Peonies in Bloom It’s Your Birthday

I love the way a die cut rectangle add a lot of visual interest when it has been embossed. When I used this technique I usually have it be white on white, with makes a clean and simple card designs with a little pizzazz.

Products Used:

  • Mama Elephant Peonies in Bloom
  • Gina K. Designs Doodle Sayings
  • Copic Markers: G28, G46, G24; YG67, YG25, YG03, Y04, Y00, Y26, Y23; YR27, YR23, YR22; YR14, YR12, YR00
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs Wild Lilac Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle

Peonies in Bloom Birthday Wishes

I love the color combination of yellow and purple together. For this card I placed the flowers in the lower left, on top of a frame that was embossed with the Sizzix Lumber 3-D Texture Embossing Folder.

Products Used:

  • Mama Elephant Peonies in Bloom
  • Gina K. Designs Wishes
  • Copic Markers: G28, G46, G24; YG67, YG25, YG03; V09, V06, V04; Y06, Y04, Y00, Y26, Y23; YR27, YR23, YR22;
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs Wild Lilac Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Sizzix 3-D Texture Lumber Embossing Folder
  • Mama Elephant Framed Tags/Artist Mat
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Crushed Grape and Dandelion Yellow

Nature Scene Happy Birthday to You

While this stamp set from Gina K. Designs is called Framescape Winter Trees, it makes a beautiful summer card as well. The mountains remind me of the Grand Tetons where I grew up.

Products Used:

  • Gina K. Designs Framescape Winter Trees
  • Altenew Birthday Greetings
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Forest Moss, Faded Jeans, Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo
  • Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Copic Markers: YG99, YG97, YG95, YG93; B97, B95, B93BG02, BG01; B00, B000, B000, B0000
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Dark Chocolate Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

By the Sea Happy Birthday

I was in need of some guy birthday cards and so I went to my stash of stamps and pulled out images that would work for masculine cards. The first I used was this really old stamp set from Gina K. Designs.

Products Used:

  • Gina K. Designs By the Sea
  • Stampin’ Up Wetlands
  • Simon Says Stamp Best Ever
  • Gina K. Designs Warm Cocoa Ink
  • Distress Oxide: Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Faded jeans, Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo
  • Copic Marker: E77, E74, YR23; E57, E55, E53; E35, E34, E33, E31; B39, B37, B34; B99, B97, B95, B93; B91, B41; C9, C8, C7, C6, C5; C4, C3, C2, C1; Y08
  • Pigma Micron 03 Pen
  • Laromni Brushes
  • Heidi Swapp White Acrylic Paint
  • Stickles Picket Fence, Gold, Turquoise
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Honey Mustard Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Birthday Gift for You

I love the way digi stamps allow you to layer without any effort.

Products Used:

  • La-La Land Crafts Birthday Gift Molly Digital Stamp
  • La-La Land Crafts Garden Bench Digital Stamp
  • Gina K. Designs Birthday Greetings
  • Copic Markers: E11, E02, E00, E000, R20; R22, R20; E55, E53, E50; E29, E27, E23; E35, E33, E31; YG95, YG93, YG91; G29, G46, G43, G40; G46, G24, G21; W6, W4, W2; B000, B0000
  • Brother InkJet Printer
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Tag Corner Rectangle
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Recollections Adhesive Rhinestones Green
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Signo Broad Uni-Ball White Pigment Pen

Elegant Aster Hi

I decided to try something new for this card and embossed some acetate for the shaker on this card. I love the subtle visual interest that it adds.

Products Used:

  • Gina K. Designs Elegant Asters
  • My Favorite Things Happy Hellos Die
  • Gina Marie Designs Peekaboo Rectangle Die
  • My Favorite Things A2 Rectangle Die
  • Arteza Markers: 105 Lemon Yellow, 166 Carolina Blue, 163 Blush Pink, 113 Basil Green
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Acetate
  • Beader Paradise Crystal, Bead Landing White Glass
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • We R Memory Keepers Flower Embossing Folder

Elegant Asters Sympathy

I had a dear older friend pass away recently. She loved flowers and would often take to to see her garden. I created this sympathy card for her husband Milt. Are loved ones are never really gone, they live in our hearts forever.

Products Used:

  • Gina K. Designs Elegant Asters
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Arteza Markers: 105 Lemon Yellow, 166 Carolina Blue, 163 Blush Pink, 113 Basil Green, 130 Elephant Gray
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Penny Black Antique Frame Die
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Martha Stewart Butterfly and 3 Butterflies Punches
  • Gold Rhinestones from Stash
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder

Elegant Asters May All Your Wishes Come True

I love how changing the orientation of a card can make a stamp set look completely different. I used Gina K. Designs Elegant Asters again and added a touch of blue, and some punched butterflies in the same color scheme.

Products Used:

  • Gina K. Designs Elegant Asters
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Arteza Markers: 121 Honey, 105 Lemon Yellow, 159 Cyanine Blue, 104 Noir, 147 Lime Green, 146 Olive Green
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Penny Black Antique Frame Die
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Martha Stewart 3 Butterflies Punch
  • Gold Rhinestones from Stash
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder

Elegant Asters Happy Birthday

Yellow is such a bright and happy color. I used it in creating this card with Gina K. Designs new stamp set Elegant Asters. I added a pop of yellow’s complimentary color, purple, to the butterfly.

Products Used:

  • Gina K. Designs Elegant Asters
  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles
  • Arteza Markers: 121 Honey, 105 Lemon Yellow, 165 Ube Purple, 104 Noir, 147 Lime Green, 146 Olive Green
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Hooray! It’s Your Birthday Alcohol Ink Background

My oldest grandson turned twenty. How in the heck did that happen. His favorite colors are red and black, so I decided to use this beautiful alcohol ink background to set of the background sentiment die.

Products Used:

  • Pearl Alcohol Inks
  • Avery Elle Horizontal Stripes Die
  • Gina K. Designs Birthday Greetings
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 110# Solar White Cardstock
  • Elmer’s Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi-Medium Matte
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Hues Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder