Sugar Rush Masculine Birthday Card

This birthday card could be for a masculine or feminine recipient, but I was thinking of a masculine card when I created it.

For this birthday card I used some plaid cardstock from Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid for Fall, cut it 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and adhered to the left of an A2 top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Zookwang Be Creative Adhesive Tape.  To add a little more visual interest I die cut a zig zag border with one of the Spellbinders on the Edge dies out of matching cardstock from my scraps and adhered it with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

I had it in my head to use some cupcakes for this card and so I went through my birthday sentiments until I found one that I thought would compliment this theme.  I stamped the sentiment towards the bottom of the white space on the card front with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink. Since the white space was relatively narrow and tall I decided to stack some cupcakes for the focal image.  I found the perfect size cupcake image in the Winnie & Walter Sugar Rush stamp set.  I determined how many cupcakes I would have room for and began stamping the top cupcake in the same Memento ink.  I stamped it again on a full adhesive Post-it and fussy cut it with my detail Cutter Bee scissors to create a mask.  I then stamped the remaining three cupcakes in a staggered formation, moving the mask each time I stamped.

Once the stamping was complete I colored the images with complimentary Copic Markers, colors listed below, adding the lines to the cupcake liners and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Winnie & Walter Sugar Rush
  • My Favorite Things Delicious Birthday
  • My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments
  • Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
  • Copic Markers: YR21, YR 23, YR24; YR04, YR07, YR09; BG18, BG32, BG34; YR12, YR14, Y15l BG11, BG13, BG15; E23, E25, E47
  • Spellbinders on the Edge
  • Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid for Fall Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Wink of Stella
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Full Adhesive Post-it
  • Cutter Bee Scissors

It’s Your Birthday Masculine Card

I was in need of some masculine birthday cards.  I am naturally drawn to creating flower image cards, and so when I need a masculine card it takes more effort to figure what I am going to do.  I wanted to used some ballons and the rainbow colors for this card were inspired by the Lawn Fawn Rainbow Plaid patterned paper.

I raided my scraps of cardstock to find a rainbow of solid cardstock that would match the plaid paper.  I cut a strip of the patterned paper to 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and adhered it to the left of an A2 top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Because the remaining white space was pretty small I used the small balloon die from Clearly Besotted It’s Your Birthday and die cut it five times using matching solid rainbow colored cardstock.

I wanted the balloons to look like they were floating away and so I arranged them in the top half of the white area of the cardbase before stamping the sentiment, which is from the My Favorite Things Delicious Birthday stamp set, in Altenew Sapphire Ink.  I used Copic Marker B37 to add some details to the word WISH.  Copic Markers Y13 and Y17 were added to the candle flame.

Since the sentiment is blue I cut a small strip of blue cardstock and adhered it between the patterned paper and the white area of the card.  The balloons where then adhered with 3M 1/2″ Fun Foam on the balloon portion and Tombo Mono Multi on the tail.  A white highlight to the balloons was added with a white gel pen.  I then used the confetti images from the same stamp set and stamped them using matching Altenew Inks, colors listed below.  As a final embellishment multi colored Triveni Crafts Rhinestones were scattered in the open areas of the card front.

Derwent Inktense Pencils and a Dove Blending Pen were used to add depth to the bottom of the balloons.  I think before adding the pencils the image looked flat (see below).

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lawn Fawn Rainbow Plaid 6 x 6 Paper Pack (1 ½” wide)
  • Scraps of Blue, Yellow, Red, Green, Orange Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Delicious Birthday Stamp
  • Clearly Besotted It’s Your Birthday Balloon Die
  • Avert Elle Cake and Candles Confetti Stamp
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Altenew Ink: Crimson, Warm Sunshine, Autumn Blaze, Forest Glade, Sapphire
  • Copic Marker: B37, Y13, Y17
  • Rhinestones from Stash
  • Sukura White Gel Pen
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Tombo Mono Dot Adhesive Stamp Runner
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Out of This World Birthday Card

There have been a lot of cards created with the Lawn Fawn Out of this World stamp set.  This card’s inspiration is from one created by Nicole Spohr.  It is for my oldest grandson who turn’s eighteen on April 12. I thought the sentiment “today the world revolves around you” was perfect.  What teenager doesn’t feel that way.

I created the background twice.  The first time I tried to use a falling stars stencil and just didn’t like the way it looked.  For the final product I ink blended Distress Ink Candied Apple, Wilted Violet, Fossilized Amber, Chipped Sapphire, and Black Soot on a quarter sheet of Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock and found it to be as easy to blend as everyone has been saying.  Once the blending was complete I spritz it with water from my Distress Spray Bottle and waited about 30 seconds before blotting it with a dry paper towel and was very happy with the star like look it created.  I die cut the background with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles die then added some Paper Accents Gold Cardstock behind it that was 1/8″ larger than the die cut rectangle and adhered them together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

Next I stamped all the images from the stamp set onto Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and colored them with the Copic Markers listed below, and then die cut them with the matching dies.  I arranged all the planets, rocket, and astronaut to determine where to stamp the sentiment, which is from the same stamp set, stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.

Once the sentiment was complete, the images were adhered to the card front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue, with the exception of the Astronaut, which was adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  The focal image rectangle was then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lawn Fawn Out of This World Stamp and Dies
  • Distress Ink: Candied Apple, Wilted Violet, Fossilized Amber, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Copic Markers: E55, E47, E49; R24, R29, R46; C00, C0, C8, C9; E000, E00, E11; YG91, YG93, YG95; Y32, Y35, Y38, E43; YR15, YR18, YR09; B91, B93, B95, B97; G40, G43, G46
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Fun Foam Black
  • Inkssentials Glossy Accents

Flashy Florals Hello Card

This is another card created recently from stamps I had not yet used.  I purchased the My Favorite Things Flashy Floral months ago and finally created a card using them.  I love floral images, they make lovely cards, and I will be using this stamp set again and again.

I stamped the images on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Altenew Inks: Forest Glade, Evergreen, Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Ocean Waves, and Dusk.  Once the stamping was complete I die cut the images with the matching dies.

To assemble the card a top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  A rectangle was die cut from GKD 80# White Cardstock with the second largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles and then dry embossed using the Sizzix Dotted Lattice Embossing Folder.  The flowers and leaves were arranged on this rectangle and adhered with both Tombo Mono Multi Glue and 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape. The large pink flower had double foam tape to add dimension to the card.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Hello.  I first die cut the word from 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock and then stamped it using Altenew Dusk Ink, but I didn’t like the tiny white border that was left from this process, so I took the ink pad and ran it across the die cut word for complete coverage.  Three more words were cut from scrap cardstock and all were adhered together using Ranger Multi Medium Matte and then adhered to the bottom of the focal image with the same glue.

Darice Sticky Backed Fun Foam was adhered to the back of the focal image rectangle and then was adhered to the card base using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  At the last minute I pulled some rhinestones from my stash for the flower centers and added Spectrum Noir Sparkle to the flowers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Flashy Florals
  • Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Hello
  • Altenew Inks: Forest Glade, Evergreen, Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Ocean Waves, Dusk
  • Sizzix Dotted Lattice Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Fun Foam
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Liquid Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock

Stampendous Daisy Thanks Make a Wish Birthday Card with Inktense Pencils

I have a friend who told me her favorite color was brown.  I really struggled on what to do for a brown birthday card that would still be pretty.  Eventually I settled on white embossing an image on craft and then coloring it with Inktense Pencils. I made a couple of cards and they turned out much nicer than I anticipated.

For the first card I stamped the daisies from Stampendous Daisy Thanks with VersaMark Ink onto Gina K. Designs 120# Craft Cardstock and heat embossed them with Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder.  Then I colored them with Derwent Inktense Pencils: 2000 Bark, 2300 Antique White, 0600 Shiraz, 1720 Tan, 2020 India Ink.

The sentiment is from Avery Elle Cupcakes and was also heat embossed with the same embossing powder in the lower right of the card.

The focal image panel was cut with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  Another rectangle was cut slightly larger from Gina K. Designs 120# Chocolate Brown Cardstock with rectangle for Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Frames. However, I decided to use my paper cutter to cut a white rectangle slightly smaller than the brown rectangle.  All were adhered together with Tombo Mono Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.  The focal image was then glued to an A2 top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Craft Cardstock and the card was done.

The second card was created with the same process using Gina K. Designs Hopeful Flowers stamp set and the butterfly from Stampedous Daisy Thanks.  The images were stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder and colored with Derwent Inktense Pencils 2000 Bark, 2300 Antique White, 1720 Tan, and 2020 India Ink.

For this card the sentiment was stamped in the upper left of the card and Inktense Pencil 2000 Bark was used to trace around the sentiment to make it pop.

The focal image panel was cut using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and another rectangle was cut from Gina K. Designs Chocolate Brown Cardstock.  Both were adhered together using Tombo Mono Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive and then a rectangle of Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was die cut and adhered to the back of the brown rectangle.   An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Craft Cardstock and the focal image rectangles were adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Stampendous Daisy Thanks
  • Avery Elle Cupcakes
  • Gina K. Designs Hopeful Flowers
  • Derwent Inktense Pencils: 2000 Bark, 2300 Antique White, 0600 Shiraz, 1720 Tan, 2020 India Ink
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Chocolate Brown Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Craft Cardstock
  • Post-it Full Adhesive
  • Tombo Mono Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and Bundle of Stitched Shapes

Power Poppy Leaping Trout Birthday Card

I recently purchased the Power Poppy Leaping Trout Digital Stamp.  I thought it would make great cards for the sports enthusiasts in my life.  I really like the way it turned out.

I printed the image with my HP laser printer on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock.  If I had printed it with an ink jet printer the lines would bleed when colored with Copic Markers.  I Googled images for Rainbow Trout and colored the fish and water with the following colors:  C2, C3, C4; V2, BG01, B32, YG03; B91, B95.  The image was outlined with B0000, B000.

The focal image panel was then die cut using the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  Another rectangle was cut 1/8” larger from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and the two were adhered together using Tombo Mono Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.

The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday and was stamped using Hero Hues India Ink Black.

Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was added to the back of the focal image to add dimension.  An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The front of the cardbase was run through the Big Shot with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder for added dimension to the card front and then the focal image panel was adhered to the card front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Leaping Trout Digital Image
  • Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: C2, C3, C4; V2, BG01, B32, YG03; B91, B95; B0000, B000
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Tombo Mono Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue

Power Poppy Rose & Chamomile Time to Celebrate Birthday Card

I loved the beautiful image from Power Poppy Rose & Chamomile Digital Stamp.  I knew it would make a beautiful card the moment I saw it and I was not disappointed.

I began by printing the image with a laser printer so that it could be colored using Copic Markers.  The colors of markers used were: RV13, RV14; V12, V15, V17; B23, B26; YG03, YG63, G46; G46; YG97.

Once the image was colored I die cut it using My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX.  To highlight the pink of the rose a Spellbinders Lacey Circle was cut from pink cardstock and the two were adhered together using Tombo Mono Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.  A smaller circle of Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was cut and adhered to the back of the focal image with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment from Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  To add interest and break the focal image from the sentiment a thin strip of pink cardstock was cut and adhered just above the sentiment and below the focal image.  Pink and purple sequins from Pretty Pink Posh Sugar Plum and Doodlebug Designs Lilac were adhered using Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Rose & Chamomile Digital Stamp
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Copic Markers: RV11, RV13, RV14; V12, V15, V17; B23, B26; YG03, YG63, G46; G46; YG97
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX
  • Spellbinders Lacey Circles
  • Doodlebug Designs Lilac and Pretty Pink Posh Sugar Plum Mix Sequins
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Pink Cardstock from Stash
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam

Power Poppy Ranunculus Birthday Card

There are a lot of ranunculus flower images out there right now, but I liked this one from Power Poppy.  I purchased the digital image and printed it on 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock with a laser printer.  This allowed me to color the image with Copic Markers without causing the lines to bleed.  The colors used are listed below.

Once the coloring was completed the image was die cut using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  A rectangle 1/8” larger was cut with my paper trimmer from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and the two were adhered together using Scor-Tape.  I have found this works best on the slick surface of mirror cardstock.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was adhered to the back of the focal image.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was adhered to the front using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment from Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings was stamped on Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Rangers Fine Detailed Gold Embossing Powder.  A scrap of adhesive fun foam was added to the back of the sentiment and then adhered to the front of the card with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  A few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold were adhered to the card front with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Ranunculus Digital Stamp
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Copic Markers: V15, V17; Y13, Y15, Y17; RV13, Y13; Y15; RV11, RV13, RV14; R20, R21, R22; YR04, YR07, R05; R05, R08, R11; YR12, YR14, YR15; G2G4, G46
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder

Power Poppy Magnolia Sympathy Card

This is another beautiful digital stamp from Power Poppy entitled Magnolia.  I love the pretty bouquet image and it turned out to be a lovely card.

I began by printing the image on 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock on a laser printer to ensure that the lines did not bleed when colored with Copic Markers.  The colors used were: V12, V15, V17, V91; Rv13, RV14; YG03, YG63; G43, G46; E55, E57.

Once the coloring was done the image was die cut using My Favorite Things Pierced Oval STAX. A rectangle from purple cardstock was cut using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and another 1/8” larger from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.  The two were adhered together with Scor-Tape.  A rectangle was cut from Darice Adhesive Fun Foam and adhered to the back of the rectangles.

The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings and was stamped just below the placement of the focal image with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The focal image oval was adhered to the purple rectangle with Tombo Mono Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive and then adhered to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins were adhered to the card front with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Magnolia Digital Stamp
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Copic Markers: V12, V15, V17, V91; Rv13, RV14; YG03, YG63; G43, G46; E55, E57
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Oval STAX
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Purple Cardstock from Stash
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder

Vintage Flowers Birthday Wishes

This is another card that I made with a flower set I had purchase long ago and not yet used.  I found the layering to be easy and the results from stamping all the images in multi colors made a bright and happy card.

I used mainly Altenew inks to stamp the images, with the exception of Gina K. Designs Wild Dandelion.  Once the images were stamped I die cut them with the matching dies.  To arrange the flowers I decided to use the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders die.  I love the scalloped edge.  I created a landscape A2 cardbase from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and used the border die to cut the bottom of the front panel.  Next I laid out the flowers to determine placement and then took a picture with my cell phone as a reminder of the layout I liked.  Doing this allowed me to determine where to stamp the sentiment from Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold, and Party in Hero Hues India Ink Black at the top of the card front.  I don’t use this beautiful “birthday” stamp often because it requires a landscape card to accommodate the size.  But it is a stunning sentiment and worked perfectly for this card.

The flowers and leaves were then adhered using a combination of Tombo Mono Multi Glue and 3M ½” Foam Tape.  I have seen a lot of people using black and white striped cardstock or washi tape to accent their cards and so I decided to use Life Style Crafts Shape ‘n Tape Black striped washi, adhering it to the bottom of the inside of the cardbase and loved the way it looked.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Vintage Flowers and Dies
  • Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold, and Party
  • Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders
  • Altenew Inks: Sunkissed/Orange/Autumn Blaze; Sea Glass/Ocean Waves/Dusk; Lavender Fields/Deep Iris/Midnight Violet; Coral Berry/Ruby Red/Jet Black; Warm Sunshine/Gina K. Designs Wild Dandelion; Frayed Leaf;Forest Glades/Evergreen
  • Zookwang Scor-Tape
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Life Style Crafts Shape ‘n Tape Black