Foiled Layered Cupcake Happiest of Birthdays

I decided to use the navy and silver foil color scheme for a masculine birthday card. I foiled the chevron background and then die cut down the panel with a stitched rectangle.

For the focal image I pulled out the Altenew Layered Cupcake Stamp and coordinating die. This is a layering stamp, but I like the way it looks when colored with Copic Markers. I first stamped it with gray ink, colored it with Copics, and then stamped it again with Versa Mark Ink and heat embossed it silver. It was then die cut using the coordinating die.

The sentiment was foiled with a scrap of navy cardstock and silver foil, then cut into a fishtail banner with a Pink & Main Sentiment Strip.

To assemble the card the chevron background was adhered to a top folding white cardbase with Simon Says Stamp’s Big Mama Foam Tape. To add dimension to the cupcake it was cut again with with blue sticky back foam, which was adhered to the back of the cupcake and then adhered to the chevron background with liquid glue. A thin strip of foam was also added to the sentiment strip and adhered just below the cupcake. The final embellishment was to add confetti drops to the frosting using Nuvo Crystal Drops in Midnight Blue and Silver.

I love the look of the lighter blue focal image on the navy cardstock.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Layered Cupcake
  • Spellbinders Glimmer More Sentiments
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Midnight Blue and Silver Linings
  • My Favorite Things Chevron Coverup Die
  • Copic Markers: B99, B97, B95, B45, B41, B91; E53, E51, E50, W3, W1, W0
  • Crafter’s Companion Silver Hot Foil
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight In the Navy Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Sticky Back Blue Foam
  • Memento London Fog Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Pink & Main Sentiments Strip

Foiled Anemone Happy Birthday

I liked the way the hot foil looked on black cardstock so much that I decided to use it on a navy blue with silver foil. I loved the way it looked.

For this card I used the Avery Elle Horizontal Strips Die. It leaves a lovely circle where a sentiment can be foiled.

For the focal image I pulled out Altenew’s Anemone Coronaria stamp and coordinating dies. I first stamped them with a light gray ink and then colored it with Copic Markers. Once the coloring was complete it was stamped again with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed silver. The images were die cut with the coordinating dies and then adhered to the lower left of the foiled circle with Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape.

A quick and easy card to make, but so beautiful.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Anemone Coronaria
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Stylish Script Happy Birthday
  • Avery Elle Horizontal Stripes Die
  • Copic Markers: B99, B97, B95, B(3, B91, YG67, YG17, YG03
  • Crafter’s Companion Silver Hot Foil
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight In the Navy Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Sticky Back Blue Foam
  • Memento London Fog Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Gold Foiled Mandala Lace Birthday Wishes

I decided to try foiling on a dark cardstock and used the Gina Marie Designs Mandala Lace Background die. It turned out beautiful on black cardstock from Gina K. Designs. Such an elegant look. I cut down the background with a stitched rectangle so that there was a small black border when it was adhered to a black cardbase using Simon Says Stamp Mama Foam Tape.

I wanted something elegant to add as focal interest and decided to cut the Altenew Fantasy Floral Layering Die with two different pink mirror cardstock. To make the base layer darker I used some Copic Markers. The leaf cluster was cut from green mirror cardstock.

The sentiment was hot foiled using the same gold foil and cut into a flagged banner with a Pink & Main Sentiment Strip. Foam tape was added to the back of the banner as well.

The banner was adhered to the flower and leaf with liquid glue and then the release paper was removed from the foam tape and everything was adhered to the lower left of the card.

A very elegant look with this pretty background.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina Marie Designs Mandala Lace Background Die
  • Altenew Fantasy Floral Dies
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Everyday Sentiments
  • Crafter’s Companion Papercraft Gold Hot Foil
  • Crafter’s Companion Mauve and Dusky Pink Mirror Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Green Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Pink & Main Sentiment Strip

Foiled Blooming Wreath Happy Birthday

This pretty wreath from Memory Box was another die that I experimented with using on the FoilPress. I used gold foil and then colored the images with Copic Markers. I decided to pull out some of the flower centers for Altenew’s Garden Picks 3D Flowers to add to the center of these flowers. The centers of the flowers were the perfect size to foil the Spellbinders Stylish Script Happy Birthday.

This is a large image measuring about 4 1/8″ in diameter. That doesn’t leave much room for the front of a standard A2 cardbase, so I decided to make into a round card. I cut the focal image with a 4 1/4″ round die and then cut two 4 1/2″ purple circles. I scored the top of the inner circle and added Be Creative Double Sided Tape above the score line. This will create the circle cardbase. To allow the card to stand I trimmed a small amount from the inner circle so that it had a flat surface.

I used the 3 in 1 Memory Keepers Punch Board to create a 5″ square envelope. The final embellishment was to add some Nuvo Glitter Drops in Golden Sunset to the flower centers.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Memory Box Bloomington Wreath Die
  • Altenew Garden Picks 3D Flower Centers
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Stylish Script Happy Birthday
  • Crafter’s Companion Papercraft Rose Gold Hot Foil
  • Nuvo Glitter Drops Golden Sunset
  • Copic Markers: V09, V06, V04, V01; YG67, YG17, YG03
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Purple Cardstock from Stash
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Foiled For Someone Special

I saw this big, beautiful peony foiled impressions die from Picket Fence and thought it would make a lovely card. I was not disappointed.

I had the background sitting on my desk. It had been hot foiled with gold using the Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle on pink cardstock.

For the peony, I had just received the darker pink Cerise foil and thought it would really make the flower pop on the page. It comes with a coordinating die. Once the flower was foiled I took Copic Markers to add some shading the petals. I also used a leaf die from Altenew’s Fantasy Floral and used some green cardstock to foil it with gold foil and added some shading to it as well.

I used the coordinating die to cut out some sticky back foam and trimmed it down and adhered it behind the flower to add some dimension.

The sentiment was foiled onto a scrap of pink cardstock with gold foil and cut into a thin banner using a Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label. Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape was added to the back to help it pop on the page.

To assemble the card the background was adhered to a top folding white cardbase. The flower was placed on the front to determine where to adhered the leaf with liquid glue. The flower was adhered using liquid glue on the back of the foam tape and the sentiment was placed over the top of the flower.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Picket Fence Studio Foiled Impressions Peony
  • Altenew Fantasy Floral 3D Leaf Die
  • Spellbinders Glimmer More Sentiments
  • Copic Markers: RV25, RV23, RV02, YG67, YG06
  • Paper Studio Texture-Lime Green Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Bubblegum Pink
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Crafter’s Companion Papercraft Gold and Cerise Hot Foil

Foil Frame Happy Birthday

I have been experimenting with the Gemini FoilPress Machine and decided to use the Crafter’s Companion Ornate Frame. Working with hot foil takes some experimenting to get it right with different types of dies. On this one it took a couple of tries. This die not only hot foils but cuts as well. Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape was added to the back of the frame.

I laid the frame on the side rectangle of cardstock to determine where to heat foil the sentiment. I cut down the rectangle with a stitched rectangle and then dry embossed it using the Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder. The embossed rectangle was added to a side folding cardbase with dotliner adhesive. The foiled frame was adhered to the front by removing the paper covering on the foam tape.

I decided to use the Altenew Garden Picks 3D Dies to create a focal image for the card. I colored Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Copic Markers in different shades of pink and green and then cut the layers and assembled them together with liquid glue. There were adhered with liquid glue and foam tape to the bottom of the foiled frame.

I think it turned out lovely.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Crafter’s Companion Ornate Frame
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Stylish Script Thank You and Happy Birthday
  • Altenew Garden Picks
  • Copic Markers: RV25, RV23, RV02, RV00; G46, G43
  • Gemini FoilPress Silver Foil
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

I Adore You Emma – Happy Birthday

My granddaughter Emma is turning 15 the 2nd of January. It’s hard to believe how quickly time is passing. Her favorite color is turquoise and she is getting old enough that I wanted to create a more grown up card. I wanted a flower that was open and allowed for Copic coloring. I pulled out Altenew’s Adore You. I stamped it first with Memento London Fog and after color I stamped again with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Super Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder.

I wanted a pretty background for the flowers and decided to use Altenew’s Frilly Frame, cut from silver mirror cardstock. I adhered it to the front of a top folding card using Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive. I adhered the bacl flower and leaves with liquid glue. The top two flowers were adhered using Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape.

The sentiment was heat foiling using Silver foil and Yana’s Sentiments Glimmer die. I used the coordinating die to cut out the sentiment and cut it again three times from white cardstock and adhered them together and then at the bottom of the frame with liquid glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Adore You
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Yana’s Sentiments
  • Gemini FoilPress Silver Foil
  • Copic Markers: BG18, BG16, BG13, BG11; G46, G43, G40; Y06, Y02
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • Altenew Frilly Frame
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adheisve

Foiled Fantasy Floral Happy Birthday

I decided to use a Spellbinders Glimmer Circle Pattern for a card. I foiled the circle pattern onto some 80# Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock using gold foil. It turned out beautiful. I then foiled the Glimmer Stylish Script into the center of the circle. I had learned previously that you get better results foiling separately the different glimmer dies.

I pulled out the Hero Arts Infinity Circle Dies to die cut the circle pattern. I used a smaller circle die to cut some Darice Sticky Back Foam and added it to the back of the circle.

I looked through my dies and selected the Pink Fresh Studio Diagonal Stitched Rectangle to cut a panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock. It was then embossed using Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder. This rectangle was adhered to the front of a top folding cardbase. The glimmer circle was adhered to the front with liquid glue.

I decided to add a floral die cut to the circle. I pulled out the pretty Altenew Fantasy Floral 3D Dies. I decided to color cardstock by using the mini ink pads and running them directly onto to the cardstock. Once the ink was dry the layers were then cut and adhered together using liquid glue. Sticky back foam was added to the portions of the flower and leaves that overhung the circle.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Spellbinders Glimmer Stylish Script Thank You and Happy Birthday
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Circle Pattern
  • Altenew Fantasy Floral 3D Dies
  • Hero Arts Infinity Circle Die
  • Altenew Velvet Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Red Velvet, Red Hot, Fresh Asparagus Ink
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder
  • Pink Fresh Studio Diagonal Stitched Rectangle Die
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

A Christmas Musical Masculine Thank You

Yesterday, December 20, we had our Church Christmas Program. For the first time since COVID we had musical number at church. I have really missed hearing music, it brings such a wonderful feeling to a meeting. I wanted to express my thanks to those who shared their musical talents yesterday. One was a young man you played “I Heart the Bells on Christmas Day” on the piano. I didn’t want to send him the same card I had sent to the women who performed, so I looked through my patterned paper and found this great plaid.

As with the previous card, I create the sentiment in the Silhouette Cameo and die cut it four times from navy cardstock. I also cut a shadow using pale yellow cardstock. It was the perfect combination.

I didn’t want to add a flower die cut and remembered that I had recently purchased Altenew’s Leaf Mix Dies. They were perfect for a masculine thank you.

The patterned paper was cut using a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Die and adhered to the a side folding cardbase. The sentiment and leaves were adhered to the patterned paper with liquid glue. I really like the way it turned out.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Leaf Mix Die
  • Silhouette Cut File Thank You with Times New Roman Font
  • Hot Off the Press Paper Pizazz Green Plaid
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Grass Green Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Pale Yellow Cardstock from Stash
  • Navy Cardstock from Stash
  • Copic Markers G24
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

A Christmas Musical Thank You

Yesterday, December 20, we had our Church Christmas Program. For the first time since COVID we had musical number at church. I have really missed hearing music, it brings such a wonderful feeling to a meeting. I wanted to express my thanks to those who shared their musical talents yesterday.

So, I pulled out some pretty flower patterned paper. I didn’t have a “thank you” die that was the right size for what I wanted so I created one in the Silhouette Cameo software. I cut it four times and layered them together, adhering them with liquid glue. I also pulled out one of the flowers from Altenew’s Garden Picks 3D Dies to add a pretty flower to the card front.

I cut down the flower paper using a Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangle that is the same size as an A2 card front. When I went to adhered the “thank you” die cut to the card front it got a little lost in patterned paper. So I created a shadow to the sentiment and cut it from vellum and it was just what was needed.

The final embellishment was to add some Ranger Gold Stickles to the flower center.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Garden Pick 3D Dies
  • Silhouette Cut File Thank You with P22 Corinthian Font
  • Paper Ink Lasting Impressions Ballet Cardstock
  • Photo Play Choose Happy Cardstock
  • Bazzill 40# Vellum
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Copic Marker YR23
  • Distress Spun Sugar Ink
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangle
  • Ranger Gold Stickles
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive