Horizontal Stripes Happy Birthday

I love the way this die from Avery Elle has a circle die cut. It’s perfect for adding a bouquet of flowers and stamping the sentiment inside the circle. I popped everything the striped die with foam tape.

When I am coloring an image with Copic Markers that I want to add gold embossing to, I first stamp it in a light ink, leave the stamp in my MISTI, color the images, and then stamp again with VersaMark and then heat embossed. I’ve found coloring over embossing powder than ruin the nibs of your Copics.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Adore You
  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles
  • Avery Elle Horizontal Stripes Die
  • Copic Markers: V09, V06, V04, V01; YG67, YG17, YG03; YR24, YR21
  • Ink On 3 Fadeout
  • Gina K. Designs Wild Lilac Ink
  • VersaMark
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

A Little Birdie Told Me

My Granddaughter Aurora loves parakeets and has three of them. I asked her for a picture of one of them so that I could color this image I found on Pinterest to look like Lucky. It really helped to have a photograph because I would never have added the browns to the wings. She love it.

Products Used:

  • Coloring Sun Beautiful Parakeet and Flower Digi from Pinterest
  • Avery Elle Tweet Tweet
  • Copic Markers: E49, E47, E44; E59, E57, E55, E53; YR24, YR23, YR21; Y17, Y15, Y13, Y08, Y06, Y02; YG63, YG25; YG24, YG23, YG03, YG21; RV13, RV11, RV10; R85, R83, R81; BG000, BG0000
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Tim Holtz 3D Woven Embossing Folder
  • Ranger Stickles Crystal
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Blue and Red Turnabout Happy Birthday to Jerry

My brother has a birthday coming up and his favorite colors are red and blue. I decided to use the Concord & 9th Birthday Basic Turnabout with two colors of red and two of blue. Added an Altenew Layered Cupcake and some small balloons and was happy with the results.

Products Used:

  • Concord & 9th Birthday Basics Turnabout
  • Avery Elle Layered Cupcake
  • Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Birthday
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Ovals
  • Penny Black Uplifting Balloons
  • Lawn Fawn Party Balloons
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle Set 2
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Blue Denim, In the Navy, Cherry Red, Red Velvet, Red Hot
  • DMC Mouline Embroidery Floss Gold
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Novo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

Handpicked Bouquet Sympathy

I had two sweet friends pass away within a week of one another. I will miss them. Valerie had two of her sons living in our ward and so I wanted to create sympathy cards that were purple, since that was her favorite color. This is the first card.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Handpicked Bouquet Stamp and Die
  • Avery Elle With Sympathy Stamp and Die
  • Ranger Alcohol Pearl Ink Villainous
  • Ranger Alcohol Inks Amethyst and Purple Twilight
  • Ranger Alcohol Blending Solution
  • Copic Markers: G85, G82, G46, G28, G24, G21, G20, YG57, YG25, YG03; V17, V15, V12; V09, V06, V04, V01, BV11
  • Kirkland Glossy Photo Paper
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# and 120# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Ink on 3 Fadeout Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Blue Turnabout Sweet Wishes

I was having a hard time making my Birthday Basics Turnabout line up. Once I figured out that the template was only 5 7/8″ inches and cut my paper down to match, everything lined up great.

Products Used:

  • Concord & 9th Birthday Basics Turnabout
  • Avery Elle Cupcakes
  • Penny Black Sweet Wishes Die
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Copic Markers: E33, E31, E30; Y17, Y15; B99, B97, B95, B93, B91; BG57, BG53
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Powder Blue, Blue Denim, Sea Glass, Tranquil Teal
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Pen
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

Hooray! It’s Your Birthday Alcohol Ink Background

My oldest grandson turned twenty. How in the heck did that happen. His favorite colors are red and black, so I decided to use this beautiful alcohol ink background to set of the background sentiment die.

Products Used:

  • Pearl Alcohol Inks
  • Avery Elle Horizontal Stripes Die
  • Gina K. Designs Birthday Greetings
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 110# Solar White Cardstock
  • Elmer’s Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi-Medium Matte
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Hues Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder

Magnificent Magnolia Thank You II

This beautiful stamp from Clearly Besotted is very large. Pairing it with a die cut background really let it take center stage. I love the soft color scheme used.

Products Used:

  • Cleary Besotted Magnificent Magnolia Stamp
  • Avery Elle Horizontal Stripes Die
  • Copic Markers: E42, E41, E40, R01; G94, YG63, YG61, YG23; Colorless Blender
  • Pentel Sunburst Gold Metallic Gel Pen Medium
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# and 110# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Bold Alpha Hello

When you want to send a hello card to a masculine recipient using some graphic paper is a good way to go. Add some large die cut letters from Altenew and you have a card pleasing to the eye.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Bold Alphabet Caps Dies
  • The Paper Studio Mint to be Fab 12 x 12 Paper Pad
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

It’s Your Birthday! Let’s Celebrate!

This card is basically a monochromatic color scheme with reds.  The patterned paper accented the colors used in the layered cupcake.  Since I die cut the cupcake into a circle shape the card needed a little white accents on the bottom of the card and pulled out My Favorite Things Chevron Stripes.

A very clean and simple design and very easy to create.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Layered Cupcakes
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Sweet Corn, Peach Bellini, Coral Reef
  • Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Sequin Mix
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Reflections Bright and Basic 12 x 12 Cardstock Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • My Favorite Things Chevron Stripes
  • Mikuki Ruby Seed Beads Mix

Happy Birthday To You Balloons

This is the second try of this card.  The first time around I tried using Glossy Accents and I used too much and it was running off the balloons and making a mess, so I went back to the drawing board, stamped the background balloon directly onto the stitched rectangle rather than die cutting them all and adhered them with liquid glue.  I took the sentiment balloons, adhered them together, and then used clear embossing powder to add the shine and loved the way it turned out.

I decided to use Gina K. Designs Turquoise Sea cardstock for the cardbase and love the way it accented the big turquoise balloon.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back for dimension and glued in place with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  A Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic Silver Pen was used for the strings on the balloon.  It was a very subtle accent.

Products Used:

  • Avery Elle Balloons
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Grass, Applemint, Sweet Corn, Lemon Drop, Turquoise Sea, Blue Lagoon
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle
  • Darcie Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Turquoise Sea Cardstock
  • Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic Silver Pen