Wonky Birthday Cake I

The Silhouette Miss Kate Cuttables Birthday Cake image create a fun and funky birthday cake that is great for masculine card.  The cake was cut from scrapes of brown cardstock.  The platter and candle base and flames were cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.  The frosting was cut from scraps of a light orange/dark yellow cardstock.  Copic Markers were used to add shadows and dimension to the elements.

A rectangle of plaid cardstock was cut using Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes from Lawn Fawn’s Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6 x 6 Paper Pad.  Darice Sticky Foam Tape was added to the back.  It was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment was stamped on the lower tier of the cake with VersaMark Ink and then heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.

The layers of cake and frosting were adhered together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then 3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back for dimension.  The platter was adhered using the same glue and then the cake was added to the top.  The candles were tucked behind the top cake layer.  The focal image was then adhered to the plaid rectangle.

I felt that the card needed a little more color and interest and so Nuvo Crystal Drops in Caribbean Ocean, Bottle Green, Crushed Grape, Ripened Pumpkin were added to the frost as if candies had been sprinkles on the top.

PRODUCT USED:

  • Silhouette Miss Kate Cuttables Birthday Cake
  • Art Impressions Chocolate Therapy Sentiment
  • Ranger Fine Detailed Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6 x 6 Paper Pad
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops: Caribbean Ocean, Bottle Green, Crushed Grape, Ripened Pumpkin
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Copic Markers: E59, E55, E53; YR24, YR23, YR20

Happy Birthday Cupcake

For the masculine cards I made in October I used a lot of Silhouette Designs.  For this card is pulled the PPbN Designs Pink Sprinkled Cake, but the great thing about silhouette files is you can make the designs any color you desire.

Who doesn’t love chocolate cake, and in a cupcake you can indulge and enjoy.  This has lots of blue frosting, with candy sprinkles from using Mikuki Seed Beads Lagoon Mix.

The base of the cupcake was cut from scraps of brown cardstock.  Shading and dimension was added using Copic Markers.  The Frosting was cut from scrap of light aqua cardstock.  Copic Markers were also used to add shading and dimension and then the seed beads were added using Ranger Multi Medium Matt.

From my stash of cardstock scraps a piece of dark teal cardstock was used to cut a rectangle using the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller and adhered to the back.  It was then adhered to the front of an A2 top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

The Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words Birthday Die was cut from the same light aqua cardstock and then shading was added to the bottom with Copic Markers.

The cupcake top and bottom was adhered together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and 3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back.  The cupcake and the die cut “birthday” were placed on the card front to determine where to place the secondary sentiment from Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy, which was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.  Then the cupcake and “birthday” word were adhered using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

PRODUCT USED:

  • Silhouette PPbN Designs Pink Sprinkled Cake
  • Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words Birthday Die
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy
  • Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Brown Cardstock from Stash
  • Light Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Teal Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Copic Markers: E59, E57, E53; BG0000, BG000, BG01
  • Mikuki Seed Beads Lagoon Mix
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet

Mirror Balloon Birthday Cards

I thought the balloons with cutout shapes from the Silhouette Designs Miss Kate Cuttables Assorted Balloons would a little like Mylar balloons if backed with Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.  It comes with circles, hearts, and stars, but I wanted one with the tassels that are at the top of a party hat, so I also used the Basic Grey Party Hat for one of the balloon in this card.

My son Patrick loves black and grey, so for his birthday I decided to cut the top layer of the balloon from some Recollections Essentials 6 x 6 Paper Pad Black Cardstock.  The balloon base and strings were cut from the mirror cardstock.  I loved the way they turned out.

I die cut the Mama Elephant Birthday Script Die from the same mirror cardstock and three times from the black.  They were adhered together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive, offsetting the gold on the black just a little.

I had seen Carissa Wiley used a strip of cardstock that she had created with a diagonal strip stamp.  I decided to use the Simon Says Stamp Diagonal Stripes Background Stamp, stamping it on Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and heat emboss it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I cut a 1” strip and glued it to the left of an A2 top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  A rectangle was cut from the same cardstock 4 x 5 ½”.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller and adhered to the back to add dimension and then glued to the front of the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The balloons and birthday word cutout were placed on this rectangle to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment from Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  The back balloon was adhered directly to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the second balloon.  The “birthday” die cut was adhered using Ranger Multi Medium Matte, which was also used to adhere the balloon strings and the card was done.

I love the way this card turned out so much that I decided to create it again using Navy Cardstock and a little different design.This is the second card that I created using the Silhouette Designs Miss Kate Cuttables Assorted Balloons.  For this card I used Navy Cardstock, along with gold polka dot cardstock from Echo Park Dots & Stripes.  A rectangle of navy cardstock 1/8” larger than the polka dot paper was added to the back with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then glued to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with the same glue.  The top and bottom layers of the balloons were adhered together with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  One balloon was adhered to the gold polka dot cardstock with the same adhesive and the second balloon was adhered using 3M ½” Foam Tape.

The sentiment from Papertrey Ink Inside & Out Birthday was stamped with VersaMark Ink on a strip of navy cardstock and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back and adhered to the lower third of the card over the balloon strings.

Cutouts from the navy balloon top layers were used as embellishments and adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

CARD ONE PRODUCTS USED:

  • Silhouette Miss Kate Cuttables Assorted Balloons
  • Simon Says Stamp Diagonal Stripes Background
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Mama Elephant Birthday Script Die
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Elmer’s Crafts Bond Spray Adhesive

CARD TWO PRODUCTS USED:

  • Silhouette Miss Kate Cuttables Assorted Balloons
  • Papertrey Ink Inside & Out Birthday
  • Recollections Essentials 6 x 6 Paper Pad
  • Echo Park Dots & Stripes Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 10# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • 3M ½ Foam Tape
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles

Elizabeth Background Birthday Card I, II, and III

I recently purchased Simon Says Stamp Elizabeth Background Stamp.  It is a beautiful, detailed medallion stamp.  It was stamped three times onto Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with VersaMark Onyx Black Ink and then heat embossed with Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder.

I decided to color the images with both Copic Markers and Spectrum Noir Markers.  You have to be very careful with coloring with alcohol markers on images with embossing powder since can ruin the nibs of the markers.

This first image was stamped with Copic Markers: Y00, Y04, Y06 / YG51, YG53, G94 / RV11, RV13, RV14 / R39, RV69 / BG18, BG15 / G46, G29.  Once the coloring was completed it was die cut using a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle.  Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock was cut 1/8” larger and adhered to the back of the focal image with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was die cut with the same rectangle die and adhered to the back of the focal image.

The sentiment is from Gina K. Designs Grand Greetings and was stamped on a strip of Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.  3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back and then the sentiment was adhered to the lower rectangle of the focal image panel.

The focal image panel was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

VThis second card made with Simon Says Stamp Elizabeth Background Stamp was colored with Spectrum Noir Markers: IG1, IG2 / DR1, DR5 / PP3, PP5 / CG2, DG3 / TB3.  This time the focal image was die cut using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  Everything else with the card was assembled the same as the last one.

This second card made with Simon Says Stamp Elizabeth Background Stamp was colored with Spectrum Noir Markers: IG1, IG2 / DR1, DR5 / PP3, PP5 / CG2, DG3 / TB3.  This time the focal image was die cut using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  Everything else with the card was assembled the same as the last one.

CARD ONE PRODUCT USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Elizabeth Background Stamp
  • Gina K. Designs Grand Greetings
  • Spectrum Noir Markers: PP3, PP5 / DG21, DG3 / DR1, DR5 / BT4, BT5
  • VersaMark Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Back Cardstock

CARD TWO PRODUCT USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Elizabeth Background Stamp
  • Gina K. Designs Grand Greetings
  • Spectrum Noir Markers: IG1, IG2 / DR1, DR5 / PP3, PP5 / CG2, DG3 / TB3
  • VersaMark Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Back Cardstock

CARD THREE PRODUCT USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Elizabeth Background Stamp
  • Gina K. Designs Grand Greetings
  • Spectrum Noir Markers: PP3, PP5 / DG21, DG3 / DR1, DR5 / BT4, BT5
  • VersaMark Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Back Cardstock

Ornate Birthday Background

This second card made with Simon Says Stamp Elizabeth Background Stamp was colored with Spectrum Noir Markers: PP3, PP5 / DG21, DG3 / DR1, DR5 / BT4, BT5.  This time the focal image was die cut using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  Everything else with the card was assembled the same as the last one.

Simon Says Stamp Ornate Background Stamp makes a beautiful card, but it isn’t one that can be created quickly.  There is a lot of detail to the image and it takes a white to color it, with whatever medium is used.  For this card it was stamped on Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  Even though I didn’t use watercolor paper I decided to color the card using FineTec M600 Gold Watercolor Paint and Kuretake Gansai Tambi Pearl Watercolor.

Once the coloring was dry I die cut the panel using Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle and matted the back with Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock cut 1/8” larger.  The two were adhered together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment is from C. C. Designs Amy R Elegant Greetings.  (Unfortunately this stamp set is no longer available, but there are other lovely script greetings that can be used.)  It was stamped on a scrap of black cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The sentiment was matted with Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock, Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back and then it was adhered to the focal image.

The focal panel was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the card was done.  Beautiful and elegant.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Ornate Background Stamp
  • C. Designs Amy R Elegant Greetings
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • VersaMark Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Finetec M600 Gold Watercolor Paint
  • Kuretake Gansai Tambi Pearl