Stitched Leaves Birthday Card

I love these beautiful leaves from the Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves stamp set.  When I was searching through my patterned paper for other cards I ran across this one from the Echo Park 6 x 6 Lori Whitlock the Story of all and decided to use it as the color pallet for the leaves.

I stamped the leaves with Gina K. Designs Ink: Cherry Red, Tomato Soup, Prickly Pear, and Warm Cocoa.  For the second layer I decided to use Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I stamped the detailed layer stamp with VersaMark Ink and then heat embossed the gold embossing powder.  It makes a very elegant looking leaf.  They were then die cut with the coordinating dies.

I had this golden modern chevron circle left over from another card and thought it would create neutral background for the leaves.  I stamped the arched sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Best Ever stamp set with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with the Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I die cut a circle from Darice Sticky Back Foam and trimmed it down to be slightly smaller and adhered it to the back of the patterned paper circle.

The patterned paper for Lori Whitlock’s The Story of Fall was die cut using a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle and adhered directly to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  The chevron circle was then adhered to the front of this panel with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The leaves were then adhered with the same glue, with the exception of the large red maple leaf, which was applied using 3M ½” Foam Tape.

I felt that the card needed a little division from the upper leaves portion and the bottom of the card and so I strip of yellow cardstock was cut and adhered using a thin strip of 3M foam tape.  As a final embellishment, I remember that I had some leaf brads left over from my scrapbooking days and adhered it to the left of the gold strip of paper with Memory Box Glue Dots and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Echo Park 6 x 6 Paper Pad Lori Whitlock The Story of Fall
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX
  • Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves
  • Simon Says Stamp Best Ever
  • Gina K. Designs Ink: Cherry Red, Tomato Soup, Prickly Pear, and Warm Cocoa
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Leaf Brad Embellishment from Stash
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Memory Box Glue Dots
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles

 

My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers Birthday Card

When I cut the woodgrain banner rectangle from the Echo Park Lori White The Story of Fall it had a cute flower corner that was left behind.  It was just a pretty, colorful paper that I just had to use it.

So, I went through my flower dies and pulled out the My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers die.  I then went through my scraps of solid colored cardstock and found some that matched the colors on the patterned paper.  I found some yellow cardstock and cut it 1/8” larger than the woodgrain paper and adhered to the two together using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  I then arranged the flower around the corner left behind in the patterned paper and adhered them to the panel using Ranger Multi Medium Matte and 3M ½” Foam Tape.

For a sentiment I pulled out the Mama Elephant Birthday Script Die and cut it once from the red cardstock and twice more from yellow cardstock and adhered them together using Elmer’s Glue Craft Adhesive Spray.  It was then glued to the open yellow rectangle of the card front.  The word “HAPPY” is from Hero Arts Birthday Messages and was stamped on a scrap of red cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossing using Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder.  A fishtail was added to the right and then it was adhered just above the “birthday” die cut with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

I felt like the white on the card was too stark and so I use Copic Marker E50 Egg Shell to color everything that was white on the card.

A rectangle of Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller than the focal image and adhered to the back.  A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock and the focal image was adhered with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Echo Park 6 x 6 Paper Pad Lori Whitlock The Story of Fall
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers
  • Mama Elephant Birthday Script Die
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Scraps of Red, Orange, Yellow, Green and White Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages

The Story of Fall Happy Birthday Banner Card

When I was going through my patterned paper I ran across this pretty woodgrain paper from the Echo Park 6 x 6 Paper Pad by Lori Whitlock – The Story of Fall, which had a small printed banner and decided it would make a great card.

I originally die cut it using the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  Using my Silhouette I cut some additional banners with the word “HAPPY” cut out of some scraps of solid cardstock.  When I went to place them on the card, the letters just didn’t stand out enough on the card, so I die cut some matching banners without the letters from another patterned paper from the paper pad and glue it behind the letter banners and that made them pop.  I wanted a large “Birthday” word die and could find anything I liked, so I decided to use Papertrey Ink’s Text Block Birthday Horizontal and fussy cut just the work “Birthday” from the sentiment and adhered it under the word banners with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

I felt there was too much dead space on the card front and so I decided to make it a square card.  I cut down the rectangle to be 3 ¾” square.  Another 4” square was cut from the red cardstock and the two were glued together using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  A 4 3/16” square cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock and the focal image was adhered to the front using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Echo Park 6 x 6 Paper Pad Lori Whitlock The Story of Fall
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Silhouette Lori Whitlock Banner Shapes
  • Britannic Bold Font
  • Papertrey Ink Text Block Birthday Horizontal
  • Scraps of Red, Orange, Yellow, Green Cardstock
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive

Avery Elle Bring on the Cake HB2U Card

This is the last card I made recently with the Avery Elle Bring on the Cake stamp set.  I used the Echo Park Lori Whitlock The Story of Fall to find this bright and colorful polka dot paper.

I first die cut the patterned paper using the largest Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle.  The cupcake images are small and so in planning the card I thought three images would make a cute card front.  I remembered that I had the Simon Says Stamp Square Sayings Tri Square Die and placed it on the right of the patterned paper and ran it through the big shot.  I used 3M ½” Foam Tape on the back of the card to be able to tuck the cupcakes into the square opening.

I stamped three cupcakes on Neena Solar White 80# Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  The patterned paper was the inspiration for the Copic Colored used (E19, E07, R08; YR15, YR16, YR18; E49, E59, E57; BG13, BG11, BG10; G99, G94, G24; YR24, YR23, YR21).  Once the coloring was complete they were run through the Big Shot with the matching die and a small piece of foam tape was added to the back.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs Ivory Cardstock and the patterned paper was adhered to the front using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The cupcake were tucked into the opening and adhered by removing the backing on the foam tape.

It took me a little white to decide what kind of sentiment I wanted on the card.  There was a lot of open space on the left of the cupcake and I finally decided to create some banners.  I pulled out the My Favorite Things Pierced Traditional Tag STAX and Tag Talks dies.  I used scraps of paper used on other cards made with this stamp set.  I extended the length of Traditional Tags by running them through the Big Shot Twice and doing some off the edge die cutting.  To hold all the tags together Darice Jewelry Designer Hemp Cord was threaded through the holes.  A little Ranger Multi Medium Matte was placed at the top of the larger tag and then adhered to the top left of the card front and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Avery Elle Bring on the Cake
  • Echo Park 6 x 6 Paper Pad Lori Whitlock The Story of Fall
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Simon Says Stamp – Square Sayings and Tri Square Die
  • My Favorite Things Tag Talks Die
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Traditional Tag STAX
  • Copic Markers: E19, E07, R08; YR15, YR16, YR18; E49, E59, E57; BG13, BG11, BG10; G99, G94, G24; YR24, YR23, YR21
  • Darice Jewelry Designer Hemp Cord
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Wishing You Nothing Bundt the Best Birthday Card

This is another card made from Avery Elle Bring on the Cake.  I thought the sentiment was really cute when using the Bundt Cake image.

I went through my patterned paper and pulled a colorful plaid pattern from Lawn Fawns Perfectly Plaid 6 x 6 Paper Pack.  I die cut it using the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles and used a smaller rectangle to cut out an opening in the center of the panel.

A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Kraft Cardstock and the plaid rectangle was adhered to the front using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive Tape.

Next the Bundt Cake image was stamped on Neena Solar White 80# Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored with Copic Markers E49, E59, E57; YR15, YR16, YR18; YR21, YR23, YR24.  3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back for added dimension on the card.

Before placing the focal image the sentiment was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink using the MISTI to ensure a deep, dark impression and then the backing was removed from the foam tape and the focal image was applied.

Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents was added to the frosting and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Avery Elle Bring on the Cake
  • Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa Ink
  • Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid 6 x 6 Paper Pack
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Kraft Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents
  • Copic Markers: E49, E59, E57; YR15, YR16, YR18; YR21, YR23, YR24
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive Tape
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles.

Birthday Cake Has No Calories

Avery Elle’s Bring on the Cake has a lot of cut images that can made fun birthday cards.  For this card I found a great patterned paper from Pebbles Fall & Cooking 6 x 6 Paper Pad.  I like the interesting modern chevron stripes.  I die cut a rectangle using the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  Next I die cut a circle out of the patterned paper using a Simon Says Stamp Nested Circle die.  This allowed the slice of cake to take center stage.  I cut a rectangle of Darice Sticky Back Foam 1/8” smaller and die cut a circle out of it using a slightly larger die and adhered it to the back of the patterned paper.

I stamped the slice of cake image on Neena 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored it with Copic Markers E49, E59, E57; Y00, Y11, E50; YR21, YR23, YR24.  The image was then die cut using the matching die.  3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back for dimension on the card.

I combined a couple of the sentiments from the stamp set and stamped them below the circle on the patterned paper with Hero Hues India Ink Black.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock and the patterned paper rectangle was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The backing was removed from the foam tape and the cake image was adhered to the center of the circle.  As a finishing touch a few Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins were scatter around the sentiment and Clear Wink of Stella was added to the platter and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Avery Elle Bring on the Cake
  • Pebbles Fall & Cooking 6 x 6 Paper Pad
  • Neena Solar White 80# Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: E49, E59, E57; Y00, Y11, E50; YR21, YR23, YR24
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle
  • Clear Wink of Stell

Wish Big On Your Birthday Balloons Card

Most men I know like the color blue.  I needed a few masculine cards and so I went to all of my 6 x 6 paper packs and starting looking for some blue patterned paper.  The papers used for this card come from the Echo Park 6 x 6 Hello Winter Paper Pad.

I recently purchased the Avery Elle Balloons stamp and die set and decided to cut a lot of different sized balloons out of paper from this pack.  I die cut some Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with the largest My Favorite things Wonky Rectangle and began laying the balloons out on a panel.  Once I had them where I wanted them I would carefully life a balloon and add some Ranger Multi Medium Matte to the back and adhered to the rectangle.  In retrospect, it would have been easier if I had used some Press and Seal, but it worked out okay.  I then took a Blue Glitter Gel Pen from KaiserCrafts and added strings to the balloons.

At this point it looked pretty busy and I wasn’t sure if it was going to be a card I wanted to keep, but I pulled out Papertrey Ink’s Text Block Birthday Horizontal and die cut it from Paper Accents Silver Metallic Cardstock. And then twice more from Gina K. Designs 120# Navy Cardstock.  They were adhered together using Elmer’s Glue Craft Spray Adhesive a little offset so that the navy blue could be seen behind the silver cardstock.  It was adhered to the balloon panel using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  The sentiment is large enough that it toned down the background and I liked the card.

The balloon background was run through the Big Shot with the largest My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle, then a rectangle of the navy cardstock was cut 1/8” larger than the focal panel.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut with the wonky rectangle die and adhered to the back of the focal image.  A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was applied using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Avery Elle Balloons Dies
  • Echo Park 6 x 6 Paper Pad Hello Winter
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Navy Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • Papertrey Ink Text Block Birthday Horizontal
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • KaiserCrafts Glitter Gel Pen
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet

Non-Watercolor First Waltz Birthday Wish

I had a friend who is new to cardmaking come over the other day.  She loves Penny Black, but she didn’t think she could make her watercolor images look good.  We tried it the traditional why of coloring the stamp with watercolor markers, spritzing with water, and stamping several time to get the image you want, but she didn’t like the way they looked.  It was a little too loose for her taste.  After she left I decided to try stamping the image with a couple of colors of inks and this card is the result.  I really like the way it turned out.

I placed Penny Black’s First Waltz in the MISTI and then pulled out my Gina K. Designs Inks.  For the flowers I used Dusty Rose and Passionate Pink.  I first stamped with the lighter color and then stamped again just using the darker color on the edges of the petals.  The leaves were stamped with Jelly Bean Green first and then again with Fresh Asparagus.  In looking at the sample provided by Penny Black I colored the stamen with a Micron 03 Black Pen.

The sentiment is a discontinued stamp by Amy R called Great Birthday Greetings.  It’s too bad it is no longer available, it has really loved greetings that I used all the time.  It was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black in the lower left of the card.

The focal image was then die cut using My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles.  A rectangle of Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller and adhered to the back.  It was then adhered to an A2 top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Asparagus Green Cardstock and the card was done.

This is the traditional watercolored look for this type of Penny Black stamp.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black First Waltz
  • Amy R Great Birthday Greetings
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Dusty Rose, Passionate Pink, Jelly Bean Green, Fresh Asparagus
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles Die
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Micron 03 Black Pen
  • Neena Solar White 80# Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Green Asparagus Cardstock

Flashy Florals Birthday Card IV

This is the fourth card I made with My Favorite Things Flashy Florals and their Wonky Rectangle.  To add interest to the focal image the rectangle was embossed with the Cuttlebug Kaleidoscope Embossing Folder.

Since the focal image was embossed the sentiment from Gina K. Designs Sentiment Bouquet was stamped on Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller than the focal image and then adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Turquoise rhinestones were pulled from my stash of embellishments and added to the center of the small blue flowers.

After the card was done I decided to scatter more turquoise rhinestones around the flowers and sentiment.  I’m not sure which one I like the best.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Flashy Florals
  • Gina K. Designs Sentimental Bouquet
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Gina K. Designs Ink: Ocean Mist, Blue Lagoon, Peach Bellini, Tomato Soup, Jelly Bean Green, Fresh Asparagus
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • Neena Solar White 80# White Cardstock
  • Cuttlebug Kaleidoscope Embossing Folder
  • Turquoise Rhinestones from Stash
  • Recollections Turquoise Rhinestones

Flashy Florals Birthday Card III

This is the third card made with My Favorite Things Flashy Florals.  I love the pink and purple combination in the flowers.  A smaller My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle was die cut from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock. The flowers were adhered to the rectangle with both Ranger Multi Medium Matte and 3M ½” Foam Tape.

The second way I like to add interest to a clean and simple card is to add a mat of mirror cardstock 1/8” larger than the focal image.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut with the same wonky rectangle and then it was adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Flashy Florals
  • Amy R Great Birthday Greetings
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Gina K. Designs Ink: Wild Lilac, Bubblegum Pink, Passionate Pink, Jelly Bean Green, Fresh Asparagus
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Solar White 80# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Zookwang Be Creative Tape