Sailing Into a Happy Birthday

I wanted to use up the oval of navy cardstock I had left over from another card I made and thought that it would be a great background for this ship from Stampin’ Up’s The Open Sea. I paired it with Altenew’s Dotted Scaled Debossing Plate because it looks a little bit like waves, but I wanted some added dimension, so I inked the plate with navy ink before running it through the Big Shot. I really like the distressed look that it gave to the background.

Products Used:

  • Stampin’Up The Open Sea
  • My Favorite Things Make a Wish
  • Altenew Dotted Scaled Debossing Plate
  • Gina K. Designs Blue Denim Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight In the Navy Cardstock
  • Blue and White Bakers Twine
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Ovals

A Happy Birthday Journey

This stamp reminds me of the old Ford pickup I learned to drive in. How I remember those days of trying to get the timing right for the clutch and gas. A lot of jerky moves until I finally mastered the art. I wanted to use an Altenew Layered Plaid Background Die, but the white was just too stark and so I ink blended the background with some Blue Denim Ink and really liked the outcome.

Products Used:

  • Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous The Journey
  • Hero Arts Birthday Hugs and Kisses
  • Altenew Layered Plaid B
  • Gina K. Designs Blue Denim Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight In the Navy Cardstock
  • Blue and White Bakers Twine
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Ovals

Green Plaid Vintage Motorcycle

I don’t know if there are green motorcycles out there, I assume that there are a few, but I chose the color simply because I loved the green plaid patterned paper. It was a quick and easy masculine card.

Products Used:

  • Paper Rose Vintage Motorcycle
  • Unity Stamps For the Guys
  • Paper Pizazz Pine Green Plaid
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Distress Oxide Ink Lucky Clover
  • Hero Arts Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Vintage Motorcycle Happy Birthday

I stamped the motorcycle image with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and heat set it with clear embossing powder, giving the vehicle that shiny hue. With a little pop of red in the sentiment I loved the way it turned out.

Products Used:

  • Paper Rose Vintage Motorcycle
  • Unity Stamps For the Guys
  • My Favorite Things Black & White Basics 6×6 Paper Pack
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Red Velvet Ink
  • VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen

For the Guys – Enjoy the Ride

I love the look of black, white, and red. With some great patterned paper and a bright and colorful image and quick and easy card is created.

Products Used:

  • Unity Stamps For the Guys
  • My Favorite Things Black & White Basics 6×6 Paper Pack
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Red Velvet and Amalgam Inks
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen

You’re Just Plane Awesome Uncle Delos

My wonderful Uncle Delos just turned ninety-one. He is an amazing man and I’m blessed to have him in my life. I decided to pull out this plane image from Unity Stamps’ For the Guys because the sentiment was perfect. I ink blended some clouds using My Favorite Things Mini Cloud Edges Stencil and frame it using a couple of stitched rectangles.

Products Used:

  • Unity Stamps For the Guys
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Altenew Silver Stone and Industrial Diamond Ink
  • Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass Ink
  • My Favorite Things Mini Cloud Edges Stencil
  • Hero Arts Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangles
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

You Make Me Smile Happy Birthday

I really like this stamp set from Gina K. Designs. I used Gina Marie Designs Peekaboo Oval to frame the image and really like the way it turned out.

Products Used:

  • Gina K. Designs You Make Me Smile
  • My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 047 May Green, 045 Pale Green, )31 Cobalt Blue, 033 Persian Green
  • Gina Marie Designs Peekaboo Oval Die
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Blue Raspberry  Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder

Garden Frame Happy Birthday

I worried that this garden frame stamp would be too small for the front of a card, but I think pairing it with a pretty background die frames it perfectly.

Products Used:

  • Mama Elephant Garden Frame
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 031 Cobalt Blue, 047 May Green, 071 Flesh Color, 067 Mustard, 021 Light Carmine, 045 Pale Green, 081 Light Violet
  • Gina Marie Designs Petite Looped Lace Rectangle
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • VersaFine Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Gold Embossing Powder

A Golden Happy Birthday

I love the way these deep purple flowers look against the filigree gold background. Such a rich and elegant look.

Products Used:

  • Clearly Besotted Happily Ever After
  • My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings
  • Spellbinders A2 Divine Eloquence Die
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold and Copper Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Paper Accents Brushed Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Daniel Smith Watercolors: Quinacridone Rose, Hansa Yellow Light, Cerulean Blue

Wrapped in Love Birthday Wishes

My daughter-in-law Monica loves burgundy and black. Since black doesn’t really make the prettiest flowers, I decided to focus on a deep rich burgundy. I used the new stamp from Gina K. Designs called Wrapped in Love and added some gold accents with embossing powder and cardstock.

Products Used:

  • Gina K. Designs Wrapped in Love
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Daniel Smith Watercolors: Quinacridone Rose, Hansa Yellow Light, Cerulean Blue
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Brushed Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder
  • Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Birthday
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam