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

Avery Elle Floral Bouquet Birthday

I recently purchased Avery Elle’s Floral Bouquet stamp set.  The matching dies make it easy to have a lovely bouquet cutout to place on a card.

I stamped the images on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink since I planned to color it with Copic Markers.  Colors used were: G21, G94, YG17; V22, V25; R89, R85, R83, R81.  I really liked the combination of deep pink and purple.  Once the coloring was done it was run through the Big Shot with the matching dies.  I decided to place the bouquet on an oval cut with a My Favorite Things Stitched Oval STAX die.  The oval was cut again with Darice Sticky Back Foam and then trimmed down to be just smaller than the shape and the two were adhered together.

I placed the bouquet where I planned to adhere it to determine where to stamp the sentiment, which is from the same stamp set.  It was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  The bouquet was adhered to the oval with 3M ½” Foam Tape.  The small sprig of two flower buds was adhered with Multi Medium Matte and tucked under the right edge of the bouquet.

I think an embossed background adds interest and dimension to a card, so a rectangle of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock was die cut with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and then run through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder.  It was adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The focal image oval was adhered in the center of the card with the same glue.  To accent the stamen in the center of the flowers Platinum Stickles was added.  As a finishing touch Clear Wink of Stella was added to the flowers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Avery Elle Floral Bouquet Stamp and Die
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Oval STAX
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Copic Markers: G21, G94, YG17; V22, V25; R89, R85, R83, R81
  • Platinum Stickles
  • Clear Wink of Stella

OCC Rainbow Maker: Birthday Hooray

I love the Online Card Classes that are hosted by Kristine Werner and Jennifer McGuire.  I have learned so much by taking these classes and feel that my cardmaking skills have increased by watching the techniques and instructions that are shared.  Recently I have been participating in the Rainbow Maker class and have a few cards that I will be posting using techniques learned in the class.

The first is this birthday card using a watercolor background and a coverup die from Avery Elle.  I love the way it turned out.

I began by watercoloring a rainbow background using my Mission Gold Watercolors on Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper.  Colors used are listed below.

While the watercolor background was drying a die cut three of Avery Elle’s Horizontal Stripes Coverup from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and adhered them together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive.  This die also cuts the “hooray!” sentiment.

I adhered the coverup and sentiment to the watercolor background with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  A top folding A2 Cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image and die were adhered to the front using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

I think this will make a great masculine birthday card, which are always a challenge to design and create.

Supplies Used:

  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Avery Elle Horizontal Stripes
  • Mission Gold Watercolors: Permanent Red, Yellow Orange, Permanent Yellow Light, Sap Green, Ultramarine Blue, Bright Clear Violet
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive

Hero Arts Color Layering Parrot: Make a Wish Birthday

My granddaughter Aurora turns twelve on July 21.  She has a blue and yellow parakeet and while I didn’t find a stamp with that bird, I did find the Hero Arts Color Layering Parrot stamp and cut.

I stamped the image on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Altenew Inks: Buttercream, Mango Smoothie, Sea Glass, Ocean Waves, Dusk, and Industrial Diamond and then die cut it using the matching dies.

To make the background look like sky I pulled some light blue cardstock from my stash, die cut it using the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes, and ink blended it using the Inkylicioius Ink Blending Tool and Altenew Sea Glass and Ocean Waves ink.

I decided to have the parrot perched on a branch so I went looking through my stamp sets and pulled out the large branch from Altenew’s Vintage Flowers and stamped it to the ink blended panel with Altenew Dark Chocolate Ink.  It was now time to add the leaves from the Layering Parrot stamp set.  I wanted them to stay within the same color scheme so I pulled out Altenew’s Moss, Olive, Parrot, and Lagoon and randomly stamped the leaves on the branch, as well as in the upper right corner.

The sentiment is from Avery Elle Cupcakes and was stamped in the lower left of the card with Altenew Lagoon Ink.  The MISTI was used so that it could be stamped a few times to intensify the color.  The parrot was adhered to the branch using 3M ½” Foam Tape and the card was done.  I love the way this card turned out.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Light Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Hero Arts Color Layering Parrot Stamp and Cut
  • Altenew Vintage Flowers (Branch)
  • Avery Elle Cupcakes
  • Altenew Inks: Buttercream, Mango Smoothie, Sea Glass, Ocean Waves, Dusk, Industrial Diamond, Moss, Olive, Parrot, Lagoon, Dark Chocolate
  • Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass
  • Inkylicious Ink Blending Tool
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • ½” 3M Foam Tape
  • Simon Say Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle

 

 

 

 

Three Cupcakes Birthday Card

My favorite cards to make are floral images, but they don’t make very good masculine birthday cards.  Birthday Cupcakes are very neutral and who doesn’t like a cupcake and so I decided to use three.

A long time ago I purchase a paper pack of glitter paper.  I pulled out some white, yellow, and orange to die cut the cupcakes from Avery Elle Cupcakes.  To add some dimension Copic Markers YR24, YR07, and C3 were used to add shading to the images.

A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock.  The cupcakes were adhered to the front using Tombo Mono Multi Glue for the two side cupcakes and the middle cupcake was adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

For the sentiment I pulled out The Paper Studio eat Cake 12 x 12 Paper Pad and cut a strip of Celebrate.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back for dimension.

I’ve seen Kristin Werner add dash lines with a white pen to some of her cards and decided that it would look good.  I really like the way it turned out.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • The Paper Studio Eat Cake 12 x 12 Paper Pad
  • Glitter Paper from Stash
  • Gina K. Desgins 120# Black
  • Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen
  • Avery Elle Cupcakes Die
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Copic Markers: YR24, YR07, C3

Love You Molli Make a Wish Birthday Card

This card was made for Kara Lee whose favorite colors are Turquoise and Green.  This is a new image from La-La Land Crafts entitled Love You Mollie.  I love her beautiful, flowing hair and cute boots.

The image was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and then colored with Copic Markers (listed below).  Once the coloring was complete it was die cut using the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  I searched my stash of cardstock and found a matching turquoise, which was cut 1/8″ larger than the focal image. Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the back.  The sentiment from Avery Elle Cupcakes was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image rectangle was adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue. Bottle Green Nuvo Crystal Drops were added to the heart on the t-shirt and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La-Land Crafts Love You Molli
  • Avery Elle Cupcakes
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Teal/Aqua Cardstock from Stash
  • Copic Markers: E50, E53, E55, E35; E00, E11, E51, R20; BG13, BG15, BG18; YG03, YG63, YG67; C0, C1; C1, C3; B000, B0000
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Bottle Green
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle

Blossoms Love Balloons Make a Wish Birthday Card

This card is for Centhy who is a senior this year and will be moving on to new and exciting adventures in her life.  Her favorite colors are pink and black.

I found some great black and gray paper to use as a background for this card in the Colorbok 8 1/2″ x 11″ Moonlight Designer Paper.  It was die cut using the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  I found some hot pink cardstock in my stash and cut it with my paper trimmer 1/8″ larger than the patterned paper.  These two rectangles were glued together with Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive and then adhered to a top folding A2 Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The focal image from Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Blossoms Love Balloons was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and colored with Copic Markers (listed below).  Once the coloring was complete the focal image was die cut with the second largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  A hot pink rectangle 1/8″ larger was cut and adhered to the back with Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.

The sentiment from Avery Elle Cupcakes was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the back of the focal image and then adhered to the front of the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Wink of Stella was added to the balloons and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Blossoms Love Balloons
  • Avery Elle Cupcakes
  • Colorbok 8.5 x 11 Designer Paper Moonlight
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Hot Pink Cardstock from Stash
  • Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker
  • Copic Markers: C6, C7, C8; RV04, RV06, RV09 (RV69 Balloon); E00, E11, E51, R20; E49, E59, E57; B000, B0000
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam (Small Rectangle)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black