Have a Beautiful Day Megan

I love how a pretty embossed background draws the eye into the focal image on a card front. To embossed the front of a card I have to use a top folding card, since my Big Shot can only take the folder that way, but it make a pretty statement.

Products Used:

  • Mama Elephant Peonies in Bloom
  • Altenew Smile More
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 031 Cobalt Blue, 092 Blue Gray, 048 Emerald Green
  • Darice Basket Weave Embossing Folder
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

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

Flowers in a Mason Jar Happy Birthday

This is a pretty focal image from Inkadinkado. I decided to use my Stitched Tag Corner for My Favorite Things. When I do that I like to cut my cardbase to match the tagged corners.

Products Used:

  • Inkadinkado Floral Mason Jar
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • SIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 025 Pink, 070 Orange, 052 Bright Yellow, 050 Yellow, 072 Beige, 083 Lilac, 082 Purple, 032 Persian Blue, 041 Light Green, 033 Persian Green
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Turquoise Sea Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Tag Corner
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Bring on the Happy Dahlia

I love Hero Art stamps that let you stamp an image multiple times, but the dies cut different portions on the image for layering. They make a beautiful dimensional focal image. I added a pretty background die and a band of vellum for the sentiment and love the way it turned out.

Products Used:

  • Hero Arts Artistic Dahlia
  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • ZIG Clean Color Read Brush Markers: 082 Purple, 041 Light Green
  • Crafter’s Companion Grande Swirls Background Die
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Vellum
  • Elmer’s Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

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

Welcome to the World Sweet Rainee

My nephew recently had a beautiful baby girl. What a gift is a new little baby in your life. How much joy they bring to your heart. You look in their little eyes and see eternity as a family shining there.

Products Used:

  • Whimsy Stamps Wee One
  • Hero Arts Little One
  • Copic Markers: V17, V15, V12; E37, E35, E34, E31; E11, E01, E00, R20; YG03, YG01, YG00; Y04, Y00; BG01, BG00; Y17; E43, E41; C5, C4, C3, C2, C1, C0
  • Altenew Inks: Caribbean Sky, Persian Blue, Limeade, Lime, Fresh Leaf
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • VersaMark
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things Elegant Rectangles
  • Stampin’ Up Tufted Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Have a Beautiful Birthday Ella

I am so privileged to know so many amazingly wonderful young women. They make me realize the future is in good hands. This card is for Ella.

Products Used:

  • La-La Land Crafts Love You Molli
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • LDRS Creative Scalloped Rectangle
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Recollections Bright and Basic (Colored with Copic Markers)
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: R22, R21, R32, R43, R02; E11, R01, R00, R20; E59, E57, E55; E55, E53, R51, Y00; B99, B97, B95, B93
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Rainbow Balloon Birthday

I saw this great post on Pinterest ( 473229873344337455 ) and thought I would give it a try for a masculine birthday card. All you need is some balloon dies, a pretty birthday die cut, and a way to add rainbow colors to your cardstock. Love the way it turned out. So bright and colorful.

Products Used:

  • KB Riley Happy Birthday Die
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Copic Markers: R46, YR07, Y19, YG67, B24, V17, V15
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Red Velvet Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Wink of Stella Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Lawn Fawn Party Balloons Dies
  • Penny Black Uplifting Balloons Dies
  • Honey Bee Celebration Box Dies
  • Stickles Crystal
  • Doodlebug Designs Sequins: Bumblebee, Blue Jeans, Lilac, Ladybug, Tangerine
  • Buttons Galore Green Sequins
  • Inspiration on Pinterest Post 473229873344337455 by CYFun Design