Beautiful Bouquet Birthday Mums

This card also used some of the beautiful paper I have in my stash. Today I picked a pink with gold foil polka dots from DCWV Happy Day Stack Paper. You can probably tell by the cards I create that I love the look of flowers. This time I used WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet Mums Stamp.

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I stamped the image on Strathmore 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper with VersaMark Ink, treating it with an Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Pad to remove any oils from the paper. I sprinkled Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and heat set it with the Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.

The side fold cardbase was make from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored with the ScorBuddy and the Simon Says Stamp Small Teflon Bone Folder to 4 1/4″. A panel of the patterned paper was cut with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and adhered to the card with Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.

I watercolored the image with Distress Ink.  Because of the color of the paper the ink used were: Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters. Once the image was dry I cut it with the largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles Die. A panel of Paper Accents Gold Mirror cardstock was added behind the focal image to make it pop and all was adhered with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • DCWV Happy Day Stack Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Strathmore 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Paper
  • WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet Mums Stamp
  • Gina K. Designs Birthday Greetings Stamp
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Distress Ink: Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Die
  • Sizzix Big Shot

Organic Blooms Birthday

I love the big, loose blooms in the Mama Elephant Organic Blooms Stamp and decided to use it for this card. I am really loving watercoloring images with embossed edges.  They keep the color contained and it is easy to get beautiful results.

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I used a quarter of a full sheet Strathmore 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper from a 9″ x 12″ pack, prepped the paper with the Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Pad to remove any oils, sprinkled Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, heat set it with the Marvy Embossing Heat Tool, and I was ready to watercolor.

I used Distress Ink to color the image.  There are so many different colors to choose from, and when you blend them together you get even more variations.  For this image I used: Picked Raspberry, Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, and Crushed Olive, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint.

While the image was drying, I die cut Hero Arts Happy from Paper Accents Gold Mirror paper, cut it three times again using Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, adhered all of them together with a Zig 2-Way Glue Pen. I cut the focal image with the rectangle from the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Die.  For the top folding cardbase I used Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″ using the ScorBuddy and the Simon Says Stamp Small Teflon Bone Folder.

The focal image was adhered to the cardbase with some Creative Hands Peel & Stick Foam cut just smaller than the panel.  The “happy” die cut was adhered with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The “birthday” sentiment is from the same Hero Arts stamp set, stamped with VersaMark Ink and sprinkled with the same gold embossing powder and heat set with an embossing tool.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Strathmore 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Paper
  • Mama Elephant Organic Blooms Stamp
  • Hero Arts Happy Stamp and Cut
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Distress Inks:  Picked Raspberry, Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar, Crushed Olive, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Die
  • Creative Hands Peel & Stick Foam Sheets
  • Zig 2-Way Glue Pen
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • ScorBuddy
  • Simon Says Stamp Small Teflon Bone Folder

Celebrate You Birthday

Whenever I go into a craft store I always look at the new paper they have and frequently I can’t resist buying it, especially if it’s on sale.  The problem is that I now have a lot of packs of paper in my stash that I rarely use, and they take up a lot of space in my craft room. So I challenged myself to use some of this beautiful paper. Today I picked the gold foil polka dot paper from the Craft Smith Blush Glam Paper Pack.  For the focal image of the card I used the WPlus9 Ranunculus Stamp.00192

I wanted to watercolor the image, so I used Strathmore 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper, prepared the paper with an Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Pad, stamped it with VersaMark Ink, sprinkled Ranger Fine Detail Embossing Powder, and heat set it with the Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.

I used Distress Ink to watercolor the image with a Sakura Koi Waterbrush Pen.  Colors used were: Barn Door, Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Crushed Olive, Mowed Lawn, Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber.

The sentiment is from SugarPea Designs Celebrate All Things Stamp.  I used the Embossing Magic pad to remove any oils from the card and stamped “Celebrate” with VersaMark Ink, covered it with the same gold embossing powder and heat set it with my heat tool.  The second line of the sentiment is from Winnie & Walter The Big the Bold and You Stamp.  I have all The Big and The Bold series, there are so many words that can be used to personalize any sentiment.  I use them all the time.

The watercolor image was then cut with the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles die and adhered to the card with a Creative Hands Peel & Stick Foam Sheet.  But the focal image just wasn’t standing out on the card, so I cut thin strips of Paper Accents Gold Mirror paper and beveled the edges to create a gold border, tucked the strips under the panel and glued them down with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  There is only a small amount of the pretty background paper showing, but I like the card much better.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Craft Smith Blush Glam
  • Strathmore 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Distress Inks: Barn Door, Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Crushed Olive, Mowed Lawn, Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber
  • WPlus9 Ranunculus Stamp
  • SugarPea Designs Celebrate All Things Stamp
  • Winnie & Walter The Big the Bold and You Stamp
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Creative Hands Peel & Stick Foam Sheets
  • Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Pad
  • Sizzix Big Shot
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
  • Sakura Koi Waterbrush Pen
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue

Happy Birthday Marigolds

I watch other crafter’s videos and purchase a lot of stamps because I like what I see, the challenge is to use what we purchase. I love the big bold flowers that are in Papertrey Inks Year of Flower series. This time I pulled out the Marigolds.00195

I prepped some Strathmore 140# Cold Press Watercolor paper with an Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Pouch to remove any oils from the paper and stamped the flowers and leaves in VersaMark Ink, applied Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and heat set it with the Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.  Distress Inks were used to watercolor images with a Sakura Koi Waterbrush Pen.  The colors used were Wild Honey, Crushed Olive, and Mowed Lawn. I love how vibrant the Wild Honey is on the flowers. Once they were dry I die cut them with the matching dies using the Sizzix Big Shot.

I created a top folding cardbase with Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock, cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored using the ScorBuddy and Simon Says Stamp Small Teflon Bone Folder at 5 1/2″. From the same cardstock I cut a panel with the second largest dies from Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles. After figuring out placement of the flowers and leaves I used the Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Pouch to remove any oils from the panel and stamped Simon Says Stamp Big Scripty Greetings with Versa Mark Ink, covered it in Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, and heat set it with the Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.

I applied the smaller flower and leaves with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then used 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to attached the larger Flower, tucking the leaves underneath and gluing them down.  The panel was then applied to the cardbase with foam tape and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Distress Ink: Wild Honey, Crushed Olive, Mowed Lawn
  • Strathmore 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Papertrey Ink A Year of Flowers: Marigolds Stamp and Dies
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Scripty Greetings Stamp
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
  • ScorBuddy
  • Simon Says Stamp Small Teflon Bone Folder
  • Sakura Koi Waterbrush Pen
  • Sizzix Big Shot

Masculine Birthday: Happy Birthday Hexagon

For this card I used some patterned paper from the Craft Smith Indigo Gold paper pack.  I selected the grey and cream hexagon design and die cut it with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  I used Gina K. Designs 100# Navy Cardstock for the cardbase, cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.  The patterned paper was adhered with Creative Hands Peel & Stick Foam Sheets for dimension.

00186For the sentiment I used Wplus9 Happy Trio to die cut one of the “happy” words from Paper Accents Mirror Gold Cardstock.  I then die cut it three more times in grey cardstock and glued them together with a Zig 2-Way Glue Pen and applied it to the lower right of the card.  I then stamped the word “birthday” from Winnie and Walter Big Bold & Party stamp with VersaMark ink at the bottom of the panel, prepping the area with an Inkadinkado Embossing Magic pad, apply Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and heat setting it with the Marvy Embossing Tool.

To add some interest and dimension I fussy cut six of the hexagons from leftover patterned paper.  To add even more interest I used my Versamark Marker to add a dot to the center of each and added gold embossing powder.  I then took some Hickory Smoke Distress Ink and applied it to the edges with a Tsukineko Sponge Dauber.  Once this was done I applied them randomly to the card base with foam squares from my stash and the card was done.

00186aPRODUCTS USED:

  • Craft Smith Indigo Gold paper pack
  • Gina K. Designs 100# Navy Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Mirror Gold Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes die
  • Wplus9 Happy Trio die
  • Winnie and Walter Big Bold & Party stamp
  • Zig 2-Way Glue Pen
  • VersaMark Ink Pad
  • Versamark Marker
  • Inkadinkado Embossing Magic pad
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Marvy Embossing Tool
  • Hickory Smoke Distress Ink
  • Tsukineko Sponge Dauber

 

Masculine Cards: Happy Birthday Chevron

I like clean and simple cards and I think they make really nice masculine cards.  I used the white, blue, and grey chevron paper from the Craft Smith Indigo Gold paper pack to make the following cards.

00185I cut a 1″ wide strip of Gina K. Designs 100# Navy Cardstock for the sentiment and then die cut Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words Birthday die from Paper Accents Mirror Gold Cardstock.  I applied the die cut with Tombo Mono Multi Glue to the navy strip.  I then stamped the “happy” from Winnie and Walter Big Bold & Party stamp with VersaMark Ink, prepping the area with Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Pad to ensure a clean application and applied Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and heat set it with my Marvy Embossing Tool.

I cut the patterned paper to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and decided to apply the sentiment on the diagonal.  In looking at the layout I decided to cut 3/8″ from the left side of the patterned paper so I could add a strip of gold cardstock as an accent, which I applied directly to the cardbase with Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.  I then applied the patterned paper with Creative Hands Peel & Stick Foam Sheets to add some dimension.  The sentiment strip was applied with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the top of the patterned paper.

At this point I thought the card was too plain, so I decided to add a gold balloon cut with the Lawn Fawn Party Balloons die.  I applied the string directly to the paper and popped up the balloon with foam tape and the card was done.

00185aPRODUCTS USED:

  • Craft Smith Indigo Gold paper pack
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 100# Navy Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Mirror Gold Cardstock
  • Creative Hands Peel & Stick Foam Sheets
  • Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words Birthday die
  • Winnie and Walter Big Bold & Party stamp
  • Lawn Fawn Party Balloons die
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Inkadinkado Embossing Magic
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Marvy Embossing Tool

Masculine Card: Happy Birthday & Dots

Masculine cards are a challenge for me, but I have some really pretty blue and gold paper from the Craft Smith Indigo Gold paper pack that I used to make a card that I really like.

00187I took the blue paper with white and gold dots and cut it to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.  Next I cut out 1″ on a diagonal.  I applied the blue and gold paper to the Gina K. Designs 120# cardbase with Creative Hands Peel & Stick Foam Sheets.  The sentiment could now be placed in the space between the two panels.

I die cut Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words Birthday from Paper Accents Mirror Gold Cardstock.  I then cut it three more time from Gina K. Designs 100# Navy Cardstock.  I glued them together with a Zig 2-Way Glue Pen and placed it in the opening to determine the location of stamping “happy” from Winnie and Walter Big Bold & Party.  I prepared the area with an embossing buddy and stamped the word with VersaMark ink and added Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and heat set it with my Marvy Embossing Tool.  I then adhered the birthday die cut with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

00187aPRODUCTS USED:

  • Craft Smith Indigo Gold paper pack
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 100# Navy Cardstock
  • Creative Hands Peel & Stick Foam Sheets
  • Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words Birthday
  • Paper Accents Mirror Gold Cardstock
  • Zig 2-Way Glue Pen
  • Winnie and Walter Big Bold & Party stamp
  • Inkadinkado Embossing Magic
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Marvy Embossing Tool
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue

 

Masculine Card: A Fisherman Birthday Wish

The Paper Studio Glasses, Staches & Ties paper pack has a couple of fish related patterned paper, which would make great cards for the fisherman in my family.

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I die cut the blue and grey fish paper with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and applied it to a top fold cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.  For added focal interest, I cut the matching dotted paper with the same die and then cut it again to 1 1/2″ wide.  This allowed it to have the stitched border on all sides.  This was adhered to the fish patterned paper with 3M 1/2″ foam tape.

Next, I stamped the fisherman from the Woodware Casting the Bait stamp onto some Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Hero Hues Black Ink.  I then die cut the focal image with the second largest Avery Elle Double Pierced Square and adhered it on an angle to the cardbase with 3M 1/2″ foam tape.  I then fussy cut one of the fish from leftover patterned paper and added it to the end of the fishing line and adhered it as well with foam tape.  Since the scales of fish make them sparkle and shine in the water I added Wink of Stella Clear Brush Pen over each of the fish in the patterned paper and the card was done.

00184aI like to add some element of the card to the inside of the card, as well as the envelope as seen in the picture above.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • The Paper Studio Glasses, Staches & Ties paper pack
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundles of Stitched Shapes
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • 3M 1/2″ foam tape
  • Woodware Casting the Bait stamp
  • Hero Hues Black Ink
  • Avery Elle Double Pierced Square
  • Wink of Stella Clear Brush Pen

 

Masculine Birthday: Stampin’ Up Angler

The Paper Studio Glasses, Staches & Ties paper pack has a couple of fish related patterned paper, which would make great cards for the fisherman in my family.  This time I used the black and white fish hook patterned paper.

00189I die cut the paper with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and adhered it to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″.

I stamped the image from Stampin’ Up Angler onto the same white cardstock with Hero Hues Black ink and die cut it using Spellbinders Wonky Shapes die and adhered it to the patterned paper with some Creative Hands Peel & Stick Foam Sheets.

I used a sentiment from My Favorite Thing Celebrate You stamp using only the top line of the sentiment with VersaMark ink by covering the bottom line with washi tape and then removing it before stamping onto some Gina K. Designs 100# Black Cardstock.  I used Recollections Snow Embossing Powder and heat set it with my Marvy Embossing Tool. To ensure that the embossing powder only stuck to the VersaMark ink, I prepared the paper with my embossing buddy prior to stamping.  I then cut the sentiment into a thin strip and applied it under the focal image with 3M 1/2″ foam Tape and the card was done.

00189aI like to add some element of the card to the inside of the card, as well as the envelope as seen in the picture above.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • The Paper Studio Glasses, Staches & Ties paper pack
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 100# Black Cardstock
  • Stampin’ Up Angler Stamp
  • Hero Hues Black ink
  • Spellbinders Wonky Shapes die
  • Creative Hands Peel & Stick Foam Sheets
  • My Favorite Thing Celebrate You stamp
  • Recollections Snow Embossing Powder
  • Marvy Embossing Tool
  • 3M 1/2″ foam Tape

Masculine Birthday: Hey Stud

My father and mother were both school teachers and to supplement their income to support a family of eight during the summers my dad and mom would build homes to sell.  The handyman gene was passed down to a lot of people in my family.  I married a handyman and we built three houses when we were young from the ground up.  So, when I saw the cute tools patterned paper in the Paper Studio Glasses, Staches, & Tie paper pack I knew I needed to make a card.

00191I cut the patterned paper with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and applied it to a top fold cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock (8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″).

I fussy cut a hammer, wrench, and screw driver from the patterned paper and wanted to put them in a tool belt for the focal image.  I found Design ID #13262 in the Silhouette store and modified the image so that it only had one pocket and sized it to approximately 3″ x 2 1/4″.

I needed a sentiment that would go along with the theme.  If you have ever been in the process of building a home you know the 2″ x 4″ wood used to frame up walls is called a stud, and that term also means a good looking guy, so I added “HEY STUD” “Have a Tool’n Good Birthday!” underneath the tool belt and printed the design with my Silhouette Cameo on some Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

Next I die cut the focal image with the second largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables, but when I placed it on the card it needed something more to make it stand out.  So, I added registration marks in the Silhouette software to print and cut the tool belt.  I cut a slit in the pocket with my X-acto Knife, tucked the tools inside the slit, and taped them in place on the back with Scotch Tape.  Then it was adhered over the first tool belt with some 3M 1/2″ foam tape and I liked it much better.  I then adhered the focal rectangle on the patterned paper with 3M 1/2″ foam tape and the card was done.

00191aI like to add some element of the card to the inside of the card, as well as the envelope as seen in the picture above.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • The Paper Studio Glasses, Staches, & Tie paper pack
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables
  • Scotch Tape
  • X-acto Knife
  • 3M 1/2″ foam tape