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

Pure Innocence Scientist Birthday Card

I am surrounded my scientists in my household.  My husband’s degree is in biology, my oldest daughter has a degree in bio chemistry and her husband is a physical therapist, my oldest son has a doctorate in geo physics and his wife has a masters in geology, my youngest son’s degree is in chemistry, along with his beautiful wife, and my youngest daughter is a pediatrician.  And then there’s me who doesn’t do anything with science, went to secretarial college, and loves to create.  Go figure.

Both of my daughters-in-law have birthdays in November.  I am always looking for stamp sets that I think my children and grandchildren would like.  This card was made with My Favorite Things Pure Innocence and Undeniable Chemistry and is for Monica.

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I took some Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper and prepped it with an anti-static pad since I planned to emboss a background for the card.  I randomly stamped the chemical symbols from My Favorite Undeniable Chemistry, added Ranger Silver Embossing Powder and heat set with the Marvy Embossing Tool.

Since Monica’s favorite colors are burgundy and black I used Candied Apple, Seedless Preserves, Aged Mahogany, Hickory Smoke and Black Soot to ink blend the panel.  It was glued to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock.

The image from My Favorite Things Pure Innocence was stamped on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink since I planned to color it with Copic Markers (colors are listed below).  Once the image was colored it was run through the Sizzix Big Shot with the second Lawn Fawn Small stitched Stackable Rectangles.  A rectangle of Recollection Silver Mirror Cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger than the focal image and glued together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

Using Winnie & Walter the Big, the Bold and Party stamp set “birthday” was stamped in the lower right of the focal panel. WPlus9 Happy Trio was die cut from both Recollections Silver Mirror Cardstock and Darice Adhesive White Fun Foam and adhered together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then to the focal image.

Darice Adhesive White Fun Foam was glued to the back of the focal image and adhered to the background panel with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • Recollection Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • My Favorite Things Undeniable Chemistry
  • My Favorite Things Pure Innocence
  • Winnie & Walter the Big the Bold and Party
  • Distress Ink: Candied Apple, Seedless Preserves, Aged Mahogany, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
  • Copic Markers: Pants C6, C7, C9; Shoes C7, C10; Shirt R39, R56, R59; Beaker B000; Skin E00, E11, E51; Hair E49, E77, R59; Outline BG0000, BG10; Ground C0, C1
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • WPlus9 Happy Trio
  • Darice Adhesive White Fun Foam
  • Ranger Silver Embossing Powder
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Marvy Embossing Tool

Stampers Anonymous Stamptember Holiday Card

I purchase this stamp set with my Christmas card in mind.  I really like how it turned out, but my husband thought it was a little difficult to read the sentiment, so I created four different cards for use to choose from that I will highlight in individual posts.00281a00281w

This is a very simple card and would be easy to mass produce.  I cut a rectangle from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  I placed the rectangle in my MISTI and stamped the tree from Stampers Anonymous Stamptember Holiday with VersaMark Ink.  The image was covered with Ranger Gold Embossing Powder and heat set with the Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.

Next a rectangle from Paper Accents Mirror Gold Cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger than the die cut rectangle and both were adhered with the Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.  A rectangle of Darice White Adhesive Fun Foam was cut with the SSS Stitched Rectangle die and adhered to the back of the focal image, then it was adhered to a top folding A2 card from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

I think the white and gold create a very elegant looking card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Stampers Anonymous Stamptember Holiday
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
  • Darice White Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive

Come to Bethlehem Christmas Card

00280wI’ve had the Stampin’ Up Come to Bethlehem stamp set for several years. I had to find it on Ebay since it was discontinued, but it made a beautiful card with Navy ink several years ago.  This time I decided to see what it would like with gold embossing powder and really like the way it turned out.

This is the third Christmas card I created for my husband’s review. Creating the card with the MISTI was so much easier than when I made the card before since it needs to be stamped a couple of times for a crisp image.  I cut a rectangle from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  The image was covered with Ranger Gold Embossing Powder and heat set with the Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.  The sentiment was stamped and embossed with Simon Says Stamp Big Scripty Holiday Greetings stamp set.

Next a rectangle from Paper Accents Mirror Gold Cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger than the die cut rectangle and both were adhered with the Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.  A rectangle of Darice White Adhesive Fun Foam was cut with the SSS Stitched Rectangle die and adhered to the back of the focal image, then it was adhered to a top folding A2 card from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The white and gold are beautiful.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Stampin’ Up Come to Bethlehem
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Scripty Holiday Greetings
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
  • Darice White Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive

Blessed is the Season Christmas Card

This is the second Christmas card I created.  It too is a very simple card and would be easy to mass produce.  I cut a rectangle from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  I placed the rectangle in my MISTI and stamped the trees from Gina K. Designs Blessed is the Season with VersaMark Ink.  The image was covered with Ranger Gold Embossing Powder and heat set with the Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts Very Merry Christmas stamp set and was stamped and embossed in the same manner.

00283wNext a rectangle from Paper Accents Mirror Gold Cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger than the die cut rectangle and both were adhered with the Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.  A rectangle of Darice White Adhesive Fun Foam was cut with the SSS Stitched Rectangle die and adhered to the back of the focal image, then it was adhered to a top folding A2 card from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The white and gold are beautiful.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Blessed is the Season
  • Hero Arts Very Merry Christmas
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
  • Darice White Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive

Ranunculus Happy Birthday

WPlus9 has such beautiful bouquet stamps and I hope they make more. This card was made with Beautiful Bouquet Ranunculus, stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto an outline for the stamp cut with my Silhouette Cameo.  (Instructions for creating a cutout image can be found on the September 29, 2016, post entitled “Happy Birthday Princess with Silhouette Cameo.”)  Copic Markers used were: Y13, Y15, Y17; V12, V15, V17; RV02, RV04; G85, G43, G24; G99, G94; YG93, YG95, YG97; G85, G94; BG10.

I dies cut a rectangle from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with the Memory Box Stitched Rectangles.  I placed the focal image on the rectangle to determine placement for the sentiment, which is from Sugar Pea Designs Celebrate All Things, stamped with Hero Hues Black.  I really like the look of dimension on my cards and so I generously added 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the back of the flower image and applied it to the white rectangle.

I took some purple cardstock from my stash to create a top foldling cardbase.  For added interest I ran the front of the card through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was added to the back of the panel and then adhered to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

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I always add details to the inside of my cards, but I don’t usually photograph them.  This time I liked the way the sentiment “celebrate” was carried over to the inside “you” from Simon Says Stamp You Matter stamp set and thought I would share.  I stamped the flower bouquet with Memento London Fog ink, and then stamped “you” with Altenew Deep Iris ink.  Next “Happy Birthday” was stamped with Hero Hues Black.

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I liked the look of the card, but felt it was too much purple and so I cut down the front of the card to be 5 1/4″ x 4″ and glued it to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Next I cut down the inside of the card to the same size and applied it with Tombo Stamp Runner adhesive to the inside of the card.  Making this change really let the focal image panel pop off the card and I liked it much better.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • WPlus9 Ranunculus Stamp Set
  • Sugar Pea Designs Celebrate All Things Sentiment Stamp
  • Simon Says Stamp You Matter Stamp
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • Memory Box Stitched Rectangles
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder
  • Memento Tuxedo Black and London Fog Ink
  • Altenew Deep Iris Ink (Inside)
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Copic Markers: Y13, Y15, Y17; V12, V15, V17; RV02, RV04; G85, G43, G24; G99, G94; YG93, YG95, YG97; G85, G94; BG10

Masculine Birthday: Happy Birthday Hexagon

For this card I used some patterned paper from the Craft Smith Indigo Gold paper pack.  I selected the grey and cream hexagon design and die cut it with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  I used Gina K. Designs 100# Navy Cardstock for the cardbase, cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.  The patterned paper was adhered with Creative Hands Peel & Stick Foam Sheets for dimension.

00186For the sentiment I used Wplus9 Happy Trio to die cut one of the “happy” words from Paper Accents Mirror Gold Cardstock.  I then die cut it three more times in grey cardstock and glued them together with a Zig 2-Way Glue Pen and applied it to the lower right of the card.  I then stamped the word “birthday” from Winnie and Walter Big Bold & Party stamp with VersaMark ink at the bottom of the panel, prepping the area with an Inkadinkado Embossing Magic pad, apply Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and heat setting it with the Marvy Embossing Tool.

To add some interest and dimension I fussy cut six of the hexagons from leftover patterned paper.  To add even more interest I used my Versamark Marker to add a dot to the center of each and added gold embossing powder.  I then took some Hickory Smoke Distress Ink and applied it to the edges with a Tsukineko Sponge Dauber.  Once this was done I applied them randomly to the card base with foam squares from my stash and the card was done.

00186aPRODUCTS USED:

  • Craft Smith Indigo Gold paper pack
  • Gina K. Designs 100# Navy Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Mirror Gold Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes die
  • Wplus9 Happy Trio die
  • Winnie and Walter Big Bold & Party stamp
  • Zig 2-Way Glue Pen
  • VersaMark Ink Pad
  • Versamark Marker
  • Inkadinkado Embossing Magic pad
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Marvy Embossing Tool
  • Hickory Smoke Distress Ink
  • Tsukineko Sponge Dauber

 

Masculine Birthday Card: I See You Have a Birthday

From the The Paper Studio Glasses, Staches, & Ties paper pack I die cut the glasses paper with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and adhered it with Tombo Dot Adhesive Stamp Runner to a side fold card base, made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″.

00188I die cut a piece of Gina K. Designs 100# Black Cardstock with the second largest Avery Elle Double Pierced Square.  I eliminated any static and oils with my EK Tools Embossing Powder prior to stamping the glasses and “I see you” sentiment from with VersaMark Ink.  I used several Winnie and Walter the Big the Bold stamps (Happy for y and a; Extra for have; Party for birthday) for the second line of the sentiment.  I covered the stamps with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and heat set it with the Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.

I placed this panel on the patterned paper and felt that it needed something more to make it pop, so I stamped the Chevron Border from the same stamp set with VersaMark Ink on the left of the patterned paper, added gold embossing powder and heat set it.  This added that little extra that the card needed.  I adhered the black panel with Creative Hands Peel & Stick Foam Sheets for dimension and the card was done.

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I like to add some element of the card to the inside of the card, as well as the envelope as seen in the picture above.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • The Paper Studio Glasses, Staches, & Ties paper pack
  • Avery Elle Double Pierced Square
  • Simon Says Stamp I See You
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Marvy Embossing Tool
  • Winnie and Walter the Big the Bold and You stamp
  • Winnie and Walter the Big the Bold and Party stamp
  • Winnie and Walter the Big the Bold and Extra stamp
  • Creative Hands Peel & Stick Foam Sheets

 

Pretty Patterned Paper Cards

Every two months we have an evening meeting for the women in our church.  This month our theme is “Scatter Sunshine.”  One of the activities we will be doing is making handmade cards that can be given to someone we know who needs a pick-me-up.  Since there are a lot of the women who have never made a handmade card we wanted to be sure some of the cards would be less intimidating, so we have several samples made with patterned paper, stamping a sentiment, and adding a little embellishment.

I thought it would be fun to share some pretty cards that can be made with pattern papers we have in our personal stash of supplies.

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For this card the flower and leaves were stamped in VersaMark ink from Simon Says Stamp Handwritten Floral Greetings and embossed with Ranger Gold Embossing Powder.  A finger sponge dauber was used to color the center of the flower with Distress Spun Sugar and the leaves with Distress Peeled Paint.  For the Martha Steward Butterfly Punch and the Simon Says Stamp Faith die a piece of scrap paper was covered with VersaMark Ink and Ranger Gold Embossing Powder before die cutting/punching.  This way they perfectly match the flower and leaves. The word “with” is from Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold and Comfort.

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This paper had the same loopy flowers as Simon Says Stamp Heart of Roses die.  I used some red cardstock from my stash to die cut the heart, along with Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Love.  The patterned paper was run through the Sizzix Big shot with the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables and then backed with some red card stock, which was cut 1/8″ larger.  This added a pop of color to the panel and tied in the heart and sentiment.  The “sending you” sentiment was stamped with Hero Hues Black from the same stamp set.  The patterned paper panel was adhered to the card base with some Fun Foam to add dimension.

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For this card red flowers were die cut from Paper Smooches Pocket Wise die set.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Look for the Miracles stamp set and was stamped with VersaMark Ink and embossed with Recollections Snow Embossing Powder.  The center of the flowers are Doodlebug Designs Enamel Sprinkles.  The patterned paper was run through the Sizzix Big Shot with Simon Says Stamp Bundles of Stitched Shapes and then attached to a card base with Fun Foam to add some dimension.

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This card only has some Doodlebug Designs Enamel Sprinkles for the center of the flowers and a sentiment stamped in Hero Hues Black ink from Simon Says Stamp Handwritten Floral Greetings.  The paper has a rough surface, so I used the MISTI so the sentiment could be stamped several times.  The patterned paper was run through the Sizzix Big Shot with Simon Says Stamp Bundles of Stitched Shapes and then attached to a card base with Fun Foam to add some dimension.

Hope you have fun using some of your pretty patterned paper lying around your craft room.

Bright and Colorful Background Stamping

I’ve done this card before but wanted to see how it would blend with pinks and blues.  I love the combination.

00173I stamped Hero Arts Flower Wallpaper Background Stamp on Canson 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper with VersaMark Ink.  I covered the stamped image with Recollections Snow Embossing Powder and heat set it with the Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.

Using Tsukineko Sponge Daubers I applied the following Distress Inks: Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Picked Raspberrry, Spun Sugar, Mowed Lawn, and Shaded Lilac

Once the Distress ink was applied I generously misted it with water to let the colors blend and set it aside to dry.  Afterwards I ran it through the Big Shot with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundled of Stitched Shapes.

The stamped the sentiment from C. C. Designs Amy R. Elegant Greetings Stamp on a strip of WorldWin Papers Vellum in VersaMark Ink, prepping the vellum with an Embossing Buddy to ensure a crisp clean image.  I then heat embossed it with Ranger Silver Embossing Powder with my Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.

I wrapped the vellum around the background image a little to the right so that I could add some rhinestone daisies that I’ve had in my stash forever, so I don’t know the manufacturer.  To keep it in place I simply used Scotch Tape on the back of the panel.

I cut a piece of white craft foam 1/4″ smaller than the panel and adhered it to the back with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  I then used the same glue to adhere the panel to a top folding Gina K. Designs 120# White Card Base cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″ and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Canson 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • WorldWin Papers Vellum
  • Recollections Snow Embossing Powder
  • Ranger Silver Embossing Powder
  • Distress Inks: Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, Mowed Lawn, and Shaded Lilac
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Scotch Tape
  • Darice Foam Sheets
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Marvy Heat Embossing Tool
  • Blue Daisy Rhinestones