Birthday Cake Lucy

C. C. Designs has some really cute girl images that make great birthday cards, this one is call Birthday Cake Lucy.  This card was made for a young lady that’s favorite color is green.  Not sure how often you see a deep green frosting, but the card turned out cute.

I was going to have my car serviced and it usually takes about two hours, so I stamped quite a few images on watercolor paper with VersaFine Black Ink, heat embossed them with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder and took my Tombo Dual Brush Markers with me.  It really made the time go quickly and I felt like I wasn’t wasting my time.

The color of markers used were: 195 Light Green, 245 Sap Green, 277 Dark Green, 020 Peach, 942 Tan, 969 Chocolate, 879 Brown, 933 Orange.

When I got home I die cut the image with the second largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangle.  This allow for the green background paper from the Recollections Bright and Basic 12 x 12 Paper Pack to enhance her favorite color.  I die cut the patterned paper using the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and glued it to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with some Elmer’s Dot Runner Adhesive.

The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Celebrate You and was stamped at the bottom of the patterned paper with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.  To help it stand out a little more, I used a green Tombo Marker and created a drop shadow to the words.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut to be 1/8 smaller than the focal image and was adhered to the back to add dimension.  It was then adhered to the patterned paper with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • C. Designs Birthday Cake Lucy
  • My Favorite Things Celebrate You
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Recollections Bright and Basic 12×12
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • VersaFine Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Design Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Tombo Dual Brush Markers: 195 Light Green, 245 Sap Green, 277 Dark Green, 020 Peach, 942 Tan, 969 Chocolate, 879 Brown, 933 Orange
  • Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Elmer’s Dot Runner

Full of Glee Birthday Wish

I recently purchased Penny Black’s Full of Glee and love this floral bouquet.  It is perfect for all coloring mediums.  I decided to stamp the image on Canson XL 140# Cold Press Water Color Paper with VersaFine Black Ink so that it could embossed with Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder.  The raised lines this creates make it very easy to watercolor.  I used my MISTI so that it could be stamped multiple times to get a clear impression on the rough surface of watercolor paper.

I decided to use Tombo Dual Brush Markers to color the image.  Colors used are: 192 Asparagus, 228 Gray Green, 195 Light Green, 815 Cherry, and 606 Violet.  I watered down the light green for a background wash to make the image pop off the page.

The sentiment is from C. C. Designs Amy R Great Birthday Greetings and was also stamped with VersaFine Black Ink and heat embossed with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  It fit perfectly in the lower right corner.

Once the image was completely dry, I die cut it using the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles and then cut some green cardstock I had in my stash 1/8″ larger.  The two were adhered together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the watercolor focal image and then adhered to an A2 Top Folding Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with the same glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Full of Glee
  • Amy R Great Birthday Greetings
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Green Cardstock from Stach
  • VersaFine Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder
  • Tombo Dual Brush Markers: 192 Asparagus, 228 Gray Green, 195 Light Green, 815 Cherry, 606 Violet
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Elmers Dot Runner

Mom I Love You Mother’s Day Card

I love the image from C. C. Designs DoveArt Studios Himalayan Poppy and decided to use it for my Mom’s Mother’s Day card this year.  She loves red and so that is what I used to color this image with Copic Markers: R22, R24, R27, R29; YG99, YG97, YG95; BG000, BG0000.

With colored pencil shading
Without colored pencil shading

Once coloring was done I die cut the image with the second largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  Another rectangle was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock 1/8” larger and both were adhered together using Be Creative Double Sided Tape.  (I find this works best with the smooth surface of mirror cardstock.)  Simon Says Stamp Script Mom was also cut from the same mirror cardstock and again from Darice Sticky Backed Fun Foam.  I cut the foam with the sticky side up and find it works really well to add dimension to die cut words.

Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the back of the focal image rectangle and then it was placed on a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Mother’s Day, which was stamped underneath the focal image rectangle on the right.  The focal image was then adhered to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins were scattered on the card front.

I thought the card was done at this time, but the more I looked at it I just felt that it needed something more.  I had just watched a YouTube video about adding shading to Copic colored images with colored pencils and decided to give it a try.  I used my Derwent Inktense Pencil 0410 Hot Red to add shadows to the flower centers and liked it much better, but I still felt it needed something, so I pulled out my Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic Gold #551 pen and added gold dots to the flower stamen and finally felt like it was complete.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • C. Designs DoveArt Studios Himalayan Poppy
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic Gold #551
  • Derwent Inktense Pencil 0410 Hot Red
  • Copic Markers: R22, R24, R27, R29; YG99, YG97, YG95; BG000, BG0000
  • Simon Says Stamp Script Mom
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles

Happy Everything Aimee Birthday Card

My daughter Aimee turned 42 on May 8.  I don’t know how that could have happened so quickly, my brain tells me I’m not a day over 30.  Her favorite colors are teal/aqua and green.  I had just used the image from C. C. Designs Dove Art Studios Himalayan Poppy for my mother and thought it would make a beautiful birthday card for Aimee.

With Colored Pencil Shading
Without Color Pencil Shading

I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored the image with Copic Markers (colors used are listed below).  Once the coloring was done I die cut the image with the second largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  Another rectangle was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock 1/8” larger and both were adhered together using Be Creative Double Sided Tape.  (I find this works best with the smooth surface of mirror cardstock.)

The sentiment was cut from gold mirror cardstock using the Penny Black Awesome Die.  To add dimension the die was cut again from Sticky Backed Fun Foam.  cut the foam with the sticky side up and find it works really well to add dimension to die cut words. mirror cardstock.  Penny Black Awesome Die was also cut from the same mirror cardstock and again from Darice I

Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the back of the focal image rectangle and then it was adhered to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins were scattered on the card front.

I used my Derwent Inktense Pencil 1220 Green Aquamarine to add shadows to the flower centers.  A  Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic Gold #551 was used to add gold dots to the flower stamen and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • C. Designs DoveArt Studios Himalayan Poppy
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic Gold #551
  • Derwent Inktense Pencil 1230 Mallard Green
  • Copic Markers: BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18; YG03, YG67, YG17; BG000, BG0000
  • Penny Black Awesome Die
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles

 

Seize the Cupcake Birthday Card

This card was made for Rachel, whose favorite color is green.  I found some green and white daisy patterned paper in my stash and used it to determine the color of Copic markers that were used to color the image.

The patterned paper was die cut with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  A darker green layer was added 1/8″ larger than the patterned paper.  They were adhered together with Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive and then glued to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The focal image from C. C. Designs Cupcake Emma was stamped on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with the Copic Markers listed below.  Once coloring was complete the focal image was die cut with another Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle and a darker green layer 1/8″ larger was adhered to the back with the Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.

The sentiment from Hero Arts Seize the Cupcake was stamped with Altenew Forest Glades Ink.  Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the back of the focal image to add dimension and then glued to the patterned paper with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  I decided to use Bottle Green Nuvo Crystal Drops for the frosting and it turned out looking perfect. Gold Stickles was used for the candies on top of the frosting and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • C. C. Designs Cupcake Emma
  • Hero Arts Seize the Cupcakes
  • Green and White Daisy Patterned Paper from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Green Cardstock from Stash
  • Copic Markers: YG17, YG63, YG67; E50, E53, E35; E00, E11, E51, R20; E59, E57, E55; E30, E31; B000, B0000
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Bottle Green
  • Stickles Gold
  • Altenew Forest Glades Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Pigma Micron01 Pen (for eyelashes)
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam

Cupcake Brigitta Happy Birthday Card

This is a personalized birthday card for MaryLynn made with C. C. Designs Cupcake Brigitta.  When I create one of these cards for the young women at church I try and find an image that has close to the same length of hair that they have and then I color them to look like them, with their favorite colors.

The image was stamped on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  I knew that MaryLynn’s favorite colors were pink and green and so I searched through my paper packs and found the perfect patterned paper in Perfect Prints Forever in Time 6 x 6 Paper Stack.  The was the inspiration for the Copic markers used to color the image (colors listed below).

Once the coloring was complete the image was die cut using Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large.  I searched through my scraps of paper to find a pink that would compliment the patterned paper and die cut a Spellbinders Scalloped Ovals Large.  The focal image oval and the scalloped oval were adhered together with Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive and then Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the back.

A rectangle of the patterned paper was die cut using the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  A rectangle 1/8″ larger was cut from the pink cardstock and both were adhered together with the same dot adhesive.  Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the back for dimension.  An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the patterned paper rectangle was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment from Fiskars Birthday Bash was stamped with VersaMark Ink on a scrap of pink cardstock and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.  It was then cut into a thin strip and fun foam was added to the back.  It was placed to the bottom of the patterned paper with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then the focal image centered above it and adhered with the same glue.  Nuvo Crystal Drops Caribbean Ocean and Bubblegum Blush were scattered on the focal image and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • C. C. Designs Cupcake Brigitta
  • Fiskars Birthday Bash
  • Perfect Prints Forever in Time 6 x 6 Paper Stack
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Pink Cardstock from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large and Scalloped Ovals Large
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Copic Markers: RV11, RV12, RV14; YG01, YG05, YG06; E50, E53, E35; E31, E35, E37; E00, E11, E51, R20; B00, B000; C00, C01; C01, C02, C03; BG000, BG0000; B000, B0000
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Caribbean Ocean and Bubblegum Blush
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam

C. C. Design Bouquet Birthday

When I saw this beautiful tulip bouquet from C.C. Design I knew it would make a lovely card.  I’m so glad that I purchased it, I’m sure I’ll use it again and again.

I cut an outline of the C. C. Designs Bouquet image from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo and then stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  The image was then colored with Copic Markers (colors used are listed below).

To create a visual background for the image an oval was cut using My Favorite Things Pierced Oval STAX and ink blended with Distress Stormy Sky Ink using the Inkylicious Ink Bending Brush to create a soft sky color to the oval.  Another oval was cut out of Darice Adhesive Fun Foam and trimmed to be slightly smaller than the ink blended oval and attached to the back. The bouquet cutout was then adhered to the oval using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

A rectangle was cut from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and ink blended on the edges, softly fading to the center.  It was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The oval was then adhered to the card front using the same glue on the fun foam.

The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink Inside & Out Birthday stamp set and was stamped with VersaMark Ink on a strip of Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and heat embossed with Rangers Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the edges to ensure it was the same level as the bouquet and then the sentiment was adhered to the bottom of the focal image with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Clear Wink of Stella was added to the flowers for some sparkle and shine and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • C.C. Design Bouquet
  • Papertrey Ink Inside & Out Birthday
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Oval STAX
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Copic: B37, B34, B32; V12, V15, V17; RV11, RV13, RV14; R24, R27, R29; G24, G94
  • Darice Fun Foam
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Distress Ink Stormy Sky
  • Inkylicious Ink Bending Brush
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock

CTD433: C.C. Designs Cupcake Brigitta Time to Celebrate

Who wouldn’t like a mound of cupcakes for their birthday.  This card was made for a young woman whose favorites colors are blue and green.  I think the card turned out cute and I really like the flowered cardstock background.

The outline for the image from C.C. Designs Cupcake Brigitta was cut with the Silhouette Cameo from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock, then the image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers.  Colors used are listed below.

The green and white flowered paper was pulled from my stash.  I’ve had it so long I have no idea the company that created it, but it is really cute with the color scheme we are using.  A rectangle of the paper was cut using Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle.  To add some blue a rectangle of blue cardstock was cut with my paper cutter to be 1/8″ larger and the two were adhered together using Tombo Stamp Dot Runner Adhesive.

To create a focal area for the stamped image Spellbinders Label #08 was cut from some Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and then run through the Sizzix Big Shot again with the We R Memory Keepers Flower Embossing Folder.

The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps Party Mini Letter Seals and then cut using one of the circles from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  An added embellishment was created by making a small Lime Green Polka Dot Gross Grain Ribbon, which was adhered to the sentiment circle with Glue Dot.

It was now time to assemble the card.  A top folding A2 Cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The patterned paper, blue background rectangle was adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue. 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the focal image label and then adhered to the patterned paper.  The sentiment circle was adhered with more foam tape. Pretty Pink Posh Seattle Spirit Mix Sequins were scattered on the card front and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • C.C. Designs Cupcake Brigitta
  • Whimsy Stamps Party Mini Letter Seals
  • We R Memory Keepers – Flower Embossing Folder
  • Spellbinders Label #08
  • Pretty Pink Posh Seattle Spirit Mix Sequins
  • Lime Green Polka Dot Gross Grain Ribbon
  • Patterned Paper
  • Blue Paper
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle and Circle
  • Copic: E000, E00, E01; E49, E59, E55; E53, E55, E57; YG03, YG17, YG67; B99, B97, B95, B93, B91, B00
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

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Clearly Besotted Layered Chrysanthemums Happy Birthday

This is the second card made with the Clearly Besotted Layered Chrysanthemums.  I had stamped them for a previous card and had plenty of flowers and leaves left over so it was simply putting the card together.

A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Then using the same cardstock a frame was created using My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Frames.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was cut in half so that it would be narrow enough to be placed on the frame without being seen.

Before adhering the frame on the cardbase the flowers were arranged in the lower left corner to determine where the sentiment should be stamped. The arrangement was removed using Glad Press ‘n Seal so that they could easily be placed again once the sentiment was complete.

The sentiment, which is from Amy R Great Birthday Greetings, was stamped with Versa Mark Ink and then heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  After it had cooled the frame was placed on the cardbase.  Next it was time place the flower arrangement.  Because some of the flowers would both rest on the frame and also be within the frame 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was strategically placed on the back of the flowers and Tombo Mono Multi Glue was used where they would rest on the frame. The yellow flower in the bottom left had a double layer of foam tape.  I love the final look of the card.

Products Used:

  • Clearly Besotted Layered Chrysanthemums
  • Amy R Great Birthday Greetings
  • Ranger Super Fine Detailed Gold Embossing Powder
  • Altenew Cotton Candy, Coral Berry, Ruby Red/Coral Berry Blend; Soft Lilac Dbl Stamp, Lavender Fields, Deep Iris; Buttercream, Mango Smoothie, Warm Sunshine; Parrot, Olive, Moss
  • Glad Press and Seal
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Fun Foam
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Frames
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Gina K. Designs 120# and 80# White Cardstock

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.