A Golden Happy Birthday

I love the way these deep purple flowers look against the filigree gold background. Such a rich and elegant look.

Products Used:

  • Clearly Besotted Happily Ever After
  • My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings
  • Spellbinders A2 Divine Eloquence Die
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold and Copper Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Paper Accents Brushed Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Daniel Smith Watercolors: Quinacridone Rose, Hansa Yellow Light, Cerulean Blue

Happy Birthday Roses

I loved the way the colors turned out on this card, so bright and lovely. I decided to die cut them with a stitched oval die that I had, but when I went to put it on the cardbase it needed something more. I didn’t have another die that I could use to cut some gold cardstock a little larger and so I decided to use my VersaMark Pen on the edges and heat emboss with gold. I love the way it turned out.

Products Used:

  • Clearly Besotted Thanks a Bunch
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Makers: 021 Light Carmine, 028 Pale Pink, 033 Persian Green, 048 Emerald Green
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Ovals
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

One in a Million Birthday Wishes

I’ve had this stamp from Clearly Besotted for quite sometime, but never really created a card with it. I think it turned out pretty.

Products Used:

  • Clearly Besotted One in a Million
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 044 Deep Green, 048 Emerald Green, 046 Mid Green, 041 Light Green, 032 Persian Blue, 025 Pink, 083 Lilac, 029 Geranium Red, 024 Wine Red, 050 Yellow, 067 Mustard
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • Green Cardstock from Stash
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Happy Birthday Gorgeous

I love how quick and easy it is to color flowers using Bristol Smooth Cardstock and Zig Clean Color Read Brush Makers. In no time at all you have a lovely card.

Products Used:

  • Clearly Besotted On Your Day
  • Hero Arts Birthday Hugs and Kisses
  • Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 042 Turquoise Green, 044 Deep Green, 045 Pale Green, 043 Olive Green, 084 Deep Violet
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Turquoise Sea
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder

Have a Beautiful Birthday Chrysanthemums

One of my favorite backdrops to any flower arrangement is this Lace Net Frame from Hong Kong. I don’t even know the distributor, they aren’t good at advertising that, but I love the look it gives on a card.

Products Used:

  • Clearly Besotted Layered Chrysanthemums
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Hong Kong Lace Net Frame
  • Altenew Inks: Orange Cream, Autumn Blaze, Firebrick, Bamboo, Parrot, Olive
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# and 120# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Layered Chrysanthemums Birthday Wishes

I pulled out an old stamp set from Clearly Besotted to create this card. I fussy cut around the images and hem adhered them to a pretty panel cut with Gina Marie Designs Petite Looped Lace Rectangle.

Products Used:

  • Clearly Besotted Layered Chrysanthemums
  • Gina Marie Designs Petite Looped Lace Rectangle
  • Altenew Inks: Orange Cream, Autumn Blaze, Firebrick, Bamboo, Parrot, Olive
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# and 120# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Green Cardstock from Stash
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

To a Super Sister

My younger sister Susan loves red, just like me. I recently got the Simon Says Stamp Thankful Flower stamp and decided to use those flowers, coloring them in many hues of red. I fussy cut the bottom to allow for the beautiful paper from My Mind’s Eye about family to peek through.

Products Used:

  • Simon Says Stamp Thankful Flowers
  • Clearly Besotted Clearly Said Birthday
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Copic Markers: R59, R56, R46, R43; R59, R29, R27, R24; R29, R46, R24, R08, R05; R39, R37, R27, R35; R89, R39, R46; YR27, YR24, YR23; YG67, YG17, YG03
  • My Mind’s Eye My Heritage 6 x 6 Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Copper Penny

Calm Waters Birthday Wishes

I liked the outcome of my earlier card using this stamp set and decided to give it a try with a softer color palette. Love both. Not sure which one I like the best. Both make great masculine birthday cards.

Products Used:

  • Penny Black Calm Waters
  • Clearly Besotted It’s Your Birthday
  • Distress Ink: Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Old Paper, Gathered Twigs, Ground Espresso, Chipped Sapphire
  • Copic Markers: B02, B01, B00, B000, B0000; Y23, Y21, Y13, Y11, Y00; B99, B97, B93; BG01, BG000, BG0000; E55, E53, E51, E50; 0
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Kraft Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Tim Holtz Distress Micro Glaze

Birthday Wishes Lawn Guy

I have a friend who has a lawn maintenance company. When I saw this cute stamp from Art Impressions I knew it would be perfect.

Products Used:

  • Art Impressions Born to Ride
  • Clearly Besotted It’s Your Birthday
  • Copic Markers: E35, E34, E33; E13, E11, E02, W3, W1, W0; R27, R24, R22; C3, C2, C1; C9, C8, C6, C5, C4
  • Silhouette PixScan Mat
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Red Cardstock from Scraps
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Thank You Bouquet in a Vase

I decided to combine the new Altenew Versatile Vases with Clearly Besotted’s Thanks a Bunch and love the way it turned out. After the card was assembled I felt like it need a little something extra, so I used my ScorBuddy to add some scored diagonal lines to the bottom of the card.

Products Used:

  • Clearly Besotted Thanks a Bunch
  • Altenew Versatile Vases
  • Simon Says Stamp Bouquet of Thanks
  • Memento London Fog Ink
  • Copic Markers: YG99, YG95, YG93; R59, R46, R29, R24; YR18, YR16, Y19, Y17, Y15, Y13; B00, B000, B0000
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle