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

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

Primary and Secondary Colors Happy Birthday Candles

I think candles make great masculine birthday cards, this one uses the primary and secondary color palette.  I stamped the different candles with Gina K. Designs ink and then colored them with Copic Markers.  I think it made a bright and colorful card.

I’ve had this cross-stitched rectangle die for years and rarely use it, but I really like it for masculine cards.  Since the sentiment die cut is from black cardstock I decided to mat the rectangle with black cardstock as well and like the way it tied everything together.

Products Used:

  • Technique Tuesday Many Candles
  • Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold and Party
  • WPlus9 Happy Trio Die
  • Memory Box Stitched Rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Blue Raspberry, Plum Punch, Lipstick, Sweet Mango, Wild Dandelion
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Copic Markers: B01, B02; V17, V15, V12, Y38, R27, R35, R17; YR14, Y38; Y08, Y11
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Happy Birthday Red Monochromatic Card

It is amazing how orientation can change the look of a card.  I really like the bright and happy color of red.  This isn’t technically a monochromatic card since the flames are yellow.  I like the look of stamping the die cut word with red ink on red paper.  It gives a nice subtle look.

This was a simple card to create and has a very clean and simple feel.  I used Copic Markers to add some shading to the edges.

Products Used:

  • My Favorite Things Make a Wish
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy
  • Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold, and Party
  • Gina K. Designs Ink: Coral Reef, Sweet Corn, Wild Dandelion
  • Copic Markers: R24, R22, R20
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Red Cardstock from Scraps
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Celebrate You Green Monochromatic Birthday

Monochromatic cards have a very clean and simple design.  For this card I used My Favorite Things Make a Wish stamp set using Gina K. Designs Grass Ink.  It technically isn’t monochromatic since the candles are stamped yellow, but what are candles without a yellow/orange flame?

I love the look of a lot of white space on a card.  This simple image makes it very easy to create a clean and simple card.

Products Used:

  • My Favorite Things Make a Wish
  • Neat and Tangled Celebrate
  • Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold, and Party
  • Gina K. Designs Ink: Grass, Sweet Corn, Wild Dandelion
  • Copic Markers: R24, R22, R20
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Green Cardstock from Scraps
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Eat Cake Birthday Card

When I am creating masculine birthday cards I try and find neutral images, cupcakes, cakes, balloons, candles, and manly images.  Who doesn’t like cupcakes for their birthday.  I really like the color palette used for this card and once I was done stamping I rummaged through my patterned paper and found the perfect match.

I stamped the images with Gina K. Designs ink onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.  Once the stamping was done I found the perfect paper in Lawn Fawn’s Perfectly Plaid Chill 6 x 6 paper pack.

Products Used:

  • CZ Designs Birthday Palooza
  • Avery Elle Cupcakes
  • Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Chill Petite Paper Pack
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Inks: Sweet Corn, Blue Lagoon, Turquoise Sea
  • Memento Tuxedo Back
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

The More Candles the Bigger the Wish Birthday Card

The Online Card Class Introduction to Color Theory has not only changed how I watercolor, but it has changed how I select colors for inks and Copic Markers.  This card uses analogous colors, which are side by side on a color wheel.  Once you understand the theory you can see how it is used in patterned papers, which inspire a color palette for a card.  I must have been in a blue, green, yellow mood because a lot of my cards lately have used this color scheme.

This is a digital image from Power Poppy that was printed and then cut using the Silhouette Cameo.  Copic Markers were used to color the image and 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back for dimension.

Products used were:

  • Power Poppy Layer Cake
  • Technique Tuesday Many Candles
  • Impression Obsession Small Candle Block
  • Copic Markers: BG15, BG13, BG11; G24, G21; Y26, Y23, Y21; C4, C2, C1, C0
  • Gina Designs Ink: Sweet Corn, Applemint, Turquoise Sea
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Plaid Patterns 6” x 6” Paper Pack
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock