Happy Birthday Wishes (Power Poppy Camellias)

I really like using the digital images from Power Poppy.  They can be printed to any size you desire, and when printed using the Silhouette Cameo you can have it cut around the image, much like using a die.

I made two birthday cards with the Power Poppy Camellias.  My favorite is the one with pink and purple flowers, but the metallic center of the flowers in the second it beautiful as well. Both cards were printed on Canson 90# Watercolor Paper and then watercolored with Winsor & Newton’s Artist Grade Half Pan 24 Watercolor Set.

Both Cards were assembled with an A2 top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Both had a rectangle die cut from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes out of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock.  Both rectangles were embossed using the Cricut Oxford Embossing Folder, which were applied to the cardbase using Darice Adhesive Fun Foam.  Both focal images were applied using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape with sentiment banners made from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock.  But because of the differences in color they each have a unique feel.

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The sentiment used for this card was from Gina K. Designs Birthday Greetings, stamped on Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and Heat Embossed with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder.

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The sentiment from this card is from the Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings stamp set.  The word belated was eliminated from the beginning of the phrase.  The sentiment was stamped on Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and Heat Embossed with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder. The stamen in the flowers were painted using FineTec 630 Arabic-Gold.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • Canson 90# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Power Poppy Camellias Digital Stamp
  • Gina K. Designs Birthday Greetings
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • FineTec Gold Watercolor
  • Winsor & Newton Artists Grade 24 Half Pan Watercolor Set
  • Cricut Oxford Embossing Folder
  • VersaMark Ink

 

Pure Innocence Scientist Birthday Card

I am surrounded my scientists in my household.  My husband’s degree is in biology, my oldest daughter has a degree in bio chemistry and her husband is a physical therapist, my oldest son has a doctorate in geo physics and his wife has a masters in geology, my youngest son’s degree is in chemistry, along with his beautiful wife, and my youngest daughter is a pediatrician.  And then there’s me who doesn’t do anything with science, went to secretarial college, and loves to create.  Go figure.

Both of my daughters-in-law have birthdays in November.  I am always looking for stamp sets that I think my children and grandchildren would like.  This card was made with My Favorite Things Pure Innocence and Undeniable Chemistry and is for Monica.

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I took some Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper and prepped it with an anti-static pad since I planned to emboss a background for the card.  I randomly stamped the chemical symbols from My Favorite Undeniable Chemistry, added Ranger Silver Embossing Powder and heat set with the Marvy Embossing Tool.

Since Monica’s favorite colors are burgundy and black I used Candied Apple, Seedless Preserves, Aged Mahogany, Hickory Smoke and Black Soot to ink blend the panel.  It was glued to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock.

The image from My Favorite Things Pure Innocence was stamped on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink since I planned to color it with Copic Markers (colors are listed below).  Once the image was colored it was run through the Sizzix Big Shot with the second Lawn Fawn Small stitched Stackable Rectangles.  A rectangle of Recollection Silver Mirror Cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger than the focal image and glued together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

Using Winnie & Walter the Big, the Bold and Party stamp set “birthday” was stamped in the lower right of the focal panel. WPlus9 Happy Trio was die cut from both Recollections Silver Mirror Cardstock and Darice Adhesive White Fun Foam and adhered together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then to the focal image.

Darice Adhesive White Fun Foam was glued to the back of the focal image and adhered to the background panel with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • Recollection Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • My Favorite Things Undeniable Chemistry
  • My Favorite Things Pure Innocence
  • Winnie & Walter the Big the Bold and Party
  • Distress Ink: Candied Apple, Seedless Preserves, Aged Mahogany, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
  • Copic Markers: Pants C6, C7, C9; Shoes C7, C10; Shirt R39, R56, R59; Beaker B000; Skin E00, E11, E51; Hair E49, E77, R59; Outline BG0000, BG10; Ground C0, C1
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • WPlus9 Happy Trio
  • Darice Adhesive White Fun Foam
  • Ranger Silver Embossing Powder
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Marvy Embossing Tool

You’re a Classic Birthday Card

My husband is an amazing man and a true class act.  I have been trying to figure out a card for his birthday at the end of the month for a few weeks now.  When we first met he was driving a 1965 Metallic Blue Ford Mustang.  It was a pretty car and we should have held on to it because it’s now a classic and worth a lot of money.  But when we were young and first starting out we couldn’t afford two cars and as our family began to grow we sold it.  But I decided to use that classic car as the inspiration for his birthday card.  I couldn’t find a picture of a navy blue metallic mustang that I could trace and cutout with my silhouette, but this red one worked great.

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I imported the image into my Silhouette Cameo software and created a cut file.  Once that was done I decided to completely cover the card with Ranger Glossy Accents, which made it have the appearance of a metallic shine, and set it aside to dry.

To compliment the red of the card I used some red and cream striped paper from My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found 6″ x 6″ paperpack and die cut it with the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangles.  I decided to use add some gold mirror paper as an accent to the back of the panel and cut a rectangle 1/8″ larger than the striped panel and adhered the two together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

I  decided to use the same gold mirror cardstock behind the car to help it pop off the page.  Originally thought I would use an oval shape, but didn’t like the way it looked.  I then remembered I had the Silhouette Long Classic Rectangles die and the third largest was the perfect size.  I adhered the car focal image with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the rectangle and set it aside.

In keeping with the classic car theme I cut the word “Classic” several times with the Silhouette Cameo using the Brannboll Felt font.  I probably need to get a new blade because I had a difficult time getting a clean cut without the word tearing.  I was finally able to get two clean cutouts and glued them together with the Sakura Quickie Glue Pen.  I then put some Tombo Mono Dot Adhesive onto a scrap of paper to hold the word in place while I covered it with Simon Says Stamp Clear ink and heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  Since I only had two cutouts for the sentiment I covered it with embossing powder three times for added dimension.

I placed the car rectangle on the striped panel to determine where to place the sentiments.  The secondary sentiment was stamped and embossed using Winnie and Walter the Big, the Bold, the Party stamp set with the MISTI, which really helps when using multiple small words to create a sentiment.  Next the die cut word was adhered just below the stamped sentiment using the Sakura Quickie Glue Pen.

Now it was time to put everything together.  I created a side folding A2 Card from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock.  I added some Creative Hands Adhesive Foam to the back of the red striped and gold rectangle then glued it to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.   I added 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the back of the small gold car rectangle and adhered it above the stamped sentiment and the card was done.

I hope he likes it, even if the car isn’t navy blue.

 

Garden Blooms Birthday with Copic Colored Ribbon

This is not a card I liked enough that I would post it, except it shows that when you do not have ribbon to match a particular color you can use your alcohol markers to change the ribbon color.

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This card uses a Silhouette Cameo Outline, which was stamped with the Penny Black Garden Blooms stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Markers.

I pulled some peachy pink cardstock from my leftover cardstock that matched one of the flowers and cut a lacy oval with the Spellbinders Lacey Ovals die.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the focal image and then adhered to the lacy oval.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was cut with a Spellbinders oval die and trimmed to be just smaller than the lacy oval.

The stamp set has the sentiment Garden Blooms on the jar label, but I wanted it to say “happy birthday” so a small rectangle was die cut with the smallest My Favorite Things Rectangle Postage Stamp and the My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings Sentiment stamp set was stamped in the center with Hero Hues Black ink and then glued over the original label with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

A rectangle was cut from a pink gingham patterned paper from the Authentique Delightful 6 x 6 Paper Pack with Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Frames and adhered to the front of a top folding cardbase made from 120# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock.  Next the lacy oval was adhered to the patterned paper with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

Originally 5/8″ white organza ribbon was used to tie a bow around the bottom of the card, but it just got lost in the pale color of the patterned paper.  All of the pink ribbon I hand on hand was pink, rather than peach, so I used Copic Marker R22 to color the ribbon to match the color of the lacy oval.  For added interest Recollections Faux Pearls White were added to the front of the oval and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Garden Blooms Stamp Set
  • My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings Sentiment Stamp Set
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Authentique Delightful 6 x 6 Paper Pack
  • Copic Markers: Y15, Y17, Y19; R12, R14, R24; R02; R04; V12, V15, V17; RV02, RV04, RV06; B34, B37; R24, R27; R22 (Ribbon)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Hero Hues Black Ink
  • Recollections Faux Pearls White
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Frames
  • Spellbinders Lacey Ovals
  • Berwick Offray 3/8″ Ribbed Ribbon

Dahlias Happy Birthday

This is another card using a Silhouette Cameo outline of an image, which I planned to to adhered to a yellow cardbase, but decided that I would like it better with white border around a yellow rectangle.

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Since the image would be colored with Copic Markers it was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Marker colors used are listed below.  My Favorite Things Postage Stamp STAX die was cut from 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock and then run through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Divine Swirls Embossing Folder.

A rectangle of Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was cut just smaller than the postage stamp die cut and adhered to the back.  The rectangle of yellow cardstock from my stash was cut to 5 1/4″ x 4″ and adhered to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the flower focal image and adhered to the top of the postage stamp rectangle.  Hero Arts Happy Stamp and Cut die was cut three times from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and glued together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and adhered to the bottom of the postage stamp rectangle.  The word “birthday” from the same stamp set was stamped to the bottom right corner of the yellow rectangle with Hero Hues Black ink.  The focal image was glued to the yellow rectangle with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet Dahlias
  • Hero Arts Happy Stamp Set and Die
  • My Favorite Things Postage Stamp STAX die
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • Cuttlebug Divine Swirls Embossing Folder
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Co3,ic Markers: Y13, Y15, Y17, Y19; R14, R24, R27; BG15, BG18; V12, V15, V17; YG93, YG95, YG97; YG67; YG99; G43, G85; BG10

Mums Bouquet Happy Birthday

This is another card made by stamping an image to a Silhouette Cameo outline of a WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet image.  This time I used the Mums stamp set.  Since I was going to use Copic Markers to color the image it was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. 00278w A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Next a yellow frame was cut using the Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Rectangle Die.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was cut in thirds and adhered to the back of the frame to add dimension.  When I went to apply the frame to the cardbase I found that this frame leaves are larger top and bottom border to an A2 cardbase.  I like to have my cards evenly spaced and so 1/4″ was cut from the length of the front and back of the card so that the overall size was 4 1/4″ x 10 1/2″ scored at 5 1/4″.

The sentiment was stamped with Hero Hues Black ink and is from Hero Arts Yummy Treats stamp set.  Foam tape was added to the back of the flower image and applied to the inside of the frame and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet Mums Stamp Set
  • Hero Arts Yummy Treats Stamp Set
  • Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Rectangle Die
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Hero Hues Black Ink
  • Copic Markers: G24, G94, G99; YG93, YG95, YG97; G85, YG67; Y13, Y15, Y19; R14; R27; B34, B34; BG10

Hollyhock Happy Birthday

Having outline dies really let a stamped image stand out on the page. That is why I always purchase matching dies if they are available, but the same effect can be achieved by either fussy cutting the image or creating a cut file in the Silhouette Cameo software.  Instructions for creating a Silhouette cutout image can be found on my September 29, 2016, post entitled “Happy Birthday Princess with Silhouette Cameo.

Penny Black Hollyhocks was stamped on a matching outline with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored with Copic Markers (colors are listed below).  To help the focal image to standout even more on the card an oval was cut from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock using My Favorite Things Pierced Ovals STAX and then run through the Big Shot with the Darice Dots Embossing Folder.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the hollyhock image and adhered to the oval shape.  Another oval was cut from Darice Adhesive Fun Foam and trimmed to be slightly smaller than the cardstock oval.

Matching pink cardstock from my stash was cut to 5 1/4″ x 4″ and adhered to the front of a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  This same glue was used to adhere the oval focal image to the front of the card.

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The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments.  It was stamped with VersaMark Ink on a strip of 120# Gina K. Designs Black Cardstock, heat embossed with Gina K. Designs White Fine Detail Embossing Powder.  Two fishtail ends were added and the strip was applied with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Hollyhocks
  • My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Ovals STAX
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • Darice Dots Embossing Folder
  • Copic Markers: RV11, RV13, RV14; y38, Y15; G99, G94, G21; BG10

Ranunculus Happy Birthday

WPlus9 has such beautiful bouquet stamps and I hope they make more. This card was made with Beautiful Bouquet Ranunculus, stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto an outline for the stamp cut with my Silhouette Cameo.  (Instructions for creating a cutout image can be found on the September 29, 2016, post entitled “Happy Birthday Princess with Silhouette Cameo.”)  Copic Markers used were: Y13, Y15, Y17; V12, V15, V17; RV02, RV04; G85, G43, G24; G99, G94; YG93, YG95, YG97; G85, G94; BG10.

I dies cut a rectangle from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with the Memory Box Stitched Rectangles.  I placed the focal image on the rectangle to determine placement for the sentiment, which is from Sugar Pea Designs Celebrate All Things, stamped with Hero Hues Black.  I really like the look of dimension on my cards and so I generously added 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the back of the flower image and applied it to the white rectangle.

I took some purple cardstock from my stash to create a top foldling cardbase.  For added interest I ran the front of the card through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was added to the back of the panel and then adhered to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

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I always add details to the inside of my cards, but I don’t usually photograph them.  This time I liked the way the sentiment “celebrate” was carried over to the inside “you” from Simon Says Stamp You Matter stamp set and thought I would share.  I stamped the flower bouquet with Memento London Fog ink, and then stamped “you” with Altenew Deep Iris ink.  Next “Happy Birthday” was stamped with Hero Hues Black.

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I liked the look of the card, but felt it was too much purple and so I cut down the front of the card to be 5 1/4″ x 4″ and glued it to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Next I cut down the inside of the card to the same size and applied it with Tombo Stamp Runner adhesive to the inside of the card.  Making this change really let the focal image panel pop off the card and I liked it much better.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • WPlus9 Ranunculus Stamp Set
  • Sugar Pea Designs Celebrate All Things Sentiment Stamp
  • Simon Says Stamp You Matter Stamp
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • Memory Box Stitched Rectangles
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder
  • Memento Tuxedo Black and London Fog Ink
  • Altenew Deep Iris Ink (Inside)
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Copic Markers: Y13, Y15, Y17; V12, V15, V17; RV02, RV04; G85, G43, G24; G99, G94; YG93, YG95, YG97; G85, G94; BG10

Noble Deer Masculine Birthday Card

My brother-in-law is an avid hunter and my sister is a saint since their home and cabin is decorated in hundreds of stuffed animals.  Although I like to take pictures of these noble creatures, Kirk enjoys the challenge of the hunt and has done it in Russia, Alaska, Africa, New Zealand, to name a few, and all across the United States.  The Stampin’ Up Noble Deer is the perfect stamp for a card for Kirk.

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I began by using the Avery Elle Double Pierced Squares dies to create a square from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock.  I love this cardstock when using Copic markers because it does not bleed through.  Next I stamped the image with Memento Espresso Truffle ink, however, I stamped off once to lighten the ink.  I used the following Copic Markers to color image.

  • Deer: E33, E35, E37, E41
  • Grass: Y93, Y95
  • Trees: E49, G28, G85
  • Cloud: C1, C2
  • Sky: BG0000, BG 10

I created a top folding A2 cardbase from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock.  I cut some plaid cardstock I had in my stash with the rectangle from WPlus9 Gift Card Layers die and glued it directly to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

Next I die cut some craft cardstock with the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles and placed the focal image on top to determine where to stamp the sentiment from My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments with Memento Espresso Truffle ink.  To add some interest I took some twine I had in my stash and tied it just above the sentiment and then used a pick to spread the ends.

Next I used some 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to apply the focal image to the sentiment panel, and then I used some fun foam on the back of the craft panel, being sure to leave a channel for the thickness of the twine, and adhered it to the plaid cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory
  • Stampin’ Up Noble Deer
  • My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Creative Hands Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Memento Espresso Truffle Ink
  • Avery Elle Double Pierced Squares dies
  • WPlus9 Gift Card Layers die Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles die
  • Copic Markers: E33, E35, E37, E41; Y93, Y95; E49, G28, G85; C1, C2; BG10, BG0000

Butterfly Magic Birthday Card

Sometimes  it is nice to make a card that only requires a background die to make it beautiful.  This card is made by cutting the Spellbinders Impressibilities Butterfly Magic Die out of Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and gluing it directly to some light turquoise cardstock I had in my stash.  00019-bw

The sentiment is from Avery Elle Cake and Candles and stamped with VersaMark Ink onto a strip of Gina K. Designs 120# Cardstock, covered with Ranger Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder, and heat set with the Marvy Embossing Tool.  A strip of Silver Glitter Cardstock, just wider than sentiment, was added to the back with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  For dimension, 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the sentiment and adhered to the bottom of the card.  To compliment the sentiment, the body of the butterfly was cut with silver glitter cardstock and glued to the butterfly and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Spellbinders Impressibilities Butterfly Magic Die
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Silver Glitter Cardstock
  • Ranger Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape