A Little Birdie Told Me Birthday Card

When I saw this cute bird image from Sparkle ‘n Sprinkle I knew it would make a cute card.  Love the way it turned out.

This is a digital stamp so I printed it using my Brother Laser Printer on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers (listed below).  Once the coloring was done I used my PIXScan Mat and cut around the image with the Silhouette Cameo.  I cut a rectangle from the same white cardstock and raided my scraps of colored cardstock to find the perfect blue that would compliment the bird and cut it 1/8″ larger than the stitched rectangle.  Both were adhered together using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive. A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the rectangle was adhered to the font with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

I placed the bird image on the rectangle to determine where to stamp the sentiment from Avery Elle’s Tweet Tweet with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  I traced around the image on some Darice Sticky Back Foam and added to the back of the focal image for added dimension and was adhered to the matted rectangle with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  A little shine was added to the dots on the hat scarf and the center of the flowers with Star Dust Stickles and the card was done.

PRODUCT USED:

  • Sparkle ‘n Sprinkles Bonnet Birdie
  • Avery Elle Tweet Tweet
  • Brother HL-L2380DW Ink Jet Printer
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Copic Markers: B26, B24, B23, B21; YG17, YG03, YG01; G94, G24; Y19, Y17, Y15; YR09, YR07; E59, E57, E55
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Be Creative Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Star Dust Stickles

Tarnished Metal Mechanics Birthday

On Splitcoaststampers.com this week’s featured stamper is Donna and I was inspired by one of her creations called Metallic Masculine Birthday found at: https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2865710?&cat=500&ppuser=12992.  I decided to try my hand at a similar card using the new Sizzix 3-D Mechanics Texture Plate, embossing it on silver mirror cardstock and giving it a good tarnish with StazOn Onyx Black Ink.

I die cut a rectangle of Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock with the largest My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Sizzix 3-D Mechanics Embossing Folder.  These new embossing folder give such a deep impression and are amazing.  I took StazOn Onyx Black Ink and ran it across the surface until all the raised areas of the embossing were covered with black ink.

I didn’t want the sentiment to take away from the wonderful background and so a circle of Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock was cut using a My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX die.  The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Detailed Silver Embossing Powder.  The circle was adhered directly to the mirror cardstock at the center of one of the gears using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Black Fun Foam cut 1/8″ smaller than the rectangle was added to the back of the focal image.  A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock and the embossed rectangle was adhered to the card front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Sizzix Alterations 3-D Texture Fades Mechanics Embossing Folder
  • Simon Says Stamp Best Ever
  • StazOn Jet Black Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Black Onyx Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • Black Fun Foam
  • Be Creative Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive