Sweet Birthday Wishes

For this card I decided to cut a rectangle of white cardstock with Simon Says Stamp Scalloped Stitched Border die, creating a narrow rectangle. Next another rectangle was cut with a paper trimmer one inch wider.

The sentiment and cupcake were placed on the scalloped rectangle to determine placement. The cupcake frosting was die cut and the shaker pouch was adhered using liquid glue. The sentiment was stamped with Memento London Fog ink. Pink beads were added to the shaker, dotliner adhesive was added to the back of the white scalloped rectangle, ensuring that it went all around the cupcake topper so that the beads won’t fall out. The striped rectangle was then adhered to the scalloped rectangle.

A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image rectangle was adhered to the front with dotliner adhesive.

The final embellishment was to add Nuvo Crystal Drops Bubblegum Blush around the sentiment and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Cupcake and Sprinkles Die
  • Clearly Besotted It’s Your Birthday
  • My Favorite Things Cupcake Shaker Pouch
  • Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow 6×6 Petite Paper Pack
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Scallop Stitched
  • Memento London Fog Ink
  • Copic Markers R83, R81
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Beader Paradise Rose
  • Beading Landing White Glass
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Bubblegum Blush

Have a Totally Delicious Birthday

This is the second card I made with My Favorite Things Icing on the Cupcake Card Kit. This time I decided to use a trio of cupcakes on the card.

I decided to use the My Favorite Things Happy Birthday Background Stamp. I used Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink to stamp, which gave a very subtle background for the focal images.

I pulled out some great striped paper from Lawn Fawn’s Really Rainbow Paper Pack and die cut the cupcake liners. The cupcake frosting was die cut from white cardstock and colored with Copic Markers to make the striped paper. The two were adhered together with a thin line of liquid glue and foam tape was added to the back for dimension.

I originally thought about using a black sentiment strip, but since the background was stamped in gray I decided to use a dark gray cardstock, stamped with VersaMark and heat set with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.

Foam tape was added to the back of the sentiment strip, which grounded the cupcakes. There was a little too much space at the top of the focal image, so I used the banner in the die set, colored it with Copic Markers and stamped a secondary sentiment with VersaMark Ink and heat set with white embossing powder.

The final embellishment was to add Ranger Crystal Stickles on the frosting.

PRODUCTS USED

  • My Favorite Things Cupcake and Sprinkles Die
  • My Favorite Things Sugar-Coated Sentiments
  • My Favorite Things Happy Birthday Background
  • Clearly Besotted – Simply Said Birthday
  • Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow 6×6 Petite Paper Pack
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gray Cardstock from Scraps
  • Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers R27, R24, R22, R21; YG17, YG13, YG05, YG03; BG15, BG13, BG11, BG10; YR16, YR15, YR14, YR12
  • Ranger Stickles Crystal
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Magnolia Heartfelt Thanks

I had Clearly Besotted’s Magnificent Magnolia out for one of the sentiments on another card and decided to use the lovely magnolia image on my last thank you card. It really makes a statement on the card.

I searched the web for colors of magnolia flowers and decided to color it with the hot pink center. I tried it a couple of time before I liked the combination of ZIG Markers.

A scalloped rectangle was used to die cut around the focal image and add visual interest. Sticky back foam was added to the back to add dimension and the rectangle was adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Clearly Besotted Magnificent Magnolia
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 082 Purple, 073 Vanilla, 044 Deep Green, 047 May Green, 067 Mustard
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Scratch
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder

Heartfelt Thanks

This is another pretty flower stamp from Gina K. Designs. It was stamped on Bristol Smooth Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with gold. It was colored with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

I like this stamp set. This is the first time I’ve used the butterfly in the set. I think it’s a little large for the flower, but it is a pretty accents.

The image was die cut using a stitched rectangle and then a frame of gold mirror cardstock was added behind and then sticky back foam was added to the back of the panel for dimension.

I went through my scraps to find a blue cardstock to match the color of the flower and heat embossed the sentiment in gold and adhered it directly over the flower image.

The focal image panel was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase with liquid glue. As a final embellishment gold sequins were scattered around the flower.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Another Name for Love
  • Clearly Besotted Magnificent Magnolia
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 033 Persian Green, 048 Emerald Green, 050 Yellow
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Scratch
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Sketched Flowers Thanks a Million

I’ve always loved Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers. It is a very large stamp, but the flowers and arrangement is lovely. I pulled it out to create several thank you cards. These are the ones with the sentiment “thanks a million.”

The image was stamped onto Bristol Smooth Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. This creates little wells which makes watercolor easy. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers were used in varying color combination.

Once the color was completed it was die cut using the coordinating die. The die was also used to cut sticky back foam, which was added to the back of the flower arrangement to add dimension on the card.

The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted’s Layered Chrysanthemum and fit perfectly at the bottom of the cardfront. It was also stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed gold.

The flower arrangement was adhered using liquid glue and the cards were done.

PRODUCTS USED CARD #1:

  • Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers
  • Clearly Besotted Layered Chrysanthemums
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 082 Purple, 084 Deep Violet, 083 Lilac, 047 May Green, 044 Deep Green, 041 Light Green, 046 Mid Green, 230 Pale Rose 200 Sugared Almond Pink, 027 Dark Pink
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

PRODUCTS USED CARD #2

  • Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers
  • Clearly Besotted Layered Chrysanthemums
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 400 Marine Green, 047 May Green, 044 Deep Green, 040 Green, 035 Deep Blue, 036 Light Blue, 037 Cornflower Blue, 038 Peacock Blue, 031 Cobalt Blue
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

PRODUCTS USED CARD #3

  • Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers
  • Clearly Besotted Layered Chrysanthemums
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 061 Light Brown, 063 Ochre, 060 Brown, 066 Dark Oatmeal, 072 Beige, 054 Pale Orange, 070 Orange, 052 Bright Yellow, 071 Flesh Color, 222 Pink Flamingo, 023 Scarlet Red, 046 Mid Green, 043 Olive Green, 041 Light Green
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

You’re Fabulous – Happy Everything

This is the last card I made recently using the Sizzix Creative Background dies. Gold mirror cardstock was added behind the die cut panel. They were die cut using a stitched rectangle.

For the focal image the rose from Clearly Besotted Happy Everything was stamped and colored using Copic Markers and then cut out with the matching die. Foam tape was added to the back of the die cut for dimension. Before placing the sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

The focal image panel was added to a top folding cardbase and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Clearly Besotted Happy Everything
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Copic Markers: Y19, Y15, Y13; YG67, YG17, YG03
  • Sizzix Creative Background Die
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight and Layering Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Be Creative Double Sided Tape
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle


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