There’s No Such Thing as Too Many Candles Birthday Card

I’m always thinking of cards that can be used for masculine birthday cards.  About half of the birthday cards I send are for people who are senior citizens (over 60).  I really liked the sentiment from My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments “There’s no such thing as too many candles,” and decided to use this as the theme for this card.

I recently purchased Impression Obsession’s Candle Block stamp and die and thought the candles would be the perfect size to put a lot of them on a birthday cake.  So, I searched my dies and decided to use the layered cake from Hero Arts Make a Wish stamp and die.  I cut the cake layers from a scrap of brown cardstock and shaded it with Copic Markers (colors listed below).  The cake stand was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.

Since the cake was chocolate, I decided I wanted to have a complimentary patterned paper background.  I found this chevron paper from My Mind’s Eye Adventure Paper Pad and die cut it with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  It was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock using Tombo Mono Glue Runner Dot Adhesive.

The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink on a scrap of the brown cardstock and then heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  It was adhered to the card front using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

The candles were stamped multiple times with the Memento Inks listed below and then die cut with the matching die.  Candles in the back where adhered directly to the cardbase and the candles in the front with thin strips of 3M 1/2″ Fun Foam.  Gold Stickles was used for the flame of the candles and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Impression Obsession Candle Block
  • My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments
  • Hero Arts Make a Wish
  • Copic: E49, E47, E55, E57, E53
  • Memento Ink: Danube Blue, Cottage Ivy, Dandelion, Tangelo, Lady Bug
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • My Mind’s Eye Adventure Paper Pad
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gold Stickles
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Rangers Multi Medium Matte

Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Pink Tipped White Happy Birthday Card

This is the last card made with the Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Digital Stamp.  This time I decided on another two-toned rose of white and hot pink.

The image was printed on Neenah Solar White 80# Cardstock with a laser printer.  Copic Markers RV11, RV13, RV14; C00, C0, C1, C2; G24, G94, G99; BG0000, BG10 were used to color the image.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  To add interest to the card it was run through the Big Shot with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder with pressure only applied to the top 2/3 of the card.  A Scor-Pal was used to add an embossed line separating the embossed portion of the card from front the bottom of the card.

The sentiment from Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings was stamped on the bottom of the card with Hero Arts Bubblegum Ink.  Butterflies were punched using the Martha Stewart Three Butterflies Punch and then colored in the same way as the rose.  Small white pearls were used for the body of the butterflies.

The focal image was die cut using Spellbinders Classic Square Large Die and then adhered to the dry embossed area of the card front with Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam and Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Deep Pink Just for You Card

I love roses.  I live in a warm sunny climate, which is perfect for roses.  I have about 10 or 12 different plants around my house.  For this card I Copic Colored the rose image from Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile with a Deep Pink.

The image was printed on Neenah Solar White 80# White Cardstock with a laser printer, which is Copic Marker safe.  Colors used  are: R32, R35, R37, R39; G99, YG97, YG93; G20.

Once the coloring was complete it was die cut with the Memory Box Stitched Rectangles.  I don’t use these dies as often as regular stitched dies, but I like the cross stitched look that it creates.

The sentiment from Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings and was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black in the lower left corner of the focal image rectangle.  A rectangle of Darice Sticky Foam Tape was cut 1/8”smaller with a guillotine paper cutter and adhered to the back of the focal image.

An A2 Cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock adn the focal image was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Digital Stamp
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Copic: R32, R35, R37, R39; G99, YG97, YG93; G20
  • Memory Box Stitched Rectangles
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black

 

Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Yellow Happy Birthday Card

For this card the Card the rose from Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile was colored in yellow Copic Markers. I love yellow roses.

Once the coloring was complete the image was fussy cut with scissors. Next a rectangle of 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock was cut with the second largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles and then run through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder.  A Rectangle of yellow cardstock was cut 1/8” larger than the embossed rectangle and both were adhered together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the back.

3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the cutout rose and it was adhered to the dry embossed rectangle.  The focal image rectangle was then placed on a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock to determine where to stamp the sentiment from Sizzix Birthday Cake, which was stamped with Hero Arts India Ink Black.

The focal image was adhered to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Digital Stamp
  • Sizzix Birthday Cake
  • Copic: Y15, Y17 YR23; YG93, YG95, YG99
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Yellow Cardstock from Stash
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black

Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Orange Tipped Yellow Time to Celebrate Card

For this card I decided to do a two-toned flower. I hoped it would be like a flower I have growing in my back yard.  It is deeper in hue, but still pretty.

The digital stamp was printed on Neenah Solar White 80# Cardstock with a laser printer and then colored with Copic Markers (colors used are listed below).  Once the image was colored the image was die cut with the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle.  A rectangle from Paper Accents Gold  Cardstock was cut 1/8” larger and the two were adhered together with Be Creative Double Sided Tape.  Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was die cut and added to the back of the focal image rectangle.

The focal image rectangle was adhered to a top folding A2 Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Digital Stamp
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Copic: Y06, Y08, Y15; R22, RV13, RV14; G43, G46, G99; B0000, B000
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black

Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Peach Birthday Wishes Card

This birthday card uses the Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Digital Stamp.  It was printed on Neenah Solar WhCard 00437 was colored with Copic Markers R20, R22 R24; YG13, YG17, YG67; BG0000, BG000. 

Once the coloring was complete the focal image was die cut using the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Die.  The sentiment from Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black in the bottom left.  Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was cut just smaller than the rectangle and adhered to the back of the rectangle.  An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  A plain and simple birthday card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Digital Stamp
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Copic: R20, R22 R24; YG13, YG17, YG67; BG0000, BG000
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Die
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black

Happy Everything Aimee Birthday Card

My daughter Aimee turned 42 on May 8.  I don’t know how that could have happened so quickly, my brain tells me I’m not a day over 30.  Her favorite colors are teal/aqua and green.  I had just used the image from C. C. Designs Dove Art Studios Himalayan Poppy for my mother and thought it would make a beautiful birthday card for Aimee.

With Colored Pencil Shading
Without Color Pencil Shading

I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored the image with Copic Markers (colors used are listed below).  Once the coloring was done I die cut the image with the second largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  Another rectangle was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock 1/8” larger and both were adhered together using Be Creative Double Sided Tape.  (I find this works best with the smooth surface of mirror cardstock.)

The sentiment was cut from gold mirror cardstock using the Penny Black Awesome Die.  To add dimension the die was cut again from Sticky Backed Fun Foam.  cut the foam with the sticky side up and find it works really well to add dimension to die cut words. mirror cardstock.  Penny Black Awesome Die was also cut from the same mirror cardstock and again from Darice I

Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the back of the focal image rectangle and then it was adhered to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins were scattered on the card front.

I used my Derwent Inktense Pencil 1220 Green Aquamarine to add shadows to the flower centers.  A  Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic Gold #551 was used to add gold dots to the flower stamen and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • C. Designs DoveArt Studios Himalayan Poppy
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic Gold #551
  • Derwent Inktense Pencil 1230 Mallard Green
  • Copic Markers: BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18; YG03, YG67, YG17; BG000, BG0000
  • Penny Black Awesome Die
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles

 

Sweet Blossom Happy Birthday Card

This card was prepared for a young woman at church name Lizzie, whose favorite color is Teal/Aqua and has lovely, long, blond hair.  I thought the Whimsy Stamps Sweet Blossom image would make a perfect birthday card.

The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and colored with Copic Markers: BG11, BG13, BG14; BG72, BG75, BG18; BG91, BG93, BG95; E25, E29; E31, E33, E34; E50, E53, E55, E35; E00, E11, E51, R20; G99, G46; BG000, BG0000.

Once the coloring was done the sentiment from Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings was stamped below with Altenew Ocean Waves and Dusk inks.  The image was then cut with the second largest Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  Darice Sticky Backed Fun Foam was cut 1/8” smaller and added to the back.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  To accent the aqua color a rectangle of patterned paper from Perfect Prints Forever in Time 6” x 6” Paper Pack was cut with the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  A darker teal color cardstock was cut 1/8” larger and both rectangles were adhered together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The focal image was then adhered to the cardbase.  Silver Stickles was added to the center of the flowers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Whimsy Stamps Sweet Blossom
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Perfect Prints Forever in Time 6 x 6 Paper Stack
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: BG11, BG13, BG14; BG72, BG75, BG18; BG91, BG93, BG95; E25, E29; E31, E33, E34; E50, E53, E55, E35; E00, E11, E51, R20; G99, G46; BG000, BG0000
  • Silver Stickles
  • Altenew Ocean Waves and Dusk Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Penny Black Jubilant Time to Celebrate

Penny Black’s Jubilant makes an absolutely beautiful watercolor card. This card was made for one of our young women leaders whose favorite color is teal blue.  I love the way this card turned out.

I used Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper for this card.  I placed the Jubilant rubber stamp in the MISTI since I wanted to stamp the image multiple times to get the look that I was going for.  I colored the image with the ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers (colors used are listed below) and then generously spritzed it with water before stamping on the watercolor paper.  I did this a couple of times, drying the image with the Marvy Embossing Tool between each stamping.  For the last stamping I colored the image and did not add any additional water.

When I sprayed the stamp to clean it there was a lot of leftover ink and so I decided to do a second generation stamped image and it too turned out beautiful, a little softer in color, but it still made a lovely card.

Once the images were dry I ran them through the Sizzix Big Shot with the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle.  For the original image a rectangle of teal blue cardstock 1/8″ larger than the focal image was adhered to the back using Sookwang Scor-Tape.  To the second generation image Paper Accents Gold Mirror cardstock was added to the back.

The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted’s Fancy Sayings and was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  (You want to make sure that the image is completely dry before adding embossing powder or you will end up with a mess on your card.)

Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the back of the focal image rectangles.  A2 Top Folding Cardbases were made from Gina K. Designs 120# White and Ivory Cardstock and the focal images were adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  For added interest Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins were scattered on the card front and adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the cards were done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Jubilant
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Turquoise Cardstock from Stash
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 033 Persian Green, 080 Violet, 095 Dark Gray, 044 Deep Green, 066 Dark Oatmeal
  • Kuretake Water Brush
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Have a Wonderful Sweet Birthday

This card is for Aubrey who is an awesome big sister and a lovely pianist. Her favorite color is purple, but to add a little more interest I added some pink accents.  Wouldn’t it be fun to have a chocolate birthday cupcake half as big as you are.  Might have a stomach ache afterwards, but it would be a delicious treat.

This image is from Penny Black’s Sweet Thing and was stamped on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  The image was colored with Copic Markers (colors listed below) and then die cut using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  I have been an a kit lately of using patterned paper as a background to the focal image and decided to use Doodlebug 2523 Lilac Daisy-Stripe Cardstock.  It was cut with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  Matching purple cardstock was found from my stash and rectangles for both the focal image and the background panel were cut 1/8″ larger and adhered to the back of each rectangle with Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.  Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was also added to the back of the focal image to add dimension.

The sentiment from Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles was stamped below the focal image with Altenew Lavender Ink.  An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The patterned paper rectangle and the focal image rectangle were adhered to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Gold Stickles was added to the center of the cupcake flower and as the confetti on the cupcake and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Sweet Thing
  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles
  • Doodlebug 2523 Lilac Daisy-Stripe Cardstock
  • Purple Cardstock from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: V12, V15, V17, V09; C0, C1, C2; E00, E11, E51, R20; E59, E57, E55; RV04, RV06, RV09; E49, E59, E57; BG000, BG0000; E49, E59, E57;
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Gold Stickles
  • Altenew Lavender Fields Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Pigma Micron01 Pen
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam