Patterned Paper Birthday Card with Sizzix Birthday Cake

This is another card made with patterned paper to create a background for the die cut image.  This was a quick and easy design, except that I couldn’t get the cake to look the way I wanted.  What I finally settled on was accenting the die cut with Inktense Pencils and a Dove Blending Pen to add dimension.

I die cut the patterned paper from Paper Studio’s Eat Cake Paper Back with a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  I then used the stitched edge from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes to cut the patterned paper on an angle so that I could create an area on the cardbase for a sentiment, removing 5/8″ of an inch.

A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the patterned paper was place on top to determine where to stamp the sentiment, which is from My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments, and stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black, using the MISTI.  Once the sentiment was in place, Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was cut and adhered to the back of the patterned paper.  Tombo Mono Multi Glue was used to adhere the two pieces to the cardbase.

The cake is from Sizzix Birthday Cake Stamps and Matching Dies and was cut from glitter cardstock.  The separate pieces were adhered together with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  Dimension was added to the die cut with Inktense Pencils and then it was added to the card front with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Paper Studio Eat Cake Paper Pack
  • Paper Studio Glitter Paper Pack
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Sizzix Birthday Cake Stamps and Matching Dies
  • My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Derwent Inktense Pencils: 0300 Tangerine, 0240 Sienna Gold and 1700 Mustard
  • Dove Blender Pen

Patterned Paper Birthday Card with Sizzix Balloons and Cupcake

Patterned paper can create the sentiment for your card and allow you to create a card quickly.  Utilizing die cut images that match the paper used add interest.  This card was made with paper from Paper Studio’s Eat Cake Paper Pack.

A rectangle of patterned paper was cut using Simon Says Stitched Rectangles.  The cupcake is from the Sizzix Balloons and Cupcake Stamp and Die set adn was cut from glitter cardstock matching the patterned paper and glued together using Ranger Multi Medium Matte, which is strong enough to adhere to the rough surface of glitter cardstock.  Once the cupcake was assembled 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the die cut and then adhered to the patterned paper.  To accent the green in the cupcake a rectangle of green glitter cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger than the patterned paper rectangle and both were adhered together with Sookwang Scor-Tape.

A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The focal image rectangle was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.  Simple, quick, and very easy.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Paper Studio Eat Cake Paper Pack
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments
  • Sizzix Balloons and Cupcake Stamps and Matching Dies
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue

Patterned Paper Birthday Card with Simon Says Stamp You Matter

It is fun to create some quick and easy birthday cards with patterned paper.  This card uses the Paper Studio Eat Cake Paper Pack.  You could create your own patterned paper by stamping party hats in multiple colors, but it is much faster if you  use paper you have one hand.

I die cut the party hat patterned paper with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  The paper pack had a sheet of the word celebrate in multi colored strips.  I used my guillotine paper cutter to trim a turquoise strip and then adhered it on an angle to the party hat rectangle with 3M Foam Tape.  To accent the turquoise color I found some matching glitter cardstock in the Paper Studio Glitter Paper Pack and cut it 1/8″ larger and adhered it to the back of the party hat rectangle with Sookwang Scor-Tape.  I find this works best with the the rough surface of glitter cardstock.

The “you” from Simon Says Stamp You Matter Stamp and Die set was cut from both Turquoise and Red Glitter Cardstock and both were adhered slightly offset with Ranger Multi-Medium Matte Glue and then adhered just below the sentiment strip with the same glue.

The cardbase is made from Gina K. Designs 120# Cardstock.  Cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5-1/2″.  The focal image was adhered to the cardbase using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  As a final embellishment Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen was added to all of the party hats and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Paper Studio Eat Cake Paper Pack
  • Paper Studio Glitter Paper Pack
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp You Matter Die
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen

Beary Special Birthday Wishes II

I love the images from the My Favorite Things Beary Special Birthday stamp set.   I made this card at the same time as the Patterned Paper Balloon Bouquet and the colors were inspired by that card.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and colored it using Copic Markers (colors used are listed below).  Once the coloring was done I used the matching dies to cutout the images.  I cut a rectangle from the same white cardstock using the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles and then laid the images out to determine placement.  I stamped the sentiment from the same MFT stamp set and Winnie and Walters The Big, The Bold, and Party stamp set with Altenew Sapphire Ink in the upper left of the rectangle.  A rectangle of Gina K. Designs 120# Navy Cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger than the Lawn Fawn rectangle and both were adhered together with Tombo Mono Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.  So that the bear, cake and presents wouldn’t seem to be floating in air ground was colored with Copic Markers C1, C2, and C3, and then all the images were adhered to the rectangle with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to add dimension.

I found some mint green chevron cardstock in the Fancy Pants Design Trend Setter 12 x 12 Paper Pad and cut it with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  A 1/8″ larger rectangle was cut from Gina K. Designs 120# Navy Cardstock and adhered together with TOmbo Mono Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.

To assemble the card a top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and both rectangles were adhered to it using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Beary Special Birthday stamp and die
  • Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold, and Party
  • Fancy Pants Design Trend Setter 12 x 12 Paper Pad
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Navy Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: E30, E33, E35, E57 (Bear); E33, E50, E51 (Cake); G00, G02, G03 (Icing, Balloons, Presents); B97, B39, BF29 (Presents, Party Hat, Balloon); R20, R21, R22 (Icing, Balloon, Presents); C6, C8 (Plate); C1, C2, C3 (Ground); C7, C8 (Nose)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Altenew Sapphire Ink
  • Lawn Fawn Large and Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Patterned Paper Beary Special Birthday Card

This card was created around some patterned paper from Fancy Pants Design Trend Setter 12 x 12 Paper Pad.  I love the look of the navy zig zag paper to enhance the cute bear image from the My Favorite Things Beary Special Birthday stamp set.

I began by stamping the images from My Favorite Things Beary Special Birthday on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored it with Copic Markers (colors used are listed below).  Once the coloring was done I ran them through the Big Shot with their matching dies.

To create a focal point I die cut a rectangle from the same white cardstock with the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles and then ran it through the Big Shot with We R Memory Keepers Stripes Sunburst Embossing Folder.  Adding this dry embossing draws your eye directly to the focal image.  A rectangle of Gina K. Designs 120# Navy Cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger and adhered to the back with Sookwang Scor-Tape.  I don’t like using liquid glue to adhered things together when using lighter cardstock.  The lines of the glue can sometimes be seen as it dries.

The bear, balloon, and presents were adhered to this rectangle with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  A rectangle was cut from the patterned paper using Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and adhered to an A2 Top Folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Navy Cardstock with more Scor-Tape. The focal image rectangle was adhered to the patterned paper using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

For the sentiment the word “Happy” was cut from American Crafts Gold Glitter Cardstock using Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy die.  The secondary sentiment was stamped on a scrap of Navy Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and then double fishtail ends were hand cut.  The banner was then adhered just below the focal image with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the die cut word was adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte so that it would it would overlap the both the banner and focal image and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Beary Special Birthday
  • American Crafts Gold Glitter Cardstock
  • Fancy Pants Design Trend Setter 12 x 12 Paper Pad
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Navy Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: E30, E33, E35, E57 (Bear); G00, G02, G03 (Presents and Hat); B97, B39, BF29 (Presents and Balloon); R20, R21, R22 (Presents); C6, C8 (Plate); C7, C8 (Nose)
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Distress Black Soot Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • We R Memory Keepers Stripes Sunburst Embossing Folder
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

 

 

Patterned Paper Balloon Bouquet Birthday Card

I have tons of patterned paper I have bought over the years and I rarely use it, so I decided to make a few cards with some of the 12 x 12 paper packs I have.  This card is made with the Fancy Pants Design Trend Setter paper pack.

There is a lot you can do with patterned paper by adding embellishments.  For this card I added interest to the card front by cutting a strip of striped paper out of the same paper pack and adhered it to the left of a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ number background paper with Sookwang Scor-Tape.  I then cut a panel with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.   For a birthday embellishment I pulled out the Simon Says Stamp Balloon Bouquet Die.  Originally I found some scraps of cardstock paper that matched the colors in the background paper, but I wasn’t quite happy with the outcome, so I cut it again from American Crafts Gold Glitter Cardstock and then pieced the colored cardstock into different balloons and liked the look much better.  I kept all the pieces together by adding some scotch tape to the back of the balloon bouquet and then adhered it to the card front panel with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

For the sentiment I die cut the word “Happy” from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy stamp and die set from gold glitter cardstock and again from some Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam and adhered them together with the same matte glue.  I stamped the secondary sentiment from the same stamp set with VersaMark Ink on to a scrap of navy cardstock and heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I then cut it into a fishtail banner and added both to the front of the card front panel with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

At the last minute I decided to add a thin strip of gold glitter cardstock to separate the two pattern papers and liked the look.  The focal image panel was then adhered to an A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Navy Cardstock and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Balloon Bouquet Die
  • Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • American Crafts Gold Glitter Cardstock
  • Fancy Pants Design Trend Setter 12 x 12 Paper Pad
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Navy Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Distress Black Soot Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Hopeful Flowers Springtime Birthday Card

I like to take a smaller flower image from a stamp and change the look by stamping it multiple times.  This image is from the Gina K. Designs Hopeful Flowers stamp set and was stamped five times with differing heights to fill the entire front of a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock.  The image was colored with Derwent Inktense Pencils in springtime colors. I really like the way it turned out.

I began by stamping the image with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink and then colored everything with the Inktense Pencils listed below.  I only purchased the 36 count pencil set, which doesn’t have any pink, but the more I use these pencils the more I like the results and so I purchased the 72 count pencil set today and well try and sell my slightly used 36 count set on eBay.  Once the coloring was complete I ink blended the card with Distress Tumbled Glass at the top and Mowed Lawn at the bottom.

I haven’t been able to find Gamsol for blending these pencils, but I did find some Masterpiece Odorless Mineral Spirits at Hobby Lobby and they seem to work well.  I saw Amy Rysavy take a small jar and put a piece of sponge in the bottom and then filled it with the Gamsol so that it was easily accessible for dipping and wetting the blending stumps.

Once the coloring and blending were completed I used the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle and die cut the image. I wanted to enhance the colored spring flowers panel with a slight larger green rectangle.  I searched my drawer of green cardstock scraps and found a green chevron glitter cardstock from Paper Studio Eat Cake which was the perfect color and added the right touch.  A rectangle was cut 3/16″ larger and the focal image was adhered using Sookwang Scor-Tape Adhesive Tape.  Darice Sticky Backed Fun Foam was also added with the same adhesive tape.  An A2 side folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and then the focal image was added by removing the protective paper on the back of the fun foam.

Using the same green paper the word happy was cut using the Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy dies for the sentiment.  It was then cut again out of sticky backed fun foam and then adhered together for added dimension. Using a scrap of Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock the secondary sentiment was stamped using VersaMark Ink and then heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder. Both sentiments were adhered to the card front using Tombo Mono Multi Glue. As a finishing touch Triveni Crafts Multi Color Rhinestones were scattered and adhered using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • GKD Hopeful Flowers Stamp Set
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Die
  • Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
  • Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
  • Distress Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn Ink
  • Derwent Inktense Pencils: 1530 Felt Green, 1400 Apple Green, 1000 Bright Blue, 0900 Iris Blue, 0820 Peacock Blue, 0740 Mauve, 0700 Fuchsia, 0610 Red Violet, 0300 Tangerine, 0200 Sun Yellow, 0100 Sherbet Lemon
  • Paper Studio Eat Cake Green Chevron Glitter Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# white Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • Triveni Crafts Multi Color Rhinestones
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Masterpiece Odorless Mineral Spirits
  • eBoot Blending Stumps and Tortillions
  • Sookwang Scor-Tape

Farm Life Masculine Birthday Card

This is another masculine birthday card using a Gina K. Designs stamp set. I like the final outcome, but as you will see with the second image below I originally had completed the card without any coloring.  I had tried to color it with Copic Markers but felt it detracted from the rustic feel of the image and so it was stamped a second time.  Later in the day it was still sitting on my desk when I was working on another card that I colored with Derwent Inktense Colored Pencils.  Since I felt the design was lacking something to make it pop, and colored pencils give a grainier look, I thought I would give them a try with this card and felt it made all the difference.

I stamped the image on a quarter of an 8 1/2 x 11 80# Ivory Cardstock from Gina K. Designs with a combination of Memento Rich Cocoa and Deseret Sand Ink.  The sentiment is from the Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday stamp set and was stamped with both of the inks as well.  The focal image panel was die cut with the second largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  I had planned to put the image on some kraft cardstock, but the browns did not blend well with one another and so I ink blended both Rich Cocoa and Deseret Sand on the Gina K. Designs 120# Kraft Cardstock, but something was still missing, so I die cut the kraft cardstock with another rectangle using the largest rectangle for the die set and ink blended the edges.  I will say that Memento Ink does not ink blend well and will keep that in mind for future cards.  I decided to use a cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Dark Chocolate Cardstock and liked the way all of the elements looked together. The focal image was adhered to the kraft cardstock with Sookwang Be Creative Adhesive Tape and then Darice Sticky Backed Fun Foam was added to the back of the kraft rectangle, which was then adhered to the dark chocolate cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done, until I added color using the Derwent Inktense Pencils later in the day.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Farm Life
  • Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
  • Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
  • Memento Deseret Sand Ink
  • Derwent Inktense Pencils: 1320 Ionian Green, 1720 Tan, 1740 Saddle Brown, 2100 Charcoal Grey
  • Gina K. Designs 80# Ivory Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Craft Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Dark Chocolate Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles

Country Roads Masculine Birthday Card

For this masculine birthday card I used Gina K. Designs Country Roads stamp set.  It took quite some time to complete this card and it would never be one to mass produce, but I like the way it turned out.

To stamp the image I cut a quarter sheet of Gina K. Designs 80# Ivory Cardstock and stamped the covered bridge image in the upper middle of the card with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink.  Since the image is only the covered bridge and a little bit of road and river I needed to extend both to fill the front of the card.  I knew that I wanted to add the pickup truck and so I used Copic Marker E51 to extend the road, curving it around so that the pickup could be stamp.  I had to stamp this again because I wasn’t paying enough attention and originally stamped the pickup in the river, not the road.  The river was extended using Copic Marker B91.  Another tree from the stamp set was added to the left of the covered bridge.  Figuring out the placement for extending the images took a little time.  It also took some time to color the entire image with Copic Markers.  (Colors used are listed below.)  I definitely would change the way the tuffs of grass were added on the left of the road, but overall I am happy with the way it turned out.

Once the coloring was done it was time for a sentiment. I needed something small and found just what I was looking for in the Simon Says Stamp Square Sayings stamp set. Because I had spent so much time coloring this image I used the MISTI to stamp the sentiment with Hero Hues India Ink Black.

It was now time to assemble the card.  I took the focal image and die cut it with the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle. I had my ink blending tool with Distress Rusty Hinge still out from creating another card and so I used it to ink blend the edges of the die cut focal image rectangle.  Darice Sticky Backed Fun Foam was added to the back of the panel with Sookwang Scor-Tape Adhesive Tape.  An A2 side folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock.  When I placed the focal image rectangle on the cardbase it was too stark of a contrast so the edges of the cardbase were ink blended with Distress Rusty Hinge as well.  The backing was removed from the fun foam and the image was adhered to the front of the card.  Inkssential Glossy Accents was added to the pickup truck windows and lights and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Country Roads
  • Simon Says Stamp Square Sayings
  • Memento Rich Cocoa Ink and Marker
  • Distress Vintage Photo Ink
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Copic Markers: C1, C2, C3 (bumper) C4, C5, C6, C7 (tires and grill); G21, G24, G28 (tree); G40, G43, G46; G85 (tree); YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97 (grass); B0000, B000, B00 (sky); B91, B93, B95 (river); B32, B34, 37, B39 (truck); Y13, Y15; R21, R22, R24, R27, R29; E25, E57, E59, E79, E49 (Fence and tree trunks and limbs); E51, E53, E55 (road)
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Inkssentials Glossy Accents
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Sookwang Scor-Tape

Enjoy the Journey Masculine Birthday Card

With this masculine birthday card I decided to go outside my comfort zone and use some distress images by Tim Holtz and a craft tag.  I don’t remember using a tag before when creating a card and I also heavily distressed the cardbase and focal images, but I like the way it turned out.

The stamp set used for this card is Tim Holtz Visual Artistry The Journey. I really like the long, narrow sentiment, which was stamped on the left of the tag with Memento Rich Cocoa and the ticket image was stamped on the right.  On the bottom left the clock image was stamped and the tag edges were ink blended with Distress Vintage Photo Ink.  The card image was stamped on 80# Gina K. Designs Ivory Cardstock with the same Memento ink.  Vintage Photo Ink was also blended over the entire car image.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock.  I opened the card and masked off the back of the card with Post-it Labeling and Cover-it Tape and then ink blended the entire card front with the same Distress ink, leaving a lighter section in the middle.  I took some brown and cream bakers twine and ink blended it as well so that it would match the rest of the card.  The sentiment was stamped on the lower right of the card with Memento Rich Cocoa.

It was now time to assemble the card.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the tag and adhered on an angle to the card front.  The car was adhered on top of the tag with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and a little foam tape on the section that was hanging off the tag.

This is a very distressed and vintage card, but I think it will be enjoyed by whomever older friend is the recipient, and I learned to do something I hadn’t tried before.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Tim Holtz Visual Artistry The Journey
  • Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
  • Distress Vintage Photo Ink
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Craft Tag
  • Brown and Cream Bakers Twine
  • 3M 1/2” Foam Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue