Penny Black About Town Birthday

I love the Penny Black little people images.  They make perfect cards for the young women at church.  This one was made for a young girl who is turning sixteen and will soon have her driver’s license, how appropriate is that.

I began by stamping Penny Black’s About Town on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, since I planned to color it with her favorite colors of burgundy and turquoise.  The colors used are listed below.  I grounded the car with a hill of dark grey (Copic C8, C7, C6).

From my stash of cardstock I found BoBunny’s Double Dot Ocean Stripe cardstock and cut it with the Sizzix Big Shot using WPlus 9 Gift Card Layers Rectangle, which is the same size as an A2 card front.  Next I die cut the image using the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangle. When I  placed it on the striped background it needed a little something more and so I cut a rectangle from dark teal cardstock from my stash 1/8″ larger than the focal image, and adhered them together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

I placed the focal image on the card front to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment, which is from Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Happy.  I used VersaMark Ink and then covered it with Ranger Detailed Silver Embossing Powder, heat set with the Marvy Embossing Tool. Next Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was added to the back of the focal image and adhered to the card front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The word happy was cut using the die from Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Happy out of Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock and then cut three more times from scrap white cardstock.  The word cutouts were adhered together using Elmer’s Craft Bond spray adhesive.  The word was adhered to the bottom of the focal image with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Penny Black About Town
  • Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Happy
  • Copic: R69, R59, R39; C8, C7, C6; C0, C1, C2, C3; BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11; E21, E00, E000, R20; Y02, Y04, Y06; E79, E57, E55, E53
  • BoBunny Double Dot Ocean Stripe
  • Gina K Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • WPlus 9 Gift Card Layers
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive

C.C. Designs Swiss Pixie Sunflower Lula Birthday Card

For young girls I think little people stamps make cute birthday cards.  I created birthday cards for the young women in our church who range in age from 12-18.  It was time to create some cards to have on hand for upcoming birthday. One of the girls favorite colors were orange and black. The image from C. C. Designs Swiss Pixie Sunflower Lula was great for creating a card with that color scheme.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, since I would be doing Copic Coloring, on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and ran it through my Silhouette Cameo with the PIXScan Mat to cut an outline around the image.  The Copic Markers used were: YR09, YR07, YR04; YR12, YR14, YR15; W7, W8, W9; YR09, Y19; W9, E49, E59; E49, E47, E55; E00, E00, E01.

In keeping with the color scheme I die cut a rectangle from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Frames.  I found some orange paper in my stash of cardstock that had faint yellow sunflowers and cut it to be just 1/8″ smaller than the die cut rectangle and adhered them together using the Scotch ATG Gun.  I pulled some black and white gingham ribbon from my stash and wrapped it around the background retangle, tying the bow on the left and placing it in the bottom third of the card.  Then the panel was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue, which gives you a few moment to move things around and center it perfectly on the cardbase.

I wanted the focal image to pop from the page so I die cut My Favorite Things Vertical Greetings Die from 80# White Cardstock and adhered it to the cardbase with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  The focal image was then centered on the vertical greeting die cut and adhered with some more foam tape.

The sentiment is from is from Whimsy Stamps Party Mini Letter Seals.  It was stamped on 80# white cardstock and then run through the Big Shot with a Spellbinders circle die.  Foam tape was added to the back of the sentiment and it was tucked under the ribbon bow.  A little Ranger Multi Matte Medium was used to ensure it remained in place.

The final embellishment was to scatter some Doodlebug Beetle Black, Pretty Pink Posh Charcoal, Doodlebug Tangerine, Pretty Pink Posh Tangerine Sequins and the card was done.

Penny Black Mimi’s Heart Birthday Card

I make a lot of cards with little girl images and they turn out so cute for the young women in our church.  I’m always looking for something new.  I recently purchased Penny Black Mimi’s Heart to give to a young girl with a February birthday.  I like the way it turned out.

I wanted to play up on the heart Mimi was holding and so I went to my cardstock store, as Michael calls it, to find some patterned paper I liked.  Since this one had multiple colors it gave a lot of options for creating the card.

I started with an outline of the image cut with the Silhouette Cameo and then stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, which is Copic safe.  I colored the image to compliment the patterned paper with the following colors: BG18, BG15, BG13; RV14, RV13, RV11; E55, E53, E51, E50; E01, E00, E000.

I cut a scalloped heart using the Spellbinders Scalloped Heart Die and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Cross My Heart Embossing Folder for added dimension.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the focal image and the heart and both were applied to a square of patterned paper.  To allow enough room for people to add their birthday greetings to the inside of the card I wanted it to be a top folding A2 card, made for Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

I didn’t like how the square patterned paper looked on the A2 card, so I pulled some dark turquoise paper from my stash to add behind the patterned paper.  Added was created by die cutting the bottom edge with the Spellbinders On the Edge Heart die. The sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder.

There was too space between the sentiment and the heart border and so two thin strips of white cardstock were added with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  For added shine Martha Stewart Sugar Cube Hearts were added to each of the embossed hearts with Multi Matte Medium and Silver Stickles was added to the dots on the heart the little girl was holding and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Mimi’s Heart
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes
  • Copic: BG18, BG15, BG13; RV14, RV13, RV11; E55, E53, E51, E50; E01, E00, E000
  • Silver Stickles
  • Patterned Paper
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes
  • Cuttlebug Cross My Heart Embossing Folder
  • Spellbinders – Hearts Scalloped
  • Martha Stewart Sugar Cube Hearts
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

C.C. Designs DoveArt Studios Himalayan Poppy Birthday Card

I am always looking for pretty flower stamps and when I saw the Himalayan Poppy stamp from C. C. Designs I knew it would make a beautiful card.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink because I wanted to color it with Copic Markers.  Since there wasn’t a matching die available I used my so I used my Silhouette Cameo PIXScan Mat to cut around the image.  The Copic Markers used were: G24, G94, G99 ; BG18, BG15, BG13; B00.

To assemble the card i die cut some Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with the largest Avery Elle Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables and then ran it through the Big Shot again with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder.  To accent the color of the flowers I cut some matching cardstock 1/8″ larger than the die cut rectangle and adhered the two together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the embossed panel was applied using Darice Adhesive Fun Foam and Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the focal image flowers and added to the embossed panel.

The sentiments is from My Favorite Things Celebrate You stamp set.  It was stamped on some Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink and Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder was added and heat set with the Marvy Embossing Tool.  It was then cut into a double fishtail banner and adhered to the card with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  To add a little more interest Gold Tinsel Stickles was added to the stamen of the flowers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • C. Designs DoveArt Studios Himalayan Poppy
  • My Favorite Things Celebrate You
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gold Tinsel Stickles
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Copic Markers: G24, G94, G99 ; BG18, BG15, BG13; B00
  • Avery Elle Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue

Hero Arts Tiny Flags Background Masculine Birthday

The graphic element of Hero Arts Tiny Flags creates a great masculine birthday card.  Most men I know like the color blue and so the distress blending of blues and greens it a visually pleasing design.

A panel of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock was cut with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  Before stamping the Hero Arts Tiny Flags Background stamp with VersaMark ink an anti-static pad was used to eliminate any oils from the surface to ensure the Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder would only stick where wanted.

Distress ink was applied using the Ranger Mini Embossing Tool.  Colors used are: Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers.  Blue Offray Grosgrain Ribbon was was tied around the panel and tied in a knot, then the panel was glued to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

For the focal image the Just Right Spellbinders Nested Medallion Labels was used to cut some Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock. Inkadinkadoo’s Happy Birthday was stamped on the label with VersaMark Ink and sprinkled with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder and heat set with the Marvy Embossing Tool.  “Happy Birthday” was added from Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold, and Party stamp.

The label was adhered to the ink blended panel using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape. Tiny blue confetti stars were added to the label with Multi Matte Medium and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 80# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Offray Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Hero Arts Tiny Flags Background
  • Inkadinkadoo Happy Birthday
  • Winnie & Walter the Big the Bold and Party
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Distress: Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers

WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet Ranunculus Birthday

This pretty image from WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet Ranunculus always makes a lovely card.  The the outline was cut with the Silhouette Cameo and then the image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and then colored with Copic Markers (listed below).

A panel of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock was cut with the largest rectangle for Lawn Fawn Small Stackable Rectangles and then run through the Big Shot again with the Cricut Ben Day Dots Embossing Folder. The panel was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The image was adhered to the panel using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

The sentiment was cut from gold mirror cardstock three times and adhered together with Elmer’s Adhesive Spray.  The small “birthday” from My Favorite Things Happy Everything was stamped with VersaMark Ink on a scrap of Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The “happy” die was adhered to the card with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the black “birthday” was tucked underneath and adhered directly to the embossed panel with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet Ranunculus
  • My Favorite Things Happy Everything
  • SSS Sentiments of You
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black
  • Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: Berries YR09, YR07, YR04; Flowers: YR18, YR16, YR14; R17, R14, R22; YR24, YR23, YR21; B39, B37, B34; Leaves: YG99, YG97, YG95; YG95, YG93, YG91; YG67, YG17, YG23; YG03, YG17, YG67; G24, G94, G99
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Cricut Ben-Day Dots Embossing Folder
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stackable Rectangles

WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet Mums Birthday

Different colors can make the same stamp have a completely different feel.  I love the pretty fall colors in this card.

I die cut the outline for the WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet Mums with my Silhouette Cameo and then stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink since I planned to color it with Copic Markers.  Colors used are listed below.

To add interest to the card a panel of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock was die cut with the largest rectangle from Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles and then ran again through the Big Shot with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder.  The panel was adhered to the front of a top folding A2 Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock using Darice Adhesive Fun Foam and Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The flower image was adhered to the embossed panel using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  The “happy” sentiment from Winnie & Walter The Big The Bold and The Happy was cut with gold mirror cardstock and three more times with scraps of white cardstock and adhered together using Elmer’s Adhesive Spray.  The “birthday” was stamped with VersaMark Ink onto a scrap of Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and embossed with Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  Both were laid on the card front to determine placements.  The “happy” was glue with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the “birthday” with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet Mums
  • Winnie & Walter The Big The Bold and The Happy
  • Simon Says Stamp Sentiments of You
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers: R22, R24, R27; YR15, YR16, YR18; Y15, Y11; B39, B37, B34; YG99, YG97, YG95; YG01, YG03, YG67
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Darkroom Door Word Block Birthday Background

A word background stamp can make a clean and simple masculine card. This card uses the Darkroom Door Word Black Birthday Background, embossing, and ink blending techniques.

A panel of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock was cut with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes. An anti-static pad was used prior to stamping the background with VersaMark Ink. Gina K. Designs White Detail Embossing Powder was melted with the Marvy Embossing Tool.  Next Walnut Stain Distress Ink was added using a Ranger Mini Blending Tool, with the darkest concentration on the edges.

Two balloons were cut from scrap red patterned cardstock using the Lawn Fawn Party Balloon dies and then ink blended with Barn Door Distress Ink.  Red DFN Craft Thread was tied to the bottom of the ballons, then the ballons were adhered to the background panel with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  The balloon ties were wrapped around the bottom of the panel and adhered in place with scotch tape.  The panel then was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Chocolate Cardstock with Darice Adhesive Fun Foam and Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment from My Favorite Things Birthday Sentiments was stamped with VersaMark Ink on a strip of Gina K. Designs 120# Chocolate Cardstock and embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder the adhered to the front of the panel with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold and Christmas Mix were scattered around the front of the card and adhered with Ranger Multi Matte Medium. Sparkle was added to the balloons using the Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • MFT Big Birthday Sentiments
  • Darkroom Door Word Block Birthday
  • Lawn Fawn Party Balloons
  • Distress Ink: Walnut Stain and Barn Door
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Chocolate
  • DFN Craft Thread
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
  • PPP Metallic Gold and Christmas Mix

 

Masculine Birthday with Ink Blending

Clean and simple graphics cards are excellent for masculine cards.  This card uses Hero Arts Pinstripes Background with Distress Ink blending.

A panel of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock was cut with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  After preparing the panel with a anti-static tool the panel was stamped with Hero Arts Pinstripes Background stamp and VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.

Using a Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool to add a rainbow hue with the following Distress Ink: Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, Barn Door.

A panel of scrap blue cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger than the embossed panel and glued to the back with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was added to back of the panel and adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

Scrap green, red, and blue cardstock was ink blended in red, green, and blue distress ink and then die cut with Lawn Fawn Party Balloons.  Next sentiments were embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder using Hero Arts Make a Wish and My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings.  The balloon tails were cut from scrap white cardstock.  The green balloon was adhered directly to the panel with Tombo Mono Multi Glue, the blue balloon was adhered using one layer of 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape, and the red balloon was adhered using two layers of 3M 1/2″.  To add a confetti feel Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Mix and Seattle Spirit Mix, along with Gold Stars from Scrapbooking Days were scattered around the front of the panel with Multi Medium Matte.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • MFT Birthday Greetings
  • Hero Arts Pinstripes
  • Hero Arts Make a Wish
  • Lawn Fawn Party Balloons
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Gina K. Detail White Embossing Powder
  • SSS Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Scrap Blue Cardstock
  • Distress: Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, Barn Door
  • PPP Christmas Mix and Seattle Spirit Mix
  • Gold Stars from Scrapbooking Days

 

Dark Room Door Word Block Happy Masculine Card

A simple masculine birthday card can be made using a background word stamp and some colorful ink blending.

A panel of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock was cut with the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables and then prepped with an anti-static tool before stamping the Dark Room Door Word Black Happy background stamp with VersaMark Ink.  Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder was then added and heat embossed.

Next Distress Ink was blended onto the card panel using the Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool in a rainbow order with the following inks: Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, Barn Door.  The panel was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Darice Adhesive Fun Foam to add dimension.

A sentiment from My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments was stamped with VersaMark Ink on 120# Gina K. Designs Black Cardstock and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder and adhered to the front of the card with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Darkroom Door Word Block Happy
  • MFT Big Birthday Sentiments
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White and 120# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables
  • Distress: Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, Barn Door