Wish Big Masculine Card

It seems like I go through spurts where I create a lot of masculine birthday cards at one time.  Maybe I just get my masculine mojo working and it’s easier to keep on going.  This card was inspired by the plaid patterned paper from my scraps.  I really like the way it turned out, maybe that’s becaue red is my favorite color.

I stamped one of the cupcakes from the Avery Elle Cupcakes stamp and die onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.  I used colors that complimented the patterned paper, Distress Oxide Fired Brick, Antique Linen, and Twisted Citron.  To add dimension and shadows I used Copic Markers (E19, E08, B95, BG75, BG72; YG95, YG93, YG91, YG23, YG03, YG01; Y38, Y35, YR16; E40; E55).  I then die cut the images with the matching dies and added some Darice Sticky Back Foam to the back.

I created a top folding A2 cardbase from Gina K. Designs Red Velvet Base Weight Cardstock, added a square of the the plaid patterned paper and stamped the sentiment from Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments:Birthday with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I decided to add a strip of blue cardstock as a separation, then I adhered the cupcake with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  Clear Wink of Stella was added to the frosting and flame, along with a few Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Avery Elle Cupcakes
  • Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Distress Oxide: Fired Brick and Antique Linen
  • Gina K. Designs Red Velvet Base Weight Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Scrap Plaid Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: E19, E08, B95, BG75, BG72; YG95, YG93, YG91, YG23, YG03, YG01; Y38, Y35, YR16; E40; E55
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins
  • Ranger Collage Medium
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive

Wish – It’s Your Birthday

When I saw the Altenew Layered Plaid dies I thought they would make great masculine cards.  I also really like the new My Favorite Things Wish Die.  For this card I used a green, yellow and orange color pallet.

I pulled paper from my scraps to make this card.  It is a little brighter than I anticipated, but I like the way it looks.  I cut the green base color to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  I then die cut the plaids from scraps of yellow and orange.  I used Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive to adhere them to the cardbase.

Originally I only cut the Wish die with green, but it got lost on the page with how busy the background was, so I die cut it again from the yellow and orange and stacked them slightly offset to see all the colors.  I pulled out some Copic Markers to give some color dimension and then added Glossy Accents.  This helped the sentiment standout on the card.  I stamped the secondary sentiment from CA Designs Birthday Palooza onto yellow cardstock with Altenew Evergreen Ink and used Copic Markers to give it a little ombre effect.  I added it under the Wish die cut word with a thin strip of 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Wish Die
  • CZ Designs Birthday Palooza Stamp
  • Altenew Layered Plaid A and B Die
  • Altenew Evergreen Ink
  • Copic Markers: YR38, RY17, YR15; G94, G85, G24
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • Ranger Collage Medium
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Green, Yellow, and Orange Paper from Scraps

Starry Night Happy Birthday

I needed a masculine birthday card and decided to use a star theme.  I pulled out my Memory Box Starry Night Background die and cut it from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock cut to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.  I backed it with a rectangle of Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and adhered them together with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  The panel was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from the same black cardstock.

For the focal image I die cut the largest Spellbinders Star Five die from the same mirror cardstock.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut with the same die and trimmed with scissors to be just smaller and was adhered to the back and then adhered to the background with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

For the sentiment I die cut one of the “Happy” words from the Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy stamp and die set from black cardstock and adhered it to the center of the large star with Ranger Collage Medium.  The secondary sentiment was stamped on a scrap of black cardstock with VersaMark Ink and embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  It was cut into a thin strip with an angled end and adhered to the large star with the same Collage Medium.  I added Ranger Glossy Accents to the Happy word and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Stamp and Die
  • Spellbinders Star Five Die
  • Memory Box Starry Night Background Die
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Base Weight Black Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Collage Medium
  • Darcie Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX (Embossed)

 

Wish You the Most Beautiful Day Window Card

I have had the Spellbinders Windows 2 die ever since I began purchasing dies, and I’ve never used it.  I decided that I would challenge myself to use some of those things that sit on my shelves collecting dust.  Not sure how often I will use this die, but I really like the way it turned out.

I die cut the window from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.  I  wanted it to look like the window was open and so I reinforced the score lines on the shutters.  To make it look more like a window I added a piece of acetate behind the cutout.

The die has a base at the bottom of the window that I decided to make look like a flower box.  But, first I needed to stamp the sentiment from Altenew’s Beautiful Day with Hero Hues India Ink Black.

I die cut a couple of Simon Says Stamp Calliope Flourishes (which I hadn’t used yet either), along with My Favorite Things Fresh Cut Flowers and Wildflower Centerpieces.  I colored them with Copic Markers RV11, RV14, V04, V06, V09, BG15, G24 and then adhered them to the flower box with Ranger Collage Medium.

I die cut the cardstock leftover from cutting the window with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle and ink blended it with Distress Oxide Squeezed Lemonade.  I added very thin strips of 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the back of the window and adhered it back in place.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  I ink blended behind where the window would be with Distress Oxide Broken China.  The window panel was adhered using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  Little pearls were added to the center of the flowers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Beautiful Day
  • Spellbinders Window 2
  • My Favorite Things Fresh Cut Flowers Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Calliope Flourish
  • My Favorite Things Wildflower Centerpieces
  • Distress Oxide Ink: Squeezed Lemonade, Broken China
  • Copic Markers: RV11, RV14, V04, V06, V09, BG15, G24
  • Triveni Craft Adhesive Pearls 4mm
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Ranger Collage Medium
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black

 

Rainbow Happy Masculine Birthday

I am really happy the way this card turned out.  I decided to my new Simon says Stamp Stitched Alphabet stamp set and used rainbow colors for the word “Happy.”  It made a great masculine card.

I colored the letters with Copic Markers (R29, R27, R24; YR09, YR07, YR04; Y18, Y15, Y13; YG17, YG03, YG01; B26, B24, B21).  Since this stamp set does not have matching dies I fussy cut around each letter and added 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape for dimension.

I die cut a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle die.  I wanted to place the word on an angle and decided on a strip of black cardstock for the secondary greeting, which was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.   I added a thin strip of foam tape so that the letters could tuck behind it.

I wasn’t happy with the way it look and so I decided to cut more strips of black paper in varying widths and adhere them randomly.  I liked that much betters, but didn’t like some of the spacing and so I took a Pigma Macron Archival Pen 05 and 01 to add lines and dashes and really like how it turned out.

An A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock and the focal rectangle was adhered with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

Butterfly Birthday Wishes

I really love this Butterflies stencil from Simon Says Stamp.  It was a very simple card to create and I love the way it turned out.

I die cut a rectangle with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle Die.  I placed the stencil and taped it to the back of the rectangle.  I used finger daubers to add different colored Distress Oxide Ink in Broken China, Twisted Citron, and Squeezed Lemonade. The sentiment from Gina K. Designs Various Verses was stamped with Broken China Oxide Ink.

I decided to mat the rectangle with some blue cardstock I had in my scraps and adhered the two together with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back and then it was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

As a final embellishment different colored pearls were scattered on the cardstock following the line the of the butterflies.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Butterflies 6 x 6 Stencil
  • Gina K. Designs Various Verses
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Teal Cardstock from Stash
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Broken China, Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX

 

 

Heart Cupcake Happy Day

This is another cupcake design from Connie Fong with a couple of heart on the top of the cupcake.  I decided to color it with purple and pink, since they are complimentary colors.

This was a simple card to make.  I printed it using the Silhouette Cameo with registrations marks and then cut around the image.  I colored it with Copic Markers E53, E51, E50; V09, V06, V04; RV09, RV06, RV04 and added Darice Sticky Back Foam to the back.  A rectangle of purple embossed cardstock from Recollections Embossed Brights was die cut with a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Stack and adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

The word “happy” was cut from gold mirror cardstock and an additional three times with white cardstock.  On the white cutouts I cut off the upper loop that went over the cupcake with scissors.  All were adhered together with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  I placed the cupcake and die cut word on the card front to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment “day” using the Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pretty Cute Stamps Hey Cupcake Digi Stamp
  • Mama Elephant Happy Script Die
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
  • Brother HL-L2380DW Ink Jet Printer
  • Copic Markers: E53, E51, E50; V09, V06, V04; RV09, RV06, RV04
  • Recollections Embossed Brights (Modified by Ink Blending Distress Oxide Wilted Violet)
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Live it Up Birthday Cake

This cake image is from Power Poppy called Layer Cake and is a digital stamp.  The great thing about digi stamps is they can be any size you want.  I wanted it to take up a good portion of the front of a top folding A2 card.

I printed it on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a laser jet printer and then colored the image with Copic Markers (RV13, RV11, RV10, V15, V12; C6, C5, C3, C1; E59, E57, E55; E53, E51, E50).  Once the coloring was complete the image was cut with the Silhouette Cameo using the PIXScan Mat.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was traced around the cake with a pencil and fussy cut with scissors and added to the back for dimension.  A rectangle of matte silver cardstock was cut using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX.  I added a white mat of cardstock 1/8″ larger than the silver and adhered the two together with Be Creative Tape.  A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, but I didn’t like the way the white mat looked and so I decided to double mat the focal image with another rectangle of the matte silver cardstock and liked this much better.  All were adhered to the card front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

As a final embellishment Star Dust Stickles were added to the dot on the cake and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Layer Cake Digi Stamp
  • Brother HL-L2380DW Ink Jet Printer
  • Copic Markers: RV13, RV11, RV10, V15, V12; C6, C5, C3, C1; E59, E57, E55; E53, E51, E50
  • Star Dust Stickles
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Matte Silver Cardstock from Stash
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX

Wonky Cake Make a Wish

I liked this cute wonky cake digital stamp from Pretty Cute Stamps.  I printed with my laser printer onto some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and colored it the complimentary colors of orange and blue.

Copic Markers used were: B25, B24, B23; YR09, YR07, YR04; Y19, Y17, Y15.  Once the coloring was complete it was cut using the the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.  It was placed on some Darice Sticky Back Foam and traced with a pencil and fussy cut with scissors.

A rectangle of Neena cardstock was cut with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX and matted with some royal blue cardstock from my stash.  The two were adhered together with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

The cake was placed on the white rectangle to determine where to stamp the sentiment from My Favorite Things Make a Wish with Gina K. Designs Blue Denim Ink.  The wonky cake was then adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

A rectangle of orange and white chevron patterned paper from the Recollections Bright and Basic Paper Pad was cut to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and adhered to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with the same dotliner adhesive.

As a final embellishment Doodlebug Designs Tangerine, Bumblebee, and Blue Jeans Sequins were scatter around the cake, along with Pretty Pink Posh Tangerine Sequins using Ranger Collage Medium.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pretty Cute Stamps Wonky Cake
  • My Favorite Things Make a Wish
  • Gina K. Designs Blue Denim Ink
  • Brother HL-L2380DW Ink Jet Printer
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Recollections Bright and Basic 6 x 6 Paper Pad
  • Copic Markers: B25, B24, B23; YR09, YR07, YR04; Y19, Y17, Y15
  • Doodlebug Designs Tangerine, Bumblebee, Blue Jeans Sequins
  • Neat & Tangled Peacock Feathers
  • Pretty Pink Posh Tangerine
  • Ranger Collage Medium
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Be Creative Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX

Have a Beautiful Birthday Shaedyn

We have a new young lady at church whose birthday is coming up soon.  I found out her favorite color is pink and decided to pair it with some green as well.  I used this cute image from Connie Fong called Little Blossom Holding Balloons.

This is a digital image so I printed it on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with my laser jet printer.  This ensure that the lines will not bleed when coloring with Copic Markers.  I used Copic Markers RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10; YG03, YG01; G24, G21; E11, E01, E00, R20; e35, E55, E53, E51; C02, C01.  After the coloring was dry I added accents to the balloons and her dress using a Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen.  I die cut the image with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX die.

I actually assembled the card twice.  First with it adhered to some ombre pink cardstock.

I felt it was too plain and so I decided to add a frame using Mama Elephant Madison Avenue Frame.  I felt it still needed a little something, so I cut the focal image down smaller with another die and added some green patterned paper from the DCWV Glitter Basics Paper Pad cut to fit behind the focal image so that it was showing between it and the frame.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the frame and it was all adhered to a top folding pink cardbase.

As a final embellishment Stardust Stickles was added to the largest balloon and then Glossy Accents were a to all.  Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh Sweetheart Mix were scatted on the card, one in the center of a balloon that had a little bubble in the glossy accents.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Connie Fong Little Blossom Holding Balloons Digi Stamp
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Gina K. Designs Bubblegum and Dusty Rose Ink
  • Brother HL-L2380DW Ink Jet Printer
  • Copic Markers: RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10; YG03, YG01; G24, G21; E11, E01, E00, R20; e35, E55, E53, E51; C02, C01
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Sakura white Gelly Roll Pen
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • DCWV Glitter Basics
  • Mama Elephant Madison Avenue Frame
  • Pink Cardstock from Stash