Everything Wonderful Birthday Wishes

This beautiful image from Honey Bee Stamps is large. I could have placed it straight on the card and it would have barely fit, but I didn’t want it to the same layout as the card I created before this one. So I eventually stamped it twice with Ink on 3 Fade Out ink and colored them with Copic Markers. Once the coloring was complete I stamped them again with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed them with super fine detailed gold embossing powder from Ranger.

For the layout I finally decided on placing the full flower image on an angle and then I cut away a portion of the second image so that I could layer it behind.

I die cut a rectangle with the largest A2 Stitched Rectangle from My Favorite Things and then run it through with the Altenew Dotted Swirls Debossing Plate. I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with detailed gold embossing powder. The background has a dotted pattern and that could be seen in the sentiment, so I stamped it again and heat embossed it a second time. You can still see the dots in the sentiment, but they are less noticeable. I added the smaller image directly embossed rectangle and then used 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to add the larger flower image. I really like the color combination on this card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Honey Bee Stamps Everything Wonderful
  • Altenew Birthday Greetings
  • Altenew Dotted Swirls Debossing
  • Copic Markers: Y38, Y35, Y32; Y08, Y04, Y02, Y00; YR27, YR24, YR21; YG95, YG93; YG67, YG17, YG03; G46, G24, YG03, YG95, YG93
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ink On 3 Fade Out Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Togetherness Flower Bouquet Birthday

I think this image from Hero Arts is lovely. I decided to color and die cut two images to make a full focal image on the card. I stamped them with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink so that I could color them with Copic Markers.

Once the coloring was done I die cut the images with the matching dies. I cut a panel of white cardstock with an A2 Stitched Rectangle and ran it through the Big Shot with the Cricut Cuttlebug Mosaic Embossing Folder. I then added a border of pink cardstock to accent the color of the flowers and adhered it to a white cardbase.

I used the same pink Copic Markers to color some cardstock in a ombre from dark to light and die cut the Simon Says Stamp Happy Birthday die. I cut it again from sticky back foam and adhered the two die cuts together. I adhered the sentiment to the bottom of the cardbase with liquid glue.

For the flowers, I turned them so they would have a different orientation and add visual interest. Added strips of 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the back and adhered them to the front of the card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Hero Arts Togetherness Flower Bouquet
  • Simon Says Stamp Happy Birthday Die
  • Copic Markers: R85, R83, R81; R83, RV34, RV11; R59, R56, R37, R36; G46, G24, G21; G09, G07, G03; YG17, YG23, YG01; Y19, Y02, R83; Y28, Y26, Y23
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Ranger Gold Stickles
  • Cricut Cuttlebug Mosaic Embossing Folder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Be Creative Double Sided Tape
  • Hero Arts Sparkle Pink Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Musical Notes Happy Birthday to You

When I showed my friend the last card I made with this Honey Bee stamp set she said it would be perfect for her grandson’s birthday. He plays a lot of musical instruments and is part of a drum core. So I decided to make her a card that would include a drum and trumpet, which are some of the instruments he plays.

This time I stamp Gina K. Designs Music Medley Background on some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock in Simon Says Stamp Barely Beige Ink. I then stamped the images directly over the background, masking some of the images to overlap.

Once I was done coloring I die cut the focal image with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle. I used them on most of my cards. I like the finished result that they give. I adhered the panel to a black cardbase.

I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of black cardstock and heat embossed with detailed white embossing powder. Added some foam tape to the back for dimension. I then stamped musical notes as if the sound was coming out of the instruments.

I really liked the way the card looked, but at the last moment I decided to add some Ranger Glossy Accents to the instruments. I think it really added to the card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Honey Bee Stamps Music Speaks
  • Poppy Stamps Birthday Blowout
  • Gina K. Designs Music Medley Background
  • Copic Markers: YR27, YR24, YR23, YR21; Y28, Y26, Y23, Y21; B28, B26, B24, B23; C5, C4, C2; Y38, Y19; E51, E50; R46, R27, R24
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Simon Says Stamp Barely Beige Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Avery Elle Double Pierced Square
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock

Musical Happy Birthday to You

I grew up in a family where music was important. My four sisters and I sang together and our brother accompanied us on the piano. My mother would always call on our birthdays and sing “Happy Birthday” to us. It’s a tradition I miss with her passing. When I saw this stamp set from Honey Bee it made me think of Mom and how she enriched our lives with music.

There are a lot of great images with this stamp set. I selected the piano keys, guitar, saxophone and microphone. I stamped a musical background with My Favorite Things Big Musical Notes in soft Memento London Fog so it wouldn’t complete with the images. The piano keys are so long they won’t fit on an A2 cardbase, so I decided to angle them on the card front. I really like the look.

I added musical notes around the sentiment, which was stamped on black with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with detailed white embossing powder. To me it seems to be singing to the recipient “Happy Birthday.” Everything was adhered with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape for dimension.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Honey Bee Stamps Music Speaks
  • My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings
  • My Favorite Things Big Musical Notes
  • Copic Markers: YR24, YR23, YR21; B39, B37, B34, B32; C5, C4, C2
  • VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Memento London Fog Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock

Water’s Edge Wish You the Most Beautiful Day

I got this background stamp from Nellie’s Choice and it is really detailed. I wanted a soft look to the scene so I didn’t want to stamp in black ink. What I finally decided to do is to stamp in Distress Oxide Old Paper and heat emboss with clear embossing powder. This allows you to do ink blending but still maintain the integrity of the image.

Using blender brushes I ink blended the sky and water with Distress Oxide inks. The rest of the scene was colored with Copic Markers. For the leaves I used a stippling technique. I tried this card three different times, but this firs attempt was the best. Makes me want to be sitting on the beach somewhere warm.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Nellie’s Choice Water’s Edge
  • Altenew Beautiful Day
  • Distress Oxide: Old Paper and Peacock Feathers
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • ZIG Clean Color Read Brush Markers: 036 Light Blue, 031 Cobalt Blue, 046 Mid Green, 053 Yellow Green, 041 Light Green, 062 Dark Brown, 064 Oatmeal, 072 Beige
  • Gina K. Designs Turquoise Sea and Kraft Base Weight Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Be Creative Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Flowers in a Vase Happy Birthday

I had a few flowers and leaves leftover from my previous card and decided to use the small bud vase in the Altenew Versatile Vases. I decided to place the flower arrangement on a large oval shape for this card. I ran it through the Big Shop with the Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder, which give a very subtle texture that is lovely. I adhered the fast to the oval with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape. As before, I added Ranger Glossy Accents to give the vase a glass look.

It look lovely, but it just felt a little flat, so I decided to add Ranger Gold Stickles to the edges of the oval, this is fairly easy to do since you have the stitched details on the outside edge.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Hero Arts 01/2020 Monthly Hero Kit
  • Altenew Birthday Greetings
  • Altenew Versatile Vases
  • Copic Markers: R46, R29, R17; Y38, Y35, Y32; R08, R05, R02; YG67, YG17, YG23; YG97, YG93
  • Distress Oxide Broken China
  • Ranger Gold Stickles
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Ovals
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White Cardstock

Sending a Birthday Bouquet

I loved the flowers from the Hero Arts January 2020 Kit of the Month so much that I wanted to create another card with a little different color scheme to the flowers. I decided to pull out my Altenew Versatile Vases and use it to hold the bouquet.

I cut all the flowers and leaves from heavy weight white cardstock and colored them with Copic Markers. When I went to assemble the bouquet I decided that I wanted to see the stems of the flowers and leaves inside the vase, so I stamped and die cut another vase and took a craft knife and carefully cut out the center of the vase.

I decided to use the My Favorite Things Stitched Tag Corner Rectangles for the card base. When doing this I use the largest die to cut a panel from white cardstock. I wanted some visual interest to the rectangle and so I ran it through the Big Shot with Stampin’ Up’s Subtle Embossing Flowers. To make the panel pop on the cardbase I adhered it to some black cardstock and use a pencil to mark where to cut the excess with a guillotine paper cutter. Once it is adhered to the cardbase I use the paper cutter to trim the cardbase to match the shape of the die.

I stamped the sentiment on the tag corner rectangle prior to dry embossing. I adhered the flower arrangement on the card with strips of 3M 1/2 Foam Tape for a little dimension. Once it was assembled I used Ranger Glossy Accents to make the vase look like glass. Love the way it turned out.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Hero Arts 01/2020 Monthly Hero Kit
  • Altenew Versatile Vases
  • Copic Markers: R24, R22, R21; R08, R05, R02; R29, R17, R14; R46, R29, R17; Y38, Y35, Y32; YR15, YR14, YR12; YR24, YR21, YR20; Y28, Y26, Y23; BG01, BG000, BG0000; YG67, YG17, YG23; YG99, YG95; YG97, YG93; G24, G23 YG05, YG03
  • Distress Oxide Broken China
  • Ranger Gold Stickles
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Tag Corner Rectangles
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White Cardstock

A Stunning Bouquet of Flowers Happy Birthday

When I saw the Hero Arts Kit of the Month for January I had to have it. The flowers were amazing. It’s really too bad that once they sell out they are no longer available, but I’m glad I got it while supplies lasted.

I die cut the flowers and leaves several times from heavy weight white cardstock and then colored them with Copic Markers. The paper wrap for the bouquet was cut from kraft cardstock and then stamped with Simon Says Stamp Modern Rose Blooms background stamp in Distress Oxide Abandoned Coral.

Getting the flowers arranged in the wrap was a little challenging. I finally cut a small triangle that would fit inside the wrap and adhered to the flowers and leaves to it and tucked it inside the wrap when done.

For the sentiment I pulled out my my Simon Says Stamp Folded Banners Die and heat embossed the sentiment from Altenew Birthday Greetings in white embossing powder.

To add visual interest I die cut a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and embossed it with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder. I love the way it turned out. I do think you could have a smaller bouquet and it would still be amazing.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Hero Arts 01/2020 Monthly Hero Kit
  • Altenew Birthday Greetings
  • Simon Says Stamp Modern Rose Blooms
  • Copic Markers: YG67, YG17, YG23; G28, G24; G99, G82; YG97, YG93; G46, G21; G19, G02; RV34, RV32; RV14, RV13, RV11; RV85, RV83, RV81; V17, V15; V06, V04, V01; Y35, Y04, Y00; BG49, BG57, BG53; BG15, BG13, BG11
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Simon Says Stamp Folded Banners
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Kraft Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 110# Solar White Cardstock
  • Versa Mark Ink
  • Distress Oxide Abandoned Coral
  • Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Peony Dream Happy Birthday to You

The Altenew Peony Dream 3D Die is a large image and really makes a statement on a card. I decided to use the yellow and orange combination that I used on previous card. It turned out more orange and coral with a hint of yellow, but I think it’s pretty.

I die cut the layers from Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock and colored them with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers. When assembling the layers I like to add some dimension between the bottom layers and the top.

To add visual interest I die cut a rectangle using Gina Marie Designs Lotus Blossom, stamped the sentiment at the bottom with Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink and adhered it to the card front with Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive. The flower was adhered using liquid glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Peony Dream 3D Dies
  • Lawn Fawn Scripty Sayings
  • Gina Marie Designs Lotus Blossom Rectangle
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 022 Carmine Red, 046 Mid Green, 050 Yellow
  • Ranger Crystal Stickles
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock

Have a Beautiful Day Rose

This is the image my friend showed me from Nellie’s Choice. It is a really pretty rose. I totally cased the card that she made. She had stamped the image towards the right and added a small border die to the side.

I stamped the image on Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock using Ink on 3 Fade Out Ink and left the image in my MISTI. I colored the image using ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers, blending an orange and yellow together, love the combo.

Once coloring was complete an dried I took my Simon Says Stamp Mod Window Die and die cut the pattern on the left of the card. I then placed the panel back in the MISTI and stamped it again with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder. I gold embossed the sentiment underneath the rose and added gold mirror cardstock underneath the mod window. Die cut the rectangle with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle and added Darice Sticky Back Foam to the panel before adhered to a white card front. Add some gold sequins and a clean and simple card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Nellie’s Choice Rose
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Simon Says Stamp Mod Window Die
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 050 Yellow, 070 Orange, 041 Light Green, 043 Olive Green
  • Ink On 3 Fade Out Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins