was removing to make it more pliable, which allows it to curve as needed.

A circle was die cut just smaller than the scalloped frame. It was ink blended with blue Distress Oxide inks and once the ink was dry the sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed white.

A panel was cut using a stitched rectangle and ink blended with the same blue inks. Once it was dry it was dry embossed using the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder and adhered directly to a side folding A2 cardbase with liquid glue.

The stamp set comes with a pretty leaf branch, but I decided to die cut some leaves from vellum. I first adhered it to the foam tape at the back of the circle and it was then adhered to the dry embossed rectangle. I decided to cut another set of leaves and adhered them to the top of the scalloped circle. I used liquid glue on the stem only and it worked perfectly. Sometimes you can see the glue if used on vellum, but because it was applied only to the stem in a continuous line it could not be seen.

Three butterflies were adhered to the scalloped frame in a triangle, which is pleasing to the eye. Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle was added to the wings. In keeping with the stained glass look of the butterflies, Ranger Glossy Accents was added to the wings and bodies of each butterfly and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Day
  • Copic Markers: Y19, Y15, Y11; BG49, BG45, BG32; YG17, YG05, YG01; C6, C4, C2
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Salty Ocean
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Circle Frame Die
  • Hero Arts Infinity Circle Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Laurel Leaves Die
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • Paper Studio Vellum
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Thin Strip Foam
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen

Red and Black Sparkle The Happiest of Birthdays

This is the second card I made with the Altenew Sparkle stamp set. This time I decided to stamp directly onto a panel of white cardstock using masking. This time I used black for the outline and reds for the layers of the flowers. I love the look of Black, Red, and White.

Once the stamping was complete I cut down the panel using stitched rectangle. However, I dropped the red ink pad onto the top flower and messed up my pretty card. But like you hear from Kelly Letavola and Nicole Spohr you can usually find a way to fix the issue. I stamp the flower again, used the coordinating die to cut it out, and adhered it over the ruined flower with foam tape, and no one will ever know what’s underneath.

The sentiment was stamped onto a scrap of black cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed white. It was cut using a Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label and then I cut an angle on one end. It was adhered over the flowers with foam tape as well. I decided to use a black cardbase and love the way the black mat, along with the black sentiment, really makes the flowers pop.

The final embellishment was to add Nuvo Copper Penny Crystal Drops to the centers of the flowers and Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen to the petals for a little sparkle and shine.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Sparkled
  • My Favorite Things Little Birthday Notes
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Kraft Cardstock
  • Green and Pink Cardstock from Stash
  • Altenew Inks: Magenta, Fuchsia, Moss, Olive
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Wild Dandelion, Honey Mustard
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain
  • Copic Markers: RV09, RV06, RV00
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Sizzix 3D Lumber Texture Plate
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Copper Penny
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen

Sparkled Happy Birthday

I recently purchased this new stamp from Altenew called Sparkled. It is a large layering flower stamp that has a lot of open area. For this first card I decided to stamp it on colored cardstock. I went through my stash and find a light pink cardstock. I then stamped the layers in darker pink inks for the flower petals and a golden yellow for the flower centers. The leaves were stamped onto green cardstock from scraps I had on hand.

Once the stamping was complete I die cut the flowers and leaves with the coordinating die and laid them out to determine how I wanted them arranged. If I had to do it again I don’t think I would use as many leaves.

I decided to used Kraft cardstock for the base of my card, but I didn’t like the way it looked. So I decided to add some texture and visual interest behind the arrangements. I dry embossed a panel of Kraft Cardstock using the Sizzix 3D Lumber Embossing Folder and cut it down 1/4″ inch smaller the the card front. A blending brush was used to apply Distress Oxide Vintage Photo Ink to the edges. Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape was used to adhered the embossed panel to the card.

The leaves and back flower were adhered using liquid glue. The top flower was adhered using foam tape. The sentiment was stamped on a scrap of Kraft Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed gold. It was adhered using foam tape as well.

The final embellishment was to add Nuvo Copper Penny Crystal Drops to the flower centers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Sparkled
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Amalgam, Coral Reef, Faded Brick, Sweet Corn, Prickly Pear
  • Altenew Inks: Fresh Leaf, Lime
  • Distress Oxide Vintage Photo Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Labels
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Copper Penny

Confetti Cupcake Make a Wish

I had a leftover yellow confetti panel from another card. I also had some leftover green plaid cardstock and decided to use both of these on this card. The cupcake liner, candle, and sentiment were cut from the green plaid paper. The cupcake frosting was colored with Copic Markers glued to the cupcake liner with liquid glue, along with the candle.

The confetti panel adds a lot of interest to a card, but I didn’t like the way it look with the white of the cardbase showing through the confetti so I pulled out a scrap of green cardstock and adhered it to the back of the panel and both were adhered to a top folding cardbase.

The cupcake was placed onto some sticky back foam and traced onto the paper side of the foam and cut out with scissors. This is an easy way to add dimension to a simple image. A tiny strip of cardstock was added to the back of the panel. To add dimension to the plaid sentiment it was cut again from sticky back foam. When I used sticky back foam for a sentiment I die cut with the paper side up and leaving the word in place in the larger piece of foam I remove

To pull the solid green cardstock into the design I decided to cut the little flag and a secondary sentiment from green cardstock and heat emboss them white and adhered this with a thin strip of foam tape. Crystal Stickles was added to the flame of the candle and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Your Next Stamp Confetti Panel
  • My Favorite Things Little Birthday Notes
  • My Favorite Things Cupcakes & Sprinkles
  • My Favorite Things Wish Die
  • Copic Markers: E53, E51, E50
  • Yellow and Green Paper From Stash
  • Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Green Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Confetti Balloon Shaker Happy Birthday

I don’t like to waste items leftover from making a card. I had used the Your Next Stamp Confetti Panel to add confetti pieces on another card and had the leftover blue background. I decided to pair it with My Favorite Things Balloon Shaker.

I adhered the confetti panel to a top folding cardbase using liquid glue. The shaker balloon, the balloon string, and the star confetti pieces were cut from silver mirror cardstock and a piece of acetate was added to the back. The balloon string was adhered to the bottom of the balloon with liquid glue. To create the shake 3M Foam Tape was doubled in thickness and cut into thin strip and added to the edges of the balloon die cut.

When I’m creating a shaker I find it easier to have a piece of cardstock to add behind the shaker element. This allows you to enclose the shaker pieces and you can turn over the completed item and adhered it exactly where you want it. You can also add some additional visual interest if you use patterned paper for the backing. I found this great plaid in a Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Paper Pack and cut it down so it would fit perfectly behind the shaker window. I added the silver die cut stars and some blue beads and adhered the plaid paper cutout to the back of the balloon. It was then adhered to the top of the confetti panel.

For the sentiment I used the same plaid cardstock to die cut “happy birthday” from Penny Black’s Your Day. It was also cut from sticky back foam and the two were adhered together by removing the paper from the sticky back of the foam. It was then adhered to the front of the card using liquid glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Your Next Stamp Confetti Panel
  • My Favorite Things Balloons Shaker Window
  • Penny Black Your Day Die
  • Studio Katia Silver Crystal Rhinestones
  • Beaders Paradise Miami Surf Beads
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Winter
  • Blue Cardstock from Scraps
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive