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I decided to use the candles from Technique Tuesday’s Many Candles on a portrait oriented card. I staggered the candles, using post-it masks, with different colored inks from Gina K. Designs. Next I colored them with Copic Markers. Once the coloring was complete I fussy cut the image with my Cutter Bee Scissors and added Darice Sticky Back Foam to the back.

I die cut a focal image panel using the My Favorite Things Elegant Rectangle Stack. I stamped the sentiment at the bottom of the rectangle, which was an open font for the word “birthday” so I colored it with the same Copic Markers used on the candles.

The candles really didn’t pop on the page because I had used colored inks, so I again decided to add some Ranger Stickles. This time I pulled out the Platinum color, but the hold was too large and a made a huge blob on one of the candles. I decided to try and salvage the card, so I used my finger to spread a lite layer of the Platinum Stickles over each candle. Once it was dry I added accents using Gold Stickles and adhered it to the sentiment panel. Surprisingly, it turned out okay.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Technique Tuesday Many Candles
  • Gina K. Designs Red Hot, Wild Dandelion, Grass, Tomato Soup, Peach Bellini, Innocent Pink, Wild Lilac, Cherry Red, Honey Mustard, Blue Raspberry, and Amalgam
  • Copic Markers: B04, B02, B01; R43, R22, R21, R20; R27, R24, R22; R85, R83, R81; V25, V22, V21; R05, R02, R01;R39, R37, R35; YG05,YG03, YG01; Y19, Y17, Y15; YR24, YR23, YR21
  • My Favorite Things Elegant Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam,
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Ranger Gold and Platinum Stickles

Rainbow Glitter Candles

I pulled out Technique Tuesday’s Many Candles and stamped them on a rectangle of white cardstock using Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink. I colored them using Copic Markers. Once the coloring was done I stamped the sentiment below the candles using the same black ink and die cut the rectangle using an A2 Stitched Rectangle. I added Darice Stick Back Foam to the back of the panel for dimension and adhered it to the top of a side folding A2 cardbase.

I like it, but it seemed a little blah, so I pulled out my Ranger Gold Stickles and added it to the lined or dots in the candles. I also added it at the base of the flames. I really like the way it turned out.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Technique Tuesday Many Candles
  • My Favorite Things Make a Wish
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Copic Markers: Y38, Y35, Y32; R29, R27, R24; YR09, YR07, YR04, YR16, YR14, YR12; Y18, Y15, Y13; YG17, YG25, YG03; BG18, BG15, BG13, BG02, BG01, BG000; B28, B26, B24; BV17, BV13, BV11; V09, V06, V04; RV69, R59, R56; RV66, RV63; R08, R05, R02, R32
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam,
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Ranger Gold Stickles

More Candles…Bigger Cake

I had pulled this image a few days ago for the SplitCoast Stampers Clean and Simple Challenge of cards made with chocolate, but just hadn’t got around to making the card yet. So when I was cleaning up my craft space and saw it again I decided to put it to good use.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored it using Copic Markers. At the same time I stamped the sentiment.

I decided to die cut the focal image using the Memory Box Stitched Rectangles. I like this die because it gives a cross stitch look to the rectangle. I matted the rectangle with some Gina K. Designs Red Hot Cardstock, added Darice Sticky Back Foam to the back, and adhered it to a side fold A2 cardbase.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Art Impressions Chocolate Therapy
  • Memory Box Stitched Rectangles
  • Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Copic Markers: E35, E53, E50; E49, E29, E77, E35; E79, E59, E57, E55, E53, E51; E35, E34, E33, E31; C5, C3, C2, C1; E13, E11, E02, E01, E00; G17, G25, G03, G01; B99, B97, B95, B93, B91; R29, R24, R22, R21; R39, R56, R46; Y38, Y35, Y32; Y15, Y13, Y11
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and Base Weight Red Hot
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Rainbow You Take the Cake

When I saw this great sentiment die from My Favorite Things I immediate thought of the case image that was in CZ Designs Birthday Palooza to place in the open space by “the.” It fit perfectly, just like I envisioned.

I die cut the sentiment from white cardstock using a My Favorite Things Postage Stamp STAX Die and added some great rainbow cardstock behind it. I stamped the cake image using Altenew Ocean Waves and Fresh Lemon Inks, colored them with Copic Markers, and die cut them with the matching dies. Actually at first I stamped four different colored cakes, and tried putting three at the top of the sentiment, but it was just too top heavy, so I settled on only one at the top and one on the side, they were adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape. The extra cakes were used on the inside of the card and the envelope.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the postage stamp rectangle and adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things You Take the Cake
  • CZ Designs – Birthday Palooza
  • My Favorite Things Postage Stamp STAX
  • Copic Markers: BG15, BG13, BG11; Y15, Y13, Y11; YR24, YR23, YR21
  • Altenew Ocean Waves, Fresh Lemon
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow Petite Paper Pack
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Hooray It’s Your Day Birthday Tag

There are is some really great cardstock in the Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow Petite Paper Pack. This time I decided to keep it simple and pair a great diagonal rainbow paper with a simple tag.

I stamped a present using a light ink and colored it with Copic Markers. I then stamped it again with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. The sentiment is also from Winnie & Walter The Party and was added to the tag.

I decided to add a couple of orange strips to the tag pulling in the color on the present. The sentiment was stamped with some Grass Green Ink from Gina K. Designs. Some jute twine was added to the top of the tag, which was adhered it to the card front using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape on an angle.

A quick and easy card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Winnie & Walter The Party
  • Neat & Tangled Classic Tag 1
  • Copic Markers: YR18, YR16, YR14, YR12; YG17, YG25, YG03
  • Memento Toffee Crunch Ink
  • Altenew Parrot and Olive Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • Ms. Sparkle & Co. Twine & Jute Yellow and Moss
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow Petite Paper Pack
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Rainbow Happy Birthday Confetti Cupcake

I had a small piece of the rainbow cardstock I had used on my last card and didn’t want to waste it. I die cut it using a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle.

I stamped a cupcake from the Honey Bee Stamps Piece of Cake stamp set with Memento Toffee Crunch Ink and colored it with Copic Markers. When I placed it on the rainbow rectangle it just didn’t have any pizzazz, so I pulled out Your Next Stamp Confetti Panel and ran the rainbow rectangle through the Big Shot.

That looked better, but it still wasn’t floating my boat, so I decided to mat it with some gold mirror cardstock and loved the look. I used a scrap of the mirror cardstock to die cut the word “happy” and cut it again from sticky back foam for dimension. I colored the edges of the foam using a Copic Marker so you wouldn’t see any white foam.

The secondary sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink on a small scrap of the red stripe in the rainbow cardstock to heat emboss in gold the word “birthday” using Simon Says Stamp Tiny Word Birthday and glued across the tails of the happy die cut.

A larger rectangle was cut from white cardstock using an A2 Stitched Rectangle and embossed using the Confetti Panel and then matted with gold mirror cardstock.

The focal image panel was adhered to a side folding white cardbase and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Honey Bee Stamps Piece of Cake
  • Avery Elle Cupcakes Candle Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Birthday
  • My Favorite Things Cause to Celebrate Die
  • Your Next Stamp Confetti Panel
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Memento Toffee Crunch Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Ocean Mist Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers: E59, E57, E55; Y18, Y15, Y13; YR27, YR24; BG02, BG01, BG000
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Caribbean Ocean
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow Petite Paper Pack
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Rainbow of Birthday Candles

I love the quick and easy birthday cards you can create with these Elizabeth Crafts Birthday Candles.

I pulled out some patterned paper to cut the top layer of the candles and then backed them with gold mirror cardstock.

A rectangle of white cardstock was cut using an A2 Stitched Rectangle from My Favorite Things and then run through the Big Shot with the Stampin’ Up’s Subtle embossing folder. The rectangle was matted with some Onyx Black Cardstock from Gina K. Designs.

3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the candles for dimension and then adhered the focal image panel.

A sentiment from My Favorite Things was stamped onto a scrap of black cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder. Foam tape was added to the back and the sentiment was adhered to the bottom of the focal image panel.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Make a Wish
  • Elizabeth Crafts Birthday Candles
  • Copic Markers: YR27, YR24
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow Petite Paper Pack
  • Darcie Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Happy Birthday Balloons for Troy

My son-in-law Troy is an amazing husband and father. He will be turning 45 in a couple of weeks. He loves salt water fish and has a huge aquarium in his home, I had a card ready to go with that scheme in mind. But, when I saw this great paper from Honey Bee Stamps with all the balloon strings I decided to create a card with a few balloons in black and white patterned paper.

I paired die cuts with a sentiment die from Penny Black. I liked the way it looked, but it needed a little something more so I pulled out my Mama Elephant Number It dies and some silver glitter cardstock and cut the number 45 and adhered it to the largest balloon.

It still needed a little something so I pulled out some Ranger Silver Stickles and added it to the cross points of the checked balloon and the bottom of the sentiment. To make all the silver match I also cover the 45 with Stickles.

As a finishing touch I matted it with black cardstock and adhered it to a top folding white cardbase. Love the way it turned out.

PRODUCTS USED

  • Birch Press Design Party Balloon
  • Mama Elephant Number It
  • Penny Black Your Day
  • Honey Bee Stamps Back to Basic Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Black & White Basics Paper Pack
  • Ranger Silver Stickles
  • Paper Accents Silver Glitter Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock

Ditsy Prints Happy Birthday

I recently purchased Altenew’s Ditsy Prints. I thought it would make a great background for some of their larger flowers, however, this time I decided to stamp the image multiple times on a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and love the way it turned out. There are a lot of different layers to the set, but they are fairly easy to line up.

Once the stamping was complete I had the center of the rectangle that was open for a sentiment, but I wanted to do something that would draw the eye into the panel. I decided to use Simon Says Stamp A2 Thin Frames and have it be out of gold mirror cardstock. Love the way that turned out. I added a mat of the same mirror cardstock behind the rectangle, added some fun foam for dimension and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Ditsy Print
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Altenew Inks: Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Ruby Red, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Evergreen
  • Simon Says Stamp A2 Thin Frames
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangles
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Be Creative Double Sided Tape ¼”
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Love-The Essence of the Gospel

Each month I write a letter to the missionaries who are serving from our church. They are in various parts of the world and serve for either two years or eighteen months. I am so proud of their willingness to share the good news of the atonement of Jesus Christ. This month’s cards was inspired by a talk given by a prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Thomas S. Monson entitled Love-The Essence of the Gospel.

I wanted something that was Valentine in colors, but not too feminine since many of the recipients are young men, so I decided on two separate cards. I started with the chevron paper and die cut out the word “love” using Altenew’s Caps Bold Alphabet. I then cut it again using Simon Says Stamp Slate Cardstock and inlayed it back into the chevron strip. The secondary sentiment was was text box created in Microsoft Word. Both were adhered to a cardbase made from Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink.

When I’m sending these cards I don’t want too much dimension since some of them are being sent to missionaries serving in foreign countries. I did pop up the sentiment strip with some fun foam.

I felt that it needed something more and so I cut thin strips of the slate cardstock and added them to the top and bottom of the chevron panel.

Since I now had the chevron “love” die cuts I used them on some gray patterned paper and added some butterflies for the cards going to the women missionaries.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Bo Bunny Isabella Collection Paper Pack
  • Simon Says Stamp Fog and Slate Cardstock
  • Pink Cardstock from Scraps
  • Martha Stewart Butterfly and 3 Butterflies Punch
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle
  • Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders
  • Altenew Caps Bold Alphabet
  • Word Sentiment Strip
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Copic Markers: RV13, RV11
  • Ranger Crystal and Silver Stickles
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive