Watercolor Background Rock On Masculine Card

Here is the second card with a watercolor musical background and guitar die cuts.

Products Used:

  • Jillian Vance Music Speaks Stamp and Dies
  • Jillian Vance Musical Notes Background
  • Echo Park Oh Holy Night
  • Altenew Fine Alphabet Dies
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Distress Inks: Salty Ocean, Candied Apple, Mustard Seed
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs Black Onyx Base Weight Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Canson XL Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Watercolor Background You Rock Birthday

Maybe it’s because I’m a child who grew up in the 60’s and 70’s, but I love these musical guitars. With the music background it makes a great card.

Products Used:

  • Jillian Vance Music Speaks Stamp and Dies
  • Jillian Vance Musical Notes Background
  • Altenew Fine Alphabet Dies
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Daniel Smith Watercolors: Hansa Yellow Light, Quinacridone Rose, Cerulean Blue Chromium
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs Cherry Red Base Weight Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Canson XL Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Gold Foil Masculine Birthday Card III

For this card I simply used the letters that were cut out of the gold foil paper on another card, added them to some gold mirror cardstock, and another card was done.

Products Used:

  • Simon Says Stamp Balloon Bouquet Dies
  • Altenew Bold Alphabet Dies
  • Echo Park Red Happy Birthday Gold Foil Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Scrap of Red Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • 3M ½” Foam tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Wish Big Gold Foil Masculine Birthday

Pretty navy gold foil paper and some gold embellishments makes for a clean and simple masculine card.

Products Used:

  • Echo Park Navy Happy Birthday Gold Foil Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs In the Navy Base Weight Cardstock
  • Altenew Layered Cupcake
  • My Favorite Things Wish
  • Simon Says Stamp Jumbo Stripes
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Copper Embossing Powder
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Gold Foil Masculine Birthday Card II

This is take 2 on creating a birthday card with lovely patterned paper and adding an Altenew Layered Cupcake stamped on mirror cardstock with gold embossing powder.

Products Used:

  • Echo Park Red Happy Birthday Gold Foil Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Vine Detail Copper Embossing Powder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Altenew Layered Cupcake

Gold Foil Birthday Masculine Card

Amazing how some pretty gold foil paper makes a clean and simple masculine card, with just a few embellishments added.

Products Used:

  • Echo Park Red Happy Birthday Gold Foil Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Scrap of Red Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • 3M ½” Foam tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Penny Black Uplifting Balloons Die
  • Lawn Fawn Party Balloons Die
  • Altenew Bold Alphabet Dies
  • Gold and Kraft Twine

Beautiful Heart Happy Everything

This is the second card created with Altenew’s Beautiful Heart stamp.  However, this time I only stamped the outline with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored it in using Copic Markers.

This was a one layer card.  The flower was stamped first and then stamped again onto some masking paper in order to stamp the leaves.  They were colored with Copic Markers V28, V25, V22; YG17, YG25, YG01.  When the coloring was complete it was die cut using My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX and then matted with Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.  The sentiment was also cut from gold mirror and Darice Sticky Back Foam to add dimension and adhered to the card front.

Am A2 side folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the focal image panel and then adhered to the cardbase with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Beautiful Heart
  • Penny Black Awesome Die Set
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Copic Markers: V28, V25, V22; YG17, YG25, YG01
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Nuvo Aqua Glitter Gloss Shimmer Pen1

 

Beautiful Heart Happiest of Birthdays

I recently purchased Altenew’s Beautiful Heart stamp set.  It has a lovely big flower and leaves that are very easy to layer.  For this card I decided to use Altenew purple inks.

The stamp leaves a lot of white space, which creates a lot of lovely highlights.  The outline was stamped first using Memento Tuxedo Black onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.  It was then stamped with Lilac and Lavender Fields for the flower, Frayed Leaf and Forest Glad for the leaves.

To add visual interest to the card I die cut a rectangle of the Neena cardstock with a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX and dry embossed it with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder.  Darice sticky back foam was added to the back to add dimension and then it was adhered to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

The flower and leaves were die cut with the matching dies.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back and then adhered to the card front.  The sentiment is from Winnie & Walter’s Sentimental Birthday was stamped onto Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.  Foam Tape was added to the back and it was adhered just below the focal image and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Beautiful Heart
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Altenew Inks: Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Nuvo Aqua Glitter Gloss Shimmer Pen

Analogous Colors – It’s Your Birthday! Let’s Celebrate!

I really like the color combination of blue, green, and yellow.  This cupcake layering stamp from Altenew is very easy to line up and creates a great focal image.  I decided to use this new frame die cut from Little B.  Also adding visual interest was dry embossing the cardbase front with Cricut Cuttlebug Charles Embossing Folder.

The cupcake image was die cut with the matching dies, foam tape was added to the back for dimension and glued to the front of the decorative rectangle.  The final embellishment was adding sequins from Pretty Pink Posh Share Kindness Mix.  After the card was done I decided to add some seed beads as sprinkles on the frosting.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Layered Cupcakes
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Sweet Corn, Blue Lagoon, Applemint, Lucky Clover
  • Pretty Pink Posh Share Kindness Sequin Mix
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Turquoise Sea Cardstock
  • Little B Frames
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Cricut Cuttlebug Charles Embossing Folder
  • Mikuki Lagoon Seed Beads Mix

Budding Thanks Celebrate You

Another card for complementary colors theory in the Online Card Classes Introduction to Color Theory.  I’ve had the Altenew Budding Thanks stamp set for a long time and never made a card with it.  I found that it was a little more difficult to line up this layering stamp than some others that I’ve worked with, but I really like the pink and green colors that were used on this card.

I really like using a lot of white space on my cards.  Clean and simple really appeals to me and I find myself creating a lot of cards using this design.  In the color theory class we talked about using complementary colors, which are opposite each other on the color wheel.  The intensity or hue of the color is changed by the amount of water used.  This also works when selecting ink colors, varying the intensity of color can give a completely different feel to a card.

Altenew Inks were used to stamp the images.  Once the stamping/layering was complete the images were die cut with the matching dies and added 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the back to add dimension.  For visual interest a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock was die cut using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle and then dry embossed using the Cricut Cuttlebug Polka Dot folder. Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the panel and it was then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

The flowers were adhered to the polka dot panel by removing the backing paper from the foam tape.  Penny Black’s Celebrations die was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and adhered to the bottom right of the card front.  For the secondary sentiment a scrap of cardstock was colored and stamped using the same Altenew inks used to stamp the flowers.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Budding Thanks
  • Penny Black Celebrations
  • Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold, and Party
  • Altenew Inks: Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, Rubellite, Razzelberry, Mountain Mist, Volcano Lake
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Cricut Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Nuvo Aqua Glitter Gloss Shimmer Pen