Peony Dream Happy Birthday to You

The Altenew Peony Dream 3D Die is a large image and really makes a statement on a card. I decided to use the yellow and orange combination that I used on previous card. It turned out more orange and coral with a hint of yellow, but I think it’s pretty.

I die cut the layers from Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock and colored them with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers. When assembling the layers I like to add some dimension between the bottom layers and the top.

To add visual interest I die cut a rectangle using Gina Marie Designs Lotus Blossom, stamped the sentiment at the bottom with Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink and adhered it to the card front with Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive. The flower was adhered using liquid glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Peony Dream 3D Dies
  • Lawn Fawn Scripty Sayings
  • Gina Marie Designs Lotus Blossom Rectangle
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 022 Carmine Red, 046 Mid Green, 050 Yellow
  • Ranger Crystal Stickles
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock

Spring Shower Flowers Happy Birthday

There are several ways that this cover die can be used. You remove the background and leave only the flowers behind. You can take the flowers and layer them together. Or you can do as I did and keep the flowers and background together. The easiest way to do this is to turn the panel over after die cutting and add a panel to the back holding all the pieces together. To color the flowers and leaves I did a very messy watercolor, going outside of the lines. This makes the coloring go very quickly. For a finished look the panel was die cut again and the flowers and leaves removed, leaving only the back behind. It was sprayed with Elmer’s Craft Bond Adhesive and placed over the messy watercolored panel, leaving behind and crisp and clean panel.

A frame was created by cutting a scalloped rectangle and then using another A2 stitched rectangle to cut out the center of the frame. It was adhered using foam tape around the edges.

The sentiment was stamped on black cardstock and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Altenew Spring Show Cover Die
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • My Favorite Things  A2 Rectangles
  • Altenew 36 Pan Watercolors: Pink Diamond, Cotton Candy, Coral Berry, Lavender Fields, Mountain Mist, Citrus Burst, Forest Glades, Frayed Leaf, Bamboo, Evergreen
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Fluttering By for a Happy Birthday

This is another couple of My Favorite Things dies I’ve had in my stash for a long time and decided to pull it out and make a card. I die cut them from Bristol Smooth Cardstock and watercolored them using Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors. Adhered them to a scalloped rectangle from Gina Marie Designs, and added to panel to a top folding A2 cardbase.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Flowers and Leaf Trio
  • My Favorite Things Fancy Flourish
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • Memory Box Blooming Chrysanthemums
  • My Favorite Things Pentiful Petals and Paper Smooches Pocket Wish (Flower Centers)
  • Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors: Prussian Blue, Cerulean Blue, Bright Clear Violet, Sap Green, Yellow Green
  • Winsor and Newton White Gouache
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Blooming Chrysanthemum Happy Birthday

This die from Memory Box is really an outline flower image, but I wanted to keep the center of the petals intact so I turned it over and added scotch tape to the back before removing the die. I watercolored the image using ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers, added some foam tape to the back and adhered it to a panel I due cut using Gina Marie Designs Petite Looped Lace Rectangle. Mounted the finished panel on a turquoise card base and loved the outcome.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Memory Box Blooming Chrysanthemum
  • Penny Black Smile Today
  • Gina Marie Designs Petite Looped Lace Rectangle
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 033 Persian Green, 040 Green, 042 Turquoise Green
  • Gina K. Designs Turquoise Sea Base Weight Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Scotch Tape

You Make Me Smile Happy Birthday

I really like this stamp set from Gina K. Designs. I used Gina Marie Designs Peekaboo Oval to frame the image and really like the way it turned out.

Products Used:

  • Gina K. Designs You Make Me Smile
  • My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 047 May Green, 045 Pale Green, )31 Cobalt Blue, 033 Persian Green
  • Gina Marie Designs Peekaboo Oval Die
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Blue Raspberry  Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder

Let’s Par Tee Golfer Birthday

I have a lot of guy friends who love to golf. When I saw this die from Gina Marie Designs I knew I had to have it. I cased a card on her web site to create this card adding a few things of my own. I ran the circles through a dotted embossing folder and the debossed side to make it look like a golf ball. My friend said it was perfect.

Products Used:

  • Hero Arts Birthday Hugs and Kisses
  • Art Impressions Par-Tee Golfers
  • Gina Marie Designs Backswing Golfer
  • Hero Arts Circle Infinity Dies
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass, Broken China
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Cuttlebug Ben-Day Dots
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dots
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock

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

Beautiful Heart Celebrate

This is another lovely layering stamp from Altenew that really makes a beautiful statement on a card. I make this for a young couple’s wedding and loved the way it turned out with the rose gold sentiment.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Beautiful Heart
  • Altenew Inks: Dusk, Ocean Waves, Sea Glass; Evergreen, Forest Glades, Frayed Leaf
  • Turquois Stickles
  • Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Burnished Rose Mirror Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Penny Black Celebrations Die

Hello Darling Thinking of You

Purple and yellow are opposites on the color wheel and make a striking contrast. I added some flowers and leaves from LDRS Creative If Friends Were Flowers around the sentiment and love the way it turned out.

Products Used:

  • Simon Says Stamp Hello Darling Stamp
  • LDRS Creative If Friends Were Flowers Stamp
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Die
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle Die
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Altenew Inks: Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Deep Iris, Midnight Violet; Bamboo, Parrot; Fresh Lemon, Maple Yellow
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Glitter Pen
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Dandelion Yellow
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Silhouette Cameo PIXScan Mat

Scripty Hello

This scalloped rectangle die from Gina Marie Designs is one of my favorites and the Mama Elephant Script Hello is so elegant and pretty.

Products Used:

  • Mama Elephant Script Hello Die
  • DCWV Happy Day 12 x 12 Paper Stack
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle Die
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive